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Robert Chesney Appointed Dean of the School of Law

The University of Texas at Austin has selected Robert (Bobby) Chesney to serve as the next dean of the School of Law. Chesney, who currently holds the James A. Baker III Chair in the Rule of Law and World Affairs and has served as the school’s associate dean for academic affairs for more than a […]

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Law School Kicks Off What Starts Here Campaign

The University of Texas at Austin launched its most ambitious capital campaign ever on March 4, 2022. As a part of a weekend series of events signaling the public phase of the University’s $6 billion What Starts Here campaign, the Law School celebrated its own kickoff to the campaign by hosting an inspiring look into […]

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Striking a Balance

Experts examine the relationship between energy production and environmental protection By Melissa Gaskill Illustrations by Pam Wishbow Record-low natural gas prices, increased national security and economic growth. Those benefits come from recent surges in drilling, the result of technological advances in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling that opened up vast reserves of previously inaccessible oil […]

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Building Excellence

The Stephen D. Susman Academic Center will help students and professors focus on its namesake’s passion: academic excellence in the law.

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Winter Work

This January 11–15, 2010, forty students from the University of Texas School of Law spent part of their Winter Break in Houston and the Rio Grande Valley carrying out pro bono legal work for underserved communities.

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Energy Law Evolves

In fall 2009, the Law School will launch the Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law to help create a new generation of lawyers and scholars to navigate the legal terrain between these three vital fields in a changing world.

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