UT Law Opens its Doors to Thousands of Visitors at Explore UT 2007, March 3
The UT Law School holds a mock trial based on the storybook tale of Goldilocks, but with
a twist: Gold E. Locks is the defendant. Judge Ed Prado, Fifth Circuit Court of
Appeals, presides. Children selected prior to the trial serve as the jurors.
Photo from Explore UT 2006: Sasha Haagensen
AUSTIN, Texas—On Saturday, March 3, 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 eighth annual “Explore UT: The Biggest Open House in
More than 30,000 people are expected to visit 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. Activities are featured in one of six
categories—arts and adventures, cultural crossroads, engineering expeditions,
public service passageway, science safari, and Longhorn trail.
Visitors to Explore UT will discover treasures throughout campus including at the
- Throughout the day, there will be various lectures by Law School faculty including
Jane Cohen, Norma Cantu, and Zipporah Wiseman. Professor Cantu is featured in the
Explore UT “Take-Five Videos” this year talking about the recent
legal developments with Title IX and single-sex education. These video snapshots
include five faculty members who will present lectures at Explore UT. To view
these one-minute videos go to:
- A new event session this year titled “Animal Law 101” will be
presented at 2 p.m. in classroom 2.138 by third-year law student Tom Linney,
president of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. Linney will
discuss how legal cases have helped animals who are abused, mistreated, or neglected
and how you can get involved. This seminar is open to all ages but is best suited
for young adults (age 12 and older) and adults. The Student Animal Legal Defense
Fund will also host an informative booth in the courtyard of the law school from
12 p.m. to 3 p.m. SALDF members will distribute information about legal
issues affecting animals across the country and collect signatures in support of
closing loopholes in Texas law regarding animal cruelty. Animals from a local
shelter will also be on hand to visit with attendees.
- One of the most popular events at the Law School is the mock trial of Gold E.
Locks, a young woman accused of trespassing in the home of The Three Bears. The
Honorable Edward C. Prado, ’72, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Fifth Circuit, will preside at the trial, with law students serving as counsel and
children selected from the audience serving as jurors. The trial will be held at
3:30 p.m. in the Eidman Courtroom.
- At the Law School’s Tarlton Library, participants will get a firsthand look at
resources of one of the nation’s largest law libraries. Visitors can sit in on
two library presentations, “Exploring the Law of the Land,” which will
be held from 11:00 to 11:40, and “Incunables, Artifacts and Ephemera,”
which will be held in the Rare Books Room from 12:00 to 12:40.
- There will also be a session on the law school application process by Assistant Dean
for Admissions Monica Ingram from 11:00–11:40.
A complete schedule of Law School events is
in PDF format. UT Law programs
will take place, rain or shine, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday,
March 3, at the Law School (727 E. Dean Keeton St.).
Check out the Explore UT Web site at
http://www.utexas.edu/events/exploreut/ for a complete
schedule of all programs offered throughout campus, including times and locations,
directions to campus, and parking.