Clinic News

Immigration Clinic Plays Key Role at Detention Centers

Sunday’s Austin American-Statesman profiles the work of Texas Law’s Immigration Clinic and its leaders: clinic founder Barbara Hines, who retired as clinic director last year but still maintains a role; and, Professor Denise Gilman, who served with Hines for seven years before following in her footsteps in the director’s role. The ongoing plight of women and […]

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Denise Gilman: Asylum-Seeking Families Need Help, Not Detention

As the holiday season approaches, Clinical Professor Denise Gilman discusses the growing number of Central American families seeking asylum in the United States and the hardships that they face on a daily basis in this op-ed for the Houston Chronicle.   Asylum-Seeking Families Need Help, Not Detention BY DENISE GILMAN As my family and I enter […]

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Supreme Court Clinic Claims Victory in Washington

Students from The University of Texas School of Law’s Supreme Court Clinic can boast an unbeaten record in cases before the United States Supreme Court. The students worked on behalf of two clients, Cheryle and Larry Jesinoski, who argued their mortgage lender, Countrywide Home Loans, hadn’t properly interpreted the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). The […]

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Striking a Balance

Experts examine the relationship between energy production and environmental protection By Melissa Gaskill Illustrations by Pam Wishbow Record-low natural gas prices, increased national security and economic growth. Those benefits come from recent surges in drilling, the result of technological advances in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling that opened up vast reserves of previously inaccessible oil […]

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Small Trucks, Big Business: Students get involved in Austin’s food truck boom

By Samantha Youngblood By offering a fresh take on sage legal advice, the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic (ECDC) at The University of Texas School of Law is serving up small business legal solutions so mobile foodies can do what they do best — make delicious street food. The story starts with Clinical Professor Heather […]

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Justice Center’s Graduating Student Awardees Announced

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law honored six graduating students from The University of Texas School of Law’s Class of 2014 for their extraordinary commitment during law school to using the law to serve others. The annual Justice Center Graduating Student Awards honor graduating students for work in nonprofit, government and legislative […]

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40 Years of Service

The Criminal Defense Clinic, the oldest and one of the largest law clinics at The University of Texas School of Law, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. “As the first UT law school clinic we set the bar high for our students,” said Clinical Professor Bill Allison, the Criminal Defense Clinic’s director. “We could not […]

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Children’s Rights Clinic Wins Back-to-Back Jury Trials

The University of Texas School of Law’s Children’s Rights Clinic tried two back-to-back jury cases to verdict in February — achieving favorable outcomes for abused and neglected children in both cases The Children’s Rights Clinic doesn’t try jury cases every year, which makes the two consecutive cases unusual. Most of the clinic’s cases resolve in […]

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Government Drops Key Charges in UT Law Civil Rights Clinic Case

The Civil Rights Clinic at The University of Texas School of Law has been working a high-profile criminal case in Dallas, defending activist-journalist Barrett Brown. In an extremely rare turn of events, the United States government voluntarily dismissed on Wednesday all but one of the 12 charges against Brown in an indictment accusing him of […]

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