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About the Oral History Series

Townes Hall, circa 1960The Tarlton Law Library began conducting and publishing oral history interviews in 1986. From its inception, the series focused on individuals whose careers shaped the Law School and the legal history of Texas -- Robert Calvert, Joe R. Greenhill, Sr., and Jack Pope as Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of Texas, W. Page Keeton as the long-time dean of the Law School, and Gus M. Hodges as one of the school's more colorful professors. Originally funded with a grant from the Texas Sesquicentennial Commission, the oral histories are supported by the University of Texas Law School Foundation and sales of the printed interviews. The series continues to feature interviews with alumni and faculty of the University of Texas School of Law with the goal of providing valuable first-hand accounts and preserving events and occasions in the history of the Law School.

New! No. 21 Lucas A. Powe, Jr.: An Oral History Interview. Joe Noel, interviewer. Austin: Jamail Center for Legal Research, 2016. Press release.

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Tarlton Law Library Oral Histories

All publications are available for circulation in the Law Library or for purchase through the Law Library's publications store unless otherwise noted.

University of Texas School of Law Faculty and Deans

William Allison
Hans Baade
Cynthia Bryant
Robert O. Dawson
Lino A. Graglia
Helen Hargrave - unpublished transcript available in Special Collections
Gus M. Hodges
Stanley M. Johanson
Corwin W. Johnson
W. Page Keeton
J. Leon Lebowitz
Roy M. Mersky
Lucas A. Powe, Jr.
John J. Sampson
M. Michael Sharlot
Ernest E. Smith
John F. Sutton
Russell J. Weintraub
Olin Guy Wellborn
Mark G. Yudof

University of Texas School of Law Alumni

Gloria Bradford - available online
James DeAnda
Hal C. Horton - unpublished transcript available in Special Collections
Joseph D. Jamail, Jr.
James W. McCartney - available online
Harry M. Reasoner
J. Edwin Smith - unpublished transcript available in Special Collections

Texas Supreme Court Justices

Robert W. Calvert
Joe R. Greenhill, Sr.
Oscar H. Mauzy
Jack Pope