SHERMAN, Texas—Registration is now open for Austin College’s 2022 Dr. Kenneth Street Law Symposium on Thursday, February 17, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lawyers, students, and others interested in the law profession are welcome to attend the discussion of timely issues in law and ethics. Approval of CLE hours is pending.
Symposium registration is $50 for attorneys, $25 for the general public, $15 for members of the Grayson County Bar Association, and free with registration to students from all colleges and universities as well as Austin College faculty and staff. Please note that masks are required in all campus buildings. Find registration information at library.bisonpeoservices.com/lawsymposium.
The symposium will include four panel discussions in Sherman Hall’s Hoxie Thompson Auditorium and a noon luncheon in Mabee Hall in Wright Campus Center, where Cynthia Hoff Trochu, senior vice president and general counsel for Texas Instruments, will deliver the keynote address.
At 11 a.m., the panel “Getting Ready for Take-off: Carbon Capture and Sequestration in the United States” will include speakers Susan Hovorka of the Gulf Coast Carbon Center at the Bureau of Economic Geology, and Aileen Hooks of Baker Botts.
At 2:15, the second panel, ‘Climate Change,’ will include speakers Patricia Capps Welton ’90, deputy regional counsel for enforcements at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Jamie Lee, assistant regional counsel at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
At 3:15, a discussion on “Protecting Intellectual Property” will be moderated by Robert Greeson ’00, U.S. head of technology & communications, media, and entertainment at Norton Rose Fulbright U.S.
The 4:15 panel, “Innovative Technologies” will be moderated by Caryn Schenewerk ’99, vice president of regulatory and government affairs for Relativity Space, with speakers Bristol English ’01, policy advisor for the Committee of Science, Space and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives; and Abbas Ravjani ’04.
A reception will follow the symposium at the Margaret Binkley Collins and William W. Collins Jr. Alumni Center at 809 N. Grand Ave.
The event honors longtime Austin College faculty member, the late Dr. Kenneth W. Street. A revered professor of political science at Austin College from 1959 to 1997, Dr. Street held the John D. Moseley Chair of Government and Public Policy and founded and directed the Social Science Laboratory. An award-winning educator, he also served many years as the advisor for students considering careers in law and launched many professionals in the fields of law and government. He remained active in the life of the College until his death in 2017.
The Law Symposium is organized by the Alumni “L” Law Association and Austin College Pre-Law Society, under the direction of Dr. Frank Rohmer, associate professor of political science and John D. Moseley Chair of Government and Public Policy. The 2022 symposium sponsors include the Austin College Student Assembly, Austin College Pre-Law Society, The Sumners Foundation, Grayson County Bar Association, Buck ’60 and Robyn McChesney Files ’62, and Adam M. Reed ’94 and Associates.
Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation for excellence in academic preparation, international study, pre-professional foundations, leadership development, committed faculty, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. Founded in 1849, the College is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.