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Volume 2 Issue 5
July/August 2005

Events and Celebrations

The Law School opens its doors on August 29, welcoming its 122nd class,
the class of 2008.

Save the Date!
What: Alumni Tailgate Party, Texas v. Texas Tech Football Game
Where: South Lawn of the Law School
When: Two hours before game time, Saturday, October 22
Provided by: Eduardo Rodriguez, '68, president of the State Bar of Texas

Survey Notice (July 27–August 15):
In the original July/August newsletter a link to a survey was inserted. The survey data is used in aggregate to assist the UTLAW magazine sales force at Texas Monthly Custom Publishing in selling advertising. Because the survey was only online from July 27 to August 15, a permanent link will not be included in this archive of e-newsletters.

Faculty Honors and Awards

  • Peroni, Torres Honored with Chair Appointments

    Robert Peroni and Gerald Torres, two professors at UT Law, have been honored with chair appointments effective Sept. 1. Peroni was promoted to the James A. Elkins Centennial Chair in Law and Torres was promoted to the Bryant Smith Chair in Law.

    Full story: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2005/070805_chairs.html
  • Stanley Johanson Receives Distinguished Probate Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award

    Johanson, who joined the Texas faculty in 1963, was honored by the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas with the award on June 8. The award recognizes a distinguished Texas probate lawyer who has made significant and sustained contributions to the Texas probate and trust law bar throughout his or her career.

    Full story: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2005/061705_johanson.html

In the News

Regular columnists:

  • 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: http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/news/.

Alumni Honors

Editor's Note: Alumni Honors are listed in order by class year.

  • John D. White, '72, Elected Chairman of the A&M System Board of Regents

    John D. White has been elected chairman of The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. White is the managing partner in the Houston office of the Jones Walker Law Firm and is board certified in civil trial law. He was appointed to the A&M System Board by Texas Gov. Rick Perry in 2003, and was elected chairman by the board's nine-member governing board in late May, 2005. His term expires February 1, 2009.

    Full story: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2005/071205_white.html
  • Martha Dickie, '80, President-Elect of State Bar of Texas

    Martha S. Dickie has been chosen president-elect of the State Bar of Texas. She is Of Counsel to the Austin office of Akin & Almanza, LLP. Dickie will serve a one-year term as president-elect before assuming the presidency in June 2006. Dickie will be the fifth female president of the bar and the first female president from UT Law. The last two presidents of the State Bar of Texas are also UT Law graduates. They are Kelly Frels, '70 ('04-'05) and Eduardo Rodriguez, '68 ('05-'06).

    Full story: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2005/062705_dickie.html
  • Kristen Silverberg, '96, Nominated to be Assistant Secretary of State (International Organization Affairs) in the Bush Administration

    Kristen Silverberg has been nominated by President Bush to be Assistant Secretary of State (International Organization Affairs). Silverberg currently serves as Deputy Assistant to the President and Advisor to the Chief of Staff in the White House. She previously served as Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. Until October 2003, she was a Senior Advisor to Ambassador L. Paul Bremer in Baghdad, Iraq. Before her service in Iraq, she was a Special Assistant to the President in the Office of the Chief of Staff.

    Full story: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2005/071205_silverberg.html
  • Class Notes (Submitted September 2004–June 2005):

In Memoriam


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