Events Calendar

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19 March 20
  1. 4:00pm 2023-03-20T18:00-05:00
    Rapoport Center EJ Colloquium

    In their talk "Sacred Fires, Homeless Encampments, and Planning Toronto Parks," Indigenous scholar and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto Dr. Heather Dorries will discuss the conflicting and contradictory nature of park management in Toronto, focusing on the ways park management has become part of the City of Toronto’s Reconciliation Action Plan and the ways the City has violently cleared parks of homeless encampments.

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March 21
  1. 11:30am 2023-03-21T13:30-05:00
    Public Lecture

    "Schooling Free Speech" is a public lecture by Justin Driver, Texas Law's inaugural Distinguished Visiting Professor and the Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law and Counselor to the Dean at Yale Law School.

    Justin Driver is the Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law and Counselor to the Dean at Yale Law School. He teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law and constitutional theory and is the author of The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind. The book was selected as a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year and an Editors’ Choice of The New York Times Book Review. The Schoolhouse Gate also received the Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Education Law, and was a finalist for the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award and Phi Beta Kappa’s Ralph Waldo Emerson Book Award.

    A recipient of the American Society for Legal History’s William Nelson Cromwell Article Prize, Driver has a distinguished publication record in the nation’s leading law reviews. He has also written extensively for general audiences, including pieces in Slate, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, and The New Republic, where he was a contributing editor. An elected member of the American Law Institute and of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Driver is also an editor of the Supreme Court Review. In 2021, President Biden appointed Driver to serve on the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Driver is a graduate of Brown, Oxford (where he was a Marshall Scholar), Duke (where he received certification to teach public school), and Harvard Law School (where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review). After graduating from Harvard, Driver clerked for then-Judge Merrick Garland, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (Ret.), and Justice Stephen Breyer.

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  2. 4:00pm 2023-03-21T17:30-05:00
    Water & Ancestral Knowledge in Chile

    In this talk, Chilean legal scholar Amaya Alvez, who served as an elected member of the 2021-22 Chilean Constitutional Convention, argues that Chile’s Constitutions have long enabled natural resource governance that perpetuates (neo)colonial dispossession and makes Indigenous peoples invisible. Focusing on water, she demonstrates that Chilean constitutional law fails not only to recognize collective rights that are guaranteed under international law but to take seriously the cosmological vision of water held by Indigenous peoples. Chile’s 1980 Constitution, for instance, preserves the European, colonizing, and standardizing view of waters in Mapuche territory. Alvez illustrates the ongoing coloniality of norms, knowledge, and of livelihoods through examination of competing rationalities that emerge in conflicts between Indigenous communities and supporters of extractive projects.

    Dr. Amaya Alvez is a Professor of Law at the University of Concepción in Concepción, Chile. Alvez is a former Member of the Chilean Constitutional Convention, where she developed a constitutional approach to the decentralization of Chile. Alvez is an activist and human rights defender and is an active member of multiple organizations promoting environmental, women's, and Indigenous rights. Alvez's research focuses on Constitutional Law, Human Rights, water regulation and Indigenous Peoples.

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March 22
  1. 8:00am 2023-03-22T09:00-05:00
    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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March 23
  1. 8:00am 2023-03-23T12:00-05:00
    Women in Leadership Symposium

    Thursday, March 23 at 8:00am in Francis Auditorium. Drop in attendance for students, faculty and staff is welcomed.

    Join us for the 2023 Central Texas Women in Leadership Symposium. This year’s theme is Rising in Resilience: Achieving Empowerment through Advancement & Adaptability. This event is brought to us by the Texas Diversity Council and Texas Law’s Office for Equity and Inclusion serves as a co-sponsor.

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March 24
  1. 9:00am 2023-03-24T15:00-05:00
    THJLP Annual Symposium

    The Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy is hosting its annual symposium focusing on Immigration and Immigration Reform. The Symposium will take place March 24, 2023. For questions or inquiries please email

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  2. 7:00pm 2023-03-24T00:00-05:00
    CHLLSA Banquet

    CHLLSA members and alumni celebrate this year's achievements with dinner and awards

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March 25
  1. 9:30am 2023-03-25T14:30-05:00
    Latino Law Day

    CHLSA invites Pre-Law students to UT Law’s campus to learn about the law school process. The day will include a law student panel, admission’s presentation, introductory LSAT presentation, mock class with a real UT Law Professor, and lunch with a distinguished panel of Austin area attorneys. Breakfast, lunch and Latino Law Day T-shirt will be provided at NO COST to participants.

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