Hey there TBLS members! See below for information on opportunities to get involved:
Dues – We are still collecting dues. Paying them gets you attendance at our upcoming events along with super cool TBLS swag. The fee schedule is as follows:
1Ls – $55
2Ls & 3Ls (New to TBLS) – $30
2Ls (Returning) – $20
3Ls (Returning) – $10
To pay dues: You can pay dues in several ways:
Cash or Check- Please leave a clearly marked envelope with your name and email at the TBLS mailbox at the communications center in the atrium. Checks can be made payable to the Texas Business Law Society. Email firstname.lastname@example.org when you drop off dues so that someone can collect them.
Venmo- Venmo our VP of Internal Affairs Reed Hash, at @Reed-Hash. Place your name and year level in the subject line.
10/18 Baker McKenzie Presentation – On Wednesday, October 18 at 5:30 p.m., lawyers from Baker McKenzie will be coming to deliver a presentation titled, “A Day in the Life of a Transactional Attorney” in the Sheffield Room. The time has been moved from a morning event to an evening one and will be followed by a reception. This presentation will provide an overview of the daily responsibilities of a transactional lawyer and how various transactional practice fields intersect with one another. RSVP here.
10/25 Associate Luncheon – TBLS is hosting its annual associate luncheon on Wednesday, October 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Joe Jamail Pavilion. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear first hand about what it is like to practice transactional law straight from the field. Attorneys will be attending from Sidley Austin, Kirkland & Ellis, Haynes & Boone, Bracewell and Morgan Lewis. Remember, attendance is limited and for dues paying members only, and you must RSVP to attend. Business casual attire is required for attendance. RSVP here.
11/1 Haynes & Boone “Crash Course Oil and Gas” – Attorneys from Haynes & Boone will give a presentation on oil and gas transactional law, a great opportunity for aspiring Houston Lawyers. The even will be in JON 5.257 from 11:30am-1pm. RSVP here.
11/8 Akin Gump “Jobs in Transactional Law: 101” – Not sure what you want to do with your life? Still unsure what, exactly, transactional law is? Come by Akin Gump’s event to get all the information you’ll need! RSVP here.
Outline Bank – To gain access to the Outline bank, please email email@example.com your name, year, and UT EID. The outline bank is only available to dues paying members. Also, if you have Outlines you would like to add to the Outline Bank, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Term of the Week: Opportunity Cost– A benefit that a person could have received, but gave up, to take another course of action.