Student Spotlight

Portrait of John C. Ruff, wearing a navy jacket and a blue and grey tie.
šŸ¤˜STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: John C. Ruff ’22

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 2L John C. Ruff, Pro Bono Scholar and Staff Editor of The American Journal of Criminal LawĀ andĀ The Review of Litigation! Q: Won’t you tell us about some of your activities at the law school? I’m a Pro Bono Scholar with the Mithoff Pro Bono Program. […]

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šŸ¤˜STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Barbara Di Castro Pimenta ’23

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 1L Barbara Di Castro Pimenta, member of the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law and the Chicano/Hispanic Law Students Association! Q: What sorts of things are you engaged in at law school? As a 1L I have tried to not overwhelm myself with […]

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Portrait of John Goodman II, wearing his Anglican Minister attire.
šŸ¤˜STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: John Goodman II ’23

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 1L John Goodman II, member of the Federalist Society and an Anglican minister in the Rio Grande Valley! Q: Hi John! Would you tell us a bit about what sorts of activities you’ve been engaged in at the law school? I joined the Federalist Society […]

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šŸ¤˜STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Caroline Burks ’22

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 2L Caroline Burks, managing editor of the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, director of development for The Review of Litigation, former co-president of Texas Law Disability Alliance, Cybersecurity Graduate Fellow, and Brumley Next Generation Fellow! Q: Wow, you have held an impressive array of leadership […]

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šŸ¤˜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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šŸ¤˜STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Sergio Cavazos

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? Iā€™ve worked at the Texas Legislature since 2013 and currently serve as Director of the House Committee on Insurance. In the past, Iā€™ve […]

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Celebrating Mothers at Texas Law

Being a mother isn’t easy. Law school isn’t easy. Doing both at the same time takes a special kind of strength and perseverance. Today we honor mothers worldwide and at Texas Law, and what better way than to hear directly from them? Read Q&A’s with a few of our law students who are also mothers […]

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šŸ¤˜STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Michael Vance

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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šŸ¤˜STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Thaisa Howorth ’21

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 2L Thaisa Howorth, who has a dual degree in social work and designed the Texas Law Self-Care Resources website! Q: How do you think your dual degree in social work will impact your law career? My social work education informs my role as an advocate […]

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šŸ¤˜STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Amber Magee ’20

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 3L Amber Magee, the current President of the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society! Q: So Amber, what does life after Texas Law look like for you? Leaving Texas Law will be the first time I leave this campus since I started at UT in 2013. I […]

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