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  • Three people at the TALC Awards Dinner
    Students, faculty, and staff were all recognized in October for contributions to public service in Texas and beyond.
  • Black and white photograph from 1953 of attorney Gustavo Garcia sitting at a desk in his office.
    The distinguished graduate and civil rights pioneer is being remembered with a stunning new portrait on the school's main hallway.
  • Juneteenth graphic
    Juneteenth (June 19) is widely celebrated as the official date commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. On that date in 1865 Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and the state’s residents learned that slavery had been abolished. The University of Texas at Austin recognizes Juneteenth as a University holiday on this year’s […]
  • Jessica Cisneros, Texas Law Class of 2018, speaking at the 2018 Latinx Graduation
    Texas Law is a proud part of The University of Texas at Austin, and that’s why we’re pleased to share the news that the university has received the coveted Seal of Excelencia from Excelencia in Education, the premier “authority in efforts related to Latino student success.” The news was announced by U.T. Austin president Jay […]
  • Portrait of The Honorable Robert Pitman, who is wearing glasses and a blue, purple, and white striped tie.
    The Texas Law Class of 2020, along with their families and friends and the law school leadership and faculty were treated to an encouraging address from The Honorable Robert Pitman ’88 at the virtual commencement ceremony on May 23, 2020. Judge Pitman received his masters degree from the University of Oxford and received a J.D. […]
  • Ashlie Alaman with her left hand on her hip, posing in front of an entry wall
    Ashlie Alaman graduated from Texas Law in ’09 and has spent most of her career providing aid to those in need through pro bono work. Alaman was a finalist for the American Bar Association’s 2019 DFW Pro Bono/Public Service Award. Below is an article highlighting Alaman’s work, published with permission from The Texas Lawbook.   […]
  • Prof. Adrienne Davis wearing glasses and an orange scarf
    The Thurgood Marshall Legal Society at Texas Law hosts its annual symposium on February 21, with panels and discussion on the ethical, political, and legal implications of reparations. The day’s programming, organized by 2019-20 chapter president Amber Magee, will take place in the Sheffield Massey Room and will feature Texas Law Prof. Mechele Dickerson and […]
  • When members of the Austin office of Fish & Richardson decided to take the case of Mallika Das, their focus was fighting for a basic right Ms. Das had been denied: the right to have an interpreter assist her in casting a vote. The principle was so important to Fish & Richardson partners—and Texas Law […]
  • Mary Lou Robinson ’50, esteemed judge, women’s rights activist, and civic leader passed away on January 26, 2019. She was 92 years old. The Honorable Judge Robinson met her husband of 42 years, A.J. Robinson, while earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. After graduating from the School of […]
  • Susan L. Blount ’81 has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Cavco Industries, a leading designer and manufacturer of systems-built structures. Blount will serve as one of the board’s five directors, all of whom are independent, and she will be a member of Cavco’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, as well as the […]
  • Headshot of Professor Linda Mullenix.
    From applicants’ LSAT scores to class rankings and beyond, the legal community places serious value on data-driven ordering. It’s thus no surprise that many in the legal academy pay careful attention to University of Chicago Prof. Brian Leiter’s annual lists of “most-cited” law faculty on his website, Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports. Leiter (a former […]
  • Texas Law Prof. Jennifer E. Laurin, an expert in the shared roles of courts, police, and lawyers in regulating forensic science, is now a regular contributor the new online platform of the Fair Punishment Project, In Justice Today. Her newest article is “The Massachusetts Lab Scandals: Confronting the New Normal of Mass Error in Criminal Justice,” […]