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.
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.
Robert Moossy, acting section chief of the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, will speak about human trafficking on Thursday, September 27, from noon–1:00 p.m. in the Law School’s Eidman Courtroom. He will address federal initiatives, national policy, and best practices to end human trafficking. The event is free and open to the public.
Shakespeare and the Law: Scenes and a panel on legal issues in The Merchant of Venice, September 28, 2012
Actors from Spirit of Shakespeare, a University of Texas student organization, will perform scenes from The Merchant of Venice as part of a panel discussion titled “Is that the Law?: Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice,” on Friday, September 28, 2012, in the Eidman Courtroom at the University of Texas School of Law from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas School of Law.
Professor Sanford Levinson, W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood Jr. Centennial Chair in Law, has organized a conference in conjunction with the American Society of Political and Legal Philosophy (ASPLP), “Whither American Conservatism.” The conference will take place at the Law School on Friday, September 14, and Saturday, September 15.
Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law to hold symposium on “The Dark Side of Entertainment and Sports Law,” September 7, 2012
The Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law’s fourth annual symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on September 7, 2012, in the Eidman Courtroom at the University of Texas School of Law. This year’s topic is “The Dark Side of Entertainment and Sports Law.”
The Honorable John F. Kerry, United States Senator from Massachusetts, will present a talk entitled “The Rule of Law in World Affairs.” Senator Kerry will discuss promoting the rule of law in the Middle East at a time of transition, Iran and the utility of multilateral sanctions, and the role of treaties (New START and [...]
The law school’s Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law will cosponsor a conference in Beijing, China on August 21, 2012, with Peking University Law School. The topic is “Oil and Gas Development Off-shore: Comparative Legal Approaches to Preventing Spills and Addressing Liability.” Professors John Dzienkowski, Owen Anderson, Melinda Taylor, and Vinson & Elkins [...]
The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law will host the Law School’s second annual ice cream social to celebrate public service and to recognize student accomplishments on Monday, April 23, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111). The event is open to the entire Law School community and to family and friends of the honorees.