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Feb. 21, 2006

Press Contact:
Kirston Fortune, Assistant Dean for Communications, 512-471-7330
Event contact: Ann Hsu, SBA President, ann.hsu@mail.utexas.edu, (512) 203-5654

SBA Honors Professor Steiker, Admissions Director Ramos at Dean's Luncheon, Feb. 22

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Professor Jordan Steiker

AUSTIN, Texas― The Student Bar Association Board of Governors at The University of Texas School of Law has selected Professor Jordan Steiker as the Faculty Honoree for this year's W. Page Keeton Law Week. Rey Ramos, director of admissions at UT Law, was named the Staff/Administrator Honoree by the SBA and will be recognized with Steiker at the annual Dean's Luncheon on Wed., Feb. 22, at the Law School.

All UT Law students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the lunch, which is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Susman Godfrey Atrium from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Each year, the SBA selects the outstanding faculty and staff/administrator for their dedication and enthusiasm for the Law School student body and general contribution to the law school community.

SBA president Ann Hsu said that the SBA selected Professor Steiker not only for his outstanding reputation as a faculty member, but also as a faculty advisor to the Sheffield Society in the Society Program. "According to students and the mentors in the Sheffield Society, Professor Steiker regularly attends society events and even plays in his students' intramural basketball games," Hsu said. She added that Steiker also was a faculty sponsor and played along with his team in last year's SBA "Mad Dog" Dawson Faculty-Student Dodgeball Tournament, which will be held this year on Thurs., Feb. 23, at 3:30 p.m. in Harris Park. "Professor Steiker's high level of his involvement in his students' lives was the major factor in selecting him as this year's honoree," Hsu said.

"I have a great deal of affection and admiration for our students, so it's particularly gratifying to receive this recognition from them," Steiker said about his selection as Faculty Honoree. Steiker has previously been the recipient of a teaching award―the "Ethics in Teaching Award in 1993―given by the student body.

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Admissions Director Rey Ramos

The SBA selected Rey Ramos because of his contribution to student life as Director of Admissions and the advisor to SROC, Hsu explained. "Rey Ramos is an instrumental part of events involving a large portion of the law school student body, including Prospective Students' Day and Orientation," she said. "He is personable, accessible, and genuinely interested in students' lives. Now that he has been selected as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, we look forward to Rey continuing his positive contribution to the UT Law School community."

"I am honored to be recognized by the SBA Board of Governors for work that I enjoy doing," Ramos said. "I hope to continue to serve on behalf of the students at UT Law for many years to come." Ramos will become the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at UT Law on March 1. The Dean's Luncheon is sponsored in part by the University Co-op and the Office of the Dean at the Law School. During the luncheon, the SBA will also recognize the sponsors of Law Week.

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