Category: Feature Stories

  • Edna and Diana Cisneros
    Edna ’55 and Diana ’57 Cisneros left their mark on law in Texas—and at Texas Law.
  • Head shot of Amanda Arriaga, Immediate Past President of the Austin Bar Association
    Amanda Arriaga ’04 interviews other history makers.
  • Mother's Day 2023
    For Mother's Day 2023, Texas Law honors moms everywhere, with a special shoutout going to those who are juggling that vitally important role along with the demands of being a student in law school.
  • portrait of Prof. Richard Albert
    On the evening of October 30, 1995, a teenaged Richard Albert was sitting at his home in Ottawa with his mother. They were watching TV coverage of returns from the referendum on whether Quebec should secede from Canada. Albert vividly recalls the tension he felt as a Quebecer but “first and foremost a Canadian” who did […]
  • Father's Day 2022 - Four families
    For the majority of our students, their decision to embark on the three-year law school journey has had a personal impact, but for those who are parents, it is a decision that affects the whole family. At this year’s Sunflower Ceremony, some of our graduates displayed that family commitment as they walked the stage with […]
  • Happy Mother's Day 2022 from Texas Law
    Law school certainly is a challenge in itself, but couple that with the responsibility of raising children at the same time, and it seems like a role for a superhero! Several law students who are moms first point to the love and support of their families as key factors in managing their years at Texas […]
  • Texas Law alumna Alejandra “Ale” Ávila ’14
    Texas Law alumna Alejandra Ávila ’14 has been selected to serve as a judicial law clerk to Justice Sonia Sotomayor on the United States Supreme Court beginning this summer. Ávila is one of just 39 Texas Law graduates* (since 1938) to clerk on the Supreme Court and the first to clerk for Justice Sotomayor. “It […]
  • Portrait of Alyse Munrose
    The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law is proud to welcome first year students Alyse Munrose, Nicole Steinberg, and Sally Vandenberg – recipients of scholarships awarded to incoming students who have a demonstrated commitment to social justice. The scholars are selected through a competitive process, including an interview with a faculty selection committee. […]
  • Three photos in wall plaque honoring Virgil C. Lott '53
    Many in the Texas Law community are familiar with Virgil C. Lott’s story. In 1953, Lott became the first African American to graduate from The University of Texas Law School and was the first African American to sit on the bench of an Austin court. Today the law school honors Lott’s achievements and memory by […]
  • Portrait of Thaisa Howard
    For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 2L Thaisa Howorth, who has a dual degree in social work and designed the Texas Law Self-Care Resources website! Q: How do you think your dual degree in social work will impact your law career? My social work education informs my role as an advocate […]
  • Cody Akins, Ashley Alcantara, Allison Wright and Enrique Ramirez-Martinez.
    Texas Law is proud to share that the class of 2020 Chris Marshall Endowed Presidential Scholarships were awarded to four outstanding students. These scholarships are given annually to third-year students who have distinguished themselves academically and plan to remain in Texas after graduation to practice public service law in non-profit, government or legislative positions. We […]
  • Dr. Teresa Lozano Long
    Long-time friend to the Law School, Dr. Teresa Lozano Long will be honored during a White House ceremony on Thursday, November 21 with the National Humanities Medal. The National Humanities Medal, inaugurated in 1997, honors individuals or groups whose work has deepened the nation’s understanding of the humanities and broadened our citizens’ engagement with history, […]