Alumni News

Texas Law Spotlights Alumni for Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), Texas Law celebrates our students, staff, and alumni of Hispanic descent. The professional, historical, and cultural contributions of the Latinx community have had a positive impact on the legal profession, and many of these leaders got their start here on the Forty Acres. […]

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Shavonne Henderson
Associate Dean Shavonne Henderson Recognized as Diversity Leader

Texas Law Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Shavonne Henderson ’05 has been selected as a 2022 recipient of the Texas Diversity Council‘s Top Women Lawyer Award. The award recognizes Henderson as a leader in the legal profession who shows commitment to diversity and community well-being. “I am honored and grateful that organizations […]

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Carrin Patman
Carrin Patman ’82 Appointed Ambassador of Iceland

Houston attorney and civic leader Carrin Patman ’82 is the new United States ambassador to the Republic of Iceland. Patman was nominated by President Joe Biden for the position – which is officially titled Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary – and was confirmed by a voice vote of the U.S. Senate on August 7, 2022. “I’m […]

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Mike Perrin ’71 Honored With Texas Exes Distinguished Alumnus Award

Michael W. “Mike” Perrin ’71 has been selected to receive the 2022 Texas Exes Distinguished Alumnus Award, continuing a long tradition of representation from Texas Law alumni.  The Distinguished Alumnus Award—the highest recognition bestowed by the university’s alumni association—was created in 1958 to honor alumni who have distinguished themselves in their profession, community, and through […]

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Texas Law Alumnus Darren Walker ’86 Receives France’s Highest Cultural Honor

Texas Law alumnus Darren Walker ’86, president of the Ford Foundation, is the recipient of France’s highest cultural honor. Walker was named commander of France’s Order of Arts and Letters for his work in supporting social justice through funding the arts. “Being in this firmament is absolutely humbling,” Walker told The Associated Press upon receiving […]

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Texas Law Graduates Receive Prestigious Public Service Fellowships

Six graduates from the Class of 2022, along with two 2021 Texas Law alumnae, have received national postgraduate fellowships to work for the public good. The recent graduates are: Michelle Juma, Carolina Rivera Nelson, Zoraima Pelaez, Liam Veazey, Veronikah Warms, and Samantha Westrum. Jill Applegate and Chloe Kempf represent the Texas Law Class of 2021. […]

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Father's Day 2022 - Four families
Texas Law Honors Dads on Father’s Day

For the majority of our students, their decision to embark on the three-year law school journey has had a personal impact, but for those who are parents, it is a decision that affects the whole family. At this year’s Sunflower Ceremony, some of our graduates displayed that family commitment as they walked the stage with […]

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Class President Emma Culotta Delivers Remarks at 2022 Sunflower Ceremony

Emma Culotta, permanent class president for the Texas Law Class of 2022, shared inspiring remarks at the Sunflower Ceremony on May 21, 2022. She reflected on the three-year journey that she and her classmates embarked upon in the pre-COVID era, using an analogy of a grueling Ironman competition. Culotta shared experiences of the past three […]

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