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Alumni Association Announces 2017 Alumni Award Honorees

Six of Texas Law’s most accomplished and illustrious alumni are being honored this October by the Texas Law Alumni Association and Dean Ward Farnsworth. Legendary Austin lawyer and civic leader Frank Denius ’49 will receive the Association’s Award for Lifetime Achievement. Houston-based JoAnn Lee ’83, an Assistant General Counsel for Exxon Mobil, will be honored as Outstanding […]

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Prof. Richard Albert to Join Texas Law Faculty From Boston College

Professor Richard Albert of Boston College has accepted an offer to join Texas Law in January 2018.  Prof. Albert will be teaching a 1L Constitutional Law section, among other courses. His scholarship focuses on constitutional amendment in comparative, doctrinal, historical and theoretical perspectives. He is currently completing a book on constitutional amendment, to be published by Oxford University Press. […]

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Jack Getman: “Fighting a persistent bias against unions.”

Prof. Julius G. Getman, the Earl E. Sheffield Regents Chair Emeritus, is back on bookshelves this winter with a new title published by Cornell University Press: The Supreme Court on Unions: Why Labor Law is Failing American Workers. In his book, Prof. Getman argues that the Supreme Court has become more and more central to shaping […]

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Jordan Steiker: Changing how America thinks about capital punishment

The cover story of Harvard Magazine‘s November-December issue is an in-depth look at the research and influence of Texas Law Professor Jordan Steiker and his sister, Harvard Law Professor Carol Steiker. The Steikers have a new book, Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment, which, according to the authors, “traces the unusual and distinctive […]

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Joe Jamail Dies at 90

Attorney and Longhorn philanthropist Joe Jamail, BA ’50, JD ’53, Life Member, Distinguished Alumnus, died Wednesday at age 90. Dean Ward Farnsworth shared these comments after learning the news: I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Joe Jamail, our wonderful friend and graduate. It is a loss felt keenly by all of us […]

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Professor H.W. Perry Honored with UT System Outstanding Teaching Award

Professor H.W. Perry has been named one of the eleven faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin chosen to receive 2015 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards by the Board of Regents. The awards program is one of the nation’s largest monetary teaching recognition programs in higher education, honoring outstanding performance in the classroom and […]

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Texas Law Students and Alumni Selected for Prestigious Fellowships

A number of Texas Law students and alumni are off to a number of remarkable fellowships in 2015, including two of the nation’s most prestigious placements for new lawyers: the Fried Frank-MALDEF Fellowship, and the Gideon’s Promise Fellowship. Those highly coveted opportunities went to Alejandra Avila ’14, and Paul McDaniel ’15, respectively. These fellowships were […]

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Texas Law Welcomes the Uniform Law Commission Archives

One of the world’s most important legal archives now has a permanent home at one of the world’s premier law libraries. The archives of the Uniform Law Commission are now part of the permanent collection of Texas Law’s Tarlton Law Library. The announcement was made by Tarlton’s Director, Professor Barbara Bintliff. “The Tarlton Law Library has long been […]

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