Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging at Texas Law
At Texas Law, we are committed to fostering an academic and professional community that values diversity, multiculturalism, inclusion, and equity. We aim to provide our students, faculty, and staff with extensive resources related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
Texas Law Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Shavonne Henderson ’05, has been selected as a 2022 recipient of the Texas Diversity Council‘s Top Women Lawyer Award. The award recognizes Henderson as a leader in the legal profession who shows commitment to diversity and community well-being. Congratulations Dean Henderson! Click here to read more.
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!
Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) is a time to recognize the history, contributions and culture of the Hispanic and Latinx community in the United States. During this month of national reflection, there are campus events, art exhibitions, and more that celebrate the impact of Hispanic and Latinx culture. Click here to learn more!
Thriving in Law School 2022
When Texas Law welcomed incoming students during the Class of 2025’s Orientation week, several student organizations teamed up to make sure that everyone felt supported and welcome. They hosted “Thriving in Law School” programming throughout the week that helped to lay the groundwork for success for incoming students who may come from backgrounds that historically have been underrepresented in law school or who are first-generation law students. Read more about Thriving in Law School 2022 and view our photos!
2023 Diversity Fellowship Opportunity
UT Law CLE is very excited to be able to launch their second year of the Diversity Fellowship to The University of Texas School of Law’s Nonprofit Organizations Institute, with funding from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Arnold Ventures. The application is open—with a deadline of October 15. This fellowship program was created to encourage diversity and participation in the tax-exempt organizations practice of law by introducing 1st, 2nd and 3rd year law students to the practice area, providing opportunities for mentorship, and creating a network of law students interested in pursuing the practice.Apply now!
Melynda Price named Rosenberg Professor of Law
Melynda Price has been named the inaugural J. David Rosenburg Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenburg College of Law. Price has served on the law school faculty there since 2006 and served as director of the University of Kentucky Gaines Center for Humanities. Read more here.
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