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24 September 25
  1. 4:00pm 2023-09-25T17:45-05:00
    Reproductive Justice Colloquium Series

    Join us for the second event in our Fall 2023 Rapoport Center Reproductive Justice Colloquium Series presented by Cynthia Conti-Cook, Technology Fellow at the Ford Foundation. Sarah Brayne, Assistant Professor of Sociology, will respond.

    Abstract: Our digital devices and the corporate archives that support them have given police and other system state actors profound access to the details of our daily lives through legal maneuvers designed to circumvent constitutional protections from search, seizure and self-incrimination. All of this is happening in an ecosystem of data sharing across jurisdictions, state actor membership in corporate surveillance networks, and through new requirements for digital sharing of medical records. People forced into self-managed care for issues related to everything between birth through burial will increasingly need to rely on their digital bodies’ ability to safely traverse digital borders.

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26 27 September 28
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    Government Enforcement Institute

    Join us for The University of Texas School of Law’s 9th Annual Government Enforcement Institute (UTGEI)—one of the premier enforcement programs in the country, bringing together leading enforcement practitioners, in-house counsel, compliance professionals, and top agency personnel from SEC, DOJ, and more.

    UTGEI offers multiple opportunities for engagement and networking with some of the nation’s most prominent authorities on key issues and strategies for protecting companies and executives in government investigations—making this an event you don't want to miss!

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  2. 4:00pm 2023-09-28T18:00-05:00
    50 Years and a Wake Up

    2023 marks 50 years since the United States embarked on a path of mass incarceration that has led to a staggering increase in the prison population. The prison population has grown 500% since 1973. Today, almost 2 million individuals – disproportionately Black Americans – are incarcerated in our nation’s prisons and jails.

    The incarceration rate for women has grown 525% between 1980 -2021. Over 80% of incarcerated women are mothers. With Black women being disproportionately impacted, so are their families and the families of the incarcerated population. Mass incarceration has been a catalyst for dismantling black and brown families at alarming rates.The rate of growth for female imprisonment has been twice as high as that of men since 1980.

    This year, The Sentencing Project and a coalition of advocates, experts, and partners have launched a public education campaign, 50 Years and a Wake Up: Ending The Mass Incarceration Crisis In America, designed to raise awareness about the dire state of the criminal legal system in the country.

    Please join us for a forum to reflect on this anniversary while recognizing the impacted individuals and organizations who are leading the fight to dismantle the incarceration machine in Austin and throughout Texas.

    Please RSVP at the link:*vse2dq*_ga*ODgzNzI3MTkyLjE2OTQyMDg5Njc.*_ga_W0EM6XEQFF*MTY5NDYyMTUzMi4zLjAuMTY5NDYyMTUzMi4wLjAuMA..

    The event is co-sponsored by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, Initiative for Law, Society and Justice, the Austin Justice Coalition, Grassroots Leadership, Latino Justice, Texas Center for Justice and Equity, and the ACLU of Texas.

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1 2 October 3
  1. 11:45am 2023-10-03T12:45-05:00
    Reflecting on Murillo v Musegades

    In 1992, a federal district court ordered US Border Patrol to stop targeting the Latino community its enforcement actions in El Paso. The case, Murillo v Musegades, emerged from advocacy led by Bowie High School students as they saw Border Patrol entering their campus repeatedly and stopping, detaining and using force against their classmates, teachers, family and friends. The power of organizing and strategic use of legal action resulted in a settlement and a victory for Bowie High School. Lulu Ortiz (’22) will moderate a discussion with former Bowie High School student and class member, Ernesto Munoz, and Barbara Hines, one of the case attorneys and Texas Law Clinical Professor (ret.).

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  2. 5:00pm 2023-10-03T00:00-05:00
    Critical Lives in Red States

    The terms “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” name a cluster of unevenly implemented higher education policies designed to create hospitable learning and working environments for all community members. Recently, state legislatures, school boards, and right-leaning think tanks in the United States have targeted DEI, asserting that such policies do the opposite, fostering exclusion, unfair advantage, and discrimination. Attacks on DEI are of a piece with efforts to dismantle academic freedom, faculty governance, and affirmative action in the wider national polity. The new prohibiting laws are often (deliberately) vague, intended to have a disruptive, chilling effect. Universities are scrambling to respond. The UT System has just provided its FAQs to guide universities on how to proceed.

    How might we use this moment to rename, refine, and make more publicly intelligible the set of justice concerns – access, historical redress, fairness, equal opportunity – that were in many ways shorthanded by DEI? Please join us for a panel discussion on “Critical Lives in Red States.” Kathryn Bond Stockton, Distinguished Professor of English, former Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity and former inaugural Dean of the School for Cultural & Social Transformation at the University of Utah will join three UT-Austin professors, Karma Chavez, Danielle Clealand, and Eric Tang, to explore paths toward a more just university.

    This roundtable is cosponsored by the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice and Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, with the African and African Diaspora Studies Department and the Black Studies Collective, the Center for Asian American Studies, the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, the Department of English, the Department of Government, the Humanities Institute, the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, LGBTQ Studies, the Program in Native American and Indigenous Studies, the Race, Indigeneity & Migration Program, the Texas Center for Education Policy, and the Texas State Employees Union.

    Please note that Professor Stockton will also deliver the ninth annual Sissy Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at the University of Texas School of Law.

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4 October 5
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    Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

    UT Law CLE’s Mergers and Acquisitions Institute is the leading private M&A conference of its kind in the U.S. for the latest deal trends, structures, pitfalls and opportunities in M&A. The combination of a cutting-edge program with nationally recognized speakers, prestigious U.S. and international sponsors, the Byron Egan Whiskey Tasting, invaluable networking opportunities, and much more, makes this an event you won’t want to miss!

    The full agenda will be coming soon! Topics will include: Texas Business Courts: The Dawn of a New Era Carveouts: Still a Piece of Cake? WTF Does ESG Really Mean for M&A? Shifting Sands or Quicksand?: Negotiating Antitrust Risk in Today’s Climate Distressed M&A: What’s So Different From Healthy Deals? Energy Dealmaking Mock Negotiation of Key Indemnification Provisions Getting the Piper Paid: Successfully Navigating the RWI Claims Processes Deal Ethics Pop Quiz with Glenn West

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  2. 5:30pm 2023-10-05T19:00-05:00
    Kathryn Stockton | Farenthold Lecture

    The ninth annual Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights will feature Kathryn Bond Stockton, Distinguished Professor of English, former Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, and former inaugural Dean of the School for Cultural & Social Transformation at the University of Utah, where she teaches queer theory, theories of race and racialized gender, and twentieth-century literature and film. More information is forthcoming.

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October 6
  1. 6:30pm 2023-10-06T20:30-05:00
    Dallas Pre-Game Party

    Join your fellow Texas Law grads for a fun evening to get ready to cheer on the Texas Longhorns against the Oklahoma Sooners. All alumni are invited. We hope to see you there!

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