Piatt, Bill

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PIATT, Bill. (Robert William Piatt, Jr). American, b. 1950. Genres: Law. Career: General Services Administration, Washington, DC, law clerk, 1974; State of New Mexico, assistant attorney general, 1975-76, assistant public defender, 1976; New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, visiting assistant professor of law, 1976-78; University of Oklahoma, Norman, assistant professor of law, 1978-79; private practice of law in Santa Fe, NM, 1979-83; Washburn University of Topeka, Topeka, KS, associate professor of law, 1983-87; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, visiting professor of law, 1987-88; Texas Tech University, Lubbock, associate professor, 1988-90, professor of law, 1990-. University of New Mexico, faculty member, summers, 1990 and 1993; Universidad de Guanajuato, professor, summers, 1992 and 1994; lecturer at colleges and universities; workshop coordinator; guest on television and radio programs; consultant on immigration and language rights. Publications: A Layperson's Guide to New Mexico Law, 1977; Only English? Law and Language Policy in the United States, 1990; Language on the Job: Balancing Business Needs and Employee Rights, 1993; Immigration Law: Cases and Materials, 1994. Contributor to books. Contributor to law journals. Address: School of Law, St. Mary's University, 1 Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 78228-8503, U.S.A.