Maya Shankar

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, […]

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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 […]

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šŸ¤˜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 […]

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šŸ¤˜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 […]

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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 […]

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šŸ¤˜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 […]

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Noorulanne Jan ’21 Awarded Access to Justice Scholarship

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law hosted its annual “Color of Justice” program on Wednesday, February 5 in the Eidman Courtroom. There the National Association of Women Judges, co-sponsor of the program, awarded second-year Texas Law student Noorulanne Jan with the Access to Justice scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to a […]

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šŸ¤˜STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: William Zakhary ’21

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 2L William Zakhary, Society Coordinator for the Martinez Society! Q: So William, why did you choose Texas Law for your degree? When I came onto UT’s campus as a Freshman in 2014, Texas Law seemed like an impossible goal that would never be within my […]

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Firm Uses Pro Bono Windfall to Create New Scholarship

When members of the Austin office of Fish & Richardson decided to take the case of Mallika Das, their focus was fighting for a basic right Ms. Das had been denied: the right to have an interpreter assist her in casting a vote. The principle was so important to Fish & Richardson partnersā€”and Texas Law […]

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