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Texas Assessment Team Releases Report on State’s Death Penalty System, Cites Urgent Need for Reform

The Texas Capital Punishment Assessment Team, organized by the American Bar Association (ABA), today issued a comprehensive report with recommendations to help ensure fairness and accuracy in the state’s death penalty system. “Evaluating Fairness and Accuracy in State Death Penalty Systems: The Texas Capital Punishment Assessment Report” is the culmination of a two-year review of […]


“Prosecutorial Oversight: A National Dialogue in the Wake of Connick v. Thompson,” March 29, 2012

On Thursday, March 29, 2012, the University of Texas School of Law will host a conversation on prosecutorial error and oversight. The event is part of the U.S.-wide tour, “Prosecutorial Oversight: A National Dialogue in the Wake of Connick v. Thompson,” and will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Francis Auditorium (TNH 2.114).


Law School conference to address developments in civil rights litigation since 9/11, February 3, 2012

“Barriers and Innovations in Civil Rights Litigation Since 9/11: Practical and Theoretical Perspectives” will be held at the University of Texas School of Law on Friday, February 3, 2012. The conference will bring together leading scholars and advocates in civil rights, criminal justice, racial justice, immigration, and national security to discuss legal barriers to constitutional litigation in these arenas.


Opinion: Jennifer Laurin in the Austin American-Statesman on “Legislature should affirm forensic commission’s investigative authority”

Jennifer E. Laurin, an assistant professor at the Law School and an expert in criminal and constitutional legislation, has written an opinion piece in the Austin American-Statesman on the Texas Forensic Science Commission’s recent decision to reject a legal memo co-written by its chairman, John Bradley.