In honor of the 100th anniversary of the prestigious Texas Law Review (TLR), more than 900 TLR students, alumni, and friends gathered to celebrate at the Centennial Year Banquet. Students and alumni joined in an evening of camaraderie and celebration on March 26, 2022, with all 63 classes since 1961 represented, as well as the Class of 1958. The Chancellor of the UT System, 23 state and federal judges, and 36 Texas Law faculty and members of the Texas Law administration were in attendance.
Dean Ward Farnsworth provided welcome remarks and Mark G. Yudof, who spent 32 years as a Texas Law professor (and also served as Texas Law Dean and UT System Chancellor), was the keynote speaker. TLR editors from several previous years spoke, including Hugh Rice Kelly from Volume 50, Jeff Kubin representing Volume 75, and the past three volumes: Christina Wu (Vol. 98), Kaitie Sorenson (Vol. 99) and Julia Di Fiore (Vol. 100). The current editor in chief, Jason Onyediri, spoke as well. Three representatives of the Texas Law Review Association (TLRA) spoke as well: President Gwendolyn Dawson, president elect Adam Schramek, and immediate past president Gregg Costa.
“Our event was a tremendous success in large part because of the dedication of the alumni to their beloved TLR,” said Dawson. “After two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, people were in a mood to gather and celebrate this organization. Also, the event was supported by hundreds of volunteers, led by Scott Atlas, which helped to ensure a great turnout.”
“The event wouldn’t have been nearly as successful without Vol. 100 Administrative Editor Taylor Lewis as well,” she added.
The program featured student awards for Volume 100 as well as videos about Legal Giants–TLR Heroes: Dean Leon Green, Dean W. Page Keeton, Prof. Charles Alan Wright, Steve Susman, and Judge Diane Wood. (Watch the videos below.)
More than 300 alumni were involved in a three-year planning effort for this event. Alumni worked closely with current TLR staff, including Volume 100 Administrative Editor Taylor Lewis.
During the course of the weekend, alumni enjoyed other opportunities to reconnect with Texas Law, including guided tours of the law school and most of the 64 TLR volumes held get-togethers for their staff members.
Texas Law Review is an independent journal, edited and published entirely by students at The University of Texas School of Law. The seven issues per year contain articles by professors, judges, and practitioners; reviews of important recent books from recognized experts, essays, commentaries; and student written notes.
Discover additional event information and photos on the TLR website: texaslawreview.org/centennial.
Video Playlist of Legal Giants/TLR Heroes