Texas Law News

🤘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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Trailblazing Lawhorn Julius Whittier Immortalized on Campus

Julius Whittier—a larger-than-life trailblazer as Texas’ first Black letterman, a member of the 1970 National Championship team, a Texas Law alum, and a triple Longhorn—has been honored with a larger-than-life bronze statue in the north end of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The 12-and-a-half-foot tall bronze sculpture, depicting Whittier from his playing days with his […]

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🤘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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Tarlton Launches Online Research Guide on Supreme Court Reform

Tarlton Law Library Director Barbara Bintliff is used to monitoring the churn of daily news for stories about the law and the American legal system. That’s because, when a topic reaches the front-page headlines of major news outlets, it’s predictable that Tarlton’s librarians will start getting inquiries—from students, faculty, and even the general public—wanting to […]

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Prof. Norma V. Cantú, photographed by Wyatt McSpadden
Prof. Norma V. Cantú to Serve Presidential Transition Team on Education Issues

Norma V. Cantú, a Professor of Law and Professor of Government with a distinguished record of public service—including eight years as the Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights in the Clinton Administration—has been named to the Biden-Harris Transition’s “Agency Review Team” for education. That team, led by Linda Darling-Hammond of the Learning Policy Institute, will […]

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Cynthia Akatugba '13 is the 2020 Mentor of the Year
Cynthia Akatugba ’13 Named 2020 Mentor of the Year

The 2020 Mentor of the Year is Cynthia Akatugba ’13, an Assistant Attorney General with the General Litigation Division of the Texas Attorney General’s office. Ms. Akatugba, whose name was put forth by her mentee Anais Stevens ’22, was selected from a group of nearly three dozen nominees. “Every year, we receive the most incredible, […]

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