Robyn Munn

🤘STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Daniel Edwards ’24

We are so pleased to bring back our Student Spotlight series for the 2021-22 school year! For this edition, we invite you to meet 1L Daniel Edwards. Q: What sorts of things are you engaged in at Texas Law? My transition to Austin life and life at Texas Law has definitely been much smoother thanks […]

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Professor Vladeck Offers Senate Testimony on Texas’s Abortion Ban and the Shadow Docket

Professor Stephen Vladeck testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. The hearing, titled “Texas’s Unconstitutional Abortion Ban and the Role of the Shadow Docket,” examined Texas’s Senate Bill 8 (SB8), which went into effect on September 1 and effectively bans most abortions in the state, as well as the role of the “shadow […]

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IN MEMORIAM: Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold ’49 Dies at 94

The University of Texas School of Law mourns the loss of Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold ’49, one of the most distinguished graduates in the law school’s history. Farenthold was an esteemed lawyer, politician, educator, and activist who tirelessly pursued justice throughout her life. Farenthold died on September 26, 2021 at her home in Houston, after […]

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Baker and Avraham: “The Mysterious Market for Post-Settlement Litigant Finance” Highlighted in The ALI Adviser

The Mysterious Market for Post-Settlement Litigant Finance, an article by Professors Lynn Baker and Ronen Avraham, co-authored by Anthony J. Sebok, of Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, was recently selected to appear in The ALI Adviser. The article, soon to be published in the New York University Law Review, demystifies a key facet […]

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Portrait of Cynthia and Sanford Levinson
Prof. Levinson Establishes Endowment to Celebrate 40 Years on the Forty Acres

This year offered a doubly joyous occasion to Professor Sanford V. Levinson and his wife, Cynthia. They are celebrating both his 40th year of teaching on the Forty Acres and his 80th birthday. To commemorate this special year, the couple has established The Sanford and Cynthia Levinson Endowment for Excellence Scholarship in Law. The Levinson scholarship will […]

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Portrait of Professor Jennifer Laurin
Prof. Laurin Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

Professor Jennifer Laurin testified during a virtual hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security on July 13, 2021. The hearing, titled “Facial Recognition Technology: Examining Its Use by Law Enforcement,” aimed to generate not only an understanding of facial recognition technology (FRT) but also to proactively engage with […]

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Texas Law Professor Elected Vice-Chair of Texas Ethics Commission

Texas Law Professor Randall H. Erben ’81 has been elected Vice-Chair of the Texas Ethics Commission. As one of eight commissioners, divided 4-4 between Democrats and Republicans, Erben and the Commission have been charged with the mission to promote public confidence in government. Among its many functions, the Commission administers and enforces laws on governmental […]

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Mimi Nguyen ’22 Sworn in as UT System Student Regent

On June 26, Thuy Dan “Mimi” Nguyen ’22 was sworn in as UT System Student Regent by Judge Cynthia Lafuente-Gaona BA ’93. An intimate audience of family and close friends gathered in the Law School’s wood-paneled Eidman Courtroom to witness and applaud this remarkable beginning to Nguyen’s final and seventh year as a UT System […]

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A large metal sign explaining Juneteenth's history in front of trees.
Resources to Learn About Juneteenth

This article was first published in 2020. It was updated in June 2021. We are wishing all a meaningful and happy Juneteenth. In that spirit, we are sharing a message sent out to the Texas Law community with links and resources for the Juneteenth holiday. It came from Professor Barbara Bintliff, Joseph C. Hutcheson Professor […]

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