Faculty News

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Longtime Texas Law Professor Knighted

Professor Philip Bobbitt, Distinguished Senior Lecturer at The University of Texas School of Law, has received an honor shared by very few Americans—an appointment as an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. The honorary award, recognizing Bobbitt’s services to United Kingdom/United States relations and public life, was conferred by […]

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Prof. Tracy McCormack is Teaching Advocacy In Texas—and Nigeria

Texas Law Prof. Tracy McCormack ’86 is passionate about trial advocacy. She’s been teaching it to generations of Texas Law students, she’s been running the school’s award-wining Advocacy Programs, and she’s written several books and dozens of articles on the subject. Her most recent book even embraces the most current state of advocacy. Remote Advocacy in […]

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IN MEMORIAM: Professor Zipporah B. Wiseman

The Law School community is saddened by the passing of Zipporah Batshaw Wiseman, the Thos. H. Law Centennial Professor Emerita in Law, who died on January 20 at age 90. Prof. Wiseman had a long and distinguished academic career, the final 27 years of which were spent as a faculty member at Texas Law. “Zipporah’s […]

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Hewlett’s Five Questions With Bobby Chesney

On January 5, Eli Sugarman of the The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation published a short but meaty interview with Texas Law Professor Bobby Chesney. Chesney, the James A. Baker III Chair in the Rule of Law and World Affairs, is a grantee of the Hewlett Foundation’s Cyber Initiative. We reprint, with permission, the interview done […]

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Prof. Norma V. Cantú to Serve Presidential Transition Team on Education Issues

Norma V. Cantú, a Professor of Law and Professor of Government with a distinguished record of public service—including eight years as the Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights in the Clinton Administration—has been named to the Biden-Harris Transition’s “Agency Review Team” for education. That team, led by Linda Darling-Hammond of the Learning Policy Institute, will […]

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