Author: Christopher Roberts

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Alumni Awards
    For more than a century, graduates of The University of Texas School of Law have been leaders in law, public service, and civic leadership, living extraordinary lives that embody the university’s beloved motto, “What starts here changes the world.” Starting in 1958, the Texas Law Alumni Association established an annual award to honor greatness in […]
  • Discussion of Dobbs Decision, on July 1
    On Friday, July 1 at 11:30am CST, The University of Texas School of Law is co-hosting a webinar to discuss the historic Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision and its implications for our country. The discussion will be moderated by Steve Vladeck of The University of Texas School of Law. Panelists of the webinar […]
  • Woman with long, straight, brown hair smiles at the camera
    Texas Law alumna Jill Seeber ’00 has opened a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Boston, MA, dedicated to “free and full legal representation for asylum-seekers with complex cases that existing legal services organizations are unable to accept.” The nonprofit, named Mabel Center for Immigrant Justice, began operations in October 2020. Seeber, whose early career was […]
  • The University of Texas Law School Foundation has elected four new members to serve on its Board of Trustees and invited two former members to rejoin the Board and serve an additional term. The election results were announced by Jack Balagia ’76, the Board’s current Chairman, and Susan L. Blount, Vice Chair for Administration, and […]
  • Texas Law Prof. Tracy McCormack ’86 is passionate about trial advocacy. She’s been teaching it to generations of Texas Law students, she’s been running the school’s award-wining Advocacy Programs, and she’s written several books and dozens of articles on the subject. Her most recent book even embraces the most current state of advocacy. Remote Advocacy in […]
  • Texas Law 2L Anthony Collier, currently serving the school community as the Student Bar Association President and a member of three student organizations, has been elected to serve as Chair of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), the largest student-run nonprofit in the nation. His term will begin on April 1. Collier has spent […]
  • 2021 Admiralty Moot Court Competition Champions
    Texas Law 2L Mason Currah and 3Ls Alex Gaudio and Elizabeth Hamilton have won the Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition, besting 28 other teams from across the country. The team was coached by Dr. iur. Carly Toepke and Ben Walton. In addition to emerging as the tournament champions, Currah, Gaudio and Hamilton […]
  • A color photo head shot of Teresa Lozano Long
    The State of Texas and the School of Law are mourning the loss of Teresa Lozano Long, who, along with husband Joe R. Long ’58, endowed dozens of programs, institutions, and schools throughout a lifetime of philanthropy and good works. The faculty and students of the law school are among the many beneficiaries of Terry […]