Asmara M. Tekle
Asmara M. Tekle is a professor at the Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, where she has been on faculty since 2006. She served as associate dean for research and faculty development for three years.
Tekle’s academic experience has included work in accreditation and strategic planning, admissions and recruitment, student and bar success, experiential leaning, interdisciplinary partnerships, external relations, fundraising, faculty and scholarship support, diversity and inclusion, budget management and teaching — including Property I, Property II and Texas Property Law.
Her scholarship on traffic law, land use, watershed law and gender issues may be found in publications such as the Chicago Kent Law Review, Kentucky Law Review, Southern Methodist University Law Review and Iowa Law Review.
Before joining the Texas Southern University Thurgood Mashall School of Law, Tekle owned the Law Office of Asmara M. Tekle PLLC in Houston; was an associate at Andrews Kurth in Houston; and clerked for the Hon. Carl E. Stewart, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Shreveport.
She speaks French and Spanish and has lived, worked and traveled widely in Europe, Asia and Africa. She has also traveled extensively in Australia, South America and North America. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University and a Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School.