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March 31, 2004

Press Contact: Kirston Fortune, UT Law Communications, (512) 471.7330
Press/Event Contact: Rey Ramos, UT Law Admissions, 512-232-1206

Fifth Circuit Judge Edward Prado
to Speak at Prospective Students Day, April 2

Edward Prado
Fifth Circuit Judge
Edward Prado

AUSTIN, Texas — The Honorable Edward C. Prado of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is the featured speaker at Prospective Students Day lunch on Friday, April 2, at 12:30 p.m. in The University of Texas School of Law’s Atrium.

The address by Judge Prado is part of a two-day special Prospective Students Day (PSD) event on April 1-2 open to admitted students, giving them an opportunity to learn first-hand more about the Law School and Austin.

Judge Prado is a 1972 graduate of UT Law and joined the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals last year after serving almost 20 years as a federal district judge in San Antonio. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals covers all federal appeals from the states of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi and is headquartered in New Orleans, although Judge Prado retains an office in San Antonio.

PSD begins Thursday, April 1, with two optional events: a guided afternoon tour of area housing with an apartment locator and a casual evening social with current UT Law students.

On Friday morning, April 2, Law School Dean William Powers and Student Bar Association President Annie Holand will welcome admitted students, who will also have the opportunity to meet and interact with current UT Law students, faculty, staff, and alumni; learn about extracurricular activities at a student organization fair from 9 to 10 a.m.; and attend a mock class taught by law professors Tony Reese and Ernest Young. Participants will also have a chance to tour the Law School and facilities; have lunch with UT faculty and staff; learn more about financial aid, career services and academic curriculum; and learn about student life from current UT Law students.