Baylor Law Baylor
Roger Schmidt
Schmidt Ayers & Associates



Editor, ABA FORUM ON FRANCHISING FRANCHISE LAW CASEBOOK & TEACHER'S MANUAL. This will be the first legitimate textbook on franchising and has been commissioned by the ABA. One of the original six editors and currently on the textbook committee as an editor.


Adjunct Professor of Law at Baylor University Law School teaching a comprehensive course in "Franchise Law", which includes the history of franchising, disclosure, relationship laws, anti-trust, mergers, franchise structure, trademarks/intellectual property, state franchise laws, FTC rules and laws, dispute resolution, franchise agreement and FDD drafting, etc. Developed extensive curriculum and implemented same as there are no textbooks on franchising.


April 2012 Present
Schmidt, Ayers & Associates
Managing Partner
Woodway (Waco), Texas

September 2001 April 2012
Curves International, Inc.
Senior Vice President & Chief General Counsel
Woodway (Waco), Texas

August 2003 Present
Baylor University Law School
Adjunct Professor of Law
Waco, Texas

July 1987 Present
Pitson Corporation
President & Shareholder
Oil & Gas Production/Real Estate
Houston, Texas


Texas State Bar, 1975
U.S. District Court, Southern District Texas
U.S. District Court, Western District Texas
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
United States Tax Court
United States Supreme Court


South Texas College Of Law, Houston, Texas
Juris Doctor, May 1975
Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota
B.A., History, June 1970