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Texas Law Alumnus and Former Senator, UT Counsel Ray Farabee Passes Away

Texas Law alumnus Ray Farabee, ’61, who parlayed success as a Wichita Falls attorney into subsequent careers in the Texas Senate and the University of Texas System, died on Thursday. He was 81 years old. Farabee was first elected to the Senate in 1975. He represented the North Texas-based Senate District 30 as a Democrat […]


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Gregg Costa Rises Through Ranks

In a unanimous vote (97-0), the U.S. Senate confirmed in May loyal Longhorn Gregg Costa, ’99, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The second youngest judge currently serving on a federal court of appeals bench, Costa brings unique perspective to his new role.


Eight Texas Law Alumnae Among Texas Lawyer’s “2014 Winning Women”

Eight Texas Law alumnae from across the state were selected to be among Texas Lawyer‘s 20 “Winning Women.” The recipients were selected from nearly 150 nominations and recognized during a luncheon Oct. 8 at the Belo Mansion in Dallas. Read more about the “Winning Women” on Texas Lawyer‘s website. This year’s Texas Law honorees include: […]


New Gift Raises Mithoff Family Support of Pro Bono Program to $2 Million

A recent $1 million gift to The University of Texas School of Law from Richard and Virginia “Ginni” Mithoff of Houston will support the school’s Pro Bono Program. The gift brings the Mithoffs’ total contributions to the program to $2 million. By participating in the Pro Bono Program, students increase access to justice and build […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Alumnus Robert Strauss, Political Figure and Texas Lawyer, dies at 95

Political insider and accomplished lawyer Robert S. “Bob” Strauss died March 19 in Washington, D.C. He was 95. Strauss graduated from The University of Texas School of Law in 1941 and is the namesake of The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, a research center at the university. Among some of Strauss’ […]


UT Law Grad Receives 2013 Law Student Pro Bono Award

UT Law Alumna Megan Sheffield, ’13, received the 2013 Law Student Pro Bono Award from the Texas Access to Justice Commission. The award is given to a law student or graduate who has improved the standards of legal aid for underprivileged Texans. Sheffield was among 23 nominees and was honored in a ceremony at the […]