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Alumnus Robert Strauss, Political Figure and Texas Lawyer, dies at 95

Political insider and accomplished lawyer Robert S. “Bob” Strauss died March 19 in Washington, D.C. He was 95. Strauss graduated from The University of Texas School of Law in 1941 and is the namesake of The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, a research center at the university. Among some of Strauss’ […]


UT Law School’s Robert Chesney Appointed New Director of Robert S. Strauss Center

A research center working at the crossroads of security and policy solutions, the Robert S. Strauss Center announced it has appointed as its new director UT Law Professor Robert Chesney. A renowned national security law scholar, Chesney previously served as a Strauss Center Distinguished Scholars. He will assume his new role in January 2014, succeeding […]


Robert M. Chesney, Charles I. Francis Professor in Law

Professor Robert Chesney to deliver Solf-Warren Lecture at Army JAG School, Februrary 27, 2012

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.


Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Policy William Lietzau to discuss “The Law and Policy of Military Detention,” February 23, 2012

William Lietzau, deputy assistant secretary for detainee policy and rule of law affairs at the U.S. Department of Defense, will be at the Law School on Thursday, February 24, 2012, to discuss the latest developments associated with the law and policy of detention.


Scott Horton, ’81, to deliver Weil Lecture, “More Security, Less Democracy? Struggling to Maintain Democratic Voices in the National Security Debate,” February 21, 2012

Scott Horton, ’81, a professor at Columbia Law School and a contributing editor at Harper’s, will deliver the 2012 Weil Lecture on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, in the Eidman Auditorium. Reception will begin at 6:00 p.m., and Horton’s talk, “More Security, Less Democracy? Struggling to Maintain Democratic Voices in the National Security Debate” will follow at 6:30 p.m.


Opinion: Professor Robert Chesney on the mixed verdict in the Ghailani case

Robert M. Chesney, the Charles I. Francis Professor in Law at the University of Texas School of Law, took part in two online debates over the mixed verdict in the trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani.