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SBA: Make Your Own Valentine!

TNH 2.100 (Susman Godfrey Atrium)

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

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Lives in the Law with Adeola Ogunkeyede, Chief Public Defender, Travis County Public Defender’s Office

CCJ 2.306 (Eidman Courtroom)

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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TLF Valentine's Day T-Shirt Sale

TNH 2.100 (Susman Godfrey Atrium)

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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Make Up Mandatory Write-On Information Session

TNH 2.137 (Gayle Classroom)

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.

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Is Big Tech a Big Problem? A Discussion on how the First Amendment Should Apply Online.

TNH 2.140 (Wright Classroom)

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

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An Imperial Genealogy of Minority as a Legal Category: The Making of a Crisis of Citizenship in South Asia

CCJ 2.310 (Jury Room)

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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