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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: […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


40 Years of Service

The Criminal Defense Clinic, the oldest and one of the largest law clinics at The University of Texas School of Law, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. “As the first UT law school clinic we set the bar high for our students,” said Clinical Professor Bill Allison, the Criminal Defense Clinic’s director. “We could not […]


‘Bottlenecks’ Exposes Obstacles: Joseph Fishkin discusses his new book

Assistant Professor Joseph Fishkin’s newly published book, “Bottlenecks: A New Theory of Equal Opportunity,” proposes ways of changing the opportunity structure to make it less constraining and less unequal. In the book, published in February by Oxford University Press, “bottlenecks” refer to narrow places through which one has to pass in order to reach many […]


NAFTA at 20: Time to Refocus? Professor Hansen argues there is still a place for NAFTA

A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. As the American child of a Mexican immigrant, I spent much of my childhood in the company of friends and family who still lived in Mexico or had recently left. My background made me very aware of the long history of distrust between the United States and […]


Death row exoneree Anthony Graves and Nicole Casarez

Life After Death Row: Exoneree Gives to UT Law

How do you repay someone who saved your life? That’s a question Anthony Graves pondered when he became a free man. For eight and a half years, alumna Nicole Casarez, ’79, worked without compensation to help exonerate Graves, who spent 18 years in prison — 12 on death row — for heinous murders he did […]


Giving Back by Planning Ahead

When Maidie Ryan, ’01, was a student at UT Law, she took a summer associate position at a law firm where recent graduate Beth Ann Dranguet, ’99, worked. Dranguet was assigned as her mentor for the summer. The assignment stuck — the two have been friends ever since. “We’ve gone down the same paths,” Dranguet […]