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  1. 9:00am 2014-02-03T17:00-06:00
    Law Week Blood Drive

    Blood Drive in the Atrium

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  2. 11:45am 2014-02-03T13:00-06:00
    Law Week: Meet and Greet with the Deans

    Kick off Law Week by grabbing some snacks and visiting with the Law School deans, sharing your concerns and ideas, and hearing what's going on a the Law School.

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  3. 3:45pm 2014-02-03T17:45-06:00
    Approaches to Counter-terrorism

    Please join us for the inaugural event in the Rapoport Center’s 2014 Colloquium on Comparing European and North American Approaches to Human Rights, organized in collaboration with the Center for European Studies and funded in part by a grant from the European Union. The first event, co-sponsored by the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, will focus on “Approaches to Counter-terrorism.” Light refreshments will be served.

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  4. 4:00pm 2014-02-03T18:00-06:00
    Memorial Service for John Sutton

    UT Law will celebrate the life of John Sutton, our former dean and a long time colleague. Friends and colleagues are welcome to join the UT Law family in this event. A cocktail reception will take place from 4:00-4:30 p.m. Remarks will then be given on Sutton's life and impact on UT Law from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m, with a reception to follow.

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  5. 9:00pm 2014-02-03T00:00-06:00
    1L Etiquette Dinner Sign Up

    1L sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:00 p.m. this evening on UT Law Symplicity. Space is limited! Learn the finer points of business dining and protocol over a three-course seated dinner presented by Mary Crane. This free 1L Etiquette Dinner is generously sponsored by Locke Lord who will be hosting a cocktail reception prior to dinner from 6:15-7:00 p.m. for the 1Ls attending. All guests should be seated for dinner promptly by 7:00 p.m. Dress is business casual.

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  1. 11:45am 2014-02-04T12:45-06:00
    Wellness and Health in legal profession

    This program will feature a speaker from the Dave Nee Foundation, the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program, and a representative from the Counseling and Mental Health Center. Lunch and conversation about health and wellness in the legal profession.

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  2. CANCELED 2014-02-04T13:00-06:00
    Judicial Clerkships: Preparing On-Plan

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. If in doubt, verify with the web-based events calendar.


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  3. 11:45am 2014-02-04T12:45-06:00
    Arts Clinic Planning

    Members of Law Students for the Arts will meet to kick-off the spring semester. We will begin planning our annual Arts Clinic, distribute T-shirts, and discuss leadership positions available for next year.

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  4. CANCELED 2014-02-04T13:00-06:00
    Energy Issues in Latin America

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. If in doubt, verify with the web-based events calendar.

    Andres Jana, a partner at the law firm Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana, will discuss energy issues in Latin America.

    Lunch will be provided.

    Please RSVP to Gena Dawson at or 512-475-9328.

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  5. 6:00pm 2014-02-04T00:00-06:00
    Washington DC Alumni Reception

    WASHINGTON, D.C. ALUMNI RECEPTION Tuesday, February 4 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Baker Botts L.L.P. The Warner 1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20004-2400

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  6. 7:00pm 2014-02-04T21:00-06:00
    PILA Potluck

    Join the Public Interest Law Association Tuesday, February 4th at 7:00PM for our monthly Potluck. We will hear from professors and practitioners about their public interest career paths as well as from representatives from other public interest student organizations.

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

    This month we'll be focusing on the government side of public interest work, and our guests will include: Amanda Arriaga, Chief Administrative Officer at the Department of Public Safety; Susan Nold, General Counsel to Senator Kirk Watson; Kasey Feldman-Thomason, General Counsel for the Public Utility Commission; and Shannon Edmonds, Director of Governmental Relations for the Texas District and County Attorneys Association.

    PILA will provide the main meal and drinks. Please bring an additional side dish or dessert to share.

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

    Location: 1701 Maple Ave, Austin, TX 78702

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  1. 10:30am 2014-02-05T11:30-06:00
    Texas Office of the Attorney General

    Mark Levy, '01 and Kayna Stavast-Piper will discuss fall internship opportunities available in the Texas Office of the Attorney General - Antitrust Division, which may qualify for academic credit. Please bring your lunch and the CSO will provide drinks. RSVP by Tuesday, February 4, on UT Law Symplicity by selecting the 'Events' tab.

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  2. 12:00pm 2014-02-05T13:00-06:00
    Lunch: Taking Rites Seriously

    Join the Texas Federalist Society in hearing from scholar Francis Beckwith. Professor Beckwith will discuss the manner in which some courts and legal scholars misconstrue religion and its role in society and law. Professor Beckwith, a philosopher and Resident Scholar at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University, regularly teaches in the areas of politics, jurisprudence, religion, and applied ethics.

    Texas Federalist Society Francis Beckwith: Taking Rights Seriously Wednesday, February 5th | Noon Room 3.142 | Free lunch will be provided

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  3. 5:15pm 2014-02-05T18:45-06:00
    TMLS Meeting

    General body meeting for the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society.

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  4. 6:30pm 2014-02-05T00:00-06:00
    New York Alumni Reception

    NEW YORK ALUMNI RECEPTION Wednesday, February 5 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Cravath, Swain & Moore LLP Worldwide Plaza 825 Eighth Avenue New York, New York 10019-7475

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  1. 11:30am 2014-02-06T13:00-06:00
    Faculty Colloquium - Lawrence Solum

    Note: This event’s full details are restricted to UT Law faculty and staff members only.

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  2. 11:45am 2014-02-06T13:00-06:00
    Professional Development Institute

    The UT Law Professional Development Institute: Prepared For Practice will be taught by industry experts and practicing attorneys, covering facets of new attorney professionalism most sought after by legal employers. It is promoted widely to employers, many of whom contributed to the content of this program. This program is open to all UT Law J.D. students. Lunch will be served.

    Law Firm Track will be held on Thursdays, January 23-February 27, 2014 from 11:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m. in the Francis Auditorium.

    Public Service Track will be on Saturday, February 1, from 9:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m. in the Eidman Courtroom / Jamail Pavilion.

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  3. 12:00pm 2014-02-06T13:00-06:00
    FedSoc Membership Meeting

    Join the Texas Federalist Society this Thursday for a membership meeting and lunch from Fricano's. We'll be discussing the perks of membership and the National Symposium which is being held in Florida this year.

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  1. All day
    Judicial Clerkship Workshop

    UT Law is hosting federal and state court judges to talk to UT Law students about clerking. Every student who is applying for a judicial clerkship is required to attend at least one of the small group discussions; 1Ls are also encouraged to attend.

    The following judges will be participating in the Workshop: Judge James E. Graves, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas; Judge Gregg Costa, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas; Justice Jeff Boyd, Supreme Court of Texas; and Justice Brett Busby, Texas 14th Court of Appeals.

    For a complete agenda, which includes the panel “Creating Your Strongest Clerkship Application,” from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the Eidman Courtroom followed by small group discussions with the judges from 10:30-11:30 a.m., please visit the Judicial Clerkship Workshop webpage.

    Please RSVP to the panel and small group discussions by Thursday, February 6, on UT Law Symplicity by selecting the 'Events' tab.

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  2. 11:30am 2014-02-07T13:00-06:00
    Faculty Colloquium

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  3. 1:00pm 2014-02-07T14:30-06:00
    Prof. Yankah Discusses Trayvon Martin

    American Constitutional Society (UT Chapter) in conjunction with the UT Law Civil Rights Clinic will be hosting an event on Friday February 7th at 1:00p.m to discuss the reality that in the United States specifically in the Trayvon Martin case, race and laws are inextricably intertwined. We will be discussing the role of race in the murder,trial and national discussion about the case. Speaking on the issue is Professor Yankah of Cardozo School of Law, he is a Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure and is featured in op-ed pieces in the New York Times and HuffingtonPost discussing some of these issues.

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  4. 4:30pm 2014-02-07T18:00-06:00
    Chancellors Installation

    Installation of the 2014 Chancellors

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