Alumni Focus

Alumni Association Announces 2017 Alumni Award Honorees

Six of Texas Law’s most accomplished and illustrious alumni are being honored this October by the Texas Law Alumni Association and Dean Ward Farnsworth. Legendary Austin lawyer and civic leader Frank Denius ’49 will receive the Association’s Award for Lifetime Achievement. Houston-based JoAnn Lee ’83, an Assistant General Counsel for Exxon Mobil, will be honored as Outstanding […]

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Gregg Costa Rises Through Ranks

In a unanimous vote (97-0), the U.S. Senate confirmed in May loyal Longhorn Gregg Costa, ’99, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The second youngest judge currently serving on a federal court of appeals bench, Costa brings unique perspective to his new role.

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Kimberly Bowers: From GC to CEO

When Bowers, ’91, said “I’m wearing jeans right now” during a Monday morning call from her corporate office, it personified her No. 1 priority as the new CEO of CST Brands — she wants to create an environment that prioritizes company morale, and build a robust retail culture.

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Darren Walker: A Serendipitous Climb to the Top

Darren Walker, ’86, attributes his journey into the world of philanthropy to serendipity, but with years of hard work and dedication, Walker has proven that drive, determination and passion for public service can, and will, carry you to a career at the top.

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All In the Family

Hector De Leon, ’73, lives another chapter of his American dream as he passes management of his firm on to his son Ben, ’04.

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Lives Worth Living

Sheri Soltes, ’84, has put her legal education and experience to an unusual use: training rescued shelter dogs to be service animals and companions for disabled people.

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A Natural Evolution

Scott Dahl, ’88, is the new inspector general at the Smithsonian Institution, whose collections—and zoo!—he has loved since he was a child.

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An Open Mind

Allison Lerner, ’89, inspector general for the National Science Foundation, has found meaning in a legal career that’s taken her from Washington, D.C., to Antarctica and back.

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