James Latane Noel Jr.
Assistant district attorney, Dallas County, Texas, 1937-1938
Assistant attorney general, State of Texas, 1939-1942, 1945-1946
U.S. Naval Reserve, World War II
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1946-1961
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, September 25, 1961; no Senate vote
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
As you will see on our site, the school has a diverse and highly talented faculty whose members are dedicated to teaching. Not only do they hold outstanding academic credentials, but virtually all of them also have had practical experience before entering their teaching careers. Consequently, they provide the invaluable link between the theory of classroom instruction and the reality of legal practice. The Dedman School of Law enjoys a national and international reputation, with its graduates practicing in every state of the Union and in many foreign countries.