2020 Archive

Fifth Circuit Upholds $438M Antitrust Judgment for Beck Redden

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a judgment for nearly $440 million in favor of Beck Redden Client HP, Inc. The winning Beck Redden team included Texas Law alumni Alistair Dawson ’89 (a Beck Redden Partner), Garret Brawley ’16 (a firm Associate), and Parth Gejji ’13 (a firm […]

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Texas Law’s Successful 2020 Moot Court Season

The University of Texas School of Law had a remarkably successful 2020 Moot Court Season, both before and after the novel coronavirus disrupted many competitions across the country. The Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, widely recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent moot court competitions, took place the first weekend of March. It promotes and […]

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Texas Law Welcomes Incoming Public Interest Scholars, Members of the Class of 2023

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law is proud to welcome first year students Alyse Munrose, Nicole Steinberg, and Sally Vandenberg – recipients of scholarships awarded to incoming students who have a demonstrated commitment to social justice. The scholars are selected through a competitive process, including an interview with a faculty selection committee. […]

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IN MEMORIAM: Steve Susman ’65

The legal world, along with the extended Texas Law community, is mourning the loss of Steve Susman ’65. Susman was one of a small handful of people to have played a meaningful role in almost every aspect of the law school’s existence: as the son of a pioneering alumna, Helene Daily ’34; as a top […]

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Prof. Richard Albert: “It’s Time to Update the Language of the Constitution”

Professor Richard Albert has a new op-ed in The Hill arguing that the Constitution’s gendered and racist language “weakens rather than enhances the feeling of belonging that a constitution should generate among a country’s citizens.” Prof. Albert, the William Stamps Farish Professor in Law, is an expert in comparative constitutional studies and writes extensively about […]

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Texas Deans’ Communication Regarding the 2020 Texas Bar Exam

Recognizing that “in recent days… the arc of the coronavirus has changed,” the deans of the ten Texas law schools have issued a new letter to the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas Board of Law Examiners “respectfully offer(ing) three alternatives” to this year’s bar exam plans, alternatives “that will protect the public, and also […]

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“Are You Willing to Give Up Your Privilege?” Asks Darren Walker ’86 in the New York Times Opinion

Ford Foundation President Darren Walker ’86—a double Longhorn, a two-time Law Alumni Award winner, and a Texas Exes Distinguished Alumnus Awardee—has a new New York Times op-ed arguing that, to preserve the American dream of upward mobility, the beneficiaries of an existentially flawed system must be willing to give up some of the benefits it […]

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The 2020 Texas Bar Foundation Awards

Every year, the Texas Bar Foundation hosts a dinner reception to honor those in the legal field who personify the highest standards in the profession. This year, however, due to the unusual circumstances of the pandemic, the Foundation was unable to hold the usual celebratory event. The Foundation posted the award recipients on their website, […]

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Resources to Learn About Juneteenth

We are wishing all a meaningful and happy Juneteenth. In that spirit, we are sharing a message sent out last night to the Texas Law community with links and resources for the Juneteenth holiday. It came from Professor Barbara Bintliff, Joseph C. Hutcheson Professor in Law and Director of the Tarlton Law Library and Jamail Center […]

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