Year: 2017

  • Members of the law school community, along with family, friends, and former colleagues, gathered in the Eidman Courtroom on the afternoon of Friday, November 17, to remember Prof. John A. Robertson, who passed away last summer after a brief illness. Robertson was a beloved member of our faculty for over thirty-five years. “John was an […]
  • Thanks to a gift from a former prosecutor and her husband, The University of Texas School of Law is opening the Budd Innocence Center to educate law students and improve the criminal justice system by enabling students and faculty to help Texas prisoners seek exoneration for crimes they did not commit. The Budd Innocence Center […]
  • Texas Law Prof. Jennifer E. Laurin, an expert in the shared roles of courts, police, and lawyers in regulating forensic science, is now a regular contributor the new online platform of the Fair Punishment Project, In Justice Today. Her newest article is “The Massachusetts Lab Scandals: Confronting the New Normal of Mass Error in Criminal Justice,” […]
  • Prof. Jordan Steiker, holder of the Judge Robert M Parker Endowed Chair in Law and the co-director of the School of Law’s Capital Punishment Center, has been awarded the Hamilton Book Award, the highest honor for literary achievement given by the university to UT Austin authors. Prof. Steiker’s book, Courting Death: The Supreme Court and […]
  • The new Supreme Court Term opened yesterday, and seasoned Court watchers have their sights set on a number of high-profile cases coming before the Court in the next nine months. Texas Law Prof. Linda Mullenix is one such close student of the Court. Her analyses and previews of civil procedure and class action cases before […]
  • Texas Law Prof. H.W. Perry has been named the recipient of the 2017 Teaching and Mentoring Award from the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Teaching Association. The award was announced at APSA’s annual meetings in San Francisco on September 4. The Teaching and Mentoring Award recognizes innovative teaching and instructional methods and […]
  • Headshot of Steve Vladeck
    Last week saw the publication of Texas Law Prof. Stephen I. Vladeck’s latest article, The Constitutional Right to Collateral Post-Conviction Review, in the Virginia Law Review. In it, he and co-author Carlos M. Vasquez, a Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, take a closer look at one of less-discussed—but, in Vladeck and Vasquez’s […]
  • Prof. Willy Forbath
    Texas Law Prof. William Forbath, who has been writing about law and the American labor movement for over 25 years, has been a close and engaged observer of the monumental change to the nature of work in America and the resulting plight of American workers. This Labor Day, Prof. Forbath and Temple Law School Prof. […]
  • Daniel Hatoum
    Fried Frank, a New York-based law firm with offices in Washington, D.C., London, Paris, and Frankfurt, has awarded Texas Law graduate Daniel Hatoum, ’16, its 2017 Civil Rights Fellowship. Hatoum will work for two years in New York as a Fried Frank litigator and then two years as a staff attorney with the Mexican-American Legal […]
  • Nicole Cásarez
    The Class of 2020 spent their first morning of law school with an all-star collection of Texas Law luminaries, including Dean Ward Farnsworth and Associate Dean Robert Chesney, and they took the Oath of Professionalism, administered by the Hon. Debra Lehrmann ’82, Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court. But the emotional highlight of the […]
  • U.S. News and World Report continues to issue so-called “Short List” reports, in which they analyze often overlooked aspects of excellence in quality and value in legal education, and Texas Law continues to show up on those lists. Just yesterday, U.S. News released their list of “10 Law Schools With Small Classes” and Texas Law […]
  • The Law School is currently hosting the 2017 edition of Discover Law, a program to introduce undergraduate students from Huston Tillotson University and UT to the world of law school. This year’s events are the subject of a profile on the website of The University of Texas at Austin’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. we […]