The University of Texas at Austin has established two unique, integrated three-year dual degree programs blending the study
of public policy and law. Offered by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the UT School of Law, these are the only such programs among top ranked public affairs and law schools in the United States. The programs begin in the summer, and applications for admission in 2015 are now being accepted.
The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin announced Thomas P. O’Donnell as the inaugural Director of its new Washington Center. O’Donnell joins the LBJ School after previous service in the White House, the U.S. Senate, the Human Rights Campaign, several Presidential campaigns, and as a law firm public policy partner.
Professor Todd Olmstead is directing a policy research project with students aimed at rethinking the delivery of pre-hospital emergency care. Throughout the year, the students taking the PRP will brainstorm alternate points of contact and protocols for improving patient-centered, out-of-hospital care.
In his 1964 State of the Union address, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared an "unconditional war on poverty." Fifty years later, many of the War on Poverty programs established during LBJ’s Great Society are still in place, yet poverty is still a major problem in America. This LBJ School video journal series will follow students and a professor in one PRP (Policy Research Project) class as they go through the school year developing a bold new approach, building on the strengths of our history, and learning from our past mistakes.