Dale Whitaker

Alex Rigby headshot

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 3L Alex Rigby! Q: What university did you attend as an undergraduate and how did your studies help prepare you for law school? I went to the University of Virginia where I studied Government and Economics and minored in English. The degrees were great in […]

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2022 Legal Paper Chase Winner, Gloria Jones 3L
Jones ’23 Wins Prestigious Writing Competition

Third-year law student Gloria Jones took first place in the 2022 Paper Chase Legal Writing Competition, earning a trophy and a $5,000 prize. Her victory was announced on January 26 in an online ceremony hosted by the event’s three sponsors: the Texas Young Lawyers Association, Baylor Law School, and the Austin-based FVF Law Firm. In […]

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2023 Chancellors group photo
Chancellors for the Class of 2023 Recognized

Sixteen members of the Class of 2023 have been installed as Chancellors, joining Texas Law’s most prestigious honor society. The students, who are chosen for having the highest grade point averages in the class, were recognized at a ceremony on January 20 in the law school’s Sheffield Massey Room, an intimate event attended by a […]

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Portraits of Elizabeth Bangs and Douglas Laycock
Making a Difference for Students Leads to Recognition by American Association of Law Schools

Two members of the Texas Law community were recognized by the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) with national awards on Jan. 5, 2023: Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Elizabeth Bangs and the Alice McKean Young Regents Chair Emeritus Douglas Laycock. “The leadership and faculty of Texas Law are extraordinarily talented and extraordinarily student-focused,” said […]

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🤘STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Mary Grace McFarland ’24

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 2L Mary Grace McFarland! Q: What did you do before law school? I went to UT Austin for undergrad and studied Political Communication. After that, I taught fourth- and sixth-grade English and earned my master’s degree in Education before pursuing law school.   Q: What […]

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America Law Institute Centennial Display Highlights Connection with Texas Law

The American Law Institute is marking its 100th anniversary in 2023 with four traveling exhibits that highlight the institute’s groundbreaking and impactful work. One of the four is being showcased at Texas Law, hosted inside the Tarlton Law Library. “I am delighted that our school can be a home for this remarkable tribute,” said Dean Bobby Chesney. “Texas […]

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Associate Dean Shavonne Henderson and guest speaker, Professor Carliss Chatman ’04
Diverse Voices Speaker Series Launches with Legal Scholar 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 […]

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Philosophical Society portraits
Texas Law Faculty and Alumni Elected to Philosophical Society of Texas

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 […]

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Connor Madden
🤘STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Connor Madden ’23

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 […]

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