On Saturday, March 5, 2011, 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. As in past years, the School of Law will host several events, including a mock trial with Gold E. Locks, a well-known storybook figure, as the defendant. The Honorable Edward C. Prado, ’72, of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, will preside. Children in the courtroom will be selected to serve as the jurors. Click here for a complete schedule of events at the Law School.
Third-year law student awarded Julius Glickman Fellowship to pursue worker rights project
The University of Texas School of Law’s Justice Corps program recently awarded the Julius Glickman Fellowship in Public Interest Law to third-year student Claire Rodriguez. The two-year fellowship provides $45,000 per year for full-time legal work on a project sponsored by an existing public-interest legal organization. Recipients are selected by a faculty committee. The Law School's William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law administers the Justice Corps program. Full story in UT Law Online.
UT Law team wins national championship at John L. Costello National Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Competition
The Law School's interscholastic team won a national championship at the John L. Costello National Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Competition, held in Fairfax, Virginia, February 10–13, 2011. The members of the team were Bryan Acklin, '12; Robert Clopton, '11; Tony McDonald, '12; and Lauren Sprouse, '11. The team was coached by Jay Adkins, '82, assistant attorney general in the Attorney General of Texas’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, and Ciara Williams, '07, of the Law Offices of C.M. Williams. This is the first UT Law interscholastic national championship of the 2010–2011 school year. Full story in UT Law Online
Professor Henry Hu guests hosts CNBC’s Squawk Box and discusses decoupling, the financial crisis, and the SEC
Professor Henry Hu, who holds the Allan Shivers Chair in the Law of Banking and Finance at the Law School, served as the guest host of CNBC’s flagship morning program Squawk Box on February 23, 2011. During the course of two hours, he participated in the discussion of the day’s developments, and helped interview others, such as Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Dean Peter Henry of NYU’s Stern School of Business. In addition, Hu was himself interviewed by co-anchors Becky Quick and Carl Quintanilla about his "decoupling" research, how to prevent another global financial crisis, and the Securities and Exchange Commission and its “Risk Fin” Division. Hu also wrote a February 26 Op-Ed piece in the New York Times, "Paying for Old Age." Full story and video links to Hu's Squawk Box appearance in UT Law Online.
UT Law on the Road: East Coast, March 1 & 2
March 1: Washington, D.C., Alumni/Admitted Students Reception at Rosa Mexicano, 5:30 p.m.
March 2: New York Alumni/Admitted Students Reception at Fulbright & Jaworski, 5:30 p.m.
The University of Texas School of Law's Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights and the Immigration and Nationality Section of the State Bar of Texas will cosponsor a symposium about the controversial immigration issues on the United States-Mexico border on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. The symposium, "Civil Rights on the Border," will be held in the Law School’s Eidman Courtroom from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.
The Texas Law Review will host its annual symposium March 4–5, 2011, at the Law School. This year’s them is “Latin American Constitutionalism.” For a complete schedule, list of participants, and registration information, log onto the symposium website.
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