Public Interest Law Week, Feb. 26 - 28
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Public Interest Law Week will be Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 26-28 at 12 p.m.
Each day at lunch there will be panels of professionals and students who work or have interned for Public Interest Organizations. These speakers will provide insight into working in the Public Interest arena. On Equal Justice Day multiple organizations will be at the school and many of them offer intern positions over the summer.
You may also pick up an application for a stipend from the Fellowship from Fellowship Board Members throughout the week.
Monday (12:20): Heather Ridenour, Probate Court 1; Sandwiches provided
Tuesday (12:30): Susan Fromm, Legal Aid; BBQ Provided
Tuesday Evening (5:30):
Allen, Probate Court; Pizza provided
Wednesday: Equal Justice Day, Multiple Organizations; Pizza provided
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals visit, March 1 -
Students will have an opportunity to attend oral arguments presented at the law school to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The panel consists of Presiding Judge Sharon Keller, Judge Lawrence Meyers, Judge Tom Price, Judge Paul Womack, Judge Cheryl Johnson, Judge Michael Keasler, Judge Barbara Hervey, Judge Charles Holcomb, and Judge Cathy Cochran. The panel will hear oral arguments in a capital murder case (
Staley v. State
, a direct appeal from the trial court; no court of appeals opinion) and an aggravated assault case (
Thompson v. State
, 183 S.W.3d 787 (Tex. App.--Austin 2005, pet. granted)). The arguments will be heard at the law school on Thursday, March 1, beginning at 10 a.m. Arguments will last until noon. Students are asked to wear courtroom attire. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome--seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early to be seated.
Court security asks that those who attend the argument not bring backpacks, books, laptops, or other items. All cell phones must be turned off
Lone Star Legal Research & Writing Conference, May 31-June 1
- Texas Wesleyan School of Law will be hosting legal writing/research instructors and law librarians from around the nation at the Lone Star Legal Research & Writing Conference. Issues to be discussed include legal writing curriculum and how to teach statutory construction. Registration, hotel information and conference schedule will be posted on the web in a few weeks.