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Texas Law students Alex Goeman and Samantha Chen spoke at a press conference for the release of the “Deadly Heat in Texas Prisons” report along with Ariel Dulitzky.

Opinion: Summer Heat Kills Inmates in Texas Prisons, and That Needs to Change

In April, the Texas Law Human Rights Clinic published a report on the threat heat causes to Texas inmates. Following is a summary of the findings in the report written by Ariel Dulitzky, Alex Goeman and Samantha Chen. Texans know that summers in the Lone Star State are a brutal combination of searing heat and […]

Alumnus Harley Clark, ’62, Man Behind “Hook ’em, Horns” Sign, Dies at 78

Retired state District Judge and alumnus Harley Clark, ’62, of Austin, a venerated Texas Ex who became a part of Longhorn lore by introducing the “Hook ’em, Horns” hand sign at a University of Texas pep rally during the 1950s, died Thursday at the age of 78. He passed away at his beloved farm near […]

New York Times Op-Ed: Professor Mechele Dickerson Debates Home Refinancing

Room for Debate: Stricter Rules for Refinancing Your House? Tougher Standards Would Ensure Stability By Mechele Dickerson Of the subprime mortgages that led to the 2008 financial crisis, only about a third were actually used to buy homes. Most of the borrowing was used to refinance existing mortgages and in many cases borrowers extracted the […]

Clinical Professor Barbara Hines Receives Massey Award for Teaching Excellence

University of Texas School of Law Clinical Professor Barbara Hines has been awarded the 2015-17 Massey Award for Teaching Excellence. The award is presented to a faculty member who embodies the school’s priority of providing the highest quality of teaching to its students. “Barbara Hines epitomizes much of the best of Texas Law,” said Ward […]

Justice Center’s New Educational Equity Project Addresses Educational Barriers

The University of Texas School of Law and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) are proud to announce the creation of the Educational Equity Project (EEP). The project will address the significant issue of educational barriers for low-income and minority students across Austin. The project is an expansion of a two-year partnership between […]

Fantasy Homeownership

Professor Mechele Dickerson’s book on homeownership points to unfavorable facts in the housing industry In her latest book, Professor Mechele Dickerson analyzes a pillar of the American Dream: homeownership. Published this summer by Cambridge University Press, “Homeownership and America’s Financial Underclass: Flawed Premises, Broken Promises, New Prescriptions” outlines misconceptions of homeownership and the modern realities […]