Tag: belonging

  • portrait of Barbara di Castro Young
    For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 3L Barbara Di Castro Young! Q: Where did you do your undergraduate work, and what did you major in? A: I graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas, and my major was International Political Economy. What groups/clubs/internships have you participated in while at Texas […]
  • Women's History Month 2023
    The women of Texas Law have been ground-breakers, leaders, and high achievers throughout our history, including several alumnae we recognize in honor of Women’s History Month. Reflecting on how their experience at Texas Law helped lead them to success in their lives and careers, read on to get to know Linda Addison ’75, Brittany Castillo […]
  • Prof. Wendy Greene speaking
    As part of Texas Law’s Diverse Voices Speaker Series, Professor Doris “Wendy” Greene spoke about her legal research into combatting natural hair discrimination in a presentation entitled “#FreeTheHair: Locking Black Hair to Civil Rights Movements.” She presented to an engaged audience of students and faculty in the school’s Eidman Courtroom on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023. […]
  • Portrait of Adrienne Nelson with yellow flowers in background
    On Feb. 15, 2023, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Texas Law alumna Adrienne C. Nelson to the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, making her the first Black woman jurist in Oregon to serve on the federal bench. Her term begins immediately. This isn’t the first ground-breaking role for Nelson, a member […]
  • Crystal Tran headshot
    For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 2L Crystal Tran! Q: Where did you go and what did you study as an undergraduate? A: I went to the University of Houston as an undergraduate and received a dual degree in Psychology and Political Science. How did your prior life experiences influence your […]
  • Eliot Cotton
    As we continue to honor Black History Month, we highlight Eliot Cotton ’10, who talked to us about career, his experiences in law school, and his advice for today’s students. Mr. Cotton has been with Riverstone Holdings LLC in New York for more than five years and serves as the firm’s general counsel focused on […]
  • TMLS group photo
    Today, as part of observing Black History Month, we’re shining a spotlight on the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society, the law student-led social organization committed to supporting and uplifting Black students seeking their legal education at Texas Law. TMLS is driven by a mission “to improve the academic and social climate in Austin for Black law students, […]
  • Women living in the Duren House (date unknown) -Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
    As we enter Black History Month, the School of Law and The University of Texas at Austin have planned a wealth of events, workshops, showcases, and celebrations. This range of activity allows all Longhorns to explore the history of Black experience on The Forty Acres, to give a platform to the Black voices of UT […]
  • DeMetris Sampson ’80, a longtime lawyer and community leader in Dallas, has been named the winner of the Virgil C. Lott Medal for 2023. She will be honored at a ceremony at the School of Law on February 16. Dean Bobby Chesney made the announcement. “The Virgil C. Lott Medal is named after the first […]
  • Alia Moses already made history once, when Pres. George W. Bush nominated her to become the first woman to sit on the bench of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. The alumna from the Texas Law Class of 1986 made history again last month when she became the court’s first […]
  • Associate Dean Shavonne Henderson and guest speaker, Professor Carliss Chatman ’04
    This fall, Texas Law’s Pipeline Beyond kicked off its Diverse Voices Speaker Series with guest speaker Carliss Chatman ’04. Professor Chatman, who teaches Corporate Law, Contracts, and Professional Responsibility at the Washington and Lee School of Law, presented on innovative solutions to shareholder recovery in derivative litigation. She also reflected on her experiences both at […]
  • ABBJ
    Several Texas Law faculty members and alumni have been chosen to receive 2022 Austin Black Business Journal awards. The publication announced two major awards honoring attorneys: “Most Influential Lawyers” and “Up & Coming Lawyers.” The awards recognize Black professionals in the legal field who have achieved professional excellence and have actively paved the way to […]