TBLS Weekly Update Additions 10/30- 11/3

Hey TBLS members. We have a few additional announcements that we wanted to let you know about:

11/9 Center for Women in Law “Women in Finance” Panel- Have you ever wondered what finance lawyers do? Or feel that business law is too complicated? Come hear from a panel of women who love what they do in finance law. The event will be in TNH 3.125 from 11:45 am–1:00 pm and lunch will be provided. See the flyer below for more information! Please register here.  

11/14 Kirkland & Ellis “Private Equity 101”- Do you plan on working in transactional law this summer but still have no clue what private equity is? If so, this event is for you! Attorneys from Kirkland & Ellis will be presenting on private equity and providing a basic introduction to the topic. The event will be in JON 5.627 from 12:00-1:30 and lunch will be served. Please RSVP here

 
Outline Bank Access
For ease of organization, we have created a form to fill out in order to get outline bank access. You may fill out the form here. When you have been added, you should receive a canvas invitation to join the TBLS outline bank. For those with outlines they would like to contribute, please send them to txbusinesslaw@gmail.com.
 
Have a great week everyone!

TBLS Weekly Update 10/30- 11/3

Hey there TBLS members! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Please see below for information on opportunities to get involved:

HEADLINERS:

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 event will be in JON 5.257 from 11:30am-1pm. RSVP here. (Details attached below)

Dues –  The fee schedule is as follows:

 

1Ls – $55

LLMs- $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 txbusinesslaw@gmail.com 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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.

INFORMATION:

Outline Bank  To gain access to the Outline bank, please email txbusinesslaw@gmail.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 txbusinesslaw@gmail.com.

TBLS Weekly Update 11/6- 11/10

Good Morning TBLS members! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Please see below for information on opportunities to get involved:

HEADLINERS:

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

11/9 Center for Women in Law “Women in Finance” Panel- Have you ever wondered what finance lawyers do? Or feel that business law is too complicated? Come hear from a panel of women who love what they do in finance law. The event will be in TNH 3.125 from 11:45 am–1:00 pm and lunch will be provided. See the flyer below for more information! Please register here.

11/14 Kirkland & Ellis “Private Equity 101”- Do you plan on working in transactional law this summer but still have no clue what private equity is? If so, this event is for you! Attorneys from Kirkland & Ellis will be presenting on private equity and providing a basic introduction to the topic. The event will be in JON 5.627 from 12:00-1:30 and lunch will be served. Please RSVP here.

INFORMATION:

Outline Bank Access- For ease of organization, we have created a form to fill out in order to get outline bank access. You may fill out the form here. When you have been added, you should receive a canvas invitation to join the TBLS outline bank. For those with outlines they would like to contribute, please send them to txbusinesslaw@gmail.com

Once you have paid dues, please email txbusinesslaw@gmail.com. so you can be added to the listserv!

Dues –  The fee schedule is as follows:

 

1Ls – $55

LLMs- $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 txbusinesslaw@gmail.com 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.

Weekly Update 10/16- 10/20

Hey there TBLS members! See below for information on opportunities to get involved:

HEADLINERS:

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.

Dues –  The fee schedule is as follows:

 

1Ls – $55

LLMs- $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 txbusinesslaw@gmail.com 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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.

INFORMATION:

Outline Bank  To gain access to the Outline bank, please email txbusinesslaw@gmail.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 txbusinesslaw@gmail.com.

TBLS Weekly Update 10/9- 10/13

Hey there TBLS members! See below for information on opportunities to get involved:

HEADLINERS:

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.

Dues –  The fee schedule is as follows:

 

1Ls – $55

LLMs- $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 txbusinesslaw@gmail.com 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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.

INFORMATION:

Outline Bank  To gain access to the Outline bank, please email txbusinesslaw@gmail.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 txbusinesslaw@gmail.com.

TBLS Weekly Update 10/2- 10/6

Hey there TBLS members! See below for information on opportunities to get involved:

HEADLINERS:

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

LLMs- $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 txbusinesslaw@gmail.com 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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.

INFORMATION:

Outline Bank  To gain access to the Outline bank, please email txbusinesslaw@gmail.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 txbusinesslaw@gmail.com.

Term of the Week: Opportunity Cost– A benefit that a person could have received, but gave up, to take another course of action.

TBLS Weekly Update 9/25- 9/29

Hey there TBLS members! The school year may be heating up, but I hope y’all are keeping it chill. Below please find information about our upcoming events, including our 1L happy hour this Thursday!

HEADLINERS:

1L Happy Hour – TBLS is having its annual Welcome Happy Hour this Thursday, September 28, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Dogwood on West 6th.  Please come out and help us welcome the 1L class!  This event is open to all 1Ls and dues-paying 2Ls and 3Ls.

Real Talk and Tacos- Dues paying members can stop by to pick up their shirts and get free breakfast tacos this Monday, October 2, from 7:30-10:00 am in the Sheffield Room. Grab some breakfast and meet other TBLS members before heading to class!

Dues – The fee schedule is as follows:

 

1Ls – $55

LLMs- $55

2Ls  & 3Ls (New to TBLS) – $30

2Ls (Returning) – $20

3Ls (Returning) – $10

 

To pay dues: As you will see below, several of our events and society shirts are only available for dues paying members, 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 txbusinesslaw@gmail.com when you drop off dues so that someone can collect them.

Card- Come to this Thursday’s 1L Happy Hour where we will have Square set up to take your Credit or Debit card.

Venmo- Venmo our VP of Internal Affairs Reed Hash, at @Reed-Hash. Place your name and year level in the subject line.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

10/18 Baker McKenzie Presentation – On Wednesday, October 18 at 11:30 a.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.  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. 

INFORMATION:

Outline Bank  To gain access to the Outline bank, please email txbusinesslaw@gmail.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 txbusinesslaw@gmail.com.

Texas Venture Labs- Texas Venture Labs is a course where graduate students from Law, MBA, and sciences learn about how to get a new company investor ready and they apply those skills as part of team consulting to Austin startups.  Texas Venture Labs has an info session on Wednesday 9/20 at 12pm in TNH 2.137 and applications on their website are due 10/2 by 8am.  For more information, contact Jim Lemoine at jim.lemoine@mccombs.utexas.edu. You can RSVP here for Venture Expo

Term of the Week: Collateral– Property or other asset that a borrower offers as a way for a lender to secure the loan.

TBLS Weekly Update 9/18- 9/22

Happy Monday TBLS members! Hope you all had a great weekend! Below please find information about our upcoming events, including the LawMeet information sessions, this Tuesday and Friday!

HEADLINERS:

LawMeet – If you are a student interested in honing your skills as a transactional attorney sign up for the TBLS Intramural Transactional LawMeet here!  The information sessions for 1Ls will be Sept. 18th from 5:30-8 PM. The Practicum for 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLMs will be Sept. 22nd from 1-4 PM. The competition will take place Sept. 30 and be followed by a reception.

See each event’s Facebook page for more information.

1L Session: here.

Upper Level Practicum: here.

Competition: here.

Dues – TBLS’s fee system this year is as follows:

 

1Ls – $55

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. Checks can be made payable to the Texas Business Law Society.  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.

9/28 1L Welcome Happy Hour – TBLS is having its annual Welcome Happy Hour this Thursday, September 28, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Dogwood on West 6th.  Please come out and help us welcome the 1L class!  This event is open to all 1Ls and dues-paying 2Ls and 3Ls.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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. 

INFORMATION:

Outline Bank  To gain access to the Outline bank, please email txbusinesslaw@gmail.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 txbusinesslaw@gmail.com.

Texas Venture Labs- Texas Venture Labs is a course where graduate students from Law, MBA, and sciences learn about how to get a new company investor ready and they apply those skills as part of team consulting to Austin startups.  Texas Venture Labs has an info session on Wednesday 9/20 at 12pm in TNH 2.137 and applications on their website are due 10/2 by 8am.  For more information, contact Jim Lemoine at jim.lemoine@mccombs.utexas.edu. You can RSVP here for Venture Expo

Term of the Week: Chapter 11– A reorganization bankruptcy, usually involving a corporation or partnership. A Chapter 11 debtor usually proposes a plan of reorganization to keep its business alive and pay creditors over time.  Individuals or people in business can also seek relief in chapter 11.

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!

TBLS Weekly Update 04/03 – 04/09

Upcoming Events:

3rd Annual Norton Rose Fulbright M&A School:
Friday, April 8; all day event in the Francis Auditorium (TNH 2.114)
Partners from Norton Rose Fulbright will be coming to teach members about the “nitty gritty” of a merger & acquisition transaction. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM and the event is expected to end around 3:30 PM. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Attire is casual. This event is TBLS’ biggest event of the year, in addition to being a resume credit. RSVP HERE via symplicity under the events tab: https://law-utexas-csm.symplicity.com/students/

Fall OCI: What You Need to Know
Monday, April 11 at 3:30 p.m.
Big Law panelists from Latham & Watkins, Paul Hastings, Jackson Walker, and Willkie, Farr & Galllagher will cover tips on how to prepare effective application materials; how to sell yourself in a 20-minute interview; why networking is important and how to do it; and professional etiquette for receptions, meals, and correspondence, including responding to offers. Amy’s Ice Cream will be served! Please RSVP on Symplicity.

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:

Mezzanine financing is a hybrid of debt and equity financing that is typically used to finance the expansion of existing companies. Mezzanine financing is basically debt capital that gives the lender the rights to convert to an ownership or equity interest in the company if the loan is not paid back in time and in full. It is generally subordinated to debt provided by senior lenders such as banks and venture capital companies.

3 Thing to Make You Smarter:

1. Pfizer and Allergen scrapped their merger after the US Treasury announced new rules making corporate inversions more difficult.

2. Global Bond Yield plunges to 20-year low, serving as a warning sign for the global economy.

3. For 1Ls interested in transferring, consider The Antonin Scalia School of Law, or ASSoL for short.

Have a great week!