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28 January 29
  1. 11:45am 2024-01-29T12:50-06:00
    Collaborative Luncheon

    Join us for a discussion on Victor Ferreres Comella’s book “The Constitution of Arbitration,” published by Cambridge University Press. Details on the book are available here:

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  2. 11:45am 2024-01-29T12:45-06:00
    Ace Your Public Service Interview

    Please RSVP by Sunday, January 28, on Symplicity.

    Do you have upcoming public service interviews? If you missed an Ace Your Legal Interview session this fall, join us now for this interactive workshop to help prepare specifically for upcoming public service interviews. You will hear common interview questions and have the opportunity to practice your interview messaging and skills in this small-group setting. Leave the program with the tools and the confidence to help you prepare for and nail your interviews. Pizza will be served.

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January 30
  1. 8:30am 2024-01-30T10:30-06:00
    TMLS Breakfast with Husch Blackwell

    Thurgood Marshall Legal Society and Husch Blackwell are proud to partner to provide a back to school breakfast for TMLS members.

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  2. 9:00am 2024-01-30T15:00-06:00
    Kentucky PD Meet & Greet

    Stop by to meet directors from the Kentucky Public Defender Office (KY Department of Public Advocacy) to learn more about their organization.

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  3. CANCELED 2024-01-30T12:45-06:00
    Kentucky PD Info Session

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. If in doubt, verify with the web-based events calendar.

    Please RSVP by Monday, January 29, on Symplicity.

    Learn more about internship and permanent employment opportunities with the Kentucky Public Defender Office (KY Department of Public Advocacy).

    The Department of Public Advocacy (DPA) is the Kentucky statewide public defender system with offices spanning from the beautiful Appalachian Mountains to the scenic lakes of southern Kentucky to the farmlands of Western Kentucky to the urban areas of Louisville, Lexington, and Covington (Cincinnati). DPA includes trial, appellate, post-conviction, capital, and juvenile opportunities. We are currently making offers to 3L students who wish to join the fight for justice and freedom in Kentucky in 2024. We also have paid internship opportunities available for those not graduating this year.

    Why be a Kentucky Public Defender:

    Courtroom experience from Day 1 Mentorship Program Holistic approach to representation Statewide Agency State Employee Benefits Inclusive and Diverse Workforce Low Cost of Living 150 hours of nationally recognized public defender training and education Daily opportunities to make a difference for those who need you Panelists Include:

    Samuel Cox is the Trial Division Director at the Department of Public Advocacy (DPA). A graduate of West Virginia University and the University of Kentucky College of Law, Sam also held positions as Law Operations Division Director and as a Staff Attorney in Bell County, Madison County, Fayette County, and DPA’s Capital Trial Branch, where he performed with a high degree of skill in DPA’s most complex cases. He has educated public defenders on highly complex issues such as forensics and litigation of Intellectual Disability in death penalty cases. As Trial Division Director, Sam is responsible for oversight and support of each of DPA’s 40 trial offices, and takes an active role in recruitment of attorneys for those offices.

    Jennifer Wittmeyer is the Assistant Trial Division Director for the Department of Public Advocacy. She graduated Cum Laude from George Mason School of Law in Arlington, Virginia and received her undergraduate degree from Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Kentucky. While living in Washington, D.C., Jennifer worked for both the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Department of Justice. Jennifer began her career as a public defender with the Louisville Metro Public Defender and joined DPA as a Staff Attorney in the Cynthiana Trial office in 2007. Jennifer became the Directing Attorney in Cynthiana and worked in that position for two years before becoming the Directing Attorney in the Bullitt County trial office in 2012. In 2020, she became the Central Region Manager and worked in that role until transitioning into her current position in 2022.

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  4. 12:00pm 2024-01-30T12:50-06:00
    Election Law & State Preemption

    Professors Marziani and Sellers will talk about how state preemption and election administration challenges will affect the 2024 election, and will preview the important election law cases to keep an eye on. Sponsored by ACS and Law Students 4 Black Lives.

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  5. 3:45pm 2024-01-30T17:45-06:00
    Law & Philosophy Workshop

    The Law and Philosophy Seminar Workshop surveys different topics in legal philosophy and constitutional theory. Organized around a series of seven workshops, each features a different leading scholar who presents and discusses their own work with both law and philosophy faculty and the students in the seminar.

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January 31
  1. 8:30am 2024-01-31T13:30-06:00
    PALS Coffee Cart

    Come enjoy a latte on PALS and pick up a hat for dues-paying members! Members of the PALS board will also be holding office hours for folks interested in securing a plaintiff-side summer job.

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  2. 11:50am 2024-01-31T12:50-06:00
    NetChoice and Social Media Regulation

    Join the Federalist Society as we explore the 1st Amendment in the digital age in our classic debate format. Central to this debate are the NetChoice cases currently pending. We are honored to host UCLA Professor Eugene Volokh and Professor Stephen Vladeck for this event. Please come, get a free lunch, and ask the hard questions.

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  3. 5:30pm 2024-01-31T19:00-06:00
    Laredo - Texas Law on Tour

    An opportunity for alumni in the Laredo area to meet Texas Law's new dean, Bobby Chesney.

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February 1
  1. 8:30am 2024-02-01T10:30-06:00
    MoFo | 1L Breakfast Meet & Greet

    1Ls: Stop by to meet recruiters from MoFo to learn more about their firm and grab breakfast.

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  2. 11:30am 2024-02-01T12:50-06:00
    Faculty Colloquium - Shaun Ossei-Owusu

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

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  3. 11:45am 2024-02-01T12:45-06:00
    Summer Public Service Program Info

    The Summer Public Service Program provides stipends to rising 2Ls and 3Ls working in a low-paying or unpaid summer internships in nonprofit, government, and legislative offices. Justice Center staff will provide information about the SPSP for summer 2023, including eligibility, funding, and how to apply, and answer students’ questions.

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  4. 1:00pm 2024-02-01T17:00-06:00
    Ex Parte Appeal Roadshow

    Are you a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) practitioner? Would you like to learn more about ex parte appeal proceedings? Would you like to meet and learn directly from PTAB judges? Attend an ex parte appeal roadshow!

    The PTAB is holding in-person training focused on ex parte appeal proceedings and best practices taught exclusively by PTAB judges. View the full schedule and detailed program agenda, and register today, on the Ex Parte Appeal Roadshows webpage.

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  5. 3:45pm 2024-02-01T17:30-06:00
    Business Law Workshop - Amanda Rose

    Amanda Rose presenting an original paper in the Business Law Seminar

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  6. 5:30pm 2024-02-01T19:30-06:00
    TJOGEL/KBH Energy Center Industry Night

    TJOGEL and the Kay Bailey Hutchison Energy Center are hosting an Energy Industry Night at the law school on February 1, from 5:30pm - 7:30 pm . The first hour will be a panel of energy industry legal professionals, followed by a networking reception in the Jamail Pavilion. This is an excellent panel for anyone planning on pursuing a career in the legal energy industry----the advice of the panelists is broadly applicable across grade levels.

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February 2
  1. 9:00am 2024-02-02T11:00-06:00
    SBA Creature Coffee with V & E

    Swing by the Atrium for coffee c/o V & E! Happy Friday, y'all!

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  2. 11:45am 2024-02-02T14:00-06:00
    Bookfest - Linda Mullenix

    Public Nuisance: The New Mass Tort Frontier (Cambridge University Press, 2024)

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  3. 12:00pm 2024-02-02T13:15-06:00
    The Legacy of Fred Korematsu

    This year marks 80 years since the Supreme Court ruled on Korematsu v. United States. Fred Korematsu along with tens of thousands of other Japanese Americans were incarcerated during WWII. In 1983, a district court in Northern California cleared Korematsu of any wrongdoing and he was awarded the Medal of Freedom in 1998. Dr. Karen Korematsu, Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute will be in conversation with Professor Arnold Jin on the importance of Korematsu 80 years later.

    Dr. Karen Korematsu is the Founder and Executive Director of the Fred T.Korematsu Institute and the daughter of the late civil rights icon, Fred Korematsu. Karen is a national speaker and travels the country advocating for civil liberties, social justice, civics, and ethnic studies education. She promotes Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution on January 30 in perpetuity for all fifty states.

    Pizza and beverages will be served courtesy of 600 Degrees Pizzeria and Drafthouse. RSVP Requested:

    Co-presented by the Center for Asian American Studies, William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, The Audre and Bernard Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice and Sissy Farenthold Fund for Peace and Social Justice.

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  4. 12:30pm 2024-02-02T15:00-06:00
    Spring 2024 1L Public Speaking Workshop

    By this point in law school you’ve learned the foundations of black letter law. You’ve learned the foundations of legal research. You’ve learned the foundations of legal writing.

    Maybe you came to law school after years of participating in speech and debate. Maybe you were active in student government or community organizing. Or maybe you’ve never done any public speaking at all. Whether you end up spending every day in the courtroom arguing to a judge or group of jurors, or in a boardroom advocating to a group of venture capitalists, a necessary part of our profession is public speaking.

    You advocate every day already. You are advocating for yourself when you write cover letters. You advocate when you interview for summer clerkships. You are using advocacy when you present at your upcoming LRW oral argument and even when you write exams or answer questions in class. Advocacy matters.

    If you didn’t already experience success as an advocate, you wouldn’t be in law school. The art of advocacy as a lawyer is an important part of your legal education, no matter where your career in law takes you. The upcoming Workshop will offer you a chance to add more skills to your repertoire.

    Professors from the Advocacy Department at the University of Texas School of Law will offer the Spring 2024 1L Public Speaking Workshop on Friday, February 2nd from, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (with lunch provided beginning at 12:30). You will be taught by successful trial lawyers and talented National Mock Trial Champions; you will be taught by lawyers who are hired to teach experienced lawyers how to be even better.

    You will be on your feet. You will be practicing voice and gestures. You will work on fluidity and rhythm and pace and cadence and tone. No matter what your skill level when you walked in the door, in two hours, you will be a better advocate than before. And if you show up at 12:30, we’ll even feed you lunch.

    If you have any questions or would like to request the registration form, please contact Marla Massin,

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