Dustin Benham

2020 Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient

Dustin Benham is a professor of law at Texas Tech University.

Devoted to improving the civil and criminal litigation systems, Benham is a scholar of civil procedure, evidence, and advocacy. Licensed to practice law in the state of Texas, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. He also serves as secretary of the Teaching Methods Section of the Association of American Law Schools.

Frequently invited to speak at law schools and conferences nationwide, Benham is known for designing learning experiences that employ cutting-edge teaching methods. Recognized for his teaching excellence, Benham has co-authored two textbooks and received numerous university accolades for his efforts in the classroom. He has been honored by the School of Law’s student body as Advanced Professor of the Year five out of the last six years. The Student Bar Association at Texas Tech recognized him as Best Upper-Level Professor and he has been named best professor by Texas Tech University’s Hispanic Law Student Association. He received the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award from Texas Tech University in 2015 and was elected to the university’s Teaching Academy the following year.

Benham received his bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and his law degree from Baylor University.