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PAST SYMPOSIA & EVENTS

 
  • March 9, 2009
    Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Symposium, "Voting Rights in a New Administration".

    TJCLCR invites all students and members of the UT Law Community to attend our 15th Annual Symposium, being held Monday, March 9,
    in the Sheffield Room and Eidman Courtroom. This year's symposium will focus on recent and upcoming developments in election law, including the
    Texas redistricting case, voter identification laws, and the challenge to the preclearance requirement in Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.

    Who: Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights [homepage].
    What: 2009 Symposium, "Voting Rights in a New Administration".
    When: Monday, March 9, 2009.
    Where: (11:30 am) Sheffield Room 2.111 and (1:00-4:30 pm) Eidman Courtroom 2.306 [Law School map].
    CLE Credit: 3 hours- 2 panels

    Speaker and registration information can be found at http://www.utexas.edu/law/journals/tjclcr/symposia/index.html.

     

February 26-27, 2009
Texas International Law Journal Symposium, "China's Emergence: Effects on Trade, Investment, and Regulatory Law"

Will focus on China’s emergence onto the global political and economic stage and the effects of that emergence on trade, investment, and regulatory law.
We anticipate academics, government officials, and practitioners gathering from around the world for open discussion and discourse.

Who: Texas International Law Journal, [symposium homepage].
What: 2009 Symposium, "China's Emergence: Effects on Trade, Investment, and Regulatory Law"
When: Thursday-Friday, February 26-27.
Where: Where: Eidman Courtroom 2.306 [Law School map].
CLE credit: two panels; 4 hours credit, each.

Registeration info can be found here, http://tilj.org/symposium

February 6, 2009
Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal Symposium

TIPLJ [homepage] invites all students to attend the 10th Annual IP Symposium being held this Friday in Eidman Courtroom and Jamail Pavilion.
There are many great talks lined up, including Judge Farnan from the US District Court of Delaware. You can come and go as you please — you might even
network with some attorneys during breaks (10:35 AM - 10:45 AM, 11:55 AM - 12:05 PM, 1:05 PM - 1:15 PM, 3:15 PM - 3:25 PM).

The reception at 5:30 at 219 West is for TIPLJ members only, as is the luncheon at 12:05. Aside from that, the event is open to everybody.
Business casual attire would be appropriate. More information, including speaker biographies, can be found at www.ipsymposium.com.

Who: Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal.
What: 10th Annual IP Symposium.
When: February 6, 2009 (Fri).
Where: Eidman Courtroom 2.306 and Jamail Pavilion 2.300 [Law School map].
Cost: FREE! Reception and luncheon are available for student journal members only.
For more information about this event, please contact the Journal at www.ipsymposium.com.

  • February 5, 2009
    Texas International Law Journal

    Professor Jay Westbrook [profile] and the Texas International Law Journal [homepage] present:

    "An International Boatload of Trouble: Multinational Enterprise Groups in Financial Distress"

Leading international insolvency experts, Professor Janis Sarra, University of British Columbia, Director of the National Centre for
Business Law [profile] and Harry Rajak, Emeritus Professor, Sussex Law School [profile] will discuss the complex and important problems that arise
when a multinational enterprise with subsidiaries in dozens of countries (e.g. Lehman, GM) seeks reorganization or the sale of the global business.

Who: Professor Jay Westbrook and TILJ host Professors Janis Sarra and Harry Rajak.
What: Discussing problems arising from multinational reorganization or sale.
When: February 5, 2009 (Thurs).
Where: Sheffield Room 2.111 [Law School map].
Cost: FREE! Coffee and pastries will be available.
For more information about this event, please contact the Journal at tilj@law.utexas.edu.

January 29-31, 2009
Texas Law Review Symposium

Who: Texas Law Review.
What: "What, If Anything, Do We Know About Constitutional Design?". Three-day symposium examines the task of designing a constitution.
Description:
The School of Law, LBJ Library and Museum, and the Texas Law Review host a three-day symposium examining
various issues presented by the task of designing a constitution. The participants are multi-disciplinary and multi-national. Panels will examine such topics
as the design of electoral systems, presidential as against parliamentary systems, the possibility of constitutional suspension during times of crisis and the
difficulty of changing or amending constitutions.

When: Thursday, January 29 thru Saturday, January 31, 2009.
Where: Eidman Courtroom [Law School map]
Time: All-day event
Admission: Free and open to the public
URL: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2009/011309_constitutional_design_symposium.html

January 22-23, 2009
Texas Journal of Oil, Gas & Energy Law Symposium

Hear presentations on a wide variety of the latest and most interesting topics in energy law including urban drilling, new developments in energy transactions, and
regulatory updates. Attendees can earn up to 12 hours of CLE credit including 1 hour of ethics credit.

Who: Texas Journal of Oil, Gas & Energy Law, [homepage].
What: 2009 Symposium.
When: Thursday-Friday, January 22-23.
Where: Thompson Conference Center [LBJ Area map]

Details to be announced soon.
http://www.tjogel.org/symposium_2009/symposium_2009_details.htm

January 22-23, 2009
The Review of Litigation Symposium
— The Rise of Appellate Litigators and State Solicitors General
Scheduled to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the creation of the Office of Texas Solicitor General. The symposium will explore the creation of state solicitor general
and state appellate chief positions. Practicing judges, state solicitors general, litigators, and clients have been invited to discuss changes in the field of appellate litigation.

Who: The Review of Litigation, [homepage].
What: 2009 Symposium, "The Rise of Appellate Litigators and State Solicitors General"
When: Thursday-Friday, January 22-23.
Where: Eidman Courtroom [Law School map]

For more information: http://www.trolsymposium.org

November 17, 2008
Final Liberty Lunch with Jim Harrington!
— Monday, November 17, 11:30am to 12:20pm—Dessert Provided!

The Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights [events] invites you to participate in the next installment of its brown bag lunch series entitled Liberty Lunches.
These lunches will feature local attorneys who practice in the areas of civil liberties and civil rights. These informal discussions afford students the opportunity to
interact with practitioners from the non-profit, government, and private sectors that have made a career out of protecting individuals’ liberties.

Next week’s speaker is Jim Harrington, the Director of the Texas Civil Rights Project [bio], which he founded in 1990. The Texas Civil Rights Project is a statewide
community-based, non-profit civil rights foundation, promoting social, racial, and economic justice and civil liberty, through the legal system and public education,
for low income and poor persons. TCRP has offices in Austin, San Juan, Odessa, and El Paso. Mr. Harrington has spent his thirty-five years as a lawyer in
civil rights work, handling landmark cases involving grand jury discrimination, police miscon¬duct, privacy, voting rights, free speech and assembly, farm worker
organizing, and the rights of persons with disabilities.

Please bring your lunch on November 17 and be prepared for a lively discussion of Mr. Harrington’s work as a civil rights attorney. Dessert will be provided.

Who: Jim Harrington [bio].
What: Lively discussion about Mr. Harrington’s practice.
When: 11:30- 12:20, November 17, 2008.
Where: TNH 3.125 [Law School map].

For more information about this event or the Liberty Lunch series, please contact the Journal at TxJCLCR@law.utexas.edu.

Liberty Lunches are sponsored through a generous grant from the University Co-op [homepage].

November 13, 2008, 12:30pm - 1:30pm.
Free lunch-Dix and Wellborn Uncensored! —Thursday, Nov 13, 12:30am to 1:30pm—Lunch provided!

Come hear Professors George E. Dix, George R. Kilam, Jr. Chair of Criminal Law, [bio] and Olin G. Wellborn, William C. Liedtke, Sr. Professor, [bio] tell some of
the most outrageous stories they have encountered in the field of criminal law.

You can also learn how to become a member of one of UT Law's most cited journals by Spring OCI with the possibility of an editorial board position by Fall OCI!
Lunch provided.
Location: Francis Auditorium.

Who: The University of Texas School of Law's own Professors George E. Dix [bio] and Olin G. Wellborn [bio].
What: Hear some of the most outrageous stories they have encountered in almost 80 years of combined experience in the field of criminal law.
When: Thursday, November 13, 12:30-1:30 pm.
Where: Francis Auditorium [Law School map]

Sponsored by the American Journal of Criminal Law [homepage].

November 13, 2008, 12-12:30pm.
Dine with Steve Bright, Capital Defense & Human Rights Lawyer on Thursday, November 13, 2008 12-12:30pm. (FREE PIZZA).

Sponsored by the American Journal of Criminal Law [homepage].

Stephen B. Bright [bio], Leading Capital Defense and Human Rights Lawyer, will speak on November 13th at Symposium Celebrating 20th Anniversary of
The University of Texas School of Law's Capital Punishment Clinic [homepage].

Everyone is invited to attend “Capital Defense Lawyering and Practice – A Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Capital Punishment Clinic.” The symposium will
begin with a speech by Steve Bright, founder and president of the Southern Center for Human Rights [homepage] and a long-time leader in the capital defense field.

Bright is a dynamic speaker and should not be missed — please join us!!

Who: The Southern Center for Human Rights' own Stephen B. Bright [bio].
What: Hear Steve speak on the 20th anniversary of The University of Texas School of Law's Capital Punishment Clinic [homepage].
When: Thursday, November 13th, 12:30-5:15 (Bright’s speech is at 12:45). Lunch served from 12:00-12:30.
Where: outside Eidman Courtroom 2.306 [Law School map].
More info: www.utexas.edu/law/academics/centers/capitalpunishment

November 10, 2008, 11:30am - 12:20pm.
Liberty Lunch with the Legal Director of the ACLU of Texas, Lisa Graybill! —Monday, November 10, 11:30am to 12:20pm—Dessert Provided!

The Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights [homepage] invites you to participate in the next installment of its brown bag lunch series entitled Liberty Lunches.
These lunches will feature local attorneys who practice in the areas of civil liberties and civil rights.

These informal discussions will afford students the opportunity to interact with practitioners from the non-profit, government, and private sectors that have made a
career out of protecting individuals’ liberties.

This week’s speaker is Lisa Graybill, the Legal Director for the ACLU of Texas [homepage].

Please bring your lunch on Monday, November 10 and be prepared for a lively discussion of Ms. Graybill’s work as a civil rights attorney. Dessert will be provided.

Who: Lisa Graybill
What: Lively discussion about Ms. Graybill’s practice
When: 11:30- 12:20, November 10, 2008
Where: TNH 3.125 [Law School map]

For more information about this event or the Liberty Lunch series, please contact the Journal at TxJCLCR@law.utexas.edu.

Liberty Lunches are sponsored through a generous grant from the University Co-op [homepage].

  • Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights Liberty Lunch Series presents Amy Magee
    Liberty Lunch Series - Amy Magee —Thursday, Oct 30, 11:30am to 12:30pm—

Please bring your lunch on October 30 and be prepared for a lively discussion of Ms. Magee’s work as a civil rights attorney.
Dessert will be provided.

Press release, click here
  • Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights Liberty Lunch Series presents David Gonzalez
    Liberty Lunch Series - David Gonzalez —Thursday, Sept 18, 12:30pm to 1:30pm—

The Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights invites you to participate in the first of its brown bag lunch series
entitled Liberty Lunches.  These lunches will feature local attorneys who practice in the areas of civil liberties and civil rights.  
These informal discussions will afford students the opportunity to interact with practitioners from the non-profit, government,
and private sectors that have made a career out of protecting individuals’ liberties.

The first speaker in our series will be David Gonzalez, a criminal and juvenile defense attorney with
Sumpter & Gonzalez, LLP
(click for bio).

Press release, click here

  • Texas International Law Journal Lecture Series: International Insolvency
    Presented by Professor Jay Westbrook and Texas International Law Journal

Topic: "Global Trends in Insolvency Law and the Impact of Reform in Canada",
with Jacob Ziegel, University of Toronto

April 7, 2008 (Thurs) 11:30am - 12:30pm, Sheffield Room, rm 2.111, School of Law Ground Floor

Press release, click here

  • Texas International Law Journal Lecture Series: International Insolvency
    Presented by Professor Jay Westbrook and Texas International Law Journal

Topic: "The Elusive Quest for Global Consensus on International Bankruptcy: Interim Progress Report
on the Global Principles Project", with Ian Fletcher, University College London

April 3, 2008 (Thurs) 11:30am - 12:30pm, Sheffield Room, rm 2.111, School of Law Ground Floor

Press release, click here

TOPIC: “Terror on Trial: Civil Litigation and the War on Terror”

Press release, click here

TOPIC: "Transport Law for the 21st Century: The New UNCITRAL Convention"

Official Symposium website, click here

  • Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights presents
    March 20, 2008 (Thurs). 6pm.

"Guantanamo: A Muslim Chaplain's Struggle for Justice", by James Yee
military chaplain at Guantanamo Bay, accused of espionage and wrongly detained.

Audio from the conference:
Presentation (audio only, WMA)
http://realaudio.cc.utexas.edu:8080/asxgen/law/depts/media/Reels/TJCLCR/TJCLCR3-20-08.WMA

Journal press release,
click here

Law School press release,
click here

Robert Strauss Center press release,
click here

TOPIC: The Roberts Court and the Future of the Fourth Amendment

Video from the conference:
Keynote (audio only, WMA)
http://realaudio.cc.utexas.edu:8080/asxgen/law/depts/media/Reels/TJCLCR/TJCLCRKeynote3-3-08.WMA

Panel 1 (audio/video, WMV)
http://realaudio.cc.utexas.edu:8080/asxgen/law/depts/media/Reels/TJCLCR/TJCLCR3-3-08.wmv
Panel 2 (audio/video, WMV)
http://realaudio.cc.utexas.edu:8080/asxgen/law/depts/media/Reels/TJCLCR/TJCLCR3-3-08a.wmv

Press Release including list of speakers, click here

TOPIC: The Ninth Annual IP Law Symposium: Bridging the Gap to Future Innovations

Press release, click here

TOPIC: Harnessing the Power of Information for the Next Generation of
Environmental Law

Press Release and Information, click here
More information, click here
Event brochure, click here

TOPIC: International Issues Concerning the Oil & Gas Industry and Investment in Domestic Projects

 

More information, click here