Texas Law News

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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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and Our Extraordinary Alumni

We are proud to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting extraordinary lawyers and leaders of Hispanic heritage who got their start at Texas Law. Though we aren’t able to feature all of the thousands of lawyers of Hispanic heritage who make the Texas Law community stronger, scroll down to meet some of our outstanding […]

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🤘STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Daniel Edwards ’24

We are so pleased to bring back our Student Spotlight series for the 2021-22 school year! For this edition, we invite you to meet 1L Daniel Edwards. Q: What sorts of things are you engaged in at Texas Law? My transition to Austin life and life at Texas Law has definitely been much smoother thanks […]

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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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IN MEMORIAM: Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold ’49 Dies at 94

The University of Texas School of Law mourns the loss of Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold ’49, one of the most distinguished graduates in the law school’s history. Farenthold was an esteemed lawyer, politician, educator, and activist who tirelessly pursued justice throughout her life. Farenthold died on September 26, 2021 at her home in Houston, after […]

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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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Kerstin Arnold ’95 Named 2021 Mentor of the Year

The 2021 Texas Law Alumni Mentor of the Year is Kerstin Arnold ’95, recently retired General Counsel with the Texas State Board of Pharmacology. Arnold, whose name was put forth by both of her mentees, Yatika Chaudhri ’23 and Daniel Fox ’20, was selected from a group of nearly two dozen nominees. Pictured above, from […]

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