Law School News

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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IN MEMORIAM: Teresa Lozano Long Dies at 92

The State of Texas and the School of Law are mourning the loss of Teresa Lozano Long, who, along with husband Joe R. Long ’58, endowed dozens of programs, institutions, and schools throughout a lifetime of philanthropy and good works. The faculty and students of the law school are among the many beneficiaries of Terry […]

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A National Championship for Texas Law in Costello Competition

Texas Law 3Ls Victoria Fazzino, Jensen Martinez, and Zachary Dwyer got their Super Bowl celebrations started early on Sunday when they were named the national champions of the 13th Annual John L. Costello National Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Competition, hosted by George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. “We were proud to represent Texas Law,” […]

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Pandemic Pro Bono in January Succeeds Despite Challenges

Each year, the Richard and Ginni Mithoff Program organizes a winter break service trip to South Texas: Pro Bono in January, or PBinJ. Due to the pandemic, students did not travel to South Texas in January 2021 — but the tradition went on, online. “We want to continue to support our pro bono partners in […]

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