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John Jackson, president of the Schott Foundation for Public Education

Law School to host conference on “Law and the Achievement Gap,’” April 5, 2013

On Friday, April 5, 2013, the Law School’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and the Texas Journal for Civil Liberties and Civil Rights will present an all-day conference entitled “The Role of Law in Closing the Educational Achievement Gap.”


Capital Punishment Center to host symposium on “Mass Incarceration and the Death Penalty,” March 22–23, 2013

On March 22–23, 2013, the Capital Punishment Center at the University of Texas School of Law will sponsor a symposium on “Mass Incarceration and the Death Penalty.” Presentations will explore the possible connections between two current and much-discussed criminal justice phenomena: the United States’s disproportionately high rate of incarceration and its status as the only Western democracy that retains the death penalty.


National experts Lucas Guttentag and Nina Perales to discuss recent developments in immigration law, March 28, 2013

A panel discussion entitled “Immigration Litigation Update and the Prospects for Comprehensive Immigration Reform” will be held at the Law School Thursday, March 28, from noon to 2:00 p.m. in the Francis Auditorium. Lunch will be provided. The event is free and open to students, the Law School community, and the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP to Rachel Sidopulos by 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 22, to register.


Mexican Senator Ninfa Salinas to lecture on “The Past, Present, and Future State of the Environmental and Energy Sectors in Mexico” on March 1, 2013

Senator Ninfa Salinas of Mexico will give a talk entitled “The Past, Present, and Future State of the Environmental and Energy Sectors in Mexico” on March 1, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. in JON 5.207 at the Law School. The talk is part of the Distinguished Lecture Series presented by the Law School’s Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law. Lunch will be provided.


Lives in the Law: Vanita Gupta of the ACLU to speak on criminal justice reform and over-incarceration March 19, 2013

On Tuesday, March 19, 2013, the University of Texas School of Law’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Career Services Office will present speaker Vanita Gupta, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union and director of the ACLU’s National Campaign to End Overincarceration. Gupta has been involved in several significant Texas cases.


Judge Edward Prado, '72, looks for volunteer jurors for the "Gold E. Locks" Mock Trial during a past Explore UT.

Law School hosts events for children and teens as part of Explore UT, Saturday, March 2, 2013

On Saturday, March 2, 2013, 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.


Texas Law Review to hold annual symposium, “Constitutional Foundations,” February 15–16, 2013

The Texas Law Review will hold its annual symposium, on “Constitutional Foundations,” will take place at the University of Texas School of Law on February 15–16, 2013. The Texas Law Review has partnered with Professors Alexander Tsesis, of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and Sanford Levinson, of the University of Texas School of Law, to host a symposium that will bring together several of the most renowned constitutional scholars to debate the interpretation of U.S. constitutional law.


Marie-Therese Connolly, MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellow and advocate for the elderly, G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence, February 18–21, 2013

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law will present Marie-Therese Connolly as the Law School’s second G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence, February 18-21, 2013. Connolly, who recently received a MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellowship for her work to prevent elderly abuse, is a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and is formerly the director of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Elder Justice and Nursing Home Initiative. During her time at the Law School, Connolly will make two presentations that are free and open to the public.


Rapoport Center to host ninth annual conference, “Impunity, Justice, and the Human Rights Agenda,” February 7–8, 2013

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas School of Law is pleased to announce its ninth annual conference, “Impunity, Justice, and the Human Rights Agenda,” to take place February 7–8, 2013. This year’s conference will bring together scholars, human rights advocates, and policy makers from around the world to assess critically the human rights movement’s focus on anti-impunity.


Lives in the Law: Pamelya Herndon, ’78, executive director of the Southwest Women’s Law Center, to speak on her work advocating for the rights of women and girls February 5, 2013

On Tuesday, February 5, 2013, the University of Texas School of Law’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, Center for Women in Law, and Career Services Office will present speaker Pamelya P. Herndon, executive director of the Southwest Women’s Law Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.