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March 1, 2010

Law School hosts events for children and teens as part of Explore UT, Saturday, March 6, 2010

On Saturday, March 6, 2010, the University of Texas at Austin will host “the biggest open house in Texas”—Explore UT. This annual event is a hands-on introduction to the University through a variety of events, performances, lectures, exhibits, and other activities.

“Explore UT is a special occasion,” said University of Texas President Bill Powers. “We’re proud to welcome everyone to this day of adventure.”

As in past years, the School of Law will host several events:

11–11:40 a.m.

So You Want to Go to Law School
Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Monica Ingram presents an overview of the application process and requirements for law school admission. Learn about steps to take early in an academic career to better prepare for law school consideration.
Townes Hall, 2.137

Legal Piracy: UT Law School Treasure Hunt! 
Seek out clues to find the grandest treasure of them all and learn important legal history in a treasure-hunt around the Law School. Don’t miss out on the big surprise at the end! Guided by members of the UT Law Chicano/Hispanic Law Students Association.
Townes Hall, Susman-Godfrey Atrium

Workin’ It: Your Rights On The Job
Find out what your rights are as a working teenager—different rules apply to you. A presentation of the American Constitution Society.
Townes Hall, 2.140

Noon–12:40 p.m.

Student Rights: What the Supreme Court Says About Your Rights in School
Why is a dress code allowed under our right to freedom of expression in the Constitution? Come see what you can and can’t do, wear and say in school. You may be surprised.
Townes Hall, 2.137

Noon–1:40 p.m.

Save Water, Save the Planet 
Remember how it barely rained this past summer? Learn how you can save water and why it’s important. A presentation by the Environmental Law Society.
Townes Hall South Lawn (Townes Hall, Susman-Godfrey Atrium in case of rain)

1–1:40 p.m.

The Trial of Gold E. Locks
Law students perform in a mock trial with Gold E. Locks, the well-known storybook figure, as the defendant. The Honorable Edward C. Prado, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, will preside. Children in the courtroom will be selected to serve as the jurors.
Connally Center for Justice, Eidman Courtroom

2–2:40 p.m.

Animal Law 101
The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund will present and discuss legal strategies to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals.
Townes Hall, 2.137

Ice Cream Break
Free Amy’s Ice Cream served to visitors. Come over for a cool, creamy break.
Connally Center for Justice, Jamail Pavilion

Legal Piracy: UT Law School Treasure Hunt! 
Seek out clues to find the grandest treasure of them all and learn important legal history in a treasure-hunt around the Law School. Don’t miss out on the big surprise at the end! Guided by members of the UT Law Chicano/Hispanic Law Students Association.
Townes Hall, Susman-Godfrey Atrium

3–3:40 p.m.

The Trial of Gold E. Locks
Law students perform in a mock trial with Gold E. Locks, the well-known storybook figure, as the defendant. The Honorable Edward C. Prado, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, will preside. Children in the courtroom will be selected to serve as the jurors.
Connally Center for Justice, Eidman Courtroom

A complete schedule of Explore UT events is available on the University of Texas at Austin’s Explore UT website. Detailed maps of the law buildings—Jones Hall, Townes Hall, and the John B. Connally Center for Justice—can be found on the Maps and Directions pages on the Law School’s website.

Contact:

Brandi Weaver, School of Law Student Affairs Office, 512-232-1145 or bweaver@law.utexas.edu