Melissa Baldo


Dr. Melissa Baldo
Instructor of Accounting and Business Law

Phone: (409)880-7040
Office: Gallow Business Building Room 227
Office Hours: TTH 2:00 - 3:00pm

J.D.   South Texas College of Law
B.B.A.   The University of Texas at Austin

Courses Taught


Employment Law 
Legal Environment of Business 


Business Environment and Public Policy 
Business Law

Courses taught, but not in the Schedule:

Employment Law 


Professional Experience

Academic Experience 

Adjunct, Lamar University (August, 2013 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.  Adjunct instructor responsible for teaching business courses as assigned.

Assistant United States Attorneys Office, United States Attorneys Office (January, 1992 - April, 1995), Beaumont, Texas.  Assigned to the Criminal Division and the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).  Responsible for the management of cases involving drug trafficking and money laundering organizations from Grand Jury indictment through the trial phase and ultimately through the appellate phase.  Duties included coordinating with Federal Agencies and local law enforcement in order to prosecute complex multi-defendant cases in Federal Court and arguing cases before the Fifth Circuit.

Assistant District Attorney, Harris County District Attorney's Office (March, 1989 - December, 1991), Houston, Texas.  Assigned to various misdemeanor and felony courts within the Harris County Criminal Court system.  Responsible for managing the court's docket by trying cases or through plea agreements. 



Institutional Service 

College Assignments

2015-2016:  Engagement & Innovation Committee 

Community Service 

Chair of a Committee
2014:  Life Images, Inc.,  Co-director for 10 years of Life Images, Inc., which is a service that provides ultrasounds for women who are pregnant and contemplating abortion.
2012:  Neches River Festival Princess Chairman,  The Neches River Festival is a city-wide celebration in Beaumont, Texas

Member of a Committee
2015:  Symphony League of Beaumont,  Executive Board member of the Symphony League of Beaumont for 10 years.
Other Community Service Activities
2014:  Eucharistic Minister for St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica 


Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

  • Cavaliere, F., Mulvaney, T., Swerdlow, M. S., & Baldo, M. (2014).  Congress Kickstarts Securities Laws to Jumpstart the Economy: The JOBS Act Awaits SEC Implementation.   Southern Law Journal, XXIV (1), 149-164.