Year: 2017

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Yet more recognition of the great value offered by a Texas Law degree comes this week from The New York Times. The Times notes that the School of Law is “among the 10 schools offering the best salary-to-debt ratios,” and “grouped with Harvard, Yale and Stanford among the top schools that offered their graduates good value for the substantial […]
  • The Southwest Region of the National Black Law Students Association honored Texas Law’s chapter, the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society, as “Chapter of the Year” in its category for medium-sized chapters, those with 30 to 50 members. The award, which recognizes a chapter for “exemplary service to its members and local community,” was presented at the […]
  • Texas Law Professor Alan Scott Rau, who holds the Mark G. and Judy G. Yudof Chair in Law, will be presenting a series of lectures this summer at the Hague Academy of International Law. He is only the second member of the School of Law faculty ever to be honored with this invitation, and the first in […]
  • Larry Kramer, the President of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and former Dean of Stanford Law School, will give two talks on Wednesday, February 1.  He will deliver the University of Texas School of Law Endowed Lecture for 2016-17 on the topic of “The Problem of Fixing U.S. Democracy” at 10:15 a.m., and a bonus […]
  • Lawdragon Campus launched an ambitious project in 2016: visiting every law school in America to “get a real perspective on legal education – beyond the headlines.” The first set of conclusions from that project were published last week, in the article “Top 10 Moments from the Law School Road Trip“: “University of Texas Law School […]