April 14, 2021 - Students from the University of Houston Law Center and Mexico's Universidad Anáhuac will face off in a livestreamed championship round of the Bilingual Dispute Resolution Competition on Friday.
April 14, 2021 - Professor Ruqaiijah Yearby of the Saint Louis University School of Law was the most recent speaker in the 2021 University of Houston Law Center Spring Workshop Series, “Race, Social Change, and the Law,” last week.
April 14, 2021 - Through the Hague Convention Mediation Program, second-year University of Houston Law Center students Nicholas Martinez and Matthew Rando recently resolved a case involving a parent who breached custody rights by illegally removing a child outside of their country of habitual residence.
April 9, 2021 - International law scholars discussed how the COVID-19 crisis led to a decline in trade across the world and has emphasized the need for greater collaboration amongst regions and nations in future emergencies during a virtual presentation hosted by the University of Houston Law Center’s Initiative on Global Law and Policy and the University of Bologna Center for Latin American Studies.
April 9, 2021- Karen Tseng, Senior Vice President & Chief Integration Officer for the Harris Health System, told attendees that care environments must go beyond medical treatment and utilize cross-disciplinary approaches to health at a recent University of Houston Law Center Health Law & Policy Institute lecture. Professor Jessica Mantel served as the moderator.
April 8, 2021 - University of Houston Law Center administrators, staff and professors socialized and commemorated the school's accomplishments and versatility shifting to online operations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic during a recent gathering held on Zoom.
April 8, 2021 - As president of the Space Law Society, second-year University of Houston Law Center student Joe Holloway is able to combine multiple facets of the law in an evolving field.
April 8, 2021 – Speakers agreed that while responses to the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to a future that includes an increased usage in green energy, the acceleration of climate change may also create more pandemic threats, during a virtual discussion hosted by the University of Houston Law Center's Initiative on Global Law and Policy and the University of Bologna Center for Latin American Studies.
April 8, 2021 - The 2021 University of Houston Law Center Spring Workshop Series, “Race, Social Change, and the Law,” featured an in-depth with visiting speaker Professor Maggie Blackhawk of the University of Pennsylvania Carrey Law School on March 29.
April 6, 2021 - Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt said the impact of the severe winter weather across Texas in February was the result of poor preparation, and pointed to solutions that he believes will ensure such hardships never occur again.
April 6, 2021 – After spending several years as a partner at Susman Godfrey, Randy Wilson a 1977 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, has returned to a familiar role as a judge.
April 5, 2021 - The University of Houston Law Center's communications and marketing department earned top honors in three categories as part of the 2020 Collegiate Advertising Awards, which honor excellence in marketing and advertising specific to the field of higher education.
April 5, 2021 - Professor Karima Bennoune of the University of California, Davis, School of Law joined the 2021 University of Houston Law Center Spring Workshop Series, “Race, Social Change, and the Law,” for an engaging discussion about threatened cultural rights in the time of climate change during a virtual presentation last week.
April 1, 2021 - University of Houston Law Center faculty, students and staff examined "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption" by Bryan Stevenson during a virtual discussion last week. The award-winning book tells the powerful story of Stevenson’s work as a lawyer representing death row clients in Alabama.
March 31, 2021 - University of Houston Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson spoke about why money bail is ineffective and how it disadvantages minorities during the third installment of “The Many Names of Slavery,” a course sponsored by The Houston Seminar.
March 31, 2021 – The University of Houston Law Center’s Juvenile and Children’s Advocacy Project (JCAP) is collaborating with the Center for Urban Transformation’s juvenile diversion program (CUT) to expand CUT's capacity to represent and serve young people in Houston’s Fifth Ward, with a goal of breaking the school-to-prison pipeline.
March 31, 2021 - The University of Houston Law Center is launching an innovative online bilingual alternative dispute resolution competition to test law students’ skills in negotiation in both English and Spanish. Beginning in April, the competition will pit teams from the Law Center against teams from Mexico’s Universidad La Salle and Universidad Anahuac.
March 30, 2021 - The excellence of several University of Houston Law Center specialty programs are recognized among the best in the country in the U.S. News & World Report's annual survey released today.
March 30, 2021- Aden Allen, a senior associate attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Austin advised students to be effective communicators and to take pride in their craft during a recent "Dinner with a Lawyer" event hosted by the University of Houston Law Center's Career Development Office. Associate Director for Career Development Chandria Jackson served as the moderator, and Allen was introduced by Dean Leonard M. Baynes.
March 30, 2021- A recent graduate of the University of Houston Law Center told students and young alumni to go outside of their comfort zone when networking during a recent webinar hosted by the Career Development Office. Assistant Dean for Career Development Tiffany J. Tucker served as the moderator.
March 24, 2021 - Faculty members from the University of Houston Law Center's Health Law & Policy Institute recently shared their expertise in the "COVID-19 Policy Playbook II: Legal Recommendations for a Safer, More Equitable Future."
March 24, 2021 -Maryam Ghaffar '20 was featured on the Houston Young Lawyers Association's Hylights podcast on an episode titled "The Joy of Clerking." Ghaffar currently is a judicial law clerk for the Supreme Court of Texas.
March 22, 2021 - Professor Joshua Galperin of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discussed the potential role of common law when it comes to environmental policy and decision-making, and argued it’s more important to focus on private claims versus public.
March 22, 2021 - Throughout his career, Justice Brian Walker of the Second District Court of Appeals in Fort Worth, has shown a commitment to public service. From his experience in the Air Force, to managing a firm that handled Veterans Affairs benefits cases in addition to criminal and civil litigation, the 2003 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center now applies this commitment from behind the bench.
March 22, 2021 - Human Rights Activist and Recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Nadia Murad will serve as the keynote speaker in a virtual presentation hosted by the University of Houston Office of the Provost. The University of Houston Law Center and the UH Graduate College of Social Work are serving as co-presenters for the event at 5 p.m. on April 8.
March 22, 2021 – Bolstered by assistance and outreach from the University of Houston Law Center’s Career Development Office, alumnus Drew Kwartler recently began his new role as senior assistant district attorney for the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office in New York City.
March 12, 2021 - University of Minnesota Law School Professor Alexandra Klass said that increasing the amount of eminent domain authority given to some actors, and decreasing the amount given to others can help disincentive of the use of fossil fuels.
March 12, 2021 – A Haitian man suffering mental illness was recently released from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center by the diligence of Clinical Professor Geoffrey Hoffman, students from the University of Houston Law Center’s Immigration Clinic and attorneys from Baker Botts and American Gateways law firms.
March 11, 2021 - University of Houston Law Center alumna Brena Baumann-Gonzalez ‘90 began her role as Senior Director of Development on Monday. She brings almost 28 years of high-level experience in philanthropy and development to the Law Center.
March 11, 2021 - The 2021 University of Houston Law Center Spring Workshop Series, “Race, Social Change, and the Law,” featured Professor Trina Jones of Duke Law School last week. Jones presented her project, “Racialized Appearance Norms: Testing Law’s Limits,” and discussed with Dean Leonard M. Baynes, students, and faculty the implications of and possible legal remedies for discrimination based on skin color and hair.
March 11, 2021 – Baylor College of Medicine Clinical Assistant Professor Megan A. Mooney relayed practical ways to support healing and recovery from the adverse effects of childhood trauma in her virtual presentation, “The Essential Elements of a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice System” hosted by the University of Houston Law Center’s Juvenile and Children's Advocacy Project (JCAP). The event included more than 120 attendees.
March 11, 2021 - Members of the federal judiciary and University of Houston Law Center students and professors networked in small group settings during a Judicial Lunch-and-Learn program held on Zoom last week. The virtual gathering was hosted by the Law Center's Career Development Office.
March 10, 2021 -Three University of Houston Law Center students finished second among 18 teams at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law's 10th Annual Health Law Regulatory and Compliance Competition. The competition was sponsored by the American Health Lawyers Association.
March 9, 2021 - The University of Houston Law Center is listed among the top "Go-To Law Schools" in the country, according to Law.com.
March 8, 2021 - When Anjali Nigam heard about an injunction brought against victims of human trafficking, she was shocked to discover the plaintiffs were the very governmental institutions that were supposed to protect them.
March 5, 2021 - University of New Mexico School of Law Professor Emerita Sherri L. Burr shared the elaborate ancestral history of Africans in America before the Civil War era in her presentation "Genealogical Research into America's Antebellum Past: The Challenges of Finding the Enslaved, the Free, and Enslavers." Burr served the keynote speaker at the University of Houston Law Center's annual Black History Month lecture, which was held virtually on Feb. 25. Dean Leonard M. Baynes served as a commentator.
March 4, 2021 - Experts from Colombia and Italy discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic can potentially challenge international law experts to think beyond current normative parameters and serve as a standardizing force during a virtual discussion hosted by the University of Houston Law Center's Initiative on Global Law and Policy. "Constitutionalism, Trade, Social Justice, & Sustainability in the Americas: Lessons from the 2020 Global Pandemic," was the second event in a six-part series, co-sponsored by the University of Bologna Center for Latin American Studies and the American Society of International Law-Latin America Interest Group.
March 3, 2021 - The University of Houston Law Center's Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law (IPIL) was the recipient of the inaugural 2021 Houston Intellectual Property Law Association's Excellence in Diversity Award. HIPLA created two inaugural awards, one for institutional efforts towards diversity and inclusion, and another to recognize an individual for their efforts in these areas.
March 2, 2021 - University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes said The John M. O'Quinn Law Building is expected to be halfway completed by this summer while addressing students, faculty and staff during two spring semester "Discussion with the Dean" virtual sessions held last week.
March 2, 2021 – The Career Development Office’s (CDO) Passport to Success Professional Development Series recently provided fundamental career advising and professional training to first-year University of Houston Law Center students, giving direction on how to best seek out job opportunities and understand the employment process.
March 2, 2021 - Cesar Udave, a third-year student at the University of Houston Law Center, was recently received the IPLI/IP Tech Camp scholarship from the Hispanic National Bar Association. The award is given to Hispanic law students around the nation to advance the HNBA’s mission of increasing representation in intellectual property and technology law.
March 2, 2021 – Jim Perdue, Sr., a trailblazer in plaintiff litigation and expert in personal injury and medical malpractice, recently received the 2020 Texas Trial Lawyers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing his 57 years of dedication and exemplary performance in the legal field.
Feb. 25, 2021 – University of Houston Law Center students Farhan Mohiuddin and Emory Powers competed in the recent 13th First Amendment and Media Diversity Law Competition, sponsored by the American Bar Association, reaching the semifinal and final round respectively.
Feb. 24, 2021 - Current UH Law Alumni Association President Victor Wright was the focus of a recent article in a national legal publication. The article, "Former JAG Lawyer Victor Wright Flies High at KBR," was published by Modern Counsel and discusses Wright's career trajectory.
Feb. 24, 2021 - In a recent webinar hosted by the University of Houston Law Center's Initiative on Global Law and Policy and co-organized by the University of Bologna Center for Latin American Studies, scholars from Germany and Mexico agreed that the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted vulnerable groups around the world. "The COVID-19 Pandemic and its Impact on Social Justice," was the first event in a six-part series, sponsored by the American Society of International Law.
Feb. 23, 2021 - In commemoration of Black History Month, the University of Houston Law Center will host a virtual discussion led by University of New Mexico School of Law Professor Emeritus Sherri L. Burr at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 25.
Feb. 22, 2021 - The University of Houston Law Center recently welcomed Professor Ian Haney López of the University of Berkeley School of Law, as he discussed his book, "Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America."
Feb. 22, 2021 - Experts from the University of Houston Law Center and a guest speaker from the UH Hobby School of Public Affairs discussed the presidential transfer of power in a recent continuing legal education session that was held virtually.
Feb. 11, 2021 - Alumni, faculty, staff, former colleagues and friends remembered University of Houston Law Center Professor Peter S. Linzer for his love of life and ideas, his adamant support of younger colleagues and other fond recollections during a virtual memorial on Tuesday.
Feb. 11, 2021 - The 2021 University of Houston Law Center Spring Workshop Series, "Race, Social Justice, and the Law," continued last week, featuring Professor Osamudia James of the University of Miami School of Law. James discussed her paper, “Risky Education” and sparked an engaging discussion with Dean Leonard M. Baynes and Law Center professors and students regarding parents’ roles in the education system, their choices, and how they affect society as a whole.
Feb. 9, 2021 - Cathy Cochran, a 1984 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, and a judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, died Sunday at the age of 76.
Feb. 9, 2021 – University of Oklahoma College of Law students Tanner Herrmann and Morgan Vastag were the victors of the 2021 Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship held Jan. 28-30.
Feb. 8, 2021 - The Initiative on Global Law and Policy for the Americas, founded by University of Houston Law Center Professor Elizabeth Trujillo, will launch by hosting a webinar series in Spring 2021 in partnership with the University of Bologna Center for Latin American Studies. The Latin America Interest Group from the American Society of International Law (ASIL-LAIG) will also co-sponsor the event.
Feb. 5, 2021 - University of Houston Law Center third-year student Chelsea Klumpp made her first appearance in court on Thursday in front of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals alongside Clinical Professor Geoffrey Hoffman. The case involved several issues, including ineffective assistance of counsel, political opinion asylum, PSG, nexus and others.
Feb. 3, 2021 - Ira J. Kurzban said he envisions the U.S. government taking a different approach to immigration under President Joe Biden in some instances, but the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to present unique challenges immigrants and their legal representation.
Feb. 2, 2021 - The University of Houston Law Center will host a memorial event at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 on Zoom for professor and legal scholar Peter Linzer. He passed away on Dec. 13 after a battle with a long-term illness.
Feb. 1, 2021 - Throughout his academic and professional career, Cody West has demonstrated a knack for making contacts. The 2020 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center said he likes to take an authentic approach when creating connections and forming new relationships.
Feb. 1, 2021 — Associate Justice Goodwin H. Liu of the California Supreme Court delivered the Justice Ruby Kless Sondock Jurist-in-Residence Lectureship in Legal on Tuesday, discussing shifts in law school population, and how the profession could look much different in years to come.
Jan. 29, 2021 - University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge L. Contreras provided his perspective on COVID-19’s effect on intellectual property rights sharing movements during a recent University of Houston Law Center lecture entitled, "Anatomy of an Intellectual Property Movement: The Open COVID Pledge."
Jan. 27, 2021 - The 2021 University of Houston Law Center Spring Workshop Series, "Racial Justice and the Law" began on Monday on Monday, with Professor Bennett Capers of Fordham Law School joining Dean Leonard M. Baynes and Law Center professors and students a virtual discussion of Capers’ work in progress, “The Law School as White Space?”
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Jan. 25, 2021 — Associate Justice Goodwin H. Liu of the California Supreme Court will discuss diversity and trends in law school enrollment virtually on Jan. 26, highlighting how the demographic composition of law students has shifted since the Great Recession.
Jan. 25, 2021 - Law professors from across the country will discuss their research with University of Houston Law Center students as part of the 2021 UHLC Spring Workshop Series.
Jan. 25, 2021 - Following the Jan. 2021 inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, University of Houston Law Center faculty will analyze the process of the presidential transfer of power during a virtual discussion at 5 p.m. on Feb. 3. held on Zoom.
Jan 25, 2021 – University of Houston Law Center alumnus and adjunct professor Juan F. Vasquez vividly conveys his trials of discrimination, poverty and manual labor in a new biography published by the American Bar Association scheduled for release in January.
Jan. 21, 2021 - University of Houston Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson will participate in a continuing legal education discussion on the impact of gory imagery used in the courtroom at 10 a.m. on Feb. 19.
Jan. 20, 2021 - Recent graduates of the University of Houston Law Center were welcomed into the legal profession at the virtual Pass the Bar celebration last week held on Zoom.
Jan. 14, 2021 - University of Houston Law Center Professor Jessica Roberts’ article, “GINA, Big Data, and the Future of Employee Privacy,” which was featured in the Yale Law Journal, was recently reviewed on the scholarship website JOTWELL. University of Tennessee College of Law Associate Professor Bradley Areheart co-wrote the article with Roberts.
Jan. 13, 2021 – Second-year University of Houston Law Center student Charisma Ricksy Nguepdo has been named the Houston Law Review’s editor-in-chief, the first person of African descent to earn that position.
Jan. 12, 2021 - The University of Houston Law Center is launching a special topics course, "George Floyd and the Aftermath: Equal Justice and the Law," for the Spring 2021 semester.
Jan 12, 2021 - University of Houston Law Center Professor Emily Berman was announced as the first annual winner of the Excellence in Oversight Research Award by the Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School. The accolade honors Berman’s Boston College Law Review article, “Weaponizing the Office of Legal Counsel,” as the year’s most outstanding work on government oversight.
Jan. 8, 2021 – The University of Houston Law Center will present the Joseph A. Vail Asylum workshop on January 29 addressing recent changes in legal immigration policies and migrant protection laws amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Jan. 6, 2021 – University of Houston Law Center professor and legal scholar Peter S. Linzer passed in December after a battle with a long-term illness. He died on December 13. His keen powers of observation, analysis and languages informed a lifetime of scholarship, commentary and teaching. He is survived by a wife, a son and a grandson.
Dec. 23, 2020 - Professor Bret Wells became the latest member of the University of Houston Law Center faculty to be named to the American Law Institute in December.
Dec. 21, 2021 - In spring 2021, the University of Houston Law Center will offer its first-ever course on legal innovation, currently a hot topic in legal education. Designed to prepare students for the rapidly evolving legal industry, the course will survey and explore emerging legal business models, the rise of alternative legal service providers, increasing emphasis on legal entrepreneurship, ongoing regulatory reform initiatives, career path alternatives and the role and adoption of new technologies.
Dec. 21, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on not only public health and the economy, but according to University of Houston Law Center Assistant Professor Valerie Gutmann Koch, it has also raised large legal and ethical issues.
Dec. 18, 2020 — Throughout the Fall 2020 semester, the University of Houston Law Center’s Center for U.S. and Mexican Law led four events covering a wide range of topics from gender-based hate crimes, the COVID-19 pandemic, the recent USMCA and the North American Consortium of Legal Education (NACLE) annual workshop.
Dec. 17, 2020 - The University of Houston Law Center published its 2020 Year in Review edition of Briefcase magazine today.
"As 2020 draws to a close, it is important to recognize it will be remembered in the history books as being one of the most challenging years in our nation's history," said Dean Leonard M. Baynes in the magazine's introduction. "Amidst all the difficulties it is critical to highlight some of the bright spots."
Dec. 16, 2020 – The University of Houston Law Center has established the Initiative on Global Law and Policy for the Americas (GLPA), aimed at uniting academics, practitioners and policy makers to develop research, coursework and collaboration in the areas of international and comparative law.
Dec. 16, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center Professor Victor Flatt served as one of eight co-authors in a report published Tuesday that indicates that the EPA’s deregulation of water protection policies last this year was based on insubstantial scientific methodology. The report was released by the External Environmental Economics Advisory Committee.
Dec. 14, 2020 - The John M. O'Quinn Foundation will be recipient of the President's Medallion, the highest honor personally bestowed by UH President and System Chancellor Renu Khator, on Dec. 17 at the University of Houston's virtual commencement ceremony.
Dec. 11, 2020 - Administrators, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the University of Houston Law Center gathered virtually on Wednesday for a special edition of the annual Holiday Coffee event.
Dec. 7, 2020 - High school students from Chinquapin Preparatory School won the championship round of the University of Houston Law Center's recent virtual Street Law 2020 mock trial competition. Students from Alief Early College were the runners-up. The Honorable Gregg Costa of the Fifth Circuit of Appeals served as the judge of the final round.
Dec. 1, 2020 — Aspiring attorneys from around the country learned about the legal profession, law school application process, financial aid, joint degree programs, and professionalism in the legal industry among other topics at the recent 2020 Diversity Pre-Law Symposium & Law School Admissions Fair.