Saint Louis University


B.A., Duke University, 1993
J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1997


Secured Transactions
Commercial Transactions


Contracts I & II
Commercial Transactions
Secured Transactions
Teri D. Baxter

Professor Teri J. Dobbins Baxter joined the SLU LAW faculty in 2002 after five years in private practice. Before entering academia Dobbins was an associate in the litigation section at Locke Liddell & Sapp, a Texas-based firm with more than 400 attorneys. While there, she primarily represented financial and insurance institutions in contract and tort cases.

Professor Baxter gained significant litigation experience in state and federal court. She also honed her writing skills through appellate experience that included drafting petitions for writ of mandamus, petitions for review and briefs on the merits in the state courts of appeal, the Texas Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

In addition to teaching, Baxter keeps herself actively engaged in scholarship, professional speaking engagements and administrative appointments. She has written an article in the Oregon Law Review that deals with the Implied Covenant of Good Faith, and another in the Journal of Law in Society that deals with barriers to justice in the law of contracts.

Baxter has presented to the Asian American Bar Association and Mound City Bar Association on the topic of “Decreasing Minority Enrollment in Law Schools,” and to the Society of American Law Teachers—Class in the Classroom—Contracts Panel on the topic of “Rights Without Access: Acknowledging (and Teaching About) Barriers to Justice in the Law of Contracts.”

Professor Baxter serves on the SLU LAW Admissions Committee, the Student Life Committee, Retention Committee, Clinical Assistant Professor Search Committee and the Ad Hoc Diversity Committee.