David A. Anderson

  • Fred & Emily Marshall Wulff Centennial Chair in Law



  • An Urn on Native Soil (Country House Publishing Co., 2014).
  • Hampton House (Country House Publishing Co., 2014) (with photographs by Wyatt McSpadden).
  • Cases and Materials on Torts (St. Paul: Thomson Reuters, 4th ed. 2011, with David W. Robertson, William Powers, Jr. & Olin Guy Wellborn III; St. Paul: Thomson/West, 3rd ed. 2004; St. Paul: West, 2nd ed. 1998; 1st ed. 1989 with David W. Robertson & William Powers, Jr.; Teacher's Manual, 4th ed. 2011 with David W. Robertson, William Powers, Jr., & Olin Guy Wellborn III).
  • Mass Media Law: Cases and Materials (New York: Foundation Press, 7th ed. 2005 with Marc A. Franklin & Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky; 6th ed. 2000 with Marc A. Franklin & Fred H. Cate; 5th ed. 1995, 4th ed. 1990, with Marc A. Franklin; Supplement 2004).
  • Mass Communications Law: Cases and Materials ([Austin]: 1981).
  • The Constitution of the State of Texas: An Annotated and Comparative Analysis ([Austin]: Texas Constitutional Revision Commission of 1973, [1977], with others).
  • Privacy and Public Disclosures Under the Freedom of Information Act, for Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (Austin: University of Texas School of Law, Tarlton Law Library, 1976, editor, with Brandon C. Janes).
  • The Texas Constitution: A Reorganization and Simplification Without Substantive Change (Austin: Texas Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1973, with Seth S. Searcy III & James R. Patterson).


  • The Promise of New York Times v. Sullivan, 20 Roger Williams University Law Review 1 (2015).
  • Wechsler's Triumph [Symposium: New York Times v. Sullivan], 66 Alabama Law Review 229 (2014).
  • The Press and Democratic Dialogue, 127 Harvard Law Review Forum 331 (2014).
  • Transnational Libel, 53 Virginia Journal of International Law 71 (2012).
  • Confidential Sources Reconsidered, 61 Florida Law Review 883 (2009).
  • Act in the Public's Best Interest, Austin American-Statesman, October 21, 2008, at A9.
  • What is the "Free Press"? [2005 National Lawyer's Convention] 11 Chapman Law Review 243 (2008) (with Lillian BeVier, Carol Darr, Eugene Volokh, & John Leo).
  • Hidden Agendas [response to Stealth Marketing and Editorial Integrity, by Ellen Goodman, 85 Texas Law Review 83 (2006)], See Also (An Online Companion to the Texas Law Review), Jan. 15, 2007, available at http://texaslrev.com/seealso/
  • Judicial Tort Reform in Texas, 26 The Review of Litigation 1 (2007).
  • Freedom of the Press in Wartime, 77 University of Colorado Law Review 49 (2006).
  • Rethinking Defamation [Symposium: Dan B. Dobbs Con-ference on Economic Tort Law], 48 Arizona Law Review 1047 (2006).
  • Maywood, 1 Blackacre 197 (2005).
  • First Amendment Limitations on Tort Law, 69 Brooklyn Law Review 755 (2004).
  • Freedom of the Press, 80 Texas Law Review 429 (2002).
  • Incitement and Tort Law, 37 Wake Forest Law Review 957 (2002).
  • Lessons from an Impeachment, 1 University of Technology-Sydney Law Review 63 (1999).
  • Page Keeton, Torts Scholar, Townes Hall Notes, Spring 1999, at 96. [Reprinted in 77 Texas Law Review 1361 (1999).]
  • Torts, Speech, and Contracts, 75 Texas Law Review 1499 (1997).
  • Democracy and the Demystification of Courts: An Essay, 14 Review of Litigation 627 (1995).
  • Lakes Alive!, Texas Monthly, May 1992, at 129.
  • Who Needs Libel Reform?, Communications Lawyer, Spring 1992, at 1.
  • Is Libel Law Worth Reforming?, 140 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 487 (1991).
  • An Errant Tort, 9 Review of Litigation 409 (1990).
  • Tortious Speech, 47 Washington & Lee Law Review 1 (1990).
  • Archaic Law of Defamation is in Need of Reform, Financial Times of London, Dec. 15, 1988 (with Basil S. Markesinis).
  • The Living Constitution: Bill of Rights, a Monumental Afterthought, Austin American-Statesman, Apr. 26, 1987, at C1.
  • Media Libel Wins--Pyrrhic Victories, Texas Lawyer, Apr. 10, 1985, at 21.
  • Yes, Warren, There Is a Press Clause, The Quill, Mar. 1985, at 24.
  • Avoiding Defamation Problems in Fiction, 51 Brooklyn Law Review 383 (1985).
  • Reputation, Compensation, and Proof, 25 William & Mary Law Review 747 (1984).
  • The Origins of the Press Clause, 30 UCLA Law Review 455 (1983).
  • Libel Law Today, Trial, May 1978, at 18.
  • The Issue is Control of Press Power: A Response to Professor Robertson, 54 Texas Law Review 271 (1976).
  • The Selective Impact of Libel Law, Columbia Journalism Review, May/June 1975, at 38.
  • Libel and Press Self-Censorship, 53 Texas Law Review 442 (1975).
  • Corrective Advertising: The FTC's New Formula for Effective Relief, 50 Texas Law Review 312 (1972).


  • Lone Star Law: A Legal History of Texas, by Michael Ariens, 22 Great Plains Research 91 (2012).
  • The Growth of Free Speech in Early America, by Larry D. Eldridge, 81 Journal of American History 1672 (1995).
  • Broadcasting Law: A Comparative Study, by Eric Barendt, Public Law, Summer 1994, at 326.
  • Metaphorical Scholarship, 79 California Law Review 1205 (1991) (reviewing The First Amendment, Democracy, and Romance, by Steven Shiffrin).
  • Human Liberty and Freedom of Speech, by C. Edwin Baker, and Speech, Crime, and the Uses of Language, by Kent Greenawalt, 68 Journalism Quarterly 1115 (1991).
  • Press Law in Modern Democracies: A Comparative Study, by Pnina Lahav, 3 Constitutional Commentary 184 (1986).
  • Emergence of a Free Press, by Leonard W. Levy, 84 Michigan Law Review 777 (1986).
  • Technologies of Freedom, by Ithiel de Sola Pool, 17 University of California Davis Law Review 731 (1984).
  • The Supreme Court and the Second Bill of Rights, by Richard Cortner, 63 Social Science Quarterly 184 (1982).
  • Handbook of Free Speech and Free Press, by Jerome A. Barron & C. Thomas Dienes, Media Law Notes, Winter 1980, at 9.


  • Speech, Freedom of: Freedom of Speech and Press in the United States, in 5 The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History 332 (Stanley N. Katz ed.; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).
  • Freedom of the Press, in 2 Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States 276 (David S. Tanenhaus ed.; Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2008).
  • An American Perspective, in Tort Law 721 (Basil S. Markesinis, Simon Deakin & Angus Johnston eds.; Oxford: Clarendon Press, 5th ed. 2003).
  • Seditious Libel, in 5 Encyclopedia of the American Constitution 2352 (2nd ed.; Leonard W. Levy & Kenneth L. Karst eds; New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2000).
  • Gag Order, in 3 Encyclopedia of the American Constitution 1179 (2nd ed.; Leonard W. Levy & Kenneth L. Karst eds; New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2000).
  • The Failure of American Privacy Law, in Protecting Privacy: The Clifford Chance Lectures, Volume Four 139 (Basil S. Markesinis ed.; New York: Oxford University Press, 1999).
  • Fundamental Issues in Privacy Law, in 1 The Clifford Chance Lectures 123 (Basil S. Markesinis ed.; New York: Oxford University Press, 1996).
  • An American Perspective: Protecting Reputation and Privacy, in Tort Law 620 (Basil Markesinis & Simon F. Deakin eds.; 3rd ed. 1994).
  • Is Libel Law Worth Reforming? in Reforming Libel Law (John Soloski & Randall P. Bezanson eds.; New York: Guilford Press, 1992).
  • The Legal Model: Finding the Right Mix, in Media Freedom and Accountability 111 (Everette E. Dennis, Donald M. Gillmor & Theodore L. Glaser eds.; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1989).
  • Defamation--An American Perspective, in Tort Law 462 (Reginald Walter M. Dias & Basil S. Markesinis eds.; Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2nd ed. 1989).
  • Seditious Libel, Gag Orders, and New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, in Encyclopedia of the American Constitution (Leonard W. Levy, Kenneth L. Karst & Dennis J. Mahoney eds.; New York: Macmillan, 1986).
  • ENG and the Law: An Introduction, in ENG: Television News and the New Technology (Richard Yoakum & Charles F. Cremer eds.; Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1985).
  • Presumed Harm: An Item for the Unfinished Agenda of New York Times v. Sullivan, in New York Times v. Sullivan: The Next Twenty Years (Richard N. Winfield ed.; New York: Practising Law Institute, 1984).
  • Recent Developments in Libel Law, in A Pocket Guide to Texas Open Meetings and Open Records Law (Austin: Austin Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi, 1978).


  • Law and Journalism (Portland, OR: Monosette Systems, 1975) (with Roy Mersky). [Panel discussion held at the 1975 annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, Dec. 27, 1975.]

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