Faculty News

Discussion of Dobbs Decision, on July 1
Webinar on Dobbs Decision Coming July 1

On Friday, July 1 at 11:30am CST, The University of Texas School of Law is co-hosting a webinar to discuss the historic Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision and its implications for our country. The discussion will be moderated by Steve Vladeck of The University of Texas School of Law. Panelists of the webinar […]

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Portrait of Ed Sherman
In Memoriam: Ed Sherman

Edward (Ed) Sherman, a long-time faculty member at Texas Law, passed away on June 7, 2022, at the age of 84. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Sherman joined the faculty here in 1977 and spent nearly two decades positively impacting law students, including his commitment that they received quality instruction in the area of […]

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Texas Law Constitutional Studies Program Hosts “LevinsonFest 2022”

In honor of Prof. Sanford (Sandy) Levinson’s 40th year at Texas Law, the school’s Program on Constitutional Studies is hosting “LevinsonFest 2022” – an online celebration of his scholarship. As the founding director of constitutional Studies at Texas Law, Levinson has organized innovative scholarly programs, created new platforms to disseminate the ideas of faculty and […]

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Dean-Designate Chesney Announces New Associate Deans

Texas Law has announced that four current faculty members—Susan Morse, Melissa Wasserman, Shavonne Henderson, and Eden Harrington— have agreed to serve the law school community as Associate Deans, effective July 1. Collectively, this group will form the dean’s senior leadership team, advising the dean while also carrying out the charges described below. “We are all […]

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Bintliff Receives Distinguished Service Award from the AALL

Barbara Bintliff, the Joseph C. Hutcheson Professor Emeritus in Law and former director of the Tarlton Law Library/Jamail Center for Legal Research, has been selected to receive the 2022 Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). Bintliff retired in January 2022 after more than a decade with Texas […]

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Robert Chesney Appointed Dean of the School of Law

The University of Texas at Austin has selected Robert (Bobby) Chesney to serve as the next dean of the School of Law. Chesney, who currently holds the James A. Baker III Chair in the Rule of Law and World Affairs and has served as the school’s associate dean for academic affairs for more than a […]

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Portrait of Mike Golden
Mike Golden Named Lecturer and Director of Advocacy

Mike Golden ’01 has been named lecturer and Director of Advocacy at The University of Texas School of Law. He has been an adjunct professor for the law school’s Trial Advocacy program since 2004, and has taught Trial Advocacy Survey, Advocacy Outside the Courtroom, ADR, and Negotiation. “As a longtime member of our adjunct faculty, […]

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Texas Law Community Secures SCOTUS Win in Ramirez v Collier

Members of the Texas Law community are celebrating an 8-1 Supreme Court win on behalf of capital inmate John Henry Ramirez. Mr. Ramirez sued the State of Texas for violating his religious-liberty right to have his pastor pray and lay hands on him during his execution (Ramirez v. Collier). Current Texas Law students, faculty, and […]

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