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Date:
October 1, 2013
Start:
11:30am
End:
1:30pm
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Location:
TNH 2.111 (Sheffield Room)
Event type:
Lunch
For more info:
RSVP by 9/26 to Melissa at mgalusky@law.utexas.edu or (512) 232-1911
On the web:
http://www.utexas.edu/law/centers/cwil/events/ut-law-alumnae-scotus/
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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.

Specific audiences:
  • UT Law students
  • Prospective students
  • UT Law alumni
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • General public
Sponsored by:
  • Center for Women in Law

If you need an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the sponsor listed above or the UT Law Special Events Office at specialevents@law.utexas.edu no later than seven business days prior to the event.