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Class of 2023 Justice Center Graduating Student Award winners Lea Kokenes, Grace Thomas, and Alyse Munrose.
The Justice Center Presents Its Class of 2023 Graduating Student Awards

The Justice Center Graduating Student Awards honor and recognize 3Ls’ outstanding contributions to building and supporting the culture of service and public interest community at the Law School. The Justice Center convenes a committee of faculty and staff to select recipients from among student applications and peer nominations. In spring 2023, Lea Kokenes, Alyse Munrose, […]

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Beck Center Honors Law Students in Annual Awards Ceremony

Student excellence in legal writing and advocacy was recognized at the 2023 Beck Center Awards on April 20. The annual event, which is sponsored by The David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy recognized “outstanding Texas Law students for their focus on refining exceptional communication skills, as demonstrated in multiple ways.” […]

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2022 Legal Paper Chase Winner, Gloria Jones 3L
Jones ’23 Wins Prestigious Writing Competition

Third-year law student Gloria Jones took first place in the 2022 Paper Chase Legal Writing Competition, earning a trophy and a $5,000 prize. Her victory was announced on January 26 in an online ceremony hosted by the event’s three sponsors: the Texas Young Lawyers Association, Baylor Law School, and the Austin-based FVF Law Firm. In […]

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Mithoff Program to Expand Title IX Pro Bono Work

Law students participated in a Title IX pilot pro bono program last year that gave them hands-on experience while making a positive impact in the UT community. The 2021-22 pilot program was conducted as a partnership between Richard and Ginni Mithoff Pro Bono Program and the University of Texas at Austin’s Title IX office with […]

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Summer Public Service Program Makes Big Impact

Texas Law has long supported students who choose public service or other careers advancing the public interest. This summer, 167 students benefitted from Texas Law’s newly formed Summer Public Service Program (SPSP) which guaranteed them stipends to work in government and nonprofit summer fellowships. In total, 150 students received a general Summer Public Service Fellowship […]

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Texas Law Students Complete Summer Fellowships with National Workers’ Rights Program

Texas Law students Zoe Dobkin ’24 and Apurva Gunturu ’25 earned prestigious positions through the highly competitive Peggy Browning Fellowhip Program this summer. They were two of just 100 law students from around the country recognized for their interest in, and commitment to, workers’ rights. Dobkin, working with the Sugar Law Center for Economic and […]

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2022 Justice Center Graduating Student Award Winners
Justice Center Honors Three Students with 2022 Graduating Student Awards

William Wayne Justice Center recognized 3Ls Alyssa Gordon, Jacqueline Morales, and Zoraima Pelaez with Graduating Student Awards for their outstanding leadership and contribution to the community. They were honored at the Justice Center and Mithoff Pro Bono Program’s annual Celebration of Service on April 21— which was held in-person for the first time since the […]

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2022 Beck Center Awards Recognize Outstanding Student Writers

The David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy recognized outstanding Texas Law students with the 2022 Beck Center Awards in a ceremony on April 28, 2022. First-year students were recognized for demonstrating their commitment to perfecting their communication skills, upper-division students were recognized for their service as Teaching Quizmasters, and the […]

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