Texas Law News
Isaac B. Villarreal ‘18, Texas Law’s first LL.M. to clerk for a federal court, has just received another clerkship with the Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman.
Professor Richard Albert has a new op-ed
in The Hill arguing that the Constitution’s gendered and racist language “weakens rather than enhances the feeling of belonging that a constitution should generate among a country’s citizens.”
Recognizing that "in recent days… the arc of the coronavirus has changed," the deans of the ten Texas law schools have issued a new letter to the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas Board of Law Examiners "respectfully offer(ing) three alternatives" to this year's bar exam plans.
Ford Foundation President Darren Walker ’86—a double Longhorn, a two-time Law Alumni Award winner, and a Texas Exes Distinguished Alumnus Awardee—has a new New York Times op-ed arguing that, to preserve the American dream of upward mobility, the beneficiaries of an existentially flawed system must be willing to give up some of the benefits it affords them.
Texas Law has awarded postgraduate public interest fellowships to five graduating students. Each fellow will receive funding through the Law School to support their first year of employment at a nonprofit or public defense organization. Two graduating students have been selected for postgraduate fellowships by the Gallogly Family Foundation.
The deans of the ten Texas law schools, including Dean Farnsworth and Texas Law, have written a joint statement condemning racism, and remembering George Floyd and other victims of racial violence.
Dean Ward Farnsworth emailed alumni on June 8, 2020 to share news about the Law School’s response to national events and plans for a fall re-opening.
Darren Walker ’86, President of the Ford Foundation, participated in Thursday’s Time 100 Talks addressing philanthropy’s role in the movement for racial justice. Walker is a Texas Exes Distinguished Alumnus Awardee, the highest honor given by his alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin, and winner of the 2019 Texas Law Outstanding Alumni Award.
Dean Ward Farnsworth sent a message to law students on June 1, 2020, addressing recent national events and affirming support for today's statement from President Ad Interim Jay Hartzell.
The Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section 2020 Law Student Writing Competition announced Texas Law’s Pierce Smith ’20 as the Grand Prize Winner.
What starts here changes the world! Four Texas Law graduates have received postgraduate fellowships from Equal Justice Works, along with three Texas Law graduates who have received prestigious organizational-based fellowships to work for the public good.
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!
A number of Texas Law faculty members have recently published new books covering a broad range of topics.
This year’s list of the Ten Best Corporate and Securities Law Articles, selected by an annual poll of corporate and securities law academics, includes an article co-authored by Texas Law Professor Henry T. C. Hu.
Prof. Karen Engle has a new book, The Grip of Sexual Violence in Conflict, out this week from Stanford University Press. We talked with Prof. Engle about the new book and some common threads of her body of work.
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.
For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 2L Thaisa Howorth, who has a dual degree in social work and designed the Texas Law Self-Care Resources
As this year's Women's History Month comes to an end, we reflect on the remarkable women who shaped and continue to shape Texas Law.