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  1. 11:45am 2015-03-03T13:00-06:00
    Summer Clerkships: What to Know

    This is the first of a three-part series about succeeding in your summer clerkship.

    Niki Moore of 3L+ Law Prep, together with Brandt Leibe, Partner King & Spalding (Houston and DC); Angela Olivarez, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP (Houston); and Emily Harbison, Associate, Baker & McKenzie (Houston), will discuss how to excel in your summer clerkship. Learn about professionalism; and how to exceed employer expectations, seek work and manage assignments, balance priorities and deadlines in a professional manner, build successful relationships, and identify opportunities and avoid pitfalls in social events.

    Lunch provided by Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Please RSVP by Monday, March 2, on Symplicity by selecting the 'Events' tab.

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  1. 11:45am 2015-03-05T13:45-06:00
    Lives in the Law with Dale Ho

    Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, will speak at 11:45 a.m. in the Eidman Courtroom about voter suppression at the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. From 12:45-1:45 p.m., he’ll meet informally with students in the Jury Room to discuss his career path and answer questions.

    Ho supervises the ACLU's voting rights litigation nationwide. He has litigated cases under the federal Voting Rights Act and the National Voter Registration Act, including Shelby County v. Holder, and is a frequent television commentator on voting rights issues. Prior to joining the ACLU, he was Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

    Lunch will be served at 12:45 p.m. RSVP by Wednesday, March 4, on Symplicity by selecting the 'Events' tab.

    Individual Meetings with Dale Ho on March 5 - 20-minute slots available from 2:15-3:35 p.m. in the Career Services Interview Suite Interested students can meet directly with Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, following his Lives in the Law presentation.

    To sign up for a 20-minute time slot, please email your availability to Nicole Simmons at Preference will be given to students who attend either the 11:45 a.m. or 12:45 p.m. presentations. Hurry while spaces are still available!

    Presented by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, the Career Services Office, and the ACLU of Texas; cosponsored by the Chicano/Hispanic Law Students Association, Public Interest Law Association, Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights, and the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society.

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  1. 9:00am 2015-03-06T11:30-06:00
    Judicial Clerkship Workshop

    On Friday, March 6, five judges from around the country will be at Texas Law to speak with students about clerkships and the application process. Every student who already has a 2016-term clerkship or is applying for a 2016 clerkship is required to attend the panel and one of the break-out discussions; 1Ls are also encouraged to attend.

    The following judges will be participating in the Workshop: Judge Leslie Southwick, U.S. District Court for the Fifth Circuit (Jackson, MS); Judge Vince Chhabria, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (San Francisco, CA); Judge Lance Africk, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (New Orleans, LA); Judge Elaine Kaplan, U.S. Court of Federal Claims (Washington, DC); and Justice Jeff Brown, Supreme Court of Texas (Austin, TX).

    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 break-out discussions with the judges from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., please contact Katie Deetjen at

    Students may also RSVP by Wednesday, March 4, on Symplicity. Please note for the break-out sessions with judges in small groups, students will be assigned a session and given the room number upon arrival at the panel.

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  2. 1:00pm 2015-03-06T14:00-06:00
    Meet & Greet with Debo Adegbile - Wilmer

    Please join WilmerHale partner Debo Adegbile for a meet and greet luncheon. He will speak briefly on his career experiences throughout the public, private, and government sectors, followed by a casual discussion and opportunity to ask questions. Mr. Adegbile worked for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and as a senior counsel on the staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary prior to joining WilmerHale in New York. He was also previously nominated to serve as the U.S. Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division.

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  1. 11:45am 2015-03-10T12:45-05:00
    How To Succeed in Your Summer Clerkship

    Joe Noel, Reference Librarian and Lecturer with the Tarlton Law Library will talk about legal research strategies for summer clerkship assignments. He’ll discuss how to familiarize yourself with your firm's research environment, what questions to ask when you receive an assignment, and best practices for deciding where to start your research.

    Please RSVP by Monday, March 9, on Symplicity by selecting the 'Events' tab.

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  2. 9:00pm 2015-03-10T00:00-05:00
    1L Etiquette Dinner Sign Up

    Space is limited to the first 75 1Ls! 1L sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:00 p.m. on TUESDAY, MARCH 10, on Symplicity.

    Learn the finer points of business dining and protocol over a three-course seated dinner presented by Mary Crane ( Guests will receive a copy of her latest book, 100 Things You Need to Know: Business Etiquette: For Students and New Professionals. The dinner and book giveaway are generously sponsored by Locke Lord LLP, who will be hosting a cocktail reception for registered attendees prior to dinner from 6:15-7:00 p.m. All guests should be seated for dinner by 7:00 p.m. Dress is business casual.

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  1. 11:45am 2015-03-12T12:45-05:00
    Careers in International Law

    The State Bar of Texas International Law Section and the Career Services Office present an informal talk by lawyers who practice international law. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP on Symplicity by selecting the 'Events' tab.

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