Author: Robyn Lindenberg

  • Headshot of Professor Linda Mullenix.
    From applicants’ LSAT scores to class rankings and beyond, the legal community places serious value on data-driven ordering. It’s thus no surprise that many in the legal academy pay careful attention to University of Chicago Prof. Brian Leiter’s annual lists of “most-cited” law faculty on his website, Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports. Leiter (a former […]
  • Since 1980, the Texas Exes have honored alumni age 39 and younger whose character, professional achievements, and service to the University of Texas are truly exceptional. They have just announced the winners of the 2018 Outstanding Young Texas Ex Awards, and the list includes a Texas Law alumnus, Bryan Jones ’05. From the Texas Exes announcement: Bryan Jones, BS […]
  • Professor Chesney in an open collar blue button-down shirt
    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. […]
  • Portrait of Prof. Sandy Levinson wearing a dark suit with a blue shirt and tie.
    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, […]
  • Double Longhorn— B.B.A. ’86 and J.D. ’92— Elizabeth Copeland has been confirmed by the United States Senate to the U.S. Tax Court. Senators approved her appointment on the evening of August 28 in a voice vote. “At Texas we take special pride in those graduates who go on to become judges,” noted Dean Ward Farnsworth. […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Texas Law alumna Judge Aurora Martinez Jones ’07 has been elected to Board of Directors of The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ). She is currently an appointed associate judge in Travis County, based in Austin, having been sworn in on January 2, 2015. Originally from La Porte, Texas, a suburb of […]
  • 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 […]