Alumni News

Fifth Circuit Upholds $438M Antitrust Judgment for Beck Redden

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a judgment for nearly $440 million in favor of Beck Redden Client HP, Inc. The winning Beck Redden team included Texas Law alumni Alistair Dawson ’89 (a Beck Redden Partner), Garret Brawley ’16 (a firm Associate), and Parth Gejji ’13 (a firm […]

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IN MEMORIAM: Steve Susman ’65

The legal world, along with the extended Texas Law community, is mourning the loss of Steve Susman ’65. Susman was one of a small handful of people to have played a meaningful role in almost every aspect of the law school’s existence: as the son of a pioneering alumna, Helene Daily ’34; as a top […]

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“Are You Willing to Give Up Your Privilege?” Asks Darren Walker ’86 in the New York Times Opinion

Ford Foundation President Darren Walker ’86—a double Longhorn, a two-time Law Alumni Award winner, and a Texas Exes Distinguished Alumnus Awardee—has a new New York Times op-ed arguing that, to preserve the American dream of upward mobility, the beneficiaries of an existentially flawed system must be willing to give up some of the benefits it […]

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The 2020 Texas Bar Foundation Awards

Every year, the Texas Bar Foundation hosts a dinner reception to honor those in the legal field who personify the highest standards in the profession. This year, however, due to the unusual circumstances of the pandemic, the Foundation was unable to hold the usual celebratory event. The Foundation posted the award recipients on their website, […]

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Darren Walker ’86 on How Philanthropy Can Help Achieve Racial Justice

Darren Walker ’86, President of the Ford Foundation, participated in Thursday’s Time 100 Talks addressing philanthropy’s role in the movement for racial justice. Walker is a Texas Exes Distinguished Alumnus Awardee, the highest honor given by his alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin, and winner of the 2019 Texas Law Outstanding Alumni Award.  […]

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One of East Austin’s Most Legendary Families

Many in the Texas Law community are familiar with Virgil C. Lott’s story. In 1953, Lott became the first African American to graduate from The University of Texas Law School and was the first African American to sit on the bench of an Austin court. Today the law school honors Lott’s achievements and memory by […]

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Lawyers in Love 2020

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! Did you meet your significant other at the Law School? Send your story to communications@law.utexas.edu! Ann Gill Howard & John Howard, Class of 1988 We met the […]

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Prof. Nelia Robbi Honored at the Austin Bar Foundation Gala

Texas Law Professor Nelia Robbi ’07 has been honored with the 2020 Joseph C. Parker Diversity Award. Prof. Robbi was presented with the award at the Austin Bar Foundation annual gala ceremony on January 25 at the Omni Hotel at Barton Creek Resort. “We are so thrilled to see Nelia honored for her commitment to equality […]

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