Texas Law News
Prof. Jeffrey Abramson, a nationally recognized expert on juries and the jury system, took to the opinion pages of the March 15 Dallas Morning News to react to the recent Supreme Court ruling in Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado.
Prof. Charles Silver published a a new opinion piece in the March 3 Dallas News, the online platform of the Dallas Morning News. In it, he tackles the real reasons prescription drugs cost so much in America: patents and monopolies.
Alexander Jackson "Jack" Pope, a member of the Texas Law Class of 1937, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017. He spent over two decades on the Texas Supreme Court and was Chief Justice from 1982 to 1985.
Prof. Angela Littwin, reacting to a spate of news stories out of Washington confirming that two of Texas' most powerful elected officials are sharpening their knives for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has penned a forceful new op-ed defending that agency and explaining all the good it does for Texans and, indeed, all Americans.
A team from Texas Law spent Friday in Dallas taking on regional competition at the 2017 Transactional LawMeet. They won Best Draft and Best Seller and now advance to the National finals at the end of March.
Karen Engle is the primary editor of an important new book, "Anti-Impunity and the Human Rights Agenda." The seeds of the book were planted when The Rapoport Center, co-directed by Engle, hosted the Spring 2013 conference, “Impunity, Justice and the Human Rights Agenda.”
Patricia I. Hansen, the J. Waddy Bullion Professor in Law and the Director of the dual degree program in Law and Latin American Studies, has written a thought-provoking op-ed on the subject of the North American Free Trade agreement.
Professor Barbara Bintliff gave the commencement address at the annual graduation ceremony of Kuwait International Law School on Thursday, February 9, speaking to 2,000 family members and friends gathered to watch 295 students receive their LL.B. degrees and 15 receive LL.M. degrees.
U.S. News & World Report has just released its newest rankings: a list of the "100 Best Places to Live in the USA" and, to the surprise of absolutely no one who already lives in the capital city, Austin took the coveted #1 spot.
In a Jan. 24 feature by Elizabeth Olsen, The New York Times reports that the School of Law is "among the 10 schools offering the best salary-to-debt ratios," and "grouped with Harvard, Yale and Stanford among the top schools that offered their graduates good value for the substantial debt they incurred while law students."
The Southwest Region of the National Black Law Students Association honored the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society as Chapter of the Year in a ceremony in New Orleans on January 17.
Professor Alan Scott Rau will be presenting a series of lectures this summer at the Hague Academy of International Law. He is only the second member of the School of Law faculty ever to be honored with this invitation, and the first in over 30 years.
“University of Texas Law School is tops for us,” writes Lawdragon's Katrina Dewey. “It’s at the forefront of the student-centric flip in legal education, there is no law school that can touch it within 1,154 miles in any direction, and it’s #1 in a state that mightily matters, and which it dominates.”
We posed three quick questions to Prof. Jack Getman about his new book, "The Supreme Court on Unions: Why Labor Law is Failing American Workers," and what the subject means to him personally.
Texas Law Prof. F. Scott McCown, a former judge and longtime advocate for children's rights, and the current Director of the Children's Rights Clinic at the law school, anticipates the need for state lawmakers to look more closely at CPS's budget in a powerful recent opinion piece for Dallas News.
University of Texas Law School graduates have the best salary-to-debt ratio in the country, according to a new ranking by US News and World Report. “Our law school is committed to being the best at what counts the most: producing great outcomes for our students,” said Dean Ward Farnsworth.
Results from this summer's Texas bar examination were released Thursday and The University of Texas had the highest passage rate in the state, with 94% of Texas Law graduates passing the exam on the first try.