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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.


Jeremy Reichman, ’12, earns top score on July Texas bar exam

Jeremy Reichman, ’12, earned the top score on the July 2012 Texas bar exam.


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Houston Alumni Party

Dean Ward Farnsworth traveled to Houston on October 24, 2012, to visit with Law School alumni.


National Pro Bono Week at UT Law: Spotlight on Nicole Simmons, ’07

In recognition of National Pro Bono Week (October 21-27, 2012), the UT Law Pro Bono Program celebrates the pro bono efforts of members of the Law School community. Recently the Pro Bono Program spoke with Nicole Simmons, director of Public Service Programs in the UT Law Career Services Office, about her pro bono service.