The Society Program has been building community as the Law School and beyond since 2004.
The University of Texas School of Law’s Supreme Court Clinic won a unanimous victory on January 11, 2012, in Pacific Operators Offshore, LLP v. Valladolid, a case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court by Clinic Codirector David C. Frederick, ’89. The Clinic was representing Luisa C. Valladolid, whose husband was killed in a forklift accident at a site owned by his employer, Pacific Operators Offshore LLP. At issue was whether she was entitled to state workers’ compensation benefits under California law or federal benefits under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.
The Advanced Criminal Prosecution Seminar and U.S. Attorney Internship Program give students a rare opportunity to gain practical, real-world experience in the world of federal prosecution.
Students and faculty members from the University of Texas at Austin will will fan out across the U.S.-Mexico border region during the second week in January to volunteer on a range of law-related projects, providing over 2,000 legal service hours for multiple organizations.
National student loan expert Heather Jarvis will address public service professionals and students from UT Law and other Texas law schools in the Francis Auditorium on January 27, 2012. She will be presenting “Public Service Loan Forgiveness in Five Easy Steps” during the annual Public Service Career Fair, the largest public service legal job fair in Texas.