Category: Feature Stories

  • 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, […]
  • Corner of the Law School with plants, blue chairs, a purple couch, and a shelf of books. This is the John A. Robertson "alcove".
    There is a newly designed space for Texas Law students, staff, and faculty to relax and recharge on the 5th floor of Jones Hall: the John Robertson Alcove, created in memory of the longtime and beloved professor who passed away in the summer of 2017. “John loved art, music, books, and sunlight, all things he […]
  • Portrait of Arleas Upton Kea, wearing a bright coral jacket and pearl necklaces.
    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 […]
  • A stack of the blue Texas International Law Journal books, with a world map hanging on the wall behind them
    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 […]
  • All the 2019 Alumni Award Winners, standing with their hands up in the
    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 […]
  • Image of a youtube video of students in the School of Law building.
    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 […]
  • Portrait of Anthony Collier.
    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 […]
  • A team from Texas Law spent Friday in Dallas taking on regional competition at the 2017 Transactional LawMeet, where they won Best Draft and Best Seller, meaning they were the top team in representing the seller’s side of the mock transaction.  They now advance to the National finals at the end of March. The four-member team […]
  • The Southwest Region of the National Black Law Students Association honored Texas Law’s chapter, the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society, as “Chapter of the Year” in its category for medium-sized chapters, those with 30 to 50 members. The award, which recognizes a chapter for “exemplary service to its members and local community,” was presented at the […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]