Category: Alumni Focus

  • Portrait of William Mahomes Jr. in a blue suit with a red tie, in front of brown wall.
    Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Texas Law alumnus William “Bill” Mahomes, Jr. ’72 to the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents for a six-year term that will expire on Feb. 1, 2027. He was first appointed to the Board of Regents in 2015. Mahomes is currently a Partner with Bracewell LLP in Dallas, and […]
  • Oath of Office document
    Today, much is known about the pioneering men and women who fought for the rightful place of Black students at The University of Texas and the School of Law. The names of Heman Marion Sweatt, Gloria Bradford, and Virgil Lott are revered for their respective roles in breaking the color barrier at Texas Law in […]
  • Headshots of 28 alumni and text that reads, "Texas Law Alumni - Changing the World and Making History"
    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 […]
  • 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 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 […]
  • 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 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 […]
  • Portrait of Hon. Hilda Tagle, wearing glasses, pearl earrings and a pearl necklace.
    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 […]
  • Austin Under 40 Awards graphic
    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 […]
  • Yolanda Cornejo Garcia '99, Lori Browne '99
    When Sidley Austin litigator Yolanda Cornejo Garcia ’99 took on a case for client Forterra Inc., there was a familiar name in the mix: Forterra’s General Counsel, Lori Browne ’99.  “Lori and I began our legal journey together in the same section at Texas Law in Fall 1996,” Cornejo Garcia said. “And twenty years later, it […]