The Society Program
The Society Program was introduced in 2004 to enhance the sense of community within the law school and to provide opportunities for students to interact with the faculty in small groups.
There are eight societies, with approximately 35 first-year students in each. Students are enrolled in a society in their first year and remain in it until they graduate. The societies are named for individuals who have made a significant impact on the law school. The eight societies are:
|Gloria K. Bradford Society||Honoring the first African American woman to graduate from the School of Law|
|Carlos Cadena Society||Honoring the summa cum laude graduate of the School of Law, respected judge, and civil rights crusader|
|Leon Green Society||Honoring a graduate of the School of Law who was one of the twentieth century's most important tort scholars and a leading figure in American legal realism|
|Helen Hargrave Society||Honoring the School of Law's first female faculty member and longtime librarian|
|Gus Hodges Society||Honoring a highly popular professor who used his experience to earn the respect of the legislature, bench, and bar|
|Antonio "T.J." Martinez Society||Honoring a graduate of the law school who entered the Society of Jesus and founded the Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory school in Houston|
|Alice Sheffield Society||Honoring the successful Gulf Oil attorney who was one of the School of Law's first female graduates|
|John Sutton Society||Honoring a longtime professor of evidence and professional responsibility and former dean known for his collegiality|
The Mithoff Pro Bono Program engages students in pro bono work to increase access to justice, build their professional skills, and help develop their lifetime commitment to serving those in need. Information about the program is available at https://law.utexas.edu/probono/.