members of the American Law Institute
Academy of Distinguished Teachers and Texas Law professors
Endowed Chairs or Professorships
About the Texas Law Faculty
The University of Texas School of Law has one of the most talented faculties in the nation. Legal legends such as W. Page Keeton, Charles Tilford McCormick, and Charles Alan Wright spent decades here. The tradition of excellence continues today with luminaries such as Mechele Dickerson (above), recently named to the University's Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Students at other schools learn from the books written by professors from whom our students learn in person every day.
There are 27 members of the American Law Institute on the faculty. Six of our law faculty have been elected to the University’s prestigious Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Texas Law professors have written prominent casebooks and treatises in use across the nation. Nearly 60 members of the faculty hold endowed chairs or professorships, and many faculty members have advanced degrees in fields related to their research, including economics, history and physics.
In the face of alarming headlines about income and wealth inequality and a growing gap between the “haves” and the “have nots,” Texas Law’s Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice has taken on the task of bridging the divide between human rights advocates and policy analysts.
Professor William Sage penned a thoughtful—and deeply personal—essay about his reaction to the Supreme Court’s verdict in King v. Burwell, for the widely-read and widely-admired Health Affairs Blog. It was one of their most popular posts of the month.
One of the world’s most important legal archives now has a permanent home at one of the world’s premier law libraries. The archives of the Uniform Law Commission are now part of the permanent collection of Texas Law’s Tarlton Law Library, thanks to the library’s director, Professor Barbara Bintliff.