Year: 2019

  • Dustin Farahnak, pictured in front of picnic benches and trees at The School of Law
    Fans of Texas Law’s Instagram and Facebook accounts have already enjoyed getting to know some of our remarkable students through the new Student Spotlight series. Our students have much to say, and, in order to allow them more space than a social media caption, we are bringing the series here to the Texas Law News […]
  • When members of the Austin office of Fish & Richardson decided to take the case of Mallika Das, their focus was fighting for a basic right Ms. Das had been denied: the right to have an interpreter assist her in casting a vote. The principle was so important to Fish & Richardson partners—and Texas Law […]
  • Dr. Teresa Lozano Long
    Long-time friend to the Law School, Dr. Teresa Lozano Long will be honored during a White House ceremony on Thursday, November 21 with the National Humanities Medal. The National Humanities Medal, inaugurated in 1997, honors individuals or groups whose work has deepened the nation’s understanding of the humanities and broadened our citizens’ engagement with history, […]
  • Portrait of Professor Deitch, wearing a purple jacket and blue necklace
    Prof. Michele Deitch, a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law and the LBJ School, has been serving as Chair of the Travis County Sheriff’s Advisory Committee on the Women’s Jail since March 2018. The Committee’s brief was to develop a vision for a model women’s jail facility based on best practices from around the country […]
  • Portrait of Dean Keeton
    Josiah Daniel ’78, a retired Partner in Residence of the Vinson & Elkins Dallas office, is writing a biography of Dallas congressman Hatton W. Sumners, based on his papers in the Dallas Historical Society’s archive. While researching that project, Daniel came across a fascinating time capsule of law school history: An episode from 1960 involving […]
  • Corner of the Law School with plants, blue chairs, a purple couch, and a shelf of books. This is the John A. Robertson "alcove".
    There is a newly designed space for Texas Law students, staff, and faculty to relax and recharge on the 5th floor of Jones Hall: the John Robertson Alcove, created in memory of the longtime and beloved professor who passed away in the summer of 2017. “John loved art, music, books, and sunlight, all things he […]
  • Portrait of Arleas Upton Kea, wearing a bright coral jacket and pearl necklaces.
    Arleas Upton Kea ’82, the Chief Operating Officer of the FDIC in Washington, D.C., and the Immediate Past President of the Law Alumni Association, has just authored a powerful essay for American Banker magazine’s online platform. The piece, titled “It’s a ‘lonely walk’ to the top at FDIC for a woman of color,” looks at Upton […]
  • A stack of the blue Texas International Law Journal books, with a world map hanging on the wall behind them
    The Texas International Law Journal (TILJ) has taken fourth position on the newly-released Washington & Lee Journal Rankings. This represents a 12-spot jump on the specialty listing, the largest move of any of the top-ranked publications. The W&L rankings, considered the world’s premier listing of law journals, considers the top 300 U.S.-published journals and 50 […]
  • All the 2019 Alumni Award Winners, standing with their hands up in the
    The Law Alumni Association presented its annual awards at a gala ceremony on October 4 at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Austin, recognizing Julius Glickman ’66 for Lifetime Achievement, Darren Walker ’86 as the Outstanding Alumnus, and Shawn Raymond ’99 as the Distinguished Alumnus for Community Service. In addition, Amanda Tyler ’04 was honored […]
  • Image of a youtube video of students in the School of Law building.
    A new academic year is underway at Texas Law and we’ve welcomed 288 1Ls and 35 LLMs to The Forty Acres. To mark the occasion, we had cameras rolling during Orientation and have produced this brief video to mark today’s milestone. The video was sent this morning to all 24,000+ Texas Law alumni and shared […]
  • Portrait of Anthony Collier.
    The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law is proud to welcome first year students Anthony Collier, Lourdes Ortiz, Zoraima Pelaez, and Liam Veazey – recipients of scholarships awarded to incoming first-year students who have a demonstrated commitment to social justice. The scholars are selected through a competitive process, including an interview with a […]
  • Daniel T. Hodge, pictured with President Fenves during an award ceremony.
    Two Texas Law alumni, Randall H. Erben ’81 and Daniel T. Hodge ’04, were recognized with Presidential Citations by the University of Texas at Austin President Gregory L. Fenves for their notable support of the university. “Our alumni’s talent for bolstering this great university never ceases to amaze me, and these two graduates are prime […]