Texas Law News
Texas Law’s annual graduation festivities, known as the Sunflower Ceremony, were held this past Saturday. The Law School graduated 312 J.D.s and 43 LL.M.s. The Hon. Debra H. Lehrmann, Justice of the Texas Supreme Court and a proud member of the Class of 1982 gave the keynote address.
Texas Law's annual graduation festivities, known as the Sunflower Ceremony, were held this past Saturday. The Law School graduated 312 J.D.s and 43 LL.M.s. Permanent Class President Sophia Makris addressed her classmates and their guests.
Since 1958, the Texas Exes have honored those alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally and through service to the University of Texas. They have just announced the winners of the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Awards, and the list includes two exceptional Texas Law alumni: John L. Adams '69 and Michael L. "Mickey" Klein '63. Both men are, in fact, double Longhorns, with Adams receiving his BBA in '66 and Klein a BS in '58.
Six graduates of the Texas Law Class of 2017 have received prestigious postgraduate public service fellowships from Equal Justice Works, Gideon’s Promise, as well as the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law at the law school.
Texas Law’s Alumni Association has announced the names of those six alumni being honored by the association and Dean Ward Farnsworth.
The Hon. Debra Lehrmann ’82 will give the commencement address at the 2017 Sunflower Ceremony on Saturday, May 20. Justice Lehrmann has served on the Supreme Court of Texas since 2010.
Professor Richard Albert of Boston College has accepted an offer to join Texas Law in January 2018. Prof. Albert will be teaching a 1L Constitutional Law section, among other courses.
An article by Prof. Bob Peroni in last November's Tulane Law Review was awarded the John Minor Wisdom Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Scholarship.
Lyrissa Lidsky, currently the associate dean for graduate and non-J.D. programs at the University of Florida, has been appointed as the 17th dean of the University of Missouri School of Law. She will join Mizzou on July 1.
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.
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.
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.
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.