The Texas Law Class of 2018, their families and friends, and the law school leadership and faculty, were regaled with an exceptional address from Linda Addison '76 at the annual commencement ceremony, held on May 19, 2018.
Double-Longhorn Belinda Johnson — BA '88 and JD '91 — was announced today as the first-ever Chief Operating Officer of Airbnb, the global start-up superstar currently valued at $31B.
Charles Silver has co-written a new op-ed for The New York Post applauding New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's recent decision allowing pharmacists to give flu shots to children, arguing that retailers such as Walmart and CVS should be allowed to operate medical clinics in their stores.
Texas Law Emeritus Professor Robert W. Hamilton passed away on January 12. Retired since 2004, Prof. Hamilton had taught at the law school for forty years and held the Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law.
Newly arrived Prof. Richard Albert received some welcome news during the American Association of Law Schools’ annual meetings in San Diego during the first week of January: Prof. Albert was elected to serve as Chair-Elect of the Section on Comparative Law, effective immediately. He becomes Chair in January 2019.
Most appellate advocates work their way up the courts. Prof. Stephen I. Vladeck is doing it differently. He will deliver the first oral argument of his career on January 16—in the United States Supreme Court.
Members of the law school community, along with family, friends, and former colleagues, gathered in the Eidman Courtroom on the afternoon of Friday, November 17, to remember Prof. John A. Robertson, who passed away last summer after a brief illness. Robertson was a beloved member of our faculty for over thirty-five years.
The University of Texas School of Law is opening the Budd Innocence Center to educate law students and improve the criminal justice system by enabling students and faculty to help Texas prisoners seek exoneration for crimes they did not commit.
Texas Law Prof. Jennifer E. Laurin, an expert in the shared roles of courts, police, and lawyers in regulating forensic science, is now a regular contributor the new online platform of the Fair Punishment Project, In Justice Today. Her new article focuses on a major scandal in the Massachusetts state crime lab.
Prof. Jordan Steiker, holder of the Judge Robert M Parker Endowed Chair in Law and the co-director of the School of Law's Capital Punishment Center, has been awarded the Hamilton Book Award, the highest honor for literary achievement given by the university to UT Austin authors.