Author: Robyn Lindenberg

  • Texas Law continued an old tradition on March 31, but gave it a new twist. Every year, the school invites scholarship supporters to come to campus to meet with students and be recognized by the dean. It’s a chance for those supporters—often alumni or the surviving family and friends of past donors—to learn what scholarships […]
  • Portrait of Aisha Nawaz Hagen and Lars Hagen
    Texas Law didn’t just give these couples a world-class legal education—it gave them their families! Happy Valentine’s Day from Texas Law and from these lawyers in love! Julie Ferguson ’95 & Scott Breedlove ’94 SB: Julie Ferguson ’95 and I overlapped at UT for six years but did’t meet until her fourth and my final […]
  • Betty Blackwell ’80 and Judge Tim Sulak ’78 received the Distinguished Lawyer Award in the 2021 Austin Bar Foundation Virtual Gala.
    The Austin Bar Foundation held its annual gala on January 28, honoring six Austin lawyers and judges for their professional excellence and service to the community. Four of the 2021 honorees are Texas Law alumni. Betty Blackwell ’80 and Judge Tim Sulak ’78 were each recipients of a Distinguished Lawyer Award, Judge Aurora Martinez Jones […]
  • Gloria Bradford in her 1954 Senior Law Composite. Courtesy of the Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin.
    During Black History Month, the Law School is recognizing the central role of impactful Black figures in our past, present, and future, highlighting their achievements and celebrating their successes. One such pioneering figure is Gloria Bradford ’54—a contemporary of Heman Sweatt and Virgil Lott—the first African American woman to graduate from Texas Law, the first to […]
  • Portrait of Prof. Karen Engle
    A new report from the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice finds that Austin’s Latinx construction workers have suffered outsized consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic because of the city’s economic growth and related political decisions, including a mandate to allow construction work to continue during the coronavirus pandemic’s outset. According to […]
  • Portrait of Tim Delaney, smiling at the camera wearing glasses and a light blue shirt with a patterned tie.
    Tim Delaney ’83, President and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits (NCN), is a seasoned attorney and policy advocate, daily applying his diverse experiences to help advance charitable nonprofits across the country. He recently sat down with the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service to discuss his career path and how his time […]
  • Portrait of Melissa Wasserman, wearing a white shirt and dark jacket with her right hand on her hip.
    Melissa Feeney Wasserman, the Charles Tilford McCormick Professor of Law, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Law & Economics Association (ALEA). Her term begins January 1, 2021. The ALEA is an organization comprised of law and economics scholars “dedicated to the advancement of economic understanding of law and […]
  • Statue of Julius Whittier from the front, wearing a Texas football jersey with the numbers 67 on front, holding his helmet in the air in his left hand.
    Julius Whittier—a larger-than-life trailblazer as Texas’ first Black letterman, a member of the 1970 National Championship team, a Texas Law alum, and a triple Longhorn—has been honored with a larger-than-life bronze statue in the north end of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The 12-and-a-half-foot tall bronze sculpture, depicting Whittier from his playing days with his […]
  • Portrait of Prof. John A. Robertson, wearing glasses, a blue shirt and jacket with a peach tie.
    A new exhibit now open at the Blanton Museum showcases the late Professor John A. Robertson’s dynamic and highly personal collection of artworks on paper. Professor Robertson, a beloved a member of the Law School faculty for over 35 years and holder of the Vinson & Elkins Chair, was a leading scholar of bioethics, among […]
  • Portrait of Michele Deitch, wearing glasses, a blue blazer, and a blue necklace.
    A new report from the LBJ School of Public Affairs reveals that Texas has had more COVID-19 infections and deaths among incarcerated people and staff than any other state in the country. Professor Michele Deitch, who holds a joint appointment as a distinguished senior lecturer at the LBJ School and the School of Law, is […]
  • Portrait of Carl Guthrie, wearing a gray blazer and a blue and gray tie.
    “What starts here changes the world” is more than a catchphrase for Carl Guthrie ’17. After graduating with honors, and winning the prestigious Niemann Cup for his accomplishments as a student in trial advocacy, Guthrie promptly started a remarkable non-profit, the Texas Poverty Law Project (TPLP); opened his own law office; took an adjunct teaching […]
  • Archival image of Reynaldo Garza
    It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month through October 15, when Americans honor the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans and the heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. Although we aren’t able to single out every one of the thousands of outstanding lawyers and leaders of Hispanic heritage who got their start at […]