UTLaw News Masthead 2008

December 2008

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Dean Sager profiled

Law School Dean Larry Sager was profiled in the November 9, 2008 edition of the Austin American-Statesman. The article discusses Dean Sager’s childhood in Southern California, his influential scholarship in constitutional law, his success in building the NYU law school’s national reputation, and his plans for the University of Texas School of Law: http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/11/09/1109sager.html

UT Law launches the Center for Women in Law

The Law School recently announced the creation of the Center for Women in Law, which will be the premier American institution devoted to the success of women in law, from first-year law students to the most experienced and accomplished attorneys. The Center was featured in the Winter 2008 issue of UT Law magazine (arriving in your mailbox later this month). An online version of the article can be found here: http://www.utexas.edu/law/academics/centers/cwl/utlaw-feature.html

2009 Chancellors announced

The Law School is pleased to announce the members of the class of 2009 who have been admitted to Chancellors, the Law School’s most prestigious honor society: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2008/111708_chancellors_announced.html

More information on the history of the Chancellors, including photographs from recent installation ceremonies and lists of former Chancellors, can be found here: http://www.utexas.edu/law/academics/chancellors/

University book blog launched

The University of Texas recently created a book blog called ShelfLife@Texas, where book lovers can discuss literary news and events at the University of Texas at Austin. The blog can be found at: http://www.utexas.edu/opa/blogs/shelflife/

Professor Tom McGarity’s latest book, The Preemption War, was featured on ShelfLife: http://www.utexas.edu/opa/blogs/shelflife/2008/11/25/law-professor-investigates-the-preemption-war/

UT Law on the Road

December 10, 2008
Houston Alumni Holiday Party

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

Save the Date

Diversity Weekend: January 23-24, 2009

Please join Dean Larry Sager, Senator Rodney Ellis,’79, and the students of the Asian Law Students Association, Chicano/Hispanic Law Students Association, Middle Eastern Law Students Association, South Asian Law Students Association, and the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society for the 4th biennial “Excellence in Diversity Weekend Celebration” on Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24, 2009. Among the events scheduled are a presentation on the current state of the economy by Professor Henry T. C. Hu, lunch hosted by Dean Sager, dinner and dancing Saturday night with special keynote speaker, the Honorable Edward C. Prado, ’72, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Please return to your Law School for this special celebration of our diversity. Watch for your invitation.

Law School Reunion: April 18, 2009

This year we honor 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. UT Law’s very own Paul Begala, ’90, will serve as the keynote speaker on Saturday morning. We hope to see you there. Further information can be found at: http://www.utexas.edu/law/depts/alumni/reunion/

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

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