Student Life

Excel at Exams: Faculty and Staff Offer Advice

As students prepare tirelessly for final exams, University of Texas School of Law faculty and staff offer tips for students on studying and taking law school final exams. Finals begin Dec. 9 and last through Dec. 20. The Advice-Givers: The J.D.-Librarians at the Tarlton Law Library specialize in many different subjects and are available to […]

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Students Make a Difference Through Pro Bono

Only a few months into the academic year and already more than 100 University of Texas School of Law students have volunteered for 21 pro bono projects (and counting). From preparing asylum cases to interviewing clients at walk-in legal clinics, the range of UT Law’s pro bono projects is as diverse as the hundreds of […]

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Record Percent of Entering UT Law Students Sign Pro Bono Pledge

More than 93 percent of the entering 1L class signed the Pro Bono Pledge, a record level of participation for The University of Texas School of Law’s Pro Bono Program. Students who sign the pledge commit to perform at least 50 hours of pro bono service before graduation. “The class of 2013 – the first […]

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UT Law Class of 2016 Equal Justice Scholarship Awarded to Kelsey Chapple

The University of Texas School of Law has awarded the ninth Equal Justice Scholarship to Kelsey Chapple, an incoming first-year law student. The scholarship covers tuition and fees for three years of legal study. Chapple has committed to work for three years on a full-time basis after law school to provide direct legal services to low-income individuals or groups at a nonprofit organization in the U.S.

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UT Law hosts sixth annual Color of Justice program

On April 17, 2013, the Law School hosted the sixth annual Color of Justice program to inspire Austin-area minority high school students to pursue careers in law. The annual event was organized by the National Association of Women Judges, the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association, and the Law School’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, with support from sponsoring law firms Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC, and Winstead. Audience members included approximately seventy-five students from Garza, Akins, and East Austin College Prep high schools.

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Graduating Law School students receive service awards from Justice Center

Six graduating students at the University of Texas School of Law have been honored by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law for their extraordinary commitment during law school to using the law to serve others. This annual award honors graduating students for work in the nonprofit, government, and legislative sectors, as well as participation in clinical courses, pro bono projects, and student groups. The award winners were recognized by Dean Ward Farnsworth at a reception at the Law School, and will each receive $500. In addition, BARBRI has generously provided the award winners with $500 discounts for bar review courses.

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