Alumni Awards

2018 Alumni Association Award Honorees

The Texas Law Alumni Association Executive Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Alumni Awards:

  • Lifetime Achievement: Richard Mithoff ’71
  • Outstanding Alumna: Sandra Phillips Rogers ’91
  • Distinguished Alumna for Community Service: Carrin Patman ’82
  • Outstanding Young Alumnus: Oscar Longoria ’07
  • Alumni Mentor of the Year: Karen Burgess ’96

In addition, Dean Ward Farnsworth will be presenting a Dean’s Honor:

  • David Frederick ’89, for Appellate Advocacy

Please read all about the 2018 honorees on the law school news site.

These awardees will be honored at a gala dinner ceremony in Austin on October 12, 2018. For information about the ceremony, please email us at

As we prepare to honor the 2018 Alumni Award recipients, please enjoy these tribute videos for the illustrious group of 2017 awardees:

Lifetime Achievement: Frank Denius ’49

Recognizing a graduate who has had a distinguished career and has brought honor to The University Texas School of Law. See a full list of past recipients.


Outstanding Alumnus: JoAnn Lee ’83

Honoring a graduate who has made outstanding contributions to his or her chosen profession and to society as a whole. See a full list of past recipients.


Distinguished Alumnus for Community Service: Janiece Longoria ’79

Honoring an outstanding graduate who has made exemplary contributions in public, pro bono and/or community service. See a full list of past recipients.


Honorary Order of the Coif: Ben Donnell ’61

This award is chosen and presented by the Dean, acknowledging an alumnus of exceptional merit and extraordinary achievement in his or her career. See a full list of past recipients.


Outstanding Young Alumnus: Daniel Hodge ’04

This award recognizes a graduate who has made significant achievements professionally and in their service to the law school. See a full list of past recipients.