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Public Interest Scholar Douglas Laycock Lectures at UT Law March 27-28

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law at The University of Texas School of Law presents talks by Douglas Laycock, one of the nation’s leading constitutional law scholars, March 27 and 28 at the law school. Laycock is UT Law’s third G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence. On Thursday, March 27, […]


John A. Robertson, Vinson & Elkins Chair

John Robertson analyzes the fetal pain ban debate for the Austin American Statesman

Professor John Robertson, Vinson & Elkins Chair in Law, discusses the scientific and constitutional issues at play in the laws passed by ten states and now being considered in Texas to ban abortions after 20 weeks because of the scientifically controversial claim that fetuses are then capable of feeing pain.


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Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens reviews Professor Sanford Levinson’s new book, Framed: America’s Fifty-one Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance, in the New York Review of Books

John Paul Stevens, who retired in 2010 after serving as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court for thirty-four years, , has written an extensive review of Professor Sanford Levinson’s latest book, Framed: America’s Fifty-one Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance (Oxford University Press, 2012), in the October 11, 2012, edition of The New York Review of Books.


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Professor Sanford Levinson discusses his new book, Framed: America’s 51 Constitutions and the Crises of Governance

Sanford Levinson speaks to UT Law about his new book, Framed: America’s 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance.


Justin Driver

Professor Justin Driver to give presentation on “The Constitutional Conservatism of the Warren Court” at Junior Faculty Forum at Harvard Law School, June 1, 2012

Justin Driver, an assistant professor at the Law School, will give a presentation on “The Constitutional Conservatism of the Warren Court” at the Junior Faculty Forum at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on June 1, 2012.


Professor William Forbath, Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Law

Professor William Forbath contributes “Workers’ Rights and the Distributive Constitution” to Dissent

Professor William Forbath wrote “Workers’ Rights and the Distributive Constitution,” which was published in the Spring issue of the journal Dissent.


Celebration and colloquium on UT-Austin Government Professor Gary Jacobsohn’s book, Constitutional Identity, March 23, 2012

Gary Jacobsohn, Malcolm Macdonald Professor in Constitutional and Comparative Law in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin, will take part in a colloquium and celebration of his recently published book, Constitutional Identity, on Friday, March 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Sheffield Room at the Law School.


Human Rights Happy Hour: Professor Jorge Contesse to discuss “Inter-American Constitutionalism: The Creation and Internalization of Human Rights,” February 20, 2012

On Monday, February 20, 2012, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host the first Human Rights Happy Hour of the Spring semester. Professor Jorge Contesse of the Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile, will present a talk entitled “Inter-American Constitutionalism: The Creation and Internalization of Human Rights.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. in TNH 3.142 at the University of Texas School of Law.


Professor William Forbath, Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Law

Professor William Forbath writes about Constitution in Democracy, will conduct ACS webinar October 12

Professor William Forbath, Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Law, recently published “The Distributive Constitution” in Democracy: a Journal of Ideas as part of a debate with Geoffrey Stone and others about how progressives should interpret the Constitution. He will also conduct a webinar for the American Constitutional Society on October 12, 2011.


“The Future of Equality” conference to explore how Americans should interpret the U.S. Constitution in the future, April 1–2, 2011

The University of Texas School of Law, in association with the American Constitutional Society and the Open Society Institute, will host a conference,“The Future of Equality,” in the Law School’s Jeffers Courtroom (TNH 3.140) on April 1–2, 2011.