At the Law School

Message from the Dean

Dean Ward Farnsworth sent the message below to law students on June 1, 2020. Dear students, President Hartzell has just released a statement that speaks for the University administration about recent events.  I support and endorse all that he has said.  I write now to offer a few more personal words. This is a profoundly […]

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Celebrating Mothers at Texas Law

Being a mother isn’t easy. Law school isn’t easy. Doing both at the same time takes a special kind of strength and perseverance. Today we honor mothers worldwide and at Texas Law, and what better way than to hear directly from them? Read Q&A’s with a few of our law students who are also mothers […]

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🤘STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Michael Vance

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet soon-to-be graduate Michael Vance, the current Vice President of the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society! Q: What do you like most about working with TMLS? As the Vice President of TMLS, I enjoy having a hand in creating a positive and nurturing environment for the members […]

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New Books from Texas Law Faculty

A number of Texas Law faculty members have recently published new books covering a broad range of topics. Read on to get a glimpse of the new books written by our world-class faculty.  The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Constitutions  The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Constitutions by Richard Albert can be found here. The Oxford Handbook […]

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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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🤘STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Thaisa Howorth ’21

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 2L Thaisa Howorth, who has a dual degree in social work and designed the Texas Law Self-Care Resources website! Q: How do you think your dual degree in social work will impact your law career? My social work education informs my role as an advocate […]

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Women’s History at Texas Law 2020

As this year’s Women’s History Month comes to an end, we reflect on the remarkable women who shaped and continue to shape Texas Law. Check out this presentation to learn about and celebrate just a few of our many accomplished alumnae and students who continue to raise the bar for excellence in the legal world […]

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🤘STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Amber Magee ’20

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 3L Amber Magee, the current President of the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society! Q: So Amber, what does life after Texas Law look like for you? Leaving Texas Law will be the first time I leave this campus since I started at UT in 2013. I […]

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