Christopher Roberts

Immigration Clinic Plays Key Role at Detention Centers

Sunday’s Austin American-Statesman profiles the work of Texas Law’s Immigration Clinic and its leaders: clinic founder Barbara Hines, who retired as clinic director last year but still maintains a role; and, Professor Denise Gilman, who served with Hines for seven years before following in her footsteps in the director’s role. The ongoing plight of women and […]

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“The Federalist in the 21st Century” Conference Kicks Off

A three-day conference hosted by Texas Law Professor Sanford Levinson began last night in the Eidman Courtroom. “The Federalist in the 21st Century” gathers more than twenty of the nation’s leading constitutional scholars in Austin for a series of talks and panels inspired by—though not necessarily about—Levinson’s forthcoming book, “An Argument Open to All: Reading […]

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In Memoriam: Mark Kincaid ’83

It is with great sorrow that we report the passing of Mark Kincaid.  Mark was not only an alumnus (class of 1983) but also an adjunct faculty member here, and known to many members of the law school community personally and professionally. Among his many honors and achievements, Mark was recently elected to be President of the […]

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Charles Silver: Prolific Opinion Writer

Professor Charles Silver has been conducting groundbreaking research and writing influential academic articles and books for three decades. Now, he takes on a new writing challenge: social and cultural commentator, looking at the world through a legal lens. Two of his opinion pieces have recently appeared on Forbes online. The first, “Tarantino Is Right: The Police Need […]

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Michele Deitch: What’s Going On In Our Prisons?

Professor Michele Deitch co-authored (with Pace Law School’s Michael Mushlin) an opinion piece for The New York Times’ Opinion page, “What’s Going On In Our Prisons?” In it, Deitch and Mushlin make the argument not only for independent oversight of New York State’s correctional facilities, but for a national awareness that a movement calling for increased police accountability is incomplete […]

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Joe Jamail Dies at 90

Attorney and Longhorn philanthropist Joe Jamail, BA ’50, JD ’53, Life Member, Distinguished Alumnus, died Wednesday at age 90. Dean Ward Farnsworth shared these comments after learning the news: I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Joe Jamail, our wonderful friend and graduate. It is a loss felt keenly by all of us […]

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Melinda Taylor: In The Energy Institute Spotlight

Professor Melinda Taylor, executive director of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law & Business, and one of the nation’s foremost experts on environmental law, is the subject of the latest feature by UT’s Energy Institute, in their “Research Spotlight” column. It is a well-deserved honor for this veteran of both the National Audubon […]

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