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Alumnus Harley Clark, ’62, Man Behind “Hook ‘em, Horns” Sign, Dies at 78

Retired state District Judge and alumnus Harley Clark, ’62, of Austin, a venerated Texas Ex who became a part of Longhorn lore by introducing the “Hook ‘em, Horns” hand sign at a University of Texas pep rally during the 1950s, died Thursday at the age of 78. He passed away at his beloved farm near […]


Justice Center Names 2014-15 Public Service Scholars

Four students have been selected to serve as Public Service Scholars with the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law for the 2014-15 academic year. The University of Texas School of Law awards scholarships each year to a group of outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to studying, promoting and working in public service. […]


“Change It Up!” Event Introduces Students to Lawyering for Social Change

More than 40 1Ls and transfer students gathered Friday, Sept. 5, for Texas Law’s second annual “Change It Up!,” a social justice orientation hosted by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, the Capital Punishment Center, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, and 25 student groups. The orientation was designed to […]


Texas Law students Alex Goeman and Samantha Chen spoke at a press conference for the release of the “Deadly Heat in Texas Prisons” report along with Ariel Dulitzky.

Opinion: Summer Heat Kills Inmates in Texas Prisons, and That Needs to Change

In April, the Texas Law Human Rights Clinic published a report on the threat heat causes to Texas inmates. Following is a summary of the findings in the report written by Ariel Dulitzky, Alex Goeman and Samantha Chen. Texans know that summers in the Lone Star State are a brutal combination of searing heat and […]


Massey Prize for Research in Law, Innovation, and Capital Markets Awarded to Texas Law Professor Henry T. C. Hu

International Symposium Brings Together Corporate, Banking, and Finance Experts in Honor of Prize


Rapoport Center Announces 2014 Summer and Fall Fellows

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice selected 11 University of Texas School of Law students for summer and fall Rapoport Center fellowships. The fellows will work with non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations in the United States and abroad on a variety of projects including: protecting the fundamental rights of refugees, providing […]


New York Times Op-Ed: Professor Willy Forbath Comments on Supreme Court Harris v. Quinn ruling

The War on Workers: The Supreme Court Ruling on Harris v. Quinn Is a Blow for Unions By William E. Forbath and Cynthia Estlund Unions have never been uncontroversial in American society, but the battles over labor have grown fiercer in recent years: Witness the fight over public-employee unions in Wisconsin, or the 2012 decision […]


Two Law School Alumni Named 2014 Texas Exes Distinguished Alumni

The Texas Exes, the university’s alumni association, recently announced the recipients of its highest honor, which counts two alumni of The University of Texas School of Law among the list of six — H. Scott Caven Jr., ’67, and John H. Massey, ’66, president of the Law School Foundation. Also named to the 2014 Distinguished […]


Statesman Op-Ed: Professor Larry Sager Claims Hobby Lobby Ruling is Worrisome

Contributors: Why everyone should worry about the Hobby Lobby ruling By Larry Sager and Frederick Mark Gedicks The country rounded a new and dangerous corner with the recent Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. By holding that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA, excuses for-profit employers from providing contraceptive coverage under the […]


TribTalk Op-Ed: Professor F. Scott McCown Discusses Improvements on Texas’ Drug Problem

    How Texas kicked its big drug problem By F. Scott McCown A decade ago, Texas had a serious drug problem. Psychotropic medications — like antipsychotics, stimulants, mood stabilizers, antidepressants and sedatives — were being overprescribed in the state’s foster care system, endangering the lives of some of our most vulnerable citizens and costing the […]