Upcoming Events

Please save the date for the Thurgood Marshal Legal Society Banquet on Friday, March 31 at 6pm at the Headliners Club!
The theme of this year’s Banquet is “Trailblazers and Innovators: We Stand on the Shoulders of Giants.
You can purchase tickets now at tmlsbanquet2017.eventbrite.com.
The Banquet is sure to be a time of remembrance, connection, and celebration. Please update members of your class who were a part of TMLS while at UT Law.  We’d like to see as many alumni members of the TMLS community attend as possible.
All the best,
TMLS Banquet Chair



Past Events:

General Body Meeting:
Date: Tuesday, September 27
Location: TNH 2.137
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
We will be introducing Rick Garza from the SAO. Afterwards, there will be an open forum for members to check-in with one another and discuss whatever is on their mind. Come vent, laugh, share, and support! Dinner will be served.

Police Policy Lunch

Date: Tuesday, September 27
Location: TNH 2.140
Time: 11:30AM-1PM – Lunch will be served
TMLS, Fed. Soc., and ACS, are co-sponsoring a lunch titled “Police Policy: Improving Tactics, Accountability, and Community Relations.” Our speakers include: Craig Moore (Travis County DA Office and TMLS alumn), Amanda Wood (Institute for Urban Policy and Research Analysis), Scott Erikson (Law Enforcement professional writer for the Heritage Foundation), and Professor Jennifer Laurin (Crim Law Professor Texas Law).

GRITS Volunteer Info Session:

Date: Wednesday, September 28
Location: TNH 3.125
Time: 12PM
Come learn about volunteer opportunities at the GRITS Conference . Opportunities include hosting a conference attendee in your home, being a primary speaker contact (including transportation), and staffing the registration table and helping with other day-of tasks. If you can’t make the session, please fill out this registration form and the GRITS directors will follow up with you.

Study Session:

Date: Sunday, October 2
Location: TNH 2.137 (possibly relocating to the Jury Room for a more conducive studying environment)
Time: 3-5PM
TMLS Leadership is working on getting stellar outline packets together for those who wish to participate. Please fill out the following link with your courses and professors, so that we can get packets ready by October 15th.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IhQ_kYEFjTx_coVFC5ZkGVnc3XOKeXzJphUzW3Nqk3Q/edit?usp=sharing
Intensive Exam-Taking Workshop:

Date: Sunday, October 22
Location: TNH 2.123
Time: 1-5PM
Vinson & Elkins and TMLS are hosting a 4-hour workshop to help prepare 1Ls on the best exam-taking strategies. Further details will be emailed out to 1Ls shortly. Sign-up here: https://goo.gl/forms/IQIUphKRxxrXwkMM2

General Body Meeting:
Date: Tuesday, September 13
Location: TNH 2.137
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Speakers include Aden Allen (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati), Lealon Martin (Fish & Richardson), and Eric Combs (Pirkey Barber).
Youth Court Info Session:

Date: Tuesday, September 13
Location: TNH 2.123
Time: 11:30 AM (lunch provided)
Come learn more about the pro bono program whose mission is to keep kids in the classroom, and out of the juvenile justice system.

Expunction Clinic:

: Friday, September 16
Location: TNH 2.123
Time: 1-3PM

Date: Tuesday, September 20
Location: Travis County Law Library (314 W. 11th Street)
Time: 5:30-9PM
Members will receive 5.5 pro bono hours total (including training). Students will help others determine eligibility and prepare paperwork to file petitions to expunge criminal records or obtain orders of nondisclosure of criminal records. Expunging records allows people to legally deny offenses and erase records from criminal histories, mitigating future harm stemming from arrests that do not result in a criminal conviction.

Memorial Service for Professor Carson:

Date: Monday, September 19
Location: Eidman Courtroom
Time: 4-5PM, with a reception to follow

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