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Texas Law Spotlights Alumni for Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), Texas Law celebrates our students, staff, and alumni of Hispanic descent. The professional, historical, and cultural contributions of the Latinx community have had a positive impact on the legal profession, and many of these leaders got their start here on the Forty Acres. […]

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Associate Dean Shavonne Henderson Recognized as Diversity Leader

Texas Law Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Shavonne Henderson ’05 has been selected as a 2022 recipient of the Texas Diversity Council‘s Top Women Lawyer Award. The award recognizes Henderson as a leader in the legal profession who shows commitment to diversity and community well-being. “I am honored and grateful that organizations […]

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Summer Public Service Program Makes Big Impact

Texas Law has long supported students who choose public service or other careers advancing the public interest. This summer, 167 students benefitted from Texas Law’s newly formed Summer Public Service Program (SPSP) which guaranteed them stipends to work in government and nonprofit summer fellowships. In total, 150 students received a general Summer Public Service Fellowship […]

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Meet the Texas Law Class of 2025

The Texas Law Class of 2025 begins an exciting three-year journey that will develop them as future leaders in the legal profession. This impressive group of nearly 300 students brings a wide range of academic backgrounds, work experience, community service, and life experience to the Forty Acres. This year’s 1Ls represent 32 states and eight […]

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Student Organizations Strive to Help Incoming Class Thrive in Law School

When Texas Law welcomed incoming students during the Class of 2025’s Orientation week, several student organizations teamed up to make sure that everyone felt supported and welcome. They hosted “Thriving in Law School” programming throughout the week that helped to lay the groundwork for success for incoming students who may come from backgrounds that historically […]

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Orientation 2022: “You’re Here to be Transformed”

Today is the official first day of classes, but for the Class of 2025, law school started a week ago. Texas Law’s newest 292 1Ls and 20 LLM students have been on campus and in the law school buildings, as well as exploring Austin, enjoying a week-long orientation. It was a chance for them to […]

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Texas Law Students Complete Summer Fellowships with National Workers’ Rights Program

Texas Law students Zoe Dobkin ’24 and Apurva Gunturu ’25 earned prestigious positions through the highly competitive Peggy Browning Fellowhip Program this summer. They were two of just 100 law students from around the country recognized for their interest in, and commitment to, workers’ rights. Dobkin, working with the Sugar Law Center for Economic and […]

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Carrin Patman ’82 Appointed Ambassador of Iceland

Houston attorney and civic leader Carrin Patman ’82 is the new United States ambassador to the Republic of Iceland. Patman was nominated by President Joe Biden for the position – which is officially titled Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary – and was confirmed by a voice vote of the U.S. Senate on August 7, 2022. “I’m […]

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Mike Perrin ’71 Honored With Texas Exes Distinguished Alumnus Award

Michael W. “Mike” Perrin ’71 has been selected to receive the 2022 Texas Exes Distinguished Alumnus Award, continuing a long tradition of representation from Texas Law alumni.  The Distinguished Alumnus Award—the highest recognition bestowed by the university’s alumni association—was created in 1958 to honor alumni who have distinguished themselves in their profession, community, and through […]

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