Robyn Lindenberg

Chesney: Nation’s Focus Shifting Away from Terrorism

In the nearly two decades since 9/11, terrorism and counterterrorism have occupied center stage of the nation’s politics, media, and attention. For many years now on-screen villains, both factual and fictional, have been terrorists, while our heroes fight to dismantle and disempower them. Professor Bobby Chesney, Director of UT-Austin’s interdisciplinary research center the Robert S. […]

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Politico: The Constitution Needs a Reboot by Sanford V. Levinson

On September 17 the nation will observe Constitution Day to recognize those who have become U.S. citizens and the adoption of the United States’ supreme legal document. It was around this time (in 1787) that Benjamin Franklin addressed the convention saying, “There are several parts of this Constitution which I do not at present approve, […]

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Two Students Pursue Texas Law-ITAM Joint Degree

Last week the summer-quiet halls of Texas Law clamored back to life, echoing with student traffic, chatter, and momentum. Among the seniors, midlaws, and freshlaws are two new students who join us from Mexico for a unique opportunity. Paulina Nenclares and Luis Roberto Leos Yeverino will spend the next two years at Texas Law, after […]

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In Memoriam: Judge John F. “Jack” Onion, Jr. ’50

A celebration of life will be held Friday, September 7 at 2:00 p.m. at Westlake Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas. A private burial will take place in the Texas State Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice. One of the most highly esteemed judges in Texas […]

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Environmental Justice and the Anniversary of Hurricane Harvey

Texans have just marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey making landfall on the state. While much of what was destroyed has since been rebuilt, many people are still coping with the aftermath of all that Harvey wrought. Among other consequences of the carnage that Harvey left behind has been the realization that Texas is […]

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Incoming Public Interest Scholars, Members of the Class of 2021

This month the law school is thrilled to welcome incoming public interest scholars and members of the Class of 2021, Jill Applegate, David Giannaula, and Melissa Sopher. Meet the scholars in this story, reprinted below, with permission from the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law. Texas Law Welcomes Incoming Public Interest Scholars, Members […]

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H. W. Perry Jr. Awarded 2018-19 Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship

Texas Law Prof. H.W. Perry has been awarded the 2018-19 Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship. The Friar Society, the university’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, awards the Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship annually to one outstanding undergraduate professor. It is the largest undergraduate faculty award at UT Austin with an annual award of $25,000. Members of […]

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