Professor William Forbath wrote “Workers’ Rights and the Distributive Constitution,” which was published in the Spring issue of the journal Dissent.
John A. Robertson, Vinson & Elkins Chair at the School of Law, contributed two essays to a collection on caregiving in cancer entitled, Malignant: Medical Ethicists Confront Cancer. The book was favorably reviewed in a recent issue of The New Republic.
On February 27, 2012, Robert Chesney, Charles I. Francis Professor in Law at the University of Texas School of Law, will deliver the Fifth Annual Waldemar A. Solf and Marc L. Warren Chair Lecture in International and Operational Law at the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Barbara Bintliff, Joseph C. Hutcheson Professor in Law, at the University of Texas School of Law, will participate as a legal information expert at a conference for secretaries general from regional, national, and sub-national parliaments from around the world, “Achieving Greater Transparency in Legislatures through the Use of Open Document Standards.” The conference, sponsored by the United Nations, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, and the U.S. House of Representatives, will be in Washington, D.C. on February 27–29, 2012, at the U.S. Congress.
Linda Mullenix, Morris & Rita Atlas Chair in Advocacy at the University of Texas School of Law, was recognized as a “2012 Pathfinder” by the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association (TCWLA).
The University of Texas School of Law’s Supreme Court Clinic won a unanimous victory on January 11, 2012, in Pacific Operators Offshore, LLP v. Valladolid, a case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court by Clinic Codirector David C. Frederick, ’89. The Clinic was representing Luisa C. Valladolid, whose husband was killed in a forklift accident at a site owned by his employer, Pacific Operators Offshore LLP. At issue was whether she was entitled to state workers’ compensation benefits under California law or federal benefits under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.
Professor Susan Klein, Alice McKean Young Regents Chair in Law, has been appointed reporter for the Fifth Circuit Pattern Jury Instruction Committee, which writes the set of legal rules that jurors should follow when they are deciding a civil or criminal case in the Fifth Circuit Court.
Larry Sager, John Jeffers Research Chair in Law and Alice Jane Drysdale Sheffield Regents Chair, resigned his post as dean effective December 9, 2011. A search for the next dean of the University of Texas School of Law is currently underway. Stefanie Lindquist, A.W. Walker Centennial Chair in Law and, previously, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, has been appointed interim dean.
Daniel B. Rodriguez, Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law, has been appointed Dean and Harold Washington Professor at Northwestern University School of Law. He will begin his deanship at Northwestern on January 1, 2012.
Linda Mullenix, holder of the Morris & Rita Atlas Chair in Advocacy at the Law School, has written an analysis of Mims v. Arrow Financial Services in the recent edition of the American Bar Association’s Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases. The case is expected to be heard at the U.S. Supreme Court in December 2011. Mullenix’s preview is available on the Law School’s website as a PDF.