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12 February 13
  1. 10:30am 2023-02-13T11:45-06:00
    Women's Law Caucus Galentines Brunch

    Come enjoy brunch with WLC! We will also pass out special Galentines treats to celebrate. Food is served to members only.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/13/72928/

  2. 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/

  3. 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. 10:30am 2023-02-14T14:00-06:00
    SBA: Make Your Own Valentine!

    Join SBA in the atrium this Valentine's Day, February 14th, for cards and goodies. Swing by any time between 10:30 am and 2:00 pm to put together a gift for your friend, your special someone, or yourself! xoxo

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/14/72905/

  2. 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/

  3. 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: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6lKpFCtT9f0RbjU

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

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/14/73011/

  4. 12:00pm 2023-02-14T13:00-06:00
    Make Up Mandatory Write-On Info Session

    Please join members of Volume 102 of the Texas Law Review to learn more about the write-on competition. Any 1L students who weren't able to attend last week's mandatory write-on information session are invited to attend this make up meeting.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/14/73028/

  5. 12:00pm 2023-02-14T13:00-06:00
    Is Big Tech a Big Problem?

    Professor Amy Sanders will discuss the application of the First Amendment online with Del Kolde from the Institute for Free Speech.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/14/73094/

  6. 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.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/14/73005/

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. 11:45am 2023-02-16T13:00-06:00
    Faculty Colloquium - Joyce Sadka //

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

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/16/73101/

  2. 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/

  3. 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/

  4. 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/

  5. 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

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/16/73069/

  6. 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/

  7. 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/

  2. 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

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/17/73070/

  3. 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: https://tinyurl.com/GRITS2023Keynote

    Sign up to receive GRITS 2023 updates: https://tinyurl.com/GRITS2023 Check out our other GRITS 2023 programming: gritsconference.org

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/17/73085/

  4. 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.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/17/73099/

  5. 12:30pm 2023-02-17T15:00-06:00
    1L Public Speaking Workshop

    By this point in law school you’ve learned the foundations of black letter law. You’ve learned the foundations of legal research. You’ve learned the foundations of legal writing.

    Maybe you came to law school after years of participating in speech and debate. Maybe you were active in student government or community organizing. Or maybe you’ve never done any public speaking at all. Whether you end up spending every day in the courtroom arguing to a judge or group of jurors, or in a boardroom advocating to a group of venture capitalists, a necessary part of our profession is public speaking.

    You advocate every day already. You are advocating for yourself when you write cover letters. You advocate when you interview for summer clerkships. You are using advocacy when you present at your upcoming LRW oral argument and even when you write exams or answer questions in class. Advocacy matters.

    If you didn’t already experience success as an advocate, you wouldn’t be in law school. The art of advocacy as a lawyer is an important part of your legal education, no matter where your career in law takes you. The upcoming Workshop will offer you a chance to add more skills to your repertoire.

    Professors from the Advocacy Department at the University of Texas School of Law will offer the Spring 2023 1L Public Speaking Workshop on Friday, February 17th from, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (with lunch provided beginning at 12:30). You will be taught by successful trial lawyers and talented National Mock Trial Champions; you will be taught by lawyers who are hired to teach experienced lawyers how to be even better.

    You will be on your feet. You will be practicing voice and gestures. You will work on fluidity and rhythm and pace and cadence and tone. No matter what your skill level when you walked in the door, in two hours, you will be a better advocate than before. And if you show up at 12:30, we’ll even feed you lunch.

    If you have any questions or would like to request the registration form, please contact Marla Massin, mmassin@law.utexas.edu.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/17/73027/

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/

  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

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/18/73086/

19 February 20
  1. CANCELED 2023-02-20T13:00-06:00
    Constitutional Studies Luncheon

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. If in doubt, verify with the web-based events calendar.

    SPEAKER:

    Meghan Morris

    Assistant Professor of Law

    Cincinnati College of Law

    DISCUSSANT:

    Susie Morse

    Angus G. Wynne, Sr. Professor in Civil Jurisprudence

    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

    University of Texas School of Law

    MODERATOR:

    Richard Albert

    William Stamps Farish Professor in Law

    University of Texas School of Law

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/20/72387/

  2. 12:00pm 2023-02-20T13:00-06:00
    WLC x Baker Botts Lunch Panel

    Join Women's Law Caucus and Baker Botts attorneys for lunch! This event is open to members only.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/20/72985/

  3. 3:30pm 2023-02-20T17:45-06:00
    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/2023/02/20/70649/

  4. 3:30pm 2023-02-20T17:45-06:00
    LES - Chris Robertson //

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

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/20/73065/

February 21
  1. 11:45am 2023-02-21T13:00-06:00
    Jones Day M&A Panel

    Lawyers from Jones Day will host a panel discussion on Mergers & Acquisitions. Lunch will be provided.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/21/72848/

  2. 12:00pm 2023-02-21T13:00-06:00
    Section 1 Reunion Lunch

    Join section 1 for a reunion lunch!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/21/72367/

  3. 5:30pm 2023-02-21T00:00-06:00
    1L Info Reception with Butler Snow

    Join Butler Snow attorneys at their Austin office, 1400 Lavaca Street, Suite 1000, Austin, TX 78701, for a cocktail reception to learn more about their 1L summer program, practices, unique culture, and firm history. Questions? Contact emily.ogden@utexas.edu

    All 1Ls welcome. Please RSVP to SAProgram@butlersnow.com by 2/14.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/21/72828/

February 22
  1. 8:00am 2023-02-22T09:00-06:00
    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/2023/02/22/72591/

  2. 12:00pm 2023-02-22T13:00-06:00
    Society Program Info Session

    Interested in being a Dean's Fellow or Society Coordinator next year? 1Ls and 2Ls are both welcome! Come learn about the Society Program from current members + SAO. Pizza will be served. Attendance at this meeting is required to submit your application.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/22/72425/

  3. 12:00pm 2023-02-22T13:00-06:00
    Reviewing Bruen: Limits of Gun Control

    Professors Steven Vladeck and Josh Blackman will debate the court's decision in Bruen and discuss the meaning and future of the second amendment.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/22/72492/

  4. 12:00pm 2023-02-22T13:00-06:00
    DE&I Lunch Panel, by Shearman & Sterling

    Shearman & Sterling will host a panel to discuss DE&I issues in Big Law. Lunch will be provided.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/22/72906/

  5. 12:00pm 2023-02-22T13:00-06:00
    UT Law Alum Christopher Lund

    UT Law alum Professor Christopher C. Lund (Wayne State University Law School) discusses his new article regarding why the Roberts Court’s new regime to protect the free exercise of religion is a second-best approach that risks leaving minority religions under-protected while not fixing the very problems the Court has long sought to avoid. He will also discuss the instability of free exercise doctrine and where we go from here.

    Lunch will be offered. We hope you join us!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/22/73025/

  6. 12:00pm 2023-02-22T13:00-06:00
    U.S. Dept. of Treasury Info Session

    Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 21, on Symplicity.

    At the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Investment Security, staff work at the nexus of national security, emerging technologies, and international economics as they seek to identify and mitigate potential risk while collaborating with the White House, and Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, and others. Join policy advisor Jim Harris to learn more about this office's exciting work, and any employment/ internship opportunities available.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/22/73125/

  7. 12:15pm 2023-02-22T13:15-06:00
    Journal Fair (sponsored by NRF)

    Any students interested in participating in the write-on competition are encouraged to visit the Journal Fair to learn more about the various student-run publications at Texas Law. Each journal will have representatives tabling during the lunch hour. Come say hi!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/22/73110/

  8. 3:45pm 2023-02-22T17:30-06:00
    Colloquium on Comparative Con Law

    Colloquium on Comparative Constitutional Law and Politics | Jill Lepore

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/22/71690/

February 23
  1. 8:30am 2023-02-23T17:30-06:00
    TJOGEL Symposium

    The TJOGEL Symposium will take place on Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24, 2023. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to a wide variety of energy related presentations from leading attorneys in the industry. If you have questions, please email symposiumdirector@tjogel.org.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/23/72646/

  2. 11:45am 2023-02-23T13:00-06:00
    Faculty Colloquium - Ayelet Schahar //

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

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/23/72946/

  3. 12:00pm 2023-02-23T13:00-06:00
    International and Domestic ADR Panel

    What are the different ways to settle a dispute outside going to Court? What is it like to settle these disputes as a third party, or representing an involved party? Join Texas International Law Journal and the Board of Advocates as they present a panel of professionals from diverse career backgrounds to discuss the career basics of alternative dispute resolution, both international and domestic. Please RSVP for lunch.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/23/72807/

  4. 12:00pm 2023-02-23T13:00-06:00
    Government Honors Programs

    Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 22, on Symplicity. Zoom link will then be sent before the event.

    Learn more about the opportunities available through Government Honors programs and the application procedures for these prestigious programs from a panel of attorneys who started their careers through various honors programs.

    Panelists include Nicole Steinberg, 3L, 2023 U.S. Department of Labor Honors Attorney; Josh Gold ’13, former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Honors Attorney; David Stevenson ’18, former Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Honors Attorney; and Caroline Barrow ’18, former Department of Justice Honors Attorney.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/23/72826/

  5. 12:00pm 2023-02-23T13:00-06:00
    5-4 Podcast Live Taping

    Join the American Constitution Society (ACS) and the Student Affairs Office (SAO) in welcoming the 5-4 Podcast onto campus for a live taping! The 5-4 Podcast is a legal podcast about the Supreme Court from a progressive point of view and may include profanity. Lunch provided!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/23/73091/

  6. 12:00pm 2023-02-23T13:00-06:00
    Career in Entertainment/Media Arts

    Texas Law, Moody College of Communications, and UTLA alumni will share how their communications and law degree has led to a career in entertainment and media arts. Q&A will follow.

    Panelists include Calvin Berman, UT Moody '12, Media Entrepreneur and formerly Director of Business Affairs at Sony (Center City, CA); Iman Houston Farrior, Texas Law '08; TV Business Affairs Executive at Creative Artists Agency (CAA; Loss Angeles, CA); Julie Street Kassouf, Texas Law '07, Senior Vice President, Corporate Legal at MRC (Beverly Hills, CA): and Matt Robinson, UT Moody '09, Associate in DLA Piper's Media, Entertainment, Finance, & Transactions Group and formerly Activision Blizzard (Century City, CA).

    Register for Zoom link.

    Presented by the UTLA Program, Moody Career Center, and Texas Law Career Services.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/23/73108/

  7. 12:00pm 2023-02-23T13:00-06:00
    TLR Bluebooking Session

    Please join members of Volume 102 of the Texas Law Review to learn more about Bluebook rules in preparation for the write-on Bluebooking exam. Lunch will be provided!

    Feel free to email any questions to writeonquestions@texaslrev.com.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/23/73111/

  8. 4:15pm 2023-02-23T17:15-06:00
    Address by Demetria McCain

    Demetria McCain, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will give an address entitled “Federal Fair Housing Policy in the Biden-Harris Administration.”

    Reception to follow in the Jamail Pavilion.

    About Demetria McCain:

    Demetria McCain serves as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). At FHEO, McCain assists HUD’s efforts to eliminate housing discrimination, promote economic opportunity, and achieve diverse, inclusive communities.

    McCain joined HUD following fifteen years of service, with five as president, at the Inclusive Communities Project (ICP), a Dallas, TX-based affordable fair housing nonprofit. Prior to becoming president, she oversaw operations, communications and ICP’s Mobility Assistance Program, a housing mobility program that helps housing choice voucher holders exercise their fair housing rights. Conceived by Demetria, ICP’s “Voices for Opportunity” initiative has provided advocacy training to low-income renters and neighborhood groups of color.

    Before joining ICP, McCain worked on USDA Section 515 rural multifamily housing matters at the National Housing Law Project in Oakland, CA. She was also a staff attorney for the Neighborhood Legal Services Program of Washington, D.C., assigned to the southeast office, where her portfolio primarily included landlord-tenant matters for low-income renters in private and public housing. She has taught, as an adjunct instructor, a Fair Housing and Homelessness course to undergraduate Coppin State University students.

    McCain brings dual vantage points to FHEO after having spent years assisting both housing choice voucher holders who sought low-poverty well-resourced housing options and neighborhood groups in underserved communities of color who sought more equitable distribution of resources and services. She is a graduate of Howard University School of Law, New York University and Brooklyn College and a member of the Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

    About the G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence:

    McCain’s visit to Texas Law as a G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence is supported by a generous gift from the G. Rollie White Trust. The program brings outstanding legal scholars, practitioners and advocates from the field of public service to Texas Law to foster discussion of issues related to public interest law, to raise the profile of lawyers working in this area, and to encourage students to view public service as an honored and expected part of every legal career. McCain is Texas Law’s tenth G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/23/72607/

February 24
  1. 8:30am 2023-02-24T17:30-06:00
    TJOGEL Symposium

    The TJOGEL Symposium will take place on Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24, 2023. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to a wide variety of energy related presentations from leading attorneys in the industry. If you have questions, please email symposiumdirector@tjogel.org.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/24/72671/

  2. 9:00am 2023-02-24T17:00-06:00
    TIPLJ 2023 Sympoisum

    The Texas Intellectual Property Journal is hosting its 22nd Annual Symposium. This event will connect attorneys, practitioners, students and faculty interested in intellectual property law.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/24/69848/

  3. 1:00pm 2023-02-24T03:00-06:00
    WLC x PILA: Public Interest Networking!

    Working in the public interest sector this summer? Interested in learning more about public interest in general? Come out and get to know other PI students at Texas Law! We welcome all to join us—this event is open to any student (1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, etc.), and you do not need to be actively working in a PI job! Snacks and beverages will be provided.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/24/73106/

  4. 5:45pm 2023-02-24T19:15-06:00
    Becoming Black Lawyers: Film & Panel

    Texas Law’s Pipeline Program: Beginnings and Beyond, its Office for Equity and Inclusion, and its Admissions Office invite students, faculty, and the general public to a screening of the award-winning documentary, Becoming Black Lawyers: African Americans and the Law School Experience. Following the screening, Texas Law alums will discuss their experience navigating law school and the legal profession while Black. The panel discussion will be moderated by Shavonne Henderson, Lecturer and Texas Law’s Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. The event is co-sponsored by the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society.

    Refreshments will be served. RSVP here by Wednesday, February 15: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_25WNDlQDoZGbjUO

    Special thanks to the Pipeline Program Founding Sponsor, Vinson & Elkins LLP, and Partner Sponsor, Greenberg Traurig LLP.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/24/72605/

February 25
  1. All day
    Cohort Program Weekend Academy

    The Cohort Program is a year-long test preparation and admissions support program designed for current-cycle law school applicants. The in-person weekend academies will include community building, mentoring, networking, admissions coaching, and presentations and workshops on law school admissions and the law school experience. Weekend academies will also provide an opportunity for Cohort members to reflect on the admissions cycle and develop relationships with one another.

    Saturday, June 4, 2022: Cohort Welcome & 1st Weekend Academy (Focus: Orientation; LSAT Preparation; Networking; Mindset; Imposter Syndrome; Kickoff Reception)

    Saturday, September 17, 2022: 2nd Weekend Academy (Focus: Application Materials; Selecting Schools; Financing Law School; Admissions Coaching)

    Saturday, February 25, 2023: 3rd Weekend Academy (Focus: Career Exploration; Speed Networking; Service Project/Pro Bono)

    Saturday, April 15, 2023: Cohort Graduation & 4th Weekend Academy (Focus: Law School Preparation; Belonging; Cohort Graduation; Closing Reception)

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/25/67747/

  2. 8:00pm 2023-02-25T00:00-06:00
    Texas Law Prom

    Please join the Student Bar Association for an evening of community building and camaraderie at our annual Barrister's Ball.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/25/72572/

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