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3 March 4
  1. 11:30am 2024-03-04T12:45-06:00
    Drawing Board Luncheon: Abe Wickelgren

    Drawing Board Luncheon: Abraham Wickelgren

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/04/76909/

  2. 12:00pm 2024-03-04T12:30-06:00
    2024 Hutcheson Information Session

    Mandatory information session for students interested in competing in the 2024 Thad T. Hutcheson First-Year Moot Court Competition.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/04/76406/

  3. 12:00pm 2024-03-04T12:50-06:00
    Lunch & Learn: LRAP

    Are you considering going into public service after law school? Did you take federal loans while attending UT Law? This presentation is for you!

    Come learn about the Texas Law Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), and how you may qualify to receive financial assistance from Texas Law while you are repaying your federal loans. Lunch will be provided!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/04/76868/

March 5
  1. 11:45am 2024-03-05T12:45-06:00
    Transactional Opportunities: Gov. Sector

    Please RSVP by Monday, March 4, on Symplicity.

    It is a common misconception that there are not good opportunities for transactional work in the government sector. Join a panel of transactional attorneys who are or have worked in the government to learn more about opportunities to gain valuable transactional experience while working for the government. Pizza will be served.

    Panelists Include: Josh Gold '13, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Megan Sylvester, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Holly Heinrich '18, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/05/76448/

  2. 11:45am 2024-03-05T13:30-06:00
    Failing Moms

    While many claim that being a mom is the most important job in the world, in reality motherhood in the United States is growing harder and harder. From preconception, through pregnancy, and while parenting, women are held to ever-higher standards and are finding themselves punished – both socially and criminally – for failing to live up to these norms. In Caitlin Killian’s new book, Failing Moms, she uncovers how women of all ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses have been interrogated, held against their will, and jailed for a rapidly expanding list of offenses such as falling down the stairs while pregnant or letting a child spend time alone in a park, actions that were not considered criminal a generation ago. While poor mothers and moms of color are targeted the most, all moms are in jeopardy, whether they realize it or not. Women and mothers are disproportionately held accountable compared to men and fathers who do not see their reproduction policed and almost never incur charges for “failure to protect.” The gendered inequality of prosecutions reveals them to be more about controlling women than protecting children. Using a reproductive justice lens, Killian analyzes how and why mothers are on a precipice and what must change to prevent mass penalization and instead support mothers and their children.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/05/77052/

  3. 11:45am 2024-03-05T13:30-06:00
    Failing Moms

    While many claim that being a mom is the most important job in the world, in reality motherhood in the United States is growing harder and harder. From preconception, through pregnancy, and while parenting, women are held to ever-higher standards and are finding themselves punished – both socially and criminally – for failing to live up to these norms. In Caitlin Killian’s new book, Failing Moms, she uncovers how women of all ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses have been interrogated, held against their will, and jailed for a rapidly expanding list of offenses such as falling down the stairs while pregnant or letting a child spend time alone in a park, actions that were not considered criminal a generation ago. While poor mothers and moms of color are targeted the most, all moms are in jeopardy, whether they realize it or not. Women and mothers are disproportionately held accountable compared to men and fathers who do not see their reproduction policed and almost never incur charges for “failure to protect.” The gendered inequality of prosecutions reveals them to be more about controlling women than protecting children. Using a reproductive justice lens, Killian analyzes how and why mothers are on a precipice and what must change to prevent mass penalization and instead support mothers and their children.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/05/77088/

  4. 12:00pm 2024-03-05T13:15-06:00
    Actual Malice: Ongoing Threats

    Join The New York Times' lead newsroom lawyer David McCraw, Susman Godfrey's Justin Nelson, Professor Lyrissa Lidsky (University of Florida Levin College of Law), and Professor Amy K. Sanders (UT-Austin School of Journalism and Media) for a discussion on the recent criticism of Sullivan's actual malice standard.

    Please visit the link for more information and to RSVP for lunch. We hope you join us!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/05/76830/

  5. 2:30pm 2024-03-05T15:30-06:00
    TBLS "Snack Break" w/ Morrison Foerster

    Come by for a snack and meet some attorneys from Morrison Foerster!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/05/76948/

  6. 3:45pm 2024-03-05T17:45-06:00
    Law and 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.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/05/76558/

  7. 4:00pm 2024-03-05T17:45-06:00
    Health, Innovation, and the Law

    Health, Innovation, and the Law Colloquium closely studies the works-in-progress of leading scholars of health innovation from across the country and engages with the authors about their work. Spring 2024 Speakers:

    Feb. 6 – Ameet Sarpatwari – Harvard University Feb. 20 – Matthew Lawrence – Emory University March 5 – Wendy Epstein – DePaul University March 26 – Erin Fuse Brown – Georgia State University College April 9 – Myrisha Lewis – College of William & Mary April 23 – Rachel Sachs – Washington University

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/05/76530/

  8. 6:30pm 2024-03-05T20:00-06:00
    DC Admitted Students Reception

    Washington DC Admitted Students Reception

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/05/74135/

March 6
  1. 10:00am 2024-03-06T15:00-06:00
    Texas Law Marketplace

    Join a variety of Bar Prep vendors to learn about the services they offer.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/06/76652/

  2. 11:45am 2024-03-06T12:45-06:00
    Public Interest Litigation in Big Law

    Many people think that Big Law effectively limits its work to serving the most powerful corporations in the world who may, in one form or another, contribute to poverty, harm to the environment, and political disenfranchisement. But many Big Law attorneys have changed the legal landscape for public interest legal issues. This panel will illustrate important cases that Big Law attorneys participate in and lead for public interest. It will also show how certain Big Law firms create a culture and system that promotes pro bono work. This panel will include three to four attorneys from Big Law firms around Texas who have done, and continue to do, important pro bono work, and even create a paradigm for how some of our budding law students would want to navigate the Big Law litigation world.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/06/76671/

  3. 12:00pm 2024-03-06T12:45-06:00
    Law School 101 - 1L Curriculum Review

    This is a mandatory Law School 101 discussing curriculum review with Dean Morse and early registration with SAO. Lunch will be served.

    Section 1,2,3 in TNH 2.114 (Francis Auditorium)

    Section 4 in TNH 2.138 (Blanton Classroom)

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/06/76627/

  4. 12:15pm 2024-03-06T13:30-06:00
    Can the U.S. Be Everywhere at Once?

    On Wednesday, March 6, the Strauss Center and the Alexander Hamilton Society UT chapter will host Alex Velez-Green, Senior Policy Advisor at the Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for National Security, for a conversation on “Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan: Can the United States be Everywhere at Once?”

    Within this conversation, Velez-Green will discuss the competing demands on American military and defense-industrial power in today’s world. He will address questions including: Which regions are the most important for future U.S. security? Does the United States need to prioritize or can we handle several major regional crises at once? How can policymakers best posture and equip the U.S. military to keep America’s promises? What role do U.S. allies and partners have to play in resourcing collective security?

    This talk will be held at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and lunch will be provided. For more information about this event, please contact Brittany Horton at brittany.horton@austin.utexas.edu.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/06/76955/

March 7
  1. 11:30am 2024-03-07T12:50-06:00
    Faculty Colloquium - Christopher Lewis

    UNLOCKING LEX TALIONIS Critics argue that judgments about the “proportionality” of punishment are inherently subject to discretionary bias, impossible to operationalize, and unable to provide a meaningful critique of American Mass Incarceration. In this paper, I attempt to operationalize the classical retributive formulation of proportionality—Lex Talionis, or “an eye for an eye,” which is widely regarded as barbarically punitive. I do so in conjunction with a conservative set of assumptions that should be biased against my conclusions, to give some rough estimates of what it might in fact entail as a limit on the severity of permissible punishment. I argue that Lex Talionis would in fact demand a radically lenient transformation of the criminal legal systems of the United States (and many other countries), reducing incarceration for non-homicide offenses by at least an order of magnitude. One might still reject Lex Talionis, but not because it is barbarically punitive. Indeed, if I am right about what it entails, many skeptics will likely think that it is not punitive enough.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/07/76472/

  2. 11:30am 2024-03-07T13:30-06:00
    Arnold & Porter | 2L Lunch Meet & Greet

    2Ls: Stop by to meet recruiters from Arnold & Porter to learn more about their firm and grab lunch.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/07/76748/

  3. 11:45am 2024-03-07T12:45-06:00
    Lunch with TBLS and DLA Piper

    Come by for lunch and meet some DLA Piper attorneys!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/07/76949/

  4. 11:50am 2024-03-07T12:50-06:00
    PALS Lunch Event - Austin Kaplan

    Join PALS for a lunch speaker event with local plaintiffs' firm, Austin Kaplan! The firm founder and some of the firm's attorneys will be sharing their career trajectories and will highlight a couple of their most exciting cases in the firm's two practice areas: employment law and civil rights litigation. Specifically they plan to talk about a pregnancy discrimination case for employment law and the Kate Cox abortion case for civil rights litigation. Lunch will be catered by Peached Tortilla.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/07/76967/

  5. 12:45pm 2024-03-07T13:45-06:00
    Fiduciary Litigation | PGLETS

    Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 6, on Symplicity. Pizza will be served.

    Hosted by PGLETS. Join fiduciary litigators from around Austin who focus on trust, guardianship, probate, and estate litigation, helping clients handle the aftermath of breaches in fiduciary duty from their trusted advisors, often in the context of loss. Attorneys will discuss their experiences on a moderated panel.

    Featuring: Craig Hopper, Hopper Mikeska, PLLC Ellen Stewart, Barnes Lipscomb & Stewart, PLLC Brian Thompson, Thompson East Law, PLLC

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/07/77089/

  6. 3:45pm 2024-03-07T17:30-06:00
    Business Law Workshop

    Natlaya Shnitser presenting an original paper in the Business Law Workshop

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/07/76540/

  7. 6:00pm 2024-03-07T20:00-06:00
    Susman Godfrey Moot Court Finals

    The Board of Advocates invites you to attend the final round of the Susman Godfrey Moot Court Competition in the Eidman Courtroom from 6:00-8:00 PM. This competition is open to all University of Texas School of Law students to participate. All are welcome to come watch!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/07/76756/

  8. 6:30pm 2024-03-07T21:00-06:00
    TBLS Mid-Size Firm Networking Event

    Come to Hotel Zaza to meet and network with attorneys from mid-size firms!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/07/77048/

  9. 7:30pm 2024-03-07T21:00-06:00
    NYC Admitted Students Reception

    NYC Admitted Students Reception

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/07/74136/

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