Texas Law News
The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law is proud to welcome first year students Anthony Collier, Lourdes Ortiz, Zoraima Pelaez, and Liam Veazey – recipients of scholarships awarded to incoming first-year students who have a demonstrated commitment to social justice.
Two Texas Law alumni, Randall H. Erben ’81 and Daniel T. Hodge ’04, were recognized with Presidential Citations by the University of Texas at Austin President Gregory L. Fenves for their notable support of the university.
Four of Texas Law’s most accomplished and remarkable alumni are being honored October 4 by the Texas Law Alumni Association and Dean Ward Farnsworth.
The Law School celebrated the Class of 2019, their family and friends, and the school’s leadership and faculty, on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the Gregory Gym, in the heart of the UT campus. The student speaker was Permanent Class President for the Class of '19, Gabriella Oxford, and the commencement address was delivered by Neal Manne '80. Watch the ceremony here.
Gabriella Oxford, Permanent Class President for the Class of 2019, delivered an energizing, whimsical, and touching speech at this year's Sunflower Ceremony.
The Texas Law Class of 2019, along with their families and friends and the law school leadership and faculty were treated to an inspiring address from Neal Manne '80 at the annual commencement ceremony, held on May 25, 2019.
The law school is sad to announce the passing of Profesor Emeritus Frank B. Cross. Prof. Cross, who was 63, succumbed to adrenoleukodystrophy, a rare genetic condition.
Three Texas Law faculty members were included on this year's "Texas 10," a recognition created by the Texas Exes alumni association to single out exceptional professors who have had a profound impact on the lives and careers of their students.
Prof. Tom McGarity '74 and Michael Tomsu '86 were honored last week by the University of Texas Recreational Sports program with induction into the program's Hall of Honor.
Several members of the Texas Law faculty have recently been featured in the national and state press including: Politico, Bloomberg Businessweek, Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, Capital Tonight, and Dallas News.
Richard Page Keeton '63, the well-known and much-loved Houston attorney and the son of longtime School of Law Dean Page Keeton, passed away on April 20 at age 81.
On February 26, beloved Prof. David Anderson ’72 was honored with a celebratory resolution in the Texas House of Representatives, marking his retirement from the faculty of The University of Texas School of Law.
Bill Powers, one of the most important figures in the history of the School of Law and of the University of Texas, passed away on Sunday, March 10.
Becky Walker ’19 has been named the inaugural recipient of the Mike A. Myers Fellowship in Public Interest Law. The one-year fellowship, announced earlier this month by Associate Dean Eden Harrington, who also serves as the Director of Texas Law’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, will allow Walker to provide legal services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the LGBTQIA+ community.
Congratulations are due to Dr. Melynda Price ’02 on her historic appointment to the directorship of the John R. Gaines Center for the Humanities at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Price becomes the first woman and the first African American to lead the center.
Sandra Phillips Rogers ’91 has recently taken on a new role at Toyota Motor North America. In addition to her titles of Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, Group Vice President, and Corporate Secretary, the legal powerhouse is now TMNA’s Chief Diversity Officer.