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A Celebration of Diversity

Please join us for our annual Celebration of Diversity.  This is an excellent opportunity for both students and alumni to come together for two days of wonderful events.

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Agenda

Thursday, February 15

Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the Law School

11:45 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

11:45 a.m. - Lunch with Chief Judge Diane Wood '75, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Presented by The Center for Women in Law. Click here for more details.

2:00 p.m. - Keynote Speaker, Professor Randall Kennedy from Harvard Law School -"Sweatt versus Painter Reconsidered", Eidman Courtroom

3:30 p.m. - Reception and Heman Sweatt Portrait Unveiling, with remarks by University President Greg Fenves, Susman Godfrey Atrium

6:00 p.m. - Alumni & Student Dinner featuring remarks by Dean Ward Farnsworth, Law Alumni Association President Arleas Upton Kea '82, and The Honorable Oscar Longoria '07, Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, Legends Room, 2110 San Jacinto Blvd

Friday, February 16

The Thurgood Marshall Legal Society presents: Justice Marshall’s Legacy – A Look at Modern School Segregation, How Far We’ve Come and How Far We Need to Go

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - Breakfast

9:45 a.m. - Opening Remarks

10:00 a.m. - From Brown to Now: How Modern Policies Perpetuate Segregation in Public and Higher Education
Panelists: Dr. Terrance L. Green, Dr. Liliana Garces, Dr. Jennifer Home

11:15 a.m. - Existing and Persisting in a Post-Brown World
Panelists: Paige Duggins-Clay '17, Ty'Meka M. Reeves-Sobers '15, David Holmes '18, and Isaac Mallett '18

12:15 p.m. - Lunch featuring remarks from The Honorable Harriet Murphy '69

1:00 p.m. - Thurgood Marshall - A Look at the Man from the People Who Knew Him
Panelists: Professor Jordan Steiker, Professor Randall Kennedy, E. James George, Jr., and Professor Mark Tushnet

 

Hotel Information

Doubletree Suites by Hilton Austin
1617 N Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78702
512.479.4000 – mention group code UTD
Online booking – enter group code UTD
Reserve by January 26 to secure rate of $161/night

 

Sponsors

GOLD SPONSOR
$5,000

  • Prominent recognition at event check-in and on promotional materials for event, including the program for the Thursday night dinner
  • Reserved seating for 10 at the student- alumni dinner on February 15th featuring remarks from Dean Ward Farnsworth, Arleas Upton Kea ’82, Alumni Association President, and The Honorable Oscar Longoria ’07

SILVER SPONSOR
$2,500

  • Prominent recognition at event check-in and on promotional materials for event, including the program for the Thursday night dinner

For more information about sponsorships, please contact Laura Yancey at lyancey@law.utexas.edu.