Tag: Diversity Equity Inclusion & Belonging

ABBJ
From Influential to Up & Coming, Texas Law is Well-Represented in ABBJ Awards

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 […]

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Alyse Munrose
3L Student With Children’s Rights Clinic Wins Case

At Texas Law, students change the world through real-life learning opportunities. Recently, 3L Alyse Munrose – working through the Law School’s Children’s Rights Clinic and under the supervision of Lori Duke ’95 – successfully represented her clients in a five-day trial. The trial culminated nearly a year of working on behalf of siblings who had […]

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2022 Hispanic Heritage Month
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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Shavonne Henderson
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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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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Texas Law Alumnus Darren Walker ’86 Receives France’s Highest Cultural Honor

Texas Law alumnus Darren Walker ’86, president of the Ford Foundation, is the recipient of France’s highest cultural honor. Walker was named commander of France’s Order of Arts and Letters for his work in supporting social justice through funding the arts. “Being in this firmament is absolutely humbling,” Walker told The Associated Press upon receiving […]

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Two Texas Law Students Win National Susman Godfrey Prize

Texas Law students Diana Kensy (3L) and Jason Onyediri (3L) have been selected as Susman Godfrey Prize winners, which are presented annually to 12 law school students of color from around the country who have demonstrated academic excellence and overall achievement. The award is open to students who are finishing their first or second year […]

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Pipeline Program’s First Cohort Begins Journey

A class of 30 undergraduate students and recent college graduates met for the first time in Townes Hall on June 4 to begin a year-long law school admissions journey together. Together they are the premier Cohort Program class of Texas Law’s new Pipeline Program. Cohort students are current-cycle law school applicants who will benefit from […]

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Texas Law Graduates Receive Prestigious Public Service Fellowships

Six graduates from the Class of 2022, along with two 2021 Texas Law alumnae, have received national postgraduate fellowships to work for the public good. The recent graduates are: Michelle Juma, Carolina Rivera Nelson, Zoraima Pelaez, Liam Veazey, Veronikah Warms, and Samantha Westrum. Jill Applegate and Chloe Kempf represent the Texas Law Class of 2021. […]

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