Year: 2020

  • Portrait of Barbara Di Castro Pimenta wearing undergraduate graduation regalia.
    For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 1L Barbara Di Castro Pimenta, member of the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law and the Chicano/Hispanic Law Students Association! Q: What sorts of things are you engaged in at law school? As a 1L I have tried to not overwhelm myself with […]
  • Portrait of Tim Delaney, smiling at the camera wearing glasses and a light blue shirt with a patterned tie.
    Tim Delaney ’83, President and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits (NCN), is a seasoned attorney and policy advocate, daily applying his diverse experiences to help advance charitable nonprofits across the country. He recently sat down with the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service to discuss his career path and how his time […]
  • Portrait of Melissa Wasserman, wearing a white shirt and dark jacket with her right hand on her hip.
    Melissa Feeney Wasserman, the Charles Tilford McCormick Professor of Law, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Law & Economics Association (ALEA). Her term begins January 1, 2021. The ALEA is an organization comprised of law and economics scholars “dedicated to the advancement of economic understanding of law and […]
  • Portrait of Magda Herrera, smiling at the camera.
    Magda Herrera is joining Texas Law as Chief Development Officer starting on January 4, 2021. It’s a true homecoming for the Double Longhorn who graduated from Texas Law in 2005 after earning her Bachelor of Arts from UT Austin in 2002, majoring in Government. She was a Public Interest Law Fellow in 2003 and 2004, […]
  • Portrait of John Goodman II, wearing his Anglican Minister attire.
    For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 1L John Goodman II, member of the Federalist Society and an Anglican minister in the Rio Grande Valley! Q: Hi John! Would you tell us a bit about what sorts of activities you’ve been engaged in at the law school? I joined the Federalist Society […]
  • Portrait of Thomas M. Reavley, wearing glasses and a suit with a black jacket and black and gold tie.
    (UPDATE: Gifts may be made to the Judge Thomas M. Reavley Endowed Presidential Scholarship.) The Hon. Thomas M. Reavley, who sat on the Texas Supreme Court before his appointment to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals of the United States, and who also found time for three separate stints as an Adjunct Professor at Texas Law, […]
  • Statue of Julius Whittier from the front, wearing a Texas football jersey with the numbers 67 on front, holding his helmet in the air in his left hand.
    Julius Whittier—a larger-than-life trailblazer as Texas’ first Black letterman, a member of the 1970 National Championship team, a Texas Law alum, and a triple Longhorn—has been honored with a larger-than-life bronze statue in the north end of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The 12-and-a-half-foot tall bronze sculpture, depicting Whittier from his playing days with his […]
  • Portrait of Prof. John A. Robertson, wearing glasses, a blue shirt and jacket with a peach tie.
    A new exhibit now open at the Blanton Museum showcases the late Professor John A. Robertson’s dynamic and highly personal collection of artworks on paper. Professor Robertson, a beloved a member of the Law School faculty for over 35 years and holder of the Vinson & Elkins Chair, was a leading scholar of bioethics, among […]
  • Caroline Burks pictured in a large coat standing in front of stone infrastructures
    For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 2L Caroline Burks, managing editor of the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, director of development for The Review of Litigation, former co-president of Texas Law Disability Alliance, Cybersecurity Graduate Fellow, and Brumley Next Generation Fellow! Q: Wow, you have held an impressive array of leadership […]
  • Portrait of Michele Deitch, wearing glasses, a blue blazer, and a blue necklace.
    A new report from the LBJ School of Public Affairs reveals that Texas has had more COVID-19 infections and deaths among incarcerated people and staff than any other state in the country. Professor Michele Deitch, who holds a joint appointment as a distinguished senior lecturer at the LBJ School and the School of Law, is […]
  • Portrait of Lei Zhang, wearing glasses and a blue shirt with a gray jacket and striped tie.
    Tarlton Law Library Director Barbara Bintliff is used to monitoring the churn of daily news for stories about the law and the American legal system. That’s because, when a topic reaches the front-page headlines of major news outlets, it’s predictable that Tarlton’s librarians will start getting inquiries—from students, faculty, and even the general public—wanting to […]
  • Portrait of Norma V.  Cantú with pink background.
    Norma V. Cantú, a Professor of Law and Professor of Government with a distinguished record of public service—including eight years as the Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights in the Clinton Administration—has been named to the Biden-Harris Transition’s “Agency Review Team” for education. That team, led by Linda Darling-Hammond of the Learning Policy Institute, will […]