Barbara Bintliff, director of the Tarlton Law Library/Jamail Center for Legal Research and Joseph C. Hutcheson Professor in Law at the Law School, has recently won three different awards in recognition of her work, two from the American Association of Law Libraries and one from her alma mater, the University of Washington School of Information.
Bill Beardall, director of the Law School’s Transnational Worker Rights Clinic, has been honored with Harvard Law School’s 2012 Gary Bellow Public Service Award. Each year the student body of the Harvard Law School votes to present the Bellow award to an alumnus or alumna in recognition of the recipient’s work to achieve social justice through public-interest law.
At this year’s banquet, the Texas Law Review Association honored Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson, ’88, of the Supreme Court of Texas, awarding him the Association’s highest award—the Leon Green Award—in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the legal profession.
Texas Law Fellowships has announced the recipients of the 2012 Excellence in Public Interest Awards. They are: Ian Spechler, ‘07, founder of the Legal Representation for Dually Managed Youth Project; David Gonzalez, founding partner of a sliding-scale criminal defense firm in Austin; UT Law Clinical Professors Bill Allison and Patricia Cummings of the Criminal Defense Clinic, who are being recognized for their work on the Michael Morton case; and Jordan Pollock, a third-year UT Law student.
The University of Texas School of Law and one of its recent graduates were honored by awards from the Texas Access to Justice Commission on November 14, 2011. Robert Brothers, ’11, received the Law Student Pro Bono Award along with Sarah Loeffler, a recent graduate of the University of Houston School of Law. The Law School received the Commitment to Service Award.
Stefanie Lindquist, associate dean for academic affairs and A.W. Walker Centennial Chair in Law at the University of Texas School of Law, has been awarded the 2011 Best Conference Paper Award by the Law and Courts section of the American Political Science Association.
Karen Engle earns 2010 Best Book Award from American Political Science Association Section on Human Rights.
Apparently, there is a little more Badger in one of our long-tenured Longhorns than many folks might have realized. Professor George Dix, the George R. Killam Jr. Chair of Criminal Law, was recently named “Badger of the Year” by the Austin-area alumni of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The American Society for Law, Medicine & Ethics presented a special lifetime achievement award to Professor John A. Robertson of the University of Texas School of Law during the Thirty-third Annual Health Law Professors Conference in Austin last month.
Five students at the University of Texas School of Law have been awarded University Co-op Public Interest Awards in honor of their extraordinary commitment to public service.