Upcoming Lecture Events

  1. An event for new students exploring lawyering for social change, including an inspiring keynote, a student/alumni panel, and opportunities to connect with like-minded students, faculty, staff and attorneys.

Previous Lecture Events

  1. Address by Michael Allen, G. Rollie White Scholar in Residence
  2. Peter Blanck, chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, discusses the American Bar Association's nationwide longitudinal study of biases encountered by disabled and LGBT+ lawyers in the legal profession
  3. Leveraging Local Policymaking to Protect Texas Immigrants
  4. Public Service Loan Forgiveness in Five Easy Steps
  5. Advocating for Children in the Texas Foster Care System: Substantive Due Process and the Right to Healthy Childhood Development
  6. A Talk by Stephen Bright, Former Director, Southern Center for Human Rights
  7. John Dacey, Arizona attorney and founder of Abolish Private Prisons
  8. Toti, lead counsel in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt speaks on “Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt: A Victory for Women, Science & the Rule of Law”
  9. G. Rollie White Scholar in Residence Janelle Orsi, Executive Director & Co-Founder of the Sustainable Economies Law Center, will discuss the rapidly changing state of the sharing economy as well as ways in which the sharing economy could be, and in some cases is already, a truly transformative force for social and environmental justice.
  10. Public Service Loan Forgiveness in Five Easy Steps
  11. "Beyond Bathroom Backlash: The Battle for Transgender Equality"
  12. Stevenson, a dynamic speaker and renowned lawyer, has represented capital defendants and prisoners for more than 30 years. He is a faculty member at NYU School of Law and the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Alabama.
  13. Immigration attorney Rachel Tiven will speak on “Personal Pride and Overcoming Prejudice: What Can the LGBT and Immigrant Rights Movements Teach Each Other?”
  14. Christy E. Lopez, deputy chief, Special Litigation Section, Civil Rights Division, Justice Department, on “Policing the Police: The Federal Government’s Role in Reforming Police Practices.”
  15. Civil rights attorney Michael Allen will speak on "Dismantling Segregation: Increasing Opportunity Through Fair Housing."
  16. Battling for Immigrants' Rights: Litigation, Advocacy, and Government Service
  17. Dale Ho on voter suppression at the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and his life in the law.
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    Julia Gordon speaks on stabilizing the housing market and shaping the future of housing finance and her life in the law.
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    Author of "Law of the Jungle" speaks on environmental litigation against Chevron.
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    Town of Greece involves legal limits on public prayer in government meetings. Laycock argued before the US Supreme Court on behalf of Galloway last fall.
  23. Civil rights attorney Vincent Warren will speak about CCR's New York City stop-and-frisk case.
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  25. Guillory and Garrigan will discuss their class action accusing the City of Tenaha and Shelby County of illegally seizing money and property from black and Latino motorists passing through the town.
  26. Gupta will speak about criminal justice reform and the fight to end over-incarceration.
  27. "How Change Happens: The Fight for Elder Justice in the U.S."
  28. Herndon will speak about her work using legal advocacy, research, and collaboration to improve opportunities for girls and women.
  29. A talk by former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark
  30. Author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States
  31. Robert Moossy, acting section chief, Criminal Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, addresses federal initiatives, national policy, and best practices to end human trafficking.
  32. Di Leva will speak about international environmental law, the role of a lawyer at the World Bank, and his work on sustainable development and climate change.
  33. Lash will speak about the Obama Administration’s Access to Justice Initiative and her work at the federal level to close the justice gap.
  34. Kathryn S. Fuller, ’76, Chair of the Ford Foundation, Former President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund, Visits Texas Law as the Inaugural G. Rollie White Public Service Scholar-in-Residence, March 8-10