The University of Texas School of Law will host the Information Technology Law and Energy Law module for the University of St. Gallen’s Executive Master of European and International Business Law M.B.L.-HSG program in Austin from October 31 to November 6, 2010.
On Wednesday, November 3, 2010, the American Constitution Society will host Dan Rodriguez, the Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law, who will discuss the gay marriage litigation of the last decade, touching on both the constitutional issues it raises and the strategic choices the gay rights movement has made in its litigation efforts. It will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Eidman Courtroom at the School of Law.
Oral arguments in USA v. State of Arizona will be heard by a panel of three judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday, November 1, 2010, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time, 11:00 a.m. Central. The panel has given consent for live broadcast of the proceeding and the School of Law will make this broadcast available in the Francis Auditorium.
A report researched and written by faculty and students in the Law School’s Human Rights Clinic details the struggles of Costa Rica’s indigenous Teribe tribe in the face of a proposed dam on the Terraba River, which threatens to flood their lands.
On Monday, October 25, 2010, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host Professor Lora Wildenthal, associate professor of history at Rice University, who will present a lecture entitled “Asylum Rights between Left and Right: The German Case.”
Texas Environmental Law Journal’s 2010 Symposium, “Legal and Environmental Impacts of Extracting Gas from Shale,” will take place Friday, October 29, 2010, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Law School’s Eidman Courtroom.
The Law School’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Career Services Office will present speaker Pamela M. Brown, director of the Bi-National Family Violence Project of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA), on Monday, November 8, 2010, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Sheffield Room at the Law School.
The Fall Auction annually kicks off Texas Law Fellowships’ year-long fundraising efforts. In 2009, the Auction raised approximately $13,000 to fund fellowships for students who worked in public interest internships during the summer of 2010. Items for sale in the Auction are donated by area businesses, as well as by faculty and staff of the School of Law.
Constitutional law scholar Justin Driver, an assistant professor at the Law School, recently spoke at a symposium dedicated to recently retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. “‘The Finest Legal Mind’: A Symposium in Celebration of Justice John Paul Stevens” was held October 8, 2010, at Georgetown University Law Center.
Clinical Professor Rob Owen, director of the the University of Texas School of Law’s Capital Punishment Clinic, will argue before the the Supreme Court of the United States today, Oct. 13, 2010.