Faculty News

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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Barbara Bintliff Delivers Commencement Address to Kuwait International Law School

On Thursday, February 9, 2017, Professor Barbara Bintliff gave the commencement address at the annual graduation ceremony of Kuwait International Law School (KILAW) in Doha-Kuwait City, Kuwait. Approximately 2,000 family members and friends gathered to watch 295 students receive their LL.B. degrees and 15 receive LL.M. degrees. The event was under the sponsorship of His […]

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Bookfest: Celebrating Jordan Steiker’s Newest Publication

The law school is taking an afternoon this week to celebrate Prof. Jordan Steiker, along with his sister and co-author, Harvard Law School Prof. Carol Steiker, and their new book, Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment. A gala barbeque lunch (with veggie options) will be held this Friday, with special guests David Sklansky, of […]

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Jack Getman: “Fighting a persistent bias against unions.”

Prof. Julius G. Getman, the Earl E. Sheffield Regents Chair Emeritus, is back on bookshelves this winter with a new title published by Cornell University Press: The Supreme Court on Unions: Why Labor Law is Failing American Workers. In his book, Prof. Getman argues that the Supreme Court has become more and more central to shaping […]

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Steve Goode Named Civitatis Award Winner for 2016

Professor Steve Goode of the UT Law School has been named the winner of the University’s Civitatis Award for 2016.  The announcement was made this week by President Greg Fenves. The Civitatis Award is the highest distinction made by the University of Texas to recognize outstanding citizenship.  It is conferred on a member of the […]

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Steve Vladeck on C-SPAN: Clinton’s Emails, Comey’s Letter, and the Hatch Act

Texas Law Professor Stephen Vladeck appeared Monday on Washington Journal, C-SPAN’s morning interview program, to discuss the letter submitted to Congress on Friday, October 28, by F.B.I. Director James Comey, alerting the world to the possibility of new emails in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Prof. Vladeck has emerged as a go-to […]

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Jordan Steiker: Changing how America thinks about capital punishment

The cover story of Harvard Magazine‘s November-December issue is an in-depth look at the research and influence of Texas Law Professor Jordan Steiker and his sister, Harvard Law Professor Carol Steiker. The Steikers have a new book, Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment, which, according to the authors, “traces the unusual and distinctive […]

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Susan Morse: How Texas Can Help All Special Needs Students

Texas Law Prof. Susan Morse penned a new opinion piece about safe harbors for DallasNews, the online presence of The Dallas Morning News, in response to a widely-read and much-discussed article by Brian M. Rosenthal for the Houston Chronicle. That story, “Denied: How Texas keeps thousands of children out of special education,” examined the role of the […]

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Texas Law Faculty in the National Spotlight

Several members of the Texas Law faculty have recently been prominently featured in the national press. In the current issue of The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin’s “The Supreme Court After Scalia” considers the upcoming term and the possibilities of an emerging “liberal Court.” Among matters that could come before a newly configured Court in coming […]

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