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Reframing the Constitution

UT Law professor believes it’s time to review and renew the Constitution as the Founding Fathers envisioned By Sanford Levinson It has become almost a convention of contemporary American politics — like politicians who feel called upon to wear the American flag on their lapels — to treat the Constitution as a basically sacred text. […]

Game on For Steve Patterson, ’84

 Steve Patterson, ’84, has taken the helm as Texas men’s athletic director, but for him, it’s always been…  Game On By Maria Arrellaga It was an exciting day for The University of Texas School of Law when it was announced last November that Steve Patterson, ’84, had been selected for what media called “the most […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Alumni Association Names 2014 Alumni Award Recipients

The University of Texas Law Alumni Association has announced the recipients of its 2014 Alumni Awards. 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 States. Tottenham was formerly head of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Pharmaceutical and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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, […]