Texas Law News

Rethinking Prisons for Women

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.

Upton Kea ’82: “It’s a Lonely Walk to the Top”

Arleas Upton Kea ’82, the Chief Operating Officer of the FDIC in Washington, D.C., and the Immediate Past President of the Law Alumni Association, has just authored a powerful essay for American Banker magazine’s online platform.

Texas International Law Journal Shines in New Rankings

The Texas International Law Journal (TILJ) has taken fourth position on the newly-released Washington & Lee Journal Rankings. This represents a 12-spot jump on the specialty listing, the largest move of any of the top-ranked publications.

Law School Celebrates 2019 Alumni Award Winners

The Law Alumni Association presented its annual awards at a gala ceremony on October 4, recognizing Julius Glickman ’66 for Lifetime Achievement, Darren Walker ’86 as the Outstanding Alumnus, and Shawn Raymond ’99 as the Distinguished Alumnus for Community Service. In addition, Amanda Tyler ’04 was honored as the Outstanding Young Alumna of the Year. Dean Ward Farnsworth and the Law School named Ari Herbert ’17 the Mentor of the Year.

Classes Begin for New Academic Year

A new academic year is underway at Texas Law and we've welcomed 288 1Ls and 35 LLMs to The Forty Acres. To mark the occasion, we've produced this brief video.

VIDEO: Sunflower Ceremony 2019

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.

IN MEMORIAM: Prof. Frank B. Cross

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.

Faculty in the News Round Up

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.

IN MEMORIAM: Richard Page Keeton ’63

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.

Becky Walker ’19 Receives First Mike A. Myers Fellowship in Public Interest Law

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.

Dr. Melynda Price ’02 Named Gaines Center Director

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.

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