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Justice Center, Student Bar Association Celebrate Service and Teaching

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Student Bar Association held their fifth annual awards ceremony and ice cream social April 21 to recognize exemplary Texas Law students, recent alumni and teachers. The 2015 award recipients include: Justice Center Graduating Student Awards Recipients (pictured above from left to right): Sofia Meissner, Nora Gay, Kallie Dale Ramos, Amanda Addison and Chris Larson. Not pictured: Mary Chisolm Rios. Inaugurated […]

Moot Court Competition Argues Employment Discrimination

First-year student Hannah Beckerdite Roblyer claimed victory at The University of Texas School of Law’s Thad T. Hutcheson First-Year Moot Court Competition April 17-20. The competition began with 64 of the best student advocates from the first-year class. Students argued the case of Tyler Gill v. FeMile Inc., which addressed an employment-discrimination claim by a […]

Texas Law Claims “Go-To Law School” in Texas; Maintains No. 15 in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The National Law Journal (NLJ) has recognized The University of Texas School of Law as the “Go-To law school” in Texas. The recent article cited Texas Law’s excellence at producing future law firm partners. Texas had the fifth-highest number of alumni promoted to partner in 2014 at the 250 largest firms in the country. The […]

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 […]