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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 […]


Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law Names Inaugural Student Fellow

The Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law at The University of Texas School of Law has created a new fellowship program that recognizes students interested in pursuing careers in one of its three core subject areas. For its inaugural fellow, the center selected David Fisher, a Victoria, Texas, native who intends to […]


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.


Law School hosts Austin module of St. Gallen MBL Program October 28–Nov. 2, 2012

The University of Texas School of Law is once again hosting the Information Technology Law and Energy Law module for the University of St. Gallen’s Executive Master of European and International Business Law MBL-HSG program from October 28 to November 2, 2012. Since 2001, the Law School has participated in this program, which holds a strong position in the landscape of executive law studies in Europe.


Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law to hold symposium on “The Dark Side of Entertainment and Sports Law,” September 7, 2012

The Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law’s fourth annual symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on September 7, 2012, in the Eidman Courtroom at the University of Texas School of Law. This year’s topic is “The Dark Side of Entertainment and Sports Law.”


William Wayne Justice Center Joins UT Center for Disability Studies to help state agencies apply for HUD funds

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and the UT Center for Disability Studies have completed the first phase of their work to assist the Texas state housing finance and Medicaid agencies in an application for federal funding available through the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Act of 2010. The Act resulted in significant changes to federal law governing housing for persons with disabilities, incentivizing states to develop new and innovative ways to support persons with disabilities in integrated environments. States will compete for a total of $85 million made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


Sunflower Ceremony and Commencement to take place Saturday, May 19, 2012, with keynote address from Joseph D. Jamail, ’53

The 2012 Sunflower Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. at the Frank Erwin Jr. Special Events Center on the University of Texas at Austin campus. Degree candidates, their families, and friends are invited to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class of 2012.


Ward Farnsworth

New Law School Dean appointed

Ward Farnsworth, associate dean for academic affairs at Boston University School of Law, has been named dean of the School of Law at the University of Texas at Austin. Farnsworth’s appointment, effective June 1, fills the position currently held by Interim Dean Stefanie Lindquist.