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April 5, 2004

Press contact: Kirston Fortune, UT Law Communications, (512) 471.7330
Center contact: Tracy McCormack, director, UT Law Trial Advocacy Program, 512-232-9327

Law School Establishes John L. Hill Trial Advocacy Center, Honors Distinguished Graduate

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas School of Law dedicated the John L. Hill Trial Advocacy Center at a reception on Friday, April 2, in honor of one of the Law School’s most distinguished graduates, the Honorable John L. Hill, Jr., Class of 1947.

Hill has enjoyed an illustrious career as a trial lawyer and as a public servant for the people of Texas, serving as Secretary of State, Attorney General, and Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court. Hill is currently a senior partner in the Houston office of Locke, Liddell & Sapp, L.L.P.

The Center, located in the Law School’s John B. Connally Center for the Administration of Justice, oversees the practical training of UT Law students in trial and appellate advocacy, and also houses the John. L. Hill Teaching Courtroom, along with three additional teaching courtrooms named in honor of other distinguished UT Law alumni. The Center was made possible by generous grants from Judge Hill, Locke Liddell & Sapp, and the Kayser Foundation.

“John Hill is a great friend of our Law School. He has been extremely generous to our trail advocacy program, and we are grateful for his support. We are also proud to honor his stellar achievements as a legal advocate and public servant,” said Dean Bill Powers.