Author: Reagan Robinson

  • Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, headshots of three winners
    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 […]
  • Portrait of Hon. Hilda Tagle, wearing glasses, pearl earrings and a pearl necklace.
    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 […]
  • Portrait of 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 […]
  • Yolanda Cornejo Garcia '99, Lori Browne '99
    When Sidley Austin litigator Yolanda Cornejo Garcia ’99 took on a case for client Forterra Inc., there was a familiar name in the mix: Forterra’s General Counsel, Lori Browne ’99.  “Lori 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 […]
  • Portrait of 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 […]
  • Screenshot of first ever virtual jury trial on Zoom
    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 […]
  • Portrait of Isaac B. Villarreal
    Isaac B. Villarreal ‘18, Texas Law’s first LL.M. to clerk for a federal court, has achieved another milestone, securing a clerkship at the Texas Supreme Court, with Justice Eva Guzman. Villarreal began his legal career studying law at the prestigious Tecnológico de Monterrey, in Mexico. While there, he interned at a State Trial Court and […]
  • Headshot of Pierce Smith, wearing glasses and a suit with a blue and pink polka dot tie.
    The Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section 2020 Law Student Writing Competition announced Texas Law’s Pierce Smith ’20 as the Grand Prize Winner. Pierce Smith’s winning piece is titled Steering Through the Coronavirus Crisis: A Beginner’s Gander at Assessing the Strategic Importance of Maritime-Lien Law […]
  • Graphic of the Sunflower Ceremony 2020, written in orange letters with a faded sunflower in the background.
    The Law School celebrated the class of 2020, their family and friends, and the school’s leadership and faculty on Saturday, May 23, with a livestreamed Sunflower Ceremony. The student speaker was Permanent Class President for the Class of ’20, Annie Bennett, and the commencement address was delivered by the Honorable Robert Pitman ’88. Watch the […]
  • Portrait of The Honorable Robert Pitman, who is wearing glasses and a blue, purple, and white striped tie.
    The Texas Law Class of 2020, along with their families and friends and the law school leadership and faculty were treated to an encouraging address from The Honorable Robert Pitman ’88 at the virtual commencement ceremony on May 23, 2020. Judge Pitman received his masters degree from the University of Oxford and received a J.D. […]
  • Portrait of Dean Ward Farnsworth on the right with the cover of his book, "Farnsworth's Classical English Style" written in green with a graphic of an eagle
    A number of Texas Law faculty members have recently published new books covering a broad range of topics. Read on to get a glimpse of the new books written by our world-class faculty.  The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Constitutions  The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Constitutions by Richard Albert can be found here. The Oxford Handbook […]
  • This year’s list of the Ten Best Corporate and Securities Law Articles, selected by an annual poll of corporate and securities law academics, includes an article co-authored by Texas Law Professor Henry T. C. Hu. Hu holds the Allan Shivers Chair in the Law of Banking and Finance. The top ten articles were chosen from […]