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April 26, 2006

Contact: Matthew Crosby, William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, (512) 232-6277.

William Wayne Justice Center Co-Sponsors Second Civil Rights Litigation Conference

What: Second Annual Civil Rights Litigation Conference
Who: Attorneys, professors, judges, and law students
When: Introductory session for new lawyers from 9 a.m. to noon, Thurs., April 27; regular session from 12:30 p.m., Thurs., April 27 to Friday, April 28 at 4 p.m.
Where: The University of Texas School of Law
Other: This conference is approved for 10.25 hours of CLE credit for the regular session (including 1.0 hour of ethics), and an additional 2.25 hours of credit for the introductory session.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Civil Rights Project and the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law are co-sponsoring a Civil Rights Litigation Conference on April 27 and 28 at the Law School. The second annual conference, entitled “Eking Out a Victory,” examines legal strategies for civil rights litigators in the current legal climate.

Conference speakers will discuss qualified and sovereign immunity, the Violence Against Women Act, jury selection, suing police and police departments, and ethics and using the media, among other topics.

Participating faculty include experienced civil rights litigators and UT Law faculty members. The Honorable Gisela D. Triana, Travis County District Court Judge, will speak at the Friday lunch.

The Texas Civil Rights Project promotes racial, social, and economic justice through education and litigation. TCRP strives to foster equality, secure justice, ensure diversity, and strengthen communities.

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law promotes equal justice for all through legal education, scholarship, and public service.

Conference Agenda: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2006/wwj_litigation.pdf

Related Links:
Texas Civil Rights Project: http://www.texascivilrightsproject.org/
The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law: http://www.utlawjusticecenter.org