Feature Stories

Upton Kea ’82: “It’s a Lonely Walk to the Top”

Arleas Upton Kea ’82, the Chief Operating Officer of the FDIC in Washington, D.C., and the Immediate Past President of the Law Alumni Association, has just authored a powerful essay for American Banker magazine’s online platform. The piece, titled “It’s a ‘lonely walk’ to the top at FDIC for a woman of color,” looks at Upton […]

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Texas International Law Journal Shines in New Rankings

The Texas International Law Journal (TILJ) has taken fourth position on the newly-released Washington & Lee Journal Rankings. This represents a 12-spot jump on the specialty listing, the largest move of any of the top-ranked publications. The W&L rankings, considered the world’s premier listing of law journals, considers the top 300 U.S.-published journals and 50 […]

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Law School Celebrates 2019 Alumni Award Winners

The Law Alumni Association presented its annual awards at a gala ceremony on October 4 at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Austin, recognizing Julius Glickman ’66 for Lifetime Achievement, Darren Walker ’86 as the Outstanding Alumnus, and Shawn Raymond ’99 as the Distinguished Alumnus for Community Service. In addition, Amanda Tyler ’04 was honored […]

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Classes Begin for New Academic Year

A new academic year is underway at Texas Law and we’ve welcomed 288 1Ls and 35 LLMs to The Forty Acres. To mark the occasion, we had cameras rolling during Orientation and have produced this brief video to mark today’s milestone. The video was sent this morning to all 24,000+ Texas Law alumni and shared […]

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Texas Law Welcomes Incoming Public Interest Scholars, Members of the Class of 2022

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law is proud to welcome first year students Anthony Collier, Lourdes Ortiz, Zoraima Pelaez, and Liam Veazey – recipients of scholarships awarded to incoming first-year students who have a demonstrated commitment to social justice. The scholars are selected through a competitive process, including an interview with a […]

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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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Going Social: Five Tips for Litigators

Professor John Browning gives five practical pointers for litigators using social media By John G. Browning In today’s Digital Age, informal discovery can be accomplished at the speed of a search engine, revealing a treasure trove of information about opposing parties and witnesses with just a few mouse clicks. With 1.3 billion users worldwide posting […]

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Patenting Space Marvels

Alumnus Ed Fein has guided NASA for almost 50 years as patent attorney By Jenny Blair At first glance, Ed Fein’s clients don’t seem to have much in common: a legendary cardiac surgeon, a spacewalking astronaut and a billionaire hotelier. However, each of these clients have patented technology that emerged from the space program, with […]

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