Tag: Belonging

  • AAPI Heritage Month Banner
    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. […]
  • Eight Portraits for Black History Month 2022
    During Black History Month, we recognize the excellence and achievements of Texas Law alumni who are impacting society in Texas and around the world. Read to learn more about some of our exceptional alumni who started here and are now changing the world. Ashton Cumberbatch ’82 Ashton Cumberbatch specializes in labor and employment law and currently […]
  • Austin Black Business Journal announced its Most Influential & Up & Coming Lawyer Award Honorees
    Several Texas Law alumni—three of whom are also faculty—are being honored with the 2021 Most Influential and Up & Coming Lawyer awards by the Austin Black Business Journal. The annual awards recognize Black professionals in the legal field who have achieved professional excellence and have actively paved the way to success for others. “These individuals […]
  • We are proud to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting extraordinary lawyers and leaders of Hispanic heritage who got their start at Texas Law. Though we aren’t able to feature all of the thousands of lawyers of Hispanic heritage who make the Texas Law community stronger, scroll down to meet some of our outstanding […]
  • Headshot of Angela F. Williams
    Angela F. Williams ’88 will become the next president and CEO of the United Way Worldwide. Williams will be the first woman and first African American to lead the organization. Her appointment takes effect on October 15, 2021. “We are always proud of our alumni who show up and do the work of changing the […]
  • Portrait of Michael Ritter in suit with green grass in the background
    In April thousands of Texas attorneys cast their vote for Michael J. Ritter ’10, selecting him as the Texas Young Lawyers Association’s President-Elect and making him the first openly gay candidate to run for and win a statewide Bar office. Ritter’s 3-year term begins on June 18, and he will be sworn in as TYLA […]
  • Portrait of Sylvia Borunda Firth in a navy suit
    Sylvia Borunda Firth ’84 has been sworn in as the new president of the State Bar of Texas. She makes history as the first Hispanic woman and first person from El Paso to be president. Borunda Firth’s legal career has spanned decades, and the list of her accomplishments is lengthy. She runs a solo law […]
  • Portrait of Bola Ibidapo, wearing a white shirt and jacket
    For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 1L Bola Ibidapo, Student Bar Representative and member of the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society! Q: What sort of things are you engaged in at law school? I am currently involved in the Texas Student Bar Association as an elected 1L Representative. I am also a […]
  • Portrait of William Mahomes Jr. in a blue suit with a red tie, in front of brown wall.
    Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Texas Law alumnus William “Bill” Mahomes, Jr. ’72 to the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents for a six-year term that will expire on Feb. 1, 2027. He was first appointed to the Board of Regents in 2015. Mahomes is currently a Partner with Bracewell LLP in Dallas, and […]
  • Prof. Keegan Warren-Clem ’12 and Kassandra Gonzalez ’19
    As the country was reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Supreme Court in December 2020 granted certiorari in Becerra v. Gresham and Arkansas v. Gresham, two consolidated cases concerning work requirements for adult beneficiaries of Medicaid in Arkansas and New Hampshire. The 2018 policy change that approved those states’ work programs resulted in roughly […]
  • Texas Law 2L Anthony Collier, currently serving the school community as the Student Bar Association President and a member of three student organizations, has been elected to serve as Chair of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), the largest student-run nonprofit in the nation. His term will begin on April 1. Collier has spent […]
  • Headshots of 28 alumni and text that reads, "Texas Law Alumni - Changing the World and Making History"
    During Black History Month, we are recognizing the excellence and achievements of Texas Law alumni who are impacting society today in Texas and beyond! Read on to learn more about some of our remarkable alumni who started here and are changing the world.  Arleas Upton Kea is the Deputy to the Chairman for External Affairs […]