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Civil Rights Summit, Presidents Leave Mark on Campus

The University of Texas at Austin was at the center of a national conversation on civil rights during the LBJ Presidential Library’s Civil Rights Summit April 8-10, 2014. The summit brought four U.S. presidents and a program full of civil rights leaders, scholars and activists to campus to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon […]


Lives in the Law Speaker Series Features East Texas Civil Rights Attorneys

The University of Texas School of Law’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Career Services Office present a talk Thursday, Nov. 7, by East Texas civil rights attorneys David Guillory and Tim Garrigan, as part of the “Lives in the Law” speaker series spotlighting lawyers working to improve the lives of others […]


Attorney General Ramsey Clark, left, with President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark to Speak at Law School November 12, 2012

Ramsey Clark, who served as attorney general under President Lyndon B. Johnson, will present a talk entitled “From Civil Rights to Human Rights” on Monday, November 12, 2012, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Law School’s Eidman Courtroom. Lunch will be served in the Jamail Pavilion at 1:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.


Vanita Gupta, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union and director of the ACLU’s National Campaign to End Overincarceration.

CANCELLED: Vanita Gupta of the ACLU to speak on criminal justice reform and over-incarceration, October 30, 2012

On Tuesday, October 30, 2012, the University of Texas School of Law’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Career Services Office will present speaker Vanita Gupta, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union and Director of the ACLU’s National Campaign to End Overincarceration. Gupta has been involved in several significantTexascases.


Law School conference to address developments in civil rights litigation since 9/11, February 3, 2012

“Barriers and Innovations in Civil Rights Litigation Since 9/11: Practical and Theoretical Perspectives” will be held at the University of Texas School of Law on Friday, February 3, 2012. The conference will bring together leading scholars and advocates in civil rights, criminal justice, racial justice, immigration, and national security to discuss legal barriers to constitutional litigation in these arenas.


Sculpture Honoring Civil Rights Champion James DeAnda Unveiled at the University of Texas School of Law

A bronze bust of the late Honorable James DeAnda, ’50, was unveiled Friday, November 12, 2010, at the University of Texas School of Law during a celebration to honor his legacy as an advocate for social justice, particularly for the civil rights of Mexican-American school children in Texas.