Policy and Law

Challenges to Fragile Democracies in the Americas symposium

Feb. 23, 2000

A free and public symposium at The University of Texas at Austin on Friday (Feb. 25) will bring scholars, government officials and human rights activists to campus to examine the forces affecting democracy in Latin America.

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Exhibit at UT Austin School of Law marks 50th anniversary of Sweatt V. Painter lawsuit as part of Black History Month

Feb. 16, 2000

The Jamail Center for Legal Research at The University of Texas at Austin has announced the opening of the Tarlton Law Library's spring semester exhibit, Stepping Away from Segregation: Sweatt V. Painter.

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Barbara Jordan forum at UT Austin celebrates diversity

Feb. 11, 2000

In celebration of Black History Month, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will host the Fourth Annual Barbara Jordan Memorial Forum on Diversity in Public Policy at the University of Texas at Austin on Feb. 17¬19. The event is held annually in February to commemorate and preserve Barbara Jordan's commitment to the value of diversity in public policy.

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Expert on youth violence to speak at conference hosted by Texas Head Start-State Collaboration Office

Jan. 5, 2000

An early childhood educator's conference hosted by The Texas Head Start-State Collaboration Office at The University of Texas at Austin's Charles A. Dana Center will feature a nationally known expert on youth violence. Guest speaker Robin Karr-Morse will speak on issues involving violence and young Americans at 12:30 p.m. Friday (Jan. 7) at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Blvd.

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Scholar on law of trusts and estates to join UT Austin School of Law

Dec. 16, 1999

Mark L. Ascher, widely considered the leading scholar in the law of trusts and estates of his generation of law professors, will join The University of Texas at Austin School of Law in the spring semester of 2000, according to M. Michael Sharlot, dean of the School of Law.

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