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Pierce Smith ’20 Named Grand Prize Winner of the American Bar Association Maritime Writing Award

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 […]

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VIDEO: Sunflower Ceremony 2020

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 […]

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New Books from Texas Law Faculty

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 […]

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One of East Austin’s Most Legendary Families

Many in the Texas Law community are familiar with Virgil C. Lott’s story. In 1953, Lott became the first African American to graduate from The University of Texas Law School and was the first African American to sit on the bench of an Austin court. Today the law school honors Lott’s achievements and memory by […]

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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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Prof. Nelia Robbi Honored at the Austin Bar Foundation Gala

Texas Law Professor Nelia Robbi ’07 has been honored with the 2020 Joseph C. Parker Diversity Award. Prof. Robbi was presented with the award at the Austin Bar Foundation annual gala ceremony on January 25 at the Omni Hotel at Barton Creek Resort. “We are so thrilled to see Nelia honored for her commitment to equality […]

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Prof. Albert Elected to Chair of the Section on Scholarship

Professor Richard Albert has begun his term as the elected Chair of the Section on Scholarship in the American Association of Law Schools (AALS). He recently completed his term as Chair of the Section on Comparative Law. The Section on Scholarship promotes scholarly research and dialogue among members of the Association, and seeks to create […]

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