A bronze bust of the late Honorable James DeAnda, ’50, was unveiled Friday, November 12, 2010, at the University of Texas School of Law during a celebration to honor his legacy as an advocate for social justice, particularly for the civil rights of Mexican-American school children in Texas.
Professor Henry Hu, Allan Shivers Chair in the Law of Banking and Finance at the University of Texas School of Law, delivered the keynote address at an experts’ roundtable held at the Peace Palace, The Hague, on October 25, 2010.
A panel on sports, media, and race moderated by the renowned legal scholar and commentator Arthur Miller will take place at the LBJ Library Auditorium on Thursday, November 11, 2010, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The panel is dedicated to the late Charles Alan Wright (1927–2000), a longtime faculty member at the University of Texas School of Law. The panel is free and open to the public.
The American Bar Association is in the process of revising its Prosecution Functions Standards and Defense Functions Standards, two influential documents that established a set of goals for criminal defense practice nationwide. On Friday, November 19, 2010, the University of Texas School of Law will host a conference to discuss the ABA’s proposed revisions to these documents.
Professor Linda Mullenix of the University of Texas School of Law will speak at an international conference on consumer law sponsored by Centro de Estudos de Direito Economico e Social, (CEDES) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 16–17, 2010.
On Monday, November 8, 2010, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host Professor Samera Esmeir, associate professor of rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley, who will present a lecture entitled “Temporalities of Struggle: National Liberation Movements and International Strategies of Rule.”
University of Texas Law Professor Julius Getman, a preeminent scholar in the field of labor law, will speak about his new book on unions in America from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Law School’s Eidman Jury Room (CCJ 2.310) on Thursday, November 4, 2010.
The Law School’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and UT-Austin’s Institute for Historical Studies will co-present a book talk by Robert Perkinson, author of Texas Tough: The Rise of America’s Prison Empire, on Monday, November 22, 2010, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Sheffield Room at the Law School.