Joe Labatt

Coordinator, Business Law


Research Foci

  • Using stories to illustrate and explain business law concepts

Hobbies and Interests

  • Tennis
  • Old Movies
  • Academic Background

    • J.D. | St. Mary's School of Law
    • M.A. Teaching | Trinity University
    • B.A. English | Princeton University
  • Courses Taught

    • Business Law 3317
    • International Business Law 4320
  • Work Experience

    • University of the Incarnate Word, Assistant Professor of Business Law, 2011 - present
    • Corona Publishing Company, President and Publisher, 1998 - 2011
    • Alamo Heights High School.  English Teacher 1993 - 1997
    • Labatt Food Service 1980 -1990
    • Director, Computer Solutions, 1990 - present
    • Partner, T-Bar Ranch, Pearsall, Texas, 1998 - present
  • Recent Publications

    • “Teaching Business Law from Literature:  Lessons To Be Learned From The Novel Mildred Pierce and the Road to Entrepreneurial Success,” with Michael Forrest.   Accepted by the Journal of Legal Studies Education,  May, 2016.
    • “Good Luck With That:  Discharge of Student Debt in Bankruptcy,” with Michael Forrest and Robert Swartz.  Allied Academies, New Orleans Conference, April, 2016   (published in the Allied Academy proceedings)
    • “Twain and Grant: A Meeting of the Minds,” A two-act play regarding the publication of General U.S. Grant’s Memoirs  (Grant and his wife were guests of the Brackenridge family in the Spring of 1880) .  First public reading in the Brackenridge Villa, April, 2016.