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CWIL Leader Hilda Galvan Named Global Intellectual Property Leader by World IP Review

May 24th, 2016

World IP Review has included CWIL Leader Hilda Galvan as a “WIPR Leader” in the 2016 edition of its directory of leading lawyers practicing in the areas of patents and trademarks worldwide. The publication’s selection process was based on surveys of more than 15,000 in-house and outside counsel, followed by examinations of candidates’ practice history, notable […]

Former CWIL Leader in Residence Roberta Liebenberg has been named as a recipient of the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award

May 24th, 2016

Former CWIL Leader in Residence Roberta Liebenberg has been named as a recipient of the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award by the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession.
This Award, which is the highest honor conferred on a woman by the ABA, will be presented to Ms. Liebenberg at the ABA’s […]

CWIL Founding Member Chris LaFollette Named a Finalist in Houston Business Journal “Women Who Mean Business” Awards

May 15th, 2016

CWIL Founder and Akin Gump Houston office partner in charge Chris LaFollette has been named a finalist in Houston Business Journal’s inaugural Women Who Mean Business awards. The awards recognize “career achievement, contribution to company success, community involvement and leadership” in the categories of for-profit and nonprofit enterprises.
Read more here.

American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Section to Host Women’s Track Panel

May 2nd, 2016

American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Conference will host a Women’s Track Panel on May 12th, as well as a panel on the US Supreme Court update that CWIL Founder Marcy Greer will be moderating. If interested, please fill out the form below:

Read here for more information on the conference.

CWIL Welcomed 13 New Leaders at 2016 Biennial Luncheon

April 28th, 2016

CWIL welcomed the following 13 new Leaders at the 2016 CWIL Biennial Luncheon on April 15, 2016:
Mary Carrington, Chair of Advisory Board, Center for Corporate Legal Leadership at University of California Irvine
Karan C. Ciotti, Partner, Ogden, Broocks & Hall, L.L.P.
Samantha Hale Crispin, Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.
Mindy Davidson, Senior Director, Alvarez & Marsal’s Compensation & Benefit […]

CWIL Biennial Award Luncheon Offers Food for Thought

April 26th, 2016

Austin, TX — On April 15, 2016, The Center for Women in Law (CWIL) at the University of Texas Law School held its 2016 Awards Luncheon at the J.W. Marriott in downtown Austin. The landmark event was a sellout, with more than 450 in attendance, many of them UT alumni.
The program, with its speakers and […]

CWIL Executive Director Linda Chanow Profiled by ABA for Law Students

April 26th, 2016

Our CWIL Executive Director Linda Chanow was interviewed by ABA for Law Students about her career and the future of women as legal industry leaders. Check it out.

CWIL Founder Janiece Longoria Honored with UT Austin Presidential Citation

April 25th, 2016

The University of Texas at Austin President Greg Fenves has honored CWIL Founder Janiece Longoria with a Presidential Citation. The Citation is given to individuals who personify UT’s mission to transforming lives and impacting their communities.
“Each of these honorees has given UT superb leadership, exceptional service, and generous support,” said Fenves. “I am personally grateful for […]

Women in Energy Panel Recap

April 1st, 2016

On April 1, 2016, the KBH Energy Center and the Law School’s Center for Women in Law hosted a Women in Energy Panel. The panel was part of the KBH Energy Center’s Spring 2016 Distinguished Lecture Series. The panelists included Sylvia J. Kerrigan (UT JD ’90), the executive vice president, general counsel, and […]

CWIL Leader Daniella Landers to Receive Outstanding Achievement Award from African American Lawyer’s Section – State Bar of Texas

March 25th, 2016

CWIL Leader Daniella Landers will receive the Outstanding Achievement Award from African American Lawyer’s Section – State Bar of Texas. This honor will be presented to Daniella at the Texas African American Lawyers Summit on April 16, 2016.

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