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2 April 3
  1. 8:30am 2023-04-03T11:00-05:00
    SBA: Free Coffee Sponsored by V&E

    Come grab free coffee sponsored by Vinson & Elkins! From 8:30 am until the coffee is gone.

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  2. 11:45am 2023-04-03T13:00-05:00
    Constitutional Studies Luncheon


    Meghan Morris | Assistant Professor of Law | University of Cincinatti


    Susie Morse | Angus G. Wynne, Sr. Professor in Civil Jurisprudence, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs | The University of Texas School of Law

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  3. 4:00pm 2023-04-03T18:00-05:00
    Rapoport Center EJ Colloquium

    In their talk "Social Security, Injury, and Agrarian Futures in Nicaragua’s Sugarcane Zone," Dr. Alex Nading, professor of medical and environmental anthropology at Cornell University, will discuss heat, policy, and law in Nicaragua.

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  4. 5:15pm 2023-04-03T18:45-05:00
    Austin Prop A - Teach In

    Join Law Students fo Black Lives, Equity Action, and the PJIL for a Teach In about the May 2023 Ballot Measure: Prop A (the REAL Austin Police Oversight Act. Learn more about the measure and how it can help stabilize and strengthen Austin's civilian oversight over police.

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April 4
  1. 8:30am 2023-04-04T10:30-05:00
    Foley & Lardner | 1L Meet + Greet

    1Ls: Stop by to meet with recruiting coordinators from Foley & Lardner to learn more about their firm and grab a breakfast treat!

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  2. 11:45am 2023-04-04T13:00-05:00
    Capital Punishment in Texas

    Merel Pontier, LL.M. ’20, co-founder and legal director of the Clinton Young Foundation, and Clinton Young will speak on their journey to right a wrongful conviction from the Netherlands to Texas. Clinton spent 18 years on death row and was almost executed before Merel bonded him out in 2021. They’re here to tell the story. Watch the documentary "Clinton Young – Innocent on Death Row" to familiarize yourself with Clinton’s case and the legal struggles surrounding it.

    This event is open to all Law School students, faculty, and staff. Lunch will be served. RSVP required via this link:

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  3. 11:45am 2023-04-04T13:00-05:00
    Capital Punishment in Texas

    Merel Pontier, LL.M. ’20, co-founder and legal director of the Clinton Young Foundation and Clinton Young will speak on their journey to right a wrongful conviction from the Netherlands to Texas. Clinton spent 18 years on death row and was almost executed before Merel bonded him out in 2021. They’re here to tell the story.

    Watch the documentary Clinton Young available on the Clinton Young Foundation website – Innocent on Death Row to familiarize yourself with Clinton’s case and the legal struggles surrounding it.

    April 4 11:45-1:00pm TNH 2.138 Lunch will be served. RSVP Required

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  4. 12:00pm 2023-04-04T13:00-05:00
    Presidency and Power Debate

    Professor Logan Beirne and Professor Sanford Levinson will discuss and debate the purpose of and limitations on executive powers and apply their understandings to modern actions taken by the executive branch.

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  5. 12:00pm 2023-04-04T13:00-05:00
    Public Interest and Judicial Clerkships

    Are you a student who plans on pursuing public interest work after graduation and uncertain about how a clerkship might help you as you pursue your longer term goals?  Come join current and former law clerks as they talk about the role that their clerkship has played in their own public interest career.  The event will take place on April 4th at 12pm in JON 5.206.  Lunch will be served, so please RSVP on Eventbrite at this link:

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  6. 5:30pm 2023-04-04T19:00-05:00
    CHLLSA Meeting

    Join us for our last general meeting of the semester!

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April 5
  1. 8:00am 2023-04-05T09:00-05:00
    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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  2. 10:30am 2023-04-05T11:30-05:00
    WLC Brunch

    Join WLC for our last brunch of the year! Food is served to members only.

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  3. 11:30am 2023-04-05T13:30-05:00
    1L Lunch Meet and Greet with Reed Smith

    1Ls: Stop by to meet with attorneys and recruiters from Reed Smith to learn more about their firm and grab lunch.

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  4. 12:00pm 2023-04-05T12:45-05:00
    3L Mental Health Lunch

    The Bar Exam / Bar Exam preparation can be very stressful. Before you begin your bar prep course (which everyone should sign-up for), come up with a plan for your mental health.

    Dr. Maria Timm & Michelle Fontenot from TLAP will lead you through your options post-grad.

    Lunch will be provided.

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  5. 12:00pm 2023-04-05T13:00-05:00
    Review of the TX Abortion Pill Lawsuit

    Join If/When/How and Astrid Ackerman, legal fellow at the Center for Reproductive Rights, for a discussion about Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA. This lawsuit challenges the FDA's approval of mifepristone, one of the pills used in the two-pill medication abortion regimen. The case was filed in the Amarillo Division of the Northern District of Texas. Lunch will be served!

    Before joining the Center, Astrid was a Litigation Associate at the law firm Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, LLP, where she maintained an active pro bono docket including reproductive rights and gender-based violence matters in state court. During her time at Kramer Levin, she was also an extern at Brooklyn Legal Services’ Immigration Unit, where she represented clients in immigration court and administrative proceedings.

    Astrid received her J.D. from UC Berkeley, School of Law. During law school, she was Executive Editor of the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice, a member of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, an Advocacy Chair for La Raza Law Students Association, and a research assistant to Professor David Oppenheimer. She also participated in the Tenants’ Rights Workshop at the East Bay Community Law Center and the Human Rights Clinic. Astrid graduated from UC Berkeley summa cum laude with a B.A. in Sociology.

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  6. 12:00pm 2023-04-05T13:00-05:00
    Succeed in your Summer Law Firm Position

    RSVP by Tuesday, April 4 on Symplicity.

    This session covers how to excel in your summer associate position at a law firm. Panelists will discuss ways to stand out during the summer program and provide tips for building your professional network within the firm.

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April 6
  1. 9:00am 2023-04-06T15:00-05:00
    A More Perfect Jury (ABOTA Symposium)

    The American Board of Trial Advocates will be hosting their Law School Symposium at UT Law on Thursday, April 6th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. This year's symposium...A More Perfect Jury: Seating a Diverse Panel

    The right to a trial by jury is central to the justice system and our democracy. The function and proper use of the peremptory challenge sits at the center of that right. During this symposium, lawyers, judges, law students, and experts will work to understand and improve the exercise of this critical tool, explore where our jury pools come from, and understand why a diverse panel is so important.

    This multi-year symposium will address challenges facing the American Jury System. Join us for the first installment, laying the groundwork for a discussion of the peremptory challenge.

    Speakers: Paula Hannaford-Agor, Director of the Center for Jury Studies, National Center for State Courts; Professor Tracy McCormack, Co-Chair, ABOTA Foundation Professional Education Committee and Senior Lecturer, University of Texas School of Law; Professor Mary R. Rose, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

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  2. 11:00am 2023-04-06T13:00-05:00
    Benny the "Burro"

    Benny from Texas Miracle Ranch will be visiting the law school from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, in the atrium for students to meet, greet, and inquire about Benny and TMR.

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  3. 11:30am 2023-04-06T16:00-05:00
    Aequalitas: A Confer. About Women in Law

    The Center for Women in Law is partnering with Texas Law Review and the Women’s Law Caucus to host Aequalitas: A Conference About Women in Law. This half-day conference will focus on issues facing students as they transition to the legal workforce, and the intended audience is 2Ls and 3Ls. The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 6th, at the University of Texas Club from 12:00 – 4:00 pm, with a reception afterward. Registration is required.

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  4. 11:45am 2023-04-06T13:00-05:00
    Faculty Colloquium - Brishen Rogers

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

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  5. 12:00pm 2023-04-06T13:00-05:00
    Succeeding in Your Summer Public Service

    Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 5, on Symplicity.

    The Texas Law Professional Development Series is taught by industry experts and practicing attorneys, covering facets of new attorney professionalism most sought after by legal employers. This must-attend program will help you prepare for your summer clerkship or postgraduate job.

    Learn tips to help you succeed in your public service summer internship from a panel of employers.

    Whether you're a 1L preparing for your first summer clerkship or the fall recruiting season, a 2L working to turn your summer clerkship or fellowship into an offer, or a graduating 3L getting a head start on your legal career, the Texas Law Professional Development Institute (PDI), which is presented each Spring, will help you be a more competitive candidate and a better lawyer.

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  6. 12:00pm 2023-04-06T13:00-05:00
    Norton Rose | 1L Meet + Greet

    1Ls: Stop by to meet with recruiting coordinators from Norton Rose Fulbright to learn more about their firm and grab lunch from Frankin’s BBQ while it last! You must wear your Society T-Shirt.

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  7. 12:00pm 2023-04-06T13:00-05:00
    Follow the Money

    On Thursday, April 6th, the Strauss Center is hosting cybersecurity expert and former Reddit Chief Information Security Officer, Allison Miller, as she discusses cybersecurity in the realm of financial services. Cybersecurity in the financial services industry is a fascinating tangle of liability, compliance, incentives, salty tears, recriminations, and courtroom drama–and some technology, too. It’s only getting more complicated as new financial products and entities join the mélée (think: blockchain). In this session, payment security veteran Allison Miller will talk about what really happened behind the scenes with the creation of standards such as PCI-DSS, how emerging technologies clashed with old problems in the sector, where we are today, and how to find out the real cyber games being played in this ecosystem.

    The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. Lunch is provided. If you have questions, please contact Susan Crane at

    Biography Allison Miller is a recognized innovator and business leader, having spent the last 20 years scaling Fortune 500 (and startup) teams and technology in cybersecurity, e-commerce, and financial services. Allison is known for her expertise in designing and implementing real-time risk prevention and detection systems running at internet-scale, with a proven track record of building and protecting customer-facing platforms and services (both B2C and B2B).

    Most recently, Allison was CISO and VP of Trust at Reddit where she led the cybersecurity, privacy, risk, and safety teams. She has also held technical and leadership roles in security, risk analytics, and payments/commerce at Bank of America, Google, Electronic Arts, Tagged/MeetMe, PayPal/eBay, and Visa International. Miller speaks internationally on security, fraud and risk, is an advisory board member at YL Ventures, and previous board appointments include ISC2 (Treasurer, Chair of Audit Committee), the Society of Information Risk Analysts, and Keypoint Credit Union. Miller was also a Trustee for the Center for Cyber Safety and Education.

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  8. 5:00pm 2023-04-06T18:00-05:00
    Dr. Sinan Antoon: Wars and Wounds

    Acclaimed Iraqi-American writer Sinan Antoon will present on ‘When Wars and Wounds Collide.’

    Dr. Sinan Antoon is a poet, novelist, translator, and Associate Professor at New York University’s Gallatin School. Dr. Antoon has published numerous novels, articles, and collections of poetry in Arabic and English that have been translate into multiple languages.

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  9. 6:30pm 2023-04-06T20:30-05:00
    TJOGEL Spring Happy Hour

    The Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law is hosting our annual Spring Happy Hour. It is an opportunity for our members to network with attorneys from our sponsor firms. The event will take place at The Eleanor from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

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April 7
  1. 6:00pm 2023-04-07T00:00-05:00
    TLF Applications Due

    Are you interested in becoming a Texas Law Fellow? Fellows will work for a public interest organization over the summer. Fellows will receive housing and travel stipends of $2,000 to add onto their summer funding. Because TLF is a separate entity from the law school and not affiliated with the Justice Center's SPSP funding, students may apply for stipends in addition to school funding.

    Students can apply for funding through Friday, April 7, 2023 at

    Students will application questions should reach out to

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  2. 7:15pm 2023-04-07T00:00-05:00
    Community Iftar

    The Texas Muslim Legal Society invites people from all backgrounds to fast for a day and come together at sunset to break our fasts with a feast! In Islam, fasting is an act that allows us to appreciate our blessings and motivates us to give in charity to those who are less fortunate. You do not have to fast to attend the event! All are welcome.

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