Reagan Robinson

San Antonio Bar Association
Four Texas Law Alumni to Serve on San Antonio Bar Association Board of Directors

Texas Law alumni Dave Evans ’01, Lorraine Efron ’88, Grant McFarland ’91, and Jaime Vasquez ’08 have been elected to the 2021-2022 Board of Directors for the San Antonio Bar Association (SABA). Pictured above, from left: Dave Evans, Grant McFarland, Jaime Vasquez, Lorraine Efron The association is San Antonio’s largest voluntary bar organization of attorneys and […]

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Betty Balli Torres ’85 Honored with National 2021 Innovations in Equal Justice Award

Betty Balli Torres ’85, executive director of the Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF), won a national award from the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) for her work in ensuring access to justice for Texans in creative and innovative ways. Torres was presented with the NLADA’s 2021 Innovations in Equal Justice Award for […]

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Headshot of Neal S. Manne ’80
ABA Honors Neal Manne ’80 with 2021 John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Award

The American Bar Association’s Litigation Section honored Neal Manne ’80 with its John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Award on May 7 at the organization’s national meeting. The ABA’s award recognizes Manne for his decades of pro bono work on cases seeking equal justice under the law. The award is named for Judge Wisdom, […]

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Texas Law Team Takes Second at National Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition

Texas Law students took second place at the 29th annual Conrad B. Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, hosted by St. John’s University and the American Bankruptcy Institute, Feb. 27 – March 1, 2021.  The Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition is widely recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent moot court competitions. The second place team […]

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Portrait of Hon. Hilda Tagle, wearing glasses, pearl earrings and a pearl necklace.
Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

Our celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas Law is drawing to a close, and though we weren’t able to single out every one of the thousands of outstanding lawyers and leaders of Hispanic heritage who got their start at Texas Law and who have made our community stronger, over the past weeks we […]

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Portrait of Prof. Lee Kovarsky
Getting to Know Prof. Lee Kovarsky

Lee Kovarsky joins the Texas Law faculty as the Bryant Smith Chair in Law. A leading scholar of the death penalty and habeas corpus, his teaching and writing focus on civil and criminal procedure, criminal justice, federal jurisdiction, and conflicts of law. A native Texan, Prof. Kovarsky received his B.A. in Political Science and Economics […]

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Portrait of Prof. Steve Collis
Getting to Know Prof. Steve Collis

New clinical professor Steve Collis joins the Texas Law faculty as the founding director of the Bech-Loughlin First Amendment Center and the school’s new Law and Religion Clinic. His expertise on religion and the law has made him a sought-after speaker for both academic and lay audiences all across the United States, including diplomats from […]

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Nation’s First Virtual Criminal Jury Trial

The nation’s first-ever virtual criminal jury trial took place on August 11 on Zoom, and Texas Law alum Carl Guthrie ’17 was there representing the defendant. Guthrie, along with the non-profit that he co-founded, the Texas Poverty Law Project (TPLP), represented a client accused of speeding in a construction zone. Guthrie’s client was ultimately found […]

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Portraits of Alistair Dawson, Garret Brawley, and Parth Gejji
Fifth Circuit Upholds $438M Antitrust Judgment for Beck Redden

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a judgment for nearly $440 million in favor of Beck Redden Client HP, Inc. The winning Beck Redden team included Texas Law alumni Alistair Dawson ’89 (a Beck Redden Partner), Garret Brawley ’16 (a firm Associate), and Parth Gejji ’13 (a firm […]

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