Alumni Focus

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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Portrait of Hon. Hilda Tagle, wearing glasses, pearl earrings and a pearl necklace.
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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Austin Under 40 Awards graphic
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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Archival image of Reynaldo Garza
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 on Zoom
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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