Gerald Torres is the H.O. Head Centennial Professor of Real Property Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas School of Law. He also served as Vice Provost of the University of Texas. Immediately prior to coming to Texas, Mr. Torres served in the United States Department of Justice-first as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Environment and Natural Resources and then as Counsel to Attorney General Janet Reno. In those roles he had principal responsibility for advising the Attorney General on issues of environmental policy and law, and on issues affecting Native Americans. He has written and lectured extensively on the intersection of issues of race and politics. Mr. Torres graduated from Stanford University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and received his J.D. in 1977 from the Yale Law School and his LL.M. from Michigan in 1980.