Tag: Equity and Inclusion

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is celebrated each May, focusing on the historical and cultural contributions of those with Asian and Pacific Islander roots. The AAPI descriptor encompasses millions of people of various cultures who represent many ethnicities, languages and experiences that enrich our nation. For current Texas Law students, the student-led […]

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Texas Law Student Receives National Susman Godfrey Prize

Rising 2L Circle Robie has won a prestigious Susman Godfrey Prize. The honor, presented to only 12 law students annually, was announced this week by Susman Godfrey’s co-managing partners Kalpana Srinivasan and Vineet Bhatia. “We are thrilled to recognize a group of incredibly talented and inspiring law students,” said Srinivasan. “And we hope this can […]

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For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 1L Veda Tsai! Q: How has your undergraduate mock trial experience at UT Dallas helped you in law school so far?  A: I gained both logical thinking and substantive knowledge from mock trial. Our mock trial program gave us the opportunity to analyze the information and […]

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Women's History Month 2023
Women’s History Month: Texas Law Alumnae Epitomize Impact of Women

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 […]

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Diverse Voices Series Speaker Prof. Wendy Greene Wants to #FreeTheHair

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. […]

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🤘STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Crystal Tran ’24

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 […]

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Eliot Cotton
Black History Month Spotlight: Eliot Cotton ’10

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 […]

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Black History Month Spotlight: Thurgood Marshall Legal Society

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, […]

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