The Texas Journal of Oil, Gas & Energy Law has awarded the 2010 Ernest E. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award to Fielding B. “Tres” Cochran III, ’75. Cochran received the award on January 20, 2011 at the sixth annual Texas Journal of Oil, Gas & Energy Law Banquet.
In memory of Gregory Scott Coleman, ’92, the law firm Yetter Coleman LLP and members of the Law School community have created the Gregory S. Coleman Memorial Scholarship to honor his many contributions to the field of jurisprudence.
Larry Macon, ’70, has set the world record for most marathons run in a year. Macon, 66, is an attorney in San Antonio and ran 106 marathons in 2010, which is one more than he ran in 2008.
The Green Bag Almanac & Reader 2011 includes writing by two members of the UT Law community—Professor Justin Driver and Judge Diane Wood, ’75. The collection recognizes outstanding legal writing from a variety of sources.
Elton M. Hyder III, ’80, president and CEO of EMH Corporation of Fort Worth, Texas, was elected to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Board of Directors by its member banks on October 21, 2010. Hyder’s three-year term began January 1, 2011.
On December 10, 2010, the Law School hosted a gathering to thank donors in the Houston area for their generosity—over the years they have collectively donated $73 million to support students, faculty, and programs. Here are some pictures from the party.
Justice Jane Bland, ’90, of the First Court of Appeals of Texas has been named recipient of the 2010 William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC).
Opinion: Steve Bickerstaff on the criminal conviction of Tom DeLay in the Austin American-Statesman and Houston Chronicle
The Austin American-Statesman and Houston Chronicle have published an op-ed written by Steve Bickerstaff, an adjunct professor who teaches election law at the Law School, about the recent criminal conviction of former U.S. Representative Tom DeLay.
It is with deep sadness and regret that the Law School has learned that Gregory Scott Coleman, ’92, died November 23, 2010, when the plane he was piloting crashed in the waters of Choctawhatchee Bay near Destin, Florida.
Two UT Law graduates, Kathleen Ryan McCabe and Eric Christopher Greig, recently learned from the Texas Board of Law Examiners that they tied for the top score on the July 2010 Texas bar exam. Both earned 863 on the exam, and were recently interviewed about their reactions to their scores in the November 15, 2010, edition of Texas Lawyer.