Gerald Torres

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Gerald Torres is the H.O. Head Centennial Professor in Real Property Law at The University of Texas at Austin. A leading figure in critical race theory, he also is an expert in agricultural and environmental law. His other areas of interest include federal Indian law and international environmental law.

Professor Torres serves as the president of the Association of American Law Schools, a nonprofit organization of 164 law schools.

His recently published book, “The Miner’s Canary: Enlisting Race, Resisting Power, Transforming Democracy” with Lani Guinier, a Harvard University law professor, was described by Publisher’s Weekly as “one of the most provocative and challenging books on race produced in years.”


Spring 2004

Federal Indian Law, Law 364G Water Law, Law 376L Rethinking Race, Power, & Democracy, Law 397S