H-E-B School of Business & Administration Dr. Michael Forrest

Joe Labatt, J.D.

Business Law Coordinator

Phone: 210-283-6483
Office: AGO 112
CPO: 349

Research Foci: 
Using stories to help illustrate and explain business law concepts.

Hobbies and Interests: 
Tennis and old movies


  • Academic Background 

    J.D., St. Mary’s School of Law - 2008

    M.A. Teaching, Trinity University - 1993

    B.A. English, Princeton University - 1975

  • 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 Intellectual Contributions 


    “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.

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