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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.


Photos from the Chancellors 100th Anniversary Celebration

The Chancellors honor society celebrated its one-hundredth anniversary with a Chancellors reunion and celebration on April 13, 2012.


Student Bar Association announces recipients of 2011–2012 Teacher and Administrator of the Year Awards

The Student Bar Association announced the recipients of the 2011–2012 Teacher and Administrator of the Year Awards at a ceremony at the Law School on April 23, 2012. These awards, determined entirely from student votes, honor distinguished faculty and staff members for their significant contributions to the Law School community.


Supreme Court of Texas Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson, '88, speaking after receiving the Leon Green Award at the Texas Law Review's annual banquet on April 14, 2012.

Texas Law Review’s annual banquet featured keynote address by retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens; presentation of Leon Green Award to Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson of the Supreme Court of Texas

At this year’s banquet, the Texas Law Review Association honored Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson, ’88, of the Supreme Court of Texas, awarding him the Association’s highest award—the Leon Green Award—in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the legal profession.