Law School classrooms 2014. Law faculty member Mechele Dickerson's class and law students. (Photo by Marsha Miller)
27 members of the American Law Institute 6 Academy of Distinguished Teachers and Texas Law professors 58 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.

Faculty News

Gilman and Hines

Immigration Clinic Plays Key Role at Detention Centers

Sunday’s Austin American-Statesman profiles the work of Texas Law’s Immigration Clinic and its leaders: clinic founder Barbara Hines, who retired last year but still maintains a presence in the law school; and, Professor Denise Gilman, who served with Hines for seven years before following in her footsteps as clinic director.

Prof. Sanford Levinson

“The Federalist in the 21st Century” Conference Kicks Off

The three-day conference “The Federalist in the 21st Century” gathers more than twenty of the nation’s leading constitutional scholars in Austin for a series of talks and panels inspired by—though not necessarily about—Sanford Levinson’s forthcoming book, “An Argument Open to All: Reading The Federalist in the 21st Century.”

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