2015 Archive

Professor H.W. Perry Honored with UT System Outstanding Teaching Award

Professor H.W. Perry has been named one of the eleven faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin chosen to receive 2015 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards by the Board of Regents. The awards program is one of the nation’s largest monetary teaching recognition programs in higher education, honoring outstanding performance in the classroom and […]

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Texas Law Students and Alumni Selected for Prestigious Fellowships

A number of Texas Law students and alumni are off to a number of remarkable fellowships in 2015, including two of the nation’s most prestigious placements for new lawyers: the Fried Frank-MALDEF Fellowship, and the Gideon’s Promise Fellowship. Those highly coveted opportunities went to Alejandra Avila ’14, and Paul McDaniel ’15, respectively. These fellowships were […]

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Texas Law Welcomes the Uniform Law Commission Archives

One of the world’s most important legal archives now has a permanent home at one of the world’s premier law libraries. The archives of the Uniform Law Commission are now part of the permanent collection of Texas Law’s Tarlton Law Library. The announcement was made by Tarlton’s Director, Professor Barbara Bintliff. “The Tarlton Law Library has long been […]

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William Sage on the ACA: Hearts, Minds and Health Care Reform

Professor William Sage penned a thoughtful—and deeply personal—essay about his reaction to the Supreme Court’s verdict in King v. Burwell, for the Health Affairs Blog. It was one of the blog’s most popular posts of the month. We reprint it here with their permission. Hearts, Minds, And Health Care Reform by William Sage Thinking about the […]

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Mechele Dickerson speaking
Mechele Dickerson Named to Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Texas Law Professor Mechele Dickerson has been named to the 2015 University of Texas Academy of Distinguished Teachers. The Academy recognizes tenured faculty members who, throughout their careers, have maintained significant contributions to education. “Mechele Dickerson is a master in the classroom,” said Ward Farnsworth, dean of the law school. “She makes everything she teaches interesting, […]

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Al Bennett
Alumni Association Names 2015 Alumni Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement, John H. Massey, ’66 John H. Massey is the Chairman of the Neuberger Berman Private Equity Funds Committee and a member of the Co-Investment Partners Investment Committee. Neuberger Berman manages more than $200 billion in client assets. Mr. Massey has, in his 47-year career in the investment management arena, participated in more than […]

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Student recipients of the Graduating Student Awards.
Justice Center, Student Bar Association Celebrate Service and Teaching

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Student Bar Association held their fifth annual awards ceremony and ice cream social April 21 to recognize exemplary Texas Law students, recent alumni and teachers. The 2015 award recipients include: Justice Center Graduating Student Awards               Recipients (pictured above […]

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Moot Court Competition Argues Employment Discrimination

First-year student Hannah Beckerdite Roblyer claimed victory at The University of Texas School of Law’s Thad T. Hutcheson First-Year Moot Court Competition April 17-20. The competition began with 64 of the best student advocates from the first-year class. Students argued the case of Tyler Gill v. FeMile Inc., which addressed an employment-discrimination claim by a […]

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“A Noble Citizen” Examines the Life and Work of Frances “Sissy” Farenthold

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas School of Law is pleased to announce its eleventh annual conference, to take place April 23-24, 2015. The conference is free and open to the public. Registration is strongly encouraged. The culmination of a three-year project on Sissy Farenthold funded by […]

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