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March 2019

UH Law Center to host ‘fireside chat’ with Prof Anita Hill on March 26

March 20, 2019 (HOUSTON) — Anita Hill, whose testimony before a senate committee alleging sexual harassment by a Supreme Court nominee predated the #MeToo movement by nearly three decades, will speak about today’s focus on sexual abuse and other issues affecting women March 26 at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UH Law Center profs share legal writing expertise heading national committees

March 20, 2019 — Four Lawyering Skills and Strategies professors at the University of Houston Law Center have assumed leadership roles on key committees in national legal writing organizations. more...

UH Law Center's Hester named co-director of newly-launched Center for Carbon Management in Energy

Tracy HesterMarch 19, 2020 — University of Houston Law Center Lecturer Tracy Hester was recently announced as the co-director of the Center for Carbon Management in Energy, an initiative of UH Energy. Charles McConnell, a former energy executive and assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Energy, will serve as the interim executive director. more...

Trump nominates Texas Supreme Court Justice and Law Center alum Jeff Brown to federal bench

March 18, 2019 —Texas Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey V.  Brown, a 1995 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, has been nominated by President Trump to become a U.S. district judge in the Southern District of Texas. more...

UH Law Center collects six awards in annual marketing competition

March 18, 2019 — The University of Houston Law Center’s Communications and Marketing Department received six awards, including three “golds,” in the 2018 Collegiate Advertising Award competition for the nation’s graduate school programs. more...

Medical AI faces challenge of contextual bias, says Michigan Law School scholar

Nicholson Price of the University of Michigan Law School addresses University of Houston Law Center students and faculty during a presentation in the Hendricks Heritage Room.March 15, 2019 - University of Michigan Law School assistant professor Nicholson Price said that artificial intelligence used in the medical field should come from a diverse set of data last week in the Hendricks Heritage Room at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UH Law Center symposium examined state of worldwide energy tax and investment

Law Foundation Professor Bret Wells, left, with Professor of Practice Denney Wright LL.M. ’93, at the University of Houston Law Center’s 1st Annual Denney L. Wright International Energy Tax ConferenceMarch 13, 2019 - Experts in energy taxation and investment shared the latest developments on issues affecting North America and beyond recently at the University of Houston Law Center's 1st Annual Denney L. Wright International Energy Tax Conference held at the Greater Houston Partnership in downtown Houston. more...

Three UH Law Center programs maintain Top 10 standing in U.S. News rankings; high marks in other publications

March 12, 2019 — The University of Houston Law Center saw three of its specialty programs retain their longstanding Top 10 rankings in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey of the country’s law schools released today. more...

Fordham Law professor says civil rights laws need renewed emphasis on protecting multiracials during UH Law Center’s Rosenberg Lecture

Fordham Law professor says civil rights laws need renewed emphasis on protecting multiracials during UH Law Center’s Rosenberg LectureMarch 12, 2019 — An expert on race relations and anti-discrimination law described how the legal system mischaracterizes mixed race people who make discrimination claims in the annual Yale L. Rosenberg Lecture held last week at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UH Law Center scholar discusses potential NAFTA overhaul at trade seminar

IP law scholars exchange ideas during national workshop at UH Law CenterMarch 8, 2019 — Alfonso López de la Osa Escribano, director of the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center, discussed a potential replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement during a symposium last week in Fort Worth. more...

IP law scholars exchange ideas during national workshop at UH Law Center

IP law scholars exchange ideas during national workshop at UH Law CenterMarch 7, 2019 - More than 70 intellectual property law professors from across the world shared their latest scholarship at the 2019 Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium (WIPIP), hosted by the University of Houston Law Center's Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law. more...

UH Law Center among top 30 “Go-To Law Schools” in the country

courtyardMarch 6, 2019 - The University of Houston Law Center is ranked No. 29 in Law.com's 2019 Go-To Law School list. The Law Center propelled 14 spots from its No. 43 ranking in 2018. more...

Dow exec calls for corporate and consumer action to solve global plastic waste problem during UHLC talk 

Jennifer Ronk, the Sustainability Manager from Dow's Packaging & Specialty Plastics, discussed marine debris and what is being done to manage marine debris  last week at the University of Houston Law Center.March 4, 2019 — The growing problem of plastic waste, especially in the world’s oceans, is solvable with an increased commitment from corporations to find sustainable answers and greater awareness from consumers, an industry plastics and packaging executive said recently at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UH Law Center Prof Geoffrey Hoffman serves on two panels at national immigration conference

March 4, 2019 —Clinical Associate Professor Geoffrey Hoffman, director of the University of Houston Law Center’s Immigration Clinic, discussed new practices in the field of immigration law as a panelist at a national conference last week in Miami. more...

Cornell Law School professor argues rules for multi-district litigation are misguided

Zachary Clopton of Cornell Law School addresses University of Houston Law Center students and faculty during a presentation in the Hendricks Heritage Room.March 4, 2019 - An expert in civil procedure said that attempts to devise specific rules and procedures about multi-district litigation are often misguided because not all cases present the same challenges. more...

February 2019

UH Law Center’s Rosenberg Memorial Lecture to focus on multiracials and civil rights

HOUSTON (Feb. 28, 2019) — Fordham law professor uses court cases to show mixed race people face same discrimination as other minority groups. more...

 

UHLC ADR team advances to national competition after regional victory 

Feb. 28, 2019 — The University of Houston Law Center’s Interscholastic Alternative Dispute Resolution team earned top honors at the ABA’s regional Representing Clients in Mediation Competition last weekend in Birmingham, Ala. more...

5th Circuit Judge Elrod says as AI will not replace the need for judges to retain empathy in the courtroom

Judge Jennifer Elrod served as the first Jurist-in-Residence of 2019 for the Judge Ruby Kless Sondock Lectureship in Legal Ethics Jurist-In-Residence Program.Feb. 26, 2019 — As the use of artificial intelligence in the legal profession increases, members of the bench should ensure the technology was developed without prejudice, Judge Jennifer Elrod of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals said during her talk, "Trial by Siri: AI Comes to the Courtroom," last week at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UH Law Center conference to explore global energy tax and investment climate 

OilFeb. 26, 2019 — Experts in energy taxation and investment will gather March 1 to examine issues affecting the international energy industry in a joint symposium co-sponsored by the University of Houston Law Center, ExxonMobil and several law firms. more...

UH Law Center receives nine awards from preLaw Magazine

bannerFeb. 26, 2019 — The University of Houston Law Center continues to earn high marks from preLaw magazine, earning accolades in its spring 2019 edition for three specialty programs and bringing the total to nine honors over the last year. more...

Constitutional law scholar weighs originalism's role in lower courts

Ryan Williams of Boston College Law School addresses University of Houston Law Center students and faculty during a presentation in the Hendricks Heritage Room.Feb. 25, 2019 - Ryan Williams, an assistant professor at Boston College Law School, questioned if a strict interpretive Constitutional theory should be adapted in his presentation "Should Lower Court Judges Be Originalists?" in the Hendricks Heritage Room last week. more...

Simon Tam of the Slants discusses group's landmark SCOTUS victory at UH Law Center

Professor Michael A. Olivas, left, and recording artist Simon Tam, right, in the Hendricks Heritage Room at the University of Houston Law Center.Feb. 22, 2019 — A musician whose band's trademark case was taken to the Supreme Court shared details from his seven-year legal journey in a question-and-answer session Tuesday with University of Houston Law Center Professor Michael A. Olivas. more...

Symbols of the Confederacy should not exist in public spaces, Harvard professor says in Black History Month lecture at UH Law Center

Annette Gordon-Reed served as the second speaker in the 2019 Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series. Feb. 19, 2019 — A Harvard Law School professor and Pulitzer Prize winning historian said that Confederate monuments in public spaces send inappropriate messages. more...

Genealogical information should be protected, says expert on law enforcement’s use of familial DNA

Natalie Ram of the University of Baltimore School of Law addresses University of Houston Law Center students and faculty during a presentation in the Hendricks Heritage Room.Feb. 19, 2019 - Natalie Ram, an assistant professor at University of Baltimore School of Law, argued that consumers should have a reasonable expectation of privacy from law enforcement surveillance even if they have made their genetic data available to genealogical or other consumer genetic third-party services.  more...

UH Law Center’s Sondock Jurist-in-Residence Lecture to focus on artificial intelligence in the court system

UH Law Center’s Sondock Jurist-in-Residence Lecture to focus on artificial intelligence in the court system5th Circuit Judge Elrod will explore impact of future technology on judges and the law. more...

 

UHLC students network with government and public interest employers during annual table talk 

University of Houston Law Center students filled the Commons for the Career Development Office’s recent Government and Public Interest Table Talk. Feb. 15, 2019 — University of Houston Law Center students recently met with officials from government agencies and public interest groups at the annual public service “table talk” hosted by the school’s Career Development Office. more...

UH Law Center alumni take their case for a new building to Austin 

University of Houston Law Center alumni William P. Swenson ’87, left, Richard F. Whiteley, ’99, and Susan L. Bickley, ’84, accompanied by Dean Leonard M. Baynes, recently traveled to Austin to meet with legislators to provide information on and show support for state funding of a proposed five-story, $90 million facility. Feb. 14, 2019 — University of Houston Law Center alumni William P. Swenson ’87, left, Richard F. Whiteley, ’99, and Susan L. Bickley, ’84, accompanied by Dean Leonard M. Baynes, traveled to Austin this week to meet with legislators to provide information on and show support for state funding of a proposed five-story, $90 million facility. more...

UHLC’s Baynes touts fundraising milestone for new building during ‘Discussion with the Dean’

UHLC’s Baynes touts fundraising milestone for new building during ‘Discussion with the Dean’Feb. 12, 2019 - The University of Houston Law Center's push for a facility is closer to becoming a reality after reaching an initial goal of $10 million, Dean Leonard M. Baynes told students during his spring semester "Discussion with the Dean" sessions last week. more...

Denver Law professor suggests methods to increase FOIA's efficiency

University of Denver Sturm College of Law Associate Professor Margaret Kwoka addresses University of Houston Law Center students and faculty during a discussion in the Hendricks Heritage Room.Feb. 12, 2019 - University of Denver Sturm College of Law Associate Professor Margaret Kwoka proposed an aggressive reform strategy to preserve the Freedom of Information Act's broad vision of public access during a lecture last week in the Hendricks Heritage Room at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UH Law Center 3L Elizabeth George channels lifelong love of outdoors into environmental advocacy

Elizabeth George will graduate from the University of Houston Law Center in May.Feb. 11, 2019 — Being raised in the Texas Hill Country and taking an AP Environmental Science class in high school instilled third-year University of Houston Law Center student Elizabeth George with a sense of obligation to defend nature and everything in it. more...

UH Law Center alum Thomas ’11 named shareholder at Houston-based law firm

University of Houston Law Center alumnus Jim Thomas ’11.Feb. 11, 2019 - With an engineering background, and newfound ability in technological writing, Jim Thomas, a 2011 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center changed careers and put both skill sets to use practicing patent law. more...

UH Law Center Immigration Clinic's two-year effort on asylum appeal in hands of 5th Circuit 

UHLC students Bryan Perez, 2L, left, and Vanessa Garza, 3L, Clinical Lecturer Rosemary Vega and Professor Geoffrey Hoffman leave the courthouse after appealing an asylum ruling.Feb. 7, 2019 — Faculty and students of the University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic collaborated with two other university programs to represent a young woman and her son Wednesday in an asylum case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans. more...

UH Law Center 'Distinguished Speaker' explores Confederate iconography and bias

Annette Gordon-ReedHarvard law professor and historian to speak as part of Black History Month observance. more...

 

Exxon Mobil General Counsel advises students to embrace versatility during Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series at UH Law Center

University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes, left, Randall M. Ebner, Vice President and General Counsel of Exxon Mobil Corp. and Associate Dean Greg Vetter, right.Feb. 7, 2019 - Randall M. Ebner, Vice President and General Counsel of Exxon Mobil Corp., encouraged students to be flexible and open to change while providing a roadmap to success at the University of Houston Law Center last week. more...

UH Law Center trial advocacy course spotlights Houston legal legends

Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National ChampionshipFeb. 5, 2019 — The careers of Richard "Racehorse" Haynes '56, John O'Quinn '67 and Joe Jamail were recalled during guest lectures recently in University of Houston Law Center adjunct Professor J. Michael Solar's class, "The Modern Day Trial Lawyer: Redefining Trials & Trial Lawyers." more...

Students share their Law Center experiences in meeting with UH President Khator

Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National ChampionshipFeb. 5, 2018 - UH President and System Chancellor Dr. Renu Khator answered inquiries from University of Houston Law Center students during a visit to Professor Douglas Moll's Secured Financing class on Monday. more...

Georgia moot court team takes national title in annual UH Law Center tournament

Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National ChampionshipFeb. 4, 2019 — The team from the University of Georgia School of Law out-argued the nation's best student advocates to claim the winner's trophy in the 11th annual Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship hosted recently by the Blakely Advocacy Institute of the University of Houston Law Center. more...

January 2019

International law expert analyzes human rights racism at UHLC speaker series

University of Colorado Law School Professor Anna Spain Bradley addresses University of Houston Law Center students and faculty during a discussion in the Hendricks Heritage Room.Jan. 30, 2019 - University of Colorado School of Law Associate Professor Anna Spain Bradley argued that international human rights law fails to adequately address racism as a violation of human rights during a presentation on Monday in the Hendricks Heritage Room at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Campaign for New UH Law Center Building Hits $10 Million Milestone

"More Than Bricks," the fundraising campaign to build a new University of Houston Law Center building, has reached the $10 million milestone. more...

Nation's top moot court teams will vie for national championship in UH Law Center tourney

Jan. 18, 2019 — The nation's 16 top moot court teams will gather in Houston Jan. 23 to face off in the 11th annual Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship hosted by the Blakely Advocacy Institute of the University of Houston Law Center. more...

ABA to honor UH Law Center's Pre-Law Pipeline Program for accomplishments in diversity 

The next group of Pre-Law Pipeline Program students will begin their introduction to legal education on May 28 at the University of Houston Law Center.Jan. 17, 2019 — The University of Houston Law Center's Pre-Law Pipeline Program will be honored Jan. 25 by the American Bar Association's Council for Diversity in the Education Pipeline for its efforts on behalf of diversity in the legal profession. more...

Briefcase Radio: Gender mandates on corporate boards

Randall M. Ebner.S. women are well educated and work in about half of all management and professional jobs. However, Dean Leonard Baynes with the University of Houston Law Center notes they are virtually absent from corporate boards of directors. more...

UH Law Center’s Vail workshop provides attorneys with updates after “major sea change” in asylum cases

Randall M. EbnerAdvocates learned new methods at the Joseph A. Vail Asylum Law Workshop recently held at the University of Houston Law Center to help their clients after a recent Attorney General’s ruling significantly impacted asylum seekers who may have been victims of domestic violence. more...

UH Law Center LSS faculty share teaching insights at workshops from coast to coast

Randall M. EbnerSeven University of Houston Law Center Lawyering Skills and Strategies (“LSS”) professors recently traveled to law schools across the country to present their work on a wide variety of topics at the annual Legal Writing Institute “One-Day Workshops.” more...

UH Law Center 1Ls meet and greet potential employers with eye toward job prospects

Randall M. EbnerFirst-year University of Houston Law Center students networked with prominent law firms and state agencies during the “Meet the OCI Employers” annual reception recently held by the Career Development Office. more...

Briefcase Radio: Gideon v. Wainwright

Randall M. EbnerIn a new ongoing segment on BriefcaseDean Leonard Baynes with the University of Houston Law Center looks at famous Supreme Court cases thru history. more...

 

ExxonMobil General Counsel to Lead off 2019 Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series at UH Law Center

Randall M. EbnerRandall M. Ebner brings nearly 40 years of experience in legal department and will provide insights into working for a multinational Fortune 500 company. more...

 

UHLC alum Butler ’81 builds career on foundation of standing up for employee rights

DouglassJan. 7, 2019 — Fighting for the underdog has been a staple throughout the legal career of Harris D. Butler. more...

 

UH Law Center remembers Professor Emeritus John Jay Douglass

DouglassJan. 4, 2019 — Professor Emeritus John Jay Douglass, who taught military law for 37 years at the University of Houston Law Center after serving 31 years in the U.S. Army, died recently at the age of 96. more...

UH Law Center professors Olivas and Nelson honored at 2019 AALS meeting

OlivasNelsonJan. 4, 2019 - Two members of the University of Houston Law Center faculty received accolades for their excellence in legal scholarship this week at the Association of American Law Schools annual meeting in New Orleans. more...

 

December 2018

Briefcase Radio: Judge Vanessa Gilmore '81 discusses implicit bias and the courts

Briefcase Radio: Judge Vanessa Gilmore '81 discusses implicit bias and the courts more...

 

 

UH Law Center's JCAP program expands legal services for area youth 

University of Houston Law Center Professor of Practice Katya Dow JCAP staff attorney Christina Beeler ‘18Dec. 14, 2018 — Established in 2014 as a mentoring program to reach youth before they are swept into the juvenile and criminal justice systems, the Juvenile & Capital Advocacy Project at the University of Houston has expanded over the years to include representation of delinquent youth in court, public school classroom presentations, and sealing of juvenile court records. more...

UH Law Center LL.M. graduate Scheid '93 named chair of State Bar of Texas Tax Section 

Dec. 10, 2018 – University of Houston Law Center LL.M. alumna, Catherine Scheid '93, recently began her one-year term leading the Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas. more...

 

Briefcase Radio: The Seventh Amendment

The Bill of Rights has guaranteed our freedoms and rights for over 200 years. more...

 

 

Experts from multiple disciplines urge cooperation and solidarity to curb human trafficking epidemic 

University of Houston Law Center adjunct professor Alfonso López de la Osa Escribano, director of the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law, was one of many speakers at “Human Trafficking 2018 & Beyond.”Dec. 4, 2018 — Members of academia and law enforcement recently suggested methods to combat human trafficking during a daylong symposium at the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion in the University of Houston's M.D. Anderson Library. more...

 

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