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Read excerpts on the Law School’s website from recently-published books by two faculty members. Both of these excerpts are also included in the spring 2007 issue of UT LAW magazine, with the web-based versions including footnotes.
Religious Freedom and the Constitution, Dean Larry Sager’s most recent book, was co-authored with Chris Eisgruber, provost of Princeton University. It proposes a new way of approaching constitutional questions surrounding some of the nation’s most persistent and divisive legal issues. Chapter Four, “Ten Commandments, Three Plastic Reindeer, and One Nation…Indivisible” can be found at http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/lsager/religiousfreedom.html
Professor Sanford Levinson’s Our Undemocratic Constitution considers ways in which this revered document is inconsistent with our democratic values, and urges a public discussion on ways to best reform it. Read the introduction at http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/slevinson/undemocratic/undemocratic_excerpt.pdf
Former dean John F. Sutton, Jr., ’41, has been appointed by the president of the State Bar of Texas to a three year term on the Standing Committee on the Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct. Sutton, an expert in the areas of professional responsibility and evidence, taught at the Law School for forty-six years before his retirement from the classroom in 2003. Professor Sutton’s term runs through June 2010, at which time he will be ninety-two years old.
Dean Larry Sager and members of the faculty hosted a reception for alumni and friends in London, UK on Thursday, June 28. This was the first such reception for the Law School’s alumni living abroad, and was extremely well received by all who attended. The reception was held in the London offices of Vinson & Elkins.
Atlanta Alumni Reception
July 31, 2007
Atlanta area alumni and friends, as well as our alumni in Atlanta that week for the National Bar Association’s annual convention, are invited to join Dean Larry Sager and members of the faculty for a reception. The event will be held from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. in the Cellar of Lobby at TWELVE, located at 361 17th Street, NW.
UT Law at the National Bar Association
August 1, 2007
Dean Sager will host a breakfast for the Law School’s alumni attending the NBA’s 82nd annual convention in Atlanta. The breakfast will be held on Wednesday, August 1, from 7:00 until 8:30 a.m. in the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, 201 Peachtree Street.
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