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Robert M. Chesney

Dean & James A. Baker III Chair in the Rule of Law and World Affairs



Robert (Bobby) Chesney is the Dean of the University of Texas School of Law, where he also holds the James A. Baker III Chair in the Rule of Law and World Affairs. Before becoming dean, he was Texas Law’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for 12 years. He founded and continues to guide the Integrated Cybersecurity Studies program at UT’s Strauss Center for International Security and Law.

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Eden E. Harrington

Chief Of Staff / Associate Dean For Experiential Education / Clinical Professor



As Chief of Staff, Eden Harrington works closely with the dean and leadership to advance law school projects, operations, and initiatives. As Associate Dean for Experiential Education, she cultivates Texas Law’s wide range of experiential offerings for students, works with faculty and staff involved in experiential education, and expands awareness of our offerings and the professional achievements of clinicians and lecturers.

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Susan Morse

Associate Dean For Academic Affairs & Angus G. Wynne, Sr. Professor In Civil Jurisprudence



A member of the law school faculty since 2013, and associate dean since 2022, Susan Morse is charged with curating the Texas Law curriculum, promoting pedagogical excellence, and addressing a wide range of faculty and student-related issues.

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Melissa Wasserman

Associate Dean For Research & Charles Tilford McCormick Professor Of Law



Melissa Wasserman joined the University of Texas law faculty in 2016 and was named an associate dean in 2022. She is charged with enhancing the quality and quantity of the scholarship of our research faculty, expanding internal and external awareness of that work, and encouraging a robust intellectual life for our community.

Elizabeth T. Bangs

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs



Elizabeth Bangs has been Texas Law’s dean of students for more than a decade. She counsels students on a wide range of academic, personal and professional matters, and she is the primary advisor for the Law School’s 50+ student organizations. Together with the members of the Student Affairs team, Bangs coordinates and supports a range of student services, programming, and special events.

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Michael Barasch

Chief Development Officer and Executive Director of Alumni Relations



Michael Barasch joined Texas Law in 2022, and oversees all alumni fundraising efforts at the Law School including annual giving and estate, major, and principal gifts from individuals, firms, foundations, and corporations.

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Molly Brownfield

Assistant Dean for Information Services & Director, Tarlton Law Library / Lecturer



Molly Brownfield has been with the Tarlton Law Library since 2017, and took the role of assistant dean in 2022 after prior roles including interim director and deputy director. As Tarlton’s director, she ensures that library services and collections support the dynamic research and information needs of Texas Law faculty and students, and provides legal research and information technology instruction.

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Angélica Salinas Evans ’95

Assistant Dean of Career Services



Angélica Salinas Evans leads the law school’s career services team in its mission to provide first-class professional development and career-related services to our students and recent graduates. She shapes the future of Texas Law graduates by providing strategic career guidance, fostering employer connections, and implementing innovative career development initiatives.

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Lauren Fielder

Assistant Dean for Graduate and International Programs



Lauren Fielder guides Texas Law’s LL.M. Program and international programs. With lawyers coming to Texas Law from all over the globe, the Master of Laws program, under Fielder’s leadership, expands the breadth and depth of students’ legal knowledge and transforms their careers in the U.S. and abroad.

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Michael Harvey

Assistant Dean for Technology



Mike Harvey is responsible for leading a customer-focused organization that delivers efficient and effective technology systems and services to advance the teaching, research, and service missions of the Law School and to sustain and enhance the Law School’s eminence in its field. He has over 25 years of experience in Information Technology and related fields, with over 15 years serving UT Austin and the School of Law.

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Melinda Heidenreich

Assistant Dean for Business and Faculty Affairs



Melinda Heidenreich joined Texas Law as Chief Business Officer in April 2021. She is responsible for all accounting, budgeting, and financial transactions for the school and oversees human resource and faculty affairs transactions and support. Melinda has over 18 years of administrative and financial experience at the university.

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Elizabeth A. Hilton

Editor in Chief, Law School Magazine



Liz Anderson Hilton has been part of Texas Law’s leadership team since 2017. She comes to the role of Editor in Chief of the magazine for Texas Law after having led the Law School’s strategic relationships with our 25,000 alumni world-wide from 2017 to 2023.

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Mathiew Le

Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid



Mathiew Le has a longstanding and deep commitment to providing access to legal education, a mission he pursues as the leader of Texas Law’s admission office. The admissions team works throughout the year, and traveling across the nation, to recruit, admit, and enroll an extraordinary class of the best law students in country.

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Christopher Roberts

Executive Director of Marketing and Communications



Christopher Roberts joined Texas Law in 2014, and oversees the law school’s strategic messaging, branding, and communications, leading a team of creative artists at the law school to produce the words, images, and events that tell the Texas Law story and promote the achievements of its people.

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Gregory J. Smith

Assistant Dean for Continuing Legal Education



As the head of the law school’s Continuing Legal Education program since 2012. Greg Smith oversees all aspects of the educational and business operations of CLE, including program development, event management, marketing, finance and technology. He is a past president of the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA).