Clinic News

The Bech-Loughlin First Amendment Center Year in Review

With generous donations from Texas Law alumni Doug Bech and Sam Loughlin, The University of Texas School of Law opened the Bech-Loughlin First Amendment Center in the Fall of 2020. The First Amendment Center serves to advance dialogue and scholarship about the First Amendment and foster appreciation of its place in our legal system. Professor Steven T. […]

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Student lawyers prepare for a court appearance on behalf of their clients in the Juvenile Justice Clinic of Texas Law.
The Juvenile Justice Clinic Celebrates 45 Years

It’s a milestone school year for Texas Law’s Juvenile Justice Clinic. The clinic, which offers litigation experience while exposing students to the operations of the juvenile justice system by placing them as student attorneys with the Travis County Juvenile Public Defender, grew out of a 1975 seminar led by Professor Michael Rosenthal, who had students […]

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Portrait of Prof. Steve Collis
Getting to Know 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 […]

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Bethany Copeland and Leslie Strauch pictured in a courthouse
Children’s Rights Clinic

As a student at the University of Texas School of Law, Aurora Martinez Jones wanted actual courtroom experience, so she signed up for the Children’s Rights Clinic. She gained much more than she expected. “I can say with one hundred percent certainty that the clinic changed the entire trajectory of my professional career,” Martinez Jones […]

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Mike A. Myers ’63 to Receive Santa Rita Award

Double Longhorn and School of Law alumnus Mike A. Myers ’63 has been announced as the newest recipient of the Santa Rita Award. It is the highest honor that can be bestowed by the University of Texas System. Myers will receive the award at a dinner in his honor in Dallas on December 12. This award […]

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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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