2018

NOV
19

UH Law Center Building Campaign More Than Bricks Online Update

Online
 Learn how you can play an active role in enhancing the power of legal education.
Nov
27

Houston Law Giving Day

Your gifts every year fuel, build, and transform legal education every day. On November 27th, join the movement and give back to Houston Law by supporting the Law Building Campaign or a fund that matters most to you. All gifts help create something remarkable as we preserve our rich history and build the Law Center of tomorrow.

Give back and post a picture at Bates Law Building (or with Albertus!) using #WeAreHoustonLaw #GivingDay and mention your favorite class, professor, or program for chance to be featured in UHLC Communications!

Spread the Word & Give Today!
Law.uh.edu/giving

#WeAreHoustonLaw #GivingDay

Fuel. Build. Transform | Your Philanthropy Matters

DEC
08

Annual Holiday Coffee

Join the Law Center faculty & staff for a family-friendly open house at the
Law Center to celebrate the season with brunch and good cheer!

Saturday, December 8
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

University of Houston Law Center
Hendricks Heritage Room, Second Floor

Dec
17

Joseph A. Vail Asylum Law Worksop

FOCUS ON APPELLATE ADVOCACY FOR ASYLUMN SEEKERS AFTER MATTER OF A-B- AND OTHER PRECEDENTS

Keynote Speaker:
Lory Rosenberg
Former Member of the 
Board of Immigration Appeals


Monday, December 17, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

2019

Mar
30

43rd Annual Law Gala and Auction

The Post Oak Hotel, Houston
Fly me to the Moon

43rd Annual Law Gala & Auction
Robert Sergesketter '95 & Denise Rhodes, Gala Chairs

Join us for a rocket ride to the swinging '60s, when man walked on the moon and Frank Sinatra was in his heyday.

PAST 2018

Nov
16

Human Trafficking 2018 and beyond

Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion, 
MD Anderson Library, University of Houston, 
4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77004

November 16, 2018 

Center for U.S. and Mexican Law (US-MEX LAW) and HOBBY School of Public Affairs, University of Houston

4.25 CLE and 1.5 ethics
Nov
10

Annual Tailgate Party & UH V. TEMPLE Football Game

TDECU Stadium, Legends Plaza, University of Houston

Come join your fellow UH Law Alumni cheer the Cougars to victory at the UH v. Temple football game. We will tailgate four hours prior to kick ff in the Legends Plaza just steps from the TEDCU Stadium. All are welcome to this family friendly event! Food will be provided by Pizzitola's BBQ.

Tickets are limited and this event will sell out. Per football broadcast schedules, game time will be communicated two weeks prior to the event.

Advance registration required. Tailgate meal $15 adults/children under 5 free. Game ticket $15.

Nov
09

"Arbitration" All Class Happy Hour

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Calhoun's Rooftop UH Campus
4710 Calhoun Road, Houston

All UH Law grads are invited to come back to campus to mix and mingle at this informal and fun happy hour overlooking UH Law Center and the Houston Skyline.

Complimentary drinks and appetizers provided. Advanced registration requested.

Nov
09

"Food for Thought" a Reunion Weekend CLE Program  

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

UH Law Center, Room BLB 109

Join UH Law for "Food for Thought" a CLE program (1.0 CLE with 1.0 Ethics Pending) addressing the ethical considerations which are particularly critical in pro bono cases led by Diane McManus, Clinical Supervising Attorney, University of Houston Law Center and Alissa Gomez, Lecturer, University of Houston Law Center. This program will take place on Friday, November 9, 2018 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at UH Law Center as part of Reunion Weekend 2018. A reception will follow at Calhoun's Rooftop Grill.

Complimentary. Advanced registration required.

Nov
09

Golden Anniversary Luncheon 

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Brennan's of Houston, 3300 Smith Street, Houston

Members of the classes of 1950-1968 and a guest are invited to a special luncheon to celebrate golden reunion years.

Complimentary. Advanced registration required.

Nov
09

Reunion Weekend 2018 

Reunion Gatherings Celebrating
50th+ Years (Class of '68+)
25th Year (Class of '93)
20th Year (Class of '98)
15th Year (Class of '03)
UH Cougar Football Tailgate and Homecoming Game
Traditional "Arbitration" Happy Hour for All Alumni
Continuing Legal Education Programming
Nov
05

Justice Ruby Kless Sondock
Jurist-in-Residence Lectureship in Legal Ethics
Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore

Implicit Bias and the Courts
University of Houston Law Center
Bates Law Building - Room109
1 Hour CLE
Reception to follow in the Albertus Room
Nov
02

Health Law and Policy in Space

Keynote Address:
Astronaut Lee M. Morin, M.D., Ph.D.

Captain, U.S. Navy, Ret. NASA Astronaut

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

UH Law Center
University of Houston
4604 Calhoun Road
Houston, Texas 77204-6060
Room 109 BLB

Continental breakfast will be served.
Please RSVP to healthlaw@uh.edu.
Oct
26

Policing and Community Relations CLE

8:30am Registration and Coffee
9:00am - 3:00pm Program
Oct
25

The Order of the Coif's Distinguished Visitor - Abbe R. Gluck, J.D.

University of Houston Law Center  
109 BLB
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Reception to Follow
Abbe R. Gluck is a Professor of Law and the Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School. She joined Yale Law School in 2012, having previously served on the faculty of Columbia Law School. She is an expert on Congress and the political process, federalism, civil procedure, and health law, and is the chair emerita of Section on Legislation and the Law of the Political Process for the Association of American Law Schools. Gluck has extensive experience working as a lawyer in all levels of government. She earned her B.A. from Yale University, summa cum laude, and her J.D. from Yale Law School. Following law school, she clerked for then-Chief Judge Ralph K. Winter on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Gluck's scholarship has been published in the Yale Law Journal, the Harvard Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, and many other journals. Among her most recent work is the most extensive empirical study ever conducted about the realities of the congressional law-making process and the Harvard Law Review's Supreme Court issue comment on King v. Burwell, the 2015 challenge to the Affordable Care Act. She also served as co-counsel on a Supreme Court brief in both King and the 2012 ACA challenge, NFIB v. Sebelius.
Oct
23

The Art of Business Litigation

River Oaks Country Club
1600 River Oaks Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77019
A Conversation (Business & Ethics) and CLE
Oct
19

23rd Annual Frankel Lecture

Hotel Alessandra
1070 Dallas St. | Houston, TX 77002
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Houston Law Review
presents the

23rd Annual Frankel Lecture
featuring

Gabriella Blum
Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Harvard Law School

"The Paradox of Power: The Modern Norms of Warfare"
with commentators:

Ian Hurd
Professor, Legal Studies and Director, International Studies Program Northwestern School of Law

Kenneth Anderson
Professor of Law
American University College of Law
Oct
18

UH Law Center Building Campaign More Than Bricks Online Update

Online
 Learn how you can play an active role in enhancing the power of legal education.
Oct
11

D.C. Alumni & Friends Reception

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP Law Firm
1300 I Street NW Suite 900,
Washington, DC 20005
Join us for an evening of networking, light bites, and sips with fellow Law Center graduates. Dean Baynes will share an update on the Law Center Building Campaign.
Oct
10

Upper Level Mentoring Program and Part-Time Partners Program Kick-Off Event

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
5:00-6:00 pm

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks Restaurant – Downtown Houston
1201 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77002

Parking will be available at Green Street Parking Garage
(across the street from McCormick & Schmick's).
At the Kick-Off, mentees will discuss how they maximized the benefit of their mentorship relationships. Light refreshments will be served. While attendance at the Kick-Off is not mandatory for participation in the program, it does provide an excellent opportunity for networking for attorneys and students before mentor/mentee matches are announced.  Visit http://www.law.uh.edu/mentor/homepage.asp for more information and to RSVP.
Oct
02

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Reception

The Sam Houston Hotel – Veranda (2nd Floor)
1117 Prairie Street 
Houston, Texas 77002
University of Houston Law Center welcomes the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Sept
28

Immigration Advocacy

University of Houston Law Center – 109 BLB
Join the University of Houston Law Center's Immigration Clinic for a symposium where we will discuss changes to the law through appeals, using media to your benefit, and the ins and outs of Federal District Court.
Sep
21

Fourteenth Court of Appeals Oral Arguments

University of Houston Law Center 
Krost Hall 

Join us for the Fourteenth Court of Appeals Oral Arguments
with Justice Marc Brown '87, Justice Brett Busby, and Justice Kevin Jewell '93

Friday, September 21, 2018
University of Houston Law Center | Krost Hall 

9:30 a.m. Doors Open
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Oral Arguments (Civil)
10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Oral Arguments (Criminal)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Panel and Q&A with the Justices

Free and Open to the Public | No large bags or backpacks allowed

Parking is limited; Uber, Lyft, and carpooling are encouraged. Handicap parking available in 19B and general parking available in the East Garage (.25 mile walk approximately).

Sep
05

Alumni Breakfast at the Annual Judicial Education Conference

 Marriott Marquis Houston
Meyerland Room

1777 Walker Street
Houston, TX 77010
Join Dean Baynes for a hearty breakfast and to hear updates on the Law Center
and progress of the UH Law Center Building Campaign.
AUG
02

Miami-Area Alumni & Friends Luncheon

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
1600 Lenox Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Join Dean Baynes for lunch with fellow alumni as he shares an update on the UH Law Center with Miami based UH Law graduates and friends.
AUG
23

Denver Alumni & Friends Reception

the ART, a hotel
Bear Den Room
1201 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Experience the power of the UH Law network and connect with Dean Baynes, alumni, and friends of the Law Center. Dean Baynes will provide a strategic update on the Law Center's recent accomplishments, rankings, new building campaign and more.
AUG
21

Houston Alumni & Friends Reception: Meet the Faculty

Le Colonial Houston
4444 Westheimer Road
Houston, Tx 77027
Join us for an evening of networking, light bites, and sips with fellow Law Center graduates. Dean Leonard M. Baynes will introduce new faculty hires joining the UH Law Center.
JUL
23

U. S. Supreme Court Update CLE

University of Houston Law Center – 109 BLB
Complimentary Parking in Lot 19B
Join us for a free CLE program where leading experts discuss recent decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court.
JUL
18

Woodlands Area Alumni Luncheon

Newpark Resources, Inc.
9320 Lakeside Boulevard, Suite 100
The Woodlands, Texas 77381
Join Dean Baynes for a luncheon to hear updates on the Law Center and progress of the UH Law Center Building Campaign.
JUL
12

Alumni & Friends Luncheon in Mexico  

Hacienda de los Morales
Av Juan Vázquez de Mella 525, Del Bosque, Polanco I Secc, 11510 Miguel Hidalgo, CDMX, Mexico
Join Dean Baynes for a luncheon as he presents an update on the UH Law Center.
JUN
21

Houston Alumni & Friends Reception at the State Bar of TX Annual Meeting   

The Grove 1611 Lamar Street, Houston
Experience the power of the UH Law network and connect with Dean Baynes, alumni, and friends of the Law Center. Dean Baynes will present a short update on the Law Center. All are welcome to this special event which will take place during the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting.
JUN
20

Be an Effective and Respected Family Law Attorney (Private or Appointed): A Judicial Perspective

University of Houston Law Center – 109 BLB
Complimentary Parking in Lot 19B
Join us for an afternoon of incredibly informative and entertaining interaction with six highly experienced family law judges from three of the Family Law District Courts of Harris County. While discussing a wide variety of family law topics, the judges will incorporate information on the appointment system and how it works as well as tips of the trade, practical considerations, and how to be a truly effective and respected family law attorney. You will not want to miss the perspectives of these fine jurists.
Jun
01

Legal Research for Texas Lawyers   

University of Houston Law Center – 144 BLB
Complimentary Parking in Lot 19B
3.5 hours of Texas CLE Credit with 1 hour of ethics
May
31

Chicago Alumni & Friends Gathering  

Beacon Tavern | 405 North Wabash, Chicago
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join Dean Baynes for an intimate meal with fellow alumni as he shares
an update on UH Law Center with Chicago based UH Law graduates and friends.
May
24

US Tax Reform: Impact on International Investment

University of Houston Law Center – 144 BLB
Complimentary Parking in Lot 19B
1.5 hours of Texas CLE Credit
May
14

Austin Alumni & Friends Reception 

The W Hotel
Screen Porch Room
200 Lavaca St, Austin

Join Dean Baynes for an evening of networking with fellow alumni, hearty appetizers and drinks, and an update on UH Law Center.
May
11

2018 University Commencement for the Law Center  

NRG Arena 1 NRG Park, Houston TX 77054
University Commencement for the Law Center is personal and meaningful. It is a shared celebration with faculty and friends who have shaped your education. At the Commencement, each student is recognized, your family and friends will hear your name announced as you walk across the stage.
May
03

2nd North American Environment, Energy & Natural Resource Symposium   

Greater Houston Partnership, Partnership Tower, 701 Avenida de las Americas, Suite 900
With the possible renegotiation or abandonment of NAFTA; the privatization of Mexico's oil, gas, and electricity sector; the continuing buildout of energy infrastructure between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada; changes in U.S. climate policy; and the revolution in electricity generation and grid management, what issues will confront North American law firms and policy makers now and in the next few years?
May
02

Celebrate the life and career of Dean Emeritus and Professor Raymond T. Nimmer 

Hendricks Heritage Room
University of Houston Law Center
Join us for remarks and a reception as we toast Professor Nimmer's legacy.
APR
26

Second Inter-American Hydrocarbons Regulators Dialogue Conference   

UH Hilton Hotel, University of Houston 4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77004
With the participation of Hydrocarbons Regulators from the Americas including the Brazilian National Petroleum Agency (ANP); the Security, Energy and Environment Agency (ASEA) of Mexico; the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE's) of the United States; the Colombian Ministry of Mines and Energy; and the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries of Trinidad and Tobago.
APR
24

UHLAA Annual Meeting & Celebration   

The Briar Club 2603 Timmons Ln, Houston, TX 77027
You are invited to toast the Law Center and alumni accomplishments. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served as we ratify the newly elected slate of UHLAA officers and celebrate the newest class of Texas Bar Passers. All are welcome!
April
21

Family Day at the Houston Zoo

Location:Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, Texas 77030
April
18

Seventh Annual Wine Tasting    

Location: Hofheinz House, 3900 Milam Street, Houston, TX
$75 per person includes a hearty array of perfectly curated wine and food pairings and complimentary valet parking.
APR
17

Dean's Award Ceremony  

University of Houston Law Center, Krost Hall
Honoring Law Center students for their academic excellence and commitment to the law. Following the presentation of scholarships and awards, a light reception will take place in Hendricks Heritage Room.
APR
09

Food for Thought CLE   

Houston Food Bank, 535 Portwall Street
MAR
29

UH Law Center Retirement Celebration   

Hendricks Heritage Room, University of Houston Law Center, Complimentary Parking in Lot 19B

Dean Leonard M. Baynes cordially invites you to a retirement celebration Thursday, March 29, 2018 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Come raise a glass to our colleagues and friends as we celebrate their Law Center careers and achievements!

MAR
29

The Death Penalty and Criminal Justice Reform   

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Room 211 TUII

Join the Houston Lawyer Chapter and the University of Houston Law Center Student
Chapter of the American Constitution Society for a discussion with Professor
Brandon L. Garrett on his new book The Death Penalty.

MAR
27

Tax Reform Basics and Practical Application   

Hendricks Heritage Room, University of Houston Law Center
MAR
22

IPIL 15th Annual Spring Lecture     

The Coronado Club 919 Milam Street Houston, Texas
MAR
19

Sondock Jurist in Residence CLE and Reception -- Judge Adalberto Jordan (11th Cir.)     

Room 144 BLB
Judge Adalberto Jordán
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Observations on Wollschlaeger v. Governor: The So-Called "Docs v. Glocks" Case
MAR
13

Texas Advisory Committee to the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Briefing Hosted at UH Law Center     

University of Houston Law Center, Krost Hall
The Texas Advisory Committee to the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights is hosting a public meeting to hear testimony regarding potential barriers to voting that may have a disparate impact on voters on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability status, or religion in the areas of voter registration, access to polling locations, and language access. This meeting is free and open to the public.
MAR
08

Skelton Lecture Series   

Magnolia Hotel Houston
Thomas H. Wilson
Presents a Lecture on
A World of Possibilities: International
Human Rights and the International Lawyer
MAR
08

Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture     

BLB 109, University of Houston Law Center
Gabriel "Jack" Chin Professor of Law, UC Davis
"Still a Nation of Immigrants? Rethinking Immigration Policy in the Modern Era"
MAR
06

Discussion on the Future of Immigration    

109 BLB, University of Houston Law Center

Join us at University of Houston Law Center on Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m;. for a FREE screening of the documentary series Rational Middle: Immigration and a discussion on the immigration challenge facing our country.

Following the screening, a panel discussion and Q&A about the challenges and opportunities in our current immigration debate will take place.

The panel includes:
Geoffrey Hoffman, Director, University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic
Mike Holland, COO, Marek Brothers Systems
Gordon Quan, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Quan Law Group

Feb
28

Black History Month Lecture Series        

Location: University of Houston Law Center
Cheryl L. Wade
Dean Harold F. McNiece Professor of Law at St. John's University
"The Historical Significance of Black Migration, the Search for Work, and the Impact of Corporate Governance"
Feb
23

Location:The Houstonian, 111 North Post Oak Lane, Houston, TX 77024

THE HOUSTON BUSINESS AND TAX LAW JOURNAL'S 18TH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM

Energy Investment Tax Issues Around the World

Attendees are asked to arrive early in order to allow ample time for parking and check in. Valet parking is available at the front of the hotel -- the Symposium is in the Aspen Room.

Feb
23

Making Sense of Immigration Law CLE   

Location:Hendricks Heritage Room, University of Houston Law Center

Please join us for a lunch and learn session where we will discuss the foundational pieces necessary for taking on an immigration case.

Now more than ever the field of Immigration Law is in high demand. In this constantly changing, challenging, and complex field of the law, attorneys interested in practicing Immigration Law need guidance on how and where to start.

In this program attorneys will learn basics that will put them in the right path to a practice in Immigration Law in the U.S. Attorneys will learn about how to do an immigration consultation, identify the different types of immigration cases, and where to find relevant resources to empower them to succeed in this field.

Register online by Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Feb
17

42nd Law Gala & Auction "A Night in Napa"    

Location:Hilton Americas, Ballroom of the Americas
Jan
29

Sondock Jurist in Residence CLE & Reception with Judge Gregg Costa (Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals)     

Location: University of Houston Law Center
The Judge Ruby Kless Sondock Lectureship in Legal Ethics Jurist-In-Residence program, starting its third year, brings sitting jurists to campus for a day of interaction with students, faculty and the Houston legal community. Each jurist provides a lecture on a legal ethics issue important to the community.
Jan
26

Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor 

A conversation with Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Professor Michael A. Olivas
Jan
12

So you want to GO SOLO?

Location:University of Houston Law Center Hendricks Heritage Room
Join us for a solo practice institute to learn practical tools for starting and sustaining your new solo practice.3 hours of CLE credit, 0.5 hour of Ethics
Jan
03

San Diego Alumni & Friends Reception   

Location:San Diego, CA
Join Dean Baynes & members of the UH Law faculty to hear the latest news about UHLC, catch up with AALS Conference attendees, and enjoy some great live music and light bites. All are welcome!
Jan
08

Phoenix Alumni Luncheon 

Location:District American Kitchen & Wine Bar at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix
340 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Connect with the other UH Law Alumni living and working in the Phoenix area and hear an update from Dean Baynes about the Law Center.