TBLS Weekly Update 04/10 – 04/16

Hi TBLS Members,

I wanted to start this off by saying this will be the last Weekly Update of the semester. Best of luck to everyone on finals – you may be getting one more email from TBLS to announce a little study break once we are farther into finals-mode.

To the Class of 2016, thank you for being such outstanding members and congratulations on being so close to graduation. Hook ’em!! Texas Business Law Society

Upcoming Events:

Panel on Corporate In-House Law:
Tuesday, April 12 at 3:30 p.m.
Reception to follow in the Susman Godfrey Atrium at 4:30 p.m.
TBLS and CSO are hosting a panel with Corporate In-House Attorneys. This is a great opportunity to learn about corporate hiring practices, what it is like to be in-house counsel, and how law firm and in-house practices differ. Panelists include: Tanya Avila, Worldpay SN, LLC; Scott J. Depta, Active Power, Inc.; Joe Fuqua of ARM, Inc.; Heather Johnston, Gemalto; and Jonathan Kaplan, RetailMeNot, Inc.
RSVP through Symplicity under the events tab.

General Membership Information:

Outline Bank – To gain access to the outline bank please email txbusinesslaw@gmail.com with your UT EID. The outline bank is accessed through Canvas and is only available to dues paying members.

Term Of The Week:

Internal rate of return (IRR) is a metric used in capital budgeting measuring the profitability of potential investments. Internal rate of return is a discount rate that makes the net present value (NPV) of all cash flows from a particular project equal to zero. IRR calculations rely on the same formula as NPV does.

3 Thing to Make You Smarter:

1. A District Court ruled that MetLife was not ‘Too Big to Fail.’ Andrew Ross Sorkin asks whether determining ‘Too Big to Fail’ may be too tricky for a generalist judge.

2. China’s M&A Boom. While globally M&A has fallen, China’s voracious appetite has stymied the decline.

3. Tax season is upon us! Here are 11 charts that help explain taxes in America.

Take care!

Posted in Weekly Updates.