It is with deep sadness and regret that the Law School has learned that Gregory Scott Coleman, ’92, died November 23, 2010, when the plane he was piloting crashed in the waters of Choctawhatchee Bay near Destin, Florida.
Professor Emily Kadens, Baker and Botts Professor in Law, was been awarded the Sutherland Prize, which recognizes the person or persons who wrote the best article on English legal history published in the previous year. The Prize was awarded to Kadens for her article, “The Puzzle of Judicial Education: The Case of Chief Justice William de Grey,” 75 Brooklyn Law Review 143 (2009).
On Monday, November 22, 2010, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host the final Human Rights Happy Hour of the fall semester. Professor Paola Bergallo, from the Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina, will present a lecture entitled “Cycles of Right to Health Litigation: The Elusive Argentine Experience.”
Robert M. Chesney, the Charles I. Francis Professor in Law at the University of Texas School of Law, took part in two online debates over the mixed verdict in the trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani.
The University of Cambridge has bestowed a remarkable honor on two UT Law professors, Jane Stapleton and Peter Cane, by electing them to the Arthur Goodhart Visiting Professorship of Legal Science, one of the most prestigious visiting chairs in the common law world.
The Law School’s Transnational Worker Rights Clinic, in cooperation with Austin’s Equal Justice Center, is providing legal representation to twenty Austin-area workers who are filing two separate wage-theft law suits challenging their employers’ failure to pay them the wages they were owed.
Sean Hagan, the general counsel of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C., will deliver the University of Texas School of Law’s Akard Lecture at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at 5:00 p.m. Hagan, who is also the director of the IMF’s Legal Department, will speak on “Restructuring Corporate Debt in the Course of a Systemic Crisis.”
Two UT Law graduates, Kathleen Ryan McCabe and Eric Christopher Greig, recently learned from the Texas Board of Law Examiners that they tied for the top score on the July 2010 Texas bar exam. Both earned 863 on the exam, and were recently interviewed about their reactions to their scores in the November 15, 2010, edition of Texas Lawyer.
Yale University Professor of Philosophy Thomas Pogge will lead a workshop discussion on his paper, “TRIPS, Human Rights, and the Health Impact Fund,” on Thursday, November 18, 2010, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in TNH 3.124 at the University of Texas School of Law.