Faculty News

In Memoriam: Professor John A. Robertson

The Law School community is saddened by the sudden passing of Professor John A. Robertson, holder of the Vinson & Elkins Chair and a beloved member of our faculty for over thirty-five years. Professor Robertson, a renowned bioethics scholar, was honored in 2010 with a lifetime achievement award from the American Society for Law, Medicine […]

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Rabban honored with dual fellowships 

Texas Law Prof. David Rabban is wrapping up an extraordinary year in which he was honored with two of the most prestigious fellowships for academics and leading thinkers in the country. Rabban, the Jamail Regents Chair at the School of Law, is the recipient of both a Guggenheim Fellowship, and of a fellowship from the […]

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Admiralitas: An Interview with Michael Sturley

The current issue of the Federal Bar Association’s Admiralty Law eNewsletter — Admiralitas — turns its “Member Spotlight” on Texas Law Prof. Michael F. Sturley. Prof. Sturley is a founding member of the Admiralty Section of the FBA, as well as one of the directors on the Board of Directors. The interview below, reprinted with permission, covers Prof. […]

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Michele Deitch: Research Says “Raise the Age”

The following article was published by The LBJ School of Public Affairs, with whom the law school shares several faculty members and research projects, a dual-degree program, and the interdisciplinary Robert Strauss Center. It covers the remarkable research conducted by Prof. Michele Deitch, a senior lecturer at the law school and a Soros Senior Justice […]

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Prof. Richard Albert to Join Texas Law Faculty From Boston College

Professor Richard Albert of Boston College has accepted an offer to join Texas Law in January 2018.  Prof. Albert will be teaching a 1L Constitutional Law section, among other courses. His scholarship focuses on constitutional amendment in comparative, doctrinal, historical and theoretical perspectives. He is currently completing a book on constitutional amendment, to be published by Oxford University Press. […]

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Bob Peroni Honored With John Minor Wisdom Award

A major article by Prof. Bob Peroni in last November’s Tulane Law Review was awarded the John Minor Wisdom Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Scholarship. The award is given annually to the authors of the best lead article in the current volume of the Review. Prof. Peroni shares the honor with his two co-authors, J. Clifton […]

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Karen Engle’s “Anti-Impunity and the Human Rights Agenda”: From Conference to Book

Karen Engle, the Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law and Founder and Co-director of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice—and, for the 2016-17 academic year, the Deborah Lunder and Alan Ezekiel Founders’ Circle member at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton—is the primary editor of an important new book, “Anti-Impunity […]

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