Year: 2016

  • Prof. Julius G. Getman, the Earl E. Sheffield Regents Chair Emeritus, is back on bookshelves this winter with a new title published by Cornell University Press: The Supreme Court on Unions: Why Labor Law is Failing American Workers. In his book, Prof. Getman argues that the Supreme Court has become more and more central to shaping […]
  • Professor Steve Goode of the UT Law School has been named the winner of the University’s Civitatis Award for 2016.  The announcement was made this week by President Greg Fenves. The Civitatis Award is the highest distinction made by the University of Texas to recognize outstanding citizenship.  It is conferred on a member of the […]
  • With the new year will come the new Texas Legislature Session. Among the major issues that will be put before legislators is funding for Texas’ overburdened Child Protective Services agency. Texas Law Prof. F. Scott McCown, a former judge and longtime advocate for children’s rights, and the Director of the law school’s Children’s Rights Clinic, anticipated […]
  • University of Texas Law School graduates have the best salary-to-debt ratio in the country, according to a new ranking by US News and World Report. Ward Farnsworth, dean at Texas Law, was pleased with the recognition. “Our law school is committed to being the best at what counts the most: producing great outcomes for our […]
  • Results from this summer’s Texas bar examination were released Thursday.  The University of Texas had the highest passage rate in the state.  94% of Texas Law graduates passed the exam on the first try.   261 of the Law School’s graduates took the Texas bar exam this summer.  245 of them passed, by far the highest number of any […]
  • Headshot of Steve Vladeck
    Texas Law Professor Stephen Vladeck appeared Monday on Washington Journal, C-SPAN’s morning interview program, to discuss the letter submitted to Congress on Friday, October 28, by F.B.I. Director James Comey, alerting the world to the possibility of new emails in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Prof. Vladeck has emerged as a go-to […]
  • The cover story of Harvard Magazine‘s November-December issue is an in-depth look at the research and influence of Texas Law Professor Jordan Steiker and his sister, Harvard Law Professor Carol Steiker. The Steikers have a new book, Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment, which, according to the authors, “traces the unusual and distinctive […]
  • Texas Law Prof. Susan Morse penned a new opinion piece about safe harbors for DallasNews, the online presence of The Dallas Morning News, in response to a widely-read and much-discussed article by Brian M. Rosenthal for the Houston Chronicle. That story, “Denied: How Texas keeps thousands of children out of special education,” examined the role of the […]
  • Prof. Willy Forbath
    Several members of the Texas Law faculty have recently been prominently featured in the national press. In the current issue of The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin’s “The Supreme Court After Scalia” considers the upcoming term and the possibilities of an emerging “liberal Court.” Among matters that could come before a newly configured Court in coming […]
  • In a powerful opinion piece published on the National Law Journal website, Professor Jordan Steiker calls on the Supreme Court to “declare the obvious” and acknowledge the prejudicial role of race in the sentencing of Duane Buck, and for federal courts “to correct blatant errors in Texas capital cases.” Steiker’s new book, Courting Death: The Supreme […]
  • Prof. Hans Baade
    The School of Law reports with sadness the passing of Hans Wolfgang Baade, an emeritus member of the faculty and holder of the Hugh Lamar Stone Chair in Civil Law. Professor Baade was born in Berlin in 1929, and was raised in Germany and in Turkey.  He received his A.B. from Syracuse University, a doctorate […]
  • Texas Law faculty members Heather Way and Lucy Wood are writing a book that shows how the concepts in first-year Property courses work in practice. Real Property for the Real World: Building Skills Through Case Study, is forthcoming from West Publishing Company.  Tanya Marsh at Wake Forest University is a co-author as well. The book […]