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February 2015

Panel discusses ‘non-traditional careers’ for law school grads

Erin McClarty, left, Anthony Chase, Jordan Latham, and Tiffany Tucker offered advice to students considering using their law degree in non-traditional careers. The Black Law Student Association at the University of Houston Law Center today hosted a panel discussion on “Non- traditional Legal Careers” that focused on the versatility of a J.D. degree.  more...

UHLC ranks 31st as ‘Go-To’ school based on hires by Top 250 firms 

Justice ScalesThe University of Houston Law Center ranked 31st as a “Go-To” law school based on the National Law Journal’s annual survey of the number of first-year associates hired by the nation’s 250 top law firms. more...

UHLC’s Dean Baynes joins Soledad O’Brien in ‘Black in America Tour’ panel 

Soledad O’BrienSoledad O’Brien, award-winning broadcast journalist, producer, documentarian, and philanthropist, brings her “Black in America Tour” to the University of Houston campus tonight to lead an interactive discussion about race relations with panelists including UH Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes. more...

UHLC team heads to nationals after winning ABA regional moot court competition

UHLC team is headed to nationals after winning regional in the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition.  The University of Houston Law Center moot court team took its advocacy skills to New York City this past weekend and walked away with the regional championship in the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition. more...

UH Law Center symposium panelists say Harris County grand jury system needs transparency

Grand JuryIn the wake of controversial police-involved deaths of unarmed suspects coupled with questions about the grand jury system, the University of Houston Law Center last week held a symposium examining policing issues with viewpoints representing a broad spectrum of the legal community. more...

UHLC ‘Small & Midsize Firm Open House’ connects students with employers

UHLC student Emily Mott shakes the hand of a firm representative.  Resumes in hand and wearing their sharpest business attire, approximately 100 University of Houston Law Center students filled the Houston Room of the UH Student Center Friday to meet prospective employers at the “Small & Midsize Firm Open House.” more...

Houston lawyers tell UHLC students how to land jobs at small, medium-sized firms

PanelAttorneys from several Houston-area small and midsize law firms this week gave University of Houston Law Center students advice on how to get a job and stand out once they are hired. more...

UHLC Immigration Clinic sets precedent in South Texas case

UHLC Immigration Clinic sets precedent in South Texas caseFresh on the heels of securing the release on bond of two Central American families from an immigration detention center in South Texas, members of the University of Houston Law Center’s Immigration Clinic were able to get another family released – and in the process, set an important procedural precedent. more...

Judge blocks immigration policy on technicality, UHLC prof explains

geoffrey HoffmanThe ruling by a Texas federal judge temporarily blocking President Obama’s immigration initiatives is narrowly based on a perceived administrative technicality and not on the constitutionality of the new policy, a University of Houston Law Center professor said Wednesday. more...

Dean Baynes takes ‘roadshow’ to Winstead

Dean Baynes takes ‘roadshow’ to WinsteadDean Leonard M. Baynes took his message on the road Monday, extolling the quality of the University of Houston Law Center and its graduates before an audience of about 35 attorneys at the Winstead law firm downtown. more...

Panel discusses ‘Small and Midsize Firms: ‘How do I know if small is for me?’ 

Attorneys Ty Doyle, left, Corey Devine, and Ryan Dove discuss small v. big firms.A panel of Houston attorneys Monday offered University of Houston Law Center students advice on how to determine whether a large or smaller firm is right for them, and how to go about getting a job with one of them. more...

UHLC team named “World Champions” in international mediation competition  more…

The Law Center team of Rose Badruddin and Brandon Schrecengost are World Champions after beating teams from 34 countries in an international mediation competition. University of Houston Law Center students Rose Badruddin and Brandon Schrecengost, representing the Blakely Advocacy Institute, were named World Champions at the International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris, France, on Wednesday. more...

UHLC alum Tony Buzbee wins $29 million verdict in battery explosion death case

UHLC alum Tony Buzbee wins $29 million verdict in battery explosion death case  more…UH Law Center alumnus Tony Buzbee ‘97 won a $29 million jury award this month for the family of an oilfield service worker killed on the job by the explosion of an industrial battery. more...

 

UHLC Dean Baynes details building study, faculty hiring in talk with students

DeanUniversity of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes told students Tuesday that efforts are proceeding to find funding for a new, state-of-the-art facility, to hire new faculty, and to better connect students with alumni, among other initiatives of his new administration. more...

 

UH Law Center will examine role of grand juries, policing, and civil rights in upcoming CLE

Lady JusticeLaw enforcement officials, prosecutors, and law professors to participate more...

 

 

UH Law Center team wins National Trial Competition

MockUniversity of Houston Law Center students Ashley Ellerin, Travis Holland, and Barira Munshi won the Costello National Criminal Mock Trial Advocacy Competition hosted this past weekend by George Mason University. more...

UHLC hosts panel discussion on gender and race issues in the legal profession

BaynesThe University of Houston Law Center on Thursday hosted a panel discussion called “Perspectives on Gender and Race” in the legal profession, particularly focused on increasing opportunities for women and minority lawyers. more...

UHLC Immigration Clinic secures the release of two detained families

ProfessorFaculty and students with the University of Houston Law Center’s Immigration Clinic recently were able to secure the release on bond of two Central American families from the Karnes County Residential Center, a federal detention facility outside San Antonio. more...

UHLC students learn about public sector careers in "Table Talk"

UHLC students learn about public sector careers in "Table Talk"University of Houston Law Center students had the opportunity to meet with employers in the public interest sector and discuss internship opportunities during the Government and Public Interest Table Talk (GPITT) at the University of Houston Student Center Ballroom on Friday, Feb. 6. more...

Dean Baynes named to Lawyers Of Color's Fourth Annual Power List

BaynesUH Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes has been selected to the Lawyers Of Color’s Fourth Annual Power List, a catalog of the nation’s most influential minority attorneys and non-minority diversity advocates more...

 

UHLC alum and adjunct discusses Venezuelan geopolitics

Julian CardenasJulian Cardenas, an alumnus and adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center, recently spoke to the World Affairs Council of Houston about the "Geopolitics of Oil and the Current Economic Situation in Venezuela." more...

UHLC takes gold and silver in Collegiate Advertising Awards competition

BriefcaseThe University of Houston Law Center’s Briefcase magazine and a recruitment video earned gold and silver Collegiate Advertising Awards in a national competition recognizing outstanding creativity and overall effectiveness of educational material. more...

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