Year: 2022

  • Jeana Lungwitz
    For victims of domestic violence, one of the most effective legal remedies is a protective order. A recent case handled by Texas Law’s Domestic Violence Clinic enabled a woman and her children to obtain an unusual lifetime protective order thanks to the efforts of 3L Emily Ogden and Daniela Castro, a senior in the Steve […]
  • Professor Justin Driver of Yale Law School, who was a member of the Texas Law faculty from 2009 to 2014, will return to Townes Hall next semester as the law school’s inaugural Distinguished Visiting Professor. Driver, now the Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law and Counselor to the Dean at Yale Law, will be in […]
  • DeMetris Sampson ’80, a longtime lawyer and community leader in Dallas, has been named the winner of the Virgil C. Lott Medal for 2023. She will be honored at a ceremony at the School of Law on February 16. Dean Bobby Chesney made the announcement. “The Virgil C. Lott Medal is named after the first […]
  • Alia Moses already made history once, when Pres. George W. Bush nominated her to become the first woman to sit on the bench of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. The alumna from the Texas Law Class of 1986 made history again last month when she became the court’s first […]
  • Associate Dean Shavonne Henderson and guest speaker, Professor Carliss Chatman ’04
    This fall, Texas Law’s Pipeline Beyond kicked off its Diverse Voices Speaker Series with guest speaker Carliss Chatman ’04. Professor Chatman, who teaches Corporate Law, Contracts, and Professional Responsibility at the Washington and Lee School of Law, presented on innovative solutions to shareholder recovery in derivative litigation. She also reflected on her experiences both at […]
  • Philosophical Society portraits
    Five outstanding members of the Texas Law community have been elected to the prestigious Philosophical Society of Texas. The group, led by Dean Bobby Chesney, includes alumni Linda Addison ’76, John B. Beckworth ’83, and John Schwartz ’83, and adjunct professor Evan Young. They are in elite company, as the Philosophical Society elected only 17 […]
  • Connor Madden
    For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 3L Connor Madden! Q: Tell us about how you’re involved with the Texas Space Law & Policy Society and how you think it might help your career? The Texas Space Law & Policy Society (TXSLAPS) is a perfect example of how Texas Law empowers its […]
  • John Harkey headshot
    Texas Law alumnus John Harkey, Jr., BBA ’83, JD ’86, has been inducted into the McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame. The honor recognizes Harkey among those in the Texas McCombs community who display exceptional service to education and human betterment and for distinguished contributions to the university and the business community. He was […]
  • Three students working
    It’s been more than a year since U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan, but vast numbers of Afghans forced to flee the country once the Taliban regained control are still seeking legal standing to make new lives for themselves in the United States. Of those who managed to make the 7,800-mile journey from Kabul to Texas, […]
  • Monica Dike
    For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 1L Monica Dike! Q: As an undergraduate student at Sam Houston State University, you were involved in leadership roles in student organizations. Can you share more about how that experience prepared you for law school? A: Leadership played an integral role during my undergraduate experience. […]
  • Texas Law team
    A team of Texas Law students, coached by Texas Law alumni, swept the honors at this year’s White Collar Crime Invitational trial advocacy competition, hosted by the Georgetown University Law Center. The Texas Law advocates were crowned team champions after winning every round on every judge’s ballot throughout the three-day tournament, while Emily Ogden and […]
  • Three veterans
    Texas Law students bring many life experiences with them as they begin their legal education, including service in the U.S. Military. In observance of Veterans Day, we honor the call with a special salute to veterans in the Texas Law community. This year, we feature three veterans who are current 1L students: Thomas McAuley, James […]