Author: Christopher Roberts

  • Portraits of two women smilling
    The Zoom webinar, led by Prof. Tara Grove and moderated by Associate Dean Melissa Wasserman, will take place July 6 at 12 p.m. and is open to all.
  • portrait of George E. Dix
    On the faculty from 1972 to his retirement in 2018, Dix taught criminal law and criminal procedure and was a prolific author of many leading textbooks, articles, and treatises.
  • Photo of four alumni with hook 'em hands
    Five extraordinary Texas Law alumni were recognized at a gala ceremony on April 14 in downtown Austin. This year’s edition of the annual celebration of alumni greatness, presented by the Texas Law Alumni Association, unfolded over three festive hours, in a ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel. This year, the event also served as the […]
  • Sir Basil Markesinis, former Jamail Regents Professor at the School of Law, has passed away at the age of 78. Basil Markesinis was born in Athens. He was educated at the University of Cambridge and taught there afterwards, as well as at Michigan, Cornell, and many other universities in addition to Texas. His scholarship was […]
  • Eva Guzman, formerly a Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, and currently a partner at the Houston law firm of Wright, Close & Barger, will deliver the commencement address at Texas Law’s 2023 Sunflower Ceremony. Her selection was announced by Dean Bobby Chesney in a message to the law school community. “Justice Guzman is a […]
  • David Rabban headshot
    Longtime Texas Law faculty member David Rabban has been selected to deliver the highly prestigious Hugo L. Black Lecture on Freedom of Expression at Wesleyan University this March 30. The lecture will be presented at Wesleyan’s Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life and will be moderated by Demetrius Eudell, Wesleyan’s Dean of the […]
  • Women living in the Duren House (date unknown) -Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
    As we enter Black History Month, the School of Law and The University of Texas at Austin have planned a wealth of events, workshops, showcases, and celebrations. This range of activity allows all Longhorns to explore the history of Black experience on The Forty Acres, to give a platform to the Black voices of UT […]
  • Judge Diane Wood
    Diane P. Wood ’75, Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, has been named the new Director of The American Law Institute. The announcement was made yesterday by the ALI president David F. Levi. Judge Wood, who will be the first woman to lead the century-old organization when she […]
  • Professor Justin Driver of Yale Law School, who was a member of the Texas Law faculty from 2009 to 2014, will return to Townes Hall next semester as the law school’s inaugural Distinguished Visiting Professor. Driver, now the Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law and Counselor to the Dean at Yale Law, will be in […]
  • DeMetris Sampson ’80, a longtime lawyer and community leader in Dallas, has been named the winner of the Virgil C. Lott Medal for 2023. She will be honored at a ceremony at the School of Law on February 16. Dean Bobby Chesney made the announcement. “The Virgil C. Lott Medal is named after the first […]
  • Alia Moses already made history once, when Pres. George W. Bush nominated her to become the first woman to sit on the bench of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. The alumna from the Texas Law Class of 1986 made history again last month when she became the court’s first […]
  • Texas Law team
    A team of Texas Law students, coached by Texas Law alumni, swept the honors at this year’s White Collar Crime Invitational trial advocacy competition, hosted by the Georgetown University Law Center. The Texas Law advocates were crowned team champions after winning every round on every judge’s ballot throughout the three-day tournament, while Emily Ogden and […]