Monday, May 20, 2013
Texas' largest firms are bringing in about the same number of summer associates as they did last year, but a larger proportion of those summer associates are 1Ls.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Ward Farnsworth, dean of the University of Texas School of Law since June 1, 2012, has faced challenges from his first day on the job in Austin. In a question-and-answer exchange, he discusses his plans for the school, including a strong will to steer the law school in new directions by making the faculty compensation system transparent and maintaining a focus on graduates getting jobs.
Monday, April 1, 2013
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded to district court the case of Andricka Stewart, a special education student, who alleges she was sexually assaulted at a Waco high school. Greg White, an appellate lawyer and Waco solo, argued for Stewart before the 5th Circuit.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Three Texas law schools saw major gains this year in their positions on the U.S.News & World Report annual rankings. "If you look at the numbers and you sort of see who's gone where, our guess is that employment has been a big factor — and it should be a big factor," says Richard Alderman, interim dean of the University of Houston Law Center.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law is looking for a new dean. The university is not renewing its dean contract with John B. Attanasio, which expires May 31. Attanasio is serving his 15th year as dean of the Dallas law school and nearing the end of his third five-year contract.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Thanks to a $2 million grant from a foundation established by an alumnus, South Texas College of Law can move ahead with makeover plans for its downtown Houston building, says Donald J. Guter, president and dean of the law school.