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11 November 12
  1. 9:00am 2012-11-12T17:00-06:00
    SBA Blood Drive

    The Student Bar Association is sponsoring a Blood Drive!

    Sign up for an appointment: 1) If you have donated before, go to and login. 2) If you are a first time donor, go to and enter your information. 3) Once you have clicked submit, enter the following information into the first search option: Program code: law Date: 11/12/12 4) This should return the blood drive at the law school. Click on it, and you can choose from the available appointments!

    If you have questions, please contact Nat Lipanovich, SBA Blood Drive Committee Chair at

    Please eat prior to donation; Photo ID required.

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  2. 12:00pm 2012-11-12T13:00-06:00
    “From Civil Rights to Human Rights”

    Monday, November 12, noon to 1 p.m., Eidman Courtroom

    Pizza to follow in the Pavilion

    Moderated by Professor Willy Forbath

    Presented by the Justice Center and the Rapoport Center

    Co-sponsored by: Chicano/Hispanic Law Students Association, Human Rights Law Society, Public Interest Law Association, Thurgood Marshall Legal Society, Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights

    About Ramsey Clark:

    William Ramsey Clark was appointed Assistant Attorney General of the Lands Division by President Kennedy in 1961, when Clark was only 33 years old. After his tenure as AAG, Clark served as Deputy Attorney General from 1965 until 1967, when President Johnson appointed him the 66th U.S. Attorney General. Clark served as the Attorney General until the end of the Johnson Administration in January 1969, and played an important role in the administration’s civil rights agenda, including supervising the drafting of the 1968 Civil Rights Act.

    Following his term as Attorney General, Clark worked as a law professor and was active in the anti-Vietnam War movement. He undertook two unsuccessful Senate campaigns in New York in 1974 and 1976. Clark became an antiwar and civil rights activist, founding the International Action Center, and speaking out against the United States’ 1991 and 2003 military invasions of Iraq. He has served as legal counsel to many controversial figures, including Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein. In 2008 he received the United Nations Human Rights Prize.

    Clark was born in Dallas. At the age of 17 he joined the Marine Corps, and served in Europe in the final months of World War II. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and a law degree from the University of Chicago. After completing his education, Clark joined his father’s Texas law firm Clark, Reed and Clark, where he remained until he was appointed AAG. Clark’s father was former U.S. Attorney General and Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark.

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  3. 2:00pm 2012-11-12T16:00-06:00
    Fair Financial Markets - Lecture

    Professor Westbrook is hosting Professor Janis Sarra (University of British Columbia) who will be giving a lecture entitled "Fair Financial Markets." She is an expert in corporate law & bankruptcy.

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  4. 2:30pm 2012-11-12T16:30-06:00
    Prof. Sokolow's make-up class

    Prof. Sokolow's make-up class

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November 13
  1. All day
    Spring 2013 Tuition Bills Emailed

    Spring 2013 tuition bills emailed to students.

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  2. 11:30am 2012-11-13T12:30-06:00
    Drawing Board Lunch

    Note: This event’s full details are restricted to Texas Law faculty and staff members only.

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  3. 11:45am 2012-11-13T13:00-06:00
    Jobs Workshop

    Bracewell & Giuliani will be hosting a workshop luncheon to discuss resumes and job applications. They will also touch on exam preparation and what to do now to get ready for finals. Lunch will be served.

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  4. 12:00pm 2012-11-13T13:00-06:00
    Freshlaw Skills Session: Exam Taking

    Come hear from faculty and current students on how to study for and take law school exams.

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  5. 12:00pm 2012-11-13T13:00-06:00
    How to Apply for Judicial Clerkships

    This is the first of two mandatory meetings for 2Ls and 3Ls who will be applying for 2014-term clerkships. Note that the application process may begin sooner (in the spring) rather than summer/early fall. UT Law Judicial Clerkship Advisors will discuss how to determine what courts you are competitive for, how to select judges, and how and when to apply for clerkships. For more information, visit the CSO's Judicial Clerkship website.

    3Ls who applied for 2013-clerkships do not need to attend this meeting. However, should you choose to apply for the 2014 term, you must attend the second mandatory meeting (TBD) as federal judges are changing the application process and you will need to learn about it.

    Lunch will be served. Please RSVP by Monday, November 12, on UT Law Symplicity by selecting the 'Events' tab.

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  6. 12:00pm 2012-11-13T13:00-06:00
    Federalist Society - Cops & Criminals

    The Federalist Society will host Jack Kress who will give an interactive presentation involving videos and demonstrations about the decision-making process of police officers in the line of duty.

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  7. 3:00pm 2012-11-13T17:30-06:00
    Supreme Ct. Clinic

    Supreme Ct. Clinic is holding a moot court.

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  8. CANCELED 2012-11-13T17:45-06:00
    Human Rights Happy Hour: Keith Banting

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. If in doubt, verify with the web-based events calendar.

    Please join us for a human rights happy hour talk featuring Keith Banting, Professor of Political Studies and Policy Studies and Queen's Chair in Public Policy at Queen's University. Light refreshments will be served.

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  9. 5:30pm 2012-11-13T18:30-06:00
    Breaking into the Music Law field

    Law Students for the Arts will have 2 attorneys speak about their experience in the music industry, how they got into the field, and the Grammy Foundation's Entertainment Law Initiative's writing competition.

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  10. 6:00pm 2012-11-13T19:00-06:00
    CHLSA meeting

    CHLSA will be holding a general body meeting at 6pm in room 3.127. Dinner will be provided.

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November 14
  1. 8:00am 2012-11-14T09:30-06:00
    Student Advisory Board Meeting

    Student Advisory Board Meeting

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  2. 2:15pm 2012-11-14T15:30-06:00
    Panel Discussion: A Market for Organs

    The Health Law & Bioethics Society will host a panel discussion on organ donation, specifically, creating a free market for organs. Our speakers will be Ms. Jody Gibson of the Texas Organ Sharing Alliance and Professor John Robertson. Topics covered will include federal law banning payment for organs, the organ donation process, and the implications of creating a free market for organs. Interested individuals will also be able to register as organ donors following the event. Open to students, staff, faculty and the public. Refreshments will be provided. Event sponsored by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law.

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  3. 3:30pm 2012-11-14T16:30-06:00
    Tarlton Talk

    Professor Mechele Dickerson will talk about her research interests and methods.

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November 15
  1. 11:30am 2012-11-15T13:00-06:00
    Faculty Colloquium - Larry Sager (UT Law

    Note: This event’s full details are restricted to Texas Law faculty and staff members only.

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  2. 1:00pm 2012-11-15T14:15-06:00
    Progressive Lawyering in TX

    Interested in finding out more about the progressive lawyering landscape in Texas --- and how can connect with progressive lawyers? Find out over free lunch!

    Join ACS, PILA, CHLSA, TMLS, and three fantastic local attorneys -- D'Ann Johnson, Rebecca Robertson, and David Weiser -- for free lunch and a discussion about a career in progressive lawyering in Texas in firm, government, and public interest environments.

    WHEN: Thursday, November 15 at 1:10 WHERE: Room 3.124 WHAT: Free pizza & an engaging discussion with awesome progressive lawyers! CO-SPONSORED BY: American Constitution Society (ACS), Public Interest Law Association (PILA), Chicano/Hispanic Law Students' Association (CHLSA), Thurgood Marshall Law Society (TMLS)

    Our panelists:

    D'Ann Johnson D'Ann Johnson is the Austin Branch Manager at Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid. D'Ann has more than twenty years of legal experience in the areas of nonprofit management, banking policy, and the development of legal resources and training programs. An honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, D'Ann's prior work experience includes serving as legal counsel to state and local governmental entities and a nonprofit membership association of attorneys. She is a graduate of Leadership America, a Friar, and a founding board member of a pro bono legal program for immigrants. D'Ann is responsible for coordinating C-BAR's work with community-based nonprofits in rural communities.

    Rebecca Robertson Rebecca Robertson is the Legal and Policy Director of ACLU of Texas. Rebecca joined the ACLU in July 2011 after a 15-year career as a litigator. Rebecca was a partner in the international law firm Baker Botts, LLP. Her practice focused on complex commercial litigation, and she served as co-chair of the firm’s securities litigation practice group and chair of the firm’s LGBT affinity group. While at Baker Botts, Rebecca helped found the firm’s pro bono committee and led the amicus team working on the landmark civil rights case challenging the Texas sodomy law, Texas v. Lawrence. Rebecca also helped the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program run legal clinics for poor Houstonians living with HIV/AIDS. Rebecca has been recognized by both the Houston Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas for her pro bono service. Rebecca is a graduate of the Harvard Law School , where she served as Executive Editor of the Harvard Law Review, and Rice University, where she received her B.A. magna cum laude.

    David Weiser David Weiser is a partner at Kator Parks & Weiser, which is a small firm specializing in employment law. His practice concentrates on representation of employees before state and federal courts, the EEOC, and the MSPB, in both individual and class action litigation. His class action work includes prominent roles in Durnford v. Dept. of Justice, Lewis v. Dept. of Transportation (FAA), and McConnell v. U.S. Postal Service. David's work in individual cases includes representation of employees alleging sexual harassment, EEO retaliation, whistleblower retaliation, and discrimination based on sex, race, national origin, age, religion, and disability. He received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1986, where he was Senior Editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review. After law school, David served as a law clerk to Judge William Wayne Justice (E.D. Texas). David later was Assistant General Counsel to Texas Governor Ann Richards. He is the co-founder of the Austin Lawyer Chapter

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  3. 2:00pm 2012-11-15T16:30-06:00
    Public Interest Summer Jobs Open House

    Come discuss your summer options with 2L and 3L mentors. Drop in any time with your questions, resumes and ideas!

    Snacks will be provided.

    Sponsored by the Public Interest Law Association, Human Rights Law Society, Texas Law Fellowships, and the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law.

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  4. 6:00pm 2012-11-15T20:00-06:00
    CHLSA Thanksgiving

    CHLSA will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving dinner on November 15 in the Jamail Pavilion from 6p - 8pm. A traditional thanksgiving feast will be served!

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  5. 6:00pm 2012-11-15T00:00-06:00
    Atlanta Alumni Reception

    The Alumni Association is hosting a reception with Associate Dean Stefanie Lindquist for Atlanta area alumni on November 15, 2012 at the law firm of King & Spalding at 6:00 p.m.

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November 16
  1. 8:00am 2012-11-16T10:00-06:00
    Women at the Intersection of Law & Scien

    The Center is interested in increasing the number of women practicing IP Law. Join key women in law and in the sciences as they discuss how they can work together to advance women in their respective fields.

    Guest Speaker: Pamela J. Hines, Ph.D.

    Location: TNH 3.119F - Conference Room

    If you are interested in attending this breakfast, please e-mail by Thursday, November 15th.

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