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Tech law school wins state moot court competition

Texas Tech University School of Law won first place in the 2016 State Moot Court Competition, reclaiming the honor it achieved in 2013. Team members included C.J. Baker, Shelby Hall, and Kristen Vander-Plas, and their coach was Robert T. Sherwin. This is Texas Tech’s fifth championship since 1975. This year’s event took place during the … Continue Reading

Annual Meeting session to explore Dewey & LeBoeuf fraud case

A recent highly publicized fraud case against longtime members of the New York legal profession will be the focus of a session at Annual Meeting next week. “The People v. Dewey LeBoeuf: Prosecuting and Defending Individual Responsibility for Corporate Mismanagement,” a program hosted by the State Bar of Texas Antitrust and Business Litigation Section, will … Continue Reading

Annual Meeting Round-Up: Tom Melsheimer on representing high-profile clients and winning trials big or small

Dallas Mavericks owner and TV star Mark Cuban is worth billions of dollars, so it made sense when he hired Texas attorney Tom Melsheimer—described by D magazine as “a man Tom Wolfe might have dubbed a Master of the Universe”—to represent him for several legal matters, including his 2013 insider trading case. Last week, Melsheimer, … Continue Reading

State Bar welcomes new board directors

The State Bar of Texas recently welcomed new members to its board of directors at the 2014 Annual Meeting held in Austin on June 26-27, 2014. These included 2014-2015 State Bar President-elect Allan Dubois, Texas Young Lawyers Association President-elect Barrett Thomas, 13 new directors, two liaisons, and two section representatives.   Above: Texas Supreme Court Justice … Continue Reading

Bench Bar Breakfast speakers remember LBJ’s instrumental role in the Civil Rights Act of 1964

As panelists for the Bench Bar Breakfast readied for a discussion on Lyndon Baines Johnson’s role in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Lynda Johnson Robb, eldest daughter of the former president, reminded the audience of Texas lawyers that “nobody can understand Lyndon Johnson’s mind.” Then she and fellow panelists, in commemoration of the act’s … Continue Reading

Deans Debate Future of Law Schools

Four distinguished law school deans held a lively discussion about the future of law school education before a capacity crowd Thursday at the State Bar Annual Meeting. Roger Cossack – who is participating in his eighth consecutive Annual Meeting! – moderated the debate, which was part of the Future of the Profession CLE. The panel … Continue Reading
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