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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair, Dec. 11

flyer3Constitutional law scholar Lucas A. “Scot” Powe Jr., of The University of Texas School of Law will sign copies of his book “The Supreme Court and the American Elite” at the Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, December 11 at the office for Humanities Texas, located in the newly restored Byrne-Reed House on the southwest corner of 15th and Rio Grande Street in Austin.

This festive event, features 25 authors, including university faculty H.W. Brands, Don Carleton, Elizabeth Engelhardt, Tiffany…

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Labor Law Scholar Julius G. Getman Speaks at BookPeople Tonight

getman_julius_lg-410x620Professor Julius G. Getman of The University of Texas School of Law will discuss and sign his new book “Restoring the Power of Unions: It Takes a Movement,” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, at BookPeople on North Lamar at Sixth Street in Austin.

In his book, the prominent labor law scholar examines recent developments to demonstrate that a resurgent labor movement is possible. Getman proposes new models for organizing and innovative techniques to strengthen strikes. Above all, he insists that unions must…

Thursday, October 22, 2009

BookPeople reading features law professor’s journey from Alaska to Gitmo

09-justice-at-guantanamoUniversity of Texas law professor Kristine A. Huskey will discuss and sign her new book, “Justice at Guantanamo: One Woman’s Odyssey and Her Crusade for Human Rights,” at BookPeople at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 22.

Huskey, who teaches in the Law School’s National Security Clinic and is a fellow at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, will also talk about the future of Guantanamo; and the current federal policy on preventive detention.

“Justice at Guantanamo” (Lyons Press, June 2009) is a memoir,…

Thursday, April 30, 2009

New book by Lucas A. Powe Jr. reveals close ties between Supreme Court decisions and politics

Lucas A. (Scot) Powe Jr., a professor of law and government at The University of Texas at Austin, will be at BookPeople this Monday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. to discuss and sign his lastest book, “The Supreme Court and the American Elite, 1789-2008″ (Harvard University Press, 2009).

Powe, who clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas in 1970-71, is a leading historian of the Supreme Court and a First Amendment scholar.

In his new book released this month, Powe provides a…

Monday, March 2, 2009

Philip Bobbitt to Discuss “Terror and Consent”

Philip Bobbitt

Philip Bobbitt

University of Texas at Austin Professor Philip Bobbitt will be at the School of Law today, March 2, at 5:30 p.m. to discuss and sign his latest book, “Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century” (Knopf Publishing, 2008).

In the lead essay of The New York Times Sunday Book Review, historian Niall Ferguson called Bobbitt’s book “the most profound book to have been written on the subject of American foreign policy since the attacks of 9/11—indeed, since…

Friday, February 6, 2009

Law Professor to Discuss “The Preemption War” at BookPeople

University of Texas law professor Tom McGarity will be at BookPeople this Saturday, Feb. 7, at 3 p.m. to discuss and sign his latest book, “The Preemption War: When Federal Bureaucracies Trump Local Juries” (Yale University Press, 2008).

McGarity, a regulatory law expert, says most consumers would be surprised to learn that the doors to the local courthouses are in jeopardy of being closed to them if they have been injured by a defective product, sickened by contaminated food, or disabled…

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Law Professor Investigates the Preemption War

Three years ago, The New York Times tapped the expertise of regulatory law expert Thomas McGarity, professor in the School of Law at UT, for a story about the Bush Administration’s quiet strategy to limit lawsuits against product manufacturers by asserting the power of federal regulatory agencies.

The story eventually led McGarity to write “The Preemption War: When Federal Bureaucracies Trump Local Juries” (Yale University Press, 2008) about the decade-long preemption war in the courts, federal agencies and Congress—an issue he’d worked…