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



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


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


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.


  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


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