At the Law School

Portrait of Professor Jennifer Laurin
Prof. Laurin Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

Professor Jennifer Laurin testified during a virtual hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security on July 13, 2021. The hearing, titled “Facial Recognition Technology: Examining Its Use by Law Enforcement,” aimed to generate not only an understanding of facial recognition technology (FRT) but also to proactively engage with […]

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Justice Center Welcomes Incoming Public Interest Scholars, Members of the Class of 2024

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law is proud to welcome first year students Araceli Garcia and Courtney Weber – recipients of full tuition scholarships awarded to incoming students who have a demonstrated commitment to social justice. The scholars are selected through a competitive process, including an interview with a faculty selection committee. […]

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Texas Law Professor Elected Vice-Chair of Texas Ethics Commission

Texas Law Professor Randall H. Erben ’81 has been elected Vice-Chair of the Texas Ethics Commission. As one of eight commissioners, divided 4-4 between Democrats and Republicans, Erben and the Commission have been charged with the mission to promote public confidence in government. Among its many functions, the Commission administers and enforces laws on governmental […]

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Six Graduates Awarded Postgraduate Public Interest Fellowships

Texas Law has awarded postgraduate public interest fellowships to four graduating students. Each fellow will receive funding through the law school to support their first year of employment at a nonprofit or public defense organization. A graduating student and a member of the class of 2020 also have been selected for postgraduate fellowships by the […]

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Mimi Nguyen ’22 Sworn in as UT System Student Regent

On June 26, Thuy Dan “Mimi” Nguyen ’22 was sworn in as UT System Student Regent by Judge Cynthia Lafuente-Gaona BA ’93. An intimate audience of family and close friends gathered in the Law School’s wood-paneled Eidman Courtroom to witness and applaud this remarkable beginning to Nguyen’s final and seventh year as a UT System […]

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Resources to Learn About Juneteenth

This article was first published in 2020. It was updated in June 2021. We are wishing all a meaningful and happy Juneteenth. In that spirit, we are sharing a message sent out to the Texas Law community with links and resources for the Juneteenth holiday. It came from Professor Barbara Bintliff, Joseph C. Hutcheson Professor […]

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Longtime Texas Law Professor Knighted

Professor Philip Bobbitt, Distinguished Senior Lecturer at The University of Texas School of Law, has received an honor shared by very few Americans—an appointment as an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. The honorary award, recognizing Bobbitt’s services to United Kingdom/United States relations and public life, was conferred by […]

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Eight Members of the Class of 2021 Receive Graduating Student Awards

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law honored eight members of the class of 2021 with Graduating Student Awards. This annual award recognizes graduating students for their extraordinary commitment during law school to using the law to serve others and to supporting Texas Law’s public interest community. The faculty selection committee considered the […]

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Tarlton Law Library Wins 2020-2021 AALL Innovations in Technology Award

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) announced the Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin, as winner of the 2020-2021 Innovations in Technology Award for producing the Thomas Woodward Houghton 50 State Ethics Guide. The award will be commemorated at the Association’s virtual 2021 Annual Meeting. The award recognizes a technological project […]

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🤘STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Emily Bamesberger ’21

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 3L Emily Bamesberger! Q: What has been your inspiration to come to law school? After being a stay-at-home parent, I wanted an intellectually engaging career. I have several lawyers in my life who have shown me the creativity required in many types of legal work, […]

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