The University of Texas School of Law’s Dean Lawrence Sager and Professor Alan Rau will speak at the third St. Gallen International Dispute Resolution Conference in St. Gallen, Switzerland, on October 14–15, 2010.
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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.
Two recent Law School graduates working for the Equal Justice Center in Austin were able to repatriate six Russian guest workers who had been evicted from their residences and fired from their jobs after asking for higher pay after their wages were cut to below the minimum wage.
“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.
Three students at the University of Texas School of Law have been selected to receive Baron & Budd Public Interest Scholarships for the 2010–2011 academic year.
The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild has named Barbara Hines, director of the Immigration Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law, the 2010 recipient of its Carol Weiss King Award for excellence in the pursuit of social justice through organizing, litigating, and teaching.
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.
Professor Dan Rodriguez, Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law, has written an article on the legal and political struggle over same-sex marriage rights in the Sept. 19, 2010, edition of the Austin American-Statesman.
Five students have been selected to serve as Public Service Scholars for 2010–2011 with the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law at the University of Texas School of Law.