Faculty Contribution

Dickerson: The Cost of Emergency Evacuation

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 […]

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Professor Chesney in an open collar blue button-down shirt
Chesney: Nation’s Focus Shifting Away from Terrorism

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. […]

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Portrait of Prof. Sandy Levinson wearing a dark suit with a blue shirt and tie.
Politico: The Constitution Needs a Reboot by Sanford V. Levinson

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, […]

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Avraham: Regulate consumer litigation funding, don’t ban it

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 […]

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Prof. Willy Forbath
Forbath: A New Type of Labor Law for a New Type of Lawyer

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. […]

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