Law School News

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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Two Students Pursue Texas Law-ITAM Joint Degree

Last week the summer-quiet halls of Texas Law clamored back to life, echoing with student traffic, chatter, and momentum. Among the seniors, midlaws, and freshlaws are two new students who join us from Mexico for a unique opportunity. Paulina Nenclares and Luis Roberto Leos Yeverino will spend the next two years at Texas Law, after […]

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Incoming Public Interest Scholars, Members of the Class of 2021

This month the law school is thrilled to welcome incoming public interest scholars and members of the Class of 2021, Jill Applegate, David Giannaula, and Melissa Sopher. Meet the scholars in this story, reprinted below, with permission from the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law. Texas Law Welcomes Incoming Public Interest Scholars, Members […]

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Texas Law Graduates Receive Prestigious Public Service Fellowships in 2018

Twelve graduates of the Texas Law Class of 2018 have received prestigious postgraduate public service fellowships from Equal Justice Works, Gideon’s Promise, If/When/How, the Georgetown University Law Center, the Gallogly Family Foundation, as well as the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Institute for Transnational Law at the law school. “The Law […]

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Texas Law Makes New U.S. News Short List

U.S. News and World Report continues to issue so-called “Short List” reports, in which they analyze often overlooked aspects of excellence in quality and value in legal education, and Texas Law continues to show up on those lists. Just yesterday, U.S. News released their list of “10 Law Schools With Small Classes” and Texas Law […]

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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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