Topic: Laura Castro

Ben Chater embraced challenges to overcome physical disability and earn law degree

May 14, 2010
Ben Chater is receiving a doctor's of Jurisprudence from the School of Law.

Ben Chater recently delivered his final oral argument in Law Professor David Robertson's seven-person Maritime Injuries Litigation seminar. Dressed in a dark suit, the 26-year-old moved to the front of the class prepared to embrace another challenge -- just one of many he has sought while overcoming obstacles most people would find unimaginable.

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School of Law has most increase in black enrollment

May 29, 2008
School of Law has most increase in black enrollment

The University of Texas School of Law ranks highest in increases in black enrollments among the nation's leading law schools between 1999 and 2007, reported the May 15, 2008 issue of The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.

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Son of migrant workers and single father earns law degree

May 15, 2008
Agapito Sustaita graduates in May with a degree from the School of Law.

Agapito Sustaita vividly remembers how most of his days began as a child of migrant workers: Waking up in the dark, pre-dawn hours and driving in a van with his parents to one of the many farms surrounding Fresno, Calif., and waiting for daylight to break before picking grapes, over and over agai

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With help of mentors, students find new paths to graduate school

April 21, 2008

Human biology major Justin Jefferson snaps on a pair of bright blue rubber gloves as he prepares to give an informal tour to a recent visitor at a University of Texas at Austin animal behavior research laboratory.

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