The Law School’s annual Diversity Weekend was held February 22–23, 2013, at the University of Texas. Alumni from all over met with Dean Ward Farnsworth and representatives from the Center for Women in Law as well as students from the Asian Law Students Association, Chicano/Hispanic Students Association, OUTLaw, the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society, and the Women’s Law Caucus.
Hector De Leon, ’73, lives another chapter of his American dream as he passes management of his firm on to his son Ben, ’04.
Jeremy Reichman, ’12, earned the top score on the July 2012 Texas bar exam.
Dean Ward Farnsworth traveled to Houston on October 24, 2012, to visit with Law School alumni.
Dean Ward Farnsworth traveled to Fort Worth on October 11, 2012, to visit with Law School alumni.
Dean Ward Farnsworth traveled to San Antonio on September 28, 2012, to visit with Law School alumni.
Sheri Soltes, ’84, has put her legal education and experience to an unusual use: training rescued shelter dogs to be service animals and companions for disabled people.
Scott Dahl, ’88, is the new inspector general at the Smithsonian Institution, whose collections—and zoo!—he has loved since he was a child.
Michael O’Keefe Cowles, ’12, awarded UT Law post-graduate fellowship to pursue low-wage worker rights project in the Dallas-Fort Worth region
The University of Texas School of Law has awarded the 2012 Julius Glickman Fellowship in Public Interest Law to third-year student Michael O’Keefe Cowles. The two-year fellowship, funded by Julius Glickman, ‘66, provides $45,000 per year for full-time legal work on a project sponsored by an existing public-interest legal organization and supervised by a licensed attorney.
In February, students from the Sheffield Society met with Judge Edward C. Prado, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Prado, a 1972 graduate of the Law School, serves as the community fellow for the Sheffield Society, which is one of eight societies in the Law School’s Society Program. Prado was joined for the talk by his current law clerks, Derek Linkous, Michelle Parthum, Amit Vora, and Alex Zolan, as well as third-year student Kate Nanny, ’12, who will clerk for Prado after graduating from the Law School.