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Robert Moossy, acting section chief of the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Federal prosecutor to speak about human trafficking, September 27, 2012

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.


“Whither American Conservatism” conference to take place at the Law School, September 14–15, 2012

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.”


Senator John F. Kerry to discuss “The Rule of Law in World Affairs,” November 2, 2012

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 […]


Energy Center cosponsors international conference in Beijing, August 21, 2012

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 […]


Second annual ice cream social to celebrate public service, April 23, 2012

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.


Human Rights Happy Hour: Professor Benjamin Gregg to discuss “The Social Construction of Human Rights in Africa,” April 16, 2012

On Monday, April 16, 2012, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host the last Human Rights Happy Hour of the spring semester. Professor Benjamin Gregg of the University of Texas at Austin will present a talk entitled “The Social Construction of Human Rights in Africa.”


Sundance Film Festival documentary Hot Coffee to be screened at Law School April 12, 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.


Law School to host symposium, “Countermajoritarianism and the Courts,” March 30–31, 2012

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.