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February 16, 2006

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Kirston Fortune, Assistant Dean for Communications, 512-471-7330

UT Law to Offer Extensive Programming at Explore UT 2006

AUSTIN, Texas — On Saturday, March 4, the Law School opens its doors to thousands of visitors as they explore every corner of The University of Texas at Austin campus for the seventh annual “Explore UT: The Biggest Open House in Texas!” More than 30,000 people are expected to come to the University from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to take part in more than 300 hundred free hands-on activities, performances, demonstrations and lectures.

“There is a reason why Explore UT has been called the ‘biggest open house in Texas,’” said School of Social Work Dean Barbara White, who is the 2006 chair of Explore UT. “The university belongs to the people of Texas and we invite everyone in the state to join us on campus to experience it all — research, libraries, art exhibits and much more.”

Visitors to Explore UT will discover treasures throughout campus including at the Law School. Law professors will lecture on the following topics:

At the Law School’s Tarlton Library, participants will get a firsthand look at resources of one of the nation’s largest law libraries, see and learn about medieval books, and find out how to locate law-related information on the Internet.

Children (and the young at heart) can serve as jurors in a mock trial where “Gold E. Locks” is the defendant and the Honorable Edward Prado of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is the presiding judge. There will also be a session on the law school application process, a mock trial presented by the Law School’s Board of Advocates, and a panel on the many ways you can use a law degree.

For a complete schedule of Law School events, click here.

UT Law programs will take place, rain or shine, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, at the Law School (727 E. Dean Keeton St.). Check out the Explore UT website for a complete schedule of all programs offered throughout campus, including times and locations, directions to campus, and parking.

Related Links:
Explore UT website: http://www.utexas.edu/events/exploreut/
Law Dean Bill Powers Chairs Explore UT 2005: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2005/030205_exploreutlaw.html