For the second time in a month, a UT law grad has landed a tenure-track job in law teaching. Keith Rowley '92 has accepted a position as Associate Professor of Law at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas; he is currently a Visiting Associate Professor at Emory University School of Law. Last month, Lonny Hoffman '92 accepted a tenure-track post at the University of Houston Law Center [Law Grad Hired as Professor].
Although one of the newest law schools in the United States, the University of Nevada's William S. Boyd School of Law has already made impressive gains, building a distinguished faculty by hiring away established scholars from schools like Indiana University at Bloomington, Florida State University, the University of Montana, and the University of South Carolina, among other places. At Nevada, Professor Rowley will teach in the areas of contracts, commercial law, and law & economics.
Professor Rowley came to Texas for law school after earning a Master's in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. At UT, he was Executive Editor of the Texas Law Review and received the Dean's Achievement Award in Banking Regulation. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Thomas M. Reaveley on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and then practiced law with several firms in Houston.
An exceptionally prolific scholar since his graduation from law school, he has authored or co-authored more than a dozen articles, which have appeared or are slated to appear in Emory Law Journal, Notre Dame Law Review, Mississippi Law Journal, Baylor Law Review, and elsewhere. In addition, he is revising volumes 9 and 10 of the classic treatise Corbin on Contracts, which is under the general editorship of Professor Joseph M. Perillo of Fordham Law School. He is currently writing Securities Liability and Remedies Under State Law, which will be published by Aspen, one of the three leading law publishers in the United States.
Professor Brian Leiter, UT Advisor to students interested in law teaching, remarks that, "Keith Rowley's success in this fiercely competitive job market is richly deserved. We wish him further successes in the years ahead in what promises to be a distinguished academic career in the law."