Tag: In Memoriam

  • Statue of Julius Whittier from the front, wearing a Texas football jersey with the numbers 67 on front, holding his helmet in the air in his left hand.
    Julius Whittier—a larger-than-life trailblazer as Texas’ first Black letterman, a member of the 1970 National Championship team, a Texas Law alum, and a triple Longhorn—has been honored with a larger-than-life bronze statue in the north end of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The 12-and-a-half-foot tall bronze sculpture, depicting Whittier from his playing days with his […]
  • Portrait of John Wells Fainter
    John Wells Fainter, a double longhorn who dedicated over fifty years of service to Texas, passed away on August 29, 2020. He received his B.A. in 1962 and graduated from Texas Law in 1963. Fainter has served the state as an investigator for the State Securities Board, an Assistant Attorney General, the First Assistant Attorney […]
  • Portrait of Robert Manley Parker
    The legal community and Texas Law are mourning the loss of Judge Robert Manley Parker ’64. Judge Parker was a double Longhorn, earning his B.B.A. in 1961 and his law degree in 1964. After graduating from Texas Law and spending a year in Washington D.C., Parker returned to East Texas to begin his legendary career […]
  • Portrait of Steve Susman
    The legal world, along with the extended Texas Law community, is mourning the loss of Steve Susman ’65. Susman was one of a small handful of people to have played a meaningful role in almost every aspect of the law school’s existence: as the son of a pioneering alumna, Helene Daily ’34; as a top […]
  • Prof. J. Leon Lebowitz
    J. Leon Lebowitz, the brilliant and well-loved professor of law, passed away peacefully at home on January 11 at age 98. Professor Lebowitz became a member of the Texas Law faculty in 1956. For over four decades he educated and guided thousands of aspiring Texas lawyers on the Forty Acres. Though he formally retired as […]
  • The law school is sad to announce the passing of Profesor Emeritus Frank B. Cross. Prof. Cross, who was 63, succumbed to adrenoleukodystrophy, a rare genetic condition. A world-renowned expert on business law—and a faculty member with appointments at the McCombs School of Business and the School of Government, in addition to the School of […]
  • Richard Page Keeton ’63, the well-known and much-loved Houston attorney and the son of longtime School of Law Dean Page Keeton, passed away on April 20 at age 81. The news was announced by his son, John Keeton. Richard Keeton was a double Longhorn, receiving his B.A. in 1959. That year, he was the star […]
  • Join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of former UT President Bill Powers.  Friday, April 12 at 3 p.m. on the Main Mall.  Bill Powers, one of the most important figures in the history of the School of Law and of the University of Texas, passed away on Sunday, March 10. In the words […]
  • Mary Lou Robinson ’50, esteemed judge, women’s rights activist, and civic leader passed away on January 26, 2019. She was 92 years old. The Honorable Judge Robinson met her husband of 42 years, A.J. Robinson, while earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. After graduating from the School of […]
  • Texas Law is sad to report that Prof. David W. Robertson, holder of the William Powers, Jr. and Kim L. Heilbrun Chair in Tort Law, and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor, passed away last week after a brief illness. Professor Robertson had a 50-year career of tremendous distinction as a teacher and scholar at the […]
  • Wales H Madden ’52, a Senior Life Trustee of the University of Texas Law School Foundation as well as a former President of the Texas Exes and a former U.T. System Regent, passed away on Christmas Eve. He was 91 years old. Madden was a renowned business and civic leader in his native Amarillo, a […]
  • Julius Whittier, '80
    Julius Whittier, whose life was long enmeshed with the University of Texas at Austin — integrating the football team in 1969 as a freshman undergraduate; earning a B.A. in Philosophy and a Masters in Public Policy with the inaugural class of the LBJ School; later returning to Austin to attend the School of Law — […]