Law Connection – September 7, 2016

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Professor Frederick Schauer

David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law
University of Virginia School of Law

Thursday, September 8, 4 – 5 p.m.
Benson Classroom


The Sources of Law

Law is defined by its sources. In the wake of recent controversies about the use of foreign law, judicial research beyond the four corners of an appellate record, the increasing use of so-called non-legal information, the relevance of a judge’s personal characteristics, and the place of moral and pragmatic considerations, disputes about what is a legitimate legal source are widespread. Such disputes, however, are not just about proper and improper authorities in appellate briefs, arguments, and decisions, but also go to the nature of legal argument. This lecture explores these seemingly diverse issues, with the goal of locating them within changing conceptions of the nature of legal reasoning and the nature of law itself.

Canned Food Drive

The canned food drive will benefit the survivors of the Louisiana floods, specifically Baton Rouge. The drive will run from Wednesday, September 7 – Wednesday, September 21. Boxes are located near the 1st floor elevator and the atrium.
Items most needed:
Tuna/Canned Meat
Peanut Butter
Low-Sugar Cereals
anned Veggies
Canned Fruit
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Acting President Michael A. Olivas

William B. Bates Distinguished Chair in Law
Acting President, University of Houston Law Center – Downtown

Thursday, October 13, 4 p.m., Wesemann Hall


How Did We Get Here? Undocumented Lawyers and Occupational Licensing
Professor Michael A. Olivas will draw from his expertise in Higher Education Law and Immigration Law to share results from a national study on immigration and occupational licensing. He will review many of the state eligibility statutes for licensed professional practices and will note the unique and complex challenges that unauthorized immigrants face. He will suggest ways in which these issues can be resolved in the public interest.

It is anticipated that this lecture will be approved for one CLE credit hour.

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