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June 2015

Laura Gibson ’84 to lead Houston Bar Association  

chandlerUniversity of Houston Law Center alumna Laura Gibson, ’84, was elected this month as the new president of the Houston Bar Association, the fifth-largest metropolitan bar association in the nation. more...

UHLC Prof. Chandler tells Congressional leaders premium increases under the ACA in 2016 should be viewed with caution  

chandlerUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Seth Chandler testified today at a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Committee Subcommittee on Oversight on the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also called “Obamacare.” more...

UHLC Prof. Chandler to testify before Congress on insurance cost impacts of Obamacare

EENR speaker: Reforms after scandal allow Brazil to exploit energy resourcesUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Seth Chandler is slated to testify Wednesday at a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Committee Subcommittee on Oversight on the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also called “Obamacare.” more...

EENR speaker: Reforms after scandal allow Brazil to exploit energy resources

EENR speaker: Reforms after scandal allow Brazil to exploit energy resourcesStructural impediments in Brazil’s oil and gas regulatory regime followed by a corruption scandal involving the national hydrocarbons company set exploration in that country back for years, an international law professor said recently at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC’s director of mediation training retires, but popular program continues with veteran instructors

Professor Emeritus Thomas C. Newhouse trained hundreds in growing, specialized practice more...

 

UH Law Center Professor Jessica Roberts selected for prestigious Greenwall Foundation bioethics program. 

Jessica RobertsHealth law scholar’s three-year project will explore privacy issues and question of who owns genetic research information more...

Former UHLC prof says U.S. officials’ actions helped spread fear during Ebola crisis

U.S. health officials, policymakers, and others made significant mistakes during last year’s Ebola crisis which led to a sense of public distrust in the health care system’s ability to deal with the disease and helped foment panic, according to a leading health law expert and former University of Houston Law Center professor. more...

UH Reopens Wednesday
DATE: June 16, 2015 5:05:10 PM CDT

The University of Houston will resume normal operations Wednesday morning. This includes the UH-Sugar Land and UH System at Cinco Ranch campuses. All regularly scheduled classes and activities will take place. Those traveling to campus are advised to exercise caution in case any area roadways are subject to flooding.

Updated information is available at www.uh.edu/emergency

Students and alumni  give high marks to UHLC networking and job opportunities

The University of Houston Law Center ranks seventh among the nation’s law schools for offering the best networking and job opportunities, according to student and alumni responses to an online graduate school guide. more...

UHLC alumni association leaders honored at annual meeting

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June 10, 2015 - More than 50 alumni and friends of the University of Houston Law Center gathered recently to recognize the service of outgoing leaders of the alumni association and welcome new directors
More than 50 alumni and friends of the University of Houston Law Center gathered recently to recognize the service of outgoing leaders of the alumni association and welcome new directors more...

UHLC’s ‘Pipeline’ inaugural class draws college students from across the country to get head start on legal career

Twenty-two undergraduate students are taking part this month in an intensive, six-week pre-law program at the University of Houston Law Center to see if becoming a lawyer is right for them. more...

UHLC Immigration Clinic awarded grants to develop its outreach programs and better serve indigent immigrants

The Immigration Clinic at the University of Houston Law Center received $12,500 in grants from the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the State Bar of Texas Immigration and Nationality Law Section to expand and enhance its pro-bono services. more...

UH Law Center ‘Fellows’ will work here and abroad this summer in public interest jobs

Thirty-eight UHLC students are working as “Fellows” in public interest jobs this summer both in the U.S. and abroad. more...

 

The University of Houston’s Center for U.S. and Mexican Law releases its first study on the regulation of offshore oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico

oil rigAs negotiations between the United States and Mexico continue over the allocation of oil and gas rights in the Gulf of Mexico, the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center has released its first binational study of exploration and exploitation of offshore transboundary hydrocarbons in the Gulf. more...

Innovative University of Houston Law Center mentorship program to grow in second year

Initiative helps pair youth with adult role models and provides legal assistance to juvenile offenders. more...

 

UH Law Center prof Zale says it will take time for laws to catch up with ‘sharing economy’

Renting apartments, rooms, or homes raises new questions in property law more...

 

 

Texas Consumer Complaint Center at UH Law Center offers assistance to victims of recent flooding

WaterdropVolunteer lawyers and students can provide legal information and help after record month of rain which caused extensive damage across Texas more...

 

 

First graduates of Houston-Calgary law school partnership earn dual JDs with degree emphasis in energy law

First graduates of Houston-Calgary law school partnership earn dual JDs with degree emphasis in energy law International Energy Lawyers Program trains next generation of lawyers to handle complex energy and natural resources issues on both sides of the border. more...

 

UHLC Prof. Thompson examines forensic science in her latest book 

thompsonUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson will read excerpts from her latest book, “Cops in Lab Coats,” on Wednesday at Brazos Bookstore. more...

 

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