2014 Archive

Alumnus Robert Strauss, Political Figure and Texas Lawyer, dies at 95

Political insider and accomplished lawyer Robert S. “Bob” Strauss died March 19 in Washington, D.C. He was 95. Strauss graduated from The University of Texas School of Law in 1941 and is the namesake of The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, a research center at the university. Among some of Strauss’ […]

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Government Drops Key Charges in UT Law Civil Rights Clinic Case

The Civil Rights Clinic at The University of Texas School of Law has been working a high-profile criminal case in Dallas, defending activist-journalist Barrett Brown. In an extremely rare turn of events, the United States government voluntarily dismissed on Wednesday all but one of the 12 charges against Brown in an indictment accusing him of […]

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Pro Bono Program Assists Clients in Rio Grande Valley

Dozens of students, faculty, staff and alumni spent the last week of winter break on The University of Texas School of Law’s fifth Pro Bono in January trip to the Texas Rio Grande Valley. Representatives from UT Law and partner organizations provided legal assistance at no cost to approximately 200 clients in underserved communities. Thirty […]

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Creative Scholarship Book Award Goes to Derek Jinks

The American Society of International Law (ASIL) selected a new book co-authored by Professor Derek Jinks for its 2014 Certificate of Merit for a Preeminent Contribution to Creative Scholarship award. The award is one of three given annually to international law books by the ASIL, a scholarly society. “Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights through International […]

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Society Games Star in Longhorn Network Video

Tug-of-war may have been rained out at the 2013 Society Games, but it hardly dampened the competition and spirit of the annual field day where dozens of law students gathered for an afternoon of fun and games. A community-building and recreation component of UT Law’s Society Program, the annual Society Games pit eight teams of […]

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Lives in the Law speaker to Talk About New York Stop-and-Frisk Case, Feb. 11

Civil rights attorney Vincent Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in New York City, will speak Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 11:45 a.m. at The University of Texas School of Law’s “Lives in the Law” lecture, presented by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and the Career Services Office. […]

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Rapoport Center Spring Colloquium Begins Feb. 3 with Counter-terrorism Talks

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at The University of Texas School of Law announces the start to its Spring 2014 colloquium on “Comparing European and North American Approaches to Human Rights.” The six-part speaker series begins Monday, Feb. 3, with talks on counter-terrorism by law professors Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, […]

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Student Life Center Stage During Law Week, Feb. 3 – 8

Law Week, The University of Texas School of Law’s annual celebration of student life organized by the Student Bar Association (SBA), begins Monday, Feb. 3 and concludes with the popular spring social, Casino Night, on Saturday, Feb. 8. New activities have been added to the week-long program, including additional service and social opportunities for current […]

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Justices from Mexico Make Official Visit to UT Law

The University of Texas School of Law Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Latin American Law welcomes five prominent justices from the Tribunal Electoral del Poder Judicial de la Federación de México (Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judiciary of Mexico), to campus Jan. 30 – 31. This is the first official visit by the justices, who […]

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Professor Chesney Reacts to Obama NSA Speech

President Barack Obama announced intelligence gathering reforms in a speech Friday in response to intelligence leaks and disputes about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. Professor and national security expert Bobby Chesney listened to Obama’s NSA speech, live tweeted it from @BobbyChesney and shares his reaction to the much-anticipated speech below. “Today’s NSA speech was […]

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