Texas Law News
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.
The law school is taking an afternoon this week to celebrate Prof. Jordan Steiker, along with his sister and co-author, Harvard Law School Prof. Carol Steiker, and their new book, Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment.
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.
Professor Steve Goode of the UT Law School has been named the winner of the University's Civitatis Award for 2016. The announcement was made this week by President Greg Fenves.
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.
The cover story of Harvard Magazine's November-December is an in-depth look at the research and influence of Texas Law Professor Jordan Steiker and his sister, Harvard Law Professor Carol Steiker.
Texas Law Prof. Susan Morse has penned a new opinion piece for DallasNews, the online presence of The Dallas Morning News.
Texas Law faculty members Heather Way and Lucy Wood are writing a book that shows how the concepts in first-year Property courses work in practice.