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March 2, 2005

Press Contact: Allegra Young, UT Law, (512) 917-9159.

2005 Chancellors Announced

Sixteen honored for highest grades in first two years of Law School

Group Photo of the 2005 Chancellors

First row, left to right: Sabrina Corlette, Margaret Elizabeth Sheer, Nicole Ray Pielop, Hollin K. Dickerson, Corynn M. Plaisance, and Courtney Hawkins.

Second row, left to right: Brian Alan Abramson, Douglas Allan Barnes, John Matthew Gore, and Daniel Scott Leventhal.

Third row, left to right: Brian John Willey, Robert Sabre Safi, and J. Cam Barker.

Fourth row, left to right: Kevin Michael Kneupper and Seth Robert Belzley.

AUSTIN, Texas — Professor David Anderson presided over the installation ceremony for new members in Chancellors, the highest honorary organization at The University of Texas School of Law, on Mar. 1, 2005 in the Rare Books Room of the Tarlton Law Library. Membership to Chancellors is extended to the 16 students with the highest grade point averages after two years at UT Law.

This year's awards went to J. Cam Barker, Grand Chancellor; Nicole Elizabeth Grodner, Vice-Chancellor; Courtney Elizabeth Hawkins, Clerk; Keepers of the Peregrinus Kevin Michael Kneupper and Nicole Ray Pielop; and Chancellors-at-Large Brian Alan Abramson, Douglas Allan Barnes, Seth Robert Belzley, Sabrina Corlette, Hollin K. Dickerson, John Matthew Gore, Daniel Scott Leventhal, Corynn M. Plaisance, Robert Sabre Safi, Margaret Elizabeth Sheer, and Brian John Willey.

More than 1,000 UT Law students have been members of Chancellors, which was started in 1912. Since then, the names of Chancellors have been enrolled in a roster in the law library's Rare Book Room. The names include many who are prominent in legal practice, the judiciary and academia. Among them were W. Page Keeton, who was Dean of UT Law; Charles Meyers, who was Dean of Stanford Law School; Henry Wade, the legendary Dallas district attorney; John Hill, former attorney general of Texas; Nicholas Johnson, former FCC commissioner; Ralph Yarborough, a U.S. Senator; U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett; and Judges Joseph Sneed, Thomas Gee, and Diane Wood of the U.S. Courts of Appeal.