Christopher Roberts

An image of the five first women at Texas Law
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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Texas Law 3L student Victoria Fazzino in a burnt orange dress with white flowers, standing outside on a sunny day
A National Championship for Texas Law in Costello Competition

Texas Law 3Ls Victoria Fazzino, Jensen Martinez, and Zachary Dwyer got their Super Bowl celebrations started early on Sunday when they were named the national champions of the 13th Annual John L. Costello National Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Competition, hosted by George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. “We were proud to represent Texas Law,” […]

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Student lawyers prepare for a court appearance on behalf of their clients in the Juvenile Justice Clinic of Texas Law.
The Juvenile Justice Clinic Celebrates 45 Years

It’s a milestone school year for Texas Law’s Juvenile Justice Clinic. The clinic, which offers litigation experience while exposing students to the operations of the juvenile justice system by placing them as student attorneys with the Travis County Juvenile Public Defender, grew out of a 1975 seminar led by Professor Michael Rosenthal, who had students […]

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IN MEMORIAM: Professor Zipporah B. Wiseman

The Law School community is saddened by the passing of Zipporah Batshaw Wiseman, the Thos. H. Law Centennial Professor Emerita in Law, who died on January 20 at age 90. Prof. Wiseman had a long and distinguished academic career, the final 27 years of which were spent as a faculty member at Texas Law. “Zipporah’s […]

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Portrait of Taylor, Texas Mayor Brandt Rydell wearing glasses and a green tie.
Brandt Rydell ’96 Named “Citizen of the Year” in Taylor

We’re sending out a Texas Law “Hook ’em!” to Brandt Rydell ’96, who has been honored by the Rotary Club of Taylor as the “Citizen of the Year.” Rydell serves as the Mayor of Taylor, just 35 minutes northeast of Austin. A Taylor native, Mayor Rydell is assistant general counsel for the Electric Reliability Council […]

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Frances Valdez ’05 and The Changing Face of Advocacy

Immigration lawyer Frances Valdez ’05 has spent the better part of two decades advocating for legal rights and the improvement of legal systems for low-income immigrants, first as a student in Texas Law’s Immigration Clinic and then with multiple prestigious non-profits, including Baker Ripley and United We Dream. She has served on numerous boards, including the ACLU […]

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