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22 September 23
  1. All day
    Texas Law Society Week

    Join Texas Law throughout the week as we celebrate our Society Program during Society Week.

    MONDAY: Society Shirt Day & Flag Football Scrimmage TUESDAY: Cards and Cookies in the Atrium to benefit Dell Children's Hospital WEDNESDAY: Dollar Wars to benefit TLF THURSDAY: Trivia Night @ Scholz Garten FRIDAY: Society Games @ 2pm (IM Fields)

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/23/46865/

  2. 8:45am 2019-09-23T09:15-05:00
    Townes Hall Monday Morning Coffee

    The Texas Law Alumni Association's Townes Hall Morning Coffee will kick off on the first day of class Wednesday, August 28th, and continue on Mondays through the fall 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!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/23/48368/

  3. 11:45am 2019-09-23T12:45-05:00
    Immigrant Justice Corps Info Session

    Come learn about the Immigrant Justice Corps Postgraduate Fellowship and how you can apply. Executive Director, Jojo Annobil, will be here to provide information and answer questions about the program. Immigrant Justice Corps is the country’s first fellowship program dedicated to meeting the need for high-quality legal assistance for immigrants seeking citizenship and fighting deportation. Lunch will be served. RSVP by Friday, September 20, on Symplicity by clicking on the "Events" tab.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/23/48925/

  4. 2:15pm 2019-09-23T15:15-05:00
    Dean's Meeting Section 1.1

    Dean Farnsworth invites Section 2.1 to join him for ice cream and conversation.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/23/49765/

  5. 3:45pm 2019-09-23T17:30-05:00
    Law and Economic Seminar - Weijia Rao

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

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/23/47807/

  6. 7:00pm 2019-09-23T21:00-05:00
    CLS Bible Study

    Weekly CLS Bible Study

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/23/49206/

September 24
  1. All day
    Texas Law Society Week

    Join Texas Law throughout the week as we celebrate our Society Program during Society Week.

    MONDAY: Society Shirt Day & Flag Football Scrimmage TUESDAY: Cards and Cookies in the Atrium to benefit Dell Children's Hospital WEDNESDAY: Dollar Wars to benefit TLF THURSDAY: Trivia Night @ Scholz Garten FRIDAY: Society Games @ 2pm (IM Fields)

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/24/46866/

  2. 11:45am 2019-09-24T12:45-05:00
    Postgrad Fellowship Panel

    Learn how best to position yourself as a viable candidate for highly competitive postgraduate fellowships from a panel of current and former fellows. Whether you a 1L wanting to learn more about fellowships available; a 2L navigating your summer employment and researching potential host organizations; or a 3L committed to obtaining a fellowship after your judicial clerkship, this panel is for you.

    Lunch will be served. RSVP by Monday, September 23, on Symplicity by clicking on the "Events" tab.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/24/47605/

  3. 11:45am 2019-09-24T12:45-05:00
    Interscholastic Moot Court Info

    Texas Law Interscholastic Moot Court information session. Come find out why you should consider moot court or transactional competitions and hear from coaches about the different teams. Food provided!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/24/48745/

  4. 12:00pm 2019-09-24T13:30-05:00
    Evicted in Austin: Housed to Homeless

    Evicted in Austin: From Housed to Homeless in 21 Days

    The number of formal and informal evictions is rising in Austin, with devastating impacts on renters and their families. Join us for a conversation with housing advocates, tenants, and elected officials to discuss the harsh realities of evictions and what allies can do to support renters facing eviction. We'll explore the scope, roots, and impacts of evictions, along with innovative approaches to help address Austin's eviction crisis. This event is offered in partnership with Building and Strengthening Tenant Action (BASTA), as part of BASTA's week-long series, The State of the Renters.

    Speakers:

    Framing: Daniel Armendáriz; Housing Advocate, Austin Tenants Council Sophie Elsner, Attorney & Skadden Fellow, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

    Panelists: Honorable Jeremy L. Brown, Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7, Place 1, Harris County Stephen Frischmuth, Steering Committee Member, Creek's Edge Tenants Association Jose Gonzalez, PATH - Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Integral Care Honorable Raúl A González, Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4 Travis County Shoshana Krieger, Project Director, BASTA Austin

    Moderator: Heather Way, Director, UT Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic

    Logistics: Tuesday, September 24 from 12-1:30pm The School of Law / Auditorium

    Lunch will be provided. Event is free and open to the public, but rsvp is required. RSVP at https://evictedinaustin.eventbrite.com

    Directions and Parking: https://law.utexas.edu/about/contact-us/parking-directions/

    Sponsors: The UT Opportunity Forum Presents…. Co-sponsored by Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid and The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/24/48645/

  5. 3:45pm 2019-09-24T17:45-05:00
    Comparative Constitutional Law: Collings

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

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/24/47505/

  6. 3:45pm 2019-09-24T17:45-05:00
    Colloquium on Complex Litigation

    "It's Good to Have the 'Haves' on Your Side: A Defense of Repeat Players in Multidistrict Litigation" (with Andrew D. Bradt) -- forthcoming Georgetown L. J. 2019

    ABSTRACT

    Repeat players in multidistrict litigation (MDL) get a bad rap. When thousands of cases from all over the country are consolidated for pretrial proceedings, it's no wonder that the judge assigned to manage the litigation picks experienced lawyers to lead the effort. But critics argue that the small group of elite lawyers who show up again and again in leadership positions on the plaintiffs’ side of MDLs can collude with each other and with repeat players on the defense side to restrict competition and shape the rules of the game to their advantage—all to the detriment of the one-shotter clients that they represent. Those criticisms have gotten louder as MDL has grown to make up more than one-third of the federal civil docket and encompass some of the nation’s largest controversies, such as the opioid epidemic, the BP oil spill, the NFL concussion litigation, and many defective product cases. In this Article, we challenge this narrative, drawing on Marc Galanter’s seminal explanation for why the haves” come out ahead in litigation. Although the risks they pose are real, we argue that repeat players add significant value when they represent one-shotter plaintiffs, and that value may be worth running the risks. We show how MDL’s unique structure—its formal commitment to individualism but functional operation as a tight aggregation—allows repeatplayer plaintiffs’ lawyers to “play for rules” more effectively than either the class action or traditional one-on-one litigation. And with potential reforms to MDL procedure on the agendas of both the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules and Congress, we urge policymakers and scholars not to lose sight of the significant benefits to plaintiffs of having repeat players on their side.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/24/48285/

  7. 4:00pm 2019-09-24T19:00-05:00
    Gardere Mock Trial Workshop

    Come learn the fundamentals of mock trial and evidence. This workshop is intended for participants in the Gardere Novice Mock Trial Competition.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/24/49445/

September 25
  1. All day
    Texas Law Society Week

    Join Texas Law throughout the week as we celebrate our Society Program during Society Week.

    MONDAY: Society Shirt Day & Flag Football Scrimmage TUESDAY: Cards and Cookies in the Atrium to benefit Dell Children's Hospital WEDNESDAY: Dollar Wars to benefit TLF THURSDAY: Trivia Night @ Scholz Garten FRIDAY: Society Games @ 2pm (IM Fields)

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/25/46867/

  2. 11:30am 2019-09-25T13:30-05:00
    Faculty Lunch

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

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/25/48806/

  3. 3:30pm 2019-09-25T16:30-05:00
    Dean's Meeting Section 1.2

    Dean Farnsworth invites Section 1.2 to join him for ice cream and conversation.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/25/49785/

September 26
  1. All day
    Texas Law Society Week

    Join Texas Law throughout the week as we celebrate our Society Program during Society Week.

    MONDAY: Society Shirt Day & Flag Football Scrimmage TUESDAY: Cards and Cookies in the Atrium to benefit Dell Children's Hospital WEDNESDAY: Dollar Wars to benefit TLF THURSDAY: Trivia Night @ Scholz Garten FRIDAY: Society Games @ 2pm (IM Fields)

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/26/46868/

  2. 8:30am 2019-09-26T09:30-05:00
    JBTVL Practicum Information Session

    The JBTVL Practicum Class is a cross-campus elective course that teaches graduate students how to work with/consult with startups. Come to our info session to learn how participating in this elective can help you become a future leader in your legal career.

    Here is the link for event registration: https://events.attend.com/f/1383790335

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/26/50105/

  3. 10:00am 2019-09-26T11:00-05:00
    Coffee with the Dean!

    Join Dean Farnsworth for coffee and informal conversation in the Tom Clark Lounge!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/26/49685/

  4. 11:30am 2019-09-26T13:00-05:00
    Faculty Colloquium - Mitu Gulati // Duke

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

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/26/46346/

  5. 11:45am 2019-09-26T12:45-05:00
    U.S. Navy JAG Informational Session

    Learn more about internships and postgraduate employment opportunities with the U.S. Navy JAG Corps.

    Lunch will be served. RSVP by Wednesday, September 25, on Symplicity by clicking on the "Events" tab.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/26/47205/

  6. 11:45am 2019-09-26T12:45-05:00
    J. Kelly Hoey: Essential Networking

    J. Kelly Hoey, attorney, author, professional networker shares her experience and knowledge including highlights from her Build Your Dream Network book, which will provide a framework for a successful networking strategy throughout law school and beyond.

    Lunch will be served after the program. RSVP by Wednesday, September 25, on Symplicity by clicking on the "Events" tab.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/26/47965/

  7. 11:45am 2019-09-26T12:45-05:00
    Colorado Office of State Public Defender

    Come learn about exciting summer and postgraduate opportunities at the Colorado Office of the State Public Defender from Daniel Gagarin, Supervising Attorney.

    Lunch will be served. RSVP by Wednesday, September 25, on Symplicity by clicking on the "Events" tab.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/26/49085/

  8. 11:45am 2019-09-26T13:00-05:00
    Texas Federalist Society Lunch Debate

    The Federalist Society, in conjunction with the American Constitution Society will be hosting Scott Keller, former Texas Solicitor General and current Practice Chair of Baker Botts' Supreme Court and Constitutional Law practice, as he debates and discusses the past Supreme Court term and previews the upcoming terms with Texas Law's own Professor Stephen Vladeck. Freebirds will be served!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/26/49585/

  9. 3:30pm 2019-09-26T21:00-05:00
    Rapoport Center Annual Conference

    Prison Abolition, Human Rights, and Penal Reform: From the Local to the Global

    Mass incarceration and overcriminalization in the United States are subject to critique by some on both the right and the left today. Many critics increasingly talk of prison abolition. At the same time, the international human rights movement continues to rely upon criminal punishment as its primary enforcement tool for many violations, even as it criticizes harsh prison conditions, the use of the death penalty, and lack of due process in criminal proceedings. What would it mean for the human rights movement to take seriously calls for prison abolitionism and the economic and racial inequalities that overcriminalization reproduces and exacerbates? And what might critics of the carceral regime in the United States have to learn from work done by international human rights advocates in a variety of countries?

    September 26-28, 2019, the Rapoport Center will host in Austin an interdisciplinary conference to consider the relationships among the human rights, prison abolition, and penal reform movements. Do they share the same goals? Should they collaborate? If so, in what ways?

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/26/46885/

  10. 7:00pm 2019-09-26T21:30-05:00
    Character & Fitness Alt. Bar Review

    Join us at Mozart’s for Character & Fitness! This alternative bar review is open to everyone. It is family & pet friendly. Feel free to bring board games, musical instruments, your dungeon master, etc. We will have plenty of space between the two patios! Cookies and drinks will be provided, while supplies last, by Themis. This is an alcohol-free event, but a great pre-game for Bar Review as well.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/26/48867/

September 27
  1. 8:00am 2019-09-27T18:00-05:00
    Rapoport Center Annual Conference

    Prison Abolition, Human Rights, and Penal Reform: From the Local to the Global

    Mass incarceration and overcriminalization in the United States are subject to critique by some on both the right and the left today. Many critics increasingly talk of prison abolition. At the same time, the international human rights movement continues to rely upon criminal punishment as its primary enforcement tool for many violations, even as it criticizes harsh prison conditions, the use of the death penalty, and lack of due process in criminal proceedings. What would it mean for the human rights movement to take seriously calls for prison abolitionism and the economic and racial inequalities that overcriminalization reproduces and exacerbates? And what might critics of the carceral regime in the United States have to learn from work done by international human rights advocates in a variety of countries?

    September 26-28, 2019, the Rapoport Center will host in Austin an interdisciplinary conference to consider the relationships among the human rights, prison abolition, and penal reform movements. Do they share the same goals? Should they collaborate? If so, in what ways?

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/27/46665/

  2. 11:00am 2019-09-27T14:00-05:00
    Texas Coalition on Coerced Debt Meeting

    Learn about new tools to help victims of coerced debt recover from identity theft, including: - Tips and screening to identify coerced debt. - Steps to protect victims from future abuse. - How to discover coerced debt on credit reports. - Guidance on how to dispute coerced debts. - Tools to assist a victim of coerced debt who is sued by a debt collector.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/27/50127/

  3. 2:00pm 2019-09-27T17:00-05:00
    Texas Law Society Games

    Celebrate the end of Society Week with friendly competition at Society Games!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/27/46869/

September 28
  1. 8:00am 2019-09-28T13:00-05:00
    Rapoport Center Annual Conference

    Prison Abolition, Human Rights, and Penal Reform: From the Local to the Global

    Mass incarceration and overcriminalization in the United States are subject to critique by some on both the right and the left today. Many critics increasingly talk of prison abolition. At the same time, the international human rights movement continues to rely upon criminal punishment as its primary enforcement tool for many violations, even as it criticizes harsh prison conditions, the use of the death penalty, and lack of due process in criminal proceedings. What would it mean for the human rights movement to take seriously calls for prison abolitionism and the economic and racial inequalities that overcriminalization reproduces and exacerbates? And what might critics of the carceral regime in the United States have to learn from work done by international human rights advocates in a variety of countries?

    September 26-28, 2019, the Rapoport Center will host in Austin an interdisciplinary conference to consider the relationships among the human rights, prison abolition, and penal reform movements. Do they share the same goals? Should they collaborate? If so, in what ways?

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/09/28/46685/

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