Claire Angelique R. I. Nolasco, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Criminology

Central Academic Building 349C
Office (210) 784-2210  

Claire Angelique Nolasco obtained her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University, her Masters in International and Economic Business Law from Kyushu University in Japan, and her Bachelors in Law from the University of the Philippines, where she was a member of the Order of the Purple Feather, the law school’s honor society.  She is authorized to practice law in both the State of California and the Philippines. She interned in the Japanese law firms of Minamitani and Sogo in Fukuoka, Japan and the Ohebashi law office in Osaka, Japan through the Young Leaders Program sponsored by the Japanese government for emerging leaders in the Southeast Asian region. She is currently a member of both the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society. 

She has published in several peer-reviewed criminal justice journals, including the Journal of Criminal Justice and Journal of Criminal Justice Education, as well as law reviews such as the American Journal of Criminal Law.

Dr. Nolasco is currently involved in several projects including a process and outcome evaluation of DWI Courts in Harris County pursuant to a grant funded by the Court Management Office of the Harris County Criminal Courts at Law and research on media access to juvenile proceedings and effects on case outcomes funded by the United States Embassy in Montenegro.

Research Interests: empirical legal research, organized crime, white-collar crime, and transnational crime.

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