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Human Rights Happy Hour: James Gibson to discuss “Electing Judges: The Surprising Effects of Campaigning on Judicial Legitimacy,” September 25, 2012

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will present the first fall lecture in its Human Rights Happy Hour Speaker Series on September 25. Professor James Gibson of Washington University in St. Louis, will present a talk called “Electing Judges: The Surprising Effects of Campaigning on Judicial Legitimacy.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, September 25, from 3:45 p.m.–5:45 p.m., in the Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111) at the University of Texas School of Law.

Opinion: The case against partisan judicial elections, by Professor Dan Rodriguez

Daniel B. Rodriguez, Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law at the Law School, has written an article for the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy’s blog suggesting that Texas should consider abandoning partisan judicial elections.