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August 2014

Peers rank former UHLC dean, two other faculty members among nation’s ‘Best Lawyers’ 

bookThe former dean of the University of Houston Law Center and two other members of the faculty have been chosen by their peers as among the nation’s best lawyers in their specialty areas. more...

UH Law Center lends a hand 

Service DayMembers of the University of Houston Law Center Class of ’17, faculty, and staff showed up in force over the weekend for a day of community service at a food bank and an immigration clinic. more...

UH Law Center Dean Baynes Charts Course

BaynesBaynes Administration to Focus on ‘The Power of Legal Education’ more...

 

UHLC sets record with 59 foreign attorneys seeking LL.M. degrees 

Foreign LLMsThe University of Houston Law Center registered the largest class of foreign-trained LL.M. students in the 31-year history of the advanced degree program.  The Class of 2014 comprises 59 students, including two Fulbright Scholars, with law degrees from 25 countries.  more...

UHLC volunteers help staff immigration clinic 

GavelUniversity of Houston Law Center faculty and students will be assisting other community legal service providers Saturday in helping undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children who may qualify for special legal status. more...

Real sweeties

CupcakesCampus notables, including University of Houston President and Systems Chancellor Renu Khator, Law Center Dean-designate Leonard M. Baynes, and Hollywood alum Jim Parsons, lent some star power to the “UHLCupcakes” team entry in the cupcake competition at the annual staff appreciation lunch. more...

BBC documentary on UHLC Texas Innocence Network airs Sunday

LogoThe National Geographic Channel on Sunday will broadcast a documentary on capital punishment in which University of Houston Law Center Professor David Dow, the Texas Innocence Network he founded, and a law student play prominent roles. more...

UHLC’s Dow launches mentoring program to help at-risk youth 

JCAP LogoThe Texas Innocence Network at the University of Houston Law Center is expanding its mission with a new program to help at-risk juveniles before they are swept into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. more...

Lunch break at the Bar exam

Lunch breakUniversity of Houston Law Center faculty and staff members served lunch last week to grateful graduates during a break in the Texas Bar exam. The welcome respite fortified the future lawyers for the second half of the grueling three-day test. more...

Plight of undocumented children draws hundreds of lawyers wanting to help 

Group ShotA cross section of immigration experts, including University of Houston Law Center faculty, provided a crash course in the law Thursday to an auditorium full of lawyers and urged them to volunteer their services to ease the ongoing crisis of migrant children crossing the border. more...

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