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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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Meet the Texas Law Class of 2025

The Texas Law Class of 2025 begins an exciting three-year journey that will develop them as future leaders in the legal profession. This impressive group of nearly 300 students brings a wide range of academic backgrounds, work experience, community service, and life experience to the Forty Acres. This year’s 1Ls represent 32 states and eight […]

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Orientation 2022: “You’re Here to be Transformed”

Today is the official first day of classes, but for the Class of 2025, law school started a week ago. Texas Law’s newest 292 1Ls and 20 LLM students have been on campus and in the law school buildings, as well as exploring Austin, enjoying a week-long orientation. It was a chance for them to […]

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Professor Maria Ponomarenko
Welcome Professor Maria Ponomarenko

Texas Law welcomes to its faculty Maria Ponomarenko, whose expertise as a teacher and writer covers the areas of administrative law, local government law, constitutional law, and criminal procedure. A particular area of focus of her work is on government agencies that fall beyond the reach of traditional administrative law and scholarship, such as policing […]

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Pipeline cohort 2022 group photo
Pipeline Program’s First Cohort Begins Journey

A class of 30 undergraduate students and recent college graduates met for the first time in Townes Hall on June 4 to begin a year-long law school admissions journey together. Together they are the premier Cohort Program class of Texas Law’s new Pipeline Program. Cohort students are current-cycle law school applicants who will benefit from […]

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Headshots of fellowship recipients
Texas Law Graduates Receive Prestigious Public Service Fellowships

Six graduates from the Class of 2022, along with two 2021 Texas Law alumnae, have received national postgraduate fellowships to work for the public good. The recent graduates are: Michelle Juma, Carolina Rivera Nelson, Zoraima Pelaez, Liam Veazey, Veronikah Warms, and Samantha Westrum. Jill Applegate and Chloe Kempf represent the Texas Law Class of 2021. […]

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Headshots of speakers at LevinsonFest6.21.22
Texas Law Constitutional Studies Program Hosts “LevinsonFest 2022”

In honor of Prof. Sanford (Sandy) Levinson’s 40th year at Texas Law, the school’s Program on Constitutional Studies is hosting “LevinsonFest 2022” – an online celebration of his scholarship. As the founding director of constitutional Studies at Texas Law, Levinson has organized innovative scholarly programs, created new platforms to disseminate the ideas of faculty and […]

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