2017 Archive

Littwin: “Texans need to tell Cruz and Hensarling to keep the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau”

Prof. Angela Littwin, reacting to a spate of news stories out of Washington confirming that two of Texas’ most powerful elected officials are sharpening their knives for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has penned a forceful new op-ed defending that agency and explaining all the good it does for Texans and, indeed, all Americans. The op-ed […]

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Karen Engle’s “Anti-Impunity and the Human Rights Agenda”: From Conference to Book

Karen Engle, the Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law and Founder and Co-director of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice—and, for the 2016-17 academic year, the Deborah Lunder and Alan Ezekiel Founders’ Circle member at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton—is the primary editor of an important new book, “Anti-Impunity […]

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Hansen: Renegotiating NAFTA is a Risk for Texans

Patricia I. Hansen, the J. Waddy Bullion Professor in Law and the Director of the dual degree program in Law and Latin American Studies, has written a thought-provoking op-ed on the subject of the North American Free Trade agreement. Prof. Hansen, on expert on international trade with a special interest in the economics of trade […]

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Barbara Bintliff Delivers Commencement Address to Kuwait International Law School

On Thursday, February 9, 2017, Professor Barbara Bintliff gave the commencement address at the annual graduation ceremony of Kuwait International Law School (KILAW) in Doha-Kuwait City, Kuwait. Approximately 2,000 family members and friends gathered to watch 295 students receive their LL.B. degrees and 15 receive LL.M. degrees. The event was under the sponsorship of His […]

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U.S. News: Austin the Best Place In America to Live

U.S. News & World Report just released its newest rankings: a list of the “100 Best Places to Live in the USA,” and, to the surprise of no one who already lives in the capital city, Austin took the coveted #1 spot. The rankings were calculated by scoring metro areas on criteria such as the job […]

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Bookfest: Celebrating Jordan Steiker’s Newest Publication

The law school is taking an afternoon this week to celebrate Prof. Jordan Steiker, along with his sister and co-author, Harvard Law School Prof. Carol Steiker, and their new book, Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment. A gala barbeque lunch (with veggie options) will be held this Friday, with special guests David Sklansky, of […]

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