Volume 3 Issue 3
* Events & Celebrations
* Faculty Honors
* Faculty in the News
* Student Honors
* Alumni Honors
* In Memoriam
Steven Goode, associate dean for academic affairs at the Law School,
has been appointed dean ad interim for the School of Law, effective
Feb. 1. He holds the G. Rollie White Teaching Excellence Chair in
Law, and has been a member of the Law School faculty since 1977.
He is a UT Distinguished Teaching Professor, teaching courses in
evidence, criminal law, and professional responsibility.
Professor David Rabban, who holds the Dahr Jamail, Randall Hage
Jamail and Robert Lee Jamail Regents Chair and is a University Distinguished
Teaching Professor, has been named associate dean for academic affairs
at UT Law for the spring semester.
Rey Ramos, the Director of Admissions at the Law School, has been named
the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs effective March 1. He will replace
Dean Susana Alemán who announced her retirement effective Feb. 28.
(See Milestones below for links to news of Dean Alemán's
The University is conducting a nationwide search to replace Dean
William C. Powers Jr., who is now the University's 28th president.
Professor Steven Goode Named Dean Ad Interim:
Professor David Rabban Named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs:
Rey Ramos Named Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at UT Law:
UT Law Dean Position Posting:
Save the date! Alumni Reunion, April 22
Reunion 2006 will be held on Sat., April 22. This year, we
honor those graduates of classes ending in "1" or "6",
from 1956 through 2001. Make your plans now to return to the UT
campus for the opportunity to get reacquainted with your classmates,
see what's going on around the Law School, and visit your old Austin
Explore UT: The Biggest Open House in Texas, March 4
The Law School invites all alumni and friends to join us for Explore UT
2006. This free open house will include the following lectures: Professor
George Dix on what the law requires for "legal insanity" and why Andrea
Yates' situation presented such a hard case; Professor Calvin Johnson on
the adoption of the U.S. Constitution; Professor Norma Cantu on Texas
school finance cases; Professors Emily Kadens and Douglas Laycock on how
judges are limited in how they can act and defend their actions;
Professor Lino Graglia on the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in our
governmental system; Professor Jane Cohen on different perspectives on
human cloning; Professor Bill Allison on innocence litigation; Professor
Emily Kadens on medieval books; Professor Douglas Laycock on Supreme
Court cases dealing with religious liberty; Professor Charles Childress
on parentage and why it matters in child abuse cases; and Professor
Derek Jinks on the role of law in war. Popular activities for the whole
family include "Gold E. Locks on Trial," and complimentary ice cream!
The Review of Litigation Symposium:
“The Review at 25: Looking to the Future of Litigation,”
The Review of Litigation will present its annual symposium
on Thurs., Feb. 23, and Fri., Feb. 24. In honor of the publication's
twenty-fifth year of publishing, the symposium will focus on the
future of litigation and is titled "The Review at
25: Looking to the Future of Litigation." The keynote address
will be given by The Honorable Patrick E. Higginbotham, U.S. Court
of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Full story: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2006/011906_trol.html
People’s Law School Offers Public Free Legal Education,
More than 400 people are expected to attend People’s Law
School, a free program held at UT Law designed to educate the community
about common legal issues. Dozens of volunteer attorneys and legal
experts, many of whom are UT Law alumni, will be on hand to teach
the basics of the law and answer general legal questions.
Full story: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2006/013006_pls.html
Law Library Exhibits Celebrate Black History Month in February
A new exhibit titled “Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil
Rights Movement” will be on display in UT Law’s Susman
Godfrey Atrium beginning Feb. 6. The Law School’s Tarlton
Law Library is hosting the exhibit along with two other new exhibits—all
open to the public through Feb. 27—to celebrate Black History
Full story: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2006/013006_mlk.html
Tarlton Law Library Documents an Early “Transatlantic”
Law Library in New Publication
Information about one of the great early law libraries of the American
South is documented in the latest volume of the Tarlton Law Library
Legal History Series, published by the Jamail Center for Legal Research
at UT Law.
Full story: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2006/012006_tarlton.html
UT Law Faculty Contributions to the 2006 AALS Annual Meeting
Eight UT Law professors participated in the annual meeting of the
American Association of Law Schools, held this year from Jan. 3
- Jan. 7 in Washington, D.C.
Full story: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2006/012506_aals.html
UT Law Professors Susan Klein and Patrick Woolley Elected
to the American Law Institute
Other UT Law faculty members continue to serve in various leadership
roles within ALI. UT Law’s Jane Stapleton sits on ALI's Council,
the Institute's prestigious governing body. Recent ALI projects
include President Bill Powers' work as co-reporter on the Restatement
Third, Torts: Liability for Physical Harm, approved in spring 2005.
Professor Mark Gergen is currently the reporter on the ALI's new
project on torts that only cause economic loss. Professor Charles
Silver is currently an associate reporter on the Project on Aggregate
Litigation. Professor Mark Ascher serves as an advisor to the ALI
Restatement (Third) of Trusts.
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Susana Alemán
Honored as Pathfinder
The Travis County Women Lawyers' Association selected Susana Alemán
as a Pathfinder. Alemán was one of four women to be honored
this year. TCWLA defines Pathfinders as role models and trailblazers—local
women with law degrees who are using, and have used, their degrees
in a variety of ways.
Full story: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2006/011806_aleman.html
In the news:
A full list of faculty activities and publications can be
found online at:
First-Year UT Law Student Brian J. Haley Named to the UT
System Board of Regents
Haley, 24, becomes the first student regent in the more than 100-year
history of the UT System Board of Regents. All the new regents'
terms will expire Feb. 1, 2007.
Full story: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2006/020306_haley.html
Editor's Note: Alumni honors are listed
in order by class year.
Harry M. Reasoner, ’62, Featured in Tarlton Law Library
Oral History Series
The Tarlton Law Library has published “Harry M. Reasoner:
An Oral History Interview” (2005). In the interview, Reasoner
discusses his undergraduate and law education, as well as the many
highpoints from his legal career.
This newest volume in the oral history series joins those already
published with Page Keeton, Gus Hodges, Corwin Johnson, Joseph D.
Jamail, and three former chief justices of the Texas Supreme Court
(Robert W. Calvert, Joe R. Greenhill, Sr., and Jack Pope).
Full story: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2005/120905_reasoner.html
H. Lee Godfrey, ’69, Appointed to UT Law School Foundation
Board of Trustees
The University of Texas Law School Foundation was established in
1952 as an educational foundation to support The University of Texas
School of Law. The Board of Trustees includes among its members
some of the most prominent attorneys in Texas and the nation.
Full story: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2005/121305_godfrey.html
- Celebration: The Work of Douglas Laycock at UT Law
Professor Laycock announced that he will resign or retire from
the Law School effective Aug. 31, leaving his positions as Associate
Dean for Research and as the Alice McKean Young Regents Chair in
He will join his wife, Dr. Teresa Sullivan, at the University of
Michigan where she will become Provost and Executive Vice President
for Academic Affairs effective June 1. Professor Laycock will join
the University of Michigan’s law school faculty beginning
in the 2006-07 academic year.
Full story: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2006/010306_laycock.html
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs to Leave UT Law after
Dean Alemán became the first woman and first Hispanic to
serve as assistant dean for student affairs in the Law School’s
history. She accepted the job the month after she graduated from
UT Law in 1984.
Over the past two decades, Alemán has both supervised the
Law School’s Student Affairs Office and counseled thousands
of law students on both academic and personal matters. She also
helped organize various events at the Law School including Parents’
Day and The Sunflower Ceremony.
Full story: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2006/012306_aleman.html
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