National student loan expert Heather Jarvis will address public service professionals and students from UT Law and other Texas law schools in the Francis Auditorium on January 27, 2012. She will be presenting “Public Service Loan Forgiveness in Five Easy Steps” during the annual Public Service Career Fair, the largest public service legal job fair in Texas.
Students and faculty members from the University of Texas at Austin will will fan out across the U.S.-Mexico border region during the second week in January to volunteer on a range of law-related projects, providing over 2,000 legal service hours for multiple organizations.
The Advanced Criminal Prosecution Seminar and U.S. Attorney Internship Program give students a rare opportunity to gain practical, real-world experience in the world of federal prosecution.
The University of Texas School of Law’s Supreme Court Clinic won a unanimous victory on January 11, 2012, in Pacific Operators Offshore, LLP v. Valladolid, a case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court by Clinic Codirector David C. Frederick, ’89. The Clinic was representing Luisa C. Valladolid, whose husband was killed in a forklift accident at a site owned by his employer, Pacific Operators Offshore LLP. At issue was whether she was entitled to state workers’ compensation benefits under California law or federal benefits under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.
The Society Program has been building community as the Law School and beyond since 2004.
U.S. District Judge Royal Furgeson Jr., ’67, has been appointed founding dean of the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law, which is scheduled to open in August of 2014. Furgeson is currently a judge at the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas. Furgeson will begin his deanship at the law school in April 2013, after he retires from the bench.
Oliver Luck, ’87, earned his JD while playing professional football with the Houston Oilers before going on to politics and a business career and finally returning to West Virginia to head its athletics department.
“Barriers and Innovations in Civil Rights Litigation Since 9/11: Practical and Theoretical Perspectives” will be held at the University of Texas School of Law on Friday, February 3, 2012. The conference will bring together leading scholars and advocates in civil rights, criminal justice, racial justice, immigration, and national security to discuss legal barriers to constitutional litigation in these arenas.
The Law School’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Career Services Office will present speaker Charles E. Di Leva, chief counsel at the World Bank, on Monday, February 6, 2012, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Sheffield Room at the Law School.
Allison Lerner, ’89, inspector general for the National Science Foundation, has found meaning in a legal career that’s taken her from Washington, D.C., to Antarctica and back.