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30 August 31
  1. 6:15pm 2020-08-31T19:15-05:00
    Public Defense 101

    Please join us for an interactive presentation about types of public defense practices and offices across the nation. We will also discuss how to choose your internships throughout the year and summer to ensure you find the right office for the beginning of your public defense career.

    Topic: Public Defense 101 Time: Aug 31, 2020 06:15 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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  2. 7:00pm 2020-08-31T20:00-05:00
    Supreme Court Review

    The Texas Federalist Society would like to welcome new 1Ls and other interested students for our first event of the year! Scott Keller, partner at Baker Botts and the former Solicitor General of Texas, along with Texas Law's own Professor Steve Vladeck, will be discussing a number of key decisions from the most recent SCOTUS term.

    We look forward to this exciting discussion! Additionally, the first 50 Texas Law students to register will receive a $10 redemption code for DoorDash to enjoy a meal during the event.

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    Note: Registration is not required to attend any of the Texas Federalist Society's virtual events this semester; it is only required for each event if you would like to make use of the DoorDash discount.

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  3. 8:00pm 2020-08-31T21:30-05:00
    Jewish Leg. Society - Virtual Trivia

    Welcome to JLS's first event for Fall 2020!

    Come for a night of trivia and to meet your fellow JLS'ers. RSVP by clicking going on the FB event page. The Zoom link will be released on the FB page. If you don't have a FB, please email us for future instructions:

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September 1
  1. 4:30pm 2020-09-01T17:30-05:00
    Not Your Father's Swing Vote

    Crazy summer? Us too! Especially constitutionally. Join us for a debrief of the Supreme Court's 2019 Term with a focus on CJ John Roberts's role on the Court with Professor Steve Vladeck.

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2 September 3
  1. 11:45am 2020-09-03T13:00-05:00
    Faculty Colloquium - Katie Eyer

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

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  2. 5:00pm 2020-09-03T18:00-05:00
    Beyond Bostock

    A conversation with Professor Elizabeth Sepper about the recent SCOTUS decision, Bostock v. Clayton County, which held that sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act includes discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and discrimination on the basis of gender identity. Professor Sepper will break down what the decision means for employment, how the decision could be applied to other areas, such as healthcare, and potential challenges on the basis of religious liberty.

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  3. 6:30pm 2020-09-03T19:30-05:00
    CLS Bible Study

    Join us for our weekly Bible study through James and the Sermon on the Mount.

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  4. 6:30pm 2020-09-03T19:30-05:00
    What To Do About Qualified Immunity?]

    Panelists Somil Trivedi, ACLU Senior Staff Attorney in the Criminal Law Reform Project, and Clark Neily, Vice President for Criminal Justice at the Cato Institute, sit down to discuss the doctrine of Qualified Immunity.

    The event is hosted by the Texas Law American Constitution Society, Texas Law Federalist Society, and the Southwest Black Law Students Association.

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September 4
  1. 2:00pm 2020-09-04T00:00-05:00
    Pro Bono Project Fair

    The Mithoff Program is excited to present the 2020 Pro Bono Program Project Fair. Registration is required. To register for this event go here: Once registered you'll receive an invitation to the Mithoff Pro Bono Program Canvas site where you can access videos and descriptions of the our 2020 project line up. We hope you'll join us for a live Q & A session on Friday, September 4 at 2pm.

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  2. 3:00pm 2020-09-04T15:45-05:00
    Law School 101: Wellness and Performance

    Taking care of yourself while in law school is so important. Wellness feeds performance; if you're paying attention to your mental and physical health in law school, your performance as a law student will benefit. In this session, we'll talk about law school and profession specific wellness considerations and how to keep yourself on track for fantastic semester. You'll leave the session with info and strategies to help you along!

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6 7 September 8
  1. 9:00am 2020-09-08T13:00-05:00
    Voter Registration Drive

    Registering Students to Vote in Travis County

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  2. 4:00pm 2020-09-08T18:00-05:00
    Student Organization Fair

    Check out Texas Law's many organizations and student journals and find a place to call home! Each organization will be hosting its own zoom room. The list of participating organizations and their Zoom links can be found here:

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September 9
  1. 5:00pm 2020-09-09T18:30-05:00
    JOLTT Meet and Greet

    The Journal of Law and Technology at Texas welcomes you to a brand new school year! We invite you to come hang out with us and meet other students interested in the intersection of law and technology. Whether you're a current JOLTT member or an interested student, this event is for you. We look forward to meeting you!

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  2. 5:00pm 2020-09-09T18:30-05:00
    The Eviction Crisis

    An eviction crisis -- fueled by a history of racially discriminatory housing policies, a lack of affordable housing, chronic underfunding of government subsidized housing, and a lack of adequate tenant protections -- is growing in magnitude as the COVID pandemic continues. What does this crisis look like in Texas? This event will examine the eviction crisis in America with a focus on its disproportionate impact on black and brown communities and the way the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this already existing crisis. The event will begin with a quick presentation demonstrating the urgency of the crisis and then shift to a panel discussion featuring housing lawyers, community organizers, and a local judge who see this crisis in action on a daily basis and are working to stem its profoundly negative impacts.

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  3. 5:30pm 2020-09-09T18:30-05:00
    TLWCF Wednesday Bible Study

    Texas Law Women's Christian Fellowship

    Join us for our bi-weekly women's Bible study. This semester, we are studying the book of Philippians and learning how God wants to transform our minds.

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  4. 6:00pm 2020-09-09T19:00-05:00
    IP Law Society Welcome Event

    The Intellectual Property Law Society at The University of Texas School of Law is dedicated to informing and assisting students interested in the practice of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and licensing.

    Join the Intellectual Law and Property Law Society's Welcome Event and meet fellow classmates as we discuss upcoming events this semester and best practices for class, networking, etc.

    If you have any questions, please email


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September 10
  1. 11:45am 2020-09-10T13:00-05:00
    Faculty Colloquium - Zachary Clopton //

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  2. 5:30pm 2020-09-10T18:30-05:00
    If/When/How 1L Happy Hour

    Introducing the If/When/How Executive Board and Members. Grab your favorite beverage and join us to learn more about events and how you can get involved in lawyering for reproductive justice this semester!

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  3. 5:30pm 2020-09-10T18:30-05:00
    Trump & The Courts

    Beyond two high profile Supreme Court appointments, President Donald Trump continues to tout his 200+ lifetime appointments to the federal bench as a significant achievement with long-lasting effects on American law. However, some have argued less is going on here than meets the eye, with President Trump's influence on the bench less extensive than his predecessors at this point in their presidencies.

    How does this administration's influence on the federal courts stack up to previous administrations? Has the quality and caliber of nominees remained constant? What is the current balance of power within the circuit courts, and what has that meant in practice for the kinds of judgments courts are issuing? Why are confirmation hearings increasingly contentious? How has the influx of Trump nominees altered (if at all) the day-to-day practice of law in federal courts?

    Join Professor Jonathan Adler of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Professor Russell Wheeler of The Brookings Institution and The Governance Institute to discuss these topics via Zoom on Thursday, September 10 at 5:30pm.

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  4. 6:00pm 2020-09-10T00:00-05:00
    Ex Parke

    In lieu of our usual Bar Review, SBA will be hosting a weekly Ex Parke this semester on Thursday evenings! This is a great opportunity to meet students from other 1L sections as well as other class years. Each week we will visit a park for an outdoor, socially-distanced hangout. There will be blankets spread out so students can meet up in groups of no more than 10. We kindly ask that you arrive close to the assigned time for your class year in the schedule below. You are welcome to stay longer than 30 minutes, but this schedule should help keep us from having too many people showing up at once. Although we will be off-campus, City of Austin and Zilker Park rules still apply. This requires wearing a mask, maintaining 6 feet of distance from others, congregating in groups of no more than 10, and no alcoholic beverages. Masks are required at all times unless you are snacking in an area we will designate. Where: Zilker Park near the "Rock Island" (2207 Lou Neff Rd, Austin, TX 78746) When: Thursday, September 10th 6:00pm 1Ls (Sections 1–3) 6:30pm 1Ls (Sections 4–6) 7:00pm 2Ls 7:30pm 3Ls

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  5. 7:00pm 2020-09-10T20:00-05:00
    Senator Wendy Davis

    Please join us for a moderated discussion with our esteemed guest, Senator Wendy Davis, about her campaign platform for representing Texas’s 21st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.

    Senator Davis is a graduate of both Texas Christian University and Harvard Law School. After law school, she served as a law clerk for the Northern District of Texas and was a litigation associate in Haynes & Boone’s Fort Worth office. She served on the Fort Worth City Council for nine years before representing Tarrant County in the Texas Senate from 2009 to 2015. In 2013, Senator Davis performed her epic, 13-hour filibuster on the Senate floor to halt the passage of a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and set requirements that would effectively shut down many women’s health clinics. After her campaign for Governor of Texas in 2014, Senator Davis founded the nonprofit Deeds Not Words to empower young women to organize, advocate for policy change, and increase voter participation. In July 2019, Senator Davis announced her candidacy to represent Texas’s 21st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives, running against incumbent Republican Chip Roy. We are so excited that Senator Davis is joining us to talk about her platform and a lawyer’s role in politics, and hope to see you there!

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September 11
  1. 2:00pm 2020-09-11T15:30-05:00
    Change It Up! Part II

    Join us for an event for new and returning students exploring lawyering for social change, including an inspiring keynote address, an alumni panel, and opportunities to connect with like-minded students, faculty, staff and attorneys.

    This year, Change It Up! will take place over two afternoons, the keynote address on Friday, August 28 and an alumni panel and student breakout sessions on Friday, September 11 – all via Zoom.

    RSVP by Tuesday, September 8 at:

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  2. 3:00pm 2020-09-11T16:30-05:00
    Business Law 101: Introduction

    Please join us for an introduction to the Texas Business Law Society's fall programming. In this session we'll provide an overview of the programs available to students interested in the practice of business law. We'll also be joined by junior associates from a variety of law firms who will host a panel discussion addressing common questions that incoming 1L's have as they begin to consider a career in transactional law. A Q&A period will follow.

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September 12
  1. All day
    Trail Advocacy Program

    The Trail Advocacy Program will meet every other Saturday morning for hiking some of the greatest vistas ATX has to offer. The first Trail Advocacy hike will be at Town Lake on Saturday, September 12th. In accordance with City of Austin standards, we will hike in groups of no more than 10 and adhere to the current social-distancing guidelines. To join our first hike, please sign up on the SBA lawmail.

    Below is the tentative schedule: 9/12 Lady Bird Lake, ~3 miles, easy hike, beautiful City-scape Instagram opportunities, and cooler temperatures 9/26 St. Edwards Park, ~3-4 miles, easy, hill country Insta opportunities, and explore outside the city of Austin 10/10 Hamilton Green Belt, 5 miles, easy, very pretty 10/24 River Place, 5.5 miles moderate, more work but pretty drive out 11/7 Turkey Creek, 3 miles, moderate

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