Texas Law News
For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 3L Amber Magee, the current President of the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society!
Ashlie Alaman graduated from Texas Law in '09 and has spent most of her career providing aid to those in need through pro bono work. Alaman was a finalist for the American Bar Association's 2019 DFW Pro Bono/Public Service Award. Here is an article highlighting Alaman's work, published with permission from The Texas Lawbook.
The Thurgood Marshall Legal Society at Texas Law hosts its annual symposium on February 21, with panels and discussion on the ethical, political, and legal implications of reparations.
During Black History Month we are recognizing excellence and the pioneering spirit of Texas Law alumni who changed the world and made history. Read on to meet some of the first African-American graduates of Texas Law.
Texas Law didn’t just give these couples a world-class legal education- it gave them their families! Happy Valentine’s Day from Texas Law and from these lawyers in love!
Texas Law is proud to share that the class of 2020 Chris Marshall Endowed Presidential Scholarships were awarded to four outstanding students. These scholarships are given annually to third-year students who have distinguished themselves academically and plan to remain in Texas after graduation to practice public service law in non-profit, government or legislative positions.
For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 2L William Zakhary, Society Coordinator for the Martinez Society!
Texas Law Professor Nelia Robbi ’07 has been honored with the 2020 Joseph C. Parker Diversity Award. Prof. Robbi was presented with the award at the Austin Bar Foundation annual gala ceremony on January 25 at the Omni Hotel at Barton Creek Resort.
Professor Richard Albert has begun his term as the elected Chair of the Section on Scholarship in the American Association of Law Schools (AALS).
J. Leon Lebowitz, the brilliant and well-loved professor of law, passed away peacefully at home on January 11 at age 98.
Meet Dustin Farahnak '20, Former UTPD Officer and Student Attorney for the Children’s Rights Clinic.
The Fish & Richardson Mallika Das Scholarship in Voting Rights at Texas Law will benefit students with financial need and an interest in voting rights.
Long-time friend to the Law School, Dr. Teresa Lozano Long will be honored during a White House ceremony on Thursday, November 21 with the National Humanities Medal.
Prof. Michele Deitch, a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law and the LBJ School, serves as Chair of the Travis County Sheriff’s Advisory Committee on the Women’s Jail. Her work is now the subject of an extensive, thoughtful profile in the Washington Post Magazine by Houston Chronicle criminal justice reporter and former inmate, Keri Blakinger.