Policy and Law

Trial Advocacy Center at UT Austinreceives gifts in honor of Hill

Dec. 18, 1997

The law firm of Liddell, Sapp, Zivley, Hill & LaBoon, and the Kayser Foundation, both of Houston, have made gifts totaling $175,000 to The University of Texas at Law School Foundation toward the Trial Advocacy Center in the John B. Connally Center for the Administration of Justice. The trial center will be named in honor of John L. Hill Jr., chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas from 1984-1987.

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UT awarded $3 million to promote democracy

Dec. 11, 1997

Dr. Peter Flawn, UT Austin president ad interim, today announced the award of a $3 million technical assistance grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to UT. The grant will assist the Congress of Guatemala in a three-year program designed to strengthen the legislature and consolidate democracy in that war torn country.

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University of Texas at Austin launches Texas PREP to enhanceacademic skills of top 10 percent grads in targeted Dallas schools

Dec. 8, 1997

The University of Texas at Austin has joined public schools and corporate sponsors in forming Texas PREP (Partners Responding to Educational Priorities), an educational partnership designed to support and enhance recently passed legislation, House Bill 588, which guarantees automatic admissions for the top 10 percent of Texas high school graduates. The bill was signed into law by Gov. George W. Bush on May 10, 1997.

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UT Austin Law School Foundation Board of Trusteeselects Reasoner to serve as its new president

Nov. 24, 1997

The fall 1997 meeting of The University of Texas at Austin Law School Foundation Board of Trustees marked a change in the leadership of the board.

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UT Austin School of Law releases new admissions criteria for 1998

Nov. 12, 1997

The University of Texas at Austin's School of Law announced today (Nov. 11) a new admissions policy and process that will consider a broader set of criteria and pursue a broader set of goals in assessing applicants for admission.

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