Recent News About The University of Texas School of Law
LOCKE LORD LLP: Locke Lord Dallas Partner Art Anthony To Receive National Bar Association’s Prestigious Heman M. Sweatt Award
Art Anthony, Partner in Locke Lord’s Dallas office and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Board of Directors, has been selected by the National Bar Association (NBA) as a 2019 recipient of the prestigious Heman M.
- Their View
I have reminisced at length about my student days at the University of Texas School of Law (here), and also expressed concern about the leftward drift of the Texas Law Review, on whose editorial board I served during 1979-80 (here). Recent events have only heightened my concerns (here). Specifically, on February 7-8, 2019, the TLR is co-hosting (with the left-leaning American Constitution Society) a constitutional law symposium at the law school, entitled “Reclaiming—and Restoring—Constitutional Norms,” that appears to be little more than an anti-Trump political rally. The announcement is here.
DALLAS – A Dallas-based attorney who has been a trial lawyer about 25 years had no difficulty during a recent interview naming his proudest achievement as an attorney.
The Houston-based law firm Fernelius Simon PLLC welcomes litigator C. Robert “Bob” Mace as a name partner.
- Letter to the Editor
I have great affection for my alma mater, the University of Texas School of Law, and am grateful for the excellent, affordable, and life-changing education I received there. I have previously reminisced about my student years (here and here), and from time to time have also offered some constructive criticism, mainly directed at the university administration as a whole, particularly regarding the leadership of UT President Greg Fenves.
- Their View
The Americans With Disabilities Act may be the most widely-abused law in our history, spawning frivolous litigation against employers, retail businesses, and—most recently—spurious claims against websites that allegedly aren’t sufficiently compliant with the ADA. Nationwide, a cottage industry has developed among a bottom-feeding element of the plaintiffs’ bar that specializes in bringing a high volume of cookie-cutter lawsuits against small businesses for technical violations of the ADA, and extorting quick settlements of several thousand dollars each.
BEAUMONT – The Ferguson Law Firm has just added “one of the best lawyers you’ll find anywhere,” firm founder Paul “Chip” Ferguson recently announced.
- Their View
In recent years my law school alma mater has hosted an annual “celebration of diversity” event, which I recently attended out of curiosity. I thought that my law school class of long ago was quite diverse, with students from all over Texas, who had attended a variety of colleges and universities located throughout the country, representing a wide range of backgrounds—socio-economic, age, marital status, political orientation, and otherwise.
DALLAS – Several Texas civil justice groups have endorsed John Browning, a Dallas attorney with nearly three decades of experience practicing law, to become a justice on the state’s most active court of appeals.