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October 16, 2001

Allegra Young
Director of Communications
(512) 471-7330

UT Law Ranked #1 Law School For Hispanics

Austin, TEXAS — The University of Texas at Austin School of Law School was named the number one law school in the country for Hispanics by Hispanic Business Magazine (September, 2001). In ranking UT Law first among all law schools, Hispanic Business Magazine wrote, "The University of Texas School of Law has produced more Hispanic and African-American graduates combined than any other law school in the United States (with the exception of the historically African-American schools such as Howard University.) The school's 1,300-plus Hispanic alumni include a Texas Secretary of State, federal judges, and numerous leaders of the bar and government."

"Our ranking reflects a deep commitment to work with Mexican-American leaders. We provide a community for our Mexican-American students and a large alumni population to support students after they graduate. Our efforts in pre-law education, including our new UT-San Antonio and UT-Pan American programs, and our successful program at UT-El Paso — are expanding the pool of Mexican-American applicants. And we have the only LLM in Latin American and International Law in the US. We are delighted to see our efforts recognized by Hispanic Business Magazine," said Bill Powers, Dean of the School of Law.

The University of Texas School of Law is the national leader in constitutional law, labor law, wills and estates, comparative law and admiralty. With more than 650 African-American alumni and 1,300 Mexican-American Alumni, the School of Law has worked for decades to create a diverse alumni base and student population. This fall, the School of Law was named by Time Magazine to be the leader in the country in creating innovative outreach programs for recruiting, private law scholarships and mentoring.

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