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


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


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.


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.


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

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