Feature Stories

Peer Review

Students at Austin’s Webb Middle School set up their own dispute resolution forum with the help of Law School students and professors.

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UT Law hosts Advisory Committee on Civil Rules

The University of Texas School of Law was proud to host the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules for their meeting in early April. The Committee is tasked with considering and recommending amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which govern procedure, practice, and evidence in the federal courts.

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Justice Center announces 2011 Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellows

Six students at the University of Texas School of Law have been selected as the 2011 Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellows. The fellowships are made possible by a gift from Bill, ’70, and Stephanie Whitehurst, and are administered by the Law School’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law. The fellowships are awarded annually to outstanding students between their second and third years of law school to support their summer public interest work.

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University of Texas School of Law Announces Joint Degree Program with Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

The University of Texas School of Law and the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City have announced a new dual-degree program that will allow students to earn both a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas School of Law and a Licenciatura en Derecho (Mexican professional degree in law) from ITAM. Lawrence Sager, dean of the UT Law School, and Jorge Cerdio, dean of the Department of Law at ITAM, signed the agreement at a ceremony in UT Law’s Susman Academic Center on March 5, 2011.

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Community Development Clinic Student Attorney Allison Schmitz consults with Ranch Vista residents during one of their weekly meetings.
Developing Community

UT Law’s Community Development Clinic has been helping residents of Rancho Vista, a small colonia outside San Marcos, secure title to their homes, set up a nonprofit corporation to aid with home repairs, and prepare legislation that would make it easier for them to qualify for a homestead exemption.

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Woman of the Year

Lulu Flores, ’80, was recently named National Latina Lawyer of the Year by the Hispanic National Bar Association, a new height in a career defined by public service.

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A Supreme Opportunity

Scott Keller, ’07, is the latest Law School alumnus to clerk on the Supreme Court, under Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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