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April 2021

UH Law Center's inaugural English and Spanish ADR competition to crown winner Friday

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.

UH Law Center Spring 2021 External Workshop Series: Healthcare and race scholar from Saint Louis University School of Law discusses inequities and racism in the government’s pandemic response

Professor Ruqaiijah Yearby

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.

UH Law Center 2Ls Martinez and Rando successfully mediate case involving international parental child abduction

Nicholas Martinez and Matthew Rando

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.

UH Law Center’s Initiative on Global Law and Policy discussion analyzes pandemic’s impact on global commerce

CHAIR: Sabrina Ragone, University of Bologna
MODERATOR and DISCUSSANT: Frank Garcia, Boston College Law School
SPEAKER: Gabrielle Marceau, University of Geneva and WTO
DISCUSSANT: Elizabeth Trujillo, University of Houston

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.

Harris County health official describes need for multifaceted perspective at UHLC Health Law & Policy Institute event

Karen Tseng Presentation Slide

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.

Faculty and staff commemorate UH Law Center's resilience, reflect on one-year mark of remote work

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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.

Student Spotlight: UH Law Center 2L Holloway adding celestial experience to his legal education

Joseph Holloway, a 2L at the University of Houston Law Center.

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.

Energy law and health law experts draw parallels between climate change and COVID-19 crises in discussion hosted by UHLC's Initiative on Global Law and Policy

CHAIR: Sabrina Ragone, University of Bologna
MODERATOR: Elizabeth Trujillo, University of Houston
SPEAKER: Daniel Farber, Sho Sato Professor of Law; Faculty Director, Center for Law, Energy, & the Environment, Berkeley University
DISCUSSANT: Pedro Villarreal, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

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.

UH Law Center Spring 2021 External Workshop Series: Penn Law Professor Blackhawk discusses transformative potential of Indian law

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Assistant Professor Maggie Blackhawk addressed University of Houston Law Center faculty and students during a virtual presentation last week.

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.

Texas state senator says the Texas winter storm crisis cannot be a predictor of the future during UH Law Center's 3rd Annual Denney Wright Conference

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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.

Alumni Spotlight: UH Law Center alumnus Wilson ’77 enjoying rigors of appellate work after appointment to 14th Court of Appeals

Judge Wilson

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.

UH Law Center’s marketing team wins three golds in national collegiate advertising competition

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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.

UH Law Center Spring 2021 External Workshop Series: UC Davis Law professor speaks about threatened culture amid climate change

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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.

UH Law Center's One Book, One Community Project begins with analysis of "Just Mercy"

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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 2021

UH Law Center Professor Thompson discusses racial and ethnic justice, pretrial reform as part of webinar series

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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.

UH Law Center Combines Forces with Center for Urban Transformation to Expand Pro Bono Juvenile Justice

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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.

UH Law Center Hosting Virtual Bilingual Dispute Resolution Competition Against Teams from Mexico

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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.

Eight UH Law Center specialty programs rank in Top 50 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

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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.

Patent litigator shares his tips to career success with UH Law Center students

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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.

UH Law Center alumnus Campbell '19 shares early-career journey during CDO's "Dinner with a Lawyer" event

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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.

UH Law Center health law professors published in national COVID-19 policy playbook‬

Justice Walker and Judge Walker

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."

The Joy of Clerking‪!‬

Justice Walker and Judge Walker

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.

Environmental scholar speaks about the common law and environmental policy during UHLC EENR lecture

Justice Walker and Judge Walker

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.

UH Law Center alumnus Walker ’03 discusses new role on Texas appeals court

Justice Walker and Judge Walker

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.

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Murad to serve as Provost's Distinguished Speaker in series co-sponsored by UH Law Center

Kwartler

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.

Alumni Spotlight: UH Law Center graduate Kwartler ‘15 lands job in Brooklyn DA’s Office with help of CDO

Kwartler

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.

Energy law scholar explains how eminent domain laws can promote clean energy projects during UHLC lecture

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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.

UH Law Center Immigration Clinic students help free Haitian man facing deportation

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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.

UH Law Center welcomes Brena Baumann-Gonzalez '90 as Senior Director of Development

Brena Baumann Gonzalez

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.

Professor Trina Jones discusses discrimination based on skin color, hair and broader implications

Professor Trina Junes

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.

Psychology expert conveys essential elements of child trauma recovery in the juvenile justice system during UH Law Center webinar

JCAP

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.

UH Law Center students and faculty meet with local federal judges during virtual meet-and-greet event

JCAP

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.

UH Law Center students place second in healthcare compliance competition

ADR students

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.

UH Law Center climbs in Law.com's latest "Go-To" law school rankings

The Law Center Buildings

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.

Alumni Spotlight:UHLC alumna Nigam '01 fights for human trafficking victims

Anjali Nigam

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. 

Black History Month keynote speaker Burr traces roots of free Black people in America's antebellum period

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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.

Pandemic-related challenges can create positive transformation of international law, scholars say during webinar hosted by UHLC's Initiative on Global Law and Policy

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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.

HIPLA applauds inclusion efforts of UH Law Center's Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law

victor Wright

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.

Dean Baynes highlights rapid progress of new building during talk with students

victor Wright

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.

Career Development Office offers strategies and tips to 1Ls seeking legal employment opportunities

victor Wright

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.

UH Law Center 3L Udave awarded prestigious scholarship to advance diversity in intellectual property law

victor Wright

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.

UH Law Center graduate Perdue, Sr. ’63 honored by Texas Trial Lawyers Association for lifetime devotion and advancement to the legal field

victor Wright

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.

February 2021

UHLC moot court team members excel in ABA competition, showcase advocacy skills

victor Wright

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.

UH Law Center alumnus Wright '98 featured in Modern Counsel magazine

victor Wright

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.

Panelists examine inequity caused by the global pandemic and vaccination distribution during discussion hosted by UHLC's Initiative on Global Law and Policy

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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.

Black History Month Lecture speaker Burr to analyze pre-Civil War ancestral history

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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.

UH Law Center Spring 2021 External Workshop Series: Berkeley Law Professor López discusses dog whistle politics, race, and class

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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."

UH Law Center panel analyzes how customs can supersede legal methods in presidential transfers of power

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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.

University of Houston Law Center Professor Linzer celebrated for his kindness, remembered as vigorous debater

Judge Cochran '84

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.

University of Miami School of Law Professor Osamudia James discusses risk in education, racial inequalities

Professor Osamudia James

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.

UH Law Center remembers former Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Cochran '84

Judge Cochran '84

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.

OU Law students win 2021 Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship, hosted by UHLC’s Blakely Institute

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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.

Initiative on Global Law and Policy at UH Law Center to host international speaker series

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.

UH Law Center 3L Klumpp argues before Fifth Circuit in immigration case

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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.

UHLC’s Vail Asylum Law Workshop keynote speaker says Biden administration's executive orders signal shift in immigration policy

Professor Peter Linzer

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. 

UH Law Center to celebrate life and legacy of Professor Peter Linzer

Professor Peter Linzer

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.

Gift of gab helps UH Law Center graduate West ’20 land congressional fellowship

Cody West

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.

Sondock Jurist-in-Resident Liu says more women than men are entering law school today

University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes, left, welcomes Justice Goodwin Liu, right, as the keynote speaker at the virtual Sondock Jurist-in-Residence program last week.

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.

January 2021

Utah Law Professor Contreras discusses impact of COVID-19 on intellectual property rights during 27th Annual IPIL Lecture

Fordham Law School Professor Bennett Capers was the first speaker of the Spring 2021 External Workshop Series at the University of Houston Law Center, which is being held virtually this semester.

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."

Fordham Law School Professor Bennett Capers examines racial disparities, reshaping legal education

Fordham Law School Professor Bennett Capers was the first speaker of the Spring 2021 External Workshop Series at the University of Houston Law Center, which is being held virtually this semester.

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?”

eBriefcase January 2021

Michael Olivas

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Sondock Jurist-in-Residence speaker Liu to deliver lecture on diversity and shift in law school enrollment

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.

UH Law Center external speaker series to examine race, social change, and the law

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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.

UH Law Center experts to examine presidential transfer of power

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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.

UHLC graduate Juan Vasquez ’77 relays trials and accomplishments of first Hispanic tax court judge in new biography

UHLC graduate Juan Vasquez ’77 relays trials and accomplishments of first Hispanic tax court judge in new biography

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.

UH Law Center Professor Thompson to analyze influence of graphic photos during trials at virtual CLE

Sandra Guerra Thompson

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.

UH Law Center recognizes 2020 alumni bar exam success

Jessica Roberts is the Leonard H. Childs Chair in Law and Director of the Health Law & Policy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center.

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.

UH Law Center Professor Roberts’ research featured on acclaimed peer-review website

Jessica Roberts is the Leonard H. Childs Chair in Law and Director of the Health Law & Policy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center.

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.

UH Law Center 2L Nguepdo selected as first African-American editor-in-chief of Houston Law Review

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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.

UH Law Center faculty to collaborate on George Floyd intersession course

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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.

UH Law Center Professor Emily Berman awarded for outstanding work on government oversight

Emily Berman

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.

UH Law Center hosts immigration workshop on January 29

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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.

UH Law Center remembers former Professor Peter Linzer

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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.  

December 2020

UH Law Center Professor Wells elected to American Law Institute

Bret Wells

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.

UH Law Center to Launch Course on the Transformation of the Legal Profession

Adjunct professor Rafael D.B. Figueiredo is adding to the University of Houston Law Center's curriculum with a unique new cl

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.

University of Houston Law Center Professor Koch Notes Significant Legal Concerns Surrounding COVID-19

University of Houston Law Center Assistant Professor Valerie Gutmann Koch

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.

UHLC's Center for U.S. and Mexican Law hosts fall webinar series

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.

UH Law Center releases Pandemic, Protests and Progress edition of Briefcase

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."

UH Law Center Launches Global Law and Policy Program

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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.

UH Law Center Professor Flatt provides analysis on the significance of clean water protection

Victor Flatt

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.

The John M. O'Quinn Foundation Awarded University of Houston President's Medallion

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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.

UH Law Center celebrates the season through virtual holiday event

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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.

Chinquapin Preparatory students win top honors at 2020 UH Law Center Street Law mock trial tournament

Chinquapin Preparatory students win top honors at 2020 UH Law Center Street Law mock trial tournament

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.

Prospective law students gather for encouragement and opportunity at annual Diversity Pre-Law Symposium

Jonathan Beane, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for the NFL, provided career advice to students who attended the virtual 2020 Diversity Pre-Law Symposium & Law School Admissions Fair. Jamila Brinson, a partner at Jackson Walker LLP and 2010 graduate of the Law Center, encouraged attendees to overcome obstacles at the 2020 Diversity Pre-Law Symposium & Law School Admissions Fair.

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.