TBLS Weekly Update (09/27/15 – 10/03/15)

INFORMATION:

Dues – TBLS has altered its fee system this year to reward our returning members with lower fees. The fee schedule is as follows:

1Ls – $40

2Ls  & 3Ls (New to TBLS) – $30

2Ls (Returning) – $20

3Ls (Returning) – $10

To pay dues: Please leave a clearly marked envelope with your name and email at the TBLS mailbox at the communications center in the atrium. Email txbusinesslaw@gmail.com when you drop off dues so that someone can collect them. As you will see below, several of our events and society shirts are only available for dues paying members.

BASEBALL CAPS! – The TBLS caps are going, going… almost gone. Email txbusinesslaw@gmail.com and reserve a $15 cap today!

Outline Bank  To gain access fill out the Outline Bank form. The outline bank is also available only to dues paying members.

LawMeet Competition- Join the UT LawMeet team! It is a competition designed to let 2Ls and 3Ls know what it is like to do a deal from beginning to end, while also allowing students to develop and hone their skills in contract constructions, drafting, and negotiation.

To join: Attendance at all three Practicum meetings is required. This year we will have three Law Meet teams draft and negotiate a private equity deal from beginning to end. Each of these teams will consist of three UT Law students who will compete on Feb. 26 at SMU, UGA, or Northwestern. Those who do not qualify for the team will be entered into Texas Law’s first annual Intramural Transactional Moot Court Competition in February.

Practicum Details:

Sept. 24, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., JON 5.257

Oct. 1, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., JON 5.257

Oct. 8, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., JON 5.257

Please RSVP at utlawmeet@gmail.com

UPCOMING EVENTS:

TODAY! Associate Luncheon – TBLS is hosting its annual associate luncheon on September 29, 11:30 to 2:00. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear first hand about what it is like to practice transactional law from associates at Locke Lord, Akin Gump, Haynes & Boone, Kirkland & Ellis, Norton Rose Fulbright, Bracewell & Giuliani, Latham Watkins, and Gray Reed. Remember, attendance is for dues paying members only, and to attend you must RSVP through the CSO website. Business casual attire is required for attendance.

10/14 Partner Panel – From 3:00-5:00 in CCJ 2.306 (the Eidman Courtroom) partners from Locke Lord, Akin Gump, Bracewell & Giuliani, and Kirkland & Ellis will be coming to campus to speak with students and answer questions. Snacks and Refreshments will be provided. We will begin accepting RSVPs through the CSO website at the beginning of October. Attendees are only required to attend as long as their schedule permits. If you have a question that you would like to submit to the Partner Panel, please email txbusinesslaw@gmail.com

TERM OF THE WEEK:

LIBOR – is a benchmark rate that some of the world’s leading banks charge each other for short-term loans. It stands for Intercontinental Exchange London Interbank Offered Rate and serves as the first step to calculating interest rates on various loans throughout the world.

3 THINGS THAT WILL MAKE YOU SMARTER:

  1. As Banks Retreat, Private Equity Rushes to Buy Troubled Home Mortgages.Critics say the new players are too quick to foreclose.
  1. How Congress May Have Saved Goldman Sachs From Itself. Why the scrutiny of banks prevented Goldman Sachs from diving deep into “dangerous business.”
  1. Gender inequality is costing the world $28 billion.If men and women contributed equally to the workforce, it would add $28 trillion to GDP by 2025.

Yours truly,

Texas Business Law Society

txbusinesslaw@gmail.com

 

TBLS Weekly Update (09/20/15 – 09/26/15)

 

INFORMATION:

1L Happy Hour – TBLS would like to thank everyone that came to the 1L Happy Hour. The turnout was fantastic. We hope everyone had a great time… and a few free drinks.

1L Section Reps – TBLS would like to announce the following 1L Section Reps: Caylye Nordling, Genevieve Tarlton, Montana Ware, Tatyanna Senel, Lena Silva, and Rebecca Chang. Likewise, we would like to announce Henry Bett as our 1L Social Media Representative.

Dues – TBLS has altered its fee system this year to reward our returning members with lower fees. The fee schedule is as follows:

1Ls – $40
2Ls & 3Ls (New to TBLS) – $30
2Ls (Returning) – $20
3Ls (Returning) – $10

To pay dues: Please leave a clearly marked envelope with your name and email at the TBLS mailbox at the communications center in the atrium. Email txbusinesslaw@gmail.com when you drop off dues so that someone can collect them. As you will see below, several of our events and society shirts are only available for dues paying members.

Atrium Table: Alternatively, this week you can swing by the Atrium between 11:00-1:00 to pay Dues or pick up your T-shirt.

BASEBALL CAPS! – The TBLS caps are going, going… almost gone. Email txbusinesslaw@gmail.com and reserve a $15 cap today!

Outline Bank – To gain access fill out the Outline Bank form. The outline bank is also available only to dues paying members.

LawMeet Competition– Join the UT LawMeet team! It is a competition designed to let 2Ls and 3Ls know what it is like to do a deal from beginning to end, while also allowing students to develop and hone their skills in contract constructions, drafting, and negotiation.

To join: Attendance at all three Practicum meetings is required. This year we will have three Law Meet teams draft and negotiate a private equity deal from beginning to end. Each of these teams will consist of three UT Law students who will compete on Feb. 26 at SMU, UGA, or Northwestern. Those who do not qualify for the team will be entered into Texas Law’s first annual Intramural Transactional Moot Court Competition in February.

Practicum Details:
Sept. 24, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., JON 5.257
Oct. 1, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., JON 5.257
Oct. 8, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., JON 5.257

Please RSVP at utlawmeet@gmail.com

UPCOMING EVENTS:

09/29 Associate Luncheon – TBLS is hosting its annual associate luncheon on September 9, 11:30 to 2:00. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear first hand about what it is like to practice transactional law from associates at Locke Lord, Akin Gump, Haynes & Boone, Kirkland & Ellis, Norton Rose Fulbright, Bracewell & Giuliani, Latham Watkins, and Gray Reed. Remember, attendance is for dues paying members only, and to attend you must RSVP through the CSO website. Business casual attire is required for attendance.

10/14 Partner Panel – From 3:00-5:00 in CCJ 2.306 (the Eidman Courtroom) partners from Locke Lord, Akin Gump, Bracewell & Giuliani, and Kirkland & Ellis will be coming to campus to speak with students and answer questions. Snacks and Refreshments will be provided. We will begin accepting RSVPs through the CSO website at the beginning of October. Attendees are only required to attend as long as their schedule permits. If you have a question that you would like to submit to the Partner Panel, please email txbusinesslaw@gmail.com

TERM OF THE WEEK:

Derivative– A derivative is a security with a price that is dependent upon or derived from one or more underlying assets. The derivative itself is a contract between two or more parties based upon the asset or assets. Its value is determined by fluctuations in the underlying asset. The most common underlying assets include stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, interest rates and market indexes.

3 THINGS THAT WILL MAKE YOU SMARTER:

  1. For the Federal Reserve the question isn’t just whether it should raise interest rates, the question is whether they can in actuality.
  1. The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business examined the effects of incentivizing CEOs with stock options. It turns out this is a recipe for unintended consequences.
  1. In Defense of Hufflepuff. Why the much-maligned house of the Harry Potter series doesn’t get nearly enough attention or praise.

Yours truly,

Texas Business Law Society

txbusinesslaw@gmail.com

TBLS Weekly Update (09/13/15 – 09/19/15)

TBLS INFO:

Dues– TBLS has altered its fee system this year to reward our returning members with lower fees. The fee schedule is as follows:
1Ls – $40
2Ls & 3Ls (New to TBLS) – $30
2Ls (Returning) – $20
3Ls (Returning) – $10

To pay dues: Please leave a clearly marked envelope with your name and email at the TBLS mailbox at the communications center in the atrium. Email txbusinesslaw@gmail.com when you drop off dues so that someone can collect them. As you will see below, several of our events and society shirts are only available for dues paying members.

BASEBALL CAPS! – The TBLS caps are going, going… almost gone. Email
txbusinesslaw@gmail.com and reserve a $15 cap today!

Outline Bank – To gain access fill out the Outline Bank form. The outline bank is also available only to dues paying members.

LawMeet Competition– Join the UT LawMeet team! It is a competition designed to let 2Ls and 3Ls know what it is like to do a deal from beginning to end, while also allowing students to develop and hone their skills in contract constructions, drafting, and negotiation.

To join: Attendance at all three Practicum meetings is required. This year we will have three Law Meet teams draft and negotiate a private equity deal from beginning to end. Each of these teams will consist of three UT Law students who will compete on Feb. 26 at SMU, UGA, or Northwestern. Those who do not qualify for the team will be entered into Texas Law’s first annual Intramural Transactional Moot Court Competition in February.

Practicum Details:
Sept. 24, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., JON 5.254
Oct. 1, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., JON 5.254
Oct. 8, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., JON 5.254

Please RSVP at utlawmeet@gmail.com

UPCOMING EVENTS:

8pm TONIGHT! The Norton Rose Fulbright 1L Happy Hour – Come join us at Dogwood for the Third Annual TBLS 1L Happy Hour sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright! All 1Ls and dues paying upperclassmen are welcome (we will accept dues at the event.) The drinks are on us, so come learn more about TBLS before we all head over to Bar Review.

09/29 Associate Luncheon – TBLS is hosting its annual associate luncheon on September 9, 11:30 to 2:00. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear first hand about what it is like to practice transactional law from associates at Locke Lord, Akin Gump, Haynes & Boone, Kirkland & Ellis, Norton Rose Fulbright, Bracewell & Giuliani, Latham Watkins, and Gray Reed. Remember, attendance is for dues paying members only, and to attend you must RSVP through the CSO website.

10/14 Partner Panel – Partners from top law firms will be coming to campus to speak with students and discuss their practice areas, and what they expect from associates.

TERM OF THE WEEK:

Institutional Investor– A non-bank person or organization that trades securities in large enough share quantities or dollar amounts that they qualify for preferential treatment and lower commissions. Institutional investors face fewer protective regulations because it is assumed that they are more knowledgeable and better able to protect themselves.

3 THINGS THAT WILL MAKE YOU SMARTER:

1. The Fed & Interest Rates – questions that you were too embarrassed to ask!

2. Euro-zone and UK inflation were revealed. In the 19 countries that use the euro, prices showed a 0.1% year-on-year rise in August, a slow-down from the 0.2% annual rise in July and lower than expected. In the UK, the consumer-price index edged back down to zero in August from 0.1% in July, largely due to the plunging price of fuel.

3. The US doesn’t take $100-million checks. The government’s processing machinery can’t handle anything bigger than $99,999,999.99.
Yours truly,

Texas Business Law Society
txbusinesslaw@gmail.com

TBLS Weekly Update (09/06/15 – 09/12/15)

TBLS INFORMATION:

Dues– TBLS has altered its fee system this year to reward our returning members with lower fees. The fee schedule is as follows:

1Ls – $40
2Ls & 3Ls (New to TBLS) – $30
2Ls (Returning) – $20
3Ls (Returning) – $10

To pay dues: Please leave a clearly marked envelope with your name and email at the TBLS mailbox at the communications center in the atrium. Email txbusinesslaw@gmail.com when you drop off dues so that someone can collect them. As you will see below, several of our events and society shirts are only available for dues paying members.

BASEBALL CAPS! – We have ordered Baseball Caps and they will be handed out on a first come, first serve basis. They will be $18. If you would like to reserve a baseball cap or want more details on the caps please email txbusinesslaw@gmail.com. Again, there are only 75 caps so please email to reserve yours!

Outline Bank – To gain access fill out the Outline Bank form. The outline bank is also available only to dues paying members.

LawMeet Competition– Join the UT LawMeet team! It is a competition designed to give law students a hands-on experience in developing and honing transactional lawyering skills. If interested all applicants are required to attend the practicum lectures on 9/24, 10/1, and 10/8. This practicum will be the most important factor in the LawMeet application process. Good luck!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

09/14 & 09/15 Atrium Table – This upcoming Monday and Tuesday from 11:00 – 1:30 we will have a table in the Atrium for members to pick up T-Shirts, purchase baseball caps, and pay dues.

09/17 1L Happy Hour – Please plan on coming out Thursday, September 17 from 8-10 to our 1L Happy Hour! TBLS will be welcoming the new 1L class with this event prior to Bar Review. Of course we will have a bar tab and it should be a great time so we hope you all can make it. We will let you know the location as soon as possible.

09/29 Associate Luncheon – Come network and meet associates from top law firms at our Associate Luncheon. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear first hand about what it is like to practice transactional law.

10/14 Partner Panel – Partners from top law firms will be coming to campus to speak with students and discuss their practice areas, and what they expect from associates.

TERM OF THE WEEK:

Capital Markets – Markets for buying and selling equity and debt instruments. Capital markets channel savings and investment between suppliers of capital such as retail investors and institutional investors, and users of capital like businesses, government and individuals.

3 THINGS THAT WILL MAKE YOU SMARTER:

1. Tesla Motors has never made an annual profit, but investors insist that is missing the point.

2. The Economist reports on the high cost of financial services for the poor.

3. An anonymous photographer is mocking modern notions of authenticity—with a Barbie doll. This satirical Instagram account highlights how fake hashtagged lives can be.

TBLS Weekly Update (08/30/15 – 09/05/15)

TBLS INFO:

Dues– TBLS has altered its fee system this year to reward our returning members with lower fees. The fee schedule is as follows:

1Ls – $40
2Ls & 3Ls (New to TBLS) – $30
2Ls (Returning) – $20
3Ls (Returning) – $10

To pay dues: Please leave a clearly marked envelope with your name and email at the TBLS mailbox at the communications center in the atrium. Email txbusinesslaw@gmail.com when you drop off dues so that someone can collect them. As you will see below, several of our events and society shirts are only available for dues paying members.

T-Shirts! – Hopefully will be ready by the Organization Fair this Thursday, Sept 3. T-Shirts will definitely be available by Friday, Sept. 4. Members that filled out the survey with t-shirt sizes will have guaranteed t-shirts. The shirts will be the same design and type of shirt as last year, but in the color Melon.

BASEBALL CAPS! – We have ordered Baseball Caps and they will be handed out on a first come, first serve basis. They will be $18. If you would like to reserve a baseball cap or want more details on the caps please email txbusinesslaw@gmail.com. These will be handed out beginning the day of the Organization Fair (Sept. 3). Again, there are only 75 caps so please email to reserve yours!

1L Section Representatives – Interviews for 1L Section Representatives will be occurring soon. If you’re interested please send an email to txbusinesslaw@gmail.com expressing your interest in the position.

Outline Bank – To gain access fill out the Outline Bank form. The outline bank is also available only to dues paying members.

10-Q Newsletter – The new 10-Q is on the website. Check it out!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

09/03 Student Organization Fair – TBLS will have a table during the Organization Fair from 12-2:00 PM in the Atrium. We encourage all members to swing by and pick up their beautiful TBLS coozie and help us recruit 1Ls. Also, members are welcome to drop off their dues during the Fair. If you would like to volunteer for a shift at the Organization Fair, please email txbusinesslaw@gmail.com

09/17 1L Happy Hour – Please plan on coming out Thursday, September 17 from 8-10 PM to our 1L Happy Hour! TBLS will be welcoming the new 1L class with this event prior to Bar Review. Of course we will have a bar tab and it should be a great time so we hope you all can make it. We will let you know the location as soon as possible.

09/25 Associate Luncheon – Come network and meet associates from top law firms at our Associate Luncheon. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear first hand about what it is like to practice transactional law.

10/14 Partner Panel – Partners from top law firms will be coming to campus to speak with students, discuss their practice areas, and what they expect from associates.

TERM OF THE WEEK:

Debt Instrument – A paper or electronic obligation that enables the issuing party to raise funds by promising to repay a lender in accordance with terms of a contract. Types of debt instruments include notes, bonds, certificates, mortgages, leases or other agreements between a lender and a borrower.

3 THINGS TO MAKE YOU SMARTER:

You can watch China’s state investors inflating its stock market. The money pours in right before the end of the trading day.

International Monetary Fund Officials should have seen it coming. They knew they were on a flawed course when they bailed out Greece in 2010, and the compromises they made then have continued to haunt them—and much of Europe.

“Manspreading” and “butt dial” are officially words. The online Oxford Dictionary also added “beer o’clock”