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Two Students Receive $4,500 Baron & Budd Public Interest Scholarships

Second-year UT Law students Paige Armstrong-Gutierrez and Nora Gay have been awarded Baron & Budd Public Interest Scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year, each receiving $4,500 for committing to work 300 pro bono hours during the school year. The pro bono work will be with nonprofit organizations that provide legal services to underserved individuals or […]


Justice Center Names 2013-14 Public Service Scholars

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law has selected seven students to serve as Public Service Scholars for the 2013-14 year. Each year, The University of Texas School of Law awards scholarships to a group of outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to studying, promoting and working in public service. The scholars receive […]


Rapoport Center Announces 2013-14 Human Rights Scholars

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at The University of Texas School of Law has named three law students as Rapoport Center Human Rights Scholars for the 2013–14 school year. Kallie Dale-Ramos, Catherine Wagner and Kyle Shen were selected by a committee of international law faculty on the basis of […]


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U.S. News and World Report Names UT Law No. 1 for Biggest Return on Investment

U.S. News and World Report announced its short list of 10 law degrees with the biggest return on investment, naming The University of Texas School of Law No. 1. According to its report, UT Law reported the highest salary-to-debt ratio – a calculation based on how many times a student’s reported starting salary covers his […]


New Latin American Center at Law School Named for Kay Bailey Hutchison

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Latin American Law is being established within the School of Law at The University of Texas at Austin. The center will help support an already vigorous partnership between the university and Latin American colleagues and honor former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, a 1967 graduate of the School of Law […]


Former Law School Dean Michael Sharlot dies

Professor Michael M. Sharlot, Wright C. Morrow Professor Emeritus in Law and dean of the Law School from 1995 to 2000, passed away June 22, 2013.


Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis, ’79

Sunflower Ceremony and Commencement to take place Saturday, May 18, 2013, with keynote address from Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis, ’79

The 2013 Sunflower Ceremony—the Law School’s signature graduation event—will be held on Saturday, May 18, 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 2013. At 2:30 p.m., prior to the Sunflower Ceremony, all degree candidates are invited to gather in the Erwin Center’s Lone Star Room.


Center for Women in Law Executive Director Linda Chanow receives 2013 Advancement of Women Award

Center for Women in Law Executive Director Linda Chanow received the 2013 Advancement of Women Award by the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association and the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Foundation at the 2013 Annual Grants and Awards Luncheon on April 26, 2013, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin. The Advancement of Women Award honors women who have demonstrated excellence in their work and set a positive example for women in law.


Law School community mourns former dean and professor emeritus John Sutton, ’41

The Law School community is saddened to learn of the death of former Dean John Sutton, ’41, who passed away April 19, 2013, in San Angelo. Sutton was the A.W. Walker, Jr. Centennial Chair Emeritus at the University of Texas School of Law, and taught, wrote, and worked in the field of professional responsibility for over forty five years. He also served as dean of the Law School from 1979 to 1984.


Justice Center issues report on the use of criminal history records in Texas

The Law School’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and the UT Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis have released a report addressing the increasing use of criminal histories in Texas for purposes unrelated to criminal justice.