Category: Alumni News

  • Photo of four alumni with hook 'em hands
    Five extraordinary Texas Law alumni were recognized at a gala ceremony on April 14 in downtown Austin. This year’s edition of the annual celebration of alumni greatness, presented by the Texas Law Alumni Association, unfolded over three festive hours, in a ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel. This year, the event also served as the […]
  • Women's History Month 2023
    The women of Texas Law have been ground-breakers, leaders, and high achievers throughout our history, including several alumnae we recognize in honor of Women’s History Month. Reflecting on how their experience at Texas Law helped lead them to success in their lives and careers, read on to get to know Linda Addison ’75, Brittany Castillo […]
  • Portrait of Adrienne Nelson with yellow flowers in background
    On Feb. 15, 2023, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Texas Law alumna Adrienne C. Nelson to the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, making her the first Black woman jurist in Oregon to serve on the federal bench. Her term begins immediately. This isn’t the first ground-breaking role for Nelson, a member […]
  • Eliot Cotton
    As we continue to honor Black History Month, we highlight Eliot Cotton ’10, who talked to us about career, his experiences in law school, and his advice for today’s students. Mr. Cotton has been with Riverstone Holdings LLC in New York for more than five years and serves as the firm’s general counsel focused on […]
  • Lawyers in Love Thumbnail
    Texas Law has proven to provide more than just a world-class legal education. The evidence lies in these stories of attorneys whose paths first crossed in law school. Some were engaged by the time they graduated, while others took years to connect. The stories we’re sharing this year feature alumni who are celebrating their reunion […]
  • Judge Diane Wood
    Diane P. Wood ’75, Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, has been named the new Director of The American Law Institute. The announcement was made yesterday by the ALI president David F. Levi. Judge Wood, who will be the first woman to lead the century-old organization when she […]
  • Three people at the Mentoring Kickoff Reception
    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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Associate Dean Shavonne Henderson and guest speaker, Professor 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 […]
  • Philosophical Society portraits
    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 […]
  • John Harkey headshot
    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 […]