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Prof. Albert Elected to Chair of the Section on Scholarship

Professor Richard Albert has begun his term as the elected Chair of the Section on Scholarship in the American Association of Law Schools (AALS). He recently completed his term as Chair of the Section on Comparative Law. The Section on Scholarship promotes scholarly research and dialogue among members of the Association, and seeks to create […]

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IN MEMORIAM: Prof. J. Leon Lebowitz

J. Leon Lebowitz, the brilliant and well-loved professor of law, passed away peacefully at home on January 11 at age 98. Professor Lebowitz became a member of the Texas Law faculty in 1956. For over four decades he educated and guided thousands of aspiring Texas lawyers on the Forty Acres. Though he formally retired as […]

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🤘STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Dustin Farahnak ’20

Fans of Texas Law’s Instagram and Facebook accounts have already enjoyed getting to know some of our remarkable students through the new Student Spotlight series. Our students have much to say, and, in order to allow them more space than a social media caption, we are bringing the series here to the Texas Law News […]

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Firm Uses Pro Bono Windfall to Create New Scholarship

When members of the Austin office of Fish & Richardson decided to take the case of Mallika Das, their focus was fighting for a basic right Ms. Das had been denied: the right to have an interpreter assist her in casting a vote. The principle was so important to Fish & Richardson partners—and Texas Law […]

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Dr. Teresa Lozano Long to Receive National Humanities Medal in White House Ceremony

Long-time friend to the Law School, Dr. Teresa Lozano Long will be honored during a White House ceremony on Thursday, November 21 with the National Humanities Medal. The National Humanities Medal, inaugurated in 1997, honors individuals or groups whose work has deepened the nation’s understanding of the humanities and broadened our citizens’ engagement with history, […]

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Rethinking Prisons for Women

Prof. Michele Deitch, a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law and the LBJ School, has been serving as Chair of the Travis County Sheriff’s Advisory Committee on the Women’s Jail since March 2018. The Committee’s brief was to develop a vision for a model women’s jail facility based on best practices from around the country […]

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Upton Kea ’82: “It’s a Lonely Walk to the Top”

Arleas Upton Kea ’82, the Chief Operating Officer of the FDIC in Washington, D.C., and the Immediate Past President of the Law Alumni Association, has just authored a powerful essay for American Banker magazine’s online platform. The piece, titled “It’s a ‘lonely walk’ to the top at FDIC for a woman of color,” looks at Upton […]

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Texas International Law Journal Shines in New Rankings

The Texas International Law Journal (TILJ) has taken fourth position on the newly-released Washington & Lee Journal Rankings. This represents a 12-spot jump on the specialty listing, the largest move of any of the top-ranked publications. The W&L rankings, considered the world’s premier listing of law journals, considers the top 300 U.S.-published journals and 50 […]

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