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February 25, 2010

UT Law’s highest honor society installs 2010 Chancellors

2010 Chancellors

This year’s inductees into the Chancellors are (back row, left to right) Michelle Youn Ku, Rex Andrew Mann, Andrew McLendon Edge, Dawn Leanne Steinhoff, Travis Ryan Wimberly, Daniel Joseph Aguilar, Kelli Jean Benham, Jonathan Mark Little, Michael Ross Parker, Alan John Gretzinger, (front row, left to right) Kathleen Marie McCabe, Matthew Harding, Brice A. Wilkinson, Joseph Andrew Magliolo, Guha Krishnamurthi, Michael John Stephan, and Thomas Lloyd Fahring III.

Aaron Michael Streett

Aaron Michael Streett, ’02, addresses the 2010 Chancellors

On Wednesday, February 24, 2010, seventeen students were inducted into Chancellors, the University of Texas School of Law’s most prestigious honor society. Professor David Anderson, ’72, academic advisor to the Chancellors for more than a quarter century, presided at the ceremony.

Former Chancellor Aaron Michael Streett, ’02, was this year’s speaker. Following his graduation from the Law School, Streett served as a law clerk to the Honorable David B. Sentelle of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist of the United States Supreme Court. He now practices in the appellate division at Baker Botts LLP in Houston.

Streett advised the Chancellors to work in the public interest early on, in clerkships or government service, and to take on interesting pro bono projects throughout their careers. He urged them to make ethics their top priority. “Don’t be afraid to use your leverage to maintain the highest ethical standards,” Streett said. “As you do, you will improve the practice of law as a whole.”

Chancellors was organized in 1912. Each year the sixteen law students with the highest grade point averages at the end of their first two years of study are inducted into the honor society. In the case of a tie in grade-point average, as happened this year, more than sixteen students can become Chancellors, and more than one student can hold an officer’s title.

The Chancellors with the four highest grade point averages are officers of the society for their year: Grand Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Clerk, and Keeper of the Peregrinus. The rest are Chancellors-at-Large.

This year’s inductees are:

Grand Chancellor:Jonathan Mark Little
Vice Chancellor:Brice A. Wilkinson
Clerk:Kathleen Marie McCabe
Keepers of the Peregrinus:Andrew McLendon Edge
Matthew Harding
Travis Ryan Wimberly
Chancellors-at-Large:Daniel Joseph Aguilar
Kelli Jean Benham
Thomas Lloyd Fahring III
Alan John Gretzinger
Guha Krishnamurthi
Michelle Youn Ku
Joseph Andrew Magliolo
Rex Andrew Mann
Michael Ross Parker
Dawn Leanne Steinhoff
Michael John Stephan

Related links:

Chancellors

2009 Chancellors

2008 Chancellors

2007 Chancellors

2006 Chancellors

Contact:
Kirston Fortune, UT Law Communications, 512-471-7330, or kfortune@law.utexas.edu