UTLaw News

January 2011

Photo of Meredith Shytles, '11

Meredith Shytles, '11, wins prestigious Skadden Fellowship

Meredith Shytles, a third-year student at the Law School, has won a prestigious post-graduate Skadden Fellowship. Shytles will use the fellowship at Austin-based Advocacy Inc., working with teenage girls with disabilities in the foster care or juvenile justice system.

Developing Community

UT Law's Community Development Clinic has been helping residents of Rancho Vista, a small colonia outside San Marcos, secure title to their homes, set up a nonprofit corporation to aid with home repairs, and prepare legislation that would make it easier for them to qualify for a homestead exemption.

Alumni Focus

UT Law is building a world-wide map of alumni we’ve profiled in the magazine to show the reach, influence, and diversity of our graduates. Our latest profile, of Maria Luisa "Lulu" Flores, ’80, is up now. Flores was recently named National Latina Lawyer of the Year by the Hispanic National Bar Association.

Law School Events

Diversity Weekend, January 14–15, 2011

Join Dean Larry Sager, Senator Rodney Ellis, ’79, and students from the Asian Law Students Association, Chicano/Hispanic Students Association, and the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society for the Law School’s Excellence in Diversity Weekend Celebration. The event will kick off on Friday night in the Robin C. Gibbs Atrium in the Stephen D. Susman Academic Center, and continue on Saturday at the AT&T Executive Education Conference Center. For more information, please visit the Excellence in Diversity Weekend Celebration website.

2011 Texas Energy Law Symposium, January 20–21, 2011

The Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, & Energy Law will host the 2011 Texas Energy Law Symposium at the AT&T Executive & Conference Center. Speakers include John Dzienkowski, ’83, James McAnelly, ’93, Kevin Robnett, ’07, Barry T. Smitherman, ’84, Brent Stahl, ’89, and David Sweeney, ’05. Attendance qualifies for twelve CLE credit hours (including one ethics credit hour). For further information, please contact Amber Ahmed at symposium@tjogel.org.

Check out the Journal’s new energy law blog: http://tjogel.org/blog/

Graphic for The UT Law Alumni Association Reunion 2011, Fridday April 15-Saturday April 16 in Austin, TX

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