The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law at The University of Texas School of Law presents talks by Douglas Laycock, one of the nation’s leading constitutional law scholars, March 27 and 28 at the law school. Laycock is UT Law’s third G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence. On Thursday, March 27, […]
Tag: Constitutional Law
Professor John Robertson, Vinson & Elkins Chair in Law, discusses the scientific and constitutional issues at play in the laws passed by ten states and now being considered in Texas to ban abortions after 20 weeks because of the scientifically controversial claim that fetuses are then capable of feeing pain.
John Paul Stevens, who retired in 2010 after serving as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court for thirty-four years, , has written an extensive review of Professor Sanford Levinson’s latest book, Framed: America’s Fifty-one Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance (Oxford University Press, 2012), in the October 11, 2012, edition of The New York Review of Books.
Sanford Levinson speaks to UT Law about his new book, Framed: America’s 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance.
Justin Driver, an assistant professor at the Law School, will give a presentation on “The Constitutional Conservatism of the Warren Court” at the Junior Faculty Forum at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on June 1, 2012.
Professor William Forbath wrote “Workers’ Rights and the Distributive Constitution,” which was published in the Spring issue of the journal Dissent.
Gary Jacobsohn, Malcolm Macdonald Professor in Constitutional and Comparative Law in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin, will take part in a colloquium and celebration of his recently published book, Constitutional Identity, on Friday, March 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Sheffield Room at the Law School.
On Monday, February 20, 2012, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host the first Human Rights Happy Hour of the Spring semester. Professor Jorge Contesse of the Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile, will present a talk entitled “Inter-American Constitutionalism: The Creation and Internalization of Human Rights.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. in TNH 3.142 at the University of Texas School of Law.
Professor William Forbath, Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Law, recently published “The Distributive Constitution” in Democracy: a Journal of Ideas as part of a debate with Geoffrey Stone and others about how progressives should interpret the Constitution. He will also conduct a webinar for the American Constitutional Society on October 12, 2011.
The University of Texas School of Law, in association with the American Constitutional Society and the Open Society Institute, will host a conference,“The Future of Equality,” in the Law School’s Jeffers Courtroom (TNH 3.140) on April 1–2, 2011.