Category: Faculty Contribution

  • Portrait of Prof. John A. Robertson, wearing glasses, a blue shirt and jacket with a peach tie.
    A new exhibit now open at the Blanton Museum showcases the late Professor John A. Robertson’s dynamic and highly personal collection of artworks on paper. Professor Robertson, a beloved a member of the Law School faculty for over 35 years and holder of the Vinson & Elkins Chair, was a leading scholar of bioethics, among […]
  • Texans watching the news of Hurricane Florence making landfall in the Carolinas can be forgiven for experiencing a severe case of déjà vu. It was just over a year ago that Texans saw themselves in those news stories, and were faced with similar challenges of preparing for a natural disaster. Many of the stories, both today […]
  • 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, […]
  • Texas Law Senior Lecturer Ronen Avraham has just completed the first large-scale empirical study of consumer third-party litigation funding in the United States, along with colleague Anthony J. Sebok of Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. The striking results of their new study will be analyzed in full in the forthcoming Cornell Law Review. Until […]
  • Charles Silver, holder of the Roy W. and Eugenia C. McDonald Endowed Chair in Civil Procedure and the co-director of Texas Law’s Center on Lawyers, Civil Justice and the Media, has co-authored a new op-ed for The New York Post applauding New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent decision allowing pharmacists to give flu shots to children. […]
  • Texas Law Prof. Jennifer E. Laurin, an expert in the shared roles of courts, police, and lawyers in regulating forensic science, is now a regular contributor the new online platform of the Fair Punishment Project, In Justice Today. Her newest article is “The Massachusetts Lab Scandals: Confronting the New Normal of Mass Error in Criminal Justice,” […]
  • Prof. Willy Forbath
    Texas Law Prof. William Forbath, who has been writing about law and the American labor movement for over 25 years, has been a close and engaged observer of the monumental change to the nature of work in America and the resulting plight of American workers. This Labor Day, Prof. Forbath and Temple Law School Prof. […]
  • Jordan Steiker, the Judge Robert M. Parker Endowed Chair in Law and Director of the Capital Punishment Center at Texas Law, along with his sister Carol Steiker, the Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Director of the Criminal Justice Policy Program at Harvard Law School, were asked by SCOTUSblog to analyze the decisions of […]
  • Prof. Jeffrey Abramson, a nationally recognized expert on juries and the jury system, took to the opinion pages of the Dallas Morning News today to react to the recent Supreme Court ruling in Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado. In that case, the court considered whether a Colorado man should be given a new trial when it was revealed […]
  • Prof. Charles Silver, the Roy W. and Eugenia C. McDonald Endowed Chair in Civil Procedure and the Co-Director of the Center on Lawyers, Civil Justice and the Media, published a a new opinion piece in the March 3 Dallas News, the online platform of the Dallas Morning News. In it, he tackles the real reasons prescription drugs […]
  • Prof. Angela Littwin, reacting to a spate of news stories out of Washington confirming that two of Texas’ most powerful elected officials are sharpening their knives for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has penned a forceful new op-ed defending that agency and explaining all the good it does for Texans and, indeed, all Americans. The op-ed […]