Faculty News

Portraits of Elizabeth Bangs and Douglas Laycock
Making a Difference for Students Leads to Recognition by American Association of Law Schools

Two members of the Texas Law community were recognized by the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) with national awards on Jan. 5, 2023: Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Elizabeth Bangs and the Alice McKean Young Regents Chair Emeritus Douglas Laycock. “The leadership and faculty of Texas Law are extraordinarily talented and extraordinarily student-focused,” said […]

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America Law Institute Centennial Display Highlights Connection with Texas Law

The American Law Institute is marking its 100th anniversary in 2023 with four traveling exhibits that highlight the institute’s groundbreaking and impactful work. One of the four is being showcased at Texas Law, hosted inside the Tarlton Law Library. “I am delighted that our school can be a home for this remarkable tribute,” said Dean Bobby Chesney. “Texas […]

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Prof. Erik Encarnacion
Can Law Accommodate Resilience?

When many lawyers think about the first year of law school, they recall coffee-fueled discussions about the theories behind contract consideration and tort law remedies. Texas Law Assistant Professor Erik Encarnacion wants to change the way the profession thinks about these foundational concepts. Encarnacion’s current research includes a series of articles on how resilience can […]

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Philosophical Society portraits
Texas Law Faculty and Alumni Elected to Philosophical Society of Texas

Five outstanding members of the Texas Law community have been elected to the prestigious Philosophical Society of Texas. The group, led by Dean Bobby Chesney, includes alumni Linda Addison ’76, John B. Beckworth ’83, and John Schwartz ’83, and adjunct professor Evan Young. They are in elite company, as the Philosophical Society elected only 17 […]

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ABBJ
From Influential to Up & Coming, Texas Law is Well-Represented in ABBJ Awards

Several Texas Law faculty members and alumni have been chosen to receive 2022 Austin Black Business Journal awards. The publication announced two major awards honoring attorneys: “Most Influential Lawyers” and “Up & Coming Lawyers.” The awards recognize Black professionals in the legal field who have achieved professional excellence and have actively paved the way to […]

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Shavonne Henderson
Associate Dean Shavonne Henderson Recognized as Diversity Leader

Texas Law Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Shavonne Henderson ’05 has been selected as a 2022 recipient of the Texas Diversity Council‘s Top Women Lawyer Award. The award recognizes Henderson as a leader in the legal profession who shows commitment to diversity and community well-being. “I am honored and grateful that organizations […]

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Professor Maria Ponomarenko
Welcome Professor Maria Ponomarenko

Texas Law welcomes to its faculty Maria Ponomarenko, whose expertise as a teacher and writer covers the areas of administrative law, local government law, constitutional law, and criminal procedure. A particular area of focus of her work is on government agencies that fall beyond the reach of traditional administrative law and scholarship, such as policing […]

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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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