John S. Redditt Professor in State and Local Government
John is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a high honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. While in law school, John served as the editor-in-chief of the Texas Law Review and he received the honors of a member in the UT Chancellors and the Order of the Coif. He served as a judicial law clerk for Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Joseph Sneed in 1983-84 and for District of Massachusetts Judge Robert Keeton in 1984-85. John Dzienkowski began his teaching career at Tulane Law School in New Orleans and he joined the Texas faculty in 1988. John was a visiting professor at the George Washington University School of Law in 1992-93 and at Cornell Law School in 1995. In Spring 2002, John visited the University of Florida Levin College of Law as the Hurst Eminent Visiting Scholar, and in Fall 2002, he visited the University of Alabama School of Law as the Francis Hare Visiting Chair in Tort Law.
John Dzienkowski teaches and writes in the areas of professional responsibility of lawyers, real property, international energy transactions, and oil and gas taxation. He is widely regarded as one of the most dynamic and effective speakers on topics of professional responsibility and he has delivered almost one hundred ethics presentations to in-house corporate departments, large and small law firms, state bar continuing legal education programs, and law faculties throughout this country. In 2004, John received the Texas Exes Faculty Teaching Award for excellence in teaching. He is a two-term member of the drafting committee of the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination.