Join us for the 2023 Central Texas Women in Leadership Symposium. This year’s theme is Rising in Resilience: Achieving Empowerment through Advancement & Adaptability. This event is brought to us by the Texas Diversity Council and Texas Law’s Office for Equity and Inclusion serves as a co-sponsor. Thursday, March 23 at 8:00am in Francis Auditorium. Drop in attendance for students, faculty and staff is welcomed.
Texas Law’s Pipeline Program: Beginnings and Beyond, its Office for Equity and Inclusion, and Admissions Office invite students, faculty, and the general public to a screening of the award-winning documentary, Becoming Black Lawyers: African Americans and the Law School Experience. Following the screening, Texas Law alums will discuss their experience navigating law school and the legal profession while Black. The panel discussion will be moderated by Shavonne Henderson, Lecturer and Texas Law’s Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.
Join us for an address by Demetria McCain, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. National fair housing expert, McCain will speak on “Federal Fair Housing Policy in the Biden-Harris Administration.”
Texas Law’s Office for Equity and Inclusion invites students, faculty, staff, and the general public to #FreeTheHair: Locking Black Hair to Civil Rights Movements with Professor D. Wendy Greene (Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law). Founder of the #FreeTheHair movement and a legal architect of the federal CROWN Act alongside parallel civil rights legislation, Professor Greene will discuss her legal scholarship and public advocacy combating race-based discrimination of African descendants when donning natural hairstyles like twists, braids, Afros and locs. This event has been accredited by the State Bar of Texas for 1.00 hour of CLE credit.
The Black Women's Brunch will empower Black women in the legal profession and provide a networking opportunity, connecting Black women in various stages of their careers. Those invited to attend are Black women legal professionals in Austin, particularly Texas Law Alumna, law students at UT, undergraduate students, and those interested in pursuing a legal career.
Texas Law’s Office for Equity and Inclusion, the Career Services Office, and Dr. Maria Timm invite Thriving in Law School 1L students to learn about strategies on how to approach the job search process while feeling supported both by themselves and by the law school. Those who wear their THRIVING shirts will be entered into a raffle to win an office-branded Yeti! And don’t forget: the more events you attend, the more opportunities you have for your name to be entered into the end-of-year GRAND PRIZE raffle.
Address by Melissa Murray, Order of the Coif Distinguished Visitor:
Murray, a professor at the New York University School of Law, is a leading expert in family law, constitutional law, and reproductive rights and justice. Murray’s award-winning research focuses on the legal regulation of intimate life and encompasses such topics as the regulation of sex and sexuality, marriage and its alternatives, the marriage equality debate, the legal recognition of caregiving, and reproductive rights and justice.
This event is open to the public. Professor Murray’s talk in the Eidman Courtroom will be followed by a reception in the Jamail Pavilion.
This event has been accredited by the State Bar of Texas for 1.00 hour of CLE credit.
The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) is hosting the Annual Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights on November 1st at 5:30pm. This year’s topic is Intentional Solidarity: Transformation Through Cross-Cultural Unity. All are welcome.
October is Texas Persons with Disabilities History and Awareness Month and National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month. Throughout the month, UT's Disability and Access (D&A) will be hosting events including an Americans with Disabilities Act Forum on Wednesday, October 26th from 12 pm – 1:30 pm via Zoom. All are welcome. See the full calendar of events with RSVP information on the D&A website
The state of Texas officially recognizes October as Hindu Heritage Month. The most auspicious of Hindu Festivals, Diwali, will be celebrated at UT Austin on Monday, October 24th at 7PM on the Main Mall. Also known as the festival of lights, Diwali represents the victory of light over darkness. All are welcome.
Carliss Chatman ’04 is a professor of Corporate Law, Contracts, and Professional Responsibility at Washington and Lee School of Law.
As discussed in her recent article in UCLA’s Law Review, “Federalizing Caremark,” Professor Chatman will present on the difficulty of shareholder recovery in derivative litigation and an innovative solution to the problem.
Lunch Provided after the event. RSVP below.