Feature Stories

Father's Day 2022 - Four families
Texas Law Honors Dads on Father’s Day

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 […]

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Happy Mother's Day 2022 from Texas Law
Mother’s Day 2022 Tribute to Texas Law Moms

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 […]

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Portrait of Alyse Munrose
Texas Law Welcomes Incoming Public Interest Scholars, Members of the Class of 2023

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. […]

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Three photos in wall plaque honoring Virgil C. Lott '53
One of East Austin’s Most Legendary Families

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 […]

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Portrait of Thaisa Howard
🤘STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Thaisa Howorth ’21

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 […]

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Cody Akins, Ashley Alcantara, Allison Wright and Enrique Ramirez-Martinez.
Justice Center Announces Chris Marshall Scholars

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 […]

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Dr. Teresa Lozano Long
Dr. Teresa Lozano Long to Receive National Humanities Medal in White House Ceremony

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, […]

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Portrait of Arleas Upton Kea, wearing a bright coral jacket and pearl necklaces.
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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