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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 their friendship and their counsel. I look forward to celebrating their life-changing contributions to the university.”
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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 secretary of Marathon Oil Corporation, Stephanie C. Hildebrant, a partner in the Houston office of Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, […]

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.

CWIL Founder Yvonne Puig Made Member of the Editorial Board of Law360’s Life Sciences Editorial Board

March 21st, 2016

CWIL Founder Yvonne Puig has been made member of the Editorial Board of Law360’s Life Sciences Editorial Board. Prior to that time, she was named as Norton Rose Fulbright’s Head of Life Sciences and Healthcare for the United States. Congratulations to Yvonne on this well-deserved honor.

CWIL Founding Member Carrin Patman Appointed to Chair of Metro Board

March 9th, 2016

CWIL Founding Member Carrin Patman has been appointed to Chair of the Metro Board by Houston Mayor Turner. Congratulation Carrin on this well-deserved honor.

CWIL Executive Director Linda Chanow to Serve as Team Advisor at Women in Law Hackathon

March 9th, 2016

CWIL Executive Director Linda Chanow will serve as a team advisor for the inaugural Women in Law Hackathon from June 23-24, 2016. The event will convene law firm partners, talent experts, and Stanford law students to advance women in the legal profession.
Fifty-four top law firms have signed up to participate in the Women in Law Hackathon, a new Shark Tank-style pitch competition aimed at generating innovative ideas to close the gender gap in law firms. […]

CWIL Hosts Sixth Annual Women in Law Institute at Texas Law

March 8th, 2016

On Friday, March 4, 2016, over 50 law students and 40 practitioners from across the legal profession joined the Center for Women in Law (CWIL) for its sixth annual Women in Law Institute (Institute). Originally developed in 2009 through the efforts of Linda Bray Chanow and the Women’s Bar Association of D.C., the Institute provides training for future lawyers on three skills essential for success in their legal careers: communicating with impact, demonstrating value, and […]

CWIL’s Career & Family Panel Pictures

March 4th, 2016

On March 3, 2016, CWIL hosted a panel about lawyers navigating and balancing children and careers.
Thanks to all the panelists for their insight.

CWIL Founding Member Nina Cortell Receives Gregory S. Coleman Outstanding Appellate Lawyer Award

March 2nd, 2016

CWIL Founding Member Nina Cortell will receive the Gregory S. Coleman Outstanding Appellate Lawyer Award, which will be presented by the Texas Bar Foundation at their annual dinner on June 17, 2016. Each year, Texas Bar Foundation honors those who exemplify the highest standards of the legal profession. Congratulations Nina on this well-deserved honor.

Professor Chew’s Gender and the Judiciary Lecture Summary

March 1st, 2016

On February 25, 2016, CWIL hosted Professor Pat Chew, the Salmon Chaired Professor and Distinguished Faculty Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and a University Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award recipient. Chew discussed her research on the effect of judges’ gender in their decision-making, and specifically in gender discrimination cases.
Drawing from empirical findings, Chew explained that gender can make a difference in sexual discrimination cases. Patterns emerge in the results of certain cases, […]

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