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All daySpring 2013 Registration & Add/Drop

Registration for continuing and readmitted students for the Spring 2013 semester. Add/drop for students who participated in early registration.

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Four Seasons Hotel Austin

Join a nationally-recognized faculty including senior IP counsel from major companies, patent prosecution and litigation experts, and leading academics at the Four Seasons Austin on November 1-2, 2012.

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AT&T Conference Center - Austin

The Texas Water Law Institute brings together members of state regulatory agencies alongside water law experts and attorneys to examine and discuss current water law issues and updates. This year’s conference features a wide range of renowned speakers and topics.

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9:00am6:00pmSt. Gallen Conference
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11:30am12:30pmLunch with a Law Professor
CCJ 2.310 (Jury Room)

Professor Gerald Torres, Bryant Smith Chair in Law, will be speaking about his current research and other areas of interest to him. A leading figure in critical race theory, Torres is also an expert in agricultural and environmental law. Torres has served as deputy assistant attorney general for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and as counsel to then U.S. attorney general Janet Reno.

Torres has served on the board of the Environmental Law Institute, the National Petroleum Council and on EPA's National Environmental Justice Advisory Council. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Law Institute. Torres was honored with the 2004 Legal Service Award from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) for his work to advance the legal rights of Latinos. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard and Stanford law schools.

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1:15pm2:15pm1L Resume Workshop
TNH 3.142 (Walker Classroom)

Learn how to effectively tailor your resume for various legal jobs in the private and public sector. Please bring a copy of your legal-style resume to the workshop. RSVP by Thursday, November 1, on UT Law Symplicity by selecting the “Events” tab.

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2:00pm4:00pmSenator John Kerry Presentation

The Honorable John F. Kerry, United States Senator from Massachusetts, will present a talk entitled “The Rule of Law in World Affairs.” Senator Kerry will discuss promoting the rule of law in the Middle East at a time of transition, Iran and the utility of multilateral sanctions, and the role of treaties (New START and Law of the Sea) in keeping Americans safe and America secure. The lecture will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012, at 2 p.m. in the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium on the University of Texas at Austin campus. A reception will be held after the lecture, at 3:00 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the School of Law at the University of Texas at Austin, and the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, under the auspices of the Law School’s James A. Baker III Chair in the Rule of Law in World Affairs.

No rsvp or tickets required. Seating is general admission on a first come, first served basis. For additional information, please contact Teri Raeke at

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2:30pm3:30pmFinal Round-Gibbs & Bruns Moot Court Tournament
CCJ 2.306 (Eidman Courtroom)

On behalf of the Board of Advocates and the Gibbs & Bruns Moot Court Tournament, I’d like to invite you to the Gibbs & Bruns Moot Court Final round to be held at 2:30pm, November 2nd, in the Eidman Courtroom. Gibbs & Bruns has kindly provided experienced attorneys to judge the round, who will be hanging around afterwards to chat with students.

This year’s tournament has been based on an actual Texas Supreme Court case, Case No.

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