Year: 2021

  • Sarah Weddington
    The Honorable Sarah Weddington ’67—whose work as a trailblazing lawyer, beloved professor, and dedicated public servant has left a formidable legacy—passed away the morning of December 26 at the age of 76. The cause of her death has not been disclosed, but Weddington, who at 26, just over three years out of law school, successfully […]
  • Justice Rebecca Huddle '99
    Justice Rebeca Aizpuru Huddle ’99 was sworn-in on December 10 to serve as judge for Place 5 of the Texas Supreme Court. She was appointed to the court by Gov. Greg Abbott in October 2020 to replace retired Justice Paul Green. Her current term ends on Dec. 31, 2022. Huddle previously served as a Justice […]
  • In a remarkable show of dedication to justice and legal dexterity, the Texas Law community swiftly came together this fall to support petitioner John Henry Ramirez before the United States Supreme Court. Background on Ramirez v. Collier: Petitioner John Henry Ramirez has been sentenced to death for a murder committed in Corpus Christi in 2004. […]
  • Blake Cleary
    For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet the class of 2024’s Blake Cleary! Q: What inspired you to pursue a legal education? Weirdly, I was teaching English in Turkey and was going through conversation practice with one of my students who told me about the day to day life her father had […]
  • Portrait of Michele Deitch, wearing glasses, a blue blazer, and a blue necklace.
    The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin has established a new national policy resource center working to ensure the safe and humane treatment of people in custody and cultivate the next generation of justice policy leaders. The Prison and Jail Innovation Lab (PJIL) serves as a bridge […]
  • Anna María Herrera Saldaña
    The University of Texas School of Law mourns the loss of retired, longtime staff member Anna María Herrera Saldaña. She passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 29, 2021 at age 87. Mrs. Saldaña was hired at The University of Texas School of Law on Oct. 1, 1964 as one of the first Hispanic employees […]
  • The exterior doors of Townes Hall at the University of Texas School of Law, with an inscription chiseled above: "That they may truly and impartially administer justice."
    In Spring 2022, Texas Law will launch the Summer Public Service Program (SPSP), which will provide a stipend to every student working in an unpaid summer internship in the public sector, including nonprofits, government organizations, and legislative offices in the U.S. and abroad. Students will receive full fellowships of $5,000 for ten weeks of work with […]
  • A new report from The Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic reveals that San Antonio vacates and demolishes occupied homes at an exponentially higher rate than the other major Texas cities combined. Professor Heather Way, the co-director of The Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic, is the study’s lead author. The report, titled “Ousted: The City of […]
  • Jill Applegate ’21 has been awarded a 2022 Skadden Fellowship to work with the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem in New York. Her fellowship project will focus on providing direct representation for immigrants who have received deportation orders because of criminal convictions but who have the right to remain in the United States due to changes in […]
  • Arizmendi headshot
    For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 1L Natalia Arizmendi! Q: What has been the best surprise about your law school experience? The people have been the best surprise in law school. Law school is challenging and requires constant adjustments and exposure to experiences that are at times uncomfortable, but UT has […]
  • Pike Powers
    Pike Powers ’65, trailblazer and unmatched champion of Austin’s high-tech economy, died Sunday, October 31 after a long battle with Parkinson’s. He was 80 years old. “Austin has not only lost a legendary leader in the law,” remarked Liz Hilton, Executive Director for Alumni Relations and Development, “but we had to say goodbye to a […]
  • This Veterans Day, Texas Law is proud to spotlight two of our remarkable students who have served in America’s military. “Veterans bring a sense of duty, confidence, and extraordinary work ethic into a learning environment,” says Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid Mathiew Le. “Their experience solving problems creatively and working as a team—even […]