Law School News

Classes Begin for New Academic Year

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 […]

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Texas Law Welcomes Incoming Public Interest Scholars, Members of the Class of 2022

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 […]

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VIDEO: Sunflower Ceremony 2019

The Law School celebrated the Class of 2019, their family and friends, and the school’s leadership and faculty, on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the Gregory Gym, in the heart of the UT campus. The student speaker was Permanent Class President for the Class of ’19, Gabriella Oxford, and the commencement address was delivered by […]

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Neal Manne ’80 Delivers Encouraging Commencement Address

The Texas Law Class of 2019, along with their families and friends and the law school leadership and faculty were treated to an inspiring address from Neal Manne ’80 at the annual commencement ceremony, held on May 25, 2019. Mr. Manne, who serves as a Trustee on the Law School Foundation, received his B.A. with […]

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Faculty in the News Round Up

Several members of the Texas Law faculty have recently been featured in the national and state press. Bloomberg Businessweek spoke with Professor Henry Hu, a national expert on the law and economics of capital markets, corporate governance, derivatives, and other financial innovations, for a piece on the high-stakes battles over corporate debt currently taking place […]

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Professor David Anderson ’72 Receives Celebratory Resolution

On February 26, beloved Prof. David Anderson ’72 was honored with a celebratory resolution in the Texas House of Representatives, marking his retirement from the faculty of The University of Texas School of Law. The resolution was introduced by his former student, the Hon. Oscar Longoria ’07, Representative for Texas’ District 35. “For many years […]

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Wagner and McGarity Receive Prestigious Award from ABA

Professors Wendy Wagner and Thomas McGarity have been honored with the American Bar Association Administrative Law Section’s Annual Scholarship Award for their article, “Dynamic Rulemaking.” The section recognized the article as “the best work of administrative law scholarship published in 2017.” Wagner and McGarity accepted the award alongside their co-authors, William West and Lisa Peters, at […]

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Forbath Heads to Princeton as LAPA Fellow

Professor William E. Forbath is leaving for Princeton University next year. But there’s no need to panic—it’s only for the Spring 2019 semester! Forbath, who holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Law and is the Associate Dean for Research, has been selected for Princeton’s prestigious Law and Public Affairs Fellowship. The program brings outstanding […]

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