J.D. University of Texas Law School
B.A. Government - International Relations, Texas Tech University
Areas of Expertise:
Law of Civil Rights
Dr. John A. McLaren is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Texas State University-San Marcos. His primary teaching interests are in Criminal Procedure and the Law of Civil Rights, especially as it pertains to persons in custody of or under supervision of criminal justice agencies. He is an attorney licensed to practice in both state and federal court. He has taught a wide range of courses, graduate and undergraduate, and served three years (1998-2001) as Acting Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice. He holds degrees from Texas Tech University and the University of Texas School of Law. He has presented and published numerious works including the Texas Intermediate Sanctions Bench Manual (2003) a manual for the judiciary concerning community corrections sanctioning options and resources throughout Texas. He has been with the university for over 25 years and currently serves as Coordinator of the Criminal Justice at the Round Rock Higher Education Center.