Volume 2 Issue 4
- University of Minnesota Residence Hall to be Renamed for Chancellor Mark
The University of Minnesota will rename the Riverbend Commons residence hall for
Yudof on Sept. 15. Yudof served as president of the University from 1997 to 2002.
- Professors Peroni and Torres Receive Chair Appointments, Effective Sept. 1
Robert J. Peroni will become the James A. Elkins Centennial Chair in Law and Gerald
Torres will become the Bryant Smith Chair in Law.
- Professor Roy M. Mersky Receives American Association of Law Libraries Award
Mersky, a member of the Law School faculty and the director of its Jamail Center
for Legal Research, Tarlton Law Library, since 1965, is a recipient of the
American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) 2005 Marian Gould Gallagher
Distinguished Service Award.
- Professor Patrick Woolley Wins Robert Murff Excellence Award
The Texas Campus Career Council (TC3) at The University of Texas at Austin honored Professor Patrick Woolley with a 2005 Robert Murff Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding support of career services at UT Law School.
- Bobbitt National Poetry Prize Announced by Library of Congress
This prize was established by Professor Philip Bobbitt and his father in honor of
the late Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt of Austin, Texas. It is one of the top prizes
awarded by the Library of Congress. The biennial $10,000 award recognizes the
most distinguished book of poetry written by an American and published during the
preceding two years.
In the News
- Professor Charles Childress is a regular columnist for HEARTBEAT, the
quarterly Texas journal for Texas CASA (court appointed special advocates).
- Professor Linda Mullenix for The National Law Journal.
- Professor David Sokolow for the Australian Law Journal.
- Professor Jay Westbrook (with Elizabeth Warren) for The American Bankruptcy
Institute Law Journal.
A full list of faculty activities and publications can be found online at:
- UT Law International Programs Guide Two Graduates' Career Paths
Two of the five students profiled in the commencement issue of On Campus, a
monthly publication by UT's Office of Public Affairs, are 2005 graduates of
UT Law. According to On Campus, the profiles illustrate a few of the special
students who have shown how the university experience has transformed them
into thinkers, dreamers and leaders of tomorrow.
- Inter-American Court of Human Rights Selects Four from UT Law for
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San Josť, Costa Rica, was
established by the Organization of American States in 1979 to hear human
rights claims against member states, which include most Latin American
countries. UT Law is one of the few schools in the country that has a
formal clerkship program with the Court.
- UT Law Students Receive UT Co-Op Public Interest Awards and Fellowships
The awards and fellowships were announced by Dean Bill Powers on Thurs., April
21 at a banquet celebrating The Sixth Annual University Co-Op George H.
Mitchell Student Awards for Academic Excellence.
- Five UT Law Students Selected for 2005 Equal Justice Works Summer
Five students at The University of Texas School of Law will spend the
summer interning with nonprofit public interest law organizations
across the U.S. as part of the Equal Justice Works Summer Corps
- UT Tower Lit in Honor of UT Law's Moot Court National Champions
The University of Texas at Austin lit the Tower on April 29, in honor of the 2005
National Championships won by the Law School's Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot
Court Team and the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Intellectual Property Moot Court
- Bronwyn Blake, '05, Receives First UT Law Faculty Fellowship in Public Interest
The Fellowship will provide a stipend to Blake to work full-time for one year on a
new project at the Women's Advocacy Project in Austin, Texas. Blake will develop
the Teen Justice Initiative, a pilot program providing legal services to victims
of teen dating violence.
- UT Law's Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice Awards First Summer
The fellowships will support UT law students interning during the summer with
institutions that promote international or transnational human rights. The host
institutions include non-profit, governmental, and non-governmental organizations.
- Seth Belzley's Paper on Internet Intermediary Liability Presented at Texas and
Third year student Seth Belzley's paper on Internet intermediary liability was
presented at both a UT-Austin colloquium and at Harvard's Internet Law Colloquium.
The paper, The Promise of Internet Intermediary Liability, was prepared as
part of his work as one of UT's Center for Law, Business, and Economics (CLBE)
inaugural student fellows, and was co-authored with CLBE co-director Ronald Mann.
Editor's Note: Alumni Honors are listed in order by class year.
- David J. Beck, '65, Honored by the Anti-Defamation League
David J. Beck, alumnus of UT Law and partner in the Houston law firm of Beck,
Redden & Secrest L.L.P., was presented the 2005 Jurisprudence Award from the
Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on April 12 in Houston. The ADL's Jurisprudence
Award is presented each year to legal professionals who demonstrate a devotion to
the principles enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, commitment to the democratic
values of the United States, and dedication to fair and equal justice for all.
Mr. Beck currently serves as President of the Board of Trustees for The
University of Texas Law School Foundation. In 2000, the Law Alumni Association
honored him with its Outstanding Alumnus Award.
- Eduardo Rodriguez, '68, to Become the 2005-06 State Bar of Texas President
Eduardo Rodriguez, a senior partner in Rodriguez, Colvin, Chaney and Saenz,
L.L.P., will become president of the State Bar of Texas on June 25. He is the
first State Bar of Texas president from Brownsville. Rodriguez served as president
of the Law Alumni Executive Committee in 2001 and was awarded the Honorary Order
of the Coif in 2000.
Both Kelly Frels, '70, the current president, and Martha S. Dickie, '80, the
president-elect, are UT Law alumni.
- Linda Addison, '76, Presented Paper at Oxford Round Table
Linda L. Addison, alumna of UT Law and partner in the international law firm of
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., presented a paper at the spring session of the
Oxford Round Table, which focused this year on women's rights and gender equity in
the U.S. workplace. Addison was one of approximately 35 people selected to
participate in the five-day forum, which concluded March 25 at Lincoln College,
the University of Oxford, in Oxford, England.
- Book signing for 1939: Baseball's Tipping Point by Talmage Boston, '78
Alumnus Talmage Boston will sign copies of 1939: Baseball's Tipping Point this
Saturday, June 18 at the Barnes & Noble stores in Round Rock at 1:00 p.m. and in
Westlake at 4:00 p.m. The book argues that baseball's centennial year – 1939 –
was the game's tipping point when certain, seemingly unrelated, events transformed
- Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jefferson, '88, Delivered Commencement
Address at Sunflower Ceremony, May 21
- UT Law Alumni Work to Empower Texas Youth through Community Service
Youthlaunch is an Austin-based non profit company that empowers young people
through youth-driven service programs, including service-learning, peer education,
and leadership development.
UT Law alumni on the Board of Directors of Youthlaunch include Jeff Edwards, '99,
Clint Harbour, '00, Duffy Keever, '96, and Tiffany Roper, '91.
- Class Notes:
- UT Law Dedicates Susman Godfrey Atrium
UT Law dedicated its atrium in Townes Hall in honor of the Houston-based law firm
of Susman Godfrey LLP on Saturday, April 16. The noon dedication ceremony of the
Susman Godfrey Atrium recognized the firm's $2 million gift to the Law School
earlier this year.
- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will Sit at UT Law this Fall
Justices Edward Prado, Will Garwood and Carl Stewart of the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the Fifth Circuit are scheduled to sit in the Eidman Courtroom Nov. 7-10.
This is part of the UT Law Advocacy Programs' Judges in Residence Series.
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