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Celebrating Mothers at Texas Law

Being a mother isn’t easy. Law school isn’t easy. Doing both at the same time takes a special kind of strength and perseverance. Today we honor mothers worldwide and at Texas Law, and what better way than to hear directly from them? Read Q&A’s with a few of our law students who are also mothers to learn about their experiences.


For this edition of Texas Law's Student Spotlight series, meet soon-to-be graduate Michael Vance, the current Vice President of the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society!

One of East Austin’s Most Legendary Families

Many in the Texas Law community are familiar with Virgil C. Lott’s story. In 1953, Lott became the first African American to graduate from The University of Texas Law School and was the first African American to sit on the bench of an Austin court. Fewer people know the story of Virgil’s remarkable parents, Oral Rochester “O.R.” Lott Sr. and Viola Madison Lott, children of former slaves and founders of a successful lumber and housing business in East Austin.

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