The annual symposium, hosted by the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at the UT School of Law, is a showcase for student presentations as well as a professional presentation on topics relevant to the field of dispute resolution. The student presentations culminate the requirements for completing the graduate portfolio program; a focused curriculum of theory, skills, and research on dispute resolution. This year, nine graduate and law students will be presenting their research.
On March 22–23, 2013, the Capital Punishment Center at the University of Texas School of Law will sponsor a symposium on “Mass Incarceration and the Death Penalty.” Presentations will explore the possible connections between two current and much-discussed criminal justice phenomena: the United States’s disproportionately high rate of incarceration and its status as the only Western democracy that retains the death penalty.
The Texas Law Review will hold its annual symposium, on “Constitutional Foundations,” will take place at the University of Texas School of Law on February 15–16, 2013. The Texas Law Review has partnered with Professors Alexander Tsesis, of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and Sanford Levinson, of the University of Texas School of Law, to host a symposium that will bring together several of the most renowned constitutional scholars to debate the interpretation of U.S. constitutional law.
The 2013 Texas Energy Law Symposium is the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law’s eighth annual symposium focusing on current energy topics and featuring presentations by prominent practitioners in the industry. Speakers are leading academics and practitioners in oil, gas, and energy law. The symposium will be held Thursday and Friday, January 17 and 18, at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center on the University of Texas at Austin campus (2110 San Jacinto, across from DKR Memorial Stadium).
The Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law’s fourth annual symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on September 7, 2012, in the Eidman Courtroom at the University of Texas School of Law. This year’s topic is “The Dark Side of Entertainment and Sports Law.”
The University of Texas School of Law will host a symposium entitled “Countermajoritarianism and the Courts” on March 30–31, 2012. The symposium will be the first systematic reexamination in years of the extent to which the United States Supreme Court can meaningfully be described as a “countermajoritarian institution” in American political life.
The Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights will hold its 2012 symposium, “Achieving Equal Access to Fair Credit: The Civil Rights Implications of Consumer Lending Practices and How Recent Developments May Change the Industry,” on March 22, 2012.
“Lynching and the Death Penalty” will be held at the University of Texas School of Law on Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, 2012 in the Eidman Courtroom. The symposium will bring together leading scholars and advocates to explore the historical link between lynching and the death penalty, their similarities and differences, and the enduring role of lynching and race discrimination in contemporary capital litigation.
Former University of Virginia president and current professor of law emeritus Robert O’Neil, an authority on the First Amendment, will discuss his observations of developments in the field of conflict resolution at the Eleventh Annual Spring Symposium on Dispute Resolution on Friday, April 29, 2011, at the University of Texas School of Law.
The University of Texas School of Law’s Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law (TRESL) will sponsor its second annual symposium, “The Role of Agents in Entertainment & Sports,” on Thursday, March 24, 2011.