At the Law School

Portrait of John Goodman II, wearing his Anglican Minister attire.

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 1L John Goodman II, member of the Federalist Society and an Anglican minister in the Rio Grande Valley! Q: Hi John! Would you tell us a bit about what sorts of activities you’ve been engaged in at the law school? I joined the Federalist Society […]

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Caroline Burks pictured in a large coat standing in front of stone infrastructures
🤘STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Caroline Burks ’22

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 2L Caroline Burks, managing editor of the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, director of development for The Review of Litigation, former co-president of Texas Law Disability Alliance, Cybersecurity Graduate Fellow, and Brumley Next Generation Fellow! Q: Wow, you have held an impressive array of leadership […]

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Portrait of Lei Zhang, wearing glasses and a blue shirt with a gray jacket and striped tie.
Tarlton Launches Online Research Guide on Supreme Court Reform

Tarlton Law Library Director Barbara Bintliff is used to monitoring the churn of daily news for stories about the law and the American legal system. That’s because, when a topic reaches the front-page headlines of major news outlets, it’s predictable that Tarlton’s librarians will start getting inquiries—from students, faculty, and even the general public—wanting to […]

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Portrait of Cynthia Akatugba, wearing a pink shirt with a bow on it.
Cynthia Akatugba ’13 Named 2020 Mentor of the Year

The 2020 Mentor of the Year is Cynthia Akatugba ’13, an Assistant Attorney General with the General Litigation Division of the Texas Attorney General’s office. Ms. Akatugba, whose name was put forth by her mentee Anais Stevens ’22, was selected from a group of nearly three dozen nominees. “Every year, we receive the most incredible, […]

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Prof. Richard Albert, wearing a blue and white striped tie
Prof. Richard Albert Will Lead Texas Law’s Program on Constitutional Studies

Richard Albert, the William Stamps Farish Professor in Law as well as a Professor of Government, is taking on an additional role: Director of the Program of Constitutional Studies. The Program brings together scholars across the University in the world’s leading center for the study of constitutionalism, which Prof. Albert describes below as “a multidisciplinary, […]

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Miatta Echetebu wearing a green patterned top in front of a tree
🤘STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Miatta Echetebu ’21

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 3L Miatta Echetebu, Coordinator of the law school’s Women of Color Collective and a legal clerk for the NAACP Texas State Conference! Q: What is your biggest motivator in pursuing this career? A: My daughter! If it wasn’t for her, I never would have pushed […]

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Archive of a passport that was issued less than a year after the birth of the Republic of Texas.
Tarlton Joins the Celebration of ‘National Archives Month”

Did you know that October is National Archives Month? Organized by the National Archives—the official keeper of our nation’s most important documents and materials—this month of activities is designed to connect citizens to history, and to build the habit of exploring amazing collections in archives of all kinds. Nowhere is the celebration ringing truer than […]

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