Category: Law School News

  • A grid with photographs of 9 law students who received public service fellowships.
    Eight graduates from the Class of 2023, along with a graduate from the Class of 2022, have received national postgraduate fellowships to work for the public good.
  • A photograph of Allaena Cruz, Jordan Phillips, and Danny Woodward.
    Allaena Cruz, Jordan Phillips, and Danny Woodward will receive a year of support from the Law School to work for nonprofit organizations.
  • Portrait of Circle Robie
    Rising 2L Circle Robie has won a prestigious Susman Godfrey Prize, a national honor awarded annually to 12 students of color who have demonstrated academic excellence and overall achievement.
  • The school’s annual Sunflower Ceremony brought together 292 graduates and more 2000 family and friends for a two-hour presentation with spirited reminiscences, inspiring speeches, moving moments, and an awe-inspiring volume of confetti.
  • The Hon. Eva Guzman encouraged the graduating class to "find the sweet spot where your passion and your craft become one."
  • Jason Onyediri, the permanent class president for the Texas Law Class of 2023, reflected on his classmates' “collective story” at the Sunflower Ceremony on May 6.
  • Minister Marlene Malahoo Forte and Professor Richard Albert
    Albert will be helping Jamaica in its transition from a constitutional monarchy to a republic as a member of the country's Constitution Reform Committee.
  • Photo of Matthew Zavaro, Brandon Charnov, and Ali Hamza.
    Student excellence in legal writing and advocacy was recognized at the 2023 Beck Center Awards on April 20. The annual event, which is sponsored by The David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy recognized “outstanding Texas Law students for their focus on refining exceptional communication skills, as demonstrated in multiple ways.” […]
  • Graduating Student Award winners
    Texas Law’s annual Celebration of Service, the only law school awards ceremony that honors both students and faculty, took place on April 18 in the Susman Godfrey Atrium. The perennial favorite — better known informally as the “Ice Cream Social” — saw a bigger-than-usual crowd, thanks in large part to a bigger-than-usual slate of awards […]
  • Five students
    Texas Law wants to make it easier for students to take on summer public service positions and to pursue public service careers after law school. The best way to do that, says Dean Bobby Chesney, “is to make sure those invaluable opportunities are in fact affordable opportunities.” The school’s commitment to public service legal work […]
  • Winners of 2023 Excellence in Public Interest Awards
    Texas Law Fellowships, the student organization that supports students pursuing public interest law work, presented its annual Excellence in Public Interest Awards at a festive celebration on March 26 in the home of Bill ’70 and Stephanie Whitehurst, longtime supporters of TLF and its mission. “These awards are our opportunity to recognize and honor those […]
  • Eva Guzman, formerly a Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, and currently a partner at the Houston law firm of Wright, Close & Barger, will deliver the commencement address at Texas Law’s 2023 Sunflower Ceremony. Her selection was announced by Dean Bobby Chesney in a message to the law school community. “Justice Guzman is a […]