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Game on For Steve Patterson, ’84

 Steve Patterson, ’84, has taken the helm as Texas men’s athletic director, but for him, it’s always been…  Game On By Maria Arrellaga It was an exciting day for The University of Texas School of Law when it was announced last November that Steve Patterson, ’84, had been selected for what media called “the most […]


Reframing the Constitution

UT Law professor believes it’s time to review and renew the Constitution as the Founding Fathers envisioned By Sanford Levinson It has become almost a convention of contemporary American politics — like politicians who feel called upon to wear the American flag on their lapels — to treat the Constitution as a basically sacred text. […]


Death row exoneree Anthony Graves and Nicole Casarez

Life After Death Row: Exoneree Gives to UT Law

How do you repay someone who saved your life? That’s a question Anthony Graves pondered when he became a free man. For eight and a half years, alumna Nicole Casarez, ’79, worked without compensation to help exonerate Graves, who spent 18 years in prison — 12 on death row — for heinous murders he did […]


NAFTA at 20: Time to Refocus? Professor Hansen argues there is still a place for NAFTA

A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. As the American child of a Mexican immigrant, I spent much of my childhood in the company of friends and family who still lived in Mexico or had recently left. My background made me very aware of the long history of distrust between the United States and […]


Law School Legends: Two Professors, 100 Years, Thousands of Students

Take your pick. Serendipity. Destiny. Or just really good fortune that Ernest Smith and Stanley Johanson committed in 1963 to becoming legal educators at The University of Texas School of Law. It was 50 years ago that they both walked through the front doors of the law school on the same day in August 1963 […]


Scoring a SCOTUS Clerkship: Recent Alum Shares His Story

Not one to shy away from hard work, competition and intellectual challenges, Judson Littleton, ’08, is the latest University of Texas School of Law alumnus to achieve the most prestigious credential in American law: a clerkship at the Supreme Court of the United States. Littleton, who started the new job in July, is one of […]


Victory at U.S. Supreme Court: UT Law Alumnae Argue and Win Case

All eyes in the Austin firm of Scott, Douglass & McConnico LLP were focused on computers Feb. 20, as they closely watched the United States Supreme Court’s live blog. Jane Webre, ’89, and Cindy Connolly, ’96, both partners in the firm, argued a case at the U.S. Supreme Court in January and were waiting for […]


New Kids on the Floor: Two UT Law Alumni Reflect on First Legislative Experience

Republican Jason Villalba, ’96, and Democrat Oscar Longoria, ’07, will agree the friendships they made during the 83rd Legislature that wrapped up this summer — their first — were what surprised them the most. “My biggest takeaway was how important the relationships are among all the House members and everyone at the (state) Capitol,” Villalba […]


UT Tower lit for Law School’s 2012–2013 national championship interscholastic teams April 22, 2013

On Monday, April 22, UT lit the Tower orange in honor of the Law School’s 2012-2013 national championship teams. Two intramural teams have won national championships already this year, and a third has won a regional championship and will advance to compete for a national championship.


Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law launches new blog, UT Law Grid

The Law School’s Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law has rolled out a cutting-edge legal blog with an inaugural post on hydraulic fracturing from Professor David Spence. UT Law Grid will contribute to vital academic and policy debates in the Energy Center’s core subject areas with regular updates from University of Texas professors, prominent practitioners, lawmakers, and policy experts. In particular, as the Texas Legislature begins its 83rd session in January 2013, the Center will use the blog to participate in relevant policy discussions around water and energy issues.