Alumni News

Three people at the Mentoring Kickoff Reception
Reception Kicks Off 2023 Alumni Mentoring Program

The Texas Law 1L class and their Austin-based alumni mentors gathered at the Austin Public Library for an evening of conversation and refreshments on January 11. This was the kickoff event for the 2023 Alumni Mentoring Program, one of Texas Law’s distinctive features. With over 325 students and alumni in attendance, the night was a […]

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DeMetris Sampson to be Honored by Law School in 2023

DeMetris Sampson ’80, a longtime lawyer and community leader in Dallas, has been named the winner of the Virgil C. Lott Medal for 2023. She will be honored at a ceremony at the School of Law on February 16. Dean Bobby Chesney made the announcement. “The Virgil C. Lott Medal is named after the first […]

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Alia Moses ’86 Makes History in Western District

Alia Moses already made history once, when Pres. George W. Bush nominated her to become the first woman to sit on the bench of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. The alumna from the Texas Law Class of 1986 made history again last month when she became the court’s first […]

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Associate Dean Shavonne Henderson and guest speaker, Professor Carliss Chatman ’04
Diverse Voices Speaker Series Launches with Legal Scholar Carliss Chatman ’04

This fall, Texas Law’s Pipeline Beyond kicked off its Diverse Voices Speaker Series with guest speaker Carliss Chatman ’04. Professor Chatman, who teaches Corporate Law, Contracts, and Professional Responsibility at the Washington and Lee School of Law, presented on innovative solutions to shareholder recovery in derivative litigation. She also reflected on her experiences both at […]

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Texas Law Faculty and Alumni Elected to Philosophical Society of Texas

Five outstanding members of the Texas Law community have been elected to the prestigious Philosophical Society of Texas. The group, led by Dean Bobby Chesney, includes alumni Linda Addison ’76, John B. Beckworth ’83, and John Schwartz ’83, and adjunct professor Evan Young. They are in elite company, as the Philosophical Society elected only 17 […]

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Law Alumnus John Harkey ’86 Inducted into McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame

Texas Law alumnus John Harkey, Jr., BBA ’83, JD ’86, has been inducted into the McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame. The honor recognizes Harkey among those in the Texas McCombs community who display exceptional service to education and human betterment and for distinguished contributions to the university and the business community. He was […]

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From Influential to Up & Coming, Texas Law is Well-Represented in ABBJ Awards

Several Texas Law faculty members and alumni have been chosen to receive 2022 Austin Black Business Journal awards. The publication announced two major awards honoring attorneys: “Most Influential Lawyers” and “Up & Coming Lawyers.” The awards recognize Black professionals in the legal field who have achieved professional excellence and have actively paved the way to […]

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Honoring the Best of the Best of Texas Law Alumni

For more than a century, graduates of The University of Texas School of Law have been leaders in law, public service, and civic leadership, living extraordinary lives that embody the university’s beloved motto, “What starts here changes the world.” Starting in 1958, the Texas Law Alumni Association established an annual award to honor greatness in […]

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