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Statesman Op-Ed: Professor Mechele Dickerson Explains What’s Causing Austin’s Declining Black Population

Dickerson: Why blacks are really leaving Austin By Mechele Dickerson As recent reports note, blacks continue to leave Austin. Many say it is because of the city’s decision in the 1920s to create a “negro district” or because of ongoing tensions between the black community and the Austin Police Department. The main reason blacks are […]


Equal Justice Works Selects Three Graduates for Competitive Fellowships

Equal Justice Works, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization, awarded two-year fellowships to three recent graduates of The University of Texas School of Law. Gonzalo Serrano, ’14, Erin Gaines, ’13, and Megan Sheffield, ’13, were among nearly 60 fellows selected nationwide for the Equal Justice Works Fellowship Class of 2014. The organization is dedicated to creating […]


Career Services Office Awards 2014 Study Break Public Service Stipends

The Career Services Office (CSO) at The University of Texas School of Law is pleased to announce that second-year students Maritza Sanchez and Jessica Johnson, and first-year student Colleen Murphey are the 2014 recipients of $4,000 Study Break Public Service Stipends. The stipends are donated by sponsors of an annual CSO event called Study Break, […]


Justice Center Announces 2014 Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellows

Six students at The University of Texas School of Law have been selected as the 2014 Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellows. The $4,250 fellowships are awarded annually to outstanding students who are committed to public service and are pursuing summer public interest work. The fellowships are made possible by a gift from Bill Whitehurst, ’70, […]


Mark Dawson and Catherine McCulloch awarded Texas Law post-graduate fellowships

The University of Texas School of Law has awarded the 2014 Julius Glickman Fellowship in Public Interest Law to Catherine McCulloch, ’14, and the inaugural G. Rollie White Trust Fellowship in Public Interest Law to Mark Dawson, ’14. Both fellowships will provide $45,000 for full-time legal work for a year on a project sponsored by […]


Justice Center, Student Bar Association Event Celebrates Service and Teaching

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and the Student Bar Association held their annual award ceremony and ice cream social at the end of the 2013-14 academic year in celebration and recognition of exemplary University of Texas School of Law students, recent alumni and teachers. Congratulations and hook ‘em, horns to the […]


Justice Center’s Graduating Student Awardees Announced

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law honored six graduating students from The University of Texas School of Law’s Class of 2014 for their extraordinary commitment during law school to using the law to serve others. The annual Justice Center Graduating Student Awards honor graduating students for work in nonprofit, government and legislative […]


Alumni Association Celebrates 2014 Alumni Award Recipients

The Texas Law Alumni Association recently honored its 2014 Alumni Award Recipients at a dinner at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center Friday, Sept. 5. Lifetime Achievement Award, Terry O. Tottenham, ’70 A partner with Norton Rose Fulbright since 1978, Tottenham’s practice encompasses complex litigation in both federal and state courts throughout the United […]


Speaker Straus Appoints Clinic Director to Protect Our Kids Commission

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus named nine legislators in May to the House Select Committee on Child Protection and appointed three public members, including University of Texas School of Law Clinical Professor F. Scott McCown, to the Protect Our Kids Commission. The select committee will work in concert with the Protect our Kids Commission to […]


Kimberly Bowers

Kimberly Bowers: From GC to CEO

When Bowers, ’91, said “I’m wearing jeans right now” during a Monday morning call from her corporate office, it personified her No. 1 priority as the new CEO of CST Brands — she wants to create an environment that prioritizes company morale, and build a robust retail culture.