2021 Archive

Meet Student Veterans Jay Geyer ’23 and Daniel Ludmir ’22

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 […]

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John Schwartz, JD ’84
Alumnus John Schwartz ’84 Returns to UT After a Storied Journalism Career

“One Degree. Many Paths.” These are the words inscribed on the entrance of the Texas Law Career Services Interview Suite. Though they were installed after John Schwartz ’84 graduated, he has lived their example. Armed with a Juris Doctor from Texas Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Plan II, Schwartz found his path as […]

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Texas Law Adjunct Professor Evan Young Appointed to Texas Supreme Court

Professor Evan Young has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Texas. He joined the Law School faculty in 2015, teaching courses on Federal Courts and Religious Liberty. After law school, Young served as clerk to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and then as counsel to attorneys general under former President George W. Bush. Currently, […]

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Alcalde Documentary Highlights Rodriguez Family and the Annual Alumni Tailgate

After a one-year pandemic break, Texas Law’s 22nd Annual Alumni Tailgate Extravaganza brought our community together again on campus, and The Alcalde documentary crew was there to capture this special moment. Eduardo Rodriguez ’68 and his family, including his son Michael Rodriguez ’94, have been uniting the Texas Law community at this tailgate for over two […]

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Wes Dodson

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet Wes Dodson, Texas Law 1L and former Chief Justice of the UT Austin Student Government Supreme Court! Q: What has been the best surprise about your law school experience? The best surprise of UT Law so far is the learning community. I assumed that I […]

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Austin Black Business Journal announced its Most Influential & Up & Coming Lawyer Award Honorees
Texas Law Alumni Honored with Austin Black Business Journal’s Most Influential and Up & Coming Lawyer Awards

Several Texas Law alumni—three of whom are also faculty—are being honored with the 2021 Most Influential and Up & Coming Lawyer awards by the Austin Black Business Journal. The annual awards recognize Black professionals in the legal field who have achieved professional excellence and have actively paved the way to success for others. “These individuals […]

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Professor Hirschl Wins Prestigious Social Science Award

A professor at The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded one of the most prestigious book awards in the social sciences. Ran Hirschl, a professor of government and the Earl E. Sheffield Regents Chair in Law, was recognized with the 2021 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research for his book, City, State: […]

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Texas Law Faculty Among 2021’s Most-Cited in the Country

Texas Law is home to world-class faculty, and reports continue to prove that to be true. Many in the legal academy pay careful attention to University of Chicago Prof. Brian Leiter’s annual lists of “most-cited” law faculty on his website, Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports. Leiter (a former Texas Law professor) has developed a methodology based […]

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