Former Texas Chief Justice Teaches at TU College of Law
Friday, April 01, 2011
The Honorable Thomas Phillips, former Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, recently taught TU College of Law Professor Robert Butkin’s State Administrative Law class.
Phillips was Chief Justice from 1988 to 2004. He is now a partner with the law firm of Baker Botts, LLP, in Austin, Texas.
While serving as Chief Justice, Phillips wrote the majority opinion in Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation v. Lewellen, a landmark case involving the delegation of state legislative powers to private entities. He discussed the case in Butkin’s class and spoke generally about appellate review of administrative decisions.