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31 1 November 2
  1. 12:00pm 2021-11-02T13:15-05:00
    A Conversation with Erin Nealy Cox

    The Center for Women in Law will host a Susan L. Blount Power Lunch Series Lecture, A Conversation with Erin Nealy Cox, former U.S. Attorney and partner at Kirkland & Ellis. She will be interview by Angela Styles, '94, partner at Akin Gump and former Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. During this conversation, they will explore Ms. Nealy Cox’s career journey, and the two will discuss the practical challenges and opportunities of navigating public service and private practice. They will address adding value to clients and maintaining ethical standards. The discussion will also address political appointments and apolitical job duties and the ethical questions posed by these roles, especially prosecutorial independence and the impact of political appearance on reputations and careers. This event will be held on Zoom. Approved for 1.25 hours ethics CLE. Register here: https://utexas.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xxwn0qqcSvCNVFvYcu_vxw

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/11/02/64345/

3 November 4
  1. 4:00pm 2021-11-04T18:00-05:00
    Rapoport Center Colloquium

    Speaker Alyssa Battistoni: “Climate Futures and the Future of Work: Rethinking “Green Jobs,” Revaluing Care Work”

    Instructions for joining the zoom meeting: Please note that registration is required for the Zoom webinar: https://utexas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEodOGuqj8rG9OuDTFOnaEOnH_Xl-hXY4JI

    You will need to sign in with the same email account that you used to register for the program. If you have difficulty registering, please contact sabrina.barton@austin.utexas.edu

    If you do not have a Zoom account, you may watch this event on our YouTube channel:

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/11/04/61587/

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  1. 11:45am 2021-11-09T13:00-06:00
    Lives in the Law

    Location:

    TNH 2.137, followed by boxed lunches in the Courtyard

    Sun will give a talk about her work, entitled “The Fight for Fair Elections,” and reflect on her career as a civil rights lawyer. Ranjana Natarajan of the Texas Law Civil Rights Clinic, who is currently Senior Counsel at the States United Democracy Center, will lead the Q&A.

    Box lunches will be available in the courtyard (by the North Patio on the Dean Keeton Street side of the law school) immediately after the talk. Please RSVP for a lunch by noon on Monday, November 1: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lives-in-the-law-with-christine-sun-tickets-192357665957

    Sponsored by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Career Services Office

    Cosponsored by the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA), OUTLaw, Public Interest Law Association, and Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights.

    About Christine Sun:

    Christine P. Sun serves as the Legal Director at States United Democracy Center, a nonpartisan organization advancing free, fair, and secure elections, that was originally founded during the 2020 election as the Voter Protection Program. She provides legal services to pro-democracy state and local officials, including the offices of governors, attorneys general, and secretaries of states, on election protection, accountability for democracy violators, and political violence prevention.

    Sun has worked on civil rights issues with a range of legal organizations. She was Special Assistant to the Attorney General of California Xavier Becerra, Legal and Policy Director of the ACLU of Northern California, and senior staff attorney at the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project. Before moving to California, she was Deputy Legal Director at the Southern Poverty Law Center, where she directed SPLC’s economic justice work and work on behalf of the LGBT community. She also served as senior counsel for the national ACLU’s LGBT and AIDS Project, where she was lead counsel on numerous cases. She was recognized in 2010 by the National LGBT Bar Association as one of the “Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40.”

    Sun graduated from New York University Law School. Immediately after law school, she clerked for Judge Robert L. Carter on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and then worked for several years in private practice.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/11/09/64225/

10 11 November 12
  1. 10:00am 2021-11-12T11:30-06:00
    Arleas Upton Kea ’82, FDIC

    The Center for Women in Law will host a Perspectives Series event: A Conversation with FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams and Arleas Upton Kea, ’82, Deputy to the Chairman for External Affairs, FDIC

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/11/12/63585/

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14 November 15
  1. 4:00pm 2021-11-15T18:00-06:00
    Rapoport Center Colloquium

    Speaker Alyssa Battistoni: “Climate Futures and the Future of Work: Rethinking “Green Jobs,” Revaluing Care Work”

    Instructions for joining the zoom meeting: Please note that registration is required for the Zoom webinar: https://utexas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEodOGuqj8rG9OuDTFOnaEOnH_Xl-hXY4JI

    You will need to sign in with the same email account that you used to register for the program. If you have difficulty registering, please contact sabrina.barton@austin.utexas.edu

    If you do not have a Zoom account, you may watch this event on our YouTube channel:

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/11/15/61588/

16 November 17
  1. 6:00pm 2021-11-17T20:00-06:00
    Akard Lecture

    2021 John C. Akard Lecture: Modular Bankruptcy: Is It Time for a Consumer Scheme of Arrangement?

    The John C. Akard Distinguished Lectureship will be delivered by John A. E. Pottow. Pottow, the John Philip Dawson Collegiate Professor of Law, is an internationally recognized expert in the field of commercial law. His award-winning scholarship concentrates on the issues involved in the regulation of cross-border insolvencies as well as consumer financial distress, and his extensive public service work focuses on international trade and pro bono representation of bankrupt debtors. To RSVP for the Lecture go bit.ly/2021Akard.

    The John C. Akard Distinguished Lectureship Program was endowed by the generous gifts of many members of the Texas bankruptcy bar in honor of Judge John C. Akard (retired), a 1957 UT Law graduate who served with great distinction for 14 years as the U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in the Northern District of Texas, sitting in Lubbock and throughout much of West Texas. The first Akard Lecture was delivered in 2001 by Professor Elizabeth Warren of Harvard Law School, and formerly of The University of Texas School of Law.

    In 2021 The John C. Akard Distinguished Lectureship Program received a special gift of support from the family of William Denny "Bill" Neary. The total grant to the law school was a very generous $100,000, of which half was designated for the Akard lectureship. Bill graduated from Hillcrest High School, Southern Methodist University, and the University of Texas Law School. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, was the case note editor of the Law Review and the Orders of the Coif, Chancellors and Phi Delta Phi. He served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy in the office of Naval Petroleum Reserve in Washington, D.C. and was a partner in the firm of Thompson & Knight for 40 years where he headed the Bankruptcy Section and retired in 1990. On behalf of the University of Texas School of Law, the Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Faculty and Planning Committee, we want to thank the Neary Family for their generous gift to the Lectureship program.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/11/17/64805/

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21 November 22
  1. 12:15pm 2021-11-22T13:30-06:00
    A Conversation w/ Commissioner Phillips

    On Monday, November 22, the Strauss Center will welcome Commissioner Noah Phillips, Commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission, for a talk on big tech, privacy, and national security.

    Biography Following his nomination by President Donald J. Trump and unanimous confirmation by the United States Senate, Noah Joshua Phillips was sworn in as a Commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission on May 2, 2018. Before coming to the FTC, Phillips served as Chief Counsel to U.S. Senator John Cornyn, of Texas, on the Senate Judiciary Committee. From 2011 to 2018, he advised Senator Cornyn on legal and policy matters including antitrust, constitutional law, consumer privacy, fraud, and intellectual property. Prior to his Senate service, Phillips worked as a litigator at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, in New York City, and Steptoe & Johnson LLP, in Washington, D.C. Phillips began his career at Wasserstein Perella & Co., an investment bank in New York City. Phillips received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from Stanford Law School.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/11/22/64545/

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