TBLS Weekly Update (10/11/15 – 10/18/15)


TOMORROW! 10/14 Partner Panel – From 3:00-5:00 in CCJ 2.306 (the Eidman Courtroom) Sandy Brown of Bracewell & Giuliani, Michelle Earley of Locke Lord, Efren Acosta of Norton Rose Fulbright, and Mary Kogut of 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


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.


Option Pool – Shares of stock reserved for employees of a private company. The option pool is a way of attracting talented employees to a startup company

1. Good corporate governance can improve a company’s bottom line. A story on the B Corporation and its high standards of corporate governance and transparency.

2. Five Weird Capital Markets Observations Concerning Dell’s Big Bid for EMC. The issuance of a lot of fresh debt and the use of tracking stock are just some of the offer’s complications.

3. Many New Yorkers would like to live in a bar bathroom. A prank want ad exposes the city’s insane real-estate market.
Yours truly,

Texas Business Law Society

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