School of Law Experts


Jeffrey B Abramson

Jeffrey B Abramson

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
jabramson@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6224, +1 512 232 7267

Expertise: Constitutional law; civil liberties; the jury; political theory

David E Adelman

David E Adelman

Professor and Harry Reasoner Regents Chair in Law, School of Law
dadelman@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 0877

Expertise: David E. Adelman teaches and writes in the areas of environmental law, intellectual property law, and climate change policy. Professor Adelman's research focuses on the many interfaces between law and science. His articles have addressed such topics as the implications of emerging genomic technologies for toxics regulation, the tensions between legal and scientific evidentiary standards in regulatory decision making, and development of effective policies for promoting innovation relevant to addressing climate change.

David A Anderson

David A Anderson

Professor, School of Law
danderson@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1365

Expertise: Torts, mass communications law, and the law of libel and privacy.

Owen L Anderson

Lecturer, School of Law
oanderson@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1446

Expertise: Oil, gas/energy law

Ronen  Avraham

Ronen Avraham

Professor, School of Law
ravraham@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1357

Expertise: Torts, Tort Reform, Healthcare Reform, Insurance Law, Law and Economics

William H Beardall

William H Beardall

Clinical Professor, School of Law
bbeardall@equaljusticecenter.org
+1 512 474 0007

Expertise: Wage rights and policy; Low-wage workers; Immigrant workers; Guest workers; Immigrant worker rights and issues; Immigration reform; Legal aid for low-income persons; Public interest law; Law school clinics;

Lynn E Blais

Lynn E Blais

Professor, School of Law
lblais@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1334

Expertise: Environmental law, adminstrative law, and property.

Robert G Bone

Robert G Bone

Professor and G. Rollie White Teaching Excellence Chair in Law, School of Law
rbone@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 5562

Expertise: Class action, federal civil procedure, complex litigation, and intellectual property, especially trademark and trade secret law.

Oren  Bracha

Oren Bracha

Professor, School of Law
obracha@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9325

Expertise: Intellectual property, cyberlaw, legal history and legal theory.

Robert M Chesney

Robert M Chesney

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Law
rchesney@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1298

Expertise: National security law and policy; terrorism (history, law, policy); law of war; federal criminal law relating to national security; intelligence and the law; constitutional law.

Michele Y Deitch

Michele Y Deitch

Senior Lecturer, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
michele.deitch@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 328 8330, +1 512 296 7212

Expertise: juvenile justice; prison reform; crime and criminal Justice

Mechele  Dickerson

Mechele Dickerson

Professor, School of Law
mdickerson@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1311

Expertise: Bankruptcy, consumer debt, U.S. housing crisis.

George E Dix

George E Dix

Professor, School of Law
gdix@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1328

Expertise: Criminal law, criminal procedure, and law and psychiatry.

Ariel E Dulitzky

Ariel E Dulitzky

Clinical Professor, School of Law
adulitzky@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1256

Expertise: International human rights law; Latin America.

John S Dzienkowski

John S Dzienkowski

Professor, School of Law
jdzienkowski@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1367

Expertise: John Dzienkowski teaches and writes in the areas of professional responsibility of lawyers, real property, international energy transactions, and oil and gas taxation. He is widely regarded as one of the most dynamic and effective speakers on topics of professional responsibility and he has delivered almost one hundred ethics presentations to in-house corporate departments, large and small law firms, state bar continuing legal education programs, and law faculties throughout this country. 

Kay  Firth-Butterfield

Kay Firth-Butterfield

Adjunct Professor, School of Law
kay@krwmail.com

William E Forbath

William E Forbath

Professor, Department of History, School of Law
wforbath@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1326

Expertise: Constitutional law, legal history, social and economic rights in courts, social movements of Africa, Texas low-income housing

Denise L Gilman

Denise L Gilman

Clinical Professor, School of Law
dgilman@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7796

Expertise: Denise Gilman teaches and directs the Immigration Clinic after having joined the clinical faculty at the University of Texas Law School in the fall of 2007. Professor Gilman received her undergraduate degree with honors in political science from Northwestern University. She received her law degree from Columbia University School of Law where she served on the Law Review. Professor Gilman also has an LLM from Georgetown University Law Center. Professor Gilman clerked for Judge Thomas M. Reavley, at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She is fluent in Spanish.

John M Golden

John M Golden

Professor, School of Law
jgolden@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1469

Expertise: Patent law, intellectual property, administrative law.

Steven J Goode

Steven J Goode

Professor, School of Law
sgoode@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1331

Expertise: Evidence; criminal law; professional responsibility & ethics with emphasis on privileges and confidentiality; communication.

Lino A Graglia

Lino A Graglia

Professor, School of Law
lgraglia@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1363

Expertise: Constitutional law; antitrust; federalism; role of courts; race discrimination

Patricia I Hansen

Patricia I Hansen

Professor, School of Law
phansen@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1321

Expertise: International trade law; North American Free Trade Agreement; business.

Kelly L Haragan

Kelly L Haragan

Clinical Professor, School of Law
kharagan@law.utexas.edu

Expertise: Environmental law, Clean Air Act, air permitting

Henry T Hu

Henry T Hu

Professor, School of Law
hhu@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1373

Expertise: Law and economics of corporate and international finance; swaps; derivatives; securities; banking; corporate governance; hedge funds; mutual funds; new financial products and financial innovation; corporate hedging investment and risk management; business, economics & labor.

Derek P Jinks

Derek P Jinks

Professor, School of Law
djinks@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1265

Expertise: Public International law, international humanitarian law, human rights law, and criminal law.

Calvin H Johnson

Calvin H Johnson

Professor, School of Law
cjohnson@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1306

Expertise: Federal tax law; constitutional law; accounting; business, economics & labor.

Jennifer E Laurin

Jennifer E Laurin

Professor, School of Law
jlaurin@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3627

Sanford V Levinson

Sanford V Levinson

Professor, School of Law
slevinson@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1351

Expertise: Constitutional Law, constitutional design, emergency powers and constitutional theory, torture and the law.

Angela K Littwin

Angela K Littwin

Professor, School of Law
alittwin@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 5561

Expertise: Bankruptcy; consumer credit especially credit cards; secured credit

Thomas O McGarity

Thomas O McGarity

Professor, School of Law
tmcgarity@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1384

Expertise: Administrative law, environmental law, food safety law, and torts.

Linda S Mullenix

Linda S Mullenix

Professor, School of Law
lmullenix@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1375

Expertise: Mass tort litigation; class action litigation; federal civil procedure; federal courts; professional responsibility

Ranjana  Natarajan

Ranjana Natarajan

Clinical Professor, School of Law
rnatarajan@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7222

H W Perry

H W Perry

Associate Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
hwperry@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1852, +1 512 232 7228

Expertise: U.S. Supreme Court; constitutional interpretation; the intersection of law and politics

Lucas A Powe

Lucas A Powe

Professor, Department of Government, School of Law
spowe@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1345

Expertise: U.S. Supreme Court; First Amendment; Second Amendment; Constitutional law; sports law

David M Rabban

David M Rabban

Professor and Dahr Jamail, Randall Hage Jamail and Robert Lee Jamail Regents Chair, University Distinguished Teaching Professor, School of Law
drabban@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1308

Expertise: Higher education law, academic freedom in particular.

David W Robertson

David W Robertson

Professor, School of Law
drobertson@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1339

Expertise: Personal injury law; torts; admiralty; maritime law; transnational tort litigation

John A Robertson

John A Robertson

Professor, School of Law
jrobertson@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1307

William M Sage

William M Sage

Professor, School of Law
bsage@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7806

Expertise: Health law, regulatory theory, antitrust, and professional responsibility.

Lawrence  Sager

Lawrence Sager

Professor, School of Law
lsager@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1322

Expertise: Constitutional law and religious liberties.

John J Sampson

John J Sampson

Professor, School of Law
jsampson@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1267

Expertise: Family Law; abuse and neglect of children; child custody and support; community property; legislation; paternity; children''s rights; Texas marital relations and divorce.

Wayne C Schiess

Wayne C Schiess

Senior Lecturer, School of Law
wschiess@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1333

Expertise: Legal writing; legal research; drafting; plain language

David S Sokolow

David S Sokolow

Distinguished Senior Lecturer, School of Law
dsokolow@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1379

Expertise: Contract law, corporate law, entertainment law, art law

James C Spindler

James C Spindler

Professor, School of Law
jspindler@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1096

Expertise: Securities regulation, corporate law, corporate finance,securities disclosure,corporate fraud, corporate governance, executive compensation, securitizations, and auction rate securities.

Elissa C Steglich

Elissa C Steglich

Clinical Professor, School of Law
esteglich@law.utexas.edu

Expertise: immigration and citizenship law, immigrant's rights

Jordan M Steiker

Jordan M Steiker

Professor, School of Law
jsteiker@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1346

Expertise: Capital punishment; constitutional law; federal habeas corpus; criminal law

Michael F Sturley

Michael F Sturley

Professor, School of Law
msturley@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1350

Expertise: Admiralty and maritime law particularly the commercial aspects of maritime law (such as the international carriage of goods by sea); Supreme Court practice particularly on certiorari

Melinda E Taylor

Melinda E Taylor

Executive Director, Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business
mtaylor@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3641

Expertise: Melinda E. Taylor is a Senior Lecturer and Executive Director of the Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law. Taylor joined the faculty of the Law School in January 2006. Prior to joining the faculty, she was the director of the Ecosystem Restoration Program of Environmental Defense where she managed a staff of attorneys, scientists and economists engaged in projects to protect endangered species and water resources across the United States. Taylor has also served as deputy general counsel of the National Audubon Society in Washington, D.C. and was an associate at Bracewell & Patterson in Washington.

Stephen I Vladeck

Stephen I Vladeck

(Future) Professor, School of Law
svladeck@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 9198

Expertise: federal jurisdiction, constitutional law, and national security law

Heather K Way

Heather K Way

Clinical Professor, School of Law
hway@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1210

Expertise: Issues related to affordable housing, community development, social equity, and transit-oriented development.

Jay L Westbrook

Jay L Westbrook

Professor, School of Law
jwestbrook@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1303

Expertise: Bankruptcy; international business litigation and arbitration; commercial law especially Article 9; secured credit

Abraham L Wickelgren

Abraham L Wickelgren

Professor and Bernard J. Ward Professor in Law, School of Law
awickelgren@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1904

Expertise: Antitrust law, antitrust economics, contracts, and law and economics.

Lucille D Wood

Lucille D Wood

Clinical Professor, School of Law
lwood@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2656