Christopher Roberts

Susan Morse: How Texas Can Help All Special Needs Students

Texas Law Prof. Susan Morse penned a new opinion piece about safe harbors for DallasNews, the online presence of The Dallas Morning News, in response to a widely-read and much-discussed article by Brian M. Rosenthal for the Houston Chronicle. That story, “Denied: How Texas keeps thousands of children out of special education,” examined the role of the […]

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Prof. Willy Forbath
Texas Law Faculty in the National Spotlight

Several members of the Texas Law faculty have recently been prominently featured in the national press. In the current issue of The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin’s “The Supreme Court After Scalia” considers the upcoming term and the possibilities of an emerging “liberal Court.” Among matters that could come before a newly configured Court in coming […]

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OPINION: Steiker: Extraordinary Injustice in Texas

In a powerful opinion piece published on the National Law Journal website, Professor Jordan Steiker calls on the Supreme Court to “declare the obvious” and acknowledge the prejudicial role of race in the sentencing of Duane Buck, and for federal courts “to correct blatant errors in Texas capital cases.” Steiker’s new book, Courting Death: The Supreme […]

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Prof. Hans Baade
In Memoriam: Prof. Hans Baade

The School of Law reports with sadness the passing of Hans Wolfgang Baade, an emeritus member of the faculty and holder of the Hugh Lamar Stone Chair in Civil Law. Professor Baade was born in Berlin in 1929, and was raised in Germany and in Turkey.  He received his A.B. from Syracuse University, a doctorate […]

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Changing the way courses on Property are taught

Texas Law faculty members Heather Way and Lucy Wood are writing a book that shows how the concepts in first-year Property courses work in practice. Real Property for the Real World: Building Skills Through Case Study, is forthcoming from West Publishing Company.  Tanya Marsh at Wake Forest University is a co-author as well. The book […]

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Does Race Influence Tort Damages?

Most lawyers would say the Constitution forbids the government to discriminate on the basis of race, but Professor Ronen Avraham believes it still happens routinely in the courtroom. Prof. Avraham, the Thomas Shelton Maxey Professor at the School of Law, studies the damages that courts award in personal-injury cases and in other settings, and he believes […]

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Prof. Loftus C. Carson II
In Memoriam: Prof. Loftus C. Carson II

The Law School community is greatly saddened by the passing of The Ronald D. Krist Professor in Law, Loftus C. Carson II (1946-2016). Prof. Carson served on the Texas Law faculty for more than 20 years, teaching corporations, securities regulation, nonprofit organizations, higher education and the law, and employment law.  In 2002, he received the Student Bar Association […]

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Alumni Association Names 2016 Alumni Award Recipients

Six of Texas Law’s most accomplished, illustrious alumni are being honored this September by the Texas Law Alumni Association and Dean Ward Farnsworth. Former United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison ’67 will receive the Association’s Award for Lifetime Achievement. Austin attorney Patton G. Lochridge ’76 will be honored as Outstanding Alumnus. Senior U.S. District Court Judge […]

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