Jordan Steiker, Judge Robert M. Parker Chair in Law and Co-Director of the Capital Punishment Center, has written a preview of McQuiggin v. Perkins, a federal habeas case scheduled to be argued the week of February 25, 2013, at the Supreme Court, at SCOTUSblog.
Professor Linda Mullenix has written a commentary on Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles—argued before the Supreme Court on January 7, 2013—in Preview of Supreme Court Cases. The case concerns the removal of a state class action into federal court and addresses the issue of whether state court plaintiffs may stipulate to damages below the federal jurisdictional threshold to evade removal under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA).
UT Law’s Class of 2015 arrived August 27, 2012, for 1L Orientation and the beginning of classes.
UT law students, competing among thirty-two teams in the American Bar Association’s annual National Appellate Advocacy Competition, won a regional championship, paving the way to vie for a national title in Chicago in April. The ABA’s moot court competition is the biggest in the nation, involving nearly two hundred teams from law schools across the nation. The Law School’s team will be one of twenty-four teams advancing.