2014-15 Events

Fall 2014

ACS/FedSoc Debate: Abolishing Agency Independence? – Mon. 10/13 12:00-1:00pm in 3.142  Kicking off the FedSoc-ACS debate week is a debate with Professor Neomi Rao from George Mason Law School (www.law.gmu.edu/faculty/directory/fulltime/rao_neomi) and Austin attorney Pete Schenkkan from Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody (http://www.gdhm.com/site/ourattorneys/pete_schenkkan/). Professor Rao and Mr. Schenkkan will advocate for or against Abolishing Agency Independence. Lunch provided!

Drink It Up! – Thurs. 10/2 8:00-10:00pm at Violet Crown Social Club (1111 E. 6th St.) The Change It Up! student co-sponsors are gathering for a pre-Bar Review happy hour. Join for drinks and good conversation!

Reproductive Justice with ACLU’s Rebecca Robertson – Thurs. 10/2 2:15-3:30pm in CCJ 3.306 Join the Civil Rights Clinic for a presentation by Rebecca Robertson Legal Director of ACLU of Texas on abortion rights and reproductive justice in Texas.

The Border Crisis: Unaccompanied Minors – Tues. 9/23 11:45-1:00pm in 3.142 Join ACS for a lunchtime panel discussing the humanitarian crisis occurring at our nation’s border. Panelists include: Ed Gallagher, Deputy Criminal Chief for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas; Jonathan Ryan, Executive Director of Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES); and Alfonso Gonzales, Assistant Professor at the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Our panel, moderated by Texas Law professor and director of the Immigration Clinic, Barbara Hines, will share insights about the origins of this crisis and where we go from here. Join us for lunch–TacoDeli will be served!

Happy Hour with U.S. Rep. Veasey – Sat. 9/20 5:30-6:30pm at Santa Rita (1206 West 38th St) ACS is excited to host Congressman Marc Veasey, U.S. Representative for Texas’s 33rd Congressional District. Rep. Veasey is one of the plaintiffs in the current voter ID and redistricting litigation, so join us for an evening of great conversation.

Change It Up! Brown Bag Lunch: Faculty on Their Work for Social Change – Fri. 9/19 noon-1:00p in 3.127 Stay involved with Change It Up! ACS, the Justice Center, and the other sponsoring student organizations and journals are co-hosting a series of brown bag lunches this fall. The first lunch talk will feature faculty members Lucy Wood and Michele Deitch who have “lawyered for social change.” BYO-Lunch; drinks will be provided!

A Progressive Constitution: Celebrating Constitution Day with Professor Forbath – Wed. 9/17 2:15-3:15 in 2.124  Progressives have largely forgotten how to think and talk about the constitutional underpinnings for addressing want and inequity in American society. The present challenge for progressives is to assert a constitutional vision of a national government empowered to promote the general welfare. Such is the position of Texas Law’s own Professor Forbath, and we will be discussing these propositions on the 227th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. Join us tomorrow after lunch for something sweet to eat.

Supreme Court Review with Jason Steed – Tues. 9/9 3:30-5:00pm in JON 5.257 Jason Steed from the Dallas ACS Chapter will join us to discuss notable Supreme Court cases from last term. Co-sponsored by the Civil Rights Clinic. Snacks provided!

Progressive Lawyering & ACS: General Interest Meeting! TWO MEETING TIMES! – Mon. 9/8 12:00-noon in TBD and 3:30-4:30 in 3.142 Enjoy Tiff’s Treats and find out what ACS is all about! Hear from current ACS student members about the many benefits and opportunities of becoming a part of UT Law’s ACS Student Chapter. If you can’t make it to either event, please email UTACS.President@gmail.com for more information.

Change It Up!: Lawyering for Social Change – Fri. 9/5 11:45-4:45pm in the Jamail Pavilion & Eidman Courtroom, Happy Hour to follow – 5:00-7:00pm at Scholz Garten.  ACS is joining the William Wayne Justice Center and a number of other student organizations to host this second annual event for incoming students interested in “lawyering for social change.” For more information, including how to volunteer as a 2L or 3L mentor, visit here.

Student Organizational Fair – Wed. 9/3 11:30-1:30pm in the Atrium. Stop by the ACS table in the Atrium and meet current board members of ACS!

Summer 2014

ACS in Austin: Summer Happy Hour! – Tues. 7/22/2014 5:30-7:30 at Scholz Garten
Co-sponsored by the ACS Austin Lawyer Chapter.