Law School News

2023 Chancellors group photo
Chancellors for the Class of 2023 Recognized

Sixteen members of the Class of 2023 have been installed as Chancellors, joining Texas Law’s most prestigious honor society. The students, who are chosen for having the highest grade point averages in the class, were recognized at a ceremony on January 20 in the law school’s Sheffield Massey Room, an intimate event attended by a […]

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Portraits of Elizabeth Bangs and Douglas Laycock
Making a Difference for Students Leads to Recognition by American Association of Law Schools

Two members of the Texas Law community were recognized by the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) with national awards on Jan. 5, 2023: Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Elizabeth Bangs and the Alice McKean Young Regents Chair Emeritus Douglas Laycock. “The leadership and faculty of Texas Law are extraordinarily talented and extraordinarily student-focused,” said […]

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Associate Dean Shavonne Henderson and guest speaker, Professor Carliss Chatman ’04
Diverse Voices Speaker Series Launches with Legal Scholar Carliss Chatman ’04

This fall, Texas Law’s Pipeline Beyond kicked off its Diverse Voices Speaker Series with guest speaker Carliss Chatman ’04. Professor Chatman, who teaches Corporate Law, Contracts, and Professional Responsibility at the Washington and Lee School of Law, presented on innovative solutions to shareholder recovery in derivative litigation. She also reflected on her experiences both at […]

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Philosophical Society portraits
Texas Law Faculty and Alumni Elected to Philosophical Society of Texas

Five outstanding members of the Texas Law community have been elected to the prestigious Philosophical Society of Texas. The group, led by Dean Bobby Chesney, includes alumni Linda Addison ’76, John B. Beckworth ’83, and John Schwartz ’83, and adjunct professor Evan Young. They are in elite company, as the Philosophical Society elected only 17 […]

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Three veterans
Honoring Our Texas Law Veterans

Texas Law students bring many life experiences with them as they begin their legal education, including service in the U.S. Military. In observance of Veterans Day, we honor the call with a special salute to veterans in the Texas Law community. This year, we feature three veterans who are current 1L students: Thomas McAuley, James […]

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Alyse Munrose
3L Student With Children’s Rights Clinic Wins Case

At Texas Law, students change the world through real-life learning opportunities. Recently, 3L Alyse Munrose – working through the Law School’s Children’s Rights Clinic and under the supervision of Lori Duke ’95 – successfully represented her clients in a five-day trial. The trial culminated nearly a year of working on behalf of siblings who had […]

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Arielle Dutton and Kris Kennedy
Kris Kennedy ’95 Selected as Mentor of the Year

Kris Kennedy ’95 has been selected as the Texas Law 2022 Mentor of the Year, recognizing the positive impact she had on 2L Arielle Dutton in the past year. The announcement was made by Rémi Ratliff ’95, the director of the law school’s mentoring program. Kennedy, who works with the Texas Attorney General’s Office, has […]

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2022 Hispanic Heritage Month
Texas Law Spotlights Alumni for Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), Texas Law celebrates our students, staff, and alumni of Hispanic descent. The professional, historical, and cultural contributions of the Latinx community have had a positive impact on the legal profession, and many of these leaders got their start here on the Forty Acres. […]

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Shavonne Henderson
Associate Dean Shavonne Henderson Recognized as Diversity Leader

Texas Law Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Shavonne Henderson ’05 has been selected as a 2022 recipient of the Texas Diversity Council‘s Top Women Lawyer Award. The award recognizes Henderson as a leader in the legal profession who shows commitment to diversity and community well-being. “I am honored and grateful that organizations […]

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