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.

Posted in Weekly Updates.