2020 Archive

Ashlie Alaman with her left hand on her hip, posing in front of an entry wall
Ashlie Alaman ’09 – ‘A Heart for Helping People’

Ashlie Alaman graduated from Texas Law in ’09 and has spent most of her career providing aid to those in need through pro bono work. Alaman was a finalist for the American Bar Association’s 2019 DFW Pro Bono/Public Service Award. Below is an article highlighting Alaman’s work, published with permission from The Texas Lawbook.   […]

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Prof. Adrienne Davis wearing glasses and an orange scarf
TMLS Symposium: The Case for Reparations in America

The Thurgood Marshall Legal Society at Texas Law hosts its annual symposium on February 21, with panels and discussion on the ethical, political, and legal implications of reparations. The day’s programming, organized by 2019-20 chapter president Amber Magee, will take place in the Sheffield Massey Room and will feature Texas Law Prof. Mechele Dickerson and […]

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Portrait of Virgil C. Lott in a circle frame
Black History Month 2020

During Black History Month we are recognizing excellence and the pioneering spirit of Texas Law alumni who changed the world and made history. Read on to meet some of the first African-American graduates of Texas Law. You can learn about their lives and accomplishments in more detail here.   The case of Sweatt v. Painter […]

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Shifali Kohli and Vinay Kohli
Lawyers in Love 2020

Texas Law didn’t just give these couples a world-class legal education- it gave them their families! Happy Valentine’s Day from Texas Law and from these lawyers in love! Did you meet your significant other at the Law School? Send your story to communications@law.utexas.edu! Ann Gill Howard & John Howard, Class of 1988 We met the […]

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🤘STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Annabeth Reeb ’20

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 3L Annabeth Reeb, who serves as Student Bar Association President! Q: How has serving as the Student Bar Association President impacted your experience in the Texas Law community? I am so incredibly thankful for this position. It has given me the opportunity to get to […]

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Cody Akins, Ashley Alcantara, Allison Wright and Enrique Ramirez-Martinez.
Justice Center Announces Chris Marshall Scholars

Texas Law is proud to share that the class of 2020 Chris Marshall Endowed Presidential Scholarships were awarded to four outstanding students. These scholarships are given annually to third-year students who have distinguished themselves academically and plan to remain in Texas after graduation to practice public service law in non-profit, government or legislative positions. We […]

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William Zakhary, pictured in front of the School of Law sign.
🤘STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: William Zakhary ’21

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 2L William Zakhary, Society Coordinator for the Martinez Society! Q: So William, why did you choose Texas Law for your degree? When I came onto UT’s campus as a Freshman in 2014, Texas Law seemed like an impossible goal that would never be within my […]

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Professor Nelia Robbi, holding an award
Prof. Nelia Robbi Honored at the Austin Bar Foundation Gala

Texas Law Professor Nelia Robbi ’07 has been honored with the 2020 Joseph C. Parker Diversity Award. Prof. Robbi was presented with the award at the Austin Bar Foundation annual gala ceremony on January 25 at the Omni Hotel at Barton Creek Resort. “We are so thrilled to see Nelia honored for her commitment to equality […]

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Prof. Richard Albert, wearing a blue and white striped tie
Prof. Albert Elected to Chair of the Section on Scholarship

Professor Richard Albert has begun his term as the elected Chair of the Section on Scholarship in the American Association of Law Schools (AALS). He recently completed his term as Chair of the Section on Comparative Law. The Section on Scholarship promotes scholarly research and dialogue among members of the Association, and seeks to create […]

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Prof. J. Leon Lebowitz
IN MEMORIAM: Prof. J. Leon Lebowitz

J. Leon Lebowitz, the brilliant and well-loved professor of law, passed away peacefully at home on January 11 at age 98. Professor Lebowitz became a member of the Texas Law faculty in 1956. For over four decades he educated and guided thousands of aspiring Texas lawyers on the Forty Acres. Though he formally retired as […]

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