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Texas Law Claims “Go-To Law School” in Texas; Maintains No. 15 in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The National Law Journal (NLJ) has recognized The University of Texas School of Law as the “Go-To law school” in Texas. The recent article cited Texas Law’s excellence at producing future law firm partners. Texas had the fifth-highest number of alumni promoted to partner in 2014 at the 250 largest firms in the country. The […]


Symposium on “Popular Sovereignty, Self-determination and Secession” to be held at Texas Law Jan. 22-24

A symposium on “Popular Sovereignty, Self-determination and Secession” will be held Jan. 22-24 at The University of Texas School of Law. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Appomattox, the formal end of the attempt of the Confederate States of America to secede from the United States, and the 240th anniversary of the American Revolution. […]


Three-Year Law and Public Affairs Integrated Dual Degrees Announced

The University of Texas at Austin has established two unique, integrated three-year dual degree programs blending the study of public policy and law. Offered by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the School of Law, these are the only such programs among top ranked public affairs and law schools in the United […]


New Gift Raises Mithoff Family Support of Pro Bono Program to $2 Million

A recent $1 million gift to The University of Texas School of Law from Richard and Virginia “Ginni” Mithoff of Houston will support the school’s Pro Bono Program. The gift brings the Mithoffs’ total contributions to the program to $2 million. By participating in the Pro Bono Program, students increase access to justice and build […]


Massey Prize for Research in Law, Innovation, and Capital Markets Awarded to Texas Law Professor Henry T. C. Hu

International Symposium Brings Together Corporate, Banking, and Finance Experts in Honor of Prize


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U.S. News and World Report Names UT Law No. 1 for Biggest Return on Investment

U.S. News and World Report announced its short list of 10 law degrees with the biggest return on investment, naming The University of Texas School of Law No. 1. According to its report, UT Law reported the highest salary-to-debt ratio – a calculation based on how many times a student’s reported starting salary covers his […]


Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law launches new blog, UT Law Grid

The Law School’s Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law has rolled out a cutting-edge legal blog with an inaugural post on hydraulic fracturing from Professor David Spence. UT Law Grid will contribute to vital academic and policy debates in the Energy Center’s core subject areas with regular updates from University of Texas professors, prominent practitioners, lawmakers, and policy experts. In particular, as the Texas Legislature begins its 83rd session in January 2013, the Center will use the blog to participate in relevant policy discussions around water and energy issues.


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Houston Alumni Party

Dean Ward Farnsworth traveled to Houston on October 24, 2012, to visit with Law School alumni.


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Fort Worth Alumni Party

Dean Ward Farnsworth traveled to Fort Worth on October 11, 2012, to visit with Law School alumni.


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San Antonio Alumni Party

Dean Ward Farnsworth traveled to San Antonio on September 28, 2012, to visit with Law School alumni.