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All dayInternational Law Weekend 2020, International Law in Challenging Times

This is the key event of the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA).

A panel is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 23, 9:00 am ET, and is titled: COVID-19 and Climate Change: A Setback or Strengthening the Resolve to Move Forward?

The panel will focus on the current challenges of climate change policies. Specifically, it will assess the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for treaties on climate change, international refugees, and climate litigation. Ultimately, the panel will determine if the pandemic is a setback to climate change policies or an unprecedented opportunity to strengthening the resolve to move forward. Panelists are the following:

● Dr. Carolina Arlota, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, The University of Oklahoma College of Law

● Myanna F. Dellinger, Professor of Law, University of South Dakota

● Michael Gerrard, Professor of Law & Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School

● Jolene Lin, Associate Professor of Law & Director, Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law, National University of Singapore

The ABILAS' Committee on International Environmental and Energy Law will also host a breakout session for students on Friday, Oct. 23, at 3:30 pm ET about the committees’ recent actions and potential careers in such unique field.


Please note that registration is free for students and several panels will be approved for CLE credit, as indicated in the ILW’s full program.

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12:00pm1:00pmPath to the Bench: Honorable Judge Schroeder, NDTX

A conversation with Judge Schroeder, NDTX, about his path to the bench.

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12:00pm1:00pmSusan L. Blount Power Lunch Series Lecture, A Conversation with Mary Jo White

The Susan L. Blount Power Lunch Series spotlights remarkable lawyers to share their experiences with students and Center guests. To launch this year’s event series, we will host a virtual conversation with Mary Jo White, Partner at Debevoise and Plimpton. Ms. White is a former chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the first woman to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

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12:30pm1:30pmHuman Rights Internships & Fellowships Info Session

Learn about human rights internship and fellowship opportunities, including international court and tribunal placements. Hear directly from former interns and fellows about their experiences! Learn about deadlines, application processes, how to find a placement, and more.This info session will take place on Zoom. Registration is required! Follow the link to register.

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4:00pm7:00pmTexas Connects: New York

Texas Connects serves as a chance for 2Ls to connect via 10-minute informational chats in a virtual environment with law firms in New York.

2Ls may initially sign up for three informational interviews per market, starting at noon on Monday, October 5, through noon on Thursday, October 8, 2020. Starting at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, you may sign up for additional informational interviews through October 13, if space is available. All informational interviews are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.[scheduling information]

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5:30pm6:30pmTJOGEL Roundtable Luncheon

Join TJOGEL and attorneys from Haynes and Boone for an hour of conversation regarding a multitude of topics, from the firm's position in the energy industry to how to be a great summer associate. This is a great networking opportunity, and it provides a chance to ask questions of practicing attorneys in an informal setting. Although these luncheons are primarily for 1Ls who want exposure to the industry, I encourage everyone to attend.

*Must be a member of the TJOGEL society to attend this event.

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6:00pmEx Parke: ZILKER

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 ye

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7:00pm9:00pmTexas Law Disability Alliance: Character and Fitness

Please join the Texas Law Disability Alliance for our Character and Fitness event, now held virtually! C&F is a alcohol-free, family-friendly social event designed for those who prefer a relaxed and sober environment for getting to know other law students and their families. Typically held just before Bar Review at a local coffee shop, C&F will now be held virtually via Google Meets. This event is perfect for those who can't make it to Ex Parke for geographic, health or family reasons! There will be games, fun, and a heck of a good time and we can't wait to see you there!

Join us for our spooky, Jackbox games Halloween social!

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7:30pmBOA - Foley & Lardner LLP Mock Trial Competition

Texas Law Board of Advocates is excited to present the Foley & Lardner Novice Mock Trial Competition (formerly known as Gardere). Foley & Lardner is an intramural activity for students to learn and practice in a low-stakes setting the presentation and storytelling involved in trial court. All law students, including 1Ls, who have not previously participated in a law school mock trial competition are invited and encouraged to participate!

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CANCELEDIs the Electoral College Outdated?

Please join the Texas Federalist Society for the first in a series of election-themed events in the weeks leading up to November 3rd! This week Professors Stephen Sachs of Duke Law and Sanford Levinson of Texas Law will be discussing the origins and structure of the electoral college and whether it should maintain its prominence in modern elections.

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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