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Professor Mechele Dickerson Wins Massey Teaching Excellence Award

The University of Texas School of Law Professor Mechele Dickerson is our newest recipient of the Massey Teaching Excellence Award, which is given to a law professor who “epitomizes the School’s priority of providing the highest quality of teaching to its students.” “Mechele has long been one of our finest classroom teachers. She brings energy, […]

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Prof. Deitch Leads New Criminal Justice Policy Lab

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin has established a new national policy resource center working to ensure the safe and humane treatment of people in custody and cultivate the next generation of justice policy leaders. The Prison and Jail Innovation Lab (PJIL) serves as a bridge […]

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Texas Law Adjunct Professor Evan Young Appointed to Texas Supreme Court

Professor Evan Young has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Texas. He joined the Law School faculty in 2015, teaching courses on Federal Courts and Religious Liberty. After law school, Young served as clerk to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and then as counsel to attorneys general under former President George W. Bush. Currently, […]

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Austin Black Business Journal announced its Most Influential & Up & Coming Lawyer Award Honorees
Texas Law Alumni Honored with Austin Black Business Journal’s Most Influential and Up & Coming Lawyer Awards

Several Texas Law alumni—three of whom are also faculty—are being honored with the 2021 Most Influential and Up & Coming Lawyer awards by the Austin Black Business Journal. The annual awards recognize Black professionals in the legal field who have achieved professional excellence and have actively paved the way to success for others. “These individuals […]

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Professor Hirschl Wins Prestigious Social Science Award

A professor at The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded one of the most prestigious book awards in the social sciences. Ran Hirschl, a professor of government and the Earl E. Sheffield Regents Chair in Law, was recognized with the 2021 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research for his book, City, State: […]

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Texas Law Faculty Among 2021’s Most-Cited in the Country

Texas Law is home to world-class faculty, and reports continue to prove that to be true. Many in the legal academy pay careful attention to University of Chicago Prof. Brian Leiter’s annual lists of “most-cited” law faculty on his website, Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports. Leiter (a former Texas Law professor) has developed a methodology based […]

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Professor Vladeck Offers Senate Testimony on Texas’s Abortion Ban and the Shadow Docket

Professor Stephen Vladeck testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. The hearing, titled “Texas’s Unconstitutional Abortion Ban and the Role of the Shadow Docket,” examined Texas’s Senate Bill 8 (SB8), which went into effect on September 1 and effectively bans most abortions in the state, as well as the role of the “shadow […]

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The Constitutional Studies Program Announces New Book

The Constitutional Studies Program is pleased to announce the publication of its first book at The University of Texas, The 2020 International Review of Constitutional Reform. This is a first-of-its-kind global scholarly collaboration to map and evaluate all forms of constitutional revision around the world over the past year. The book features 70 reports written […]

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Baker and Avraham: “The Mysterious Market for Post-Settlement Litigant Finance” Highlighted in The ALI Adviser

The Mysterious Market for Post-Settlement Litigant Finance, an article by Professors Lynn Baker and Ronen Avraham, co-authored by Anthony J. Sebok, of Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, was recently selected to appear in The ALI Adviser. The article, soon to be published in the New York University Law Review, demystifies a key facet […]

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Prof. Levinson Establishes Endowment to Celebrate 40 Years on the Forty Acres

This year offered a doubly joyous occasion to Professor Sanford V. Levinson and his wife, Cynthia. They are celebrating both his 40th year of teaching on the Forty Acres and his 80th birthday. To commemorate this special year, the couple has established The Sanford and Cynthia Levinson Endowment for Excellence Scholarship in Law. The Levinson scholarship will […]

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