UTLaw News

February 2010


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University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers coauthors American Law Institute Tort Law Restatement

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The Center for Women in Law is pleased to introduce their new executive director, Linda Bray Chanow. A .pdf version of the press release regarding her appointment can be found on their website.

 

UT Law - On the Road

February 17
San Francisco Alumni Reception, XYZ Bar, 6:00 p.m.

February 18
Los Angeles Alumni Reception, Sheppard, Mullin Richter & Hampton, 6:00 p.m.

For more information about these events, please contact Marie Bean.

 

February’s Law School Events

February 2, Lives in the Law: Robin Steinberg

Robin Steinberg, founder and executive director of the Bronx Defenders, will speak on indigent defense and social justice as part of the Lives in the Law series Tuesday, February 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Sheffield Room. For more information, please visit the Lives in the Law event announcement on the Law School’s website.

February 5, “White Collar Crime and the Changing Corporate Environment”

The Review of Litigation will host its Volume 29 symposium, “White Collar Crime and the Changing Corporate Environment,” on February 5, 2010. For more information, please visit the The Review of Litigation’s Volume 29 symposium website.

February 5-7, “Law at the Intersection of National Security, Privacy, and Technological Change”

The Texas Law Review and the Robert Strauss Center will host a symposium titled “Law at the Intersection of National Security, Privacy, and Technological Change,” February 5-7, 2010. For more information, please visit the Texas Law Review’s 2010 symposium website.

February 8, Human Rights Happy Hour: Elizabeth Bartholet

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice invites you to join them for Human Rights Happy Hours. On Monday, February 8, from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Elizabeth Bartholet of Harvard Law School will speak on “A Human Rights Perspective on Unparented Children and International Adoption.” For more information, please visit the Upcoming Events page on the Rapoport Center website.

February 11, Sixth Annual Rare Book Lecture

The Tarlton Law Library will present its sixth annual rare book lecture, “What Was it Like to be a Lawyer in Fourteenth-Century England?” on Thursday, February 11, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. The talk features Charles Donahue Jr., the Paul A. Freund Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. For more information, please visit the Sixth Annual Rare Book Lecture event announcement on the Law School’s website.

February 22, Human Rights Happy Hour: Eduardo Restrepo

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice invites you to join them for Human Rights Happy Hours. On Monday, February 22, from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Eduardo Restrepo of the Pontífica Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia, will speak on “Armed Conflict and Collective Rights in the Southern Pacific Region of Colombia.” For more information, please visit the Upcoming Events page on the Rapoport Center website.

February 25-26

The Texas International Law Journal will host its annual symposium, “Walls: What they Make and What they Break,” on February 25-26, 2010. For more information, please visit the Texas International Law Journal’s symposium website.

 

Save the Date: Reunion 2010

The UT Law Alumni Association invites you to “come home” for Reunion 2010 on Friday and Saturday, April 23-24. We will honor those classes ending in “0” or “5” plus the combined group of all pre-1960 classes. Even if you’re not in an honored class this year, we hope you will join us for what promises to be an exciting and memorable Reunion Weekend!

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