At the Law School

Texas Law Fellowships announces 2012 Excellence in Public Interest Award recipients

Texas Law Fellowships has announced the recipients of the 2012 Excellence in Public Interest Awards. They are: Ian Spechler, ‘07, founder of the Legal Representation for Dually Managed Youth Project; David Gonzalez, founding partner of a sliding-scale criminal defense firm in Austin; UT Law Clinical Professors Bill Allison and Patricia Cummings of the Criminal Defense Clinic, who are being recognized for their work on the Michael Morton case; and Jordan Pollock, a third-year UT Law student.

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. speaks with law students

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, joined by the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez, appeared in the Eidmann Courtroom at the University of Texas School of Law on December 13, 2011, to talk to students and faculty.

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National Pro Bono Week at UT Law: Spotlight on Brandi Weaver, ‘05

In recognition of National Pro Bono Week (October 23–29), the UT Law Pro Bono Program celebrates the pro bono efforts of members of the Law School community. Recently the Pro Bono Program spoke with Brandi Weaver, director of Student Services in the Law School’s Student Affairs Office, about her work representing clients in divorce cases through Volunteer Legal Services.

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University of Texas School of Law Announces Joint Degree Program with Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

The University of Texas School of Law and the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City have announced a new dual-degree program that will allow students to earn both a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas School of Law and a Licenciatura en Derecho (Mexican professional degree in law) from ITAM. Lawrence Sager, dean of the UT Law School, and Jorge Cerdio, dean of the Department of Law at ITAM, signed the agreement at a ceremony in UT Law’s Susman Academic Center on March 5, 2011.

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A Tribute to Judge Justice

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, and the legacy of its namesake, who passed away last year. Richard Mithoff, ’71, looks back on the events that shaped the man.

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