AUSTIN, Texas — Law faculty members from The University of Texas School of Law and the University of Oxford will meet at the Law School's Eidman Jury Room on Tues., April 11 to discuss papers by the Oxford professors. UT Law professors will serve as discussants before opening up the conversation to the audience.
Begun in 1991, the interchange was designed to broaden the ties between the law faculties of the two universities. Oxford will later host a group of UT professors who will present papers there.
"The interchanges in the past have been quite productive," said UT Law Professor H.W. Perry, one of the organizers of the interchange. "It is always wonderful to meet new scholars with similar interests, but doing this with professors from a different legal tradition is especially interesting and instructive. After previous interchanges, conversations continue among some participants," Perry said.
The six papers that will be discussed are on a wide variety of topics including the death penalty, undue influence, corporate governance, legal research, the British Constitution, and human rights.
UT Law professors participating in the interchange include Jens Dammann, Mark Gergen, H.W. Perry, Jordan Steiker, and Ernest Young. Jeanne Price, associate director of patron services, instruction, and research for UT Law's Tarlton Law Library will also take part.
University of Oxford-University of Texas Law Faculty Interchange Schedule: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2006/interchange.pdf