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Record Percent of Entering UT Law Students Sign Pro Bono Pledge

More than 93 percent of the entering 1L class signed the Pro Bono Pledge, a record level of participation for The University of Texas School of Law’s Pro Bono Program. Students who sign the pledge commit to perform at least 50 hours of pro bono service before graduation. “The class of 2013 – the first […]


Enforced Disappearances: Clinical Professor Among U.N. Experts in Official Visit to Spain

Two members from the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances* will visit Spain Sept. 23-30 to examine the measures taken by Spain on issues related to the prevention and eradication of enforced or involuntary disappearances. The experts will analyze issues related to truth, justice, reparation and memory for victims of enforced disappearances. […]


Texas Assessment Team Releases Report on State’s Death Penalty System, Cites Urgent Need for Reform

The Texas Capital Punishment Assessment Team, organized by the American Bar Association (ABA), today issued a comprehensive report with recommendations to help ensure fairness and accuracy in the state’s death penalty system. “Evaluating Fairness and Accuracy in State Death Penalty Systems: The Texas Capital Punishment Assessment Report” is the culmination of a two-year review of […]


Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law Names Inaugural Student Fellow

The Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law at The University of Texas School of Law has created a new fellowship program that recognizes students interested in pursuing careers in one of its three core subject areas. For its inaugural fellow, the center selected David Fisher, a Victoria, Texas, native who intends to […]


Law School Clinic Finds Major Flaws in City of Austin Policies for Addressing Dangerous Apartment Conditions

A recent report has found major flaws with the City of Austin’s policies for addressing dangerous apartment conditions to protect the health and safety of tenants. The report, “Addressing Problem Properties: Legal and Policy Tools for a Safer Rundberg and Safer Austin,” was released by The University of Texas School of Law’s Entrepreneurship and Community […]


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U.S. News and World Report Names UT Law No. 1 for Biggest Return on Investment

U.S. News and World Report announced its short list of 10 law degrees with the biggest return on investment, naming The University of Texas School of Law No. 1. According to its report, UT Law reported the highest salary-to-debt ratio – a calculation based on how many times a student’s reported starting salary covers his […]


UT Law School Students Inform United Nations’ Opinion on Arbitrary Detention

A United Nations Working Group released an opinion earlier this month condemning the “prolonged and indefinite” detention of a detainee at Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. The ruling was a result of a complaint submitted by the Human Rights Clinic and National Security Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law. In its opinion, […]


UT Law Class of 2016 Equal Justice Scholarship Awarded to Kelsey Chapple

The University of Texas School of Law has awarded the ninth Equal Justice Scholarship to Kelsey Chapple, an incoming first-year law student. The scholarship covers tuition and fees for three years of legal study. Chapple has committed to work for three years on a full-time basis after law school to provide direct legal services to low-income individuals or groups at a nonprofit organization in the U.S.


New Latin American Center at Law School Named for Kay Bailey Hutchison

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Latin American Law is being established within the School of Law at The University of Texas at Austin. The center will help support an already vigorous partnership between the university and Latin American colleagues and honor former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, a 1967 graduate of the School of Law […]


UT Law’s American Constitution Society student chapter wins “Chapter of the Year” from national organization

The Law School’s chapter of the American Constitution Society (ACS) won “Chapter of the Year” at a June 13, 2013, ACS awards banquet, held during their national convention in Washington, D.C.