Christopher Roberts

Budd Innocence Center Launches

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 […]

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Steiker Wins Hamilton Book Award Grand Prize

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 […]

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H.W. Perry Wins American Political Science Association Teaching and Mentoring Award

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 […]

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Prof. Willy Forbath
Forbath: A New Type of Labor Law for a New Type of Lawyer

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. […]

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Nicole Cásarez
Nicole Cásarez ’79 on “The Joy of Lawyering”

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 […]

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Texas Law Makes New U.S. News Short List

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 […]

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