Professor Susan Klein, Alice McKean Young Regents Chair in Law, has been appointed reporter for the Fifth Circuit Pattern Jury Instruction Committee, which writes the set of legal rules that jurors should follow when they are deciding a civil or criminal case in the Fifth Circuit Court.
On December 9, 2011, the University of Texas and the Historical Archive of the National Police of Guatemala (AHPN, for its Spanish title, Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional) announced in Guatemala City, Guatemala, the joint collaboration that has made the Archive globally accessible via the Internet.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, joined by the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez, appeared in the Eidmann Courtroom at the University of Texas School of Law on December 13, 2011, to talk to students and faculty.
The University of Texas School of Law is pleased to announce that David Armendariz, ’12, was awarded the 2011 Louis T. Pirkey Prize in Intellectual Property Law on December 12, 2011, for his paper “Picking on the Little Guy? Asserting Trademark Rights against Fans, Emulators, and Enthusiasts.”
Larry Sager, John Jeffers Research Chair in Law and Alice Jane Drysdale Sheffield Regents Chair, resigned his post as dean effective December 9, 2011. A search for the next dean of the University of Texas School of Law is currently underway. Stefanie Lindquist, A.W. Walker Centennial Chair in Law and, previously, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, has been appointed interim dean.
Daniel B. Rodriguez, Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law, has been appointed Dean and Harold Washington Professor at Northwestern University School of Law. He will begin his deanship at Northwestern on January 1, 2012.
Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, an award-winning documentary film that chronicles Guatemala’s internal armed conflict, and subsequent efforts to bring the perpetrators of massive human rights violations during that period to justice, will screen at the School of Law at 5:00 p.m. on December 1, 2011.
Linda Mullenix, holder of the Morris & Rita Atlas Chair in Advocacy at the Law School, has written an analysis of Mims v. Arrow Financial Services in the recent edition of the American Bar Association’s Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases. The case is expected to be heard at the U.S. Supreme Court in December 2011. Mullenix’s preview is available on the Law School’s website as a PDF.
The University of Texas at Austin will launch a digital archive that consists of some twelve million pages of records from the Guatemalan Historical National Police Archive (known as Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional or AHPN), making online resources publicly accessible to researchers, human rights activists, prosecutors, and ordinary citizens.
Professor William Sage, who serves as the University of Texas at Austin’s vice provost for health affairs and holds the James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence at the School of Law, has been awarded the degree docteur honoris causa by the Université Paris Descartes.