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Texas Law students Alex Goeman and Samantha Chen spoke at a press conference for the release of the “Deadly Heat in Texas Prisons” report along with Ariel Dulitzky.

Opinion: Summer Heat Kills Inmates in Texas Prisons, and That Needs to Change

In April, the Texas Law Human Rights Clinic published a report on the threat heat causes to Texas inmates. Following is a summary of the findings in the report written by Ariel Dulitzky, Alex Goeman and Samantha Chen. Texans know that summers in the Lone Star State are a brutal combination of searing heat and […]

New York Times Op-Ed: Professor Mechele Dickerson Debates Home Refinancing

Room for Debate: Stricter Rules for Refinancing Your House? Tougher Standards Would Ensure Stability By Mechele Dickerson Of the subprime mortgages that led to the 2008 financial crisis, only about a third were actually used to buy homes. Most of the borrowing was used to refinance existing mortgages and in many cases borrowers extracted the […]

Fantasy Homeownership

Professor Mechele Dickerson’s book on homeownership points to unfavorable facts in the housing industry In her latest book, Professor Mechele Dickerson analyzes a pillar of the American Dream: homeownership. Published this summer by Cambridge University Press, “Homeownership and America’s Financial Underclass: Flawed Premises, Broken Promises, New Prescriptions” outlines misconceptions of homeownership and the modern realities […]

Texas Law Hosts Events to Celebrate National Pro Bono Week Oct. 19-25

The Richard and Ginni Mithoff Pro Bono Program at The University of Texas School of Law, in conjunction with the American Bar Association’s National Pro Bono Celebration, has planned several events for students and the community that highlight the role of Texas Law in delivering pro bono services. The events will take place during the […]

Eight Texas Law Alumnae Among Texas Lawyer’s “2014 Winning Women”

Eight Texas Law alumnae from across the state were selected to be among Texas Lawyer‘s 20 “Winning Women.” The recipients were selected from nearly 150 nominations and recognized during a luncheon Oct. 8 at the Belo Mansion in Dallas. Read more about the “Winning Women” on Texas Lawyer‘s website. This year’s Texas Law honorees include: […]

New Gift Raises Mithoff Family Support of Pro Bono Program to $2 Million

A recent $1 million gift to The University of Texas School of Law from Richard and Virginia “Ginni” Mithoff of Houston will support the school’s Pro Bono Program. The gift brings the Mithoffs’ total contributions to the program to $2 million. By participating in the Pro Bono Program, students increase access to justice and build […]