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8:00am5:00pmOctober On-Campus Interviews
Career Services Interview Suite (TNH 3.122)

During October On-Campus Interviews, employers may recruit rising 2Ls, 3Ls, domestic and foreign-trained LL.M.s, and recent graduates (up to one year after graduation) for summer clerkships or postgraduate positions. Students may apply at any time during the bidding period.

For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/10/08/46546/
11:30am1:00pmKBH Center Distinguished Lecture Series with David Falck, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation
TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)

KBH Center Distinguished Lecture Series with David Falck, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation

For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/10/08/45845/
11:30am12:45pmClinical Program Info Session
TNH 2.100 (Susman Godfrey Atrium)

Clinical faculty and staff will be on hand to discuss Texas Law's clinical program. Lunch provided!

For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/10/08/47870/
11:45am12:45pmIPLS Event: Baker & McKenzie
TNH 2.123 (Beck Classroom)

Baker & McKenzie will come to give a presentation about IP law and the firm to IPLS students.

For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/10/08/49885/
11:45am1:00pmTexas Federalist Society Lunch Debate: "Go to Prison for Digging Ponds? A Debate over U.S. v. Joe Robertson"
TNH 2.137 (Gayle Classroom)

Join the Federalist Society at Texas Law for a debate on the SCOTUS case Robertson v. US, as we are joined by Mark Miller of the Pacific Legal Foundation and Texas Law's own David Adelman. Chic-fil-A will be served!

For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/10/08/50065/
12:00pm12:45pmLaw School 301: WHICH BAR?
TNH 2.124

Texas will accept UBE scores from other states for July 2020 - will this affect your decision where to take the bar? The UBE is shorter than the Texas bar (2 days instead of 2.5) and taking it could result in you being barred in two states. Come hear about the issues you should consider when deciding where to take the bar exam.

For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/10/08/50167/
1:00pm2:00pmAtrium Advising
TNH 2.100 (Susman Godfrey Atrium)

Dean Bangs, Brandi Welch and Rick Garza will be available to answer questions about Early Registration requests. Want to make an appointment? Go to https://calendly.com/texas-law-sao/

For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/10/08/50725/
3:45pm5:45pmColloquium on Current Issues in Complex Litigation -- Sean Farhang (Berkeley)
JON 6.206 (Susman Academic Center, The Judge William W. and Margaret R. Kilgarlin Chambers)

"Politics, Identity, and Class Certification on the U.S. Courts of Appeals" (with Stephen B. Burbank)

ABSTRACT

This article draws on novel data and presents the results of the first empirical analysis of how potentially salient characteristics of Court of Appeals judges influence precedential lawmaking on class certification under Rule 23. We find that the partisan composition of the panel (measured by the party of the appointing president) has a very strong association with certification outcomes, with all-Democratic panels having more than double the certification rate of all-Republican panels in precedential cases. We also find that the presence of one African American on a panel, and the presence of two females (but not one), is associated with pro-certification outcomes. Contrary to conventional wisdom in the scholarship on diversity on the bench, such diversity may be consequential to lawmaking beyond policy areas conventionally thought to be of particular concern to women and racial minorities.

Class action doctrine is a form of trans-substantive procedural law that traverses many policy areas. The effects of gender and racial diversity on the bench, through making more procertification law, radiate widely across the legal landscape, influencing implementation of consumer, securities, labor and employment, antitrust, prisoner’s rights, public benefits, and many other areas of law. The results highlight how the consequences of diversity extend beyond conceptions of “women’s issues” or “minority issues.” The results also suggest the importance of exploring the effects of diversity on trans-substantive procedural law more generally.

For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/10/08/48185/
5:00pm8:00pmIPLS Event: Baker Botts
TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)

Baker Botts will come to meet with IPLS students. There will be a short presentation and a happy hour to follow.

For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2019/10/08/49845/

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