Texas Law News

Dr. Melynda Price ’02 Named Gaines Center Director

Congratulations are due to Dr. Melynda Price ’02 on her historic appointment to the directorship of the John R. Gaines Center for the Humanities at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Price becomes the first woman and the first African American to lead the center. In addition to her J.D. from Texas Law, the ninth-generation Houstonian […]

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Gary Bledsoe ’76 Awarded Virgil C. Lott Medal

Gary Bledsoe ’76 has been named the winner of the 2019 Virgil C. Lott Medal, an honor presented every two years by the School of Law to recognize those who uphold the values of Virgil Lott ’53, the school’s first African-American graduate. Bledsoe, the longtime president of the NAACP’s Texas chapter, and currently the Dean […]

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IN MEMORIAM: Mary Lou Robinson ’50

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 […]

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Bintliff Receives Prestigious AALS Law Libraries Award

Professor Barbara Bintliff received the AALS Section of Law Libraries and Legal Information Award earlier this month at the AALS’s annual meetings in New Orleans. Prof. Bintliff, the Director of the Tarlton Law Library and Jamail Center for Legal Research and Joseph C. Hutcheson Professor in Law, was honored for her contributions to teaching and […]

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Blount ’81 Appointed to Cavco Industries Board of Directors

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 […]

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IN MEMORIAM: Wales H. Madden, Jr. ’52

Wales H Madden ’52, a Senior Life Trustee of the University of Texas Law School Foundation as well as a former President of the Texas Exes and a former U.T. System Regent, passed away on Christmas Eve. He was 91 years old. Madden was a renowned business and civic leader in his native Amarillo, a […]

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Wagner and McGarity Receive Prestigious Award from ABA

Professors Wendy Wagner and Thomas McGarity have been honored with the American Bar Association Administrative Law Section’s Annual Scholarship Award for their article, “Dynamic Rulemaking.” The section recognized the article as “the best work of administrative law scholarship published in 2017.” Wagner and McGarity accepted the award alongside their co-authors, William West and Lisa Peters, at […]

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