University of Texas School of Law

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UT Law CLE brings you in-person opportunities to connect with top experts and colleagues in your practice area. Browse our collection of live conferences and register early for the best rates.

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Government Enforcement Institute

Houston – Sep 12-13, 2019 – The Westin Galleria Houston

Don’t miss The University of Texas School of Law’s 6th Annual Government Enforcement Institute (UTGEI)—one of the premier enforcement programs in the country. Hear from some of the nation’s most prominent authorities on key issues and strategies for protecting companies and executives in government investigations, with: Opening Keynote Presentation by Matt Miner, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the DOJ’s Criminal Division In-depth, practical and timely discussions, including: Tailoring Internal Investigations to be More Efficient and Cost Effective Financial Fraud Enforcement: A Look Around the Corner FCPA Issues and Developments The Company in Crisis: Talking to Investors, Regulators and the Media Criminal Developments Whistleblower Issues and Best Practices Representation of Multiple Parties: Ethical and Practical Considerations Plus insight from top-level practitioners, in-house counsel and government officials, and invaluable networking opportunities to interact with speakers and attendees, including the Thursday Luncheon and Evening Reception. more »

Total Credit Hours:
11.25 | 3.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Criminal Appellate Law
Criminal Law
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Mortgage Lending and Servicing Institute

Austin – Sep 12-13, 2019 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin
Live Webcast – Sep 12-13, 2019

UT Law's 53rd Annual William W. Gibson, Jr. Mortgage Lending and Servicing Institute presents current developments and industry trends, offers practical information on real estate lending, financing and title issues, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources.  This year’s highlights include: Updates from the legislature and the courts, along with focused tracks on Advanced Commercial Lending and Residential Lending Insight into hot topics like qualified opportunity zones, POA solvency, Fintech, and water planning Tips for handling the coming storm in Workouts: Winter is Coming (Lessons from 2008) Guidance on Resilience: How to Survive and Thrive in a High Stress Practice Networking opportunities with industry leaders and fellow attendees Following the conference, attendees will receive supplemental on-demand programming to ensure they are able to satisfy their full 15.00/3.00 Texas MCLE requirement. All this makes the Institute the definitive real estate finance course of the year. more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.25 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Bankruptcy Law
Consumer Law
Real Estate Law
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Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Houston – Sep 20, 2019 – South Texas College of Law Houston

Join UT Law Continuing Legal Education for the 28th Annual David W. Robertson Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference – the leading annual Texas CLE event that focuses on legal developments in the specialized areas of admiralty and maritime law. The conference offers a unique opportunity for practitioners to stay abreast of global and national developments affecting case law, contracts, and civil procedure.   In remembrance of Professor David W. Robertson, whose extensive career included the development and co-chairmanship of this program, UT Law CLE is pleased to announce the naming of this conference in his honor.    This year’s highlights include: The always popular overview of recent developments at the national level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits with Texas Law Professor Michael Sturley, along with Matthew Ammerman of Houston, TX. Hear observations and guidance from Hon. Gregg Costa, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Houston, TX. A celebration of David W. Robertson, his lessons, and his impact on the practice. A primer on vessel and cargo seizures from the perspective of a federal judge, a U.S. Marshal, and a maritime lawyer. 1.25 hours of Ethics, including presentations on Mediation and Ethics and Greed is[n't] Good. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from and interact with admiralty and maritime law experts. more »

Total Credit Hours:
8.00 | 1.25 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Personal Injury Trial Law
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Gas and Power Institute

Houston – Sep 26-27, 2019 – The Whitehall Hotel

The 18th Annual Gas and Power Institute features timely topics relevant to the gas and power industry in light of the changing landscape of rules, regulation, legislation, and environmental requirements. The Institute also provides essential information and resources on the latest industry and market climate. 2019 Institute highlights: Commissioner Richard Glick, of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, will deliver the Thursday Luncheon Keynote Presentation. Texas Legislative and Regulatory Update provides highlights from the 86th Texas Legislative Session and updates on recent judicial and administrative decisions affecting the Texas gas and electric industries. Dodd Frank Update-Why Are We Still Talking About This? Review strategies and best practices for effectively managing the diverse array of responsibilities thrust upon in-house counsel in the wake of a major incident. The Electric Industry: What’s Next? Hear about the newly created NAEMA and IECA Power and Gas Master Agreement and how it removes hurdles that have historically impeded energy transactions.  U.S. LNG Production, Logistics, Congestion, Infrastructure, Exports, and Pricing Texas Natural Gas Pipeline Development and Regulation Mike Moran, the COO and Chief Commercial Officer of Midcoast Energy, LLC, will deliver the Friday Morning Keynote Presentation. Earn up to 2.50 hours of ethics credit. Attendees also receive additional on-demand programming after the conference to ensure they have the opportunity to meet their full 15.00/3.00 hours of required Texas MCLE. more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.25 | 2.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
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Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Dallas – Oct 10-11, 2019 – The Ritz-Carlton

UT Law’s Mergers and Acquisitions Institute is the leading private M&A conference of its kind in the United States for the latest deal trends, structures, pitfalls and opportunities in M&A. The combination of a cutting- edge program with nationally recognized speakers, prestigious U.S. and international sponsors, Fletcher’s famous Texas State Fair corny dogs, the Byron Egan Whiskey Tasting, invaluable networking opportunities, and much more, makes this an event you won’t want to miss! Highlights this year include: Revenge of the Sea Squirts: More Glenn West on Encrusted M&A Boilerplate Insight for When The Music Stops: Key Issues, Provisions, and Processes for the Next Buyer’s Market Engaging discussion of Dealmaking Differences Between Strategic and Private Equity Players: A Deeper Dive Into Processes and Provisions A full 15.00 MCLE hours, including 3.00 hours of ethics, with additional on-demand programming after the Institute The University of Texas School of Law - Mergers and Acquisitions Institute Endowment for Excellence in Law Scholarship The Mergers and Acquisitions Institute is proud to announce the establishment of The University of Texas School of Law - Mergers and Acquisitions Institute Endowment for Excellence in Law Scholarship – a permanent endowment for the benefit of The University of Texas School of Law. Funds distributed from the endowment will be used to support students of high academic achievement who exhibit strong interest and potential in the field of mergers and acquisitions. Gifts of all sizes are now being accepted through the registration process or at the Institute in October, and will be applied to the principal of the endowment. Please note that gifts to The University of Texas are tax deductible as allowed by law, and The University of Texas is defined by the IRS as a 170(c) organization, a government-supported non-profit. All donors will receive a receipt from the University Development Office for their contribution. As with any decision involving your assets, we encourage you to seek the advice of professional counsel when considering a gift. more »

Total Credit Hours:
10.75 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
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Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Austin – Oct 23, 2019 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin
Live Webcast – Oct 23, 2019

UT Law CLE's Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law is ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. It provides an overview of U.S. immigration laws, agencies and jargon, outlines the basics of family immigration law and employment immigration law, and offers an introduction to removal proceedings.   Stay on for the 2-day 43nd Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law – for the latest developments, guidance, and in-depth discussion on issues at the forefront of immigration practice in a changing political climate.   more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.25 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Criminal Law
Family Law
Immigration and Nationality Law
Labor and Employment Law
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Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Austin – Oct 24-25, 2019 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin
Live Webcast – Oct 24-25, 2019

In a constantly changing political climate, navigating new policies, guidance and interpretations of the law are more important than ever. UT Law’s 43rd Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law is ideal for practitioners of all experience levels and provides an opportunity to meet with and learn from nationally recognized experts and interact with your fellow practitioners.    The 2-day program offers in-depth discussion on issues at the forefront of immigration practice, and provides tools, forms, tips and guidance on key decision points, including the increasing importance of removal and relief from removal. Gain strategies to provide the best advocacy for your clients while protecting yourself and your practice. Hear the latest federal court and BIA updates. Gain practical insight on When Worksite Enforcement Turns Criminal, including identifying your client, collecting evidence, negotiation with the U.S Attorney, and more. What Can You Do on a B-Visa?, and The World’s Got Talent!  The U.S Might Have a Golden Buzzer for You provide valuable information on multiple visa types and their practical uses. The Basics of Asylum and Beyond: What You Need to Know When Preparing Affirmative and Defensive Asylum Cases Learn how to navigate the ever-changing landscape of NTAs, and get tips on challenging removability in the current legal climate. Insight on how to develop an efficient, ethically compliant, and profitable law practice, especially during a time of fluctuating policies and increasing processing times. Interact with faculty, fellow practitioners and pro bono organization representatives during Thursday’s Networking Reception and Pro Bono Mixer. Come a day early for the Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law - ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. more »

Total Credit Hours:
15.50 | 3.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Criminal Law
Family Law
Immigration and Nationality Law
Labor and Employment Law
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Advanced Patent Law Institute

Austin – Nov 7-8, 2019 – Hotel ZaZa Austin Downtown
Live Webcast – Nov 7-8, 2019

UT Law's 24th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute in Austin covers the latest developments in patent law and features a sophisticated array of prosecution and litigation topics. Hear from nationally recognized faculty including senior IP counsel of major corporations, patent prosecution and litigation experts from around the nation, U.S. District Court Judges, and leading academics.    This year’s program features: A review of the year’s key Federal Circuit and Supreme Court cases by Mark A. Lemley. Section 101 updates as well as practical prosecution tactics for software and life sciences. Recent Developments in Claims Construction with Kenneth R. Adamo. Exploration of legal and ethical issues surrounding machine learning and AI applications. Recent developments in damages case law, including opportunities and limitations for the scope of compensation. A look at IPR and the Evolution of PTAB Post-SAS. The popular U.S. District Court Judicial Panel. An In-House Counsel panel and breakfast presentation, hosted by Women in IP. 3.00 hours of ethics, including presentations by Ryan M. Garcia and David Hricik. Multiple networking opportunities with program faculty and fellow practitioners, including the Thursday Evening Networking Reception.  more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.50 | 3.00 ethics    Credit Info
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Bankruptcy Conference

Austin – Nov 14-15, 2019 – Four Seasons Hotel

UT Law's 38th Annual Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference is one of the premier bankruptcy programs in the nation. The conference attracts a stellar national faculty of prominent judges, academics, and practitioners. It also provides an in-depth focus on current topics in business and consumer bankruptcy. Program highlights: This year, the perennial favorite Recent Developments will have two sessions: Professor Jay L. Westbrook will lead the opening session to discuss the year’s most important cases, and then Friday afternoon, Debbie Langehennig leads a panel for an in-depth look at the best and worst of the cases. Select from Thursday afternoon concurrent tracks: Business Track includes discussions on recidivist debtors; modifying labor and retirement obligations in bankruptcy; utilizing and interpreting make whole provisions; rights offerings; and the drivers of the recent turmoil in the retail industry. Consumer Track includes discussions on the ABI Consumer Commission Report; litigation in consumer cases; discharging IRS debt; and practical considerations for consumer attorneys, including creating a debtor’s saving plan, increasing the disbursement from the trustee for attorney fees and ethical considerations. Have a question for the judges? Friday morning, Judges Davis, Isgur, Jernigan and Parker will be ready to answer them! Submit questions in advance to conferenceQA@utcle.org. Explore contemporary discovery techniques that lawyers utilize to keep pace with constantly changing communications in modern society. Gain insight on the use of arbitration in bankruptcy; health care bankruptcies; unique aspects of chapter 11 cases triggered by sexual abuse tort claims; the contours of ethical negotiations, illegal extortion, and bankruptcy bribery; and much more. Also, enjoy interacting and networking with judges, trustees, and practitioners at Thursday Evening’s Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Reception! more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.00 | 2.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Bankruptcy Law
Consumer Law
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Oil and Gas Tax Conference

Houston – Nov 21-22, 2019 – JW Marriott Houston by The Galleria

Join leading members of the oil, gas and energy tax community—including senior government officials, IRS staff, corporate energy and tax counsel, and members of the energy tax bar—at the 15th Biennial Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference. This nationally recognized event is a unique collaboration between The University of Texas School of Law and the Chief Counsel’s Office of the IRS, and provides an exchange of views and perspectives between the private sector and the Service.  more »

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Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Austin – Nov 21, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

A successful deposition is the most important weapon you have to win your case. But much of the conventional wisdom about depositions is completely wrong. How can you be sure to get it right every time? Attend this one-day conference to learn from top Texas litigators as they share their deposition tips and techniques. Gain fail-safe tricks for a winning strategy at depositions Discover the secrets to successful witness preparation Acquire the skills to effectively cross-examine an adverse witness and deal with evasive and combative witnesses Learn how to beat the other side's expert witness and defend your own Understand the unique strategies for taking a deposition in business and a tort cases Master the art of taking the deposition of a corporate representative Obtain the essential steps of a successful deposition when representing your plaintiff Join us on Friday for the 43rd Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference for updates and analysis of important developments in civil litigation practice, insight into developing areas of civil litigation, and substantive coverage of practice tips and advocacy strategies. more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.00    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Bankruptcy Law
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Consumer Law
Family Law
Labor and Employment Law
Personal Injury Trial Law
Workers' Compensation Law
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Civil Litigation Conference

Austin – Nov 22, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

Total Credit Hours:
7.25 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Personal Injury Trial Law
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Taxation Conference

Austin – Dec 4-5, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

UT Law CLE’s 2019 Taxation Conference presents the expertise and in-depth analysis essential to understanding where tax law is, where it came from, and where it is going. With a renowned slate of regional and national speakers, the conference is a must attend event for those looking to keep current amidst a dramatically changing tax landscape. Continue on Friday with Professor Stanley M. Johanson’s popular one-day Estate Planning Workshop offering lively discussion, practical advice, and updates. more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.50 | 2.25 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Estate Planning and Probate Law
Tax Law
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Estate Planning Workshop

Austin – Dec 6, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

Join legendary UT Law Professor Stanley M. Johanson as he leads his Estate Planning Workshop, which offers timely topics, lively discussion and practical advice. And come on Wednesday for the 67th Annual Taxation Conference for the latest developments in tax regulations, policy and legislation. more »

Total Credit Hours:
6.75    Credit Info
Specializations:
Estate Planning and Probate Law
Tax Law
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Nonprofit Organizations Fundamentals Workshop

Austin – Jan 22, 2020 – Four Seasons Hotel

The 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Fundamentals Workshop is the perfect overview for new entrants and seasoned practitioners in the field, with focused attention on core issues for both private foundations and charitable organizations.  Continue on for the Nonprofit Organizations Institute for two full days of nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. more »

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Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Austin – Jan 23-24, 2020 – Four Seasons Hotel

Don’t miss the 37th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute featuring nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. The Institute offers in-depth discussion on the issues most relevant to your organization or practice, with two days of presentations, targeted tracks, and opportunities to attend small-group "master classes" for a deeper dive on key topics. Come a day early for the Nonprofit Organizations Fundamentals Workshop—a perfect overview for new entrants and seasoned practitioners in the field. The Workshop provides focused attention on core issues for both private foundations and charitable organizations, as well as multiple small-group opportunities to walk through key forms and ask questions of experts and colleagues. more »

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Renewable Energy Law

Austin – Jan 27-28, 2020 – AT&T Conference Center
WEBCAST – Jan 27-28, 2020

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School Law Conference

Austin – Feb 20-21, 2020 – AT&T Conference Center

The School Law Conference is the definitive program for school administrators, school board members, education professionals and the legal counsel who represent them. Presentations offer in-depth, practical discussion of the legal and regulatory issues affecting schools and school districts and provide a must-have set of materials and resources. more »

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Advanced Patent Law Institute

Alexandria – Mar 12-13, 2020 – United States Patent and Trademark Office