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10 February 11
  1. 8:45am 2019-02-11T09:45-06:00
    Townes Hall Monday Morning Coffee

    The Texas Law Alumni Association's Townes Hall Morning Coffee will kick off on Monday, January 28th, through the spring semester. Open to all students every Monday morning! Please bring your favorite travel mug (we are going green, so no paper products will be provided) and enjoy FREE coffee every Monday morning to start your week off right on behalf of the Alumni Association. Coffee will be located at one, large stations located near the 1L Classrooms (by TNH 2.140, TNH 2.319) beginning at 8:45am until it's gone, so get there early!

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  2. 3:45pm 2019-02-11T17:30-06:00
    Law & Economic Seminar - Bobby Bartlett

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

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  3. 3:45pm 2019-02-11T17:30-06:00
    Business Law Seminar: Urska Velikonja

    Urska Velikonja from Georgetown University will be the guest speaker at today's meeting of the Business Law Seminar, hosted by Professors James Spindler and Mira Ganor.

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February 12
  1. 11:45am 2019-02-12T13:00-06:00
    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 be announced in October 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.

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  2. 11:45am 2019-02-12T13:00-06:00
    Texas Hispanic Journal 2019 Symposium

    For our 2019 Symposium, Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy will host a Latino Lunch Series every Tuesday of February with speakers discussing various legal and policy issues on the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Stripped Away: Stories of Immigrant Children

    This panel will discuss the issues immigrant children face while in state and federal custody. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, the discussion will include legal representation for immigrant children, conditions faced by children who are detained or placed in federally licensed unaccompanied refugee foster care programs, and the long term psychological impact and trauma of being separated from family for long periods of time. Speakers include Kate-Lincoln Goldfinch (private practice), Ana Maria Rea (RAICES), Sarah Valdes (RAICES), Monica Faulkner (PHD, LMSW), and Melanie-Chung Sherman (LCSW)

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  3. 11:45am 2019-02-12T13:00-06:00
    Student Leadership Workshop

    We will present sessions on natural leadership styles, strategic leadership, and change management, among other topics. The workshop will be held on Tuesdays, Feb. 5-March 12, at lunch. Students must attend 5 of the 6 sessions to receive a certificate of completion.

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  4. 12:00pm 2019-02-12T13:00-06:00
    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 12 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 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!

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February 13
  1. 11:30am 2019-02-13T13:30-06:00
    Faculty Lunch

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

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  2. 5:45pm 2019-02-13T19:45-06:00
    "War Don Don" Film & Director Talk-Back

    The Rapoport Center will host a public screening of the film "War Don Don," about the Issa Sesay case before the Sierra Leone Tribunal. Director Rebecca Richman Cohen (Lecturer, Harvard Law School) will join us via video call for a talk-back following the film.

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February 14
  1. 8:00am 2019-02-14T09:00-06:00
    Texas Law Women's Christian Fellowship

    Women's Bible study at the law school. This semester we will be studying "Finding I Am." This event occurs every other Thursday from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. Coffee and breakfast will be provided.

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  2. 9:00am 2019-02-14T10:15-06:00
    Staff Valentine's Day breakfast

    Staff Valentine's Day breakfast

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  3. CANCELED 2019-02-14T13:00-06:00
    Faculty Colloquium - TBD

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

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

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  4. 11:30am 2019-02-14T13:00-06:00
    February Clinical Faculty Lunch

    Meeting of the clinical faculty.

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  5. 11:30am 2019-02-14T13:00-06:00
    Job Talk

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  6. 11:45am 2019-02-14T13:00-06:00
    Watching the Watchers

    Professor Logan Beirne of Yale Law School will join Professor Sievert to discuss government surveillance and its legal limits following the Supreme Court's decision in Carpenter v. U.S.

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  7. 11:45am 2019-02-14T12:45-06:00
    Careers in Transactional Law

    The Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas is sponsoring a panel discussion regarding the life of a transactional lawyer. Practicing lawyers will describe the rewards, challenges and opportunities of a career as a business lawyer - these are lawyers who never go to court but work for law firms and companies in many exciting fields such as mergers and acquisitions, real estate, intellectual property, oil and gas, technology, etc. This moderated discussion is an open forum and the participants are encouraged to ask as many questions as they would like of the panelists.

    Panelists include: Christina Marshall, Haynes and Boone, LLP; Carol Mattick, Carol Bavousett Mattick, PC; Justin Long, Norton Rose Fulbright

    Lunch will be served. RSVP by Wednesday, February 13, on Symplicity by selecting the "Events" tab.

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February 15
  1. 12:30pm 2019-02-15T15:00-06:00
    1L Public Speaking Workshop

    By this point in law school you’ve learned the foundations of black letter law. You’ve learned the foundations of legal research. You’ve learned the foundations of legal writing.

    Maybe you came to law school after years of participating in speech and debate. Maybe you were active in student government or community organizing. Or maybe you’ve never done any public speaking at all. Whether you end up spending every day in the courtroom arguing to a judge or group of jurors, or in a boardroom advocating to a group of venture capitalists, a necessary part of our profession is public speaking.

    You advocate every day already. You are advocating for yourself when you write cover letters. You advocate when you interview for summer clerkships. You are using advocacy when you present at your upcoming LRW oral argument and even when you write exams or answer questions in class.


    If you didn’t already experience success as an advocate, you wouldn’t be in law school. The art of advocacy as a lawyer is an important part of your legal education, no matter where your career in law takes you.

    The upcoming Workshop will offer you a chance to add more skills to your repertoire. Professors from the Advocacy Department at the University of Texas School of Law will offer two sessions for the 1L Public Speaking Workshop on Friday, February 8th and Friday, February 15th, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. You will be taught by successful trial lawyers and talented National Mock Trial Champions; you will be taught by lawyers who are hired to teach experienced lawyers how to be even better.

    You will be on your feet. You will be practicing voice and gestures. You will work on fluidity and rhythm and pace and cadence and tone. No matter what your skill level when you walked in the door, in two hours, you will be a better advocate than before. And if you show up at 12:30, we’ll even feed you lunch.

    Please contact Marla Massin at to request a registration form. In order to tailor the workshop to your current skill level and let you get the most out of the workshop, the form includes a brief self- assessment of your current public speaking experience so that we may group people with similar experience levels together. Registration forms will also be available outside of the Advocacy Program Office, CCJ 3.338.

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  2. 5:00pm 2019-02-15T20:00-06:00
    TMLS Presents Black History Trivia

    In honor of Black History Month, come out and test your trivia skills at our Black History inspired quiz! The event will be held at Spiderhouse Ballroom (2908 Fruth St). Trivia begins at 6. Parking is limited. Entry is free and a limited bar tab will be provided.

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