Author: Robyn Munn

  • Sarah Weddington
    The Honorable Sarah Weddington ’67—whose work as a trailblazing lawyer, beloved professor, and dedicated public servant has left a formidable legacy—passed away the morning of December 26 at the age of 76. The cause of her death has not been disclosed, but Weddington, who at 26, just over three years out of law school, successfully […]
  • In a remarkable show of dedication to justice and legal dexterity, the Texas Law community swiftly came together this fall to support petitioner John Henry Ramirez before the United States Supreme Court. Background on Ramirez v. Collier: Petitioner John Henry Ramirez has been sentenced to death for a murder committed in Corpus Christi in 2004. […]
  • Blake Cleary
    For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet the class of 2024’s Blake Cleary! Q: What inspired you to pursue a legal education? Weirdly, I was teaching English in Turkey and was going through conversation practice with one of my students who told me about the day to day life her father had […]
  • Pike Powers
    Pike Powers ’65, trailblazer and unmatched champion of Austin’s high-tech economy, died Sunday, October 31 after a long battle with Parkinson’s. He was 80 years old. “Austin has not only lost a legendary leader in the law,” remarked Liz Hilton, Executive Director for Alumni Relations and Development, “but we had to say goodbye to a […]
  • Wes Dodson
    For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet Wes Dodson, Texas Law 1L and former Chief Justice of the UT Austin Student Government Supreme Court! Q: What has been the best surprise about your law school experience? The best surprise of UT Law so far is the learning community. I assumed that I […]
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    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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Portrait of Cynthia and Sanford Levinson
    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 […]
  • Portrait of Professor Jennifer Laurin
    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 […]
  • Portrait of Professor Erben, wearing a bright orange tie
    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 […]