Law School News

Commencement 2017: Remarks by Sophia Makris, Class of ’17 Permanent Class President

Texas Law’s annual graduation festivities, known as the Sunflower Ceremony, were held this past Saturday. The Law School graduated 312 J.D.s and 43 LL.M.s. Permanent Class President Sophia Makris addressed her classmates and their guests. Below is a transcript of her remarks: Good afternoon to the administration, faculty, family and friends, and of course the Class […]

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U.S. News: Austin the Best Place In America to Live

U.S. News & World Report just released its newest rankings: a list of the “100 Best Places to Live in the USA,” and, to the surprise of no one who already lives in the capital city, Austin took the coveted #1 spot. The rankings were calculated by scoring metro areas on criteria such as the job […]

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The New York Times: Texas Law a Great Return on Investment

Yet more recognition of the great value offered by a Texas Law degree comes this week from The New York Times. The Times notes that the School of Law is “among the 10 schools offering the best salary-to-debt ratios,” and “grouped with Harvard, Yale and Stanford among the top schools that offered their graduates good value for the substantial […]

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Texas Law Tops Lawdragon Campus Law School Tour

Lawdragon Campus launched an ambitious project in 2016: visiting every law school in America to “get a real perspective on legal education – beyond the headlines.” The first set of conclusions from that project were published last week, in the article “Top 10 Moments from the Law School Road Trip“: “University of Texas Law School […]

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Texas Law tops in bar-passage rate

Results from this summer’s Texas bar examination were released Thursday.  The University of Texas had the highest passage rate in the state.  94% of Texas Law graduates passed the exam on the first try.   261 of the Law School’s graduates took the Texas bar exam this summer.  245 of them passed, by far the highest number of any […]

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Alumni Association Names 2016 Alumni Award Recipients

Six of Texas Law’s most accomplished, illustrious alumni are being honored this September by the Texas Law Alumni Association and Dean Ward Farnsworth. Former United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison ’67 will receive the Association’s Award for Lifetime Achievement. Austin attorney Patton G. Lochridge ’76 will be honored as Outstanding Alumnus. Senior U.S. District Court Judge […]

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TYLA team hookem Advocacy Teams Sweep Competitions

The Texas Law Advocacy Program recently competed in three different advocacy competitions, successfully taking on teams from around the nation and bringing multiple awards back to the law school. “These victories exemplify the talent and dedication of our students, who spend countless hours perfecting their skills, our wonderful coaches who take away from their busy […]

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