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Professor Susan Klein, Alice McKean Young Regents Chair in Law.

Professor Susan Klein appointed reporter for the Fifth Circuit Pattern Jury Instruction Committee

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.


ABA project illuminates appellate courts

Usually the courts of last resort in federal cases, the Federal Courts of Appeals are widely misunderstood by the public, as is appellate practice generally. The American Bar Association is working to change that through a new project, a blog called “Media Alerts on Federal Courts of Appeals.” The ABA hopes to increase awareness and understanding of the Federal Courts of Appeals by expanding access to the work of those Courts. The University of Texas School of Law plays an important role in this project: students report on decisions issued by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.