2021 Archive

Portrait of Albertine Bowie
IN MEMORIAM: Albertine Bowie ’56

One of Texas Law’s pioneers, Albertine Bowie, of the Class of 1956, passed away in March 2020 in Oxford, England, her home of many years. Ms. Bowie, whose husband, Yaw B. Turkson, was a Ghanian diplomat with posts across the globe, led an extraordinary life.  The story of those early graduates is the subject of […]

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A car covered in snow with the word "Texas" drawn in the snow, taken during Winter Storm Uri in February 2021
Longhorns Helping Longhorns: Texas Law Rises to the Occasion

Last month’s historic Winter Storm Uri plunged millions of Texans into dangerous, emergency situations, with widespread power outages and water service interruptions. At one point, 45% of Austin was without power, leaving hundreds of thousands of Travis County residents without heat during sustained single-digit temperatures. Making matters worse, the record stretch of sub-freezing weather combined […]

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Portrait of Kelsey Chapple, wearing a gray shirt and a cream necklace.
Alumni Making an Impact: Texas Law’s First Gallogly Family Foundation Public Interest Law Fellows

Texas Law is fortunate to be included in the Gallogly Family Foundation’s Public Interest Law Fellowship program, which provides opportunities for new lawyers to gain experience in public interest work and to improve access to legal services.  Gallogly Fellows work with nonprofit organizations on a project providing direct civil legal services to underrepresented individuals, including […]

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Collage of the four alumni who will be honored by the Texas Bar Foundation.
Four Alumni to be Honored by Texas Bar Foundation

This June, when the Texas Bar Foundation hands out its annual honors to a select group of distinguished lawyers from around the state, four Texas Law alumni will hear their names called and have the chance to bask in the adulation of their peers. The Foundation’s highest honor, the Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award, was […]

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Black and white illustration of an upraised fist in a circle with the first serving as the letter I in the words GRITS
GRITS 2021: Building Community Online

Launched by a group of students at the University of Texas School of Law in 2015, GRITS (Getting Radical in the South) is an entirely student-run public interest law conference that focuses on social justice work in the South. GRITS emphasizes innovative, progressive, and even radical approaches to building community among students, practitioners, and community […]

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History-Makers: The First Women At Texas Law

It’s International Women’s Day and at Texas Law we are reflecting on more than a century of women making their mark on our school and on the world. Today, women make up more than 50% of law students nationally and organizations such as Texas Law’s Center for Women in Law are central to the law […]

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Headshots of 28 alumni and text that reads, "Texas Law Alumni - Changing the World and Making History"
Celebrating Black History Month and Our World-Changing Alumni

During Black History Month, we are recognizing the excellence and achievements of Texas Law alumni who are impacting society today in Texas and beyond! Read on to learn more about some of our remarkable alumni who started here and are changing the world.  Arleas Upton Kea is the Deputy to the Chairman for External Affairs […]

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