Category: Center News

  • Class of 2023 pro bono participants (clockwise from top left) Kate Gibson, Marcus Harding, Adarsh Parthasarathy, Neal Whetstone, Leah Weintrub, and Sophia Shams.
    Fall 2020 presented novel challenges for the law school’s Richard and Ginni Mithoff Pro Bono Program, which has developed a rich array of in-house pro bono projects that provide opportunities for students to assist community members with a range of legal problems. After the pandemic moved all pro bono activities online in March 2020, program staff […]
  • Portrait of Prof. Karen Engle
    A new report from the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice finds that Austin’s Latinx construction workers have suffered outsized consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic because of the city’s economic growth and related political decisions, including a mandate to allow construction work to continue during the coronavirus pandemic’s outset. According to […]
  • Portrait of Prof. Lee Kovarsky
    Lee Kovarsky joins the Texas Law faculty as the Bryant Smith Chair in Law. A leading scholar of the death penalty and habeas corpus, his teaching and writing focus on civil and criminal procedure, criminal justice, federal jurisdiction, and conflicts of law. A native Texan, Prof. Kovarsky received his B.A. in Political Science and Economics […]
  • Portrait of Prof. Steve Collis
    New clinical professor Steve Collis joins the Texas Law faculty as the founding director of the Bech-Loughlin First Amendment Center and the school’s new Law and Religion Clinic. His expertise on religion and the law has made him a sought-after speaker for both academic and lay audiences all across the United States, including diplomats from […]
  • Portrait of Prof. Steve Collis
    The University of Texas School of Law is opening the Bech-Loughlin First Amendment Center, dedicated to advancing discussion, education, and scholarship on the First Amendment. Among the center’s main projects will be a new experiential education opportunity, the Law and Religion Clinic. It is the first clinic at a university in the state dedicated to representing […]
  • A collage of portraits of six students who were awarded the Texas Law Postgraduate Public Interest Fellowships.
    Seven Members of the Class of 2020 Awarded Texas Law Postgraduate Public Interest Fellowships Texas Law has awarded postgraduate public interest fellowships to five 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. Two graduating students have been selected […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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,” […]
  • 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, […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • What: “Battling for Immigrants’ Rights: Litigation, Advocacy and Government Service” a talk by Lucas Guttentag When: Thursday, March 26 from 3:30-5 p.m. Where: The University of Texas School of Law, Eidman Courtroom, reception to follow in the Jamail Pavilion Cost: Free and open to the public Background: Lucas Guttentag, founder and former national director of […]