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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 […]


Pro Bono Program Names 2013-14 Scholars

The University of Texas School of Law’s Pro Bono Program is pleased to announce the law school’s four Pro Bono Scholars for the 2013–14 academic year: Andrea Meza, Colleen Mulholland, Rebeca Ojeda and Simone Otenaike. The Pro Bono Scholars Program provides scholarships to second- and third-year students who make a 300-hour commitment during the academic […]


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.