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“Is America Governable” conference to take place at the Law School, January 24–26, 2013

The Law School will host a conference, “Is America Governable?” on January 24–26, 2013. It will bring together a remarkable array of scholars across many disciplines, people with a variety of high-level political experience, and eminent journalists to discuss the apparent dysfunction of the U.S. government, and possible remedies for it.


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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.


“Whither American Conservatism” conference to take place at the Law School, September 14–15, 2012

Professor Sanford Levinson, W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood Jr. Centennial Chair in Law, has organized a conference in conjunction with the American Society of Political and Legal Philosophy (ASPLP), “Whither American Conservatism.” The conference will take place at the Law School on Friday, September 14, and Saturday, September 15.


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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.


Law School to host symposium, “Countermajoritarianism and the Courts,” March 30–31, 2012

The University of Texas School of Law will host a symposium entitled “Countermajoritarianism and the Courts” on March 30–31, 2012. The symposium will be the first systematic reexamination in years of the extent to which the United States Supreme Court can meaningfully be described as a “countermajoritarian institution” in American political life.


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Interview with Sanford Levinson on Constitutional Faith to air on C-SPAN2′s BookTV, November 14, 2011

An interview with Sanford Levinson, holder of the W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair at the University of Texas School of Law, will be aired on C-SPAN2′s BookTV on Sunday, November 13, 2011, at noon Central Time.


“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.


Law School to host “Federalism and Its Future” conference, February 10-12, 2011

Nationally and internationally acclaimed scholars and lawyers will discuss recent significant scholarship on the topic of federalism, both in the United States and abroad, at a three-day conference, “Federalism and Its Future,” hosted at the University of Texas School of Law on February 10–12, 2011.


Professor Sanford Levinson receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Political Science Association

Sanford Levinson, a professor at the University of Texas School of Law and the University of Texas at Austin, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association on September 3, 2010, during its annual meeting in Washington, D.C.