Maya Shankar

IN MEMORIAM: John Wells Fainter ’63

John Wells Fainter, a double longhorn who dedicated over fifty years of service to Texas, passed away on August 29, 2020. He received his B.A. in 1962 and graduated from Texas Law in 1963. Fainter has served the state as an investigator for the State Securities Board, an Assistant Attorney General, the First Assistant Attorney […]

Read More
IN MEMORIAM: Robert Manley Parker ’64

The legal community and Texas Law are mourning the loss of Judge Robert Manley Parker ’64. Judge Parker was a double Longhorn, earning his B.B.A. in 1961 and his law degree in 1964. After graduating from Texas Law and spending a year in Washington D.C., Parker returned to East Texas to begin his legendary career […]

Read More
Texas Law’s Successful 2020 Moot Court Season

The University of Texas School of Law had a remarkably successful 2020 Moot Court Season, both before and after the novel coronavirus disrupted many competitions across the country. The Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, widely recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent moot court competitions, took place the first weekend of March. It promotes and […]

Read More
Texas Law Welcomes Incoming Public Interest Scholars, Members of the Class of 2023

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law is proud to welcome first year students Alyse Munrose, Nicole Steinberg, and Sally Vandenberg – recipients of scholarships awarded to incoming students who have a demonstrated commitment to social justice. The scholars are selected through a competitive process, including an interview with a faculty selection committee. […]

Read More
The 2020 Texas Bar Foundation Awards

Every year, the Texas Bar Foundation hosts a dinner reception to honor those in the legal field who personify the highest standards in the profession. This year, however, due to the unusual circumstances of the pandemic, the Foundation was unable to hold the usual celebratory event. The Foundation posted the award recipients on their website, […]

Read More
Celebrating Mothers at Texas Law

Being a mother isn’t easy. Law school isn’t easy. Doing both at the same time takes a special kind of strength and perseverance. Today we honor mothers worldwide and at Texas Law, and what better way than to hear directly from them? Read Q&A’s with a few of our law students who are also mothers […]

Read More
🤘STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Michael Vance

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet soon-to-be graduate Michael Vance, the current Vice President of the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society! Q: What do you like most about working with TMLS? As the Vice President of TMLS, I enjoy having a hand in creating a positive and nurturing environment for the members […]

Read More
🤘STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Thaisa Howorth ’21

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 2L Thaisa Howorth, who has a dual degree in social work and designed the Texas Law Self-Care Resources website! Q: How do you think your dual degree in social work will impact your law career? My social work education informs my role as an advocate […]

Read More
Women’s History at Texas Law 2020

As this year’s Women’s History Month comes to an end, we reflect on the remarkable women who shaped and continue to shape Texas Law. Check out this presentation to learn about and celebrate just a few of our many accomplished alumnae and students who continue to raise the bar for excellence in the legal world […]

Read More
🤘STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Amber Magee ’20

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 3L Amber Magee, the current President of the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society! Q: So Amber, what does life after Texas Law look like for you? Leaving Texas Law will be the first time I leave this campus since I started at UT in 2013. I […]

Read More