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Budd Innocence Center Launches

Thanks to a gift from a former prosecutor and her husband, The University of Texas School of Law is opening the Budd Innocence Center to educate law students and improve the criminal justice system by enabling students and faculty to help Texas prisoners seek exoneration for crimes they did not commit. The Budd Innocence Center […]

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Texas Law Graduates Receive Prestigious Public Service Fellowships

Six graduates of the Texas Law Class of 2017 have received prestigious postgraduate public service fellowships from Equal Justice Works, Gideon’s Promise, as well as the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law at the law school. “These outstanding graduates are committed to serving the public and we are very proud of their many accomplishments,” […]

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Rapoport Center Receives Award for Sissy Farenthold Online Exhibition

Texas Law’s Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice has won an Exceptional Merit in Media Award (EMMA) from the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) for its online exhibition Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold: A Noble Citizen. The interactive, multimedia website chronicles the life and work of Sissy Farenthold (Texas Law ’49), a trailblazing reformer, […]

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Rapoport Center Launches Major Five-Year Initiative

On a daily basis we are confronted with horrifying stories of human rights violations both locally and globally: from the treatment of asylum seekers to new forms of slave labor, deadly working conditions and racial injustice. Other headlines present alarming statistics of international and domestic income and wealth inequality and a growing gap between the […]

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Texas Law Students and Alumni Selected for Prestigious Fellowships

A number of Texas Law students and alumni are off to a number of remarkable fellowships in 2015, including two of the nation’s most prestigious placements for new lawyers: the Fried Frank-MALDEF Fellowship, and the Gideon’s Promise Fellowship. Those highly coveted opportunities went to Alejandra Avila ’14, and Paul McDaniel ’15, respectively. These fellowships were […]

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Moving Forward with Energy: A Conversation with Kay Bailey Hutchison

UT Energy Week concluded with an inaugural symposium and gala hosted by the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law and Business, a newly formed collaboration combining the resources and missions of energy initiatives from The University of Texas School of Law and the McCombs School of Business. Named for former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey […]

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Symposium Discusses Implications of Mexican Energy Reform for the U.S.

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. View the full schedule online. WHERE: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at The University of Texas at Austin, 1900 University Ave., Austin, Texas 78705 REGISTRATION: $75 per person. Register online. BACKGROUND: The global price of oil has dropped by more than 50 percent since […]

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Justice Center’s New Educational Equity Project Addresses Educational Barriers

The University of Texas School of Law and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) are proud to announce the creation of the Educational Equity Project (EEP). The project will address the significant issue of educational barriers for low-income and minority students across Austin. The project is an expansion of a two-year partnership between […]

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