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Assault & Flattery presents: Callback to the Future, March 1–4, 2012

Assault & Flattery presents Callback to the Future, a law school themed parody written, directed, and performed entirely by UT Law students.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Policy William Lietzau to discuss “The Law and Policy of Military Detention,” February 23, 2012

William Lietzau, deputy assistant secretary for detainee policy and rule of law affairs at the U.S. Department of Defense, will be at the Law School on Thursday, February 24, 2012, to discuss the latest developments associated with the law and policy of detention.

Rapoport Center to host eighth annual conference on property rights and the human rights agenda, March 1–2, 2012

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas School of Law is pleased to announce its eighth annual conference, “Property Rights and the Human Rights Agenda,” to take place March 1–2, 2012. This multidisciplinary and comparative conference will explore the ambivalent relationship between human rights and property and the extent to which the right to property might advance a human rights agenda.

Barbara Bintliff, director of the Tarlton Law Library and Jamail Center for Legal Research and Joseph C. Hutcheson Professor in Law

Professor Barbara Bintliff to participate as legal information expert at Congressional conference

Barbara Bintliff, Joseph C. Hutcheson Professor in Law, at the University of Texas School of Law, will participate as a legal information expert at a conference for secretaries general from regional, national, and sub-national parliaments from around the world, “Achieving Greater Transparency in Legislatures through the Use of Open Document Standards.” The conference, sponsored by the United Nations, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, and the U.S. House of Representatives, will be in Washington, D.C. on February 27–29, 2012, at the U.S. Congress.

Robert M. Chesney, Charles I. Francis Professor in Law

Professor Robert Chesney to deliver Solf-Warren Lecture at Army JAG School, Februrary 27, 2012

On February 27, 2012, Robert Chesney, Charles I. Francis Professor in Law at the University of Texas School of Law, will deliver the Fifth Annual Waldemar A. Solf and Marc L. Warren Chair Lecture in International and Operational Law at the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Judge Edward Prado, '72, and costumed Law School students with schoolchildren who watched a mock trial of "Gold E. Locks" during the 2010 Explore UT.

Law School to host events for children and teens as part of Explore UT, Saturday, March 3, 2012

On Saturday, March 3, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the University of Texas at Austin will host “the biggest open house in Texas”—Explore UT. This annual event is a hands-on introduction to the University to schoolchildren from kindergarten through high school through a variety of events, performances, lectures, exhibits, and other activities. As in past years, the Law School will host several events.

UT Law wins regional championship at ABA’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition

UT law students, competing among thirty-two teams in the American Bar Association’s annual National Appellate Advocacy Competition, won a regional championship, paving the way to vie for a national title in Chicago in April. The ABA’s moot court competition is the biggest in the nation, involving nearly two hundred teams from law schools across the nation. The Law School’s team will be one of twenty-four teams advancing.

Professor John Robertson, Vinson and Elkins Chair

John Robertson’s essays on caregiving in cancer discussed in The New Republic

John A. Robertson, Vinson & Elkins Chair at the School of Law, contributed two essays to a collection on caregiving in cancer entitled, Malignant: Medical Ethicists Confront Cancer. The book was favorably reviewed in a recent issue of The New Republic.

Senator Rodney Ellis, '79,  with the leaders of the Hargrave Society at a Community Fellow event in Fall 2011. From left to right are Mentor Jeffrey Soffer, Society Coordinator Meredith Elkins, Senator Ellis, Interim Dean Stefanie Lindquist, Legislative Director and Legal Counsel to Senator Ellis Tina Tran,  and Mentor Andrew Tran.

Law Students meet with State Senator Rodney Ellis, ’79, at the State Capitol

On Wednesday, February 22, 2012, students from the Law School’s Hargrave Society met with Senator Rodney Ellis, ’79, in the Betty King Committee Room at the State Capitol. Ellis serves as the Community Fellow for the Hargrave Society, which is one of the eight societies in the Law School’s Society Program.

Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Ray Bonner to discuss recent book, Anatomy of Injustice, March 5, 2012

Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Ray Bonner will discuss his recent book, Anatomy of Injustice, at the University of Texas School of Law on March 5, 2012, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in TNH 3.142. Bonner’s book recounts the efforts of Diana Holt, ’94, who represented a young mentally disabled man, Edward Lee Elmore, who had been convicted of murdering an elderly woman in Greenwood, South Carolina, in 1982.