Texas Law News
Members of the law school community, along with family, friends, and former colleagues, gathered in the Eidman Courtroom on the afternoon of Friday, November 17, to remember Prof. John A. Robertson, who passed away last summer after a brief illness. Robertson was a beloved member of our faculty for over thirty-five years.
The University of Texas School of Law is opening the Budd Innocence Center to educate law students and improve the criminal justice system by enabling students and faculty to help Texas prisoners seek exoneration for crimes they did not commit.
Texas Law Prof. Jennifer E. Laurin, an expert in the shared roles of courts, police, and lawyers in regulating forensic science, is now a regular contributor the new online platform of the Fair Punishment Project, In Justice Today. Her new article focuses on a major scandal in the Massachusetts state crime lab.
Prof. Jordan Steiker, holder of the Judge Robert M Parker Endowed Chair in Law and the co-director of the School of Law's Capital Punishment Center, has been awarded the Hamilton Book Award, the highest honor for literary achievement given by the university to UT Austin authors.
Texas Law Prof. Linda Mullenix is a close student of the Supreme Court, and has her eye on several significant cases scheduled this term: Joseph Jesner v. Arab Bank and the cases Ernst & Young LLP v. Morris, EPIC Systems Corp. v. Lewis, and NLRB v. Murphy Oil USA.
A conversation with Texas Law Prof. Stephen I. Vladeck about his latest scholarship, a close look at the overlooked implications of the 2016 SCTUS opinion in Montgomery v. Louisiana.
This Labor Day, Prof. Willy Forbath and Temple Law School Prof. Brishen Rogers co-authored an opinion piece for The New York Times suggesting profound changes to labor law in the interest of serving a new generation of labor.
Daniel Hatoum ’16 has been awarded Fried Frank's prestigious 2017 Civil Rights Fellowship.
The emotional highlight of the morning of Orientation 2017 was a heartfelt talk on "The Joy of Lawyering" presented by Nicole Cásarez.
U.S. News released their list of "10 Law Schools With Small Classes" and Texas Law makes the list at #6, with 275 upper-division courses with fewer than 25 students.
The Law School community is saddened by the sudden passing of Professor John A. Robertson, holder of the Vinson & Elkins Chair and a beloved member of our faculty for over thirty-five years.
"Is the Price Right? An Empirical Study of Fee-Setting in Securities Class Actions," an article by Professors Lynn Baker and Charles Silver, and co-author Michael Perino, was named one of the ten best articles on corporate and securities law in 2016 by the Corporate Practice Commentator.
Prof. Jordan Steiker and his sister, Harvard Law Prof. Carol Steiker, analyzed the just-ended Supreme Court term for SCOTUSblog.
Texas Law Prof. David Rabban is wrapping up an extraordinary year in which he was honored with two of the most prestigious fellowships for academics and leading thinkers in the country.
The Lawfare Blog, once known primarily to national security experts and policy wonks, has become a mainstream success, with a lavish New York Times profile and 10 million unique visitor a year.