Overview: The Thurgood Marshall Legal Society (TMLS) will host its Second Biennial Spring Symposium on February 9, 2012 at The University of Texas School of Law. The theme of the Symposium is “Pursuing Social Justice.”
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. We are honored to have the Supreme Court of Texas open the Symposium with oral arguments in UT Law’s Eidman Courtroom. A formal luncheon will follow the oral arguments as well as an opportunity to meet the Justices. Attendees will then attend a series of panels covering civil, political, and ethical topics, receiving up to 3.0 hours of CLE credit for attendance while hearing from leading minds in their respective legal fields.
The Symposium is sure to be a distinctive event with an anticipated 150 to 200 Symposium attendees, including local media outlets. Your attendance is encouraged and welcomed by not only Symposium panelists and attendees, but by all UT Law students and faculty. We look forward to seeing you there!
Parking: Both the San Jacinto Garage near The University of Texas School of Law and spaces along Dean Keeton are available for parking.
Registration: Payments in the form of check or cash will be accepted on the day of the event, should you wish to use another form of payment. RSVPs can thus also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsorship: For sponsorship opportunities and additional, general information about the symposium, please download our sponsorship and registration packet, which may be found by clicking the link provided here.
8:00-9:00 Check-in & Breakfast Spread
9:00-11:00 Supreme Court of Texas Oral Arguments
11:00-11:30 Short Reception with the Supreme Court of Texas
11:30-12:30 Formal Luncheon
12:30-1:30 Panel Session 1: Featuring the Supreme Court of Texas
1:45-2:45 Panel Session 2: Redistricting & Voting Rights
3:00-4:00 Panel Session 3: Ethics
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Thurgood Marshall Legal Society
Thurgood Marshall Legal Society (TMLS), a local chapter of the National Black Law Students Association, was established in 1970 to address the interests and concerns of African-American students at The University of Texas School of Law. TMLS seeks to provide a forum in which to encourage the study, research, and diffusion of ideas about the law. TMLS also reaches out to the legal community, especially its alumni, in order to cultivate mentor relationships for its members. In addition to assisting its members in obtaining employment, TMLS is dedicated to continuing the professional and academic development of each of its members. These goals are met through panels, mentoring programs, mock call-back interviews, and symposia. TMLS also participates in several community service programs throughout the year.