Year: 2018

  • Texas Law is sad to report that Prof. David W. Robertson, holder of the William Powers, Jr. and Kim L. Heilbrun Chair in Tort Law, and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor, passed away last week after a brief illness. Professor Robertson had a 50-year career of tremendous distinction as a teacher and scholar at the […]
  • Wales H Madden ’52, a Senior Life Trustee of the University of Texas Law School Foundation as well as a former President of the Texas Exes and a former U.T. System Regent, passed away on Christmas Eve. He was 91 years old. Madden was a renowned business and civic leader in his native Amarillo, a […]
  • Professors Wendy Wagner and Thomas McGarity have been honored with the American Bar Association Administrative Law Section’s Annual Scholarship Award for their article, “Dynamic Rulemaking.” The section recognized the article as “the best work of administrative law scholarship published in 2017.” Wagner and McGarity accepted the award alongside their co-authors, William West and Lisa Peters, at […]
  • Bethany Copeland and Leslie Strauch pictured in a courthouse
    As a student at the University of Texas School of Law, Aurora Martinez Jones wanted actual courtroom experience, so she signed up for the Children’s Rights Clinic. She gained much more than she expected. “I can say with one hundred percent certainty that the clinic changed the entire trajectory of my professional career,” Martinez Jones […]
  • On November 6, Professor Michele Deitch was sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. Although this great occasion took place in Washington D.C., the spirit of Texas Law was ever-present. Deitch, who holds a joint appointment at the LBJ School and the School of Law, was sponsored for admission by Prof. Lynn Blais, a founder […]
  • Professor William E. Forbath is leaving for Princeton University next year. But there’s no need to panic—it’s only for the Spring 2019 semester! Forbath, who holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Law and is the Associate Dean for Research, has been selected for Princeton’s prestigious Law and Public Affairs Fellowship. The program brings outstanding […]
  • Double Longhorn and School of Law alumnus Mike A. Myers ’63 has been announced as the newest recipient of the Santa Rita Award. It is the highest honor that can be bestowed by the University of Texas System. Myers will receive the award at a dinner in his honor in Dallas on December 12. This award […]
  • Law School Foundation Trustee Linda L. Addison ’76 has been appointed to the U.S. Board of Directors of KPMG, LLP, the audit, tax, and advisory firm. She will serve as one of the board’s two independent directors. Addison, who is the immediate past U.S. Managing Partner of Norton Rose Fulbright, has long been a highly […]
  • Texas Law’s nationally recognized Advocacy Program sent teams to a total of seven interscholastic mock trial and Alternative Dispute Resolution competitions this fall season. From California to New York City, students competed and achieved for the University of Texas at a level of excellence rarely matched. Read on to learn more about the competitions our […]
  • Alumni, whether they are legends of the bar with 50-plus years of practice behind them, or recent graduates just a few months removed from passing the bar, are the heart and soul of any law school. This past October 12, the heart and soul of Texas Law gathered for the Alumni Association’s 2018 awards dinner […]
  • Julius Whittier, whose life was long enmeshed with the University of Texas at Austin — integrating the football team in 1969 as a freshman undergraduate; earning a B.A. in Philosophy and a Masters in Public Policy with the inaugural class of the LBJ School; later returning to Austin to attend the School of Law — […]
  • Every year since 1998, alumni and their families look forward to Eduardo Rodriguez’s delicious BBQ at Texas Law’s annual tailgate party. It’s not just the hundreds of pounds of chicken, beef, quail, and sausage that attract attendees. It’s the sense of community and care that Rodriguez, with his family and friends, inspires. Learn more about […]