University of Texas School of Law

About UT Law CLE

OUR VISION
PRACTICE EXCELLENCE
 
That's our vision. We aspire to a higher purpose—to help lawyers become the very best they can be at the practice of law. We promote career-long learning. We seek to engage lawyers and get them excited about their own professional development. We strive to practice excellence in the work that we do, so that lawyers can achieve practice excellence in the work that they do.

As we embark upon the future, we will continue to promote the high standards and prestige of the School of Law and The University of Texas. Our plans include refining our mission to keep pace with the changing legal market, building the UT Law CLE community through social media and outreach to UT Law alumni and other Texas lawyers, and enhancing the quality and scope of our programs with new content and alternative delivery formats.
OUR STORY
The University of Texas School of Law Continuing Legal Education (UT Law CLE) is one of the oldest and most distinguished providers of professional education in the country, offering over 50 advanced conferences annually that provide CLE and CPE credit to national legal and accounting professionals.

Some of the School's signature programs include Stanley M. Johanson Estate Planning Workshop, Taxation Conference, Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Law, Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, Immigration and Nationality Law and Page Keeton Civil Litigation, which have been offered continuously for over 35 years. Other highly regarded programs in the portfolio include Mergers and Acquisitions Institute, International Upstream Energy Transactions, Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax (presented with the IRS) and Patent Law Institutes presented in Austin and at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

To accommodate lawyers' busy schedules, we also offer accredited online eLearning programs and in-house training packages. For research purposes, we maintain an extensive eLibrary that contains thousands of papers, slide presentations, and audio from our live conferences.
OUR TEAM
Gregory J. Smith
Assistant Dean for CLE
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Greg joined UT Law CLE in December 2012. He oversees all aspects of the educational and business operations of the department, including program development, event management, marketing, finance, and technology. Pursuing a career as a CLE professional, he has worked in management roles for several CLE providers, including Colorado Bar Association CLE and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He is also a Past President of the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA). He practiced law for several years in the areas of banking, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation and served for two years as Administrative Counsel to the Chief Judge of the Colorado Court of Appeals. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver College of Law and is a graduate of Colorado State University.
 
Genevieve Elise Blair
Program Development Coordinator
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Genevieve joined UT Law CLE in October 2016. She serves as a program coordinator for various live conferences, working closely with Program Directors. Prior to joining UT Law CLE, she was the curriculum administrator for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in TEXAS Extended Campus at The University of Texas. She is a graduate of St. Edward’s University in Austin.
 
Winlock Brown
Associate Director, CLE Chief Business Manager
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Windy joined UT Law CLE in November 2015. She manages all aspects of business operations for the department. Prior to joining, Windy worked as a senior administrator in AMLAW 250 law firms and later, as an electronic discovery expert. She is a Cum Laude graduate of Tulane University and holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center. She is licensed in Texas.
 
Kirstin Briones
Materials Intake Coordinator
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Kirstin joined UT Law CLE in March 2014.  She manages all conference materials intake process and coordinates development of eLearning products. Prior to joining UT Law CLE, she worked for a number of years at the Walt Disney World Company in Orlando, FL providing payroll and clerical services.
 
Trey Esmond
Software Developer
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Trey joined UT Law CLE in 2009. He develops new systems software for back-office and customer-facing applications, maintains and monitors live applications, providing support and updates, and provides general technical support in-office.
 
Magdalena Evans
Customer Service and Sales
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Magda joined UT Law CLE in January of 2015. She is currently responsible for customer related needs and various other tasks including creating procedures, sponsorships and sales. Prior to joining UT Law CLE she was a jack of all trades including taking on a role of a personal raw vegan chef and a director of  marketing and sales for Big Time Tea Company. She is a Georgia Tech graduate where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.
 
Elizabeth Flett
Program Development Coordinator
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Elizabeth joined UT Law CLE in August 2013. She serves as a program coordinator for various live conferences, working closely with Program Directors. Prior to joining UT Law CLE, she was a Program Manager for Custom Programs at the Texas Executive Education department of The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas, and managed a varied portfolio including domestic and international programs. She is a graduate of the University of Washington.
 
Diana García
Senior Event Manager
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Diana joined UT Law CLE in 2004 as a student worker and now serves on the Event Management team. She handles all event logistics for live conferences and serves as a liaison to conference faculty. She attended The University of Texas at Austin.
 
Kristen Gustafson
Accounting Manager
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Kristen joined UT Law CLE in October 2014. She coordinates the department's finances and accounts payable transactions. Prior to joining UT Law CLE, Kristen worked at The University of Texas School of Law accounting department. She is a graduate of Texas State University.
 
Whitney Hyde
Finance Project Coordinator
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Whitney joined UT Law CLE in November 2013. She coordinates various projects within the finance department. Prior to joining UT Law CLE, Whitney worked in sales, marketing and business development for companies including American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), Vacation.com & USA TODAY. Whitney is a graduate of The American University in Washington, DC.
 
Joanna Jefferson
Senior Program Director
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Joanna joined UT Law CLE in 2005. She directs programming of 8-10 live conferences in multiple legal practice areas. Joanna also oversees all audio and video production and development for online distribution. Before coming to UT Law, she served as a production manager on several documentary and narrative films, and worked as a producer for a leading video production company in Cincinnati, Ohio. Joanna holds a Master's degree from Boston University, and received her undergraduate degree from Miami University of Ohio.
 
Lynne Koepp
Customer Service and Accounting Coordinator
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Lynne initially joined UT Law CLE in 2005. She coordinates the department's accounts payable transactions, provides general office management, assists with conference registration, and customer service. She also has worked in event management and program coordination roles. Prior to joining UT Law CLE, Lynne worked in New York City as a legal personnel and recruiting coordinator. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.
 
Keely Morgan
Marketing Manager
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Keely joined UT Law CLE in April 2016. She leads the UT CLE marketing and development initiatives. Keely has an extensive background in advertising and marketing communications in both the private and public sectors. She is a tried and true Longhorn with a degree in Advertising/Communications from UT Austin.
 
Verónica Pomata
Customer Service Coordinator
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Verónica joined UT Law CLE in February 2014. She is responsible for customer service inquiries and managing conference registrations. Prior to joining UT Law CLE, Verónica worked as an adjunct professor at South University. She received her undergraduate degree in Public Relations from the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and she holds a MS in Advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
 
April Rogers
Program Development Coordinator
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April joined UT Law CLE in March 2014. She serves as a program coordinator for various live conferences, working closely with the Program Directors. Prior to joining UT Law CLE, she was a student housing professional at The University of Colorado, the University of Texas and American Campus Communities. April holds a Master's degree from Indiana State University, and received her undergraduate degree from Sam Houston State University.
 
Samantha Rubino
Program Development Coordinator
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Samantha joined UT Law CLE in July 2016. She serves as program coordinator for various live conferences, works closely with Program Directors, and assists with other special projects for the Assistant Dean and department. Samantha received her undergraduate degree, Magna Cum Laude, in History and Spanish from Ohio State University and has a Master of Arts in Latin American History from the University of Texas at Austin.
 
Deborah Salzberg
Program Director
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Deborah joined UT Law CLE in July 2015. As program director, she works closely with the programs team to produce various live conferences. Prior to joining UT Law CLE, she worked as a program coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Environmental Science Degree Program at The University of Texas at Austin, and practiced law at the New York office of Paul Hastings LLP. She holds a Juris Doctorate from the Fordham University School of Law and is a graduate of Columbia University.  
 
Alan Sanchez
Marketing Associate
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Alan joined UT Law CLE in June 2016. Alan focuses on email and brochure marketing. He received his undergraduate degree in Business from Texas A&M International University.
 
Justin Schaumburg
Customer Service, Accounting, and In-House Program Coordinator
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Justin joined UT Law CLE in September 2011. He coordinates the department's finances, registration, customer service, MCLE accreditation and audio asset management. He is a graduate of the University of California San Diego.  
 
John Schellenberg
Marketing Associate
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John joined UT Law CLE in June 2016. John works diligently in the marketing department handling conference brochure and email design. John received his degree in design from the Art Institute of Dallas.
 
Caitlin Speed
Event Manager
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Caitlin joined UT Law CLE in 2011. She handles all event logistics for live conferences and serves as a liaison to conference faculty. Prior to joining UT Law CLE, Caitlin worked in television and independent film in New York City. Caitlin is a graduate of The University of Texas McCombs School of Business.
 
Brooke Swindle
Event Manager
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Brooke joined UT Law CLE in September 2010 as a student worker and now serves on the Event Management team. She handles all event logistics for live conferences and serves as a liaison to conference faculty. Brooke is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.  
 
Jill Thornley
Software Developer
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Jill joined UT Law CLE in 2005 while in graduate school. Her role has expanded from serving as eLibrarian overseeing the deployment of the department's electronic assets to software development, working on back-office and customer-facing software applications. Jill holds a Master's degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University.