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  1. 11:30am 2013-10-01T13:30-05:00
    UT Law Alumnae @ SCOTUS

    Come hear what it's like to argue and win a case in front of the Supreme Court of the United States from two of UT Law’s own: Jane Webre, '89, counsel of record in Gunn v. Minton, and Cindy Connolly, '96, co-counsel. Jane and Cindy will discuss their experiences of taking a case from state jurisdiction to the national stage, including the pressures and highlights associated with arguing and ultimately winning a case heard by SCOTUS.

    Jane and Cindy brought Gunn v. Minton to the Supreme Court of the United States requesting that a decision by the Supreme Court of Texas be reversed. The state court held that a group of legal malpractice claims, involving an underlying patent matter, fell exclusively within federal jurisdiction. Jane and Cindy were successful, and the Supreme Court of the United States decided that the claims would go forward in state court. Read the full SCOTUS opinion here.

    Full event information: https://www.utexas.edu/law/calendar/2013/10/01/17393/

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  1. 4:00pm 2013-10-03T17:00-05:00
    ELS Presents: Pro Tips for Lawyers

    The Environmental Law Society presents: Pro Tips for New Associates & Ethical Considerations for All Attorneys & Future Lawyers

    Please note NEW LOCATION for Happy Hour at Double Dave's!

    Speakers: Tim Wilkins, Vic Ramirez, Katie Bennett, and Martha Landwehr

    Tim Wilkins, head of Bracewell & Giuliani’s firm-wide Environmental and Natural Resources practice group, and Vic Ramirez, associate general counsel at the Lower Colorado River Authority, will speak on ethics issues, which may include: professionalism, communications with clients/opposing counsel, confidentiality of information, candor towards the tribunal, and revolving door issues. Katie Bennett, associate at Katten Muchen Rosenman LLP, and Martha Landwehr, general counsel for the Texas Chemical Council, will give practice pointers to new and future attorneys, including tips for communicating with partners and clients, preparing useful work product, navigating law firm/government politics, and interfacing with staff and co-counsel. This is a great opportunity for students to meet environmental lawyers in the Austin area!

    Time and Date: Thursday, October 3, at 4:00–5:00 pm followed by Happy Hour at Double Dave's (3000 Duval).

    Location: Sheffield Room, TNH 2.111

    CLE: 1 hour participatory and 0.5 hour ethics applied for Happy Hour following the meeting at Double Dave's (3000 Duval).

    Cost: FREE for all, including sponsored happy hour

    RSVP to Phillip Goodwin Phillip.goodwin@tceq.texas.gov by September 30, 2013

    For more information call: Phillip Goodwin (512) 239-0675

    Full event information: https://www.utexas.edu/law/calendar/2013/10/03/17350/

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  1. 3:30pm 2013-10-07T17:30-05:00
    Human Rights Happy Hour: Pablo Larrañaga

    Please join us for a talk featuring Pablo de Larrañaga Monjaraz, Professor of Constitutional Law and Regulation at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), entitled “A Regulationist Perspective to Human Rights: Blueprint of an Inquiry.” Zachary Elkins, Associate Professor of Government at UT, will serve as discussant. The talk is co-sponsored by LLILAS BENSON and the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Latin American Law. Light refreshments will be served.

    Full event information: https://www.utexas.edu/law/calendar/2013/10/07/17077/

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  1. 7:00pm 2013-10-08T21:00-05:00
    PILA Potluck

    Join us Tuesday, October 8th at 7:00PM for PILA’s first Potluck of the semester. We will hear from representatives from other public interest student organizations, the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, and the Pro Bono Program. We will also have a panel of recent UT Law grads who have turned their passion for helping people into successful legal careers.

    There is no better way to get plugged in to the public interest community than to attend PILA Potlucks!

    PILA will provide the main meal and drinks, but feel free to bring additional side dishes or desserts.

    Need a ride? We are setting up a carpool for those of you who don’t have transportation from and back to campus. Contact sarahpbryant@gmail.com to get your name on the carpool list.

    Location: 1175 Graham, Austin, Texas 78702.

    Note on parking: My neighbors will thank you if you can park your car on Walnut Avenue (beside the Baptist church or behind the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex). My house is the fourth one on the right on Graham Street.

    Full event information: https://www.utexas.edu/law/calendar/2013/10/08/17509/

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  1. 11:45am 2013-10-10T12:45-05:00
    Where Have All the Judges Gone?

    Today, there are over 90 vacancies in the federal judiciary--some of which have been open for years, stalled by partisan battles in Congress. Join the American Constitution Society for a discussion on the impact of these vacancies on the rule of law, and what the legal community can do to remedy the problem. Free lunch provided.

    Full event information: https://www.utexas.edu/law/calendar/2013/10/10/17556/

  2. 5:30pm 2013-10-10T19:00-05:00
    San Antonio Alumni Reception

    The Alumni Association is having a reception for all San Antonio area alumni on October 10 at Club Giraud, 707 North Saint Mary's Street.

    Full event information: https://www.utexas.edu/law/calendar/2013/10/10/16886/

  3. 9:00pm 2013-10-10T01:00-05:00
    Pumpkins and Poker

    Join us for the 10th Annual Pumpkins and Poker fundraiser, this year being held at Buffalo Billiards! Doors will open at 8 with footloose and fancy-free gambling at 9--we hope to see you there!

    Tickets will be on sale Oct 3 to 10 in the Atrium.

    So far we have door prizes from: Austin Java, Amy's Ice Cream, Magnolia Cafe, Abel's on the Lake, P.Terry's, Antonelli's, Austin's Pizza, Ruby's BBQ, and Vulcan Video. We also have gift certificates worth $500 off your Barbri or Themis bar review course, and 3 ipod nanos!

    Full event information: https://www.utexas.edu/law/calendar/2013/10/10/17243/

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