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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The 2018 UT System Legal Conference was held September 20-21, 2018, at The University of Texas System Building. The conference was developed to offer informative and practical sessions on a wide range of topics relevant to attorneys at UT System academic and healthcare institutions. Our speakers shared their expertise and insights on high-profile legal issues, as well as on matters that higher education attorneys face on a day-to-day basis. Given the variety of our attorneys’ practice areas, the program included several breakout sessions to provide attendees more options that related to their fields.
A conference highlight was the keynote address from Judge Don Willett of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Sessions also covered First Amendment issues on campus, telemedicine, fraud in federal research, disaster law, animals on campus, indemnity in public contracts, damages for public institutions of higher education in Texas, the ethics of multiple institutional clients, the #MeToo movement and Title IX, leadership, and the GDPR and higher education. Access materials from the 2018 UT System Legal Conference on this page.
Finally, in addition to the substantive legal topics covered, the conference provided attorneys across the System a unique opportunity to strengthen relationships with colleagues.