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August 2015

UH Producing Top Earners in Texas According to PayScale College Salary Report

If anyone knows about how companies are compensating employees, it’s the professionals at PayScale. The online resource – featuring 40 million salary profiles – recently released its 2015 – 2016 College Salary Report, and the University of Houston is among the Texas institutions producing top earners. more...

UHLC alumna and transgender activist, Phyllis Frye, featured in NYT article

Phyllis Randolph Frye University of Houston Law Center alumna Phyllis Randolph Frye ’81, a pioneer in the transgender rights movement, was featured in a lengthy profile in the Saturday New York Times. more...

10 years ago, UHLC opened its doors to Loyola law refugees from Hurricane Katrina  

10 years ago, UHLC opened its doors to Loyola law refugees from Hurricane Katrina   
Ten years ago this week as New Orleans reeled in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the University of Houston Law Center made an unprecedented offer to the inundated Loyola University College of Law:  Relocate professors and students some 350 miles west to the Law Center for the fall semester. more...

UHLC executive secretary, and world traveler, Amanda Parker wins Excellence Award 

Amanda Parker, who started at the Law Center as a work study student assistant in 2003 and now shepherds nine professors as an executive secretary, is the winner of the 2015 Staff Excellence Award. more...

UHLC faculty examine second round of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings  

Supreme CourtIn the second “Supreme Court Update” hosted by the University of Houston Law Center this summer, UHLC faculty discussed cases involving environmental regulation, low-income housing, and redistricting. more...

Dean Baynes talks about minority enrollment on KUHF’s “Houston Matters”

Dean on radioUniversity of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes appeared on Tuesday’s “Houston Matters” program on Houston Public Media’s KUHF 88.7 FM to discuss the nationwide trend of declining law school admissions in recent years and law schools’ recent efforts to increase of enrollment of low-income, first generation, and underrepresented students, including through the Pre-Law Pipeline Program he initiated this year at UHLC. more...

Contract law scholars to honor UHLC Prof. Peter Linzer 

Peter LinzerUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Peter Linzer will be the honoree at the 11th Annual International Conference on Contracts – KCON XI - to be held in February at St. Mary's University in San Antonio. more...

Alumna leaves gift to UHLC in honor of friend and mentor, Prof. Ray Nimmer  

An alumna and long-time supporter of the University of Houston Law Center left a bequest to the school in honor of former Dean Raymond T. Nimmer, a mentor and close friend. more...

Incoming UH Law Center students bond as classmates and help others during annual Community Service Day

Service DayFirst year University of Houston Law Center students, along with faculty and staff members, fanned out across the city last weekend during the school’s second annual Community Service Day. more...

UHLC Prof Tracy Hester elected to environmental ‘college’ and named ‘Best Lawyer’ by peers 

Tracy HEsterUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Tracy Hester has been elected as a fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers for his “distinguished experience and high standards in the practice of environmental law.” more...

Top trial lawyer, UHLC alum Buzbee ’97 tells new students to work hard, dream big

Tony Buzbee, UH Law Center ’97Tony Buzbee, UH Law Center ’97, one of the most successful trial lawyers in the nation, imparted words of advice to the incoming class of his alma mater during their first day of Orientation last week. more...

UHLC remembers distinguished alum and advocate for the disabled Kathleen DeSilva ’80 

Kathleen DeSilvaUHLC alumna Kathleen DeSilva, who was according to her doctors the longest living individual with a high level C1/C2 spinal cord injury, passed away earlier this month at the age of 63. A celebration of her life will be held this Saturday, Aug 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at The Heights Villa, 3600 Michaux. more...

UHLC Professor and former Dean Raymond Nimmer named among the “Best Lawyers in America” for 22nd year.

Raymond Nimmer University of Houston Law Center Professor and former Dean Raymond T. Nimmer has been selected by his peers for the 22nd time as one of the nation’s “Best Lawyers in America” his specialty areas. more...

UHLC alum Buzbee ‘97 Keynote speaker for new student orientation day

The University of Houston Law Center today welcomes its Class of 2018 with a day-long orientation featuring remarks and insights from the dean, faculty, staff, students, and members of the legal community. The University of Houston Law Center today welcomes its Class of 2018 with a day-long orientation featuring remarks and insights from the dean, faculty, staff, students, and members of the legal community. more...

 

Federal circuit judges cite UHLC Prof Kumar in digital patent case

Sapna KumarFederal judges turned to an article by University of Houston Law Center Professor Sapna Kumar while questioning attorneys during oral arguments Tuesday in a case involving patents in the digital age. more...

Foreign LL.M. students welcomed to the Law Center and the city

Fifty-seven attorneys who earned their law degrees in 27 different countries were welcomed into the University of Houston Law Center’s LL.M. program earlier this month and urged to make the most of their time while studying in Houston, one of the nation’s most international cities.Fifty-seven attorneys who earned their law degrees in 27 different countries were welcomed into the University of Houston Law Center’s LL.M. program earlier this month and urged to make the most of their time while studying in Houston, one of the nation’s most international cities. more...

Dean highlights UH Law Center’s influence during summertime tour of law firms and corporations 

UHLC Dean Leonard M. Baynes discusses the school's Pre-Law Pipeline Program during a seminar on "The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession" in the Houston office of Baker Botts.It may be the dog days of summer, but University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes has been in high gear. more...

 

UHLC Prof. Linzer files amicus brief to the Supreme Court in consumer compulsory arbitration case

Peter LinzerUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Peter Linzer has filed a brief as a friend of the U.S. Supreme Court, urging it to take the unusual action of reconsidering its previous decision to review a consumer arbitration case and dismissing its writ of certiorari "as improvidently granted." more...

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