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ABA Journal

How Jim Crow-era laws still tear families from their homes

Professor Heather Way is quoted in an ABA journal article on Heirs’ property law—a vestige of the Jim Crow South— that investigates a little-known legal loophole that has stripped generations of Americans of their land.

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The Juvenile Justice Clinic Celebrates 45 Years

For nearly half a century, Texas Law students have been getting hands-on experience to develop core skills and become student lawyers, becoming engrained in the operations of the juvenile justice system in Travis County.
Eva Sikes ’18, supervises a group of law students in an asset preservation and estate planning clinic during Pro Bono in January 2020.

Pandemic Pro Bono in January Succeeds Despite Challenges

Each year, the Richard and Ginni Mithoff Program organizes a winter break service trip to South Texas: Pro Bono in January, or PBinJ. Due to the pandemic, students did not travel to South Texas in January 2021 — but the tradition continued, online.
Gloria Bradford in her 1954 Senior Law Composite. Courtesy of the Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin.

A Profile in Courage: Gloria Katrina Bradford

During Black History Month, the Law School is recognizing the central role of impactful Black figures in our past, present, and future, highlighting their achievements and celebrating their successes. One such pioneering figure is Gloria Bradford ’54 the first African American woman to graduate from Texas Law.
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IN MEMORIAM: Professor Zipporah B. Wiseman

Zipporah Batshaw Wiseman, the Thos. H. Law Centennial Professor Emerita in Law, died on January 20 at age 90. She had a long and distinguished academic career, the final 27 years of which were spent as a faculty member at Texas Law.
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Frances Valdez ’05 and The Changing Face of Advocacy

Valdez, the Executive Director of the grassroots organization Houston in Action, has been featured by the Ford Foundation as someone “creating a new face of advocacy that’s truly representative of modern America and producing powerful waves of change.”

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