Christopher Roberts

Avraham: Regulate consumer litigation funding, don’t ban it

Texas Law Senior Lecturer Ronen Avraham has just completed the first large-scale empirical study of consumer third-party litigation funding in the United States, along with colleague Anthony J. Sebok of Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. The striking results of their new study will be analyzed in full in the forthcoming Cornell Law Review. Until […]

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Belinda Johnson ’91 Named First COO of Airbnb

Double-Longhorn Belinda Johnson — BA ’88 and JD ’91 — was announced today as the first-ever Chief Operating Officer of Airbnb, the global start-up superstar currently valued at $31B. The news was made public this morning by Airbnb founder and CEO Brian Chesky, on the Airbnb website. “The COO is one of the most critical positions […]

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In Memoriam: Prof. Robert W. Hamilton

Texas Law Emeritus Professor Robert W. Hamilton passed away on January 12. Retired since 2004, Prof. Hamilton had taught at the law school for forty years and held the Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law. Prof. Hamilton graduated from Swarthmore Collection in 1952 and earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in […]

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Vladeck has his day in court

Prof. Stephen I. Vladeck delivered the first oral argument of his career on Tuesday, January 16, in the United States Supreme Court. The cases, Dalmazzi, Cox, and Ortiz et al. v. United States, pose questions about the legality of military officers serving simultaneously as military and civilian judges. Audio of the oral arguments, including a linked transcript, has been posted by Oyez, […]

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Prof. Albert Elected to Chair Section of Comparative Law

Newly arrived Prof. Richard Albert received some welcome news during the American Association of Law Schools’ annual meetings in San Diego during the first week of January: Prof. Albert was elected to serve as Chair-Elect of the Section on Comparative Law, effective immediately. He becomes Chair in January 2019. The Section on Comparative Law provides a […]

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Vladeck takes the ball in a big game

Most appellate advocates work their way up the courts. They start with small appeals in nearby tribunals and gradually build toward the argument of major cases in courts of last resort. Prof. Stephen I. Vladeck is doing it differently. He will deliver the first oral argument of his career on January 16—in the United States […]

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Prof. John Robertson Remembered

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 […]

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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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