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8:30am10:30am1L Breakfast Meet and Greet with Winston & Strawn
TNH 2.100 (Susman Godfrey Atrium)

1Ls: Stop by to meet with recruiting coordinators from Winston & Strawn to learn more about their firm and grab a breakfast treat!

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11:00am1:30pmTLF Sweatshirt Sale
Tom Clark Lounge

Come grab a sweatshirt during the cold front! Sweatshirts are $50 and all sales benefit public interest students.

3L big law students: come learn how to get a free sweatshirt!

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11:30am1:15pmFaculty lunch
(This event’s full information is restricted to Texas Law faculty and staff only.) For more information visit
12:00pm1:00pmFrom U.S. Special Forces to the Blockchain: A Conversation with Alex Pruden, CEO of Blockchain Startup Aleo
McCombs School of Business

On Wednesday, November 16, the Strauss Center joins the Texas Law Veterans Association and the Texas Veterans in Business in hosting the first talk of its inaugural Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Policy Week. Join us in hearing Alex Pruden, CEO of blockchain startup Aleo, discuss blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies.

Are cryptocurrencies the next frontier in innovation or a threat to national security? How will decentralized fi

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12:00pm1:00pmPractical Advice for Law Firm Diversity Fellowship Applications

Please RSVP by Monday, November 15, on Symplicity. Zoom link will then be sent before the event.

Hear from law firms about their summer diversity fellowship programs and get advice on how to apply, interview, and stand out.

This program will feature panelists from four law firms offering diversity fellowships for 1Ls this summer and will be moderated by Angelica Salinas Evans, Associate Director of Career Services.

We will record the program for those unable to attend.

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2:30pm5:00pmCrypto Wars: Blockchains, Cryptocurrencies, and American National Security
Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School of Public Affairs

On Wednesday, November 16, the Strauss Center is hosting the mini-conference, “Crypto Wars: Blockchains, Cryptocurrencies, and American National Security” during its inaugural Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Policy Week. This conference features experts on the intersection of blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies and national security and law.

Are cryptocurrencies the next frontier in innovation or a threat to national security? How wil

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4:15pm5:15pmAddress by Melissa Murray, Order of the Coif Distinguished Visitor
CCJ 2.306 (Eidman Courtroom)

Melissa Murray will give an address entitled “Race-ing Roe and Woke Warriors: Weaponizing Racial Justice at the Supreme Court.”

Professor Melissa Murray of New York University School of Law is a leading expert in family law, constitutional law, and reproductive rights and justice. Murray’s award-winning research focuses on the legal regulation of intimate life and encompasses such topics as the regulation of sex and sexuality, marriage and its alternatives, the marriage equality debate, the legal recognition of caregiving, and reproductive rights and justice. She is also a cohost of the podcast Strict Scrutiny. For more of her complete biography, visit:

This event has been accredited by the State Bar of Texas for 1.00 hour of CLE credit.

This event is open to the public. Professor Murray’s talk in the Eidman Courtroom will be followed by a reception in the Jamail Pavilion.

Hosted by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law. Her address is cosponsored by the Center for Women in Law and Texas Law’s Office for Equity and Inclusion, along with the American Constitution Society Austin Lawyer and Texas Law Chapters, the Chicano/Hispanic/Latino Law Students Association, If/When/How, Law Students for Black Lives, the Public Interest Law Association, and the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society.

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