Lawyers’ Committee Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Upholding Race Conscious Admissions at University of Texas

The Supreme Court of the United States affirmed yesterday the Fifth Circuit’s decision upholding the race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas as constitutional under the Equal Protection Clause. For the second time in three years, the Supreme Court … Continue reading

Texas Ex Appointed Director of Intellectual Property

Birmingham-based Southern Research has announced that Thomas Blasey has been named director of intellectual property. Blasey will lead Southern Research’s IP functions, including the identification, evaluation and protection of intellectual property, as well as the transfer of technology through the … Continue reading

Professor: First Amendment Protects University of Texas Students’ ‘Cocks Not Glocks’ Protest

Students protesting against a state law permitting the carrying of guns on the UT-Austin campus – which they are calling “Cocks Not Glocks” – fear that they will face discipline for openly carrying dildos. But a school rule prohibiting the … Continue reading

Did the University of Texas Blink in Wickline Lawsuit?

In the end, the University of Texas and its embattled Vice President of Legal Affairs, Patti Ohlendorf, may have blinked in the Joe Wickline lawsuit, according to a report on HornsDigest.com that suggests a settlement is in the works. UT officials … Continue reading

Kentucky State Court Judge Tosses Lawsuit against UT Football Coach Charlie Strong

(Editor’s Note: What follows is reprinted with permission from Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics, a product of Hackney Publications) A state court judge in Kentucky has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former University of Louisville football player, which alleged … Continue reading

Powers Honors Lawyers with Presidential Citations

University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers will recognize six esteemed leaders from law, business and public service with Presidential Citations this week, marking his final tribute as president to some of the university’s biggest supporters. “The six individuals … Continue reading

DuBois, Bryant & Campbell Adds Bankruptcy Attorney

Bankruptcy Attorney Seth E. Meisel has joined DuBois, Bryant & Campbell LLP. Meisel, who was previously at Streusand, Landon & Ozburn, LLP and at K&L Gates, LLP, has been actively involved in all stages of Chapter 11 bankruptcy representation, both … Continue reading

Both New Partners at Andrews Kurth Have Ties to the University of Texas

Andrews Kurth LLP announced yesterday that two of its attorneys will be elevated to partner on January 1. Both Sarah Kittleman and William J. Moore happen to have connections with the University of Texas. Sarah Kittleman | Houston Sarah’s practice encompasses a … Continue reading

Beatty Bangle Strama Announces New Shareholders

The Austin-based law firm of Beatty Bangle Strama P.C., which provides legal representation to business clients in a broad spectrum of practice areas including litigation, corporate transactions, public policy, government relations, health care, environmental regulation, higher education, and administrative law, … Continue reading