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September 2016

Harper Lee Prize Award Ceremony

September 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building Room LJ-119, Washington, DC United States + Google Map

Dean Mark E. Brandon and Allen Pusey, Editor and Publisher of the ABA Journal, will host the sixth annual Harper Lee Prize Award Ceremony on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building.  The 2016 ceremony will honor Attica Locke for her novel Pleasantville.  For more information about the prize, please click here. To R.S.V.P., please call (205) 348-5752.

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Human Rights and Legal Judgments: The American Story Symposium

September 23, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
School of Law,

The literature on human rights is enormous and very rich. That literature illuminates the way human rights claims operate  at both the moral and legal level. This symposium will bring together scholars to track the various ways that American law recognizes and responds to claims made in the name of human rights as well as the way they are treated in political and cultural discourse. When are human rights claims accommodated and resisted? Does American have a cultural commitment to…

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Crafting a Resume and Landing That First Job: Insights from the Alabama State Bar Young Lawyers Section

September 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room A112 A&B,

Lawyers from the Alabama State Bar Young Lawyers Section will be hereto give valuable tips to students about what they (and their employers) look for in resumes and cover letters. They'll explain how, as recent graduates themselves, they approached the finding a position in Alabama and give strategies for handling the challenges posed by today's market for lawyers everywhere.

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Class of 1966 Reunion: Reception and Dinner

September 30, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Law Center Main Lobby (2nd Floor), 101 Paul W. Bryant Drive
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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The Class of 1966 will host a reception and dinner on Friday, September 30 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Law Center.  The event is open to all University of Alabama School of Law graduates of the class of 1966. Tickets are $60 per person. To R.S.V.P., call (205) 348-5752.

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October 2016

3rd Annual Public Defenders’ Day

October 4, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room A112 A&B,

The CSO and the Public Interest Institute are proud to sponsor the 3rd Annual Public Defenders' Day. There are now 9 Public Defenders Offices in Alabama, handling matters in state, local, and federal courts. Come meet some of these fantastic attorneys and learn about the rewards and challenges of Public Defense work. They will be here most of the day to answer questions, meet students, conduct interviews, and give a lunchtime panel presentation.

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CSO Huntsville Reception

October 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

CSO networking Reception in Huntsville

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Coping With Stress: The Benefits of Mindfulness

October 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room A112 A&B,

Law school and the practice of law, while rewarding, are incredibly stressful. The pressures of Final Exams, class ranking, studying for the Bar, billable hours, internalizing your clients' needs, serving the public, and numerous other demands can be debilitating and paralyzing to anyone. Come learn some techniques for keeping grounded and calm in the face of such pressures, by using a technique called "mindfulness." Mindfulness is "the intentional, accepting and non-judgmental focus of one's attention on the emotions, thoughts and…

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Careers in Banking & Financial Compliance

October 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room A112 A&B,

Come learn about careers in banking and financial compliance from UA alums who are experts in the field. They'll explain the practice, how they found it, and provide guidance and practical advice for students looking to this hot area for their post-graduate career. It's a great networking opportunity too!

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November 2016

Dress for Success: The CSO Fashion Show

November 1, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room A112 A&B,

Learn how to dress appropriately for interviews and on the job. Students will watch and learn as 2Ls and 3Ls walk the runway wearing appropriate and inappropriate fashions for interviews, law office attire, court appearances, casual day at the office, and cocktail parties. Please RSVP on Symplicity.

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Dining & Reception Etiquette

November 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room A112 A&B,

Many firms have holiday receptions and end of the year mixers, both formal and informal, which include meals. Come learn some tips on dining etiquette from Gina Johnson, teacher of business and social etiquette certified by the Emily Post Institute. Ms. Johnson will help you avoid the faux pas and make you look sophisticated and professional.

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March 2017

Postgraduate Fellowship Workshop

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room A112 A&B,

The CSO & Public Interest Institute will share information and resources regarding public interest postgraduate fellowships.

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Celebration of the 45th Anniversary of the First African-American Alabama Law Graduates

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Bending the Arc of History: African-Americans and The University of Alabama School of Law Reserve a Complimentary Luncheon Ticket TENTATIVE SCHEDULE 9:00am - 9:30am Continental Breakfast 9:30am - 9:45am Welcome & Introduction 9:45am - 10:45am A Conversation about Jim Crow Policy Professor Bryan Fair Mr. Fred Gray 10:45am – 11:00am Break 11:00am – 12:00pm Admission Denied: Those Excluded from Enrollment at the Law School Mr. Frank James (Moderator) Justice Ralph Cook Mr. J. Mason Davis Senator Hank Sanders 12:00pm –…

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April 2017

Law and the Imagining of Difference

April 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Judge Seybourn H. Lynne Lecture Hall (A255) Co-Sponsored by  Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review and CLE Alabama 8:00 – 8:30        Continental Breakfast outside the Judge Seybourn H. Lynne Lecture Hall (A255) 8:30 – 9:00       Welcome and Introduction Dean Mark Brandon - University of Alabama School of Law Austin Sarat - Justice Hugo L. Black Visiting Senior Faculty Scholar, The University of Alabama School of Law and Amherst College 9:00 – 10:15      Session I: Founding Mothers Julie Suk, Cardozo Law School…

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Employment Discrimination Law: David Lopez

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Alumni Picnic and Class Reunions

April 22
Law Center, 101 Paul W. Bryant Drive
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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Please click here for details and registration.

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