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					                                                  Kevin R. Grubbs
                                       1200 Indian Cherry Lane, Flower Mound, TX 75028
                                               972.536.3506 – kgrubbs@smu.edu

                                                        EDUCATION
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law                                                                   Dallas, TX
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, May 2010 (passed the Bar Exam)
          GPA 3.42 (Top 25%)
          SMU International Law Review, Associate Managing Editor 2009 – 2010
          2010 National Championship Moot Court Team, Brief Writer (Team placed 2nd at competition)
          Academic Skills Assistance Program , Tutor – Property I & II
          Dean’s List: Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009
          Member: Phi Delta Phi honor society

University of North Texas Toulouse School of Graduate Studies                                                           Denton, TX
Master of Arts in Political Science, focusing on Judicial Politics and Research Methods, August 2007
          GPA 3.846
          Thesis: Solicitor Success: Continuing Exploration of the Determinants of Government Success at the Supreme Court
          NTDC Competitive Scholarship Recipient, 2006
                         o Competitive scholarship and internship placement program that sends students to work in
                              Washington, D.C. for a semester
          President of Political Science Honor Society (Pi Sigma Alpha), May 2005 – May 2006

University of North Texas                                                                                           Denton, TX
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and U.S. History, August 2004

                                                            PUBLICATIONS
The Andean Trade Preference Act: Historical Effectiveness, Modern Trends, and Outlook for the Future, 16 LAW & BUS. REV. AMS. 95
(2010).

Saving Lives or Spreading Fear: The Terroristic Nature of Eco-Extremism, 16 ANIMAL L. (2010).

                                                         EXPERIENCE
Biederman & Burleson, P.L.L.C.                                                                                     Frisco, TX
Law Clerk, July 2009 – September 2010
    Responsible for reviewing trial records, identifying appealable issues, and independently researching and drafting
        criminal appeals; drafted five appellate briefs, typically used as written, without substantive modification by the
        supervising attorneys

Bryan A. Garner (LawProse, Inc.)                                                                           Dallas, TX
Garner Law Scholar, September 2009 – May 2010
     Worked with Bryan Garner—one of the nation’s foremost experts on legal writing and editing—preparing the new
        edition of Garner’s “A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage” by identifying and selecting examples from legal
        scholarship and judicial opinions of incorrect usage

Professor Daniel Shuman, M. D. Anderson Professor of Health Law                                                    Dallas, TX
Research Assistant, May 2009 – May 2010
     Conducted legal research for Professor Shuman for a mental-health law article discussing the current status of
         Tarasoff-based laws in all fifty states; researched updates for his most recent supplement to West’s “Psychological
         and Psychiatric Evidence, 3rd Edition”

Yolanda Eisenstein, Eisenstein Law Office                                                                            Dallas, TX
Research Assistant, January 2010
     Researched case law for an article about the increase of animal-related litigation in state courts
                                              Kevin R. Grubbs
                                    1200 Indian Cherry Lane, Flower Mound, TX 75028
                                            972.536.3506 – kgrubbs@smu.edu

                                               EXPERIENCE (CONT.)
Justice Kerry FitzGerald, Fifth District Court of Appeals                                                      Dallas, TX
Legal Intern, June 2009 – July 2009
     Researched law for cases on appeal; wrote memos for criminal law and family law cases

Judge John Roach, Jr., 296th District Court                                                              McKinney, TX
Research Assistant, May 2009 – August 2009
     Helped Judge Roach edit a manuscript that he was writing to submit for publication; the book had a working title
         of “How to Avoid a Texas-sized Divorce”, and discussed family law and alternative dispute resolution

Denton County District Attorney’s Office                                                           Denton, TX
Legal Intern, August 2008 – September 2008
     Worked with attorneys in the Misdemeanor Trial Division; drafted memos addressing DWI/DUI and criminal
          procedure issues and observed on-going trials

Judge Dennise Garcia, 303rd Family District Court                                                                Dallas, TX
Judicial Intern, June 2008 – August 2008
      Observed a variety of court proceedings, including hearings, bench trial, and jury trials, and discussed the
          proceedings with the judge and her administrative staff

Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, L.L.P.                                                                          Denton, TX
Law Clerk, May 2008 – June 2008
    Conducted legal and non-legal research; conducted title searches; drafted documents, including motions, jury
        charges, production requests, and easements; and wrote memos on issues relating to real estate litigation

                                                         OTHER EXPERIENCE
University of North Texas                                                                                     Denton, TX
Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant, August 2004 – May 2007
     Assisted with several sections of American Government: Structure and Institutions; American Government:
         Process and Policy; and Political Science Research Methods. Duties included: grade keeping, tutoring, exam
         distribution and proctoring, supervising other teaching assistance, and occasionally giving lectures

U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Michael C. Burgess
Legislative Correspondent, August 2006 – December 2006                                                 Washington, D.C.
      Researched and wrote legislative correspondence; assisted legislative staff as needed
Intern, May 2006 – July 2006                                                                           Washington, D.C.
      Drafted constituent letters and extensions of remarks; provided tours of the U.S. Capitol
Intern, May 2004 – May 2006                                                                                Lewisville, TX
      Project manager for business database project; answered constituent calls; staffed events

U.S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman Kay Granger                                               Washington, D.C.
Intern, July 2006 – August 2006
      Drafted constituent letters, assisted legislative staff as needed

				
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