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Texas AG Opinion: UT Regent Wallace Hall Has Right to Access University Records

The Texas Attorney General issued an Attorney General Opinion on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 favorable to University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall. The opinion states that a university cannot prohibit individual regents from having access to copies of university records unless a state or federal law provides otherwise.

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Embattled UT Regent Wallace Hall Seeks Involvement of Attorney General

University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall has requested an Attorney General Opinion less than one month after he was rebuked but not indicted by a Travis County Grand Jury. Hall requested the opinion on the authority of the University of Texas Board of Regents to prohibit a regent from accessing University records. He requested records from the investigation by Kroll Associates into University admission practices. The findings were released in February. The Regent has been in a battle with University leaders and Texas legislators over his inquiries into the admissions practices at the University.

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UT Law School Ranked 15th Best in US, #1 in Texas

The University of Texas at Austin School of Law ranked 15th among law schools rated by U.S. News and World Report in their 2016 Best Law Schools. The UT School of Law was also the top ranked law school in Texas. A number of other Texas law schools were also included in the top tier. Yale University ranked highest, and Harvard University and Stanford University tied for second.

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Op-Ed: It Doesn’t End With Bill

When the dust settled in the University of Illinois clout abuse scandal, not only were the institution’s president and regents fired, but a statewide officeholder, the house speaker, a state senator, a congressman, and two state representatives found themselves in hot water and their political careers in ruins. Texas legislators should pay attention.

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Patrick and Paxton Voice Support for Wallace Hall in UT Scandal

AUSTIN, Texas — Lieutenant Governor-elect Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton spoke out about the ongoing admissions scandal at the University of Texas at Austin Thursday evening, voicing their support for Wallace J. Hall, Jr., the embattled Board of Regents member. Patrick went one step further, specifically criticizing legislators who had sought an unfair advantage for their children in getting admitted to UT.