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8:00am11:00amStaff Valentine's Day breakfast
TNH 2.100 (Susman Godfrey Atrium)

Valentine's Day breakfast for staff

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11:30am1:00pmFaculty Colloquium - Oren Bracha // UT Law
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11:45am1:00pmTexas Law Professional Development Institute
TNH 2.114 (Francis Auditorium)

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. Now in its ninth year, the five-week Institute is promoted widely to employers, many of whom contributed to its content. This must-attend program will help you prepare for your summer clerkship or postgraduate job. The program takes place on Thursdays (January 23-February 20, 2020) from 11:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Lunch will be served.

Online registration is open until noon on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

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.

Please note that 2Ls and 3Ls who attended last year may sign up for this year’s Institute.

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11:45am12:45pmBecoming a Public Defender
TNH 2.124

Interested in a career in indigent criminal defense? Come learn strategies to set yourself on the right path to become a public defender. We will have a great panel of public defenders to share their experience and wisdom.

Panelists TBD

Lunch will be served. RSVP by Wednesday, February 12, on Symplicity.

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12:00pm1:30pmArmy Court of Criminal Appeals - Outreach Oral Argument
CCJ 2.306 (Eidman Courtroom)

The Army Court of Criminal Appeals makes several trips to law schools each year in order to expose students to this unique Court and to showcase military justice in action.

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12:00pm1:00pmTips for Establishing a Career in a Solo or Small Firm Setting
JON 5.257

RSVP Online by Wednesday, February 12. Co-hosted by the Student Bar Association.

Members of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Solo, Small Firm, and General Practice Division (GPSolo)will be on campus to share some tips for establishing a career in a solo or small firm setting. Come learn more about the ABA and GPSolo and what benefits are available to all law students, as well as some career development insights from experienced attorneys in the field.

Lunch will be provided.

Directions: Take the elevators in the Susman Godfrey Atrium (the elevators are located right outside of the Tarlton Library in the Atrium) up to the 5th floor of Jones Hall. Once on the fifth floor, you can locate the room number.

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1:30pm3:00pmArmy Court of Criminal Appeals - Informal Question & Answer Session for Students
CCJ 2.310 (Jury Room)

Following the Army Court of Criminal Appeals outreach oral argument, students are invited to an informal Q&A session with ACCA judges and JAG Corps counsel. Refreshments will be served. This is a great opportunity for interested students to ask questions about the Army, JAG officer basic training, preparing to practice as a Judge Advocate, assignment process, family considerations, etc.

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3:30pm4:30pmIntroduction to Federal Clerkships
TNH 2.138 (Blanton Classroom)

What is a judicial clerkship you might be wondering? Or perhaps you know what a clerkship is, but are pretty sure that it’s not for you? Or, you’ve known you wanted to clerk since first grade, and want to figure out how to make yourself as competitive as possible? Or, maybe you’re thinking, “SCOTUS or Bust!”? The Clerkship Program will be hosting an introductory program on judicial clerkships on Thursday, February 13th at 3:30pm

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4:30pm1Ls: Clerkships and Cookies with Judges
TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)

Following our Introduction to Federal Clerkships at 3:30pm, attendees are invited to mingle with the visiting judges.

For more information, please email the Judicial Clerkships Program Coordinator at

RSVP by Wednesday, February 12th, on Symplicity by selecting the Events tab.

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