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October 30, 2006

Press Contact: Jodi Bart, UT Law Communications, (512) 232.1408 or jbart@law.utexas.edu.
TALB Contact: Jennifer Bley, President, (817) 201-5229 or jbley@mail.utexas.edu.

UT Law Students Establish the Texas Association for Law and Business

AUSTIN, Texas—The Texas Association for Law and Business (TALB) at The University of Texas School of Law was established as a student organization in August, 2006.

TALB was formed to expose law students to legal issues in the business world, while also facilitating relationships with MBA students and professionals who use their legal degrees to pursue careers in business.

“When I started my first year of law school in the fall of 2005, the Business Law Journal had just stopped publication,” said co-founder Jennifer Bley. “In order to fill this void, a group of law students with an interest in business joined together to found this organization. We hope to eventually bring back a business law journal to the Law School,” Bley said.

There are currently about 25 members in the group and Bley estimates they will grow to 60 members by the spring semester.

Activities have included a football tailgate event to facilitate law students and MBA students to meet and network with each other. The group is currently planning future networking events, and will bring experts on business and law to speak at the Law School.

Student Organizations at UT Law

There are currently over 50 student organizations at The University of Texas School of Law, including 12 student journals. There are organizations to fit law student’s wide variety of interests including advocacy, area of law, arts, community service, cultural background, political, regional, religious, social, student government, and more.

Related Links:
UT Law Student Organizations: http://utdirect.utexas.edu/lomain/sorg.WBX
UT Student Organization Database: http://utdirect.utexas.edu/dsorg/index.html
Forming a New Student Organization at UT: http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sald/studentorgs_startgroup.php