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Justice Center’s Graduating Student Awardees Announced

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law honored six graduating students from The University of Texas School of Law’s Class of 2014 for their extraordinary commitment during law school to using the law to serve others. The annual Justice Center Graduating Student Awards honor graduating students for work in nonprofit, government and legislative […]


Civil Rights Summit, Presidents Leave Mark on Campus

The University of Texas at Austin was at the center of a national conversation on civil rights during the LBJ Presidential Library’s Civil Rights Summit April 8-10, 2014. The summit brought four U.S. presidents and a program full of civil rights leaders, scholars and activists to campus to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon […]


Civil Rights Summit Student Events April 8–10

The University of Texas School of Law and the LBJ School of Public Affairs will host a series of student-focused events to encourage dialogue around today’s civil rights issues at the center of the LBJ Presidential Library Civil Rights Summit, April 8-10. These events will be open to the UT Law and LBJ School communities […]


Lives in the Law speaker to Talk About New York Stop-and-Frisk Case, Feb. 11

Civil rights attorney Vincent Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in New York City, will speak Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 11:45 a.m. at The University of Texas School of Law’s “Lives in the Law” lecture, presented by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and the Career Services Office. […]


Rapoport Center Spring Colloquium Begins Feb. 3 with Counter-terrorism Talks

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at The University of Texas School of Law announces the start to its Spring 2014 colloquium on “Comparing European and North American Approaches to Human Rights.” The six-part speaker series begins Monday, Feb. 3, with talks on counter-terrorism by law professors Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, […]


Justices from Mexico Make Official Visit to UT Law

The University of Texas School of Law Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Latin American Law welcomes five prominent justices from the Tribunal Electoral del Poder Judicial de la Federación de México (Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judiciary of Mexico), to campus Jan. 30 – 31. This is the first official visit by the justices, who […]


Master of Laws Program Offers New, First-of-its-kind Concentration

The University of Texas School of Law announced a new concentration in the Master of Laws Program in Human Rights & Comparative Constitutional Law. The LL.M. concentration, offered in cooperation with the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, is the first in the world that combines these two fields. It will […]


Excel at Exams: Faculty and Staff Offer Advice

As students prepare tirelessly for final exams, University of Texas School of Law faculty and staff offer tips for students on studying and taking law school final exams. Finals begin Dec. 9 and last through Dec. 20. The Advice-Givers: The J.D.-Librarians at the Tarlton Law Library specialize in many different subjects and are available to […]


Lives in the Law Speaker Series Features East Texas Civil Rights Attorneys

The University of Texas School of Law’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Career Services Office present a talk Thursday, Nov. 7, by East Texas civil rights attorneys David Guillory and Tim Garrigan, as part of the “Lives in the Law” speaker series spotlighting lawyers working to improve the lives of others […]


Students Make a Difference Through Pro Bono

Only a few months into the academic year and already more than 100 University of Texas School of Law students have volunteered for 21 pro bono projects (and counting). From preparing asylum cases to interviewing clients at walk-in legal clinics, the range of UT Law’s pro bono projects is as diverse as the hundreds of […]