Law School News

Baker and Avraham: “The Mysterious Market for Post-Settlement Litigant Finance” Highlighted in The ALI Adviser

The Mysterious Market for Post-Settlement Litigant Finance, an article by Professors Lynn Baker and Ronen Avraham, co-authored by Anthony J. Sebok, of Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, was recently selected to appear in The ALI Adviser. The article, soon to be published in the New York University Law Review, demystifies a key facet […]

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The Bech-Loughlin First Amendment Center Year in Review

With generous donations from Texas Law alumni Doug Bech and Sam Loughlin, The University of Texas School of Law opened the Bech-Loughlin First Amendment Center in the Fall of 2020. The First Amendment Center serves to advance dialogue and scholarship about the First Amendment and foster appreciation of its place in our legal system. Professor Steven T. […]

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Prof. Levinson Establishes Endowment to Celebrate 40 Years on the Forty Acres

This year offered a doubly joyous occasion to Professor Sanford V. Levinson and his wife, Cynthia. They are celebrating both his 40th year of teaching on the Forty Acres and his 80th birthday. To commemorate this special year, the couple has established The Sanford and Cynthia Levinson Endowment for Excellence Scholarship in Law. The Levinson scholarship will […]

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Texas Law Professor Elected Vice-Chair of Texas Ethics Commission

Texas Law Professor Randall H. Erben ’81 has been elected Vice-Chair of the Texas Ethics Commission. As one of eight commissioners, divided 4-4 between Democrats and Republicans, Erben and the Commission have been charged with the mission to promote public confidence in government. Among its many functions, the Commission administers and enforces laws on governmental […]

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Six Graduates Awarded Postgraduate Public Interest Fellowships

Texas Law has awarded postgraduate public interest fellowships to four graduating students. Each fellow will receive funding through the law school to support their first year of employment at a nonprofit or public defense organization. A graduating student and a member of the class of 2020 also have been selected for postgraduate fellowships by the […]

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Mimi Nguyen ’22 Sworn in as UT System Student Regent

On June 26, Thuy Dan “Mimi” Nguyen ’22 was sworn in as UT System Student Regent by Judge Cynthia Lafuente-Gaona BA ’93. An intimate audience of family and close friends gathered in the Law School’s wood-paneled Eidman Courtroom to witness and applaud this remarkable beginning to Nguyen’s final and seventh year as a UT System […]

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Four Young Alumni Receive National Postgraduate Fellowships

Three members of the Class of 2021, along with a 2020 Texas Law alumna, have received national postgraduate fellowships to work for the public good. “It’s a prestigious honor for our Texas Law graduates starting their public interest legal careers to receive these fellowships,” said Mary Murphy, public interest career counselor with the Career Services […]

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Longtime Texas Law Professor Knighted

Professor Philip Bobbitt, Distinguished Senior Lecturer at The University of Texas School of Law, has received an honor shared by very few Americans—an appointment as an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. The honorary award, recognizing Bobbitt’s services to United Kingdom/United States relations and public life, was conferred by […]

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Eight Members of the Class of 2021 Receive Graduating Student Awards

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law honored eight members of the class of 2021 with Graduating Student Awards. This annual award recognizes graduating students for their extraordinary commitment during law school to using the law to serve others and to supporting Texas Law’s public interest community. The faculty selection committee considered the […]

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Tarlton Law Library Wins 2020-2021 AALL Innovations in Technology Award

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) announced the Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin, as winner of the 2020-2021 Innovations in Technology Award for producing the Thomas Woodward Houghton 50 State Ethics Guide. The award will be commemorated at the Association’s virtual 2021 Annual Meeting. The award recognizes a technological project […]

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