Alumni News

Belinda Johnson ’91 Named First COO of Airbnb

Double-Longhorn Belinda Johnson — BA ’88 and JD ’91 — was announced today as the first-ever Chief Operating Officer of Airbnb, the global start-up superstar currently valued at $31B. The news was made public this morning by Airbnb founder and CEO Brian Chesky, on the Airbnb website. “The COO is one of the most critical positions […]

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Budd Innocence Center Launches

Thanks to a gift from a former prosecutor and her husband, The University of Texas School of Law is opening the Budd Innocence Center to educate law students and improve the criminal justice system by enabling students and faculty to help Texas prisoners seek exoneration for crimes they did not commit. The Budd Innocence Center […]

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Nicole Cásarez ’79 on “The Joy of Lawyering”

The Class of 2020 spent their first morning of law school with an all-star collection of Texas Law luminaries, including Dean Ward Farnsworth and Associate Dean Robert Chesney, and they took the Oath of Professionalism, administered by the Hon. Debra Lehrmann ’82, Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court. But the emotional highlight of the […]

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James J. Aycock ’69 Honored by Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section

James Aycock, a shareholder with the San Antonio firm Langley & Banack, Inc.,  received the Distinguished Probate Attorney Lifetime Achievement Award from the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas ( The honor was presented to Aycock at the Advanced Estate Planning & Probate course in Houston on June […]

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Alumni Association Names 2016 Alumni Award Recipients

Six of Texas Law’s most accomplished, illustrious alumni are being honored this September by the Texas Law Alumni Association and Dean Ward Farnsworth. Former United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison ’67 will receive the Association’s Award for Lifetime Achievement. Austin attorney Patton G. Lochridge ’76 will be honored as Outstanding Alumnus. Senior U.S. District Court Judge […]

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