Events Calendar

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BOAxNRF Breakfast


BOA members welcome to network with NRF attorneys at breakfast.

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Early Registration Advising Table

TNH 2.100 (Susman Godfrey Atrium)

Questions about registration? Come visit the SAO staff and get your questions answered.

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Lives in the Law with Michael Urena, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

CCJ 2.306 (Eidman Courtroom)

“The Struggle Over Native American Children and Haaland v Brackeen: Permanent Peace or Temporary Truce?”

Lives in the Law speaker Michael E. Urena will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Haaland v. Brackeen, which rejected constitutional challenges to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), in the context of the history of the U.S. Government’s treatment of Native American children, including the establishment of federal Indian boarding schools and other practices that led to the ICWA’s passage. He’ll also address the state court proceedings that preceded the federal case and explore the likelihood of future challenges to the ICWA.

This event has been accredited by the State Bar of Texas for 1.00 hour of CLE credit.

Eidman Courtroom, 11:45-12:45 pm, with boxed lunches in the Jamail Pavilion immediately following. Mr. Urena will also be available to meet with students from 1-2 pm.

Hosted by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and the Career Services Office.

About the speaker:

Michael E. Urena has provided legal services to low-income Texans and their families in Eagle Pass for almost 30 years as an attorney at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA). Currently, he leads TRLA’s Disability Rights practice as well as its Native American practice.

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PALS | The War on Drugs (Manufacturers)

TNH 2.137 (Gayle Classroom)

Join PALS at 12pm in TNH 2.137 this Wednesday March 27th for a conversation with Jeffrey Simon—a distinguished Dallas-based plaintiffs' lawyer—to discuss his firm's litigation against pharmaceutical companies for their role in the nation's opioid epidemic, and the related importance of the Seventh Amendment's right to a jury trial. Jeffrey will also discuss his new book: Last Rights, which examines corporate efforts to undermine the jury tria

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Health Law & Data Privacy

TNH 3.126 (Ratliff Classroom)

Come learn about what it means to be a health lawyer and other topics, including data privacy in health care from Akin Gump attorney and UT Law alumnus, Daniel Graver!

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NRF Franklin BBQ Lunch for 1Ls

TNH PATMAN (Patman Family Plaza)

1Ls, wear your Society Program Shirt and get free Franklin BBQ provided by Norton Rose Fulbright. Attorneys from NRF will be available to chat.

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Inside Domestic Terrorism: Bruce Hoffman and Jacob Ware on Extremism in Contemporary America

Bass Hall, LBJ School of Public Affairs

On Wednesday, March 27, the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, LBJ School of Public Affairs, and Clements Center for National Security will welcome authors Bruce Hoffman and Jacob Ware to discuss their newly published book “God, Guns, and Sedition: Far-Right Terrorism in America.” Hoffman and Ware will trace the historical trajectory and assess the present-day dangers of this violent extremist movement, along with the harm it poses to U.S. national security.

Biographies Bruce Hoffman is the Shelby Cullom and Kathryn W. Davis Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a professor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service; professor emeritus of terrorism studies at the University of St Andrews; and the George H. Gilmore Senior Fellow at the U.S. Military Academy’s Combating Terrorism Center. His Columbia University Press books include Inside Terrorism (third edition, 2017).

Jacob Ware is a research fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and at DeSales University. He serves on the editorial boards for the academic journal Studies in Conflict & Terrorism and the Irregular Warfare Initiative at the Modern War Institute at West Point.

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PALS Happy Hour | Love Supreme

Join PALS and Jeffrey Simon from Simon Greenstone Panatier—a Dallas-based product liability, pharmaceutical, and toxic torts plaintiffs' firm—for delicious food and cocktails at Love Supreme Pizza on Manor. The happy hour is from 4-6pm this Wednesday, March 27th. You don't need to be working in plaintiffs' law to come enjoy free food and drinks—all are welcome!

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