2016 Archive

Immigration Clinic Plays Key Role at Detention Centers

Sunday’s Austin American-Statesman profiles the work of Texas Law’s Immigration Clinic and its leaders: clinic founder Barbara Hines, who retired as clinic director last year but still maintains a role; and, Professor Denise Gilman, who served with Hines for seven years before following in her footsteps in the director’s role. The ongoing plight of women and […]

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“The Federalist in the 21st Century” Conference Kicks Off

A three-day conference hosted by Texas Law Professor Sanford Levinson began last night in the Eidman Courtroom. “The Federalist in the 21st Century” gathers more than twenty of the nation’s leading constitutional scholars in Austin for a series of talks and panels inspired by—though not necessarily about—Levinson’s forthcoming book, “An Argument Open to All: Reading […]

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In Memoriam: Mark Kincaid ’83

It is with great sorrow that we report the passing of Mark Kincaid.  Mark was not only an alumnus (class of 1983) but also an adjunct faculty member here, and known to many members of the law school community personally and professionally. Among his many honors and achievements, Mark was recently elected to be President of the […]

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Charles Silver: Prolific Opinion Writer

Professor Charles Silver has been conducting groundbreaking research and writing influential academic articles and books for three decades. Now, he takes on a new writing challenge: social and cultural commentator, looking at the world through a legal lens. Two of his opinion pieces have recently appeared on Forbes online. The first, “Tarantino Is Right: The Police Need […]

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Darren Walker, ’86, to Speak at 2016 Sunflower Ceremony

Texas Law is proud to announce that alumnus Darren Walker, ’86, will give the commencement address at the 2016 Sunflower Ceremony on Saturday, May 21. Walker is currently the president of the Ford Foundation, where he oversees more than $12 billion in assets, $500 million in grants and 10 international offices. He is also a […]

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Michele Deitch: What’s Going On In Our Prisons?

Professor Michele Deitch co-authored (with Pace Law School’s Michael Mushlin) an opinion piece for The New York Times’ Opinion page, “What’s Going On In Our Prisons?” In it, Deitch and Mushlin make the argument not only for independent oversight of New York State’s correctional facilities, but for a national awareness that a movement calling for increased police accountability is incomplete […]

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