University: Return of donor’s money ‘never’ about abortion

U.S. 06/11/19, 11:04

University of Alabama officials have released a selection of emails to back up their contention that their decision to return a record $26.5 million donation had nothing to do with the donor's highly publicized call for a boycott in response to the state's new, near-total abortion ban.Instead, the emails suggest ...

Former UT President Bill Powers dies at 72

U.S. 03/10/19, 17:05

Bill Powers, president of the University of Texas at Austin from 2006 to 2015 and a member of the law school faculty for more than 40 years, has died. He was 72.The university said Powers died Sunday in Austin from complications from a fall several months earlier and oculopharyngeal muscular ...

Baylor ties pervade rape case that sparked uproar

Football 12/15/18, 12:07

The Texas judge who approved a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of rape to avoid jail time holds three degrees from Baylor. The criminal district attorney overseeing the case holds two. The prosecutor who agreed to the plea agreement graduated from Baylor law school.Local leaders say ...

Yoga studio shooting hero to get $30,000 for law school

U.S. 11/16/18, 18:37

Florida State University's president and board of trustees have committed $30,000 of their personal money to help cover law school costs for a man credited with confronting a shooter at a Tallahassee yoga studio and giving others time to escape. ...

Lawyer in civil rights struggle, Michael Trister, dies at 77

U.S. 10/30/18, 23:56

A civil rights lawyer forced from a teaching post at the University of Mississippi in one of the last spasms of segregationist control at that Southern university in the 1960s has died.Michael Trister died Oct. 20 in Washington after battling pancreatic cancer, said his wife, Nancy Duff Campbell. He was ...

University of Minnesota Law School opens wellness room

Tech 10/21/18, 11:03

The family of a University of Minnesota graduate who struggled with addiction has helped fund a wellness room in the Law School where students can de-stress without the distractions of technology or homework. Minnesota Daily ...

Tough and universal: Remembering journey from Cuba

Business 10/07/18, 11:27

Carlos Hernandez Ocampo's path to where he is today — a husband and father of two, Navy veteran and law school graduate — started out a long way away. He was born in Cuba."My father was a diplomat and a lawyer in Cuba, and he got disappointed with the system, ...

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