Leon Green Society
Leon Green (1888-1979) obtained his LL.B. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1915. After practicing insurance and tort law in Dallas and Fort Worth, Green returned to the University of Texas School of Law in 1922 where he, along with Professor Ira P. Hildebrand, Professor Charles Potts, and Judge Ireland Graves, founded the Texas Law Review. After teaching at Yale from 1926 to 1929 and serving as the Dean of Northwestern University School of Law from 1929 until 1947, Green returned to the University of Texas School of Law where he taught until 1977. Among Green's former students are three United State Supreme Court justices - Justice John Paul Stevens, Justice Arthur Goldberg, and Justice Tom C. Clark.
For his full biography, visit his page on the Tarlton Law Library website.
Photo courtesy of the Tarlton Law Library.
Professor Andrew Kull
Distinguished Senior Lecturer
Arleas Upton Kea, '79, '82
Director, Division of Administration, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Arleas Upton Kea graduated from both the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas School of Law (B.A. 1979 with honors and J.D. 1982). She also completed the Program of Instruction for Lawyers at Harvard Law School. Her mentor, Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, who she met at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, inspired Arleas to pursue a career in public service. Upon graduating from Texas Law she joined the federal sector as a Law Clerk for the Benefits Review Board at the U.S. Department of Labor. She joined the Legal Division of the FDIC at the beginning of the banking crisis of the 1980's.
Arleas worked in the FDIC's Legal Division as a strong and well-respected lawyer for more the thirteen years. While in the Legal Division, she held several major positions, including Senior Counsel and Deputy General Counsel. Her major responsibility was in complex professional liability litigation. Cases involved directors' and officers' liability, accountants' liability, commodities and broker claims, appraiser malpractice, legal malpractice, and claims against fidelity bond companies. She supervised the investigation, prosecution, and negotiation of hundreds of matters arising out of over two hundred failed financial institutions.
In addition to the civil claims, she also worked with the Department of Justice for the recovery, investigation, and prosecution of criminal conduct by bank personnel. In addition to the pursuit of these cases, Arleas directed a number of projects initiated in response to the Presidential mandate to aggressively combat financial institution fraud. She made numerous court appearances requesting restitution on behalf of the FDIC, and received numerous commendations for her outstanding negotiation skills and significant recoveries on behalf of the FDIC Insurance Fund.
As the financial crisis of the 1980's was ending, Congress directed that each of the federal bank regulatory agencies, including the FDIC, appoint an Ombudsman to serve as a neutral third-party to mediate/resolve issues related to the FDIC. Arleas, a well-known lawyer skilled in negotiation, accepted the appointment. She built the Ombudsman program, and served as a liaison and neutral third-party with the banking industry and public and financial interest groups on matters involving all aspects of the FDIC's work, including regulations, receiverships and asset dispositions, as well as any internal matters. She was a founding member of the Coalition of Federal Ombudsmen and participated extensively on the Ombudsman speaking circuit. She has also provided advice to numerous private and government organizations regarding setting up an Ombudsman practice. Arleas received the prestigious National Performance Review Hammer Award for excellence in government and for serving as a leader in the field of Ombudsmen.
During her tenure as Ombudsman, Arleas dealt with many issues that related to the operations and support of the business infrastructure of the FDIC. This led her to accept her current position as Director of the Division of Administration. In the role, she still uses her legal skills and provides strategic direction to nationwide human resources, contracting, and facilities operations and programs. She also oversees the management of a conference facility and training center in Northern Virginia. The facility includes a twelve-story student residence center, information technology center, and state of the art conference rooms that support national and international bank supervision, market regulation, and education initiatives.
Arleas was recently appointed to serve on a White House Advisory Group for Reform of the Senior Executive Service (SES). This is a high-level group working with the White House staff to make recommendations to President Obama for reforming the hiring for top-level executive branch public servants.
Society Student Leaders
Emily Eby ('18)
Emily Eby is a Dean's Fellow for Green Society. Emily is from Wichita Falls, Texas, and went to the University of Oklahoma (which is why she still has a hard time wearing burnt orange and hooking 'em). Emily's favorite law school classes have been Election Law and Evidence, as well as working on the INCLUDE Disabilities project and working at the State Legislature. In her free time, Emily works towards her goal of seeing every movie and TV show ever made, as well as occasionally reading a non-law book for fun. Emily lived her 1L year in constant fear of having no friends and failing out of law school. She attributes Green Society with saving her from both of those things, so she is eager to use her position as Dean's Fellow to help a new group of law students to have friends and not fail out.
Alex Moosariparambil ('19)
Alex Moosariparambil is a rising 2L from Augusta, Georgia. Before coming to law school, he went to the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, where he got a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. After undergrad, he spent two years working for the University of Georgia as an HR Managing Consultant focusing on executive search for administrative positions at the University. In his free time, he likes to explore the food and bar scene in Austin and be outside. Alex is a huge college football fan and is looking forward to the upcoming season.
Alex Clark ('19)
Alexander Clark (just call him Alex) is a 2L from Sherman, Texas. His undergraduate degree was earned in his hometown at leading national independent liberal arts school Austin College, not in the state capital. As an Austin College kangaroo (yes, that's the real mascot) Alex preoccupied his time with running the local Young Life ministry, youth politics, and as the Student Body President. Fulfilling an unofficial requirement to study abroad, he took a class entitled "Comparing Democracy" which took him to Washington, London, and Paris.
Alex comes to Texas Law after working with his wife Katie as 2012 Teach For America - San Antonio corps members, joining the Air Force Reserve as an intelligence analyst, and working for the Wendy Davis for Governor campaign. His goal in obtaining a law degree is to develop relevant set of skills to advocate effectively on behalf of the people and causes he cares about (specifically veterans, members of the disability community, and civil rights). He is the co-founder of the Texas Law Veterans Association and President of the Texas Law Democrats.
Alex loves long-distance running, stand-up comedy at Bass Concert Hall, and the Society Program at Texas Law. He believes that the Society Program distinguishes the cooperative culture of Texas Law from other schools by intentionally building positive relationships within each incoming class and facilitating the integration to the school at large. Alex is happy to chat about any aspect of the law school experience and will even let you play with his big, beautiful black Labrador Ann Richards Clark.