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All dayLast Day to Submit Grad Apps or Register In Absentia

Last day to submit application to graduate in December; forms available in the Student Affairs Office.

Deadline to register In Absentia.

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Four Seasons Hotel Austin

Join leading experts in real estate law, finance and leasing for this focused one-day program that covers the essentials of current leasing issues at a practical and sophisticated level.

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10:00am2:00pmPumpkins and Poker Ticket Sales
TNH 2.100 (Susman Godfrey Atrium)

Pumpkins and Poker tickets are on sale in the Tom Clark lounge.

$15 gets you a player ticket, a P&P t-shirt, a drink ticket, 1 raffle ticket, & chips for play.

$7 is our non-player ticket and gets you 1 raffle ticket, and either a drink ticket OR a P&P t-shirt.

For $5 you may purchase an extra raffle ticket for door prizes.

At the event, player tickets will be $20 and non-player tickets will be $10. We'll also continue to offer raffle tickets throughout the night for $5.

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12:00pmBeaumont Alumni Luncheon

The Alumni Association is hosting an alumni luncheon with Dean Ward Farnsworth in Beaumont on October 24 at Carrabba's at 12:00 noon

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2:00pm3:00pmDiscussion of Fisher Case
TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)

Join us for a discussion of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin featuring Professors Willy Forbath, Jordan Steiker and Gerald Torres

Snacks provided

Earlier this month the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fisher. At issue is whether the Court’s decisions interpreting the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, including Grutter v. Bollinger, permit the University of Texas at Austin’s use of race in undergraduate admissions decisions. Come learn about the oral arguments, the case and its possible implications.

This event is open to the entire law school community.

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4:00pm5:00pmImmigration Policy and the Criminal System
TNH 3.140 (Jeffers Courtroom)

Are undocumented immigrants in the U.S. subjected to a lower standard of justice? As federal immigration offenses multiply to unprecedented levels, courts are forced to cope with bloated dockets by shuffling in as many as fifty defendants at a time to offer pleas. Due process concerns abound, and while the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals cracked down on en masse pleadings in 2009, significant obstacles remain in the realm of right to counsel.

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5:30pm7:00pmHouston Alumni Reception

The Alumni Association is hosting a reception for all Houston area alumni on Wednesday, October 24 at The Grove, 1611 Lamar, at 5:30 p.m.

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