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27 August 28
  1. 12:00pm 2023-08-28T13:00-05:00
    Debating SFFA v Harvard

    Co-sponsored with the University of Texas Athenaeum, this debate will analyze the recent Supreme Court decision in Students for Fair Admission v Harvard and the fate of affirmative action in America. Debating whether the court reached the correct outcome in this case will be Cory Liu and David Hinojosa. Cory Liu, a local Austin attorney, is a member of the Butler Snow litigation team and filed an amicus brief in this decision. David Hinojosa is the Director of the Educational Opportunities Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and he argued before the Supreme Court in this case on behalf of student-intervenors.

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  1. 7:00am 2023-09-06T08:30-05:00
    Judicial Education Conference Breaskfast

    A breakfast for all Texas Law grads attending the annual Judicial Education Conference. We hope to see you there! Room: Hunter's Creek.

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  2. 4:30pm 2023-09-06T18:30-05:00
    Welcome to WDTX Happy Hour

    Join the Texas Law Alumni Association to welcome our incoming federal law clerks in San Antonio for their W.D. Texas orientation. We hope to see you there!

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September 7
  1. All day
    Advanced TX Administrative Law Seminar

    The Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar brings together members of the judiciary, regulatory, and academic communities to engage with practitioners about the latest legislative and case law updates, rule changes, and other timely topics. 2023 highlights include: Updates on significant administrative law cases and legislative activity during the last year, Texas Public Information Act, and Sunset actions. An exploration of hot topics, including Navigating the Shifting Tides: Helping Courts Handle Administrative Law Transfers and the Potential Effects of the new 15th Court of Appeals, AI in the Study and Practice of Administrative Law, and Changing the Makeup of the Courts. The always popular unscripted round-robin discussion during the Judicial Panel, including a Q&A for attendees. 3.25 hours of ethics, including presentations on Wellness in the Practice of Law: What Every Lawyer Should Know, Implicit Bias: What Your Brain is Up to When You’re Not Paying Attention, and Working with Your Colleagues: Not Working Against Your Enemies. Multiple networking opportunities with program faculty and fellow practitioners, including the Thursday Evening Networking Reception.

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  2. 12:00pm 2023-09-07T13:00-05:00
    Supreme Court Preview

    In a discussion between Aaron Streett and Lisa Eskow, we will be exploring the cases and controversies appearing before the Supreme Court in the upcoming term, the major legal questions burdening the Court, and what to expect from the Justices themselves.

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September 8
  1. 12:45pm 2023-09-08T16:15-05:00
    Change It Up! 2023

    Started by students in 2013, Change It Up! is Texas Law’s annual public-interest orientation. Our Friday afternoon program gives us a chance to welcome law students into the social justice community at the law school, and to strengthen our networks and resources among public-interest students, organizations, faculty, staff, alumni, and local attorneys.

    CIU 2023! will begin with formal remarks, followed by lunch and conversation at subject-specific tables, a panel featuring recent graduates who practice public interest law, and opportunities to connect with like-minded students, faculty, staff and attorneys. The formal program at the law school will be followed by a student-organized happy hour off campus. Check-in starts at 12:45pm. Everyone is asked to be seated for lunch by 1:10pm.


    Register by 5pm on Monday, August 28:

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10 September 11
  1. 10:00am 2023-09-11T14:00-05:00
    ALDF Monday Coffee

    Welcome back to school! The Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapter at Texas Law would like to invite everyone to our coffee table and share recent animal law updates. This week, we’d like to talk about the “Ending Agricutural Trade Suppression Act,” a bill recently introduced in Congress. The EATS Act poses a grave threat to states’ rights, local government, public health and safety, consumer protection, workers’ rights, environmental protection, and animals. We’d like to also encourage people to sign onto a letter calling members of Congress to oppose the inclusion of the EATS Act in the Farm Bill. Vegan coffee and pastry will be provided.

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  2. 4:00pm 2023-09-11T17:45-05:00
    Reproductive Justice Colloquium Series

    Join us for our first Fall 2023 Rapoport Center Reproductive Justice Colloquium Event, presented by Rachel Rebouche, Dean and the James E. Beasley Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law. Kari White, Associate Professor at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, will respond.

    Abstract: Antiabortion activists attempt to stop medication abortion by any means necessary, including through criminalization. They aim to redefine abortion’s location to criminalize abortion travel, information, and supply chain bans, and even to revive the long-unenforced and arguably repealed Comstock Act’s ban on mailing anything that induces an abortion. Some even attempt to target directly those who take abortion pills. This talk considers the reproductive justice implications for some of these efforts, with a focus on the ways in which attempts to punish people who provide or use pills will exacerbate the public health and criminal justice consequences that new abortion bans have wrought, entrenching existing class and race differences. It encourages abortion rights advocates to keep these implications at the fore of their own efforts to increase access to abortion pills through federal and state advocacy, including through FDA regulation, state abortion shield laws that protect cross-border telehealth, and pharmacist prescriptions of abortion pills.

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12 13 September 14
  1. 12:00pm 2023-09-14T13:00-05:00
    Are We All Originalists Now?

    Associate Professor Ilan Wurman and Professor Tara Grove will debate and discuss the validity of originalist interpretation of the Constitution. The debate will provide an overview of one of the preeminent methods of constitutional interpretation, delve into the major objections to it, and provide information to the attendees to determine what method of interpretation is right for them.

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September 15
  1. 11:45am 2023-09-15T13:30-05:00
    Scholarship Luncheon

    The Scholarship Luncheon is an opportunity to gather both scholarship supporters and student recipients of this year's scholarships. By invitation only.

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  1. 12:00pm 2023-09-20T13:00-05:00
    Originalist Critique of Bruen

    Hear Michael McConnell from Stanford School of Law and Autumn Patterson from the Texas Public Policy Foundation debate the Supreme Court's recent decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v Bruen. Did the court get it right? What is the originalist critique of the decision? Come find out!

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  2. 5:00pm 2023-09-20T19:00-05:00
    IPLS & Knobbe Martens Happy Hour

    Attorneys from Knobbe Martens will be hosting a happy hour at Love Supreme Pizza Bar for students who are interested in learning more about their firm and Intellectual Property & Technology Law.

    Knobbe Martens website:

    Link to Love Supreme's website:

    Address: 2805 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

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September 21
  1. 3:45pm 2023-09-21T16:45-05:00
    Generative A.I. by Knobb

    Mauricio Uribe (a Partner at Knobbe Martens) will be giving a presentation about Generative A.I. and its potential uses/misuses.

    Over the past six months, the public availability and widespread use of various generative artificial intelligence (Generative AI) AI solutions, such as Chat GPT Dall-E-2, Co-Pilot, etc., has presented numerous legal, technical and ethical considerations across most every industry and geography region. Given the potential for widespread use, it is important for organizations to understand key issues and best practices surrounding use of Generative AI solutions in developing policies and assessing legal, technical and business strategies related to Generative AI. Specifically, what does it mean when a company’s employees use these powerful tools in their daily work? Come learn how these tools are being used/misused and IP and business risks for using AI-based tools. Using Open AI’s current terms of service as a case study, our discussion will include a review of the availability of trade secret, copyright and patent protection based on outputs generated by Generative AI services and how to formulate workable policies in the workplace.

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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
  1. All day
    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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