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Civil Rights Summit, Presidents Leave Mark on Campus

The University of Texas at Austin was at the center of a national conversation on civil rights during the LBJ Presidential Library’s Civil Rights Summit April 8-10, 2014. The summit brought four U.S. presidents and a program full of civil rights leaders, scholars and activists to campus to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon […]


Civil Rights Summit Student Events April 8–10

The University of Texas School of Law and the LBJ School of Public Affairs will host a series of student-focused events to encourage dialogue around today’s civil rights issues at the center of the LBJ Presidential Library Civil Rights Summit, April 8-10. These events will be open to the UT Law and LBJ School communities […]


Children’s Rights Clinic Wins Back-to-Back Jury Trials

The University of Texas School of Law’s Children’s Rights Clinic tried two back-to-back jury cases to verdict in February — achieving favorable outcomes for abused and neglected children in both cases The Children’s Rights Clinic doesn’t try jury cases every year, which makes the two consecutive cases unusual. Most of the clinic’s cases resolve in […]


Public Interest Scholar Douglas Laycock Lectures at UT Law March 27-28

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law at The University of Texas School of Law presents talks by Douglas Laycock, one of the nation’s leading constitutional law scholars, March 27 and 28 at the law school. Laycock is UT Law’s third G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence. On Thursday, March 27, […]


Arianna Huffington Keynotes UT Center for Women in Law Awards Luncheon, April 11

The Center for Women in Law at The University of Texas School of Law will celebrate its fifth anniversary with an awards ceremony and luncheon featuring a keynote speech by Arianna Huffington on Friday, April 11 at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Austin. Huffington’s latest book, which is her 14th book, is titled “Thrive: […]


Alumnus Robert Strauss, Political Figure and Texas Lawyer, dies at 95

Political insider and accomplished lawyer Robert S. “Bob” Strauss died March 19 in Washington, D.C. He was 95. Strauss graduated from The University of Texas School of Law in 1941 and is the namesake of The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, a research center at the university. Among some of Strauss’ […]


Government Drops Key Charges in UT Law Civil Rights Clinic Case

The Civil Rights Clinic at The University of Texas School of Law has been working a high-profile criminal case in Dallas, defending activist-journalist Barrett Brown. In an extremely rare turn of events, the United States government voluntarily dismissed on Wednesday all but one of the 12 charges against Brown in an indictment accusing him of […]


Pro Bono Program Assists Clients in Rio Grande Valley

Dozens of students, faculty, staff and alumni spent the last week of winter break on The University of Texas School of Law’s fifth Pro Bono in January trip to the Texas Rio Grande Valley. Representatives from UT Law and partner organizations provided legal assistance at no cost to approximately 200 clients in underserved communities. Thirty […]


Creative Scholarship Book Award Goes to Derek Jinks

The American Society of International Law (ASIL) selected a new book co-authored by Professor Derek Jinks for its 2014 Certificate of Merit for a Preeminent Contribution to Creative Scholarship award. The award is one of three given annually to international law books by the ASIL, a scholarly society. “Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights through International […]


Society Games Star in Longhorn Network Video

Tug-of-war may have been rained out at the 2013 Society Games, but it hardly dampened the competition and spirit of the annual field day where dozens of law students gathered for an afternoon of fun and games. A community-building and recreation component of UT Law’s Society Program, the annual Society Games pit eight teams of […]