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All daySpring 2014 Early Registration

Early registration for Spring 2014 through the Law School website only.

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10:00am2:00pmASAP_Pumpkins & Poker Ticket Sales
TNH 2.100 (Susman Godfrey Atrium)

The Abuse Survivors Assistance Program will be selling tickets for the annual Pumpkins & Poker tournament in the Tom Clark Lounge or the Atrium every day starting Wednesday, Oct. 2nd until Thursday, Oct. 10th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

A $15 ticket ($20 at the door) gets you into the raffle for a bunch of awesome prizes, a free t-shirt, a free drink ticket, and a bag of chips to play your poker heart out. Non-players get a raffle ticket and a t-shirt or drink ticket for only $10 ($12 at the door).

All proceeds go to assisting survivors of domestic violence. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

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11:30am1:00pmFaculty Colloquium - Calvin Johnson
(This event’s full information is restricted to Texas Law faculty and staff only.) For more information visit
11:45am12:45pmWhere Have All the Judges Gone?: How the Judicial Vacancy Crisis Could Imperil the Rule of Law
TNH 3.125 (Denius Classroom)

Today, there are over 90 vacancies in the federal judiciary--some of which have been open for years, stalled by partisan battles in Congress. Join the American Constitution Society for a discussion on the impact of these vacancies on the rule of law, and what the legal community can do to remedy the problem. Free lunch provided.

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12:00pm1:00pm1L Orientation & Career Planning Workshop
TNH 2.114 (Francis Auditorium)

This is a mandatory workshop for 1Ls. If you are unable to attend the workshop scheduled for your section, you may attend another session. Please note that first-year students may receive one-on-one career counseling beginning October 15.

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12:00pm2:00pmStrauss Center International Security Speaker Series
CCJ 2.306 (Eidman Courtroom)

Matt Waxman talk

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12:00pm1:00pmA Closer Look at the Financial Crisis
TNH 3.127 (Roberts Classroom)

Join the Federalist Society as we invite John Tamny, Editor of Forbes Opinions and Managing Editor of, to speak on the Great Depression and the recent financial crisis. He will discuss a variety of economic and constitutional issues and will address questions from the audience. Pizza will be served following the event.

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12:00pm1:00pmMilitary Science, Operational Planning, and the Courtroom
TNH 3.140 (Jeffers Courtroom)

Join the Texas Board of Advocates for insight into how battle-tested military strategies can be applied to litigation.

Lt. Colonel Dreier has a military career spanning from operations Classic Resolve and Earnest Will during the Cold War (in which he served as an intelligence analyst), through the wars in Afghanistan (where he served as a strategic policy planner) and Iraq (working on reconstruction of judicial and executive functions in Wasit Province, Iraq). He additionally served with both the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group (Department of State), and the Marine Corps Special Operations Command before entering the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps of the U.S. Army at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He has handled over three hundred cases and been sole or lead counsel in thirty-three contested trials, of which he has won thirty.

The presentation draws parallels between operational military planning and trial, and highlights how these planning techniques can form effective trial strategies. The presentation covers military science, psychology, and game theory.

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5:30pm7:00pmSan Antonio Alumni Reception

The Alumni Association is having a reception for all San Antonio area alumni on October 10 at Club Giraud, 707 North Saint Mary's Street.

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6:00pm7:00pmBoard of Advocates Novice Mock Trial Round 3
CCJ 2.310 (Jury Room)

Judges will meet & prepare/light dinner before round

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9:00pm1:00amPumpkins and Poker
Buffalo Billiards on 6th Street

Join us for the 10th Annual Pumpkins and Poker fundraiser, this year at Buffalo Billiards! Doors at 9 with footloose and fancy-free gambling at 930--we hope to see you there!

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