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Summer 2009

Hannah Miller, ’09

A Potential for Transformation

More than fifty Texas counties have adopted a juvenile justice–policy plan designed by Hannah Miller, ’09


The Capital Punishment Center and the William Wayne Justice Center hosted “Capital Defense Lawyering and Practice” on November 13, 2008. The symposium was a celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Capital Punishment Clinic. Stephen Bright, president of the Southern Center for Human Rights, a visiting lecturer in law at Yale Law School, and a long-time leader in the human rights and capital defense fields, gave the keynote speech.

Twenty Years on Death Row

The Capital Punishment Clinic enters its third decade of providing representation to indigent men and women facing the death penalty in Texas.


Andrés Durá, ’10, holds York assize records from the United Kingdom’s National Archives in Kew, London, where he carried out historical research on the case of what was likely the last execution of somebody in England for the crime of fraudulent bankruptcy.

Out of the Past

A Law School grant helps second-year law student Andrés Durá carry out original research on an 1813 execution for fraudulent bankruptcy in the United Kingdom


Nick Solish, ’10, gets information from a Central Texas veteran at one of the Texas Law Veterans Association’s free legal advice clinics.

Help on the Homefront

Law students organize legal clinics for Central Texas Veterans


Left to right: John Dzienkowski, ’83, Dean John F. Sutton Jr. Chair in Lawyering and the Legal Process; Ernest Smith, Rex G. Baker Centennial Chair in Natural Resources Law; Assistant Professor David Adelman; Clinical Professor Melinda Taylor; and Adjunct Professor Timothy Tyler, ’94, will participate in the Law School’s new Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law beginning in fall 2009.

Energy Law Evolves

In fall 2009, the Law School will launch the Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law to help create a new generation of lawyers and scholars to navigate the legal terrain between these three vital fields in a changing world.


Bryan Garner, ’84, in his library - Photo credit: Jay Brousseau

Legal Lexicographer

Bryan Garner, ’84, founder and president of LawProse, Inc.


Ford Foundation Chair Kathryn Fuller, ’76 / Photo Credit: Sam Kittner

A Force for Nature

Kathryn Fuller, ’76, Ford Foundation Chair


Rodney Ellis, '79

A Life in Politics

Rodney Ellis, ’79, Texas State Senator