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Community

  • General Meetings

  • 1L Welcome Happy Hour

  • Annual TMLS Banquet

  • Annual TMLS Boat Cruise

  • Diversity Education Weekend

  • UT Law Symposium

TMLS holds a variety of events that are meant to create a strong community within the organization.  From the general meetings, which are held on the first and third Tuesday of the month, to the social happy hour at Dave & Buster's which brings the community together to welcome the incoming 1Ls, TMLS seeks to create a meaningful organization for all of its members.  Additional community events include an annual boat cruise and end of year banquet to celebrate accomplishments and a successful year.

 

Social events aren't the only way TMLS seeks to build a close-knit organization.  Diversity Education Weekend brings various minority organizations together for lectures, panels, and a reception.  The spring symposium brings various minority organizations together for lectures, panels, and a reception.

 

Service

  • ASHAKI Mentoring Program

  • Community Service

  • RUN Program

  • Social Action Trip

TMLS prides itself in advocating and giving back to the Austin community.  Every Friday at the Austin Learning Center (ALC), TMLS members mentor middle school and high school-aged at-risk teenagers who have been removed from their home schools for breaking rules, disorderly conduct, etc.  TMLS members engage in a variety of community service activities.  Examples include volunteer activities at Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity.

 

This year, TMLS will implement two new service programs.  The Social Action trip will allow members to travel to an at-risk community outside of the United States to volunteer legal services.  The RUN program seeks to equip minority communities in Texas schools with information and hands on experience that will both motivate them to apply to Texas law schools and increase the chances of them gaining entrance.

 

Professional

  • ABLA Mentoring Program

  • Annual ABA - TMLS Picnic

  • Annual NBLSA Convention

  • Annual RMBLSA Convention

  • Brown Bag Lunch Series

  • Diversity Education Weekend

  • Fulbright Mentorship

  • Interviewing Workshops

  • NALP Mail-Out Sessions for 1Ls

  • Resume Workshop

 

TMLS also seeks to provide professional networking and skill building opportunities for its members.  Every year, TMLS partners with the Austin Black Lawyers’ Association to host a picnic for the members of both organizations where members can meet over food and games.  TMLS provides mentoring opportunities to TMLS members by partnering them with either Austin Black Lawyers’ Association attorneys of Fulbright & Jaworski attorneys.

 

TMLS members use their skills to compete in regional and national mock trial and moot court competitions.  The organization sends their members to both the National Black Law Student Association's Annual Convention  and the Rocky Mountain Regional Black Law Student Association's Annual Convention to represent TMLS at the annual conference and sends teams to compete.

 

To help its members with be successful, TMLS also focuses on skill building within the organization.  Often in conjunction with other law school organizations and law firms, TMLS offers a workshop to help members build up their interviewing skills; helps its members find summer employment by organizing a mass mailing of resumes to the potential employers identified by the specific member; and offers a workshop to help members build up their resume drafting skills.

 

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