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Justice Center, Student Bar Association event celebrates service and teaching

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and the Student Bar Association held their annual award ceremony and ice cream social at the end of the 2013-14 academic year in celebration and recognition of exemplary University of Texas School of Law students, recent alumni and teachers. Congratulations and hook ‘em, horns to the […]

Pro Bono Program Assists Clients in Rio Grande Valley

Dozens of students, faculty, staff and alumni spent the last week of winter break on The University of Texas School of Law’s fifth Pro Bono in January trip to the Texas Rio Grande Valley. Representatives from UT Law and partner organizations provided legal assistance at no cost to approximately 200 clients in underserved communities. Thirty […]

Society Games Star in Longhorn Network Video

Tug-of-war may have been rained out at the 2013 Society Games, but it hardly dampened the competition and spirit of the annual field day where dozens of law students gathered for an afternoon of fun and games. A community-building and recreation component of UT Law’s Society Program, the annual Society Games pit eight teams of […]

Student Life Center Stage During Law Week, Feb. 3 – 8

Law Week, The University of Texas School of Law’s annual celebration of student life organized by the Student Bar Association (SBA), begins Monday, Feb. 3 and concludes with the popular spring social, Casino Night, on Saturday, Feb. 8. New activities have been added to the week-long program, including additional service and social opportunities for current […]

Excel at Exams: Faculty and Staff Offer Advice

As students prepare tirelessly for final exams, University of Texas School of Law faculty and staff offer tips for students on studying and taking law school final exams. Finals begin Dec. 9 and last through Dec. 20. The Advice-Givers: The J.D.-Librarians at the Tarlton Law Library specialize in many different subjects and are available to […]

Students Make a Difference Through Pro Bono

Only a few months into the academic year and already more than 100 University of Texas School of Law students have volunteered for 21 pro bono projects (and counting). From preparing asylum cases to interviewing clients at walk-in legal clinics, the range of UT Law’s pro bono projects is as diverse as the hundreds of […]

Record Percent of Entering UT Law Students Sign Pro Bono Pledge

More than 93 percent of the entering 1L class signed the Pro Bono Pledge, a record level of participation for The University of Texas School of Law’s Pro Bono Program. Students who sign the pledge commit to perform at least 50 hours of pro bono service before graduation. “The class of 2013 – the first […]

UT Law Class of 2016 Equal Justice Scholarship Awarded to Kelsey Chapple

The University of Texas School of Law has awarded the ninth Equal Justice Scholarship to Kelsey Chapple, an incoming first-year law student. The scholarship covers tuition and fees for three years of legal study. Chapple has committed to work for three years on a full-time basis after law school to provide direct legal services to low-income individuals or groups at a nonprofit organization in the U.S.

UT Law’s American Constitution Society student chapter wins “Chapter of the Year” from national organization

The Law School’s chapter of the American Constitution Society (ACS) won “Chapter of the Year” at a June 13, 2013, ACS awards banquet, held during their national convention in Washington, D.C.

Five UT Law students receive Baron & Budd Public Interest Summer Fellowships

Five students at the University of Texas School of Law have been selected to receive Baron & Budd Public Interest Summer Fellowships for the coming summer. The program will provide each fellow with a $4,250 stipend to work fulltime for at least ten weeks providing legal services to underrepresented individuals or communities.