Author: Robyn Lindenberg

  • 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 […]
  • Texas Law logo, with an orange background and white letters.
    Exciting changes to the Texas Law Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) will go into effect September 1, 2020, raising the salary cap so that more graduates will be able to participate in this program. Since 2009, the Texas Law LRAP has helped hundreds of Texas Law alumni embark on public service careers. LRAP makes available […]
  • Prof. Richard Albert speaking into a microphone while standing in front of a wooden podium
    Professor Richard Albert has a new op-ed in The Hill arguing that the Constitution’s gendered and racist language “weakens rather than enhances the feeling of belonging that a constitution should generate among a country’s citizens.” Prof. Albert, the William Stamps Farish Professor in Law, is an expert in comparative constitutional studies and writes extensively about […]
  • Darren Walker, wearing a blue suit, standing on a balcony in New York City
    Ford Foundation President Darren Walker ’86—a double Longhorn, a two-time Law Alumni Award winner, and a Texas Exes Distinguished Alumnus Awardee—has a new New York Times op-ed arguing that, to preserve the American dream of upward mobility, the beneficiaries of an existentially flawed system must be willing to give up some of the benefits it […]
  • Texas Law logo, with an orange background and white letters.
    Dean Ward Farnsworth sent the message below to alumni on June 8, 2020. Dear alumni, This is a challenging time for our country, our state, and our school.  First, of course, it is a time of intense social and political turmoil and soul-searching.  Last Monday, President Hartzell sent this note to the University community.  I followed it with a message to […]
  • Darren Walker ’86, President of the Ford Foundation, participated in Thursday’s Time 100 Talks addressing philanthropy’s role in the movement for racial justice. Walker is a Texas Exes Distinguished Alumnus Awardee, the highest honor given by his alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin, and winner of the 2019 Texas Law Outstanding Alumni Award.  […]
  • Three photos in wall plaque honoring Virgil C. Lott '53
    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 […]
  • Graphic with three women fists on the right and the phrase "To the firsts, the nows, and the nexts..." written in dark blue cursive on the top left, and a Texas Law logo on the bottom.
    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 […]
  • Portrait of Virgil C. Lott in a circle frame
    During Black History Month we are recognizing excellence and the pioneering spirit of Texas Law alumni who changed the world and made history. Read on to meet some of the first African-American graduates of Texas Law. You can learn about their lives and accomplishments in more detail here.   The case of Sweatt v. Painter […]
  • Shifali Kohli and Vinay Kohli
    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! Did you meet your significant other at the Law School? Send your story to! Ann Gill Howard & John Howard, Class of 1988 We met the […]
  • Portrait of Annabeth Reeb, pictured at the law school building
    For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 3L Annabeth Reeb, who serves as Student Bar Association President! Q: How has serving as the Student Bar Association President impacted your experience in the Texas Law community? I am so incredibly thankful for this position. It has given me the opportunity to get to […]
  • Cody Akins, Ashley Alcantara, Allison Wright and Enrique Ramirez-Martinez.
    Texas Law is proud to share that the class of 2020 Chris Marshall Endowed Presidential Scholarships were awarded to four outstanding students. These scholarships are given annually to third-year students who have distinguished themselves academically and plan to remain in Texas after graduation to practice public service law in non-profit, government or legislative positions. We […]