University of Texas School of Law - Peregrinus Yearbook (Austin, TX)

 - Class of 2000

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law we 20 Race Judicata Members of the law school community as well as the Austin Community par- ticipated in Race Judicata 2000. the 5K race beginning at Littlefield Fountain. Members of the Student Bar Association and Texas Law Fellowships assisted with registration of runners, working the water stations throughout the race, and setting up the food and drink tables for runners to enjoy after the race. All race proceeds went to TLF to fund fellows to work in public interest during Summer 2000. RIGHT: First-year law student and winner ol the women ' s division. Nicole Thorpe crosses the fin- ish line. BELOW: SBA members Amanda Ellis. Van Pham. and Jeff Kitner assist in race day registration. Initially begun to " create a deeper understanding and respect for the legal profession as a whole, " Law Day was expanded in the late 1960 ' s to Law Week and was dedicated to Dean Keeton. Although the activities vary from year to year, several have endured through the years including Casino Night, Race Judicata, Section Olympics, the Dean Keeton Luncheon, and the Golf Tournament. 12 — Law Week 2000

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On October 4. 1999. Dean Michael Sharlot announced that he had delivered a letter of resig- nation from the deanship to President Lany Faulkner and Provost Sheldon Ekland-Olson. , Sharlot. who has been dean of the law school for more than jfive years, announced that he had grown weary of trying to I overcome the effects of Hopwood but would remain with the school as a teacher. i Sharlot said he considers his greatest accomplishment at the law school to be the improvement of the cuiriculum and being able to implement a small class experience for every first-year student. " The small class experience creates a closer bond between student and faculty, requires students to participate more than in traditional classes of 120 students and allows us to require them to do some writing which is then critiqued by the faculty member. " Shalot said. -I " m fr ore than 100 candidates were considered for the I 1% ■ deanship, and the list was narrowed to a trio of ; I % I finalists in April 2000. On May 23. 2000, j ▼ .A. William C. Powers. Jr. was named the 12th dean ■ I in the UT Law School ' s 1 17-yeai- history. An expert on per- N I sonal injury law. Powers advises legislators on lawsuit reform. J lectures around the world and consults for a Houston law firm. J At UT, he ' s among the university ' s elite Academy of Distinguished Teachers, who are recognized for teaching j excellence. I Powers says his highest priority is to make both the student body and faculty more diverse. He ' s viewed as a visionary iikI a leader who can unify students, faculty, staff and alumni. Powers will take over Sept. 1, 2000 when Shariot steps down. The Year 2()()0 — 11



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Casino Night! ,ci (il)O law students converged llic Hyatt on Town Lake on biliary 25, 2000, for a night of iiihling, dancing, and drinking. -uliing in the most expensive. I bcsi party in SBA histoi7. inibling was provided by I Ml Knights ind pii7es were II ikd bv Austin biisniessLS .h IS dinnci toi two at the iskill movie passes and a jsht at the Hyatt law week 2000 The first-year sections ithered at IM Fields on W dnesday, February 29, I I an afternoon of fun I games. Pictured to I left are Section 1 nbers who received III award for the section ih the most participa- Dressing the Part... LEFT: Dee Miller. Dean Munyon. Chris Watt, and Eric Knustrom won the award for " Best Dressed " golfers! Golf Tournament BELOW: Mark Levy, looks away as Jeff Kitner prepares for a shot during the Law Week Golf Tournament held at Forest Creek Country Club on Friday, March 2, 2000 Law Week 2000— 13

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