Christopher Roberts

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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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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