At the Law School

New Courtyard and Plaza Give the Law School a New Look

This article is reprinted with permission from the Alcalde, the official publication of the Texas Exes. Not so long ago, driving along the northeastern corner of campus, it was easy to miss the brutalist white stone structure at 727 East Dean Keeton. That’s Townes Hall, home of The University of Texas School of Law. However, thanks to last […]

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🤘 STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Blake Cleary ’24

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet the class of 2024’s Blake Cleary! Q: What inspired you to pursue a legal education? Weirdly, I was teaching English in Turkey and was going through conversation practice with one of my students who told me about the day to day life her father had […]

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The exterior doors of Townes Hall at the University of Texas School of Law, with an inscription chiseled above: "That they may truly and impartially administer justice."
Texas Law Announces Guaranteed Summer Funding

In Spring 2022, Texas Law will launch the Summer Public Service Program (SPSP), which will provide a stipend to every student working in an unpaid summer internship in the public sector, including nonprofits, government organizations, and legislative offices in the U.S. and abroad. Students will receive full fellowships of $5,000 for ten weeks of work with […]

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New Report from The Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic

A new report from The Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic reveals that San Antonio vacates and demolishes occupied homes at an exponentially higher rate than the other major Texas cities combined. Professor Heather Way, the co-director of The Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic, is the study’s lead author. The report, titled “Ousted: The City of […]

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Alcalde Documentary Highlights Rodriguez Family and the Annual Alumni Tailgate

After a one-year pandemic break, Texas Law’s 22nd Annual Alumni Tailgate Extravaganza brought our community together again on campus, and The Alcalde documentary crew was there to capture this special moment. Eduardo Rodriguez ’68 and his family, including his son Michael Rodriguez ’94, have been uniting the Texas Law community at this tailgate for over two […]

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Professor Hirschl Wins Prestigious Social Science Award

A professor at The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded one of the most prestigious book awards in the social sciences. Ran Hirschl, a professor of government and the Earl E. Sheffield Regents Chair in Law, was recognized with the 2021 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research for his book, City, State: […]

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Texas Law Faculty Among 2021’s Most-Cited in the Country

Texas Law is home to world-class faculty, and reports continue to prove that to be true. Many in the legal academy pay careful attention to University of Chicago Prof. Brian Leiter’s annual lists of “most-cited” law faculty on his website, Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports. Leiter (a former Texas Law professor) has developed a methodology based […]

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🤘STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Daniel Edwards ’24

We are so pleased to bring back our Student Spotlight series for the 2021-22 school year! For this edition, we invite you to meet 1L Daniel Edwards. Q: What sorts of things are you engaged in at Texas Law? My transition to Austin life and life at Texas Law has definitely been much smoother thanks […]

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The Constitutional Studies Program Announces New Book

The Constitutional Studies Program is pleased to announce the publication of its first book at The University of Texas, The 2020 International Review of Constitutional Reform. This is a first-of-its-kind global scholarly collaboration to map and evaluate all forms of constitutional revision around the world over the past year. The book features 70 reports written […]

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