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“Is America Governable” conference to take place at the Law School, January 24–26, 2013

The Law School will host a conference, “Is America Governable?” on January 24–26, 2013. It will bring together a remarkable array of scholars across many disciplines, people with a variety of high-level political experience, and eminent journalists to discuss the apparent dysfunction of the U.S. government, and possible remedies for it.


National student loan expert Heather Jarvis to speak at Public Service Career Fair, February 1, 2013

National student loan expert Heather Jarvis will address public service professionals and students from UT Law and other Texas law schools in the Charles I. Francis Auditorium on February 1, 2013. This is her second consecutive year to present “Public Service Loan Forgiveness in Five Easy Steps” during the annual Public Service Career Fair, the largest public service legal job fair in Texas. This year she will also cover the details of President Obama’s new Pay As You Earn Repayment Plan, including how borrowers can determine whether they qualify.


Eighth Annual Oil, Gas, and Energy Law Symposium to be held January 17–18, 2013

The 2013 Texas Energy Law Symposium is the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law’s eighth annual symposium focusing on current energy topics and featuring presentations by prominent practitioners in the industry. Speakers are leading academics and practitioners in oil, gas, and energy law. The symposium will be held Thursday and Friday, January 17 and 18, at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center on the University of Texas at Austin campus (2110 San Jacinto, across from DKR Memorial Stadium).


Attorney General Ramsey Clark, left, with President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark to Speak at Law School November 12, 2012

Ramsey Clark, who served as attorney general under President Lyndon B. Johnson, will present a talk entitled “From Civil Rights to Human Rights” on Monday, November 12, 2012, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Law School’s Eidman Courtroom. Lunch will be served in the Jamail Pavilion at 1:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.


Law School hosts Austin module of St. Gallen MBL Program October 28–Nov. 2, 2012

The University of Texas School of Law is once again hosting the Information Technology Law and Energy Law module for the University of St. Gallen’s Executive Master of European and International Business Law MBL-HSG program from October 28 to November 2, 2012. Since 2001, the Law School has participated in this program, which holds a strong position in the landscape of executive law studies in Europe.


Fisher v. University of Texas: a discussion with Professors Forbath, Steiker, and Torres, October 24, 2012

Professors William E. Forbath, Jordan M. Steiker, and Gerald Torres will discuss oral arguments, the case, and the possible implications of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.


Human Rights Happy Hour: Professor Mala Htun to discuss “Politics of Inclusion: Women, Afrodescendants, and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America,” October 16, 2012

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will present the next lecture in its Human Rights Happy Hour Speaker Series on October 16, 2012. Professor Mala Htun of the University of New Mexico will present a talk entitled “Politics of Inclusion: Women, Afrodescendants, and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, October 16, from 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111) at the University of Texas School of Law. Light refreshments will be served.


Sister Helen Prejean to speak about the death penalty in the United States, October 11, 2012

Sister Helen Prejean, a member of the Congregation of Joseph and author of the book, Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States, will discuss the death penalty on October 11, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. in the Law School’s Eidman Courtroom. The event is free and open to the public.


Vanita Gupta, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union and director of the ACLU’s National Campaign to End Overincarceration.

CANCELLED: Vanita Gupta of the ACLU to speak on criminal justice reform and over-incarceration, October 30, 2012

On Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 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 significantTexascases.


Human Rights Happy Hour: James Gibson to discuss “Electing Judges: The Surprising Effects of Campaigning on Judicial Legitimacy,” September 25, 2012

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will present the first fall lecture in its Human Rights Happy Hour Speaker Series on September 25. Professor James Gibson of Washington University in St. Louis, will present a talk called “Electing Judges: The Surprising Effects of Campaigning on Judicial Legitimacy.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, September 25, from 3:45 p.m.–5:45 p.m., in the Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111) at the University of Texas School of Law.