Christopher Roberts

Bookfest: Celebrating Jordan Steiker’s Newest Publication

The law school is taking an afternoon this week to celebrate Prof. Jordan Steiker, along with his sister and co-author, Harvard Law School Prof. Carol Steiker, and their new book, Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment. A gala barbeque lunch (with veggie options) will be held this Friday, with special guests David Sklansky, of […]

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The New York Times: Texas Law a Great Return on Investment

Yet more recognition of the great value offered by a Texas Law degree comes this week from The New York Times. The Times notes that the School of Law is “among the 10 schools offering the best salary-to-debt ratios,” and “grouped with Harvard, Yale and Stanford among the top schools that offered their graduates good value for the substantial […]

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Larry Kramer to Deliver Endowed Lecture on February 1

Larry Kramer, the President of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and former Dean of Stanford Law School, will give two talks on Wednesday, February 1.  He will deliver the University of Texas School of Law Endowed Lecture for 2016-17 on the topic of “The Problem of Fixing U.S. Democracy” at 10:15 a.m., and a bonus […]

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Texas Law Tops Lawdragon Campus Law School Tour

Lawdragon Campus launched an ambitious project in 2016: visiting every law school in America to “get a real perspective on legal education – beyond the headlines.” The first set of conclusions from that project were published last week, in the article “Top 10 Moments from the Law School Road Trip“: “University of Texas Law School […]

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Jack Getman: “Fighting a persistent bias against unions.”

Prof. Julius G. Getman, the Earl E. Sheffield Regents Chair Emeritus, is back on bookshelves this winter with a new title published by Cornell University Press: The Supreme Court on Unions: Why Labor Law is Failing American Workers. In his book, Prof. Getman argues that the Supreme Court has become more and more central to shaping […]

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Steve Goode Named Civitatis Award Winner for 2016

Professor Steve Goode of the UT Law School has been named the winner of the University’s Civitatis Award for 2016.  The announcement was made this week by President Greg Fenves. The Civitatis Award is the highest distinction made by the University of Texas to recognize outstanding citizenship.  It is conferred on a member of the […]

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Scott McCown: Texas must increase funding to fix Child Protective Services

With the new year will come the new Texas Legislature Session. Among the major issues that will be put before legislators is funding for Texas’ overburdened Child Protective Services agency. Texas Law Prof. F. Scott McCown, a former judge and longtime advocate for children’s rights, and the Director of the law school’s Children’s Rights Clinic, anticipated […]

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