Alumni News

Four Young Alumni Receive National Postgraduate Fellowships

Three members of the Class of 2021, along with a 2020 Texas Law alumna, have received national postgraduate fellowships to work for the public good. “It’s a prestigious honor for our Texas Law graduates starting their public interest legal careers to receive these fellowships,” said Mary Murphy, public interest career counselor with the Career Services […]

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Alumni Association Announces 2021 Alumni Award Honorees

Four of Texas Law’s most accomplished and distinguished alumni will be honored this September by the Texas Law Alumni Association and Dean Ward Farnsworth. Texas Law’s late trailblazer Julius Whittier ’80 will also be honored with a special memorial tribute. The awards were announced by Alumni Association President Milam F. Newby ’03. “The Alumni Awards […]

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Four Texas Law Alumni to Serve on San Antonio Bar Association Board of Directors

Texas Law alumni Dave Evans ’01, Lorraine Efron ’88, Grant McFarland ’91, and Jaime Vasquez ’08 have been elected to the 2021-2022 Board of Directors for the San Antonio Bar Association (SABA). Pictured above, from left: Dave Evans, Grant McFarland, Jaime Vasquez, Lorraine Efron The association is San Antonio’s largest voluntary bar organization of attorneys and […]

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Betty Balli Torres ’85 Honored with National 2021 Innovations in Equal Justice Award

Betty Balli Torres ’85, executive director of the Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF), won a national award from the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) for her work in ensuring access to justice for Texans in creative and innovative ways. Torres was presented with the NLADA’s 2021 Innovations in Equal Justice Award for […]

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Jill Seeber ’00 Opens Mabel Center Dedicated to Asylum Claims

Texas Law alumna Jill Seeber ’00 has opened a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Boston, MA, dedicated to “free and full legal representation for asylum-seekers with complex cases that existing legal services organizations are unable to accept.” The nonprofit, named Mabel Center for Immigrant Justice, began operations in October 2020. Seeber, whose early career was […]

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ABA Honors Neal Manne ’80 with 2021 John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Award

The American Bar Association’s Litigation Section honored Neal Manne ’80 with its John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Award on May 7 at the organization’s national meeting. The ABA’s award recognizes Manne for his decades of pro bono work on cases seeking equal justice under the law. The award is named for Judge Wisdom, […]

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