UT Law Magazine – Sculpture Honoring Civil Rights Champion James DeAnda Unveiled at the University of Texas School of Law

A bronze bust of the late Honorable James DeAnda, ’50, was unveiled Friday, November 12, 2010, at the University of Texas School of Law during a celebration to honor his legacy as an advocate for social justice, particularly for the civil rights of Mexican-American school children in Texas.

Colleagues, friends, and family of DeAnda travelled from across the state for the celebration, which began with remarks from Law School Dean Lawrence Sager and Houston attorney Scott J. Atlas, ’75, about the importance of DeAnda to the Law School and the significance of his contributions to improving the lives of others.  DeAnda, who in 1979 became the second Mexican-American named to the federal bench, died in 2006.

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