Maya Shankar

šŸ¤˜STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: John C. Ruff ’22

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 2L John C. Ruff, Pro Bono Scholar and Staff Editor of The American Journal of Criminal LawĀ andĀ The Review of Litigation! Q: Won’t you tell us about some of your activities at the law school? I’m a Pro Bono Scholar with the Mithoff Pro Bono Program. […]

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šŸ¤˜STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Barbara Di Castro Pimenta ’23

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 1L Barbara Di Castro Pimenta, member of the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law and the Chicano/Hispanic Law Students Association! Q: What sorts of things are you engaged in at law school? As a 1L I have tried to not overwhelm myself with […]

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šŸ¤˜STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: John Goodman II ’23

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 1L John Goodman II, member of the Federalist Society and an Anglican minister in the Rio Grande Valley! Q: Hi John! Would you tell us a bit about what sorts of activities you’ve been engaged in at the law school? I joined the Federalist Society […]

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šŸ¤˜STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Caroline Burks ’22

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 2L Caroline Burks, managing editor of the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, director of development for The Review of Litigation, former co-president of Texas Law Disability Alliance, Cybersecurity Graduate Fellow, and Brumley Next Generation Fellow! Q: Wow, you have held an impressive array of leadership […]

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šŸ¤˜STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Miatta Echetebu ’21

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 3L Miatta Echetebu, Coordinator of the law school’s Women of Color Collective and a legal clerk for the NAACP Texas State Conference! Q: What is your biggest motivator in pursuing this career? A: My daughter! If it wasn’t for her, I never would have pushed […]

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šŸ¤˜STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Sergio Cavazos

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 2L Sergio Cavazos, who works at the Texas Legislature! Q: Can you tell us about your experience working at the Texas Legislature? Iā€™ve worked at the Texas Legislature since 2013 and currently serve as Director of the House Committee on Insurance. In the past, Iā€™ve […]

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From Classmate to Client: Cornejo Garcia ’99 Wins $100M Defense for Browne ’99

When Sidley Austin litigator Yolanda Cornejo Garcia ’99Ā took on a case for client Forterra Inc., there was a familiar name in the mix: Forterra’s General Counsel, Lori Browne ’99. Ā ā€œLori and I began our legal journey together in the same section at Texas Law in Fall 1996,” Cornejo Garcia said. “And twenty years later, it […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 nationā€™s preeminent moot court competitions, took place the first weekend of March. It promotes and […]

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