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Emeritus Prof. George Dix Passes Away

George E. Dix, a longtime distinguished member of the Texas Law faculty, died on May 10, in Austin, at age 81. Dix taught criminal law and criminal procedure and was a prolific author of many leading textbooks, articles, and treatises. He was a member of the Texas Law faculty from 1971 until his retirement in […]

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Minister Marlene Malahoo Forte and Professor Richard Albert
Prof. Richard Albert Lends His Expertise to the Country of Jamaica

Texas Law global constitutional expert Richard Albert has seen his research relied upon numerous times in countries around the world reviewing or rewriting their constitutions. For example, in 2021, he advised the Constitutional Convention of Chile on designing procedures of constitutional reform for the country’s proposed constitution. And in 2022, the Supreme Court of Kenya […]

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Prof. Lynn Baker
Multidistrict Litigation: Experts Look at the Controversial World of Mass Torts

Multidistrict litigation, the increasingly common practice of transferring related civil actions that start out in diverse federal courts to a single judge for coordinated pre-trial development, has been making eye-popping headlines with billion-dollar settlements and proceedings involving hundreds of thousands of claims. Some of the best known of the recent proceedings, which are commonly referred […]

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Professor Rabban to Deliver Hugo L. Black Lecture

Longtime Texas Law faculty member David Rabban has been selected to deliver the highly prestigious Hugo L. Black Lecture on Freedom of Expression at Wesleyan University this March 30. The lecture will be presented at Wesleyan’s Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life and will be moderated by Demetrius Eudell, Wesleyan’s Dean of the […]

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Special Event: Justin Driver on “Schooling Free Speech”

Acclaimed law professor and author Justin Driver, who is in residence at Texas Law the week of March 20 as a Distinguished Scholar, will deliver a public lecture on Tuesday, March 21, titled “Schooling Free Speech.” The lecture takes place at 11:30 a.m. in the law school’s Eidman Courtroom, and light refreshments will be served […]

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In the Gray Areas: Prof. Elizabeth Sepper’s Work Defies Categorization

Elizabeth Sepper’s formal title is Professor of Law, but it could also just as well be Professor of Gray Areas. With a focus at the intersections of equality, healthcare, and religious rights, Sepper’s extensive scholarship probes the ambiguities and potential conflicts among these subjects. “I don’t think I fit in a box. I’m a bit […]

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Portraits of Elizabeth Bangs and Douglas Laycock
Making a Difference for Students Leads to Recognition by American Association of Law Schools

Two members of the Texas Law community were recognized by the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) with national awards on Jan. 5, 2023: Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Elizabeth Bangs and the Alice McKean Young Regents Chair Emeritus Douglas Laycock. “The leadership and faculty of Texas Law are extraordinarily talented and extraordinarily student-focused,” said […]

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America Law Institute Centennial Display Highlights Connection with Texas Law

The American Law Institute is marking its 100th anniversary in 2023 with four traveling exhibits that highlight the institute’s groundbreaking and impactful work. One of the four is being showcased at Texas Law, hosted inside the Tarlton Law Library. “I am delighted that our school can be a home for this remarkable tribute,” said Dean Bobby Chesney. “Texas […]

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