Texas Law News

Texas Law Graduates Receive Prestigious Public Service Fellowships in 2018

Twelve graduates of the Texas Law Class of 2018 have received prestigious postgraduate public service fellowships from Equal Justice Works, Gideon’s Promise, If/When/How, the Georgetown University Law Center, the Gallogly Family Foundation, as well as the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Institute for Transnational Law at the law school. “The Law […]

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Alumni Association Announces 2018 Alumni Award Honorees

Five of Texas Law’s most accomplished and illustrious alumni are being honored this October by the Texas Law Alumni Association and Dean Ward Farnsworth. Legendary Houston lawyer and civic leader Richard Mithoff ’71 will receive the Association’s Award for Lifetime Achievement. Dallas-based Sandra Phillips Rogers ’91, Group Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for Toyota Motor North […]

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VIDEO: Sunflower Ceremony 2018

The Law School celebrated the Class of 2018, their family and friends, and the school’s leadership and faculty, on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the Gregory Gym, in the heart of the UT campus. The commencement address was delivered by Linda Addison ’76. Watch her remarks here:  

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Darren Walker ’86 Honored by the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life

Darren Walker ’86 added yet another award to his distinguished résumé, when the Moody College of Communication’s Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life presented him with the inaugural Shirley Perry Bird Longhorn Citizenship Award on April 24, in Austin. UT Austin President Greg Fenves made the presentation. Reprinted below, with permission, is the story written by Annette […]

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Avraham: Regulate consumer litigation funding, don’t ban it

Texas Law Senior Lecturer Ronen Avraham has just completed the first large-scale empirical study of consumer third-party litigation funding in the United States, along with colleague Anthony J. Sebok of Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. The striking results of their new study will be analyzed in full in the forthcoming Cornell Law Review. Until […]

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Belinda Johnson ’91 Named First COO of Airbnb

Double-Longhorn Belinda Johnson — BA ’88 and JD ’91 — was announced today as the first-ever Chief Operating Officer of Airbnb, the global start-up superstar currently valued at $31B. The news was made public this morning by Airbnb founder and CEO Brian Chesky, on the Airbnb website. “The COO is one of the most critical positions […]

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In Memoriam: Prof. Robert W. Hamilton

Texas Law Emeritus Professor Robert W. Hamilton passed away on January 12. Retired since 2004, Prof. Hamilton had taught at the law school for forty years and held the Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law. Prof. Hamilton graduated from Swarthmore Collection in 1952 and earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in […]

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