Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is celebrated each May, focusing on the historical and cultural contributions of those with Asian and Pacific Islander roots. The AAPI descriptor encompasses millions of people of various cultures who represent many ethnicities, languages and experiences that enrich our nation. For current Texas Law students, the student-led Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) is dedicated to addressing the interests and concerns of the Asian American community at the Law School, and to promoting awareness of the Asian culture throughout the Law School. Click here to read more!
Student Receives National Susman Godfrey Prize
Rising 2L Circle Robie has won a prestigious Susman Godfrey Prize. The honor, presented to only 12 law students annually, was announced this week by Susman Godfrey’s co-managing partners Kalpana Srinivasan and Vineet Bhatia. “We are thrilled to recognize a group of incredibly talented and inspiring law students,” said Srinivasan. “And we hope this can continue to expand the pipeline of diverse lawyers interested in trial practice and civil litigation.” For the full article, click here.
Judge Bernice Bouie Donald Honored
The Center for Women in Law presented its Hortense Ward Courageous Leader award to The Honorable Bernice Bouie Donald, Circuit Court Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit at the Center’s Biennial Award Luncheon at the Fairmont Hotel in Austin on Friday, April 21. The Center’s Hortense Ward Courageous Leader Award recognizes an outstanding lawyer who exemplifies Ward’s tenacity, courage, and commitment to achieve gender parity in positions of leadership, influence, and responsibility in the legal profession. Click here to read more!