Texas Law News

Emma Culotta doing "Hook 'Em Horns"
Class President Emma Culotta Delivers Remarks at 2022 Sunflower Ceremony

Emma Culotta, permanent class president for the Texas Law Class of 2022, shared inspiring remarks at the Sunflower Ceremony on May 21, 2022. She reflected on the three-year journey that she and her classmates embarked upon in the pre-COVID era, using an analogy of a grueling Ironman competition. Culotta shared experiences of the past three […]

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Bintliff Receives Distinguished Service Award from the AALL

Barbara Bintliff, the Joseph C. Hutcheson Professor Emeritus in Law and former director of the Tarlton Law Library/Jamail Center for Legal Research, has been selected to receive the 2022 Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). Bintliff retired in January 2022 after more than a decade with Texas […]

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Texas Law Honors Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

As we recognize Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month during May, we celebrate the historical and cultural contributions of individuals and groups of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to the United States. The AAPI descriptor encompasses millions of people of various cultures who represent many ethnicities, languages and experiences that enrich our nation. […]

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2022 Justice Center Graduating Student Award Winners
Justice Center Honors Three Students with 2022 Graduating Student Awards

William Wayne Justice Center recognized 3Ls Alyssa Gordon, Jacqueline Morales, and Zoraima Pelaez with Graduating Student Awards for their outstanding leadership and contribution to the community. They were honored at the Justice Center and Mithoff Pro Bono Program’s annual Celebration of Service on April 21— which was held in-person for the first time since the […]

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Five people honored at Alumni Awards 2022 Dinner
Law School Celebrates 2021-22 Alumni Award Winners with Spring Gala

The Texas Law Alumni Association presented its annual Alumni Awards at a gala ceremony on April 28, 2022 at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Austin, following a two-year pause due to the pandemic. Recognized at the event were David Beck ’65 for Lifetime Achievement, Karen Seymour ’86 as the Outstanding Alumna, and the Hon. […]

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Robert Chesney Appointed Dean of the School of Law

The University of Texas at Austin has selected Robert (Bobby) Chesney to serve as the next dean of the School of Law. Chesney, who currently holds the James A. Baker III Chair in the Rule of Law and World Affairs and has served as the school’s associate dean for academic affairs for more than a […]

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Two Texas Law Employees Receive UT Outstanding Staff Awards

Texas Law staff members, Sylvia Hendricks and Alissa Strother, were honored with Outstanding Staff Awards by The University of Texas at Austin President Jay Hartzell. The Outstanding Staff Awards Program honors and recognizes the invaluable contributions of eligible non-teaching employees whose outstanding dedication, competence, conscientious performance, excellent customer service, and ingenuity/innovation has had a significant […]

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Board of Advocates Wraps Up Year with Awards

The Texas Law student Board of Advocates celebrated the year’s end with a recent banquet, recognizing officers and law students who excelled in advocacy. The Board of Advocates is a student-run honorary advocacy organization composed of the best student advocates at The University of Texas School of Law. Three major awards were presented to graduating […]

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Happy Mother's Day 2022 from Texas Law
Mother’s Day 2022 Tribute to Texas Law Moms

Law school certainly is a challenge in itself, but couple that with the responsibility of raising children at the same time, and it seems like a role for a superhero! Several law students who are moms first point to the love and support of their families as key factors in managing their years at Texas […]

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