Paul Begala, ’90, a CNN political analyst and former top aide to President William Clinton, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Texas School of Law’s Sunflower Ceremony graduation program May 22, 2010.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued an opinion on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, vacating the death sentence of Roy G. Smith. Smith was represented in his appeal by University of Texas School of Law Professors Rob Owen and Jordan Steiker, assisted by the students of the Law School’s Capital Punishment Clinic.
An international group of scholars, jurists, and practitioners will gather in Houston for the fourth annual International Arbitration Symposium, “Arbitration and National Courts: Conflict and Cooperation,” May 13–14, 2010.
A workshop called “Just Ethics: Topics in Normative Ethics” will be presented on May 1–2, 2010, at the University of Texas School of Law”s Eidman Jury Room (CCJ 2.310).
The University of Texas lit the Tower on April 27, 2010, to honor the Law School team that won the 2010 National Championship at the Judge Conrad B. Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court competition.
Daniel B. Rodriguez, Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law at the Law School, has written an article for the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy’s blog suggesting that Texas should consider abandoning partisan judicial elections.
Justin Driver, an assistant professor at the Law School, has written an article in the New Republic wondering why everyone has fallen for Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens’s “self-serving narrative.”
Daniel B. Rodriguez, Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law at the Law School, has written an article in the Houston Chronicle discussing the possibility that Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Diane Wood, ’75, could be the next Supreme Court justice.
In this video from UT’s Know online magazine, she explains the necessary balancing act that occurs in the United States legal system, as citizens challenge the use of new and more invasive defense technologies such as whole-body scanners in airports. From Guantanamo Bay to police searches, Natarajan clarifies the significance of the rule of law and the writ of habeas corpus in maintaining national security.