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Feburary 22, 2007

Press Contacts: Kirston Fortune, Assistant Dean for Communications, (512) 471.7330 or, or Brandon Crisp, SBA President,, (979) 574-6953.

SBA Honors Professor Patrick Woolley, Office of Student Life Assistant Paula Taylor for Contributions to Law School

Photo of Patrick Woolley
Patrick Woolley

AUSTIN, Texas—The Student Bar Association Board of Governors at The University of Texas School of Law selected Professor Patrick Woolley as the faculty honoree for this year’s W. Page Keeton Law Week. Paula Taylor, an assistant in the Office of Student Life, was named the staff/administrator honoree by the SBA.

Both Woolley and Taylor were recognized during Law Week at the annual Dean’s Luncheon held on Feb. 21 at the Law School.

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

Faculty Honoree Woolley has been an esteemed member of the faculty at UT Law since 1994. His research and teaching interests include civil procedure, conflict of laws, federal courts and constitutional law. In addition to serving on the Minority Student Affairs Committee, Woolley is a faculty sponsor for the Hodges Society, and is the chair of the faculty committee considering the possibility of creating a Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

Speaking about Woolley, SBA President Brandon Crisp said, “While Professor Woolley’s academic expertise and passion for teaching are highly regarded, his contributions outside of the classroom and his willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty are what most significantly set him apart from the many other wonderful professors here at UT Law.”

Photo of Paula Taylor
Paula Taylor

As the administrative assistant in the Office of Student Life from its creation in 2004 through 2006, Paula Taylor was acknowledged for her contributions to the program. Her help in making the Society Program a success in its critical initial years has contributed greatly to the quality of student life here at UT, Crisp said.

The Dean’s Luncheon was sponsored in part by the Office of the Dean at the Law School. During the luncheon, the SBA also recognized the sponsors of Law Week.

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Professor Patrick Woolley’s Bio:

Office of Student Life:

The Student Bar Association:

Professor Patrick Woolley Elected to the American Law Institute:

Patrick Woolley Wins Robert Murff Excellence Award:

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