2013 Archive

Master of Laws Program Offers New, First-of-its-kind Concentration

The University of Texas School of Law announced a new concentration in the Master of Laws Program in Human Rights & Comparative Constitutional Law. The LL.M. concentration, offered in cooperation with the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, is the first in the world that combines these two fields. It will […]

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Excel at Exams: Faculty and Staff Offer Advice

As students prepare tirelessly for final exams, University of Texas School of Law faculty and staff offer tips for students on studying and taking law school final exams. Finals begin Dec. 9 and last through Dec. 20. The Advice-Givers: The J.D.-Librarians at the Tarlton Law Library specialize in many different subjects and are available to […]

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Law School Legends: Two Professors, 100 Years, Thousands of Students

Take your pick. Serendipity. Destiny. Or just really good fortune that Ernest Smith and Stanley Johanson committed in 1963 to becoming legal educators at The University of Texas School of Law. It was 50 years ago that they both walked through the front doors of the law school on the same day in August 1963 […]

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Scoring a SCOTUS Clerkship: Recent Alum Shares His Story

Not one to shy away from hard work, competition and intellectual challenges, Judson Littleton, ’08, is the latest University of Texas School of Law alumnus to achieve the most prestigious credential in American law: a clerkship at the Supreme Court of the United States. Littleton, who started the new job in July, is one of […]

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Victory at U.S. Supreme Court: UT Law Alumnae Argue and Win Case

All eyes in the Austin firm of Scott, Douglass & McConnico LLP were focused on computers Feb. 20, as they closely watched the United States Supreme Court’s live blog. Jane Webre, ’89, and Cindy Connolly, ’96, both partners in the firm, argued a case at the U.S. Supreme Court in January and were waiting for […]

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UT Law Grad Receives 2013 Law Student Pro Bono Award

UT Law Alumna Megan Sheffield, ’13, received the 2013 Law Student Pro Bono Award from the Texas Access to Justice Commission. The award is given to a law student or graduate who has improved the standards of legal aid for underprivileged Texans. Sheffield was among 23 nominees and was honored in a ceremony at the […]

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New Kids on the Floor: Two UT Law Alumni Reflect on First Legislative Experience

Republican Jason Villalba, ’96, and Democrat Oscar Longoria, ’07, will agree the friendships they made during the 83rd Legislature that wrapped up this summer — their first — were what surprised them the most. “My biggest takeaway was how important the relationships are among all the House members and everyone at the (state) Capitol,” Villalba […]

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Justin Driver Wins 2013 Cromwell Article Prize

Professor Justin Driver has been awarded the 2013 Cromwell Article Prize which is given by the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation for “the best article in American legal history published by an early career scholar,” according to its website. The award was announced during the American Society for Legal History annual meeting Nov. 9 in South […]

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Darren Walker: A Serendipitous Climb to the Top

Darren Walker, ’86, attributes his journey into the world of philanthropy to serendipity, but with years of hard work and dedication, Walker has proven that drive, determination and passion for public service can, and will, carry you to a career at the top.

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