“Lynching and the Death Penalty” will be held at the University of Texas School of Law on Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, 2012 in the Eidman Courtroom. The symposium will bring together leading scholars and advocates to explore the historical link between lynching and the death penalty, their similarities and differences, and the enduring role of lynching and race discrimination in contemporary capital litigation.
Chicano/Hispanic Law Students’ Association to host Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas’s Law Student Conference, March 2–3, 2012
The Chicano/Hispanic Law Students’ Association is hosting the annual Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas’s Law Student Conference on March 2 and 3, 2012, at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. During this event, law students and attorneys from across Texas will attend programming and discussions on professional development and issues affecting Hispanic communities in Texas.
Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights symposium on “Achieving Equal Access to Fair Credit,” March 22, 2012
The Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights will hold its 2012 symposium, “Achieving Equal Access to Fair Credit: The Civil Rights Implications of Consumer Lending Practices and How Recent Developments May Change the Industry,” on March 22, 2012.
Law School team wins national championship at Conrad B. Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition
Students from the University of Texas School of Law’s interscholastic team won first place in the twentieth annual Conrad B. Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, held at St. John’s University in Queens, New York, March 9–12, 2012. Third-year students Brian Cumings and Eric Werlinger won first place at the competition, surviving a field of fifty-four teams. Two other members of the team representing UT Law, third-year students Gabriel Markoff and Zachary Popovich, advanced to the final day of the competition and ultimately placed as finalists.
Celebration and colloquium on UT-Austin Government Professor Gary Jacobsohn’s book, Constitutional Identity, March 23, 2012
Gary Jacobsohn, Malcolm Macdonald Professor in Constitutional and Comparative Law in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin, will take part in a colloquium and celebration of his recently published book, Constitutional Identity, on Friday, March 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Sheffield Room at the Law School.
On Thursday, March 29, 2012, the University of Texas School of Law will host a conversation on prosecutorial error and oversight. The event is part of the U.S.-wide tour, “Prosecutorial Oversight: A National Dialogue in the Wake of Connick v. Thompson,” and will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Francis Auditorium (TNH 2.114).
The University of Texas School of Law will host a symposium entitled “Countermajoritarianism and the Courts” on March 30–31, 2012. The symposium will be the first systematic reexamination in years of the extent to which the United States Supreme Court can meaningfully be described as a “countermajoritarian institution” in American political life.
Texas Law Fellowships has announced the recipients of the 2012 Excellence in Public Interest Awards. They are: Ian Spechler, ‘07, founder of the Legal Representation for Dually Managed Youth Project; David Gonzalez, founding partner of a sliding-scale criminal defense firm in Austin; UT Law Clinical Professors Bill Allison and Patricia Cummings of the Criminal Defense Clinic, who are being recognized for their work on the Michael Morton case; and Jordan Pollock, a third-year UT Law student.
Law School team to compete at Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria
The Law School’s Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law will send a team of students to compete in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition in Vienna, Austria, from March 30 to April 5, 2012.
The Law School will host a screening of Hot Coffee, a Sundance documentary film about the McDonald’s hot coffee case, Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants, and its aftermath, on Thursday, April 12, 2012.