Tag: In Memoriam

  • Black and white photograph of Paul Alexander.
    Known to many as ‘the man in the iron lung,” Alexander overcame odds to become a successful attorney.
  • Portrait of Professor Lino Graglia
    The Law School community is saddened by the passing of Lino Graglia, who died on Jan. 30. Prof. Graglia was a member of the Law School faculty for more than 50 years. “Lino was an influential scholar in multiple fields and a cherished mentor to many students,” said Dean Ward Farnsworth. “He was also highly […]
  • Roberts, Ken
    C. Kenneth Roberts J.D. ’51, LL.M. ’53, former Chair of the UT Law School Foundation, Life Trustee, colleague and long-time friend of Texas Law, died on Jan. 9, 2022. “Ken was a great friend of the law school and of the Foundation and is counted, along with his wife Cary, among the school’s most generous […]
  • Sarah Weddington
    The Honorable Sarah Weddington ’67—whose work as a trailblazing lawyer, beloved professor, and dedicated public servant has left a formidable legacy—passed away the morning of December 26 at the age of 76. The cause of her death has not been disclosed, but Weddington, who at 26, just over three years out of law school, successfully […]
  • Anna María Herrera Saldaña
    The University of Texas School of Law mourns the loss of retired, longtime staff member Anna María Herrera Saldaña. She passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 29, 2021 at age 87. Mrs. Saldaña was hired at The University of Texas School of Law on Oct. 1, 1964 as one of the first Hispanic employees […]
  • Pike Powers
    Pike Powers ’65, trailblazer and unmatched champion of Austin’s high-tech economy, died Sunday, October 31 after a long battle with Parkinson’s. He was 80 years old. “Austin has not only lost a legendary leader in the law,” remarked Liz Hilton, Executive Director for Alumni Relations and Development, “but we had to say goodbye to a […]
  • The University of Texas School of Law mourns the loss of Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold ’49, one of the most distinguished graduates in the law school’s history. Farenthold was an esteemed lawyer, politician, educator, and activist who tirelessly pursued justice throughout her life. Farenthold died on September 26, 2021 at her home in Houston, after […]
  • President Bill Powers smiling and opening a file in his office.
    The Tarlton Law Library has announced the publication of the oral history interview of William C. Powers, Jr., one of the most important figures in the history of the School of Law and of The University of Texas. William C. Powers, Jr. (1946-2019) was the Joseph D. Jamail Centennial Chair in Law at The University […]
  • A color photo head shot of Teresa Lozano Long
    The State of Texas and the School of Law are mourning the loss of Teresa Lozano Long, who, along with husband Joe R. Long ’58, endowed dozens of programs, institutions, and schools throughout a lifetime of philanthropy and good works. The faculty and students of the law school are among the many beneficiaries of Terry […]
  • Portrait of Albertine Bowie
    One of Texas Law’s pioneers, Albertine Bowie, of the Class of 1956, passed away in March 2020 in Oxford, England, her home of many years. Ms. Bowie, whose husband, Yaw B. Turkson, was a Ghanian diplomat with posts across the globe, led an extraordinary life.  The story of those early graduates is the subject of […]
  • A portrait of Zipporah Wiseman wearing a fuchsia top.
    The Law School community is saddened by the passing of Zipporah Batshaw Wiseman, the Thos. H. Law Centennial Professor Emerita in Law, who died on January 20 at age 90. Prof. Wiseman had a long and distinguished academic career, the final 27 years of which were spent as a faculty member at Texas Law. “Zipporah’s […]
  • Portrait of Thomas M. Reavley, wearing glasses and a suit with a black jacket and black and gold tie.
    (UPDATE: Gifts may be made to the Judge Thomas M. Reavley Endowed Presidential Scholarship.) The Hon. Thomas M. Reavley, who sat on the Texas Supreme Court before his appointment to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals of the United States, and who also found time for three separate stints as an Adjunct Professor at Texas Law, […]