Student Life

Miatta Echetebu wearing a green patterned top in front of a tree
🤘STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Miatta Echetebu ’21

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 3L Miatta Echetebu, Coordinator of the law school’s Women of Color Collective and a legal clerk for the NAACP Texas State Conference! Q: What is your biggest motivator in pursuing this career? A: My daughter! If it wasn’t for her, I never would have pushed […]

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Portrait of Sergio Cavazos, wearing glasses in front of a blue background

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 2L Sergio Cavazos, who works at the Texas Legislature! Q: Can you tell us about your experience working at the Texas Legislature? I’ve worked at the Texas Legislature since 2013 and currently serve as Director of the House Committee on Insurance. In the past, I’ve […]

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Two computer screens, one showing a Zoom screen, and one showing the Freshlaw Orientation slide, in a room full of students at orientation.
Taking Freshlaw Orientation By The Horns

On the eve of the unofficial start of the academic year—Freshlaw Orientation, when all new students first arrive on campus to meet one another and see what law school’s all about—there was the usual excitement that attends this annual ritual. “It’s always my favorite time,” said Brandi Welch, Texas Law’s Director of Academic Advising and […]

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Michael Vance, Amber Magee, Marley Fraizer, and Linzy Scott standing in a court room
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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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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Seven Texas Law Graduates Received Prestigious Public Interest Fellowships for 2020

Three members of the Class of 2020, along with a 2016 Texas Law alum, have received postgraduate fellowships from Equal Justice Works, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., whose declared mission is to support “the next generation of lawyers who commit themselves to public interest law and endeavor to provide effective representation to underserved […]

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Portrait of Michael Vance, wearing a suit and black tie with white polka dots

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet soon-to-be graduate Michael Vance, the current Vice President of the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society! Q: What do you like most about working with TMLS? As the Vice President of TMLS, I enjoy having a hand in creating a positive and nurturing environment for the members […]

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