The UT Law Communications Department provides marketing and public relations services for the UT Law School as directed by the Office of the Dean. We create the Law School's alumni magazine, publicize events and conferences, and help members of the media.
Please let us know as soon as possible about any conferences or events you are planning—especially those where there might be media interest due to high profile participants, a link to current events, or anything that is unusual or interesting.
Julien Devereux, Interim Assistant Dean for Communications, (512) 232-2442, firstname.lastname@example.org
Draft a press release to post on the homepage that includes information about the event (who, what, where, when, why). This should be submitted to the communications department about six weeks to a month before the event.
For ideas on what might be appropriate for a press release, feel free to talk with us and/or look at examples from the past. Current press releases can be found at http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/ and there are archived releases here: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/archive.html.
Send us graphics or photos that we can use to illustrate your event—we often use these as buttons on our homepage.
Ideas for generating an audience for your event include:
Add event to UT calendar: http://utdirect.utexas.edu/events/index.WBX. Click on the link that says, “Get Authorization to Add Events.”
Add to Law School calendar: http://www.utexas.edu/law/calendar/. Click on the “Add an Event” link located on the left-hand side of the page.
Submit to “On Campus Events” email list that is distributed to the UT community daily. This email contains information about events happening on campus the following day. To submit a news or event item, visit: http://www.utexas.edu/oncampus/submit/. Submissions must be received no later than noon two days prior to an event.
@Texas comes out every other Wednesday. Schedule: http://www.utexas.edu/opa/redesign/pubs/newsletter/schedule.html. The copy is due at least two days before it goes out to email@example.com.
The Austin Chronicle comes out every Thursday. Send the release along with any graphic attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Info is due the Monday before the Monday when the issue comes out.
The Austin American-Statesman submissions should be sent two weeks ahead of time to email@example.com. You can follow up at 512-912-2987. Also send an email for the event to appear in Best Bets (those events of the day that are highlighted): firstname.lastname@example.org
Austin Student (weekly): Editor: email@example.com. They want info at least two weeks before an event if not earlier. They can also list an event with a short description.
News Office: (512) 232-2206, firstname.lastname@example.org
Features Office: (512) 471-8616, email@example.com
Entertainment Office: (512) 232-2209, firstname.lastname@example.org
Austin Business Journal
To submit, visit http://www.austin.bizjournals.com/austin/bol_surveyand click on “Calendar.”
Note: They publish business-related events costing less than $50. Listings are free. To have an event listed, send a notice no less than 14 days before the date of the event. Include sponsoring organization, date, time, location (full street address), cost and contact information.
Community Online Calendars
KUT – www.kut.org
For listings on the KUT calendar, submit two weeks in advance on the website
Email event entries to email@example.com.
Include the following: Name of the event, Date and time of event, complete address of the event, Telephone number, Website (if available) for public information, A brief, one paragraph description, Specify who the event benefits (if applicable). Send entries at least 2 weeks in advance of the event, but no more than four weeks prior to the event. Please note that they will only list events that are open to the general public.
Texas Bar Journal
(512) 463-1463, Ext. 2010, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Alice Robbins