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Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law launches new blog, UT Law Grid

The Law School’s Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law has rolled out a cutting-edge legal blog with an inaugural post on hydraulic fracturing from Professor David Spence. UT Law Grid will contribute to vital academic and policy debates in the Energy Center’s core subject areas with regular updates from University of Texas professors, prominent practitioners, lawmakers, and policy experts. In particular, as the Texas Legislature begins its 83rd session in January 2013, the Center will use the blog to participate in relevant policy discussions around water and energy issues.


Russell J. Weintraub, Ben H. & Kitty King Powell Chair Emeritus in Business & Commercial Law

Russell J. Weintraub, Ben H. & Kitty King Powell Chair Emeritus in Business & Commercial Law, has died

The Law School community is saddened to learn that Russell J. Weintraub, Ben H. & Kitty King Powell Chair Emeritus in Business & Commercial Law, passed away December 13, 2012.


Professor Henry T.C. Hu, Allan Shivers Chair in the Law of Banking and Finance.

Rethinking the Nature of Information: Professor Henry Hu discusses how complexity and innovation mandate radical changes in disclosure

Professor Henry Hu discusses how complexity and innovation mandate radical changes in disclosure.


Denise Gilman advised clients at the October 6, 2012, DACA clinic.

American DREAMers: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Legal Clinics

The Law School’s Immigration Clinic and the Pro Bono Program help qualified immigrants who grew up in the United States pursue their dreams through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.


Colonias Contracts

Faculty, fellows, and students conduct study on informal housing settlements in Texas.


Jeremy Reichman, ’12, earns top score on July Texas bar exam

Jeremy Reichman, ’12, earned the top score on the July 2012 Texas bar exam.


New David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy fields teams to compete in an array of interscholastic moot court competitions this year

This academic year, the Law School has formed strong interscholastic teams that will devote much of their winter break to preparing for five moot court competitions under the auspices of The David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy. The new Beck Center was launched last spring with support from David J. Beck, ’65, life trustee of the Law School Foundation and founder of Houston litigation boutique Beck, Redden & Secrest LLP.


David Rabban, Dahr Jamail, Randall Hage Jamail and Robert Lee Jamail Regents Chair and University Distinguished Teaching Professor

Professor David Rabban’s new book on the history of American legal thought published by Cambridge University Press

Professor David Rabban, who holds the Dahr Jamail, Randall Hage Jamail, and Robert Lee Jamail Regents Chair in Law at the University of Texas School of Law, has just published a new book, Law’s History: American Legal Thought and the Transatlantic Turn to History. The book is now available from Cambridge University Press.


William M. Sage, James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence at the Law School and Vice Provost for Health Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin

With a grant from the Commonwealth Fund, Professor William Sage charts the new legal landscape of competition in health-care markets

Professor William Sage has been awarded a research grant to study the relationship between federal competition policy and health care reform, a subject he first became interested in during the Clinton years. His grantor is the Commonwealth Fund, a New York–based foundation dedicated to identifying practices and formulating solutions to help the U.S. build an effective, affordable, and high-quality health care system. Sage’s research project will be titled “Health Reform, Competition Policy, and Emerging Health Care Markets” and will run during calendar year 2013.


Linda Mullenix, Morris & Rita Atlas Chair in Advocacy

Professor Linda Mullenix previews two class action cases before the Supreme Court

On November 5, 2012, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in two cases dealing with appeals in class action litigation: Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds, and Comcast Corp. v. Behrend. Professor Linda Mullenix has written analyses of each of these appeals for the ABA Preview of Supreme Court Cases.