2020 Archive

Portrait of Lei Zhang, wearing glasses and a blue shirt with a gray jacket and striped tie.
Tarlton Launches Online Research Guide on Supreme Court Reform

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 […]

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Prof. Norma V. Cantú to Serve Presidential Transition Team on Education Issues

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 […]

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Cynthia Akatugba ’13 Named 2020 Mentor of the Year

The 2020 Mentor of the Year is Cynthia Akatugba ’13, an Assistant Attorney General with the General Litigation Division of the Texas Attorney General’s office. Ms. Akatugba, whose name was put forth by her mentee Anais Stevens ’22, was selected from a group of nearly three dozen nominees. “Every year, we receive the most incredible, […]

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Prof. Richard Albert Will Lead Texas Law’s Program on Constitutional Studies

Richard Albert, the William Stamps Farish Professor in Law as well as a Professor of Government, is taking on an additional role: Director of the Program of Constitutional Studies. The Program brings together scholars across the University in the world’s leading center for the study of constitutionalism, which Prof. Albert describes below as “a multidisciplinary, […]

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🤘STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Miatta Echetebu ’21

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 3L Miatta Echetebu, Coordinator of the law school’s Women of Color Collective and a legal clerk for the NAACP Texas State Conference! Q: What is your biggest motivator in pursuing this career? A: My daughter! If it wasn’t for her, I never would have pushed […]

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