Shavonne Henderson, Associate Dean of DEIB

Meet our Associate Dean for DEIB

Shavonne Henderson serves as the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (“DEIB”) and as a Lecturer at The University of Texas School of Law. As Associate Dean for DEIB, Henderson partners with other members of the Law School leadership team to devise and implement strategies for promoting diversity and inclusion among students, faculty, and staff. She spearheads improvements of the student experience, providing guidance on best practices to relevant committees and other law school leaders, as well as enrichment opportunities on equity and inclusion. Henderson also serves as chair of the DEIB Committee.
Pipeline Program’s First Cohort

Pipeline Program’s First Cohort Begins Journey

A class of 30 undergraduate students and recent college graduates met for the first time in Townes Hall on June 4 to begin a year-long law school admissions journey together. Together they are the premier Cohort Program class of Texas Law’s new Pipeline Program. Cohort students are current-cycle law school applicants who will benefit from admissions support and LSAT preparation. In their orientation weekend, they got to know one another, met attorneys from our generous founding sponsor Vinson & Elkins, and learned about topics like LSAT preparation, growth mindset, and networking. Meet the Cohort Program Class of 2023.
Two Texas Law Students Win National Susman Godfrey Prize

Two Students Win National Susman Godfrey Prize

Texas Law students Diana Kensy (3L) and Jason Onyediri (3L) have been selected as Susman Godfrey Prize winners, which are presented annually to 12 law school students of color from around the country who have demonstrated academic excellence and overall achievement. The award is open to students who are finishing their first or second year of law school; it includes a $2,500 award and an offer for a 2023 summer clerkship. Discover more about their story.
Alumnus Darren Walker

Darren Walker ’86 Receives France’s Highest Honor

Texas Law alumnus Darren Walker ’86, president of the Ford Foundation, is the recipient of France’s highest cultural honor. Walker was named commander of France’s Order of Arts and Letters for his work in supporting social justice through funding the arts. “Being in this firmament is absolutely humbling,” Walker told The Associated Press upon receiving the honor. “I’m simply a servant to the idea of art and justice in the world, because we can’t have justice without art.”

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