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11:00am12:50pm
SBA Merch by Donation

TNH 2.100 (Susman Godfrey Atrium)

Come by the Atrium from 11-1 Monday - Thursday to pick up a new crewneck, quarter zip, shirt, hat, or tote! Donations will be collected at the table!

For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/05/77107/
11:45am12:45pm
Exploring Transactional Opportunities in the Government Sector

TNH 2.124

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.

For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/05/76448/
11:45am1:30pm
Failing Moms: A conversation with author Caitlin Killian

RLP 1.302E

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.

For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/05/77052/
11:45am1:30pm
Failing Moms: A conversation with author Caitlin Killian

RLP 1.302E

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.

For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/05/77088/
11:50am12:50pm
WLC Baker Botts Lunch Panel

TNH 3.126 (Ratliff Classroom)

Please RSVP with WLC. A panel of Baker Botts attorneys will be at your disposal to answer all your burning questions about the life of a Big Law attorney, how best to prepare for 2L OCI and more! Cabo Bob's will be served.

For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/05/77069/
12:00pm1:15pm
Actual Malice: Ongoing Threats to New York Times v. Sullivan and Its Progeny

TNH 2.114 (Francis Auditorium)

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!

For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/05/76830/
2:30pm3:30pm
TBLS x Morrison Foerster Snack Break

TNH 2.100 (Susman Godfrey Atrium)

Come by for some Cabo Bob's tacos and a chance to meet with attorneys from Morrison Foerster!

For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/05/77070/
3:45pm5:45pm
Law and Philosophy Workshop

JON 5.206 (Susman Academic Center, Bryan and Michelle Goolsby Conference Suite (5.206 / 5.207))

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.

For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/05/76558/
4:00pm5:45pm
Health, Innovation, and the Law Colloquium - Wendy Epstein, DePaul

TNH 3.124 (Neathery Classroom)

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.

For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/05/76530/
6:30pm8:00pm
Washington DC Admitted Students Reception

Hill Country Barbecue Market

Washington DC Admitted Students Reception

For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2024/03/05/74135/