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University of Texas at Austin President William Powers Jr.

UT-Austin President and former Law School Dean William Powers Jr. awarded John G. Fleming Memorial Prize for Torts Scholarship

University of Texas at Austin President William Powers Jr. has, along with coauthor Mike Green, been awarded the John G. Fleming Memorial Prize for Torts Scholarship. The Fleming Prize is awarded every other year to an outstanding tort law scholar. Powers, a former dean of the Law School, and Green received the prize for, among other things, their “outstanding work as American Law Institute co-reporters for two core portions of the Restatement (Third) of Torts.” Powers and Green will jointly deliver the second Fleming Lecture at Berkeley Law at the University of California, Berkeley, on November 5, 2012.


Sundance Film Festival documentary Hot Coffee to be screened at Law School April 12, 2012

The Law School will host a screening of Hot Coffee, a Sundance documentary film about the McDonald’s hot coffee case, Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants, and its aftermath, on Thursday, April 12, 2012.


Charles Silver, Roy W. and Eugenia C. MacDonald Endowed Chair in Civil Procedure

Professor Charles Silver testified before House subcommittee on the impact of litigation on prosperity

On May 24, 2011, Professor Charles Silver testified before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the House Judiciary Committee. The title of the hearing was “Can We Sue Our Way to Prosperity?: Litigation’s Effect on America’s Global Competitiveness.” Silver discussed how civil justice mechanisms in the United States contribute to prosperity by protecting legal rights and enforcing legal obligations.