UTLaw News

April 2010

Reunion 2010

Reunion 2010! 

UT Law Reunion 2010 is scheduled for Friday, April 23, and Saturday, April 24, and will honor those classes ending in “0” or “5” from 1960 through 2005, 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! Detailed information can be found on the Reunion 2010 website, including information about hotel accommodations, registration, and parking. We hope to see you there!

Law students win top honors at Conrad B. Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition

Students from the University of Texas School of Law won both first and second place at the 18th Annual Conrad B. Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition on March 15, 2010. Law School students Patrick Schmidt and David Shank won first place in the competition; Rex Mann, Kelli Benham, and Mark Little won second place and the award for best brief. More information about the competition can be found on the UT Law website.

Community Development Clinic creates toolkit for combating problem properties

The Community Development Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law recently released a report entitled “Texas Problem Properties Toolkit: A Resource to Help Texas Communities Address Problems Created by Vacant and Abandoned Properties.” More information about the report and a link to a downloadable .pdf version can be found on the UT Law website.


Upcoming Events at the School of Law

April 1–2
Third annual National Security Law Junior Faculty Workshop
UT Law, the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, and the International Committee of the Red Cross will host the third annual National Security Law Junior Faculty Workshop April 1–2, 2010. Alumni are welcome to attend the workshop on April 2. For more information, see the workshop announcement page.

April 8–9
Executive Power Symposium
Jack Goldsmith, author of The Terror Presidency, will keynote this symposium. Goldsmith will speak on “The Second Terror Presidency: Obama’s Embrace of the Bush Counterterrorism Program,” discussing President Obama’s approach to executive power, at 6 p.m. on April 8 in the LBJ Auditorium. A complete schedule for the Executive Power Symposium can be found on the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum website.

April 9–10
The American Death Penalty in the Twenty-first Century: the Direction of Legislative Change and the Prospects for Legislative Abolition
The Capital Punishment Center will host a conference on legislative developments concerning the American death penalty. The conference will discuss efforts to abolish the death penalty, as well as efforts to reform or expand it. For more information, see the conference announcement page on the Law School’s website.

April 15–16
Judge William Wayne Justice (1920–2009): Panel Discussion and Texas State Cemetery Cenotaph Dedication
U.S. District Judge William Wayne Justice, UT Law Class of 1942, a remarkable jurist and public servant for over fifty years, died last year in Austin. To honor his contributions to Texas history and to the School of Law, the William Wayne Justice Center will host “The Arc of Justice,” a panel discussion on his legacy and the role of lawyers in social reform, which will be held beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Eidman Courtroom on April 15. You are also welcome to attend the dedication of Judge Justice’s Cenotaph at the Texas State Cemetery on April 16, 2010, beginning at 4 p.m. For more information on either of these events, please contact Kirston Fortune at 512-471-7330 or Rachel Sidopulos at 512-232-6277.


Human Rights Happy Hour

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice invites you to join them for a Human Rights Happy Hour:

On Monday, April 19, Cecilia Medina, of the University of Chile and immediate past-president, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, will speak on “The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Reflections on a Joint Venture—Twenty Years Later.”

This event will take place in the Faculty Lounge at the School of Law, Townes Hall 3.214. For more information, please visit the Upcoming Events page on the Rapoport Center website.

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