Alumni Focus

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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Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

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 […]

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Texas Law Shines at Austin’s “40 Under 40” Awards Once Again

For 20 years, Austin’s Young Women’s Alliance and  Young Men’s Business League have partnered to honor the best and brightest of the Capital City’s rising stars, bestowing the “40 Under 40” Awards to “emerging professionals and their mentors who are making an impact in our community.” Many law school alumni have been recipients of the award, beginning with […]

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The Honorable Reynaldo Guerra Garza ’39

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 […]

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Screenshot of first ever virtual jury trial
Nation’s First Virtual Criminal Jury Trial

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 […]

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Fifth Circuit Upholds $438M Antitrust Judgment for Beck Redden

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a judgment for nearly $440 million in favor of Beck Redden Client HP, Inc. The winning Beck Redden team included Texas Law alumni Alistair Dawson ’89 (a Beck Redden Partner), Garret Brawley ’16 (a firm Associate), and Parth Gejji ’13 (a firm […]

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IN MEMORIAM: Steve Susman ’65

The legal world, along with the extended Texas Law community, is mourning the loss of Steve Susman ’65. Susman was one of a small handful of people to have played a meaningful role in almost every aspect of the law school’s existence: as the son of a pioneering alumna, Helene Daily ’34; as a top […]

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