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.
Karen Engle is the primary editor of an important new book, "Anti-Impunity and the Human Rights Agenda." The seeds of the book were planted when The Rapoport Center, co-directed by Engle, hosted the Spring 2013 conference, “Impunity, Justice and the Human Rights Agenda.”
Patricia I. Hansen, the J. Waddy Bullion Professor in Law and the Director of the dual degree program in Law and Latin American Studies, has written a thought-provoking op-ed on the subject of the North American Free Trade agreement.
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.