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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 […]


UT Law Alum Lands Most Coveted Job in College Sports

The University of Texas at Austin announced it will hire Steve Patterson, UT Law alumnus (’84), as the new men’s athletic director, replacing DeLoss Dodds who is retiring after 32 years. The other finalist for the job, Oliver Luck of West Virginia University, is also a UT Law alumnus. Patterson, 55, who also has his […]


Three of Six 2013 Texas Exes Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipients Law School Alumni

The Texas Exes—the University of Texas at Austin’s alumni association—has given its highest honor, the Distinguished Alumnus Award, to three Law School graduates this year: Linda Addison, ’76; Wallace B. Jefferson, ’88; and Janiece Longoria, ’79.


Law School Alumni Association announces 2013 distinguished alumni award recipients

The University of Texas Law Alumni Association has announced the recipients of its 2013 distinguished alumni awards. Kathryn Fuller, ’76, received the Outstanding Alumnus Award; The Honorable Robert M. Parker, ’64, received the Lifetime Achievement Award; Joe R. Long, ’58, received the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Community Service; and Dick DeGuerin, ’65, received the Honorary Order of the Coif.


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Photos from Diversity Weekend, February 22–23, 2013

The Law School’s annual Diversity Weekend was held February 22–23, 2013, at the University of Texas. Alumni from all over met with Dean Ward Farnsworth and representatives from the Center for Women in Law as well as students from the Asian Law Students Association, Chicano/Hispanic Students Association, OUTLaw, the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society, and the Women’s Law Caucus.


Ernest E. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award given to Marianne Carroll, ’81, at Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law symposium banquet

On January 17, 2013, the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law awarded the 2013 Ernest E. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award to Marianne Carroll, ’81, partner at Brown McCarroll LLP. This prestigious award is given to a distinguished attorney who has made significant contributions to the oil, gas, and energy industry.