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


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 5.257

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


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


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.


  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



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