Events Calendar

Now viewing: October 8–21, 2023

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8 October 9
  1. 11:30am 2023-10-09T13:00-05:00
    Louise Weinberg Prize Lunch and Lecture

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

    Full event information:

  2. 4:00pm 2023-10-09T17:45-05:00
    Reproductive Justice Colloquium Event

    Join us for our 3rd event in the Rapoport Center Reproductive Justice Colloquium Series presented by Professor of Law and N. Neal Pike Scholar at the Boston University School of Law Aziza Ahmed.

    Abstract: Professor Aziza Ahmed’s talk interrogates the relationship between scientific expertise, evidence, and lawmaking. Largely through the example of the highly controversial forensic method known as the “floating lungs” test in the context of self-induced abortion and stillbirths, Ahmed argues that contestation around medical and epidemiological evidence shapes the regulation and criminalization of pregnancy-related outcomes. The stakes are high. Although in Dobbs, the Supreme Court ignored the role of experts and claimed to throw the question of who should decide when and how a person has an abortion to the people, tensions over science and medicine preceded the case and will continue. Abortion rights advocates, in part by attending to ways that science has been (mis)used in the criminalization of pregnant persons in the past need to examine purportedly neutral scientific and expert-based justifications in the legal regulation of the practice of medicine and medication more closely. Doing so will create new and necessary avenues for legal advocacy, including challenging when and where legal institutions legitimate misinformation about abortion or limit access to abortion based on science and evidence.

    Full event information:

10 October 11
  1. All day
    Mortgage Lending Institute

    UT Law CLE's 57th Annual William W. Gibson, Jr. Mortgage Lending Institute presents current developments and industry trends, offers practical information on real estate lending, financing and title issues, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources. This year's highlights include: Updates from the legislature and the courts, along with focused sessions on Advanced Commercial Lending and Residential Lending. The United States’ Attorney's Office provides insight on how to spot the red flags for avoiding mortgage fraud. Insight into hot topics like contesting property tax appraisals, FDIC receiverships, bankruptcy, and loan workouts and modifications. Hear updates from the 88th Legislative Session and how they will impact the mortgage industry. A review of the various uses, types of escrow agreements, escrow agent options, regulatory and drafting concerns and form availability.

    Full event information:

  2. 12:00pm 2023-10-11T13:00-05:00
    Dobbs One Year Later

    Please join the Federalist Society and the Texas Law Students for Life as we explore the state of substantive due process one year after the Dobbs decision through a lively debate between Robert John Pushaw and Elizabeth Sepper.

    Full event information:

  3. 6:00pm 2023-10-11T21:00-05:00
    PALS Happy Hour-Honey Moon Spirit Lounge

    Join us for craft cocktails and passed appetizers on the PALS tab at Honey Moon Spirit Lounge! This will be a chance to mix and mingle with the partners at Burns Charest (who will be speaking at our lunch event earlier this same day) as well as other students interested in practicing plaintiffs' law.

    Full event information:

October 12
  1. 12:00pm 2023-10-12T13:15-05:00
    LGBTQ Family Panel with Prof. Williams

    Join OUTLaw for a conversation with Professor Sean Williams about legal issues facing queer parents and families. For example, when a lesbian couple asks a male friend to provide sperm, who are the legal parents? Who is listed on the birth certificate? Although the Supreme Court has weighed in on the latter issue, there is still some judicial resistance to the legal claims of queer parents. Professor Williams will address these questions and more about family law as it pertains to the legal rights of LGBTQ parents and children. Food will be provided!

    Full event information:

  2. 7:00pm 2023-10-12T22:00-05:00
    TLF Fall Auction

    Join TLF at Hotel Vegas for our annual fall auction! Doors open at 7:00pm with our live auction set to start soon after. Each year, students bid on silent auction items from local businesses and on experiences with professors. All students, including 1Ls and LLMs, are encouraged to attend, enjoy an open bar, and bid on items. We also encourage the wider Texas Law community to attend. All profits from the fall auction directly support public interest students.

    Fall Auction pre-sale tickets are $25. We will sell tickets at the door for $30. Tickets will be sold at the law school at the following times: Oct. 5 from 11-2 in the atrium; Oct. 10 from 11-2 in the Patman Plaza (Breezeway); Oct. 11 from 11-2 in the atrium; Oct. 12 from 11-2 in the atrium; Oct. 12 from 11-3 in the Patman Plaza (Breezeway).

    Or you can buy online at:

    Full event information:

October 13
  1. 7:00pm 2023-10-13T21:00-05:00
    CLS Bowling Night

    Join us for bowling at the Texas Union Underground! Friends, spouses/significant others, and kids are welcome. We hope to see you there!

    Full event information:

15 October 16
  1. 4:00pm 2023-10-16T17:00-05:00
    Free Speech Week! Jacob Mchangama

    Jacob Mchangama, Director of Justitia and author of Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media, joins us to discuss the history of free speech and the challenges to it today. Light refreshments will be offered. Join us!

    Livestream link will be posted to event page on Oct. 16th.

    Full event information:

17 October 18
  1. 12:00pm 2023-10-18T13:00-05:00
    The Caregiver Penalty

    As part of its Ginsburg Initiative, the Center for Women in Law will host a virtual panel discussion to discuss the caregiver penalty and what legal employers can do to address and remedy the issue in their places of employment. Although advances have been made, the pandemic made clear that women continue to be primarily responsible for child and family care. The panel will discuss research and data about the caregiver penalty, what this means for the state of the legal profession, and what leaders in the profession can do to promote gender equity in the legal workplace. Approved for 1 Hour of CLE Ethics Credit.


    • Michelle Budig, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts

    • Michelle Browning Coughlin, founder, Mothers Esquire; Assistant Professor, Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase School of Law

    • Juanita Harris, AVP, Senior Legal Counsel of Labor & Employment, DirecTV

    Moderated by Veronica Vargas Stidvent, Executive Director, Center for Women in Law.

    Full event information:

  2. 4:00pm 2023-10-18T17:30-05:00
    Renaldo Speaks Toward Decarceration

    Renaldo Hudson is an educator, minister, and community organizer, and focuses his work on ending mass incarceration in Illinois. After being sentenced to death row, Renaldo worked for 37 years while incarcerated in the Illinois Department of Corrections, founding groundbreaking programs including the prison-newspaper Stateville Speaks and the Building Block Program, a transformational program run by incarcerated people within the Illinois Department of Corrections.

    Full event information:

October 19
  1. 12:00pm 2023-10-19T12:50-05:00
    Out with the Old, In with the New?

    Is there a new kid on the block? Does Common Good Originalism offer a better way forward for the American legal system? With a new brand of conservative legal thought emerging, these questions must be answered. Join us Oct. 19th to hear a debate between Chance Weldon and Josh Hammer and find out where you stand!

    Full event information:

  2. 5:00pm 2023-10-19T18:30-05:00
    Before and After Chile 1973

    This critical, interdisciplinary roundtable discussion, framed by two exhibitions of materials from Chile at the Benson Latin American Collection, brings together scholars and activists who will focus on different historical memories to consider the history and trajectory of Chile over the past six decades as they think towards possible futures.

    Roundtable participants: Arnulf Becker Lorca, Chair in Public International Law, European University Institute; María Diemar, Mapuche Activist and Member of Chile Adoption, Chileadoption de Suecia; John Dinges, Godfrey Lowell Cabot Professor Emeritus, Columbia Journalism School; Alina Namuncura Rodenkirchen, Mapuche Activist and Member of Hijos y Madres del Silencio; Carola Zuleta, Administrator, Corporación Parque por la Paz Villa Grimaldi

    Facilitators: Luis Cárcamo-Huechante, Associate Professor of Spanish and Director, Native American and Indigenous Studies, UT; Karen Engle, Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law and Co-director, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, UT

    Conveners: Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, UT; Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS), UT; The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, UT; Latin American Initiative, School of Law, UT; Program in Native American and Indigenous Studies, UT

    Full event information:

October 20
  1. 5:30pm 2023-10-20T19:30-05:00
    Houston Pre-Game Party

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

    Full event information: