Faculty News

Prof. Richard Albert: “It’s Time to Update the Language of the Constitution”

Professor Richard Albert has a new op-ed in The Hill arguing that the Constitution’s gendered and racist language “weakens rather than enhances the feeling of belonging that a constitution should generate among a country’s citizens.” Prof. Albert, the William Stamps Farish Professor in Law, is an expert in comparative constitutional studies and writes extensively about […]

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New Books from Texas Law Faculty

A number of Texas Law faculty members have recently published new books covering a broad range of topics. Read on to get a glimpse of the new books written by our world-class faculty.  The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Constitutions  The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Constitutions by Richard Albert can be found here. The Oxford Handbook […]

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Prof. Karen Engle
An Interview With Prof. Karen Engle About Her New Book

Prof. Karen Engle’s new book, The Grip of Sexual Violence in Conflict, was released last week from Stanford University Press. Subtitled “Feminists Interventions in International Law,” the monograph traces three decades of feminist engagement with international law and institutions with a focus on how and why both feminist activism and international law became “gripped” by the […]

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Prof. Nelia Robbi Honored at the Austin Bar Foundation Gala

Texas Law Professor Nelia Robbi ’07 has been honored with the 2020 Joseph C. Parker Diversity Award. Prof. Robbi was presented with the award at the Austin Bar Foundation annual gala ceremony on January 25 at the Omni Hotel at Barton Creek Resort. “We are so thrilled to see Nelia honored for her commitment to equality […]

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Prof. Albert Elected to Chair of the Section on Scholarship

Professor Richard Albert has begun his term as the elected Chair of the Section on Scholarship in the American Association of Law Schools (AALS). He recently completed his term as Chair of the Section on Comparative Law. The Section on Scholarship promotes scholarly research and dialogue among members of the Association, and seeks to create […]

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IN MEMORIAM: Prof. J. Leon Lebowitz

J. Leon Lebowitz, the brilliant and well-loved professor of law, passed away peacefully at home on January 11 at age 98. Professor Lebowitz became a member of the Texas Law faculty in 1956. For over four decades he educated and guided thousands of aspiring Texas lawyers on the Forty Acres. Though he formally retired as […]

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Rethinking Prisons for Women

Prof. Michele Deitch, a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law and the LBJ School, has been serving as Chair of the Travis County Sheriff’s Advisory Committee on the Women’s Jail since March 2018. The Committee’s brief was to develop a vision for a model women’s jail facility based on best practices from around the country […]

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