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Sheri Soltes, '84

Lives Worth Living

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, at the Smithsonian Institution’s Natural History Museum Rotunda in Washington, D.C., in front of Henry the elephant, an African bush elephant preserved and installed in 1959, the largest elephant ever prepared for a museum.

A Natural Evolution

Scott Dahl, ’88, is the new inspector general at the Smithsonian Institution, whose collections—and zoo!—he has loved since he was a child.

Julius Glickman Fellowship in Public Interest Law recipient Michael O’Keefe Cowles, '12.

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.

Judge Edward C. Prado, '72, (third from left) with his clerks, left to right, Alex Zolan, Michelle Parthum, Derek Linkous, Kate Nanny, '12, and Amit Vora, at a Community Fellows meeting with the Sheffield Society in February 2012.

Judge Edward C. Prado, ’72, and clerks speak at the Law School

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.


Photos from Reunion 2012

Alumni from all over the country came to Austin for Reunion 2012, held April 20–21, at the Law School. Here are some photos from the festivities.


The 2012 Scholarship and Fellowship Reception

To honor our scholarship donors and recipients, the Law School hosts an annual event at which our students, and those whose charitable giving has helped them, can become acquainted. This year’s Scholarship and Fellowship Reception was held on January 26, 2012.

On target! Among the many attractions of the Society Games is the water balloon launch.

The Society Pages

The Society Program has been building community as the Law School and beyond since 2004.

Photos from Reunion 2011

Alumni from far and near came to Austin for Reunion 2011, held April 15–16, at the Law School. Here are some photos from the festivities.

Justice Jane Bland, ’90, receives William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence

Justice Jane Bland, ’90, of the First Court of Appeals of Texas has been named recipient of the 2010 William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC).

Law School Community Mourns the Loss of Noted Appellate Lawyer Gregory S. Coleman, ’92

It is with deep sadness and regret that the Law School has learned that Gregory Scott Coleman, ’92, died November 23, 2010, when the plane he was piloting crashed in the waters of Choctawhatchee Bay near Destin, Florida.