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 Professor Jordan Steiker about his work representing clients in capital cases.
In recognition of National Pro Bono Week (October 23–29, 2011), 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 Jake Gilbreath, a 2009 UT Law graduate and an attorney at Piper & Turner PLLC, about his pro bono work in family law.
In recognition of National Pro Bono Week (October 23–29) and Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the UT Law Pro Bono Program has organized a special screening for the Law School community of the award-winning documentary film Crime After Crime.
In anticipation of National Pro Bono Week (October 23–29), the Pro Bono Program is pleased to announce that the application for the 2012 Pro Bono in January trip will be available on Monday, October 24. Pro Bono in January is an annual winter break trip that gives law students the opportunity to engage in meaningful pro bono work in low-income communities. This year, the Pro Bono Program will take forty to fifty students as well as several faculty members to the Texas Rio Grande Valley, Laredo, and El Paso during the second week of January.
“Housing + Transit: Connecting Affordable Homes to Transit-Oriented Development in the Austin Region,” a conference cosponsored by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, will take place on Friday, October 21, 2011. The conference will address strategies to link housing and transportation, ensuring equal access to both for people of all income levels.
Three students at the University of Texas School of Law have been selected to receive Baron & Budd Public Interest Scholarships for the 2011–2012 academic year. Students who receive the $4,500 scholarships commit to working three hundred pro bono hours during the school year with a nonprofit organization providing legal services to underserved individuals or communities.
On Monday, October 17, 2011, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host a Human Rights Happy Hour. Professor Tara Melish of the University at Buffalo Law School, SUNY, will present a talk entitled, “From Monuments to Ladders: Collapsing Social Rights Typologies into a More Usable, Enforcement-Oriented Schema.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m., in the Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111) at the University of Texas School of Law.
On Friday, November 11, 2011, the University of Texas School of Law will honor Robert E. Litan, the inaugural recipient of the $50,000 Massey Prize for Research in Law, Innovation, and Capital Markets. Litan will speak at the Massey Prize Symposium, along with other distinguished speakers who will evaluate his work and its impact.
The Law School’s Pro Bono Program and the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law will live-stream the White House’s “Champions of Change” event at the Law School on Thursday, October 13, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. CST in the Goodwin Conference Room, CCJ 1.312.
The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law is joining the LBJ School of Public Affairs to undertake a major study for the Texas Legislature on the use of contracts for deed in Texas colonias. The study will focus on title issues, variations of contracts for deed, and abuses during the sale of property in these communities. It will also examine wider issues of title irregularity as these emerge through informal land sales, subdivision, and intestate inheritance.