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5 6 February 7
  1. 12:00pm 2023-02-07T13:00-06:00
    Section 3 Reunion Lunch

    Join section 3 for a reunion lunch!

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  2. 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

    Lunch will be provided!

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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!

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  2. 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

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February 9
  1. 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!

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February 10
  1. 6:00pm 2023-02-10T21:00-06:00
    TJCLCR Conference Dinner

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

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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

    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

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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:


    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


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


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

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  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.

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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:

    Please RSVP by 2PM Wed, Feb 8 for lunch:

    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

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  2. 12:00pm 2023-02-14T15:00-06:00
    TLF Valentine's Day T-Shirt Sale

    Show some love to your public interest classmates by purchasing a TLF "Make Love, Not Law Review" T-shirt this Valentine's Day. T-shirts will be sold in the atrium for $25 each from 12 pm - 3 pm.

    3L big law students who sign up to participate in the Themis bar-matching with a public interest student can get a free shirt! Sign up through this form and go to the atrium to get your shirt:

    Students are invited to stop by to ask questions about TLF's open fellows application for $2,000 housing and travel stipends this summer.

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  3. 4:00pm 2023-02-14T17:00-06:00
    An Imperial Genealogy of Minority

    This event will feature Dr. Adil Hasan Khan, Postdoctoral Fellow at Melbourne Law School, who will discuss the widely perceived and ongoing "citizenship crisis" in contemporary India, highlighting the historic relationship between the phenomenon of statelessness and the institution and protection of minority rights.

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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!

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  2. 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

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February 16
  1. 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.

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  2. 4:00pm 2023-02-16T19:00-06:00
    Grits Conference 2023

    Workshop: Legal Observer Training In-Person 4-5:30pm TNH 2.137

    Homelessness in Austin In-Person 6-7pm TNH 2.137

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  3. 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 or  512-232-1334 for more information.

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  4. 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.

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February 17
  1. 10:30am 2023-02-17T00:00-06:00
    Grits Conference 2023

    Critical Water Issues in the American South Zoom 10:30-11:30am Zoom + viewing room 3.125

    GRITS 2023 Keynote Event: Steven Donziger on Radical Lawyering In-Person Keynote: 1130-1230 pm (Eidman Courtroom) TNH 3.140 (overflow)

    Reception: 1230-2:00pm Jamail Pavilion

    Y’all Means All: The State of LGBTQ+ Protections in Texas Zoom 2-3p Zoom + viewing room 3.140

    Carceral Ties That Bind: Abolition Feminism & Domestic Violence 3-4pm Zoom + viewing room TNH 2.138

    Breaking Barriers: Disability Rights & the Legal Profession 3-4pm TNH 2.139

    The State of Labor: Organizing Workers in Austin & Statewide 4-5pm TNH 2.138

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  2. 11:30am 2023-02-17T12:30-06:00
    GRITS 2023 Keynote: Steven Donziger

    Join us for our 2023 keynote speaker, Steven Donziger, on Friday, February 17 from 11:30 to 12:30 in the Eidman Courtroom. Steven Donziger will be discussing what it takes to be totally committed to cause and client. His speech will be followed by a Q+A session with attendees. This will be an amazing kick-off to the GRITS 2023 conference. Space is limited, so make sure to reserve your spot using the form below! We will also have an overflow space with a live stream of the talk available. We can't wait to see you there!

    Reserve your spot for our 2023 keynote speaker:

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  3. 11:30am 2023-02-17T13:00-06:00
    Virtual Public Service Table Talk

    Due to the recent inclement winter weather in Texas, we’re hosting a Virtual Public Service Table Talk on Friday, February 17, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (CT) on Flo Recruit.

    Nearly 30 participating employers will be hosting 15-minute video chat sessions with up to three students in each session. You may sign-up for up to six employers.

    Sign-up on Flo Recruit is now open on a first-come, first-served basis until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

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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.

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

    Saturday, February 18 at 2:15pm in Eidman Courtroom. Reception to follow. RSVP here:

    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.

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  3. 4:00pm 2023-02-18T17:00-06:00
    Grits Conference 2023

    Extending the Green Wave: Lessons from Reproductive Justice Movements in Latin America 4-5pm Zoom + Viewing room in TNH 2.137

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