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.
Joining the American Bar Association’s weeklong National Pro Bono Celebration, the UT Law Pro Bono Program will host two related events highlighting the importance of pro bono work in the legal profession—a book talk by Ian Graham, author of Unbillable Hours: A True Story, and a screening of the film Mario’s Story.
“Race, Place, and Fair Housing in Texas: A Statewide Conference” will be held at the University of Texas School of Law on October 15, 2010. The conference will bring together top national experts and leading local practitioners to discuss how recent legal developments affect Texas cities’ obligations to create inclusive housing opportunities for persons of color.
On Monday, September 27, 2010, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host Professor Daniel Brinks, associate professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin, and Varun Gauri, a World Bank senior economist, at the first Human Rights Happy Hour of the Fall 2010 semester. Brinks and Gauri will co-present a lecture entitled “Assessing the Distributive Impact of Social and Economic Rights in Litigation: More Litigation = More Inequality?”
Actors from Spirit of Shakespeare, a University of Texas student organization, will perform scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream as part of a panel discussion titled “According to our Law: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, in the Eidman Courtroom at the University of Texas School of Law from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.