An interview with Professor Barbara Hines, codirector of UT Law’s Immigration Clinic, will air on Sunday, November 20, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. on KLRU’s Access News. Professor Hines will discuss United States immigration policy and the Dream Act with host Tamara Suiter-Ocuto. More information is available on the Access News website.
The University of Texas School of Law and one of its recent graduates were honored by awards from the Texas Access to Justice Commission on November 14, 2011. Robert Brothers, ’11, received the Law Student Pro Bono Award along with Sarah Loeffler, a recent graduate of the University of Houston School of Law. The Law School received the Commitment to Service Award.
An interview with Sanford Levinson, holder of the W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair at the University of Texas School of Law, will be aired on C-SPAN2’s BookTV on Sunday, November 13, 2011, at noon Central Time.
The University of Texas School of Law is pleased to announce members of the centennial class of Chancellors, the Law School’s most prestigious honor society. Since 1912, Chancellors has recognized the law students who have achieved the sixteen highest grade point averages in their class through their second year of school. The most recent Chancellors will be installed as part of a one hundredth anniversary celebration in March 2012, to which all of the nine hundred living Chancellors will be invited.
On Monday, November 14, 2011, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host a Human Rights Happy Hour featuring Professor Henry Steiner of Harvard University. Steiner will present a talk entitled “Muslims in Europe: Multiculturalism, Cultural Clash, Human Rights.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111) at the University of Texas School of Law.
The Massey Prize Symposium will bring nationally renowned experts on capital markets, securities markets, and economics to the University of Texas School of Law. The event is free and open to the public.
The University of Texas School of Law’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Career Services Office will present speaker Karen A. Lash, senior counsel for access to justice at the U.S. Department of Justice, on Monday, November 7, 2011, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111) at the Law School.
On Monday, October 31, 2011, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host a Human Rights Happy Hour. Professor John Ciorciari of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor will present a talk entitled “Archiving Memory after Mass Atrocities.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 3:30 p.m.–5:30pm, in the Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111) at the University of Texas School of Law.
In celebration of National Pro Bono Week (October 23–29), the UT Law Pro Bono Program is pleased to announce that second-year students Meredith Kincaid and Gwen Vindell have been selected to serve as Pro Bono Scholars for the 2011–2012 academic year.
In recognition of National Pro Bono Week (October 23–29), the UT Law Pro Bono Program celebrates the pro bono efforts of members of the Law School community. Recently the Pro Bono Program spoke with Brandi Weaver, director of Student Services in the Law School’s Student Affairs Office, about her work representing clients in divorce cases through Volunteer Legal Services.