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Mechele Dickerson Named to Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Texas Law Professor Mechele Dickerson has been named to the 2015 University of Texas Academy of Distinguished Teachers. The Academy recognizes tenured faculty members who, throughout their careers, have maintained significant contributions to education. “Mechele Dickerson is a master in the classroom,” said Ward Farnsworth, dean of the law school. “She makes everything she teaches interesting, […]


John Robertson

Statesman Op/Ed: Professor John A. Robertson Asks: “Is Open Carry A Constitutional Right?”

On the same day the Texas Legislature took up consideration of a pair of bills on Open Carry and Campus Carry, Texas Law Professor John A. Robertson penned a much-shared and much-discussed opinion piece in the Austin American-Statesman. It appeared online at Statesman.com on Feb. 11, and in print on Feb. 12. We reprint it […]


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Rock, Paper, Gavel: Science Challenges for Law and Policy

We are pleased to announce that the Texas Law Review is hosting some of the nation’s top science and law scholars for a two-day symposium on the search for cross-cutting themes emerging at the intersection of science and law, with particular focus on issues arising in criminal justice, bioethics, and the environment. The symposium takes place on […]


Gov. Abbott Names Professor Scott McCown to HHSC Strike Force

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott this week named additional members to the strike force he deployed to conduct a comprehensive performance review of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). Scott McCown, clinical professor and director of the Children’s Rights Clinic at The University of Texas School of Law, is one of the new members. […]


Op/Ed: Racial Profiling and Police Reform: The Time is Now

This article appeared in The Washington Post on Dec. 15. By Ranjana Natarajan The #BlackLivesMatter movement has sparked nationwide protests and has raised awareness worldwide about the unequal treatment of black people by police in the United States. Listening to the voices from the movement — and learning from the death of Eric Garner and the series […]


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 […]


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 […]


Massey Prize for Research in Law, Innovation, and Capital Markets Awarded to Texas Law Professor Henry T. C. Hu

International Symposium Brings Together Corporate, Banking, and Finance Experts in Honor of Prize


TribTalk Op-Ed: Professor F. Scott McCown Discusses Improvements on Texas’ Drug Problem

    How Texas kicked its big drug problem By F. Scott McCown A decade ago, Texas had a serious drug problem. Psychotropic medications — like antipsychotics, stimulants, mood stabilizers, antidepressants and sedatives — were being overprescribed in the state’s foster care system, endangering the lives of some of our most vulnerable citizens and costing the […]