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January 7, 2005

Press Contact: Kirston Fortune, UT Law Communications, (512) 232-1229.
Event Contact: Tom Henninger, Director, Alumni Association, 512-232-1156, thenninger@mail.law.utexas.edu.

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UT Law Hosts Excellence in Diversity Weekend Celebration, Jan. 14-15

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson, ‘88, To Give Keynote Address

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas School of Law will celebrate the rich diversity of its alumni and students at the “Excellence in Diversity Weekend Celebration 2005” at the Law School on Jan. 14-15.

The event is hosted by Dean Bill Powers, Texas Sen. Rodney Ellis, '79, and the students of the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society, the Chicano/Hispanic Law Students Association, and the Asian Law Students Association.

The weekend kicks off with a reception in the Law School’s Jamail Pavilion from 6 to 8 p.m. on Fri., Jan. 14, and continues on Saturday at 9 a.m. with tours and presentations from students and the Law School’s administrators, followed by a lunch.

Saturday presentations include Dean Powers speaking on the “State of the Law School” at 10 a.m. in the Eidman Courtroom and an alumni panel discussion entitled “Experiences Across the Decades” at 11 a.m. in the Eidman Courtroom. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, officers and members of the Asian Law Students Association, the Chicano/Hispanic Law Students Association, and the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society will host break-out sessions for their respective alumni.

An evening of cocktails, dinner, and dancing at the UT Alumni Center, Connally Ballroom, will begin at 7 p.m. and Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson, '88, will give the keynote at the dinner.

For more information or to register for this event please go to: http://www.utexas.edu/law/depts/alumni/diversity.