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February 12, 2010

Supreme Court of Texas oral arguments open “Pursuing Justice through Legal Innovation” symposium at UT Law, February 18, 2010

The Thurgood Marshall Legal Society, Chicano/Hispanic Law Students’ Association, Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy, and the University of Texas chapter of the National Black Law Journal will host a symposium, “Pursuing Justice through Legal Innovation,” on Thursday, February 18, 2010, at the University of Texas School of Law.

The Supreme Court of Texas will open the symposium at 9:00 a.m. with oral arguments held in UT Law’s Eidman Courtroom. A formal luncheon will follow at noon with a keynote speech by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Edward C. Prado, a 1972 graduate of the Law School. The afternoon session features panels covering civil, criminal, and ethical topics, for which attendees can receive up to 3.5 hours of CLE credit.

Oral arguments are free and open to the public. Registration fees are required for the additional events (including the luncheon, which can be attended for $15). There are various levels of registration available, as well as sponsorship opportunities. Attendees can register on the day of the event, but advance registration is preferred.

For detailed information about registration and sponsorship opportunities, see the “Pursuing Justice through Legal Innovation” (PDF) schedule.

The first event of its kind to be held at UT Law, the spring symposium will attract attorneys, professors, entrepreneurs, judges, and law students from around the nation in a stimulating exchange of ideas and legal experience.

For maps to the Law School go to: http://www.utexas.edu/law/about/maps/ . For directions go to: http://www.utexas.edu/law/about/parking.html .

Contacts: 

Christi Caballero, CHLSA president, 512-699-9935, CHLSApresident@gmail.com

Catherine Moran, TMLS president, 682-552-5548, TMLSpresident@gmail.com

Kirston Fortune, Assistant Dean for Communications, (512) 471.7330 or kfortune@law.utexas.edu.