University of Texas at Austin law students and faculty members will spend part of their winter break as volunteers in the Rio Grande Valley Jan. 7-10, working on projects including free clinics for undocumented high school and college students who may qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
U.S. Sen. John Kerry will present a talk titled “The Rule of Law in World Affairs.” Kerry will discuss promoting the rule of law in the Middle East at a time of transition, Iran and the utility of multilateral sanctions, and the role of treaties (New START and Law of the Sea) in keeping Americans safe and America secure.
Ward Farnsworth, associate dean for academic affairs at Boston University School of Law, has been named dean of the School of Law at The University of Texas at Austin. Farnsworth’s appointment, effective June 1, fills the position currently held by Interim Dean Stefanie Lindquist. “As a teacher, a scholar and a leader, Ward Farnsworth is… » Continue Reading
Bernard Rapoport, a Waco businessman who was active in higher education, politics, human rights and philanthropy, died Thursday, April 5.
Students and faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law will fan out across the United States-Mexico border region during the second week in January to volunteer on a range of law-related projects and assist underserved communities.
The University of Texas at Austin will launch a digital archive that consists of some 12 million pages of records from the Guatemalan Historical National Police Archive (known as Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional or AHPN), making online resources publicly accessible to researchers, human rights activists, prosecutors and ordinary citizens.
Event: The Massey Prize Symposium will bring nationally renowned experts on capital markets, securities markets and economics to the University of Texas School of Law for the Massey Prize Symposium. The event is free and open to the public. Who: Speakers include Diana Henriques, New York Times senior financial writer and author of “The Wizard… » Continue Reading
Event: Juvenile Support Network Conference: Creative Pathways to Engaging Youth, a one-day conference that focuses on supporting court-involved youth and those at risk of dropping out of school. When: Monday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Where: Thompson Conference Center, The University of Texas at Austin Background: The Juvenile Support Network (JSN) comprises a… » Continue Reading
Conference to Explore Best Practices for Connecting Affordable Homes and Public Transit in the Austin Area
WHAT: "Housing + Transit: Connecting Affordable Homes to Transit-Oriented Development in the Austin Region" will teach attendees about the on-the-ground strategies that work to link housing and public transit, ensuring that people of all income levels have equal access to both affordable housing and public transit. WHO: Experts, elected officials and policymakers will come together… » Continue Reading
The University of Texas School of Law will honor economist and scholar Robert E. Litan as the inaugural recipient of the $50,000 Massey Prize for Research in Law, Innovation and Capital Markets.