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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 […]


Students Awarded Equal Justice Scholarship and G. Rollie White Public Service Scholarship

The University of Texas School of Law has awarded its 10th Equal Justice Scholarship to Alexander Stamm. It also awarded the inaugural G. Rollie White Public Service Scholarship to Paige Duggins. Both scholarships are awarded to an incoming first-year student who has a demonstrated commitment to social justice. The students are selected through a competitive […]


Cameras in the Courtroom: Longhorn Network Films Moot Court Competition

Earlier this spring, the Longhorn Network television channel filmed the 2014 Thad T. Hutcheson 1L Moot Court Competition at The University of Texas School of Law. Sixty-four Texas Law students tackled a case that had been set before the Texas Supreme Court. Two currently sitting justices from the court participated in the final-round panel. The […]


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, […]