Law School News

Texas Law’s Successful 2020 Moot Court Season

The University of Texas School of Law had a remarkably successful 2020 Moot Court Season, both before and after the novel coronavirus disrupted many competitions across the country. The Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, widely recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent moot court competitions, took place the first weekend of March. It promotes and […]

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Texas Law Welcomes Incoming Public Interest Scholars, Members of the Class of 2023

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law is proud to welcome first year students Alyse Munrose, Nicole Steinberg, and Sally Vandenberg – recipients of scholarships awarded to incoming students who have a demonstrated commitment to social justice. The scholars are selected through a competitive process, including an interview with a faculty selection committee. […]

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IN MEMORIAM: Steve Susman ’65

The legal world, along with the extended Texas Law community, is mourning the loss of Steve Susman ’65. Susman was one of a small handful of people to have played a meaningful role in almost every aspect of the law school’s existence: as the son of a pioneering alumna, Helene Daily ’34; as a top […]

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Texas Deans’ Communication Regarding the 2020 Texas Bar Exam

Recognizing that “in recent days… the arc of the coronavirus has changed,” the deans of the ten Texas law schools have issued a new letter to the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas Board of Law Examiners “respectfully offer(ing) three alternatives” to this year’s bar exam plans, alternatives “that will protect the public, and also […]

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Statement of the Deans of the Ten Texas Law Schools

The deans of the ten Texas law schools, including Dean Farnsworth and Texas Law, have written a joint statement condemning racism, and remembering George Floyd and other victims of racial violence. In announcing their statement, the deans said, “We recognize that eradicating racism is an issue that transcends any particular school, which is why we have come […]

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Message from the Dean

Dean Ward Farnsworth sent the message below to law students on June 1, 2020. Dear students, President Hartzell has just released a statement that speaks for the University administration about recent events.  I support and endorse all that he has said.  I write now to offer a few more personal words. This is a profoundly […]

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Pierce Smith ’20 Named Grand Prize Winner of the American Bar Association Maritime Writing Award

The Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section 2020 Law Student Writing Competition announced Texas Law’s Pierce Smith ’20 as the Grand Prize Winner. Pierce Smith’s winning piece is titled Steering Through the Coronavirus Crisis: A Beginner’s Gander at Assessing the Strategic Importance of Maritime-Lien Law […]

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VIDEO: Sunflower Ceremony 2020

The Law School celebrated the class of 2020, their family and friends, and the school’s leadership and faculty on Saturday, May 23, with a livestreamed Sunflower Ceremony. The student speaker was Permanent Class President for the Class of ’20, Annie Bennett, and the commencement address was delivered by the Honorable Robert Pitman ’88. Watch the […]

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