UT Law Alumnae at SCOTUS – Tuesday, October 1, 2013
UT Law Alumnae at SCOTUS
Tuesday, October 1, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Sheffield Room
Come hear what it’s like to argue and win a case in front of the Supreme Court of the United States from two of UT Law’s own: Jane Webre, ’89, counsel of record in Gunn v. Minton, and Cindy Connolly, ’96, co-counsel. Jane and Cindy will discuss their experiences of taking a case from state jurisdiction to the national stage, including the pressures and highlights associated with arguing and ultimately winning a case heard by SCOTUS.
Jane and Cindy brought Gunn v. Minton to the Supreme Court of the United States requesting that a decision by the Supreme Court of Texas be reversed. The state court held that a group of legal malpractice claims, involving an underlying patent matter, fell exclusively within federal jurisdiction. Jane and Cindy were successful, and the Supreme Court of the United States decided that the claims would go forward in state court. Read the full SCOTUS opinion here.