Alumni Focus

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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Headshots of 28 alumni and text that reads, "Texas Law Alumni - Changing the World and Making History"
Celebrating Black History Month and Our World-Changing Alumni

During Black History Month, we are recognizing the excellence and achievements of Texas Law alumni who are impacting society today in Texas and beyond! Read on to learn more about some of our remarkable alumni who started here and are changing the world.  Arleas Upton Kea is the Deputy to the Chairman for External Affairs […]

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Portrait of Aisha Nawaz Hagen and Lars Hagen
Lawyers in Love 2021

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 […]

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Gloria Bradford in her 1954 Senior Law Composite. Courtesy of the Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin.
A Profile in Courage: Gloria Katrina Bradford

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 […]

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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.
Trailblazing Lawhorn Julius Whittier Immortalized on Campus

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 […]

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