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Three-Year Law and Public Affairs Integrated Dual Degrees Announced

The University of Texas at Austin has established two unique, integrated three-year dual degree programs blending the study of public policy and law. Offered by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the School of Law, these are the only such programs among top ranked public affairs and law schools in the United […]


New Gift Raises Mithoff Family Support of Pro Bono Program to $2 Million

A recent $1 million gift to The University of Texas School of Law from Richard and Virginia “Ginni” Mithoff of Houston will support the school’s Pro Bono Program. The gift brings the Mithoffs’ total contributions to the program to $2 million. By participating in the Pro Bono Program, students increase access to justice and build […]


Alumnus Harley Clark, ’62, Man Behind “Hook ‘em, Horns” Sign, Dies at 78

Retired state District Judge and alumnus Harley Clark, ’62, of Austin, a venerated Texas Ex who became a part of Longhorn lore by introducing the “Hook ‘em, Horns” hand sign at a University of Texas pep rally during the 1950s, died Thursday at the age of 78. He passed away at his beloved farm near […]


Massey Prize for Research in Law, Innovation, and Capital Markets Awarded to Texas Law Professor Henry T. C. Hu

International Symposium Brings Together Corporate, Banking, and Finance Experts in Honor of Prize


Equal Justice Works Selects Three Graduates for Competitive Fellowships

Equal Justice Works, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization, awarded two-year fellowships to three recent graduates of The University of Texas School of Law. Gonzalo Serrano, ’14, Erin Gaines, ’13, and Megan Sheffield, ’13, were among nearly 60 fellows selected nationwide for the Equal Justice Works Fellowship Class of 2014. The organization is dedicated to creating […]


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 […]


Professor Chesney Reacts to Obama NSA Speech

President Barack Obama announced intelligence gathering reforms in a speech Friday in response to intelligence leaks and disputes about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. Professor and national security expert Bobby Chesney listened to Obama’s NSA speech, live tweeted it from @BobbyChesney and shares his reaction to the much-anticipated speech below. “Today’s NSA speech was […]


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 […]


Students Assist Immigrants, Low-Income Property Owners in the Valley Over Winter Break

University of Texas School of Law students, faculty and alumni will spend part of their winter break immersed in the Rio Grande Valley volunteering on projects that will impact and aid low-income property owners, immigration detainees and undocumented high school students among other populations in need of free legal services. During the fifth annual Pro […]


UT Law Alum Lands Most Coveted Job in College Sports

The University of Texas at Austin announced it will hire Steve Patterson, UT Law alumnus (’84), as the new men’s athletic director, replacing DeLoss Dodds who is retiring after 32 years. The other finalist for the job, Oliver Luck of West Virginia University, is also a UT Law alumnus. Patterson, 55, who also has his […]