Christopher Roberts

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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Rapoport Center Receives Award for Sissy Farenthold Online Exhibition

Texas Law’s Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice has won an Exceptional Merit in Media Award (EMMA) from the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) for its online exhibition Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold: A Noble Citizen. The interactive, multimedia website chronicles the life and work of Sissy Farenthold (Texas Law ’49), a trailblazing reformer, […]

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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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