Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
BBA, 2006, University of Texas at Arlington; JD, 2011, Texas A&M University School of Law; LL.M., 2015, University of Texas School of Law
Room 404 | Phone: 501-916-5405 | Email
Assistant: Destiny Jones | Room 407 | Phone: 501-916-5428 | Email
Desireé Slaybaugh is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. In her role at Bowen, she teaches Research, Writing, and Analysis I and II.
Professor Slaybaugh is an avid oenophile who has passed the Level I exam through the Court of Master Sommeliers and is currently studying to complete the Certified Sommelier exam. Having spent several years working in a winery, her scholarly research focuses on issues impacting the wine industry. Her past work has addressed the direct shipping of wine across state lines, but her current research focuses on the U.S. regulation of geographical indication systems.
Prior to joining Bowen, she served two years as a Westerfield Teaching Fellow at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law teaching in Loyola’s Lawyering program, and one year as a C.V. Starr Lecturer of Law at the Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China, where she also taught contracts drafting and international human rights law. Before transitioning to teaching, she practiced at a nationally recognized plaintiffs’ law firm in Dallas, Texas and devoted pro bono services to a local human rights nonprofit. She has served on several public service committees, including on the Texas Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors and the State Bar of Texas Public Affairs Committee.
Professor Slaybaugh holds a J.D. from Texas A&M University School of Law, where she served on the school’s law review and was a member of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society. She also graduated with an L.L.M. in Latin American and International Law from the University of Texas, where she was the sole graduate to also complete a multidisciplinary certification in Latin American Studies in 2015.