Assistant Professor of Law
University of New Orleans
J.D. California Western School of Law
8 years – practicing attorney
2 years – law school teaching
Professor Matt Crockett is an Assistant Professor of Law effective fall 2016, teaching Contract Law, Commercial Law, and other courses. Professor Crockett graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of New Orleans in 2004, where he played baseball, and his J.D. from California Western School of Law in 2007. In law school, Professor Crockett served on the law review, served as a judicial extern for Federal Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego and for Federal Judge Jerry Buchmeyer in Dallas, and received “Am Jur” awards for the highest grade in Property and Business Entity Finance.
A career highlight, says Professor Crockett, was making partner in the finance group at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP.
Following graduation, Professor Crockett joined the banking and structured finance group of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, where he has represented banks, as well as corporate and private equity clients, in financial transactions, especially in the areas of real estate finance and acquisition financing. At Gardere, Professor Crockett handled transactions in asset-based lending, oil and gas, aircraft lending, factoring, real estate foreclosures, and workouts. Professor Crockett has also spoken on various aspects of finance, including the emerging fields of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Professor Crockett is looking forward to the upcoming publication of his article, An Analytical Approach to Discovering and Curing Ineffective UCC Filings, in the Law Review of the Houston College of Law. Professor Crockett is currently working on a textbook, Commercial Law, along with articles on utility lending and chattel paper financing.
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