UTLaw News Masthead 2008

November 2008

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Texas Law Fellowships Fall Auction

Alumni are invited to attend the Texas Law Fellowships Fall Auction, which will be held at the Cedar Street Courtyard on Thursday, November 6, 2008. The Fall Auction annually kicks off TLF’s year-long fundraising efforts. In 2007, the Auction raised approximately $14,000 to fund fellowships for students who worked in public interest internships during the summer of 2008.  Items for sale in the Auction are donated by area businesses, as well as by faculty and staff of the School of Law. For more information, please visit: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2008/110308_texas_law_fellowships.html

Calling all UT Law alumni who received Postgraduate Fellowships

To better serve current and prospective UT Law students pursuing a career in public service, the Career Services Office is seeking UT Law alumni who have served as postgraduate fellows. We would like to hear from you if you participated in organization-based, project-based, or firm-sponsored fellowships, including but not limited to those from the following: ACLU, BPI Polikoff-Gautreaux, Echoing Green, Equal Justice Works, Fried Frank, Georgetown University, Public Interest Law Initiative, Skadden, or Soros Justice Advocacy.

Please contact Nicole Clark, Public Interest Career Counselor, UT Law Career Services Offices, at 512-232-1160 or nclark@law.utexas.edu.

Be a Mentor

UT Law students interested in public service need you. Please consider becoming a public service law resource by volunteering your time to be a part of the UT Law Mentor Directory. For more information, please visit:
http://www.utexas.edu/law/depts/career/alumni/mentor_signup.html

Events at the Law School

Capital Defense Lawyering and Practice

On Thursday, November 13, 2008, the Capital Punishment Center and the William Wayne Justice Center will host “Capital Defense Lawyering and Practice” a symposium to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Capital Punishment Clinic. For more information, please visit:
http://www.utexas.edu/law/academics/centers/capitalpunishment/20th-anniversary.html

Human Rights Happy Hour

Monday, November 17
3:30-5:00 pm
Sheffield Room, The University of Texas School of Law

Philippe Sands, University College London
“The Torture Team: International Criminal Liability for Lawyers?”

For more information, please visit: http://www.utexas.edu/law/academics/centers/humanrights/events/speakerseries.html

UT Law on the Road

November 12
San Antonio Alumni Reception

For details about this event, please write to events@law.utexas.edu.

Young Alumni Program News

Surveys will be emailed to some of you this month. We want to know what you would like your law school to provide during your first ten years out, so please respond!

In the meantime, please feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions.

Katy Civins
Director, Young Alumni
(512) 232-1156
kcivins@law.utexas.edu 

Save the Date

UT Law Reunion 2009 is scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2009. This year, we honor those graduates of classes ending in “4” or “9” from 1959 through 2004. Whether you are in an honored class or not, make your plans now to return to the UT campus for the opportunity to get reacquainted with your classmates, see what’s going on around the Law School, and visit your old Austin haunts.  We hope to see you there!

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