Category: Center News

  • Portrait of David Rodriguez
    David Rodriguez ’25 earned a Peggy Browning Fellowship to serve on the legal team at the Workers Defense Project.
  • Justin Atkinson headshot
    Meet five students who benefited from the Summer Public Service Program.
  • Liz Castillo and Laura Zhang
    The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law is proud to welcome first year students Lissette Castillo and Laura Zhang – recipients of scholarships awarded to incoming students who have a demonstrated commitment to social justice.
  • Hon. Bernice B. Donald portrait
    The Center for Women in Law presented the biennial award to the acclaimed judge of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit at a gala luncheon in Austin on April 21.
  • Class of 2023 Justice Center Graduating Student Award winners Lea Kokenes, Grace Thomas, and Alyse Munrose.
    Lea Kokenes, Alyse Munrose, and Grace Thomas were honored for their contributions to the culture of service and public interest community at the Law School.
  • Photo of Matthew Zavaro, Brandon Charnov, and Ali Hamza.
    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.” […]
  • Graduating Student Award winners
    Texas Law’s annual Celebration of Service, the only law school awards ceremony that honors both students and faculty, took place on April 18 in the Susman Godfrey Atrium. The perennial favorite — better known informally as the “Ice Cream Social” — saw a bigger-than-usual crowd, thanks in large part to a bigger-than-usual slate of awards […]
  • 2022 Legal Paper Chase Winner, Gloria Jones 3L
    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 […]
  • Students listening to speaker in classroom
    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 […]
  • Public interest fellowship recipientsc interest
    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 […]
  • Dobkin and Gunturu headshots
    Texas Law students Zoe Dobkin ’24 and Apurva Gunturu ’25 earned prestigious positions through the highly competitive Peggy Browning Fellowship 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 […]
  • 2022 Justice Center Graduating Student Award Winners
    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 […]