Category: Faculty News

  • Portraits of two women smilling
    The Zoom webinar, led by Prof. Tara Grove and moderated by Associate Dean Melissa Wasserman, will take place July 6 at 12 p.m. and is open to all.
  • portrait of George E. Dix
    On the faculty from 1972 to his retirement in 2018, Dix taught criminal law and criminal procedure and was a prolific author of many leading textbooks, articles, and treatises.
  • Minister Marlene Malahoo Forte and Professor Richard Albert
    Albert will be helping Jamaica in its transition from a constitutional monarchy to a republic as a member of the country's Constitution Reform Committee.
  • Sir Basil Markesinis, former Jamail Regents Professor at the School of Law, has passed away at the age of 78. Basil Markesinis was born in Athens. He was educated at the University of Cambridge and taught there afterwards, as well as at Michigan, Cornell, and many other universities in addition to Texas. His scholarship was […]
  • Prof. Lynn Baker stands behind a podium wearing a black shirt underneath a red leather jacket.
    Multidistrict litigation, the increasingly common practice of transferring related civil actions that start out in diverse federal courts to a single judge for coordinated pre-trial development, has been making eye-popping headlines with billion-dollar settlements and proceedings involving hundreds of thousands of claims. Some of the best known of the recent proceedings, which are commonly referred […]
  • David Rabban headshot
    Longtime Texas Law faculty member David Rabban has been selected to deliver the highly prestigious Hugo L. Black Lecture on Freedom of Expression at Wesleyan University this March 30. The lecture will be presented at Wesleyan’s Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life and will be moderated by Demetrius Eudell, Wesleyan’s Dean of the […]
  • Acclaimed law professor and author Justin Driver, who is in residence at Texas Law the week of March 20 as a Distinguished Scholar, will deliver a public lecture on Tuesday, March 21, titled “Schooling Free Speech.” The lecture takes place at 11:30 a.m. in the law school’s Eidman Courtroom, and light refreshments will be served […]
  • Portrait of Prof. Elizabeth Sepper wearing a black shirt underneath a grey and white jacket.
    Elizabeth Sepper’s formal title is Professor of Law, but it could also just as well be Professor of Gray Areas. With a focus at the intersections of equality, healthcare, and religious rights, Sepper’s extensive scholarship probes the ambiguities and potential conflicts among these subjects. “I don’t think I fit in a box. I’m a bit […]
  • Portraits of Elizabeth Bangs and Douglas Laycock
    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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Prof. Erik Encarnacion
    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 […]
  • Professor Justin Driver of Yale Law School, who was a member of the Texas Law faculty from 2009 to 2014, will return to Townes Hall next semester as the law school’s inaugural Distinguished Visiting Professor. Driver, now the Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law and Counselor to the Dean at Yale Law, will be in […]