UArizona gets hacked; UTexas gets new scholarship

It was a GOOD week for…

Zealous advocacy, after a former death row inmate created a scholarship to honor the attorney who helped exonerate him. Anthony Graves honored the lawyer who fought for his innocence by creating a scholarship in her name at The University of Texas Law School Foundation, an educational foundation supporting The University of Texas School of Law. Graves provided the endowment in Houston attorney Nicole Casarez’s name. Graves was convicted of participating in the murder of six people in 1992. Casarez worked to prevent Graves from being executed until he was exonerated seven years ago. Graves offered the scholarship as a token of gratitude for Casarez’s efforts in saving his life.

It was a BAD week for…

Protecting privacy, after a computer hacker may have breached the information of about nine thousand people with ties to The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. The hacker obtained information about former students and law school applicants. Officials believe those effected either attended or applied to the school prior to 2008. A letter was sent to those potentially involved notifying them of the breach. In response to the hacker, the University of Arizona bought a year’s worth of credit monitoring and set up a hotline for those who have additional concerns. Additionally, the institution bolstered its security and no longer uses social security numbers as personal ID’s.