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April 23, 2021
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In September 2018, we celebrated the launch of Michael Tigar’s digital archive, which features hundreds of documents that offer a glimpse into his multifaceted life as an activist, lawyer, and academic. Now, in April 2021, we come together to celebrate the publication of Tigar’s latest memoir, "Sensing Injustice: A Lawyer’s Life in the Battle for Change."

From Monthly Review Press: “"Sensing Injustice" is a vibrant literary and legal feat. In it, Tigar weaves powerful legal analysis and wry observation through the story of his remarkable life. The result is a compelling narrative that blends law, history, and progressive politics. This is essential reading for lawyers, for law students, for anyone who aspires to bend the law toward change.”

Please join Michael Tigar, the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, and the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History on April 23 for a virtual book launch featuring:

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Professor Emerita of Ethnic Studies, California State University

Patrick Higginbotham, Senior United States Circuit Judge, United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Jennifer Laurin, Wright C. Morrow Professor of Law, University of Texas at Austin

Roger Reeves, Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing, University of Texas at Austin

Moderator: Karen Engle, Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law & Founder and Co-director, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Texas at Austin

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Specific audiences:
  • Texas Law students
  • Prospective students
  • Texas Law alumni
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • General public
Sponsored by:
  • Bernard & Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights & Justice

If you need an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the sponsor listed above or the Texas Law Special Events Office at no later than seven business days prior to the event.