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Texas Law Community Secures SCOTUS Win in Ramirez v Collier

Members of the Texas Law community are celebrating an 8-1 Supreme Court win on behalf of capital inmate John Henry Ramirez. Mr. Ramirez sued the State of Texas for violating his religious-liberty right to have his pastor pray and lay hands on him during his execution (Ramirez v. Collier). Current Texas Law students, faculty, and […]

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Prof. Elizabeth Sepper Honored with Lectureship and Award of Excellence

Texas Law professor Elizabeth Sepper has been honored with the 2022 McDonald-Merrill-Ketcham Memorial Lectureship and Award for Excellence presented by the Hall Center for Law and Health at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. This lectureship and award program brings leading scholars and policy makers in the fields of law and medicine […]

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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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