|6 ||7 ||September 8 |
- 9:00am 2020-09-08T13:00-05:00
Voter Registration Drive
- 4:00pm 2020-09-08T18:00-05:00
Student Organization Fair
|September 9 |
- 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!
Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2020/09/09/56465/
- 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.
Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2020/09/09/56805/
- 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.
Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2020/09/09/56235/
- 6:00pm 2020-09-09T19:00-05:00
IP Law Society Welcome Event
|September 10 |
- 11:45am 2020-09-10T13:00-05:00
Faculty Colloquium - Zachary Clopton //
- 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!
Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2020/09/10/56505/
- 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.
Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2020/09/10/56548/
- 6:00pm 2020-09-10T00:00-05:00
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)
Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2020/09/10/56885/
- 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!
Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2020/09/10/56325/
|September 11 |
- 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: https://changeitup2020.eventbrite.com
Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2020/09/11/55705/
- 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.
Please RSVP at: https://forms.gle/daKhcHN2YCbqazaCA
Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2020/09/11/56145/
- 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
Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2020/09/12/56905/