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4 February 5
  1. 8:45am 2018-02-05T09:45-06:00
    Townes Hall Morning Coffee

    Townes Hall Morning Coffee for all students every Monday morning. Please bring your favorite travel mug from home (we are “going green,” so no paper products will be provided) and enjoy FREE coffee every Monday morning to start off your week on behalf of the Alumni Association. Coffee will be located at one, large station located near the 1L Classrooms (by TNH 2.140, TNH 2.139, etc.) beginning at 8:45 am.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/05/35707/

  2. 11:30am 2018-02-05T13:00-06:00
    Job Talk

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

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/05/35864/

  3. 3:45pm 2018-02-05T17:45-06:00
    Law and Economic Seminar -

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

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/05/35964/

February 6
  1. 11:45am 2018-02-06T13:00-06:00
    Leadership Workshop

    By application only

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/06/35125/

  2. 12:00pm 2018-02-06T13:00-06:00
    Justice Center Open House

    Open House of the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and the Richard & Ginni Mithoff Pro Bono Program

    Tuesday, February 6 Noon – 1 pm Connally Center, ground floor, suite 1.312 Lunch Provided

    Learn about Justice Center funding for summer fellowships, our events and programming, and other resources we provide for students interested in nonprofit, government, and legislative service. Explore how you can be involved next year, including participating as a Baron & Budd Scholar, Public Service Scholar, or Pro Bono Scholar. There will also be a chance for you to get to know us and students who are involved in our projects

    Noon – 12:15 pm: Remarks – a brief introduction to our staff, students, and programs

    12:15 pm – 1 pm: Informal meet & greet with staff, students, and Career Services Office public interest and government counselors

    Join us!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/06/34824/

  3. 1:00pm 2018-02-06T14:00-06:00
    Ice Cream with the Dean

    Ice Cream Social with Dean Farnsworth in the Tom C. Clark Lounge

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/06/36113/

  4. 5:00pm 2018-02-06T19:00-06:00
    Haynes and Boone Oil and Gas

    Presentation to students and possible reception

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/06/34904/

  5. 6:30pm 2018-02-06T20:30-06:00
    Trivia Night

    Location: Half Step (75 1/2 Rainey Street) Time: 6:30-8:30pm

    Compete against fellow law students and peers to win $2,000 while enjoying appetizers and drinks courtesy of the Bloomberg Law team. Teams will consist of 3-5 students.

    Participants must be currently enrolled in law school and have an active Bloomberg Law account to participate.

    Register here: http://about.bna.com/2018-trivia

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/06/36227/

February 7
  1. 8:00am 2018-02-07T09:00-06:00
    Bible Study with TLWCF

    Join us for breakfast, Bible study, and fellowship every other Wednesday from 8-9am.

    We will be doing a study called "The Gospel Goes to Work" this semester.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/07/35988/

  2. 11:30am 2018-02-07T13:30-06:00
    Faculty Lunch

    Weekly luncheon for Texas Law faculty members. Faculty Lunch will start at 11:20 a.m.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/07/35567/

  3. 11:45am 2018-02-07T13:00-06:00
    Hunton & Williams Luncheon

    Hiring and practicing attorneys from Hunton & Williams come to educate students on the firm, the work that they do and diversity in the workplace. Attorneys provide guidance to law students on how to become involved and successful in the big law field.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/07/33664/

  4. 11:45am 2018-02-07T13:00-06:00
    "Hamilton: A Musical" Original Documents

    The Texas Federalist Society presents "An Original Document for Every Song in 'Hamilton: An American Musical'" by Charles Eskridge. Come learn about the documents that the hit Broadway musical is based on! Lunch will be served.

    Special musical performance by UT Law Medley!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/07/36108/

  5. 3:00pm 2018-02-07T00:00-06:00
    February Staff Birthday Celebration

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

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/07/31587/

  6. 5:00pm 2018-02-07T19:00-06:00
    Careers in Immigration Law

    Immigration attorneys from government, private firms, solo practitioners, and non-profits will come to the law school to share about the different routes to a successful and fulfilling immigration practice during speed networking. Reception to follow.

    Refreshments will be served. RSVP by Monday, February 5, on Symplicity by selecting the "Events" tab.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/07/34945/

  7. CANCELED 2018-02-07T20:30-06:00
    Susman Godfrey hosts TMLS

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

    Susman Godfrey hosts TMLS

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/07/35744/

February 8
  1. 11:30am 2018-02-08T13:00-06:00
    Job Talk

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

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/08/31489/

  2. 11:45am 2018-02-08T13:00-06:00
    Professional Development Institute

    The Texas Law Professional Development Institute: Prepared For Practice is taught by industry experts and practicing attorneys, covering facets of new attorney professionalism most sought after by legal employers. It is promoted widely to employers, many of whom contributed to the content of the program.

    Whether you're a 1L preparing for your first summer clerkship or the fall recruiting season, a 2L working to turn your summer clerkship or fellowship into an offer, or a graduating 3L getting a head start on your legal career, the Texas Law Professional Development Institute (PDI), which is presented each Spring, will help you be a more competitive candidate and a better lawyer.

    Online registration will open at noon on January 4, and close at 5 p.m. on January 12, 2018 and will be awarded on a first-come basis. Please note that 2Ls and 3Ls who attended last year may sign up for this year’s Institute.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/08/35006/

  3. 1:30pm 2018-02-08T14:30-06:00
    Popcorn Break

    The Texas Law Alumni Association is excited to announce the return of Popcorn Break in Spring 2018! Starting January 18, 2018, Popcorn Break will be every Thursday afternoon from 1:30 – 2:30 pm. The popcorn will be located in the Tom Clark Lounge. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/08/35508/

  4. 5:00pm 2018-02-08T18:30-06:00
    Susman Godfrey Atrium Rededication

    Susman Godfrey Atrium Rededication

    February 8, 2018 Susman Godfrey Atrium 5:00-6:30 p.m.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/08/31024/

February 9
  1. 8:30am 2018-02-09T13:00-06:00
    Collateral Consequences Conference

    The Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights and the American Journal of Criminal Law present a conference on the collateral consequences of criminal convictions. Registration is required: goo.gl/kBmH87

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/09/34826/

  2. 11:00am 2018-02-09T13:00-06:00
    Meeting of P.O. Best Practices Committee

    Meeting of approx 10 persons with lunch

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/09/35889/

  3. 8:00pm 2018-02-09T00:00-06:00
    Barrister's Ball

    The Student Bar Association will be holding the annual law school-wide Barrister's Ball from 8 pm–12 am at the Bob Bullock Museum. Tickets will be sold the week leading up to the event for $45 and for $55 at the door. Each ticket includes 4 drink tickets and access to the chicken & waffles and vegetable frittata buffet. We will also have a photo booth and live band. Dress is formal. See you there!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/09/35805/

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11 February 12
  1. All day
    GRITS Board Applications Due

    Interested in putting together a conference on radical lawyering? Apply for the 2018 GRITS Board to help organize the Fall 2018 conference and highlight legal issues prevalent in the South. This is a great opportunity to deepen your understanding of radical lawyering, and meet lawyers and activists across the country in the process. Applications are due February 12th by 7pm CST.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/12/36604/

  2. 8:45am 2018-02-12T09:45-06:00
    Townes Hall Morning Coffee

    Townes Hall Morning Coffee for all students every Monday morning. Please bring your favorite travel mug from home (we are “going green,” so no paper products will be provided) and enjoy FREE coffee every Monday morning to start off your week on behalf of the Alumni Association. Coffee will be located at one, large station located near the 1L Classrooms (by TNH 2.140, TNH 2.139, etc.) beginning at 8:45 am.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/12/35708/

  3. 10:30am 2018-02-12T13:30-06:00
    2018 Car Crash Seminar Planning Meeting

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

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/12/36784/

  4. 3:45pm 2018-02-12T17:45-06:00
    Law and Economic Seminar

    Rutgers University

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/12/35965/

February 13
  1. 9:00am 2018-02-13T00:00-06:00
    Staff Pancake Breakfast

    Valentine Breakfast

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/13/35107/

  2. 11:30am 2018-02-13T13:00-06:00
    WLC Lunch with McGuireWoods

    WLC will be hosting a roundtable lunch with attorneys from McGuireWoods.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/13/36607/

  3. 11:45am 2018-02-13T13:00-06:00
    Leadership Workshop

    By application only

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/13/35126/

  4. 11:45am 2018-02-13T12:45-06:00
    Developing Your Path to Public Service

    Explore different public service career paths and hear from practitioners working in government agencies and public interest organizations.

    Lunch will be served after the program. RSVP online by Monday, February 12. Part of the Texas Law Professional Development Institute: Prepared for Practice.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/13/35704/

  5. 12:00pm 2018-02-13T13:00-06:00
    Blockchain Basics

    Learn about the basics of blockchain smart contracts, and their future viability for fundraising, legal records, and transactions.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/13/36304/

  6. 2:00pm 2018-02-13T16:00-06:00
    Dietrich Thränhardt

    Guest lecture by Professor Dietrich Thränhardt, University of Münster, Germany. Prof. Thränhardt's talk will be on the refugee crisis in Europe and German and European responses to it. Dietrich Thränhardt is a political scientist and one of the most renowned European immigration scholars. He has published extensively on immigration both in Europe and in Canada and the US. His recent work focuses on European and German asylum policies. Bio: https://www.uni-muenster.de/IfPol/personen/thraenhardt.html

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/13/36404/

  7. 3:30pm 2018-02-13T16:00-06:00
    1L Mandatory Academic Advising Session

    All first year students must attend this academic advising session. The sessions take place on Tuesday, February 12 and Wednesday, February 13. Both will take place at 3:30pm in the Auditorium. Choose one of the two session to attend. Make sure that you sign in at the session.

    Dean Bangs will review your graduation requirements, upper-class curricular opportunities, and course seleciton considerations.

    All first year students will receive meeting invitations for one on one advising meetings, which will take place in the three weeks before Spring Break. Early Registration for Fall 2018 will begin on March 26.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/13/36246/

February 14
  1. 10:00am 2018-02-14T14:00-06:00
    In-House Coaching Group

    In-House Coaching Group

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/14/35665/

  2. 11:30am 2018-02-14T13:30-06:00
    Faculty Lunch

    Weekly luncheon for Texas Law faculty members. Faculty Lunch will start at 11:20 a.m.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/14/35568/

  3. 11:30am 2018-02-14T13:00-06:00
    Green Society Community Fellow Lunch

    Green Society is invited to join their Community Fellow, Arleas Kea (UT and Texas Law alum) for lunch and conversation.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/14/36104/

  4. 11:30am 2018-02-14T13:00-06:00
    Job Talk

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

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/14/36184/

  5. 3:30pm 2018-02-14T16:00-06:00
    1L Mandatory Academic Advising Session

    All first year students must attend this academic advising session. The sessions take place on Tuesday, February 12 and Wednesday, February 13. Both will take place at 3:30pm in the Auditorium. Choose one of the two session to attend. Make sure that you sign in at the session.

    Dean Bangs will review your graduation requirements, upper-class curricular opportunities, and course seleciton considerations.

    All first year students will receive meeting invitations for one on one advising meetings, which will take place in the three weeks before Spring Break. Early Registration for Fall 2018 will begin on March 26.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/14/36264/

February 15
  1. 11:30am 2018-02-15T13:00-06:00
    Faculty Colloquium - Rachel Harmon

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

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/15/31490/

  2. 11:45am 2018-02-15T21:00-06:00
    A Celebration of Diversity

    A Celebration of Diversity

    February 15-16, 2018

    Current Schedule:

    Thursday, February 15, 2018

    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 in the Wright Classroom 2:00 p.m. – "Sweatt versus Painter Reconsidered" with Professor Randall Kennedy from Harvard Law School in Eidman Courtroom 3:30 p.m. – Reception and Heman Sweatt Portrait Unveiling in Atrium 6:00 p.m. – Dinner at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

    Friday, February 16, 2018

    TMLS Symposium in Eidman Courtroom 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/15/34908/

  3. 11:45am 2018-02-15T13:00-06:00
    Professional Development Institute

    The Texas Law Professional Development Institute: Prepared For Practice is taught by industry experts and practicing attorneys, covering facets of new attorney professionalism most sought after by legal employers. It is promoted widely to employers, many of whom contributed to the content of the program.

    Whether you're a 1L preparing for your first summer clerkship or the fall recruiting season, a 2L working to turn your summer clerkship or fellowship into an offer, or a graduating 3L getting a head start on your legal career, the Texas Law Professional Development Institute (PDI), which is presented each Spring, will help you be a more competitive candidate and a better lawyer.

    Online registration will open at noon on January 4, and close at 5 p.m. on January 12, 2018 and will be awarded on a first-come basis. Please note that 2Ls and 3Ls who attended last year may sign up for this year’s Institute.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/15/35007/

  4. 11:45am 2018-02-15T13:00-06:00
    Lunch with Chief Judge Wood

    Lunch with Chief Judge Wood, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/15/35844/

  5. CANCELED 2018-02-15T14:30-06:00
    Popcorn Break

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

    The Texas Law Alumni Association is excited to announce the return of Popcorn Break in Spring 2018! Starting January 18, 2018, Popcorn Break will be every Thursday afternoon from 1:30 – 2:30 pm. The popcorn will be located in the Tom Clark Lounge. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/15/35509/

  6. 4:30pm 2018-02-15T18:30-06:00
    Informal Gathering with Dean Karayanni

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

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/15/36745/

February 16
  1. 8:30am 2018-02-16T17:30-06:00
    Civic Education in a Time of Upheaval

    Friday, February 16

    8:00 – 8:30am: Breakfast for everyone and Registration for Teachers

    8:30 – 9:00am: Welcome by Dean Farnsworth and Setting the Stage by Sanford Levinson

    9:00 – 12:15pm: On "Introducing" Constitutional Law--and the Casebooks We Use to Do That. A host of editors of leading casebooks on the US Constitution will address two central questions: 1. What aspects of the Constitution should American undergraduates and/or law students be “introduced” to in 2018, given the high unlikelihood that even the law students will actually "practice" constitutional law in any capacity other than citizens? 2. What do you see as the principal point(s) of your own casebook relative to whatever answer you gave to the first question? Each person will make a short presentation, followed by presumably intense conversation including participation by the audience. There will be a brief break around 10:30 Panelists: Josh Blackman, Erwin Chemerinsky, Richard Fallon, Mark Graber, Gary Jacobsohn, Sanford Levinson, Pam Karlan, Mark Tushnet Chair: Richard Albert Location: Francis Auditorium

    1:45-2:00pm: Introduction to the general topic of civic education (and the remaining panels): Meira Levinson

    2:00 – 3:30pm: Historical Perspectives. As educators and citizens try to make sense of contemporary political and ideological divisions in the United States, it can be useful to see how educators and policy makers addressed profound division and civic upheaval in the past. This panel brings together historians of education to provide perspectives and insights into prior approaches to civic education in times of upheaval. Panelists: Jarvis Givens, Julie Reuben, Jonathan Zimmerman Chair: Lorraine Pangle Location: Sheffield-Massey Room

    3:50 – 5:35pm: Civic Education in Divided Societies. Partisanship in the United States is at higher levels than we’ve seen in decades, and increasingly tracks other divides such as education level, income, and place of residence. Not only are we more extreme in our beliefs, therefore, but we are also more likely to be disconnected from those who have different perspectives. We are not the only country to face profound civic division, however; nor is this the first time that the United States finds itself ideologically driven. This panel brings together scholars and educators who work around the globe in deeply divided countries. Panelists: Michelle Bellino, Thea Abu El-Haj, Michael Karayanni, Adam Strom Chair: Michael Stoff Location: Sheffield-Massey Room

    Saturday's Conference Schedule can be found here.

    Please RSVP to the conference, here.

    Note: Teachers can get Continuing Education credit through the State Bar of Texas. Please pre-register with the RSVP and register in front of the desk at TNH 2.111.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/16/34284/

  2. 9:00am 2018-02-16T14:00-06:00
    TMLS Symposium

    Please join the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society as we present: Justice Marshall’s Legacy – A Look at Modern School Segregation, How Far We’ve Come and How Far We Need To Go. Panelists will include distinguished professors from UT's College of Education, recent Texas Law alumni, and current Texas Law students. The symposium will conclude with a panel retrospective on Justice Marshall's career and legacy led by Texas Law's own Professor Jordan Steiker and including former Justice Marshall clerks and biographers.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/16/34924/

February 17
  1. 8:00am 2018-02-17T15:30-06:00
    Civic Education in a Time of Upheaval

    Friday's Conference Schedule can be found here.

    Panels will be located all day in the Eidman Courtroom.

    Note: Teachers can get Continuing Education credit through the State Bar of Texas. Please pre-register with your RSVP.

    Saturday, February 17

    8:15 – 8:50am: Breakfast for everyone and Registration for Teachers. Location: Jamail Pavilion.

    9:00 – 10:30am: Teaching Civic Contestation in Schools. How can and should educators teach controversial issues in schools? This is a perennial question, but one that has heightened salience in these unsettled times. What principles and practices should guide educators’ choices about what to include in the curriculum, and what to leave out as either “too hot to handle” or inappropriate to be treated as something open to debate? How have educators tried to protect themselves or their students when investigating contested topics, and what happens when things go wrong?

    Panelists: Curtis Acosta, Dafney Blanca Dabach, Diana Hess

    Chair: Randall Kennedy

    10:45 – 12:15: Fault Lines in the Constitution. To the extent that the Constitution is taught in middle schools and high schools today, focus is generally placed on two areas: (1) the genius of the Framers in creating a government of divided and balanced powers, and (2) the perfection of the rights accorded to citizens, particularly those embedded in the Bill of Rights. Such anodyne and uncritical approaches to our founding document, however, diminish students' civic capacities. As the panelists will explain, celebratory approaches to teaching the Constitution are both inadequate and inaccurate. Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson, authors of Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws that Affect Us Today, a book for young readers, explain an alternative perspective on the Constitution, focusing on the ways that the structures of our government contribute to dysfunctionalities in American political life. In addition, an educator will provide insights into ways to make civics education more complex and comprehensive.

    Panelists: Cynthia Levinson, Sanford Levinson, Aaron Hull, Katherina Payne

    Moderator: Meira Levinson

    1:30 – 3:00: Schools as Civic Actors. Civic education is traditionally thought of as a subject (like math or science), a set of pedagogies (such as in-class discussion or action civics), or extracurricular learning opportunities (such as student government or debate). But schools also educate civically by modeling civic values and engagement themselves as civic actors. This can prove challenging when teachers, administrators, students, and parents are divided about what their obligations should be. Should schools create “sanctuary campuses” intended to disrupt the school-to-deportation pipeline? How should they respond when students stage school walkouts over civic and political issues, or when students who merely repeat politicians’ statements run afoul of anti-bullying laws? This session will immerse participants in case study discussions about how educators and policy makers are addressing schools’ responsibilities as civic actors in times of upheaval.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2018/02/17/36587/

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