On January 9–14, 2011, thirty-three students and four faculty members from the University of Texas School of Law spent the last week of their winter break in the Texas Rio Grande Valley helping to provide pro bono legal assistance in underserved communities.
On Monday, January 31, 2011, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host the first Human Rights Happy Hour of the spring semester. Dr. Claudia Briones from the National University of Río Negro in Argentina will present a lecture entitled “Bringing Anthropology to Court: The Promotion of Trialogues for the Enforcement of Indigenous Rights.”
On Wednesday, January 26, 2011, seventeen students were inducted into Chancellors, the University of Texas School of Law’s most prestigious honor society.
Professor John J. Sampson of the University of Texas School of Law has received the 2010 Outstanding Legal Advocate Award from the National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC).
The Texas Journal of Oil, Gas & Energy Law has awarded the 2010 Ernest E. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award to Fielding B. “Tres” Cochran III, ’75. Cochran received the award on January 20, 2011 at the sixth annual Texas Journal of Oil, Gas & Energy Law Banquet.
Professor Linda S. Mullenix of the University of Texas School of Law has written articles in the Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases on four cases argued before the Court in January.
In memory of Gregory Scott Coleman, ’92, the law firm Yetter Coleman LLP and members of the Law School community have created the Gregory S. Coleman Memorial Scholarship to honor his many contributions to the field of jurisprudence.
Larry Macon, ’70, has set the world record for most marathons run in a year. Macon, 66, is an attorney in San Antonio and ran 106 marathons in 2010, which is one more than he ran in 2008.
The Green Bag Almanac & Reader 2011 includes writing by two members of the UT Law community—Professor Justin Driver and Judge Diane Wood, ’75. The collection recognizes outstanding legal writing from a variety of sources.
Meredith Shytles, a third-year student at the Law School, has won a prestigious post-graduate Skadden Fellowship. Shytles will use the fellowship at Austin-based Advocacy Inc., working with teenage girls with disabilities in the foster care or juvenile justice system.