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February 17, 2005

Press Contact: Jeffrey Snyder, SBA President, (512) 695-4240, jsnyder@mail.utexas.edu.

SBA Hosts Law Week, Feb. 21 – Feb. 26

Events include SBA Public Service Day, People's Law School, Casino Night

AUSTIN, Texas — The Student Bar Association (SBA) at The University of Texas School of Law is sponsoring W. Page Keeton Law Week, a series of events celebrating the students, faculty, and alumni of UT Law. Law Week features SBA’s flagship Casino Night semi-formal event, along with a number of activities at the Law School designed to promote community and student-faculty interaction. This year’s calendar features a student-faculty dodgeball game, a community lunch, SBA Public Service Day, a "Townes Hall" meeting with the Dean, and many more activities.

SBA President Jeffrey Snyder said, “Law Week is a celebration of everything that makes the UT Law experience so unique. It’s a great opportunity for the entire law school to work together and commemorate the Law School, each other and the local community."

The following is a schedule of Law Week activities:

Monday, February 21

SBA Student Organization Fair @ UT Law Atrium, 11 AM – 1 PM
Learn more about the law school’s many student organizations.

Delta Theta Phi: $1 Bake Sale @ UT Law Atrium, 11 AM – 3 PM
Water, fruit, & dessert will be sold for $1 each.

SBA Presents - "Townes Hall" Meeting with Dean Powers in Room 2.138, 3:30 PM
Voice your opinion about law school issues at an open forum discussion with Dean Powers.

Tuesday, February 22

SBA Presents FREE Lunch for all UT Law Students Faculty, & Staff @ UT Law Atrium, 11 AM – 1 PM
Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch? Come mingle and let the SBA buy you a hot dog, frito pie, or a veggie dog!

Delta Theta Phi: $1 Bake Sale @ UT Law Atrium, 11 AM – 2 PM
Water, fruit, & dessert will be sold for $1 each.

Human Rights Law Society: Film Showing of “H-2 Worker,” 4 PM (location TBA)
The film “H-2 Worker” deals with the situation of Florida sugarcane workers. Professor Sarah Cleveland will introduce and comment on the film.

Wednesday, February 23

SBA Public Service Day @ UT Law Atrium, 11 AM – 1 PM
The Center of Child Protection needs your help! Stop by to make a donation, help decorate a sign, or bring art supplies for the center. In exchange for your generosity, the SBA will give you FREE Amy’s ice cream!

Women’s Law Caucus: Charity Date Auction @ Stubb’s BBQ, 5-7 PM
Student organizations will compete to bring the highest bid in an effort to raise money for legal services at the Women’s Advocacy Project. Sign up to be auctioned off through your student organization by Friday, February 18.

Thursday, February 24

Public Interest Law Association: Job Jeopardy & Bake Sale @ UT Law Atrium, 11:30 AM – 1 PM
Come and answer questions about public interest job statistics for prizes and awareness!

SBA Presents Faculty-Student Dodgeball Game @ Harris Park (Dean Keeton & Harris Park Rd.), 3:30 PM
Play on a 6-person dodgeball team with your favorite faculty member!

Friday, February 25

Texas Federalist Society: Lecture, “In Defense of American Empire” @ UT Law Auditorium, 3:30 PM
Does American foreign policy violate international law? Find out from Dinesh D'Souza from the Hoover Institution, author of What's So Great about America, The End of Racism, and Illiberal Education and former senior domestic policy analyst at the Reagan White House.

Texas Law Fellowships: Excellence in Public Interest Awards Night, 6:30 PM
TLF will honor a law student, a law professor, a private-sector attorney, and a public-sector attorney who excel in public interest or pro bono work. The reception will be held at Bill and Stephanie Whitehurst’s home at 2703 Westlake Drive.

SBA CASINO NIGHT 2005 @ Hyatt on Town Lake, 10 PM – 2 AM
Come to play blackjack, poker, craps, and other casino games! This year’s Casino Night features a LIVE BAND called The Pictures! Ticket price is $30 ($35 at the door) and includes food and drink; dress is semi-formal.

Saturday, February 26

The People's Law School @ UT Law, 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
This free program is designed to educate the community about common legal issues. Dozens of volunteer attorneys and legal experts, many of whom are UT Law alumni, will be on hand to teach the basics of the law and answer general legal questions. UT Law students—including many members of the SBA—will volunteer at the event, serving as classroom assistants to the attorneys teaching the class, providing directions to participants and answering questions about the Law School.

For more information about any of these activities contact Jeffrey Snyder, President of SBA, at 695-4240. The SBA gratefully acknowledges the support of our lead Law Week sponsors, Baron & Budd, P.C., and Dobrowski, L.L.P.

Related Links:
Student Bar Association: http://www.utexas.edu/law/orgs/sba/
TLF Announces 2005 Excellence in Public Interest Awards Honorees: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2005/021705_tlfawards.html
People's Law School Offers Public Free Legal Education, Feb. 26: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2005/011905_pls.html