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All In the Family

Hector De Leon, ’73, lives another chapter of his American dream as he passes management of his firm on to his son Ben, ’04.


Linda Mullenix, Morris & Rita Atlas Chair in Advocacy

Professor Linda Mullenix reviews class action fairness case before Supreme Court

Professor Linda Mullenix has written a commentary on Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles—argued before the Supreme Court on January 7, 2013—in Preview of Supreme Court Cases. The case concerns the removal of a state class action into federal court and addresses the issue of whether state court plaintiffs may stipulate to damages below the federal jurisdictional threshold to evade removal under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA).


Longhorn Network covers Law School students’ pro bono service

The Longhorn Network recently produced a short video about the Law School’s Pro Bono program, and students who have taken a pledge to carry out pro bono legal work.


Eighth Annual Oil, Gas, and Energy Law Symposium to be held January 17–18, 2013

The 2013 Texas Energy Law Symposium is the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law’s eighth annual symposium focusing on current energy topics and featuring presentations by prominent practitioners in the industry. Speakers are leading academics and practitioners in oil, gas, and energy law. The symposium will be held Thursday and Friday, January 17 and 18, at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center on the University of Texas at Austin campus (2110 San Jacinto, across from DKR Memorial Stadium).


National student loan expert Heather Jarvis to speak at Public Service Career Fair, February 1, 2013

National student loan expert Heather Jarvis will address public service professionals and students from UT Law and other Texas law schools in the Charles I. Francis Auditorium on February 1, 2013. This is her second consecutive year to present “Public Service Loan Forgiveness in Five Easy Steps” during the annual Public Service Career Fair, the largest public service legal job fair in Texas. This year she will also cover the details of President Obama’s new Pay As You Earn Repayment Plan, including how borrowers can determine whether they qualify.


Ernest E. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award given to Marianne Carroll, ’81, at Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law symposium banquet

On January 17, 2013, the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law awarded the 2013 Ernest E. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award to Marianne Carroll, ’81, partner at Brown McCarroll LLP. This prestigious award is given to a distinguished attorney who has made significant contributions to the oil, gas, and energy industry.


“Is America Governable” conference to take place at the Law School, January 24–26, 2013

The Law School will host a conference, “Is America Governable?” on January 24–26, 2013. It will bring together a remarkable array of scholars across many disciplines, people with a variety of high-level political experience, and eminent journalists to discuss the apparent dysfunction of the U.S. government, and possible remedies for it.


Lives in the Law: Pamelya Herndon, ’78, executive director of the Southwest Women’s Law Center, to speak on her work advocating for the rights of women and girls February 5, 2013

On Tuesday, February 5, 2013, the University of Texas School of Law’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, Center for Women in Law, and Career Services Office will present speaker Pamelya P. Herndon, executive director of the Southwest Women’s Law Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Rapoport Center to host ninth annual conference, “Impunity, Justice, and the Human Rights Agenda,” February 7–8, 2013

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas School of Law is pleased to announce its ninth annual conference, “Impunity, Justice, and the Human Rights Agenda,” to take place February 7–8, 2013. This year’s conference will bring together scholars, human rights advocates, and policy makers from around the world to assess critically the human rights movement’s focus on anti-impunity.


Marie-Therese Connolly, MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellow and advocate for the elderly, G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence, February 18–21, 2013

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law will present Marie-Therese Connolly as the Law School’s second G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence, February 18-21, 2013. Connolly, who recently received a MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellowship for her work to prevent elderly abuse, is a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and is formerly the director of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Elder Justice and Nursing Home Initiative. During her time at the Law School, Connolly will make two presentations that are free and open to the public.