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5 February 6
  1. 12:00pm 2023-02-06T13:00-06:00
    Evolutionary Antitrust Law

    The Journal of Law and Technology at Texas (JOLTT) will host a presentation and discussion on "Evolutionary Antitrust Law and Policy in the Digital Economy" with Thibault Schrepel, Associate Professor of Law at VU Amsterdam University (Amsterdam Law & Technology Institute) and a Faculty Affiliate at Stanford University CodeX Center, and Nicolas Petit, Joint Chair in Competition Law at the Department of Law and at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and invited Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges. The discussion will be moderated by Chinmayi Sharma, Scholar in Residence, Strauss Center, and Lecturer, UT Law. This event is co-sponsored by the Strauss Center and lunch will be provided. RSVP for lunch at the link above.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/06/72725/

  2. 3:30pm 2023-02-06T17:45-06:00
    Colloquium Issues in Complex Litigation

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

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/06/70648/

February 7
  1. 12:00pm 2023-02-07T13:00-06:00
    Section 3 Reunion Lunch

    Join section 3 for a reunion lunch!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/07/72365/

  2. 12:00pm 2023-02-07T13:00-06:00
    JAG x TILJ Career Panel

    Join us for lunch and a panel discussion featuring JAG Attorneys of different experience levels who will share their perspective on practicing International Law as an Army JAG.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/07/72705/

  3. 12:00pm 2023-02-07T13:00-06:00
    Finish the 5 Campaign Teach In

    Join Law Student for Black Lives and representative from the Finish the 5 Campaign Coalition to learn more about this campaign to shut down the five youth prisons in Texas.

    Learn more about the campaign in general at https://www.texascje.org/finish-the-5

    Lunch will be provided!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/07/72707/

  4. 3:45pm 2023-02-07T17:45-06:00
    Law & Philosophy Workshop -Connie Rosati

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

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/07/70726/

February 8
  1. 8:00am 2023-02-08T09:00-06:00
    Christian Legal Society Bible Study

    Christian Legal Society will be hosting a Bible study and meeting for anyone interested in learning more about the Bible or the faith. We encourage all people who are curious about Christianity or want to grow in their faith to join. This a good opportunity to build community and learn more about the Bible!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/08/72589/

  2. 12:00pm 2023-02-08T13:00-06:00
    An Update on the Russia-Ukraine War

    Professors Jeffrey Kahn and Adam Klein will discuss the current realities of the war in Ukraine.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/08/72491/

  3. 12:15pm 2023-02-08T13:30-06:00
    Emerging Technologies & Privacy

    On Wednesday, February 8, the Strauss Center hosts Cara Bloom, Senior Cybersecurity and Privacy Scientist at MITRE, for a talk on “Emerging Technologies & Privacy: How Privacy Threat Modeling Can Help Manage Privacy Risks.” This talk will be held at the LBJ School of Public Affairs as part of the Strauss Center’s Brumley Speaker Series.

    In her talk, Cara will discuss how preserving privacy is not only a regulatory requirement, but an ethical obligation, a mission enabler, and a market differentiator. Given this, privacy can still be an ephemeral concept, lacking a solid definition, scope, and practical method for management. She will discuss how it is of particular importance to understand the potential privacy risks of emerging technologies and how they can be difficult to emulate and model, particularly when there are few established privacy norms for the new technology. In her presentation, she will take a risk-oriented view of privacy, discussing the differences between risk management and compliance. She will conclude by looking forward to the emerging field of privacy threat modeling.

    This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Lunch will be served. For more information on this event, contact Brittany Horton at brittany.horton@austin.utexas.edu.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/08/72926/

  4. 3:45pm 2023-02-08T17:30-06:00
    Colloquium on Comparative Con Law

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

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/08/71688/

  5. 5:00pm 2023-02-08T20:00-06:00
    TJOGEL-KBH Industry Panel

    TJOGEL KBH Energy Industry Night: There will be an energy industry panel about in-house practice at energy companies from 5:30-6:30pm. There will be a networking reception to follow from 6:30-7:30pm.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/08/72305/

  6. 5:30pm 2023-02-08T19:30-06:00
    Energy Law School Industry Night

    Industry night is a way for UT students to connect with energy law professionals who will share the experiences that helped shape their successful careers in the industry. This event enables students to network with leaders who can provide insight into careers in the industry.

    This event has a legal focus but is open to ALL UT students.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/08/72786/

February 9
  1. 11:30am 2023-02-09T13:30-06:00
    1L Meet and Greet with Morgan Lewis

    1Ls: Stop by to meet with recruiting coordinators from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP to learn more about their firm and grab lunch. In case of inclement weather, the meet and greet will be in the Atrium.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/09/72647/

  2. 11:45am 2023-02-09T13:00-06:00
    Faculty Colloquium - Yair Listokin

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

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/09/69149/

  3. 11:45am 2023-02-09T13:00-06:00
    Faculty Colloquium - Yair Listokin //

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

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/09/72965/

  4. 12:00pm 2023-02-09T13:00-06:00
    Asma Uddin and Emma Green

    Professor, author, and attorney Asma Uddin will discuss what leads people to feel threatened by religious freedom for all and why Muslims in the United States are particularly vulnerable to this phenomenon. Most importantly, she will explore what can be done about it. She will be joined by award-winning journalist Emma Green of The New Yorker, whose writings on religion, politics, and cultural conflicts have won numerous prizes.

    This event will be held at the Texas Union Theater. Lunch will be offered. For more information and to RSVP for lunch, please visit the link. We hope you join us!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/09/72806/

February 10
  1. 12:00pm 2023-02-10T13:00-06:00
    Advocacy and Accommodations

    Texas Law Disability and Neurodivergent Alliance (TLDNA) is hosting Mary Vargas virtually from Washington, D.C. She will discuss testing accommodations for the MPRE/Bar and even in law school itself. She will do a deep dive into the rights of students. Mary Vargas is a partner with the litigation firm Stein & Vargas, LLP where she engages in nationwide impact litigation on behalf of individuals with disabilities including individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. Vargas has won key victories in federal courts throughout the United States on behalf of individuals with food allergies, Celiac Disease, and other disabilities. She was awarded the 2017 FARE Vision Award for food allergy activism, the 2016 Eagle Award for groundbreaking disability rights litigation related to representation of a deaf medical student, and the 2010 Advocacy for Persons with Pain Award. Vargas is a 1998 Skadden Fellow and a 1994 Truman Scholar. If anyone has any specific questions, we ask you to submit questions prior to the event either to habauman@utexas.edu, makenziestuard@utexas.edu, afletch1@utexas.edu, or hescobar@law.utexas.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/10/72829/

  2. 6:00pm 2023-02-10T21:00-06:00
    TJCLCR Conference Dinner

    Dinner before annual TJCLCR conference with CHLLSA, THJ, and OUTLaw.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/10/71768/

February 11
  1. 9:00am 2023-02-11T17:30-06:00
    TJCLCR Annual Conference: Here and Queer

    Join the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights for its annual conference on Feb. 10 - 11, 2023. The Journal's eighteenth conference will explore legal issues impacting LGBTQIA+ communities. Panels include: abortion and transgender rights, banned books, and criminalizing queerness. The conference will also highlight upcoming authors in its spring special issue. This event includes breakfast, lunch and a reception on Feb. 11.

    Texas Law students, faculty, and staff may register for free. Register at bit.ly/TJCLCR23

    This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 3 credit hours, of which 0 credit hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit.

    For a full schedule, please visit https://sites.utexas.edu/tjclcr/conference/.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/11/71465/

12 February 13
  1. 4:00pm 2023-02-13T18:00-06:00
    Constitutional Studies | Book Launch

    Join the Constitutional Studies Program over lunch for a special event to launch “Amending America’s Unwritten Constitution” (Cambridge University Press), featuring three of the authors discussing their chapters.

    Details on the book are available here: https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/law/constitutional-and-administrative-law/amending-americas-unwritten-constitution?format=HB

    SPEAKERS:

    Vikram Amar, Dean, Iwan Foundation Professor of Law, University of Illinois College of Law

    Sanford Levinson, W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair, University of Texas School of Law

    Mark Tushnet William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Emeritus Harvard Law School

    DISCUSSANT:

    Rhonda Evans, Senior Lecturer and Director-Edward A. Clark Center for Australia and New Zealand Studies, University of Texas at Austin

    MODERATOR:

    Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law, University of Texas School of Law

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/13/72385/

  2. 4:00pm 2023-02-13T18:00-06:00
    Resisting Reparations

    This event will feature Dr. Julia Dehm, Senior Lecturer at the La Trobe Law School, who will discuss reparations and historical responsibility in the international climate regime.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/13/72565/

February 14
  1. 11:45am 2023-02-14T13:00-06:00
    Lives in the Law

    Eidman Courtroom followed by boxed lunches in Jamail Pavilion

    Join us for Lives in the Law with Adeola Ogunkeyede, Chief Public Defender of the Travis County Public Defender’s Office, who will give a talk entitled “Fighting for Justice Through Institution Building: The First Two Years of the Travis County Public Defender’s Office.”

    Ogunkeyede will talk about her work for social justice through building and leading a new office. She’ll reflect on the work to fulfill the five goals in the office’s initial founding grant and her team’s work at the client level and the systemic level, highlighting some of the opportunities and challenges they’ve embraced and faced along the way.

    As the first Chief Public Defender, Ogunkeyede has worked since 2020 to develop the office’s holistic practice from the ground up. Previously, she served as the inaugural director for the Civil Rights & Racial Justice Program at the Legal Aid Justice Center in Virginia. Prior to her work in Virginia, she was the director of staff development and litigation supervisor of the criminal practice at The Bronx Defenders, where she began her career as a staff attorney. She graduated from Tulane Law School. For more information about her current role, visit: https://www.traviscountytx.gov/public-defender/staff

    Please RSVP by 2PM Wed, Feb 8 for lunch: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/522857971267

    Ms. Ogunkeyede will also be available to meet with students from 1-2pm.

    Sponsored by the Law School’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Career Services Office; co-sponsored by Law Students for Black Lives, the Public Defense Group and the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/14/72346/

  2. 12:00pm 2023-02-14T13:00-06:00
    Section 4 Reunion Lunch

    Join section 4 for a reunion lunch!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/14/72366/

February 15
  1. 8:00am 2023-02-15T09:00-06:00
    Christian Legal Society Bible Study

    Christian Legal Society will be hosting a Bible study and meeting for anyone interested in learning more about the Bible or the faith. We encourage all people who are curious about Christianity or want to grow in their faith to join. This a good opportunity to build community and learn more about the Bible!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/15/72590/

  2. 3:30pm 2023-02-15T16:30-06:00
    Ice Cream with Dean Chesney

    Come join Dean Chesney for ice cream!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/15/72125/

  3. 6:30pm 2023-02-15T20:00-06:00
    Dorothy Roberts

    The Rothko Chapel and the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice present the eighth annual Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights featuring acclaimed scholar of race, gender and the law, Dorothy Roberts, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights at the University of Pennsylvania, on the topic of family policing and reproductive justice. The lecture will be followed by conversation moderated by Eleanor Klibanoff, women’s health reporter at The Texas Tribune, and a book signing.

    Named in honor of Sissy Farenthold (1926-2021), who dedicated her life to exposing and responding to injustices as a lawyer, legislator, and global leader in human rights, this lecture series inspires audiences to think and act creatively in response to the greatest human rights challenges of the 21st century.

    In-person event with chair seating, livestream on Vimeo, & in-person livestream event in Austin

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/15/72566/

February 16
  1. 12:00pm 2023-02-16T13:00-06:00
    Patent Bar Exam & Careers in Patent Law

    Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 15, on Symplicity.

    If you are a student with a degree (or at least two years of coursework) in engineering, computer sciences or the hard sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, or related fields), and are interested in becoming a patent law practitioner, don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the foundations for that career path.

    Join Mark Dighton, Practising Law Institute (PLI)’s Director of Law School Relations and Administrative Director of their Patent Office Exam Course, for a conversation about patent careers and the Patent Office Exam that is a gateway to most of those careers. Topics for discussion include: the latest info on the Patent Office Exam, who can take it, how it works (it's online and “on demand”), when you should take it (you don't need to – and probably shouldn't – wait until you graduate), and recommendations on when and how to study for this challenging exam.

    Scholarships to the other IP programs offered by PLI will also be discussed.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/16/72812/

  2. 12:15pm 2023-02-16T13:30-06:00
    The American Imperative

    On Thursday, February 16 at 12:15-1:30pm the Strauss Center in conjunction with the Clements Center for National Security will host international development expert Daniel Runde as he discusses his new book, The American Imperative: Reclaiming Leadership Through Soft Power. Mr. Runde argues that China and Russia fill vacuums—vacuums that are digital, healthcare-oriented, infrastructural, commercial, security-related, value-related, and ones that occupy the multilateral system. In turn, the US and its allies must invest in a positive agenda that meets the hopes and aspirations of its partners to fill such vacuums. Great-power competition, Mr. Runde maintains, is not going to be fought in Beijing and Moscow. Rather, it is currently being fought in the post-Soviet space, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. This competition is contested in areas of development and other forms of soft power. While power is undoubtedly expressed in more violent arenas—as seen in Ukraine—most of this contest will be through means other than war.

    Mr. Runde hopes to spark a national conversation about how and for what end we are going to use our non-military forms of our power overseas given the challenges and opportunities in front of us as a country. He calls for supporting broad based economic growth, supporting good governance and anti-corruption, long term training, differentiating our approaches in middle-income countries and fragile states and stronger US leadership in the multilateral system.

    The event is open to the public, no RSVP required. Lunch will be served. Contact Susan Crane at scrane@austin.utexas.edu with any questions.

    Biography

    Daniel Runde is a senior vice president, director of the Project on Prosperity and Development (PPD) and holds the William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a leading global think tank. Mr. Runde also served as the director of the CSIS Americas Program for two and a half years. His work is oriented around U.S. leadership in building a more democratic and prosperous world. Among his many other contributions, Mr. Runde was an architect of the BUILD Act, contributed to the reauthorization of the U.S. EXIM Bank in 2018, and was an architect of Prosper Africa, a U.S. government initiative to deepen the United States’ commercial and development engagement in Africa. He has been a leading voice on the role and future of the World Bank Group and U.S. leadership in the multilateral system. Prior to CSIS, Mr. Runde held leadership roles at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Bank Group. Earlier in his career, Mr. Runde worked in commercial banking at Citibank in Argentina and in investment banking at Alex. Brown & Sons. Mr. Runde was granted the Officer’s Cross in the Order of Isabel la Católica, a Spanish civil order. Currently, he serves on the board of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), the Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF), Spirit of America, and the Ashesi University Foundation. Mr. Runde is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Bretton Woods Committee. He is also a columnist for The Hill and hosts a CSIS podcast series, Building the Future: Freedom, Prosperity & Foreign Policy with Dan Runde. Mr. Runde is also the author of the book The American Imperative: Reclaiming Global Leadership through Soft Power (Bombardier Books, 2022). He previously chaire

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/16/72865/

  3. 3:45pm 2023-02-16T17:30-06:00
    Shape and Direction of the Death Penalty

    This event will feature Harvard Law Professor Carol Steiker, as well as UT Law Professors Lee Kovarsky, Jim Marcus, Thea Posel, Raoul Schonemann, and Jordan Steiker. It will examine, from multiple angles, the operation of the modern Texas and federal death penalties. Professor Kovarsky will discuss the thirteen "Trump Executions" that took place during the last six months of his administration. Professors Marcus, Posel, and Schonemann will discuss recent developments in Texas capital punishment, with emphasis on the case of Terence Andrus. Professors Carol and Jordan Steiker will address the future of the American death penalty. Drinks and light snacks will be provided.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/16/72945/

  4. 6:00pm 2023-02-16T20:30-06:00
    Virgil Lott Award Dinner

    In 2011, the University of Texas School of Law established the Virgil C. Lott Medal to honor our first African American graduate. The medal is presented at a gala dinner, and recipients are chosen by a distinguished committee headed by Dean Bobby Chesney, former Dean Larry Sager, and previous winners. Dean Chesney describes the mission of the award and ceremony thusly: “Virgil C. Lott, ’53 was the first African American graduate of The University of Texas School of Law. The Law School commissioned the Virgil C. Lott Medal to honor the memory of this pioneer and distinguished alumnus. This award honors men and women who, like Mr. Lott, have made significant contributions to the legal profession and to the improvement of understanding among all peoples.”

    DeMetris Sampson ’80, a longtime lawyer and community leader in Dallas, has been named the winner of the Virgil C. Lott Medal for 2023. She will be honored at a ceremony at the School of Law on February 16.

    SIGN UP TO RECEIVE AN EMAIL INVITATION or contact events@law.utexas.edu or  512-232-1334 for more information.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/16/71927/

  5. 7:00pm 2023-02-16T22:30-06:00
    Assault and Flattery's Main Show

    Assault & Flattery's 70th annual Main Show will be held Thursday-Saturday.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/16/70389/

February 17
  1. 9:30am 2023-02-17T10:30-06:00
    Sutton Society Breakfast

    Come enjoy breakfast with Dean Chesney!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/17/72047/

February 18
  1. 10:30am 2023-02-18T14:00-06:00
    TMLS Black Women's Brunch

    The Black Women’s Brunch is hosted by the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society at Texas Law and sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright. The purpose of the Black Women's Brunch is to empower Black women in the legal profession and provide a networking opportunity, connecting Black women in various stages of their careers. Those invited to attend are Black women legal professionals in Austin, particularly Texas Law Alumna, law students at UT, undergraduate students and those interested in pursuing a legal career. The event program will include a networking brunch and sessions centering experiences of Black women in the legal profession.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/18/70445/

  2. 2:15pm 2023-02-18T00:00-06:00
    #FreeTheHair

    Saturday, February 18 at 2:15pm in Eidman Courtroom. Reception to follow. RSVP here: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8ukPmitI1TwYj1I

    Texas Law’s Office for Equity and Inclusion invites students, faculty, staff, and the general public to #FreeTheHair: Locking Black Hair to Civil Rights Movements with Professor D. Wendy Greene (Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law). Founder of the #FreeTheHair movement and a legal architect of the federal CROWN Act alongside parallel civil rights legislation, Professor Greene will discuss her legal scholarship and public advocacy combating race-based discrimination of African descendants when donning natural hairstyles like twists, braids, Afros and locs. As one of the nation's leading legal experts on "grooming codes discrimination" and Director of Kline Law's Center for Law, Policy, & Social Action, Professor Greene will also explore landmark U.S. legal reforms her scholarly activism is shaping, which redress this systematic form of racial discrimination and are transforming civil rights laws and discourse globally.

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

    Special thanks to the Diverse Voices Speaker Series Founding Sponsor, Vinson & Elkins LLP, and Partner Sponsor, Greenberg Traurig LLP.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/18/72406/

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