Adjunct Professors, Spring 2015

Bryce Perry
Adjunct Professor

Bryce Perry joins the faculty of the UNT Dallas College of Law as Adjunct Professor. Since 2008, he has worked as a staff attorney at the Second District Court of Appeals in Fort Worth, in the chambers of Chief Justice Terrie Livingston. In his position as a staff attorney, Professor Perry has assisted the court of appeals in researching and drafting numerous criminal and civil opinions.
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Before joining the court, Perry served as an assistant district attorney in Wichita County, where he worked on a variety of issues of mostly civil origin. He was the lead attorney on several federal and state cases in which Wichita County, its elected officials, and its employees were defendants. Professor Perry also performed statutory and regulatory analysis for county officials on various legal issues, negotiated and drafted contracts for county officials, briefed and orally argued civil and criminal appeals, and represented the State in CPS and mental health litigation.

Perry graduated summa cum laude from Texas Tech School of Law in 2005, where he served on the Texas Tech Law Review. During law school, he received achievement awards for outstanding performance in criminal law, mass media law, land use planning, and public education law.

Melissa Shultz
Adjunct Professor

Melissa Bezanson Shultz joins the faculty of the UNT Dallas College of Law as Adjunct Professor. In late 2014, she relocated to Dallas, Texas, where she now serves as Director of Conflicts and Information Services with the firm of Gardere Wynne & Sewell.
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Following graduation from law school, Shultz joined the global firm of King & Spalding LLP, in Washington, D.C. At King & Spalding, she focused her practice on business litigation and civil and criminal antitrust law. She managed complex cases, drafted dispositive motions and appellate briefs, prepared corporate clients for trial, and represented an inmate on death row. In addition, she represented corporate and individual clients before the grand jury and conducted civil and criminal antitrust and SEC investigations. Late in 2006, Professor Shultz left King & Spalding and co-founded ReLegal Group LLC. She relocated to Dallas in late 2014.

Shultz attended the University of Texas School of Law, where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Texas International Law Journal and received the Vinson & Elkins’ Scholarship for Excellence in International Law. Before law school, Professor Shultz graduated from Grinnell College with a B.A. in English and a concentration in Global Development Studies in 1998. After graduation, she worked for the Japanese government as an English teacher in the Tokushima prefecture of Japan.

Christine Tamer
Adjunct Professor

Christine Tamer joins the faculty of the UNT Dallas College of Law as Adjunct Professor. After clerking for firms including Fulbright & Jaworski, Haynes & Boone, and Susman Godfrey, she joined the firm of Baron & Budd with a focus on appellate law and motion practice.
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Tamer has successfully authored numerous appellate briefs in courts across the country as well as two successful Motions for Rehearing in front of the Texas Supreme Court. She recently represented a family in a jury trial resulting a $48 million verdict that was included in the Top 100 Verdicts for 2012. She has published two law review articles: “Arab Americans, Affirmative Action and a Quest for Racial Identity,” 16 Tex. J. on C.L. & C.R. 101 (2010) and “Toddlers, Tiaras and Pedophilia: The Borderline Child Pornography Embraced by the American Public,” 13 Tex. Rev. Ent. & Sports L. 85 (2012). She is licensed in Texas and California.

Tamer graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 2011, receiving her degree with highest honors. She served as an Associate Editor on the Texas Law Review, and graduated as a member of Order of the Coif and Chancellors. She also served for several years as a “Teaching Quizmaster” in the law school’s first year legal writing and research program. She received Dean’s academic achievement awards in Brief Writing and Oral Advocacy, and in Legal Research and Writing. She was honored by the Texas Supreme Court for receiving one of the top three scores on the Texas Bar exam.

Lindsay Williams
Adjunct Professor

Lindsay Williams joins the faculty of the UNT Dallas College of Law as Adjunct Professor. Williams is staff attorney in Justice Sue Walker’s chambers at the Second District Court of Appeals in Fort Worth. In her work with Justice Walker on the Fort Worth court of appeals, Williams assists with researching and drafting appellate opinions for both criminal and civil appellate matters.
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After graduation from law school, she served as law clerk to Justice Sue Walker of the Second District Court of Appeals in Fort Worth. Following her clerkship, she joined a Fort Worth law firm, where she handled both litigation and transactional civil matters with a focus on commercial real estate and business transactions. In 2008, she rejoined Justice Sue Walker's chambers at the Second District Court of Appeals as her staff attorney.

Williams graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law and the Texas Tech Rawls College of Business with a joint J.D./M.B.A. degree in 2005. She graduated magna cum laude, served as Articles Editor on the Texas Tech Law Review, and was a Teaching Fellow in the law school’s 1L “Legal Practice” curriculum, which includes legal writing and research. She received her undergraduate degree in information and operations management from Texas A&M University, where she graduated with honors.

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