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Budd Innocence Center Launches

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.

Laurin: “Confronting the New Normal of Mass Error in Criminal Justice”

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.

Steiker Wins Hamilton Book Award Grand Prize

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.

Forbath: A New Type of Labor Law for a New Type of Lawyer

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.

Texas Law Makes New U.S. News Short List

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.

In Memoriam: Professor John A. Robertson

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.

Rabban Honored With Dual Fellowships

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.

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