Law Symposium


Sponsored by the Austin College Pre-Law Society, Austin College Alumni “L” Law Association, Austin College Student Assembly, Grayson County Bar Association, and the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation

Registration Fees:
Attorneys: $50 | Grayson County Bar Members: $15 | General Audience: $20
Free to students, faculty, and staff

4.25 hours (0.0 ethics) CLE from the State Bar of Texas.


Registration Deadline: February 17, 2015


Underwriter: $2,500
7 people at CLE
7 lunch admissions
Featured firm listing in program

Sponsor: $1,000
4 people for CLE
4 lunch admissions
Prominent listing in program

Supporter: $500
2 people for CLE
2 lunch admissions
Firm listing in program


11:00 a.m. – Noon, Registration
Wright Campus Center, 2nd floor, Mabee Hall

Noon – 1:45 p.m., Luncheon
Keynote Address by Hon. Patrick Higginbotham, Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
Wright Campus Center, Mabee Hall

2:00 – 5:55 p.m., Panel Discussions
Sherman Hall, 2nd Floor, Hoxie Thompson Auditorium

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Panel I: “Trends in Appellate Cases”
Moderator: David Coale, Lynn Tillotson Pinker & Cox, Dallas
Panelists: Hon. Catharina Haynes, Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
Allyson Ho, Morgan Lewis, Dallas
Jeff Levinger, Levinger PC, Dallas

3:20 – 4:35 p.m.
Panel II: “Trends in Federal Criminal Cases”
Moderator: G. Talmadge Nix, Nix & Poet, Sherman
Panelists: Hon. Amos Mazzant, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Pamela Bucy Pierson, Bainbridge-Mims Professor of Law, University of Alabama
Tammy Reno, Assistant Director, Civil and White Collar Crime Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Shannon Bears Cozzoni, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Tulsa, Oklahoma

4:40 – 5:55 p.m.
Panel III: “Intellectual Property and Commercial Innovation”
Moderator: Robert Greeson, Norton, Rose, Fulbright, Dallas
Panelists: Hon. K. Nicole Mitchell, Magistrate Judge,
Eastern District of Texas
Mike Pisterzi, Technology Entrepreneur
Michael C. Smith, Siebman, Burg, Phillips, & Smith, Sherman

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Reception at Collins Alumni Center

Hotel Information

Find local hotel options.
Hotel costs are not included in the symposium registration fee. Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.

See photos from the 2014 Law Symposium