The Lora Livingston Scholarship was created in 2023 to honor the 27 years of service on the bench of Judge Lora J. Livingston. Judge Livingston served as judge of the 261st District Court of Travis County, Texas from 1998 through 2022. Prior to becoming judge of the 261st District Court, Judge Livingston was an Associate Judge, District Courts of Travis County, from 1995-1998. Judge Livingston is a proponent of pro bono activities and has served on the Board of Volunteer Legal Services in Austin. She has also served on numerous other boards, including those of the Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation, the National Center on Women and Family Law, the Judicial Section of the State Bar of Texas, and the Texas Center for the Judiciary.
The Lora Livingston Scholarship is awarded annually to a woman of African descent attending the University of Texas School of Law. The recipient should demonstrate a commitment to her community, a passion for access to justice, be involved in pro bono and public service activities, and should exemplify servant-leadership.
The scholarship is posted in the U.T. Law School Financial Aid office in the fall of each year, and awarded at the TCWLA Mentorship luncheon held in March of each year.