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February 2018

UH Law Center community pays respects to Dean Emeritus Raymond Nimmer 

Dean Emeritus and Professor Raymond T. Nimmer Feb. 21, 2018 - Colleagues, current and former students and friends gathered on Feb. 15 to celebrate the life of professor and University of Houston Law Center Dean Emeritus, Raymond T. Nimmer, who died Jan. 24 at the age of 73. more...

HBA's appellate section honors UHLC 2L Echols and Clinical Professor Heard for award-winning motion

HBA's appellate section honors UHLC 2L Echols and Clinical Professor Heard for award-winning motionFeb. 21, 2018 — Prior to attending law school, Austin Echols did not consider himself to be much of a writer. more...

UH Law Center raises $500,000 during 'Night in Napa' Gala 

Gala LogoFeb. 21, 2018 — The red and white wine was flowing Saturday night as the University of Houston Law Center held its 42nd Annual Law Gala and Auction at the Hilton Americas with the theme "A Night in Napa." more...

UH Law Center Dean Baynes tells students almost half of $10 million goal toward a new building has been raised

University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes promoted student success and recapped recent events at the law school during two "Discussion with the Dean" sessions this week.Feb. 16, 2018 — University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes brought students up to date Tuesday on the headway the school is making on its law building campaign. more... 

Harvard Law School Professor Glenn Cohen examines moral basis for animal welfare protections

Glenn Cohen of Harvard Law School addresses University of Houston Law Center faculty and students during a discussion in the Hendricks Heritage Room.Feb. 15, 2018 - Glenn Cohen, a professor at Harvard Law School, delivered a provocative analysis on the bioethical aspects of animal welfare under current U.S. law during the latest Spring 2018 scholarship colloquium on Monday at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Briefcase Radio: The first African-American attorney in Texas

microphoneDuring Black History Month, it is important to celebrate the Lone Star state's long history of diversity. Dean Leonard Baynes, with the University of Houston Law Center, tells the story of the first African-American Attorney in Texas. more...

UHLC alum Christopher Storm '08 makes mark at Uber

Christopher Storm ’08 provided an overview of his experience with IP law and detailed his career trajectory to University of Houston Law Center students last week.Feb. 13, 2018 — Christopher Storm, a 2008 alumnus of the University of Houston Law Center, came back to campus last week, giving an aptly titled presentation, "The Return of the Prodigal Storm." more...

UHLC brings home four medals in national advertising competition 

UHLC brings home four medals in national advertising competition.  Feb. 12, 2018 — The University of Houston Law Center Communications and Marketing Department was awarded four medals in the 2017 Collegiate Advertising Awards competition for excellence in promoting the school's educational opportunities and special events. more...

UHLC students explore opportunities in public service at annual 'table talk'

University of Houston Law Center students explored employment opportunities last Friday at the Government and Public Interest Table Talk.Feb. 12, 2018 — University of Houston Law Center students interacted with officials from government agencies and public interest groups Friday in the Commons at the "Government and Public Interest Table Talk," hosted by the Law Center's Career Development Office. more...

UHLC Professor Roberts addresses patient rights at Yale cancer conference 

UHLC Professor Roberts addresses patient rights at Yale cancer conference Feb. 9, 2018 — University of Houston Law Center Associate Professor Jessica L. Roberts participated today in a panel discussion on cancer policy at a conference hosted by Yale University. more...

preLaw magazine ranks UHLC among nation's "best" law schools for Hispanics

Feb. 7, 2018 — The University of Houston Law Center ranked 19th among the best law schools for Hispanics in a diversity survey conducted by preLaw magazine. more...

 

Local journalist shares stories from Hurricane Harvey at Moot Court National Championship symposium

 Lindsey Henry, a correspondent at FOX 26 Houston, described her experience as Hurricane Harvey unfolded.Feb. 6, 2018 -- Lindsey Henry, a reporter at FOX 26 Houston (KRIV), recounted what it was like to cover a major natural disaster after Hurricane Harvey inundated the Gulf Coast region last August and September. more...

William & Mary Law School Professor Nate Oman explores ways to increase kidney donations

Nate Oman of William & Mary Law School suggested novel ways to increase kidney donations during a talk with faculty and students Monday in the Hendricks Heritage Room.Feb. 6, 2018 – Nate Oman, a professor at William & Mary Law School, spoke at the University of Houston Law Center on Monday as part of the Spring 2018 scholarship colloquium. more...

Appeals court judge examines decrease of attorney participation in politics during Sondock ethics lecture 

Judge Gregg Costa of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals served as the first Jurist-in-Residence of 2018 fir the Judge Ruby Kless Sondock Lectureship in Legal Ethics Jurist-In-Residence Program. Feb. 6, 2018 — Judge Gregg Costa of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals discussed how lawyers have become less involved in politics and community issues during his talk, "The Decline of Civic Engagement Among Lawyers: What Has Caused It and Why It Matters," in Krost Hall last week at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Unique solo practices draw members of Law Center Class of '17 

Feb. 2, 2018 - Several months removed from graduating from the University of Houston Law Center and passing the Texas bar exam, a number of recent graduates are making their own distinctive inroads into the legal profession. more...

Ewell 'Pat' Murphy dies at 89; taught transnational business law at UHLC for 20 years

Ewell 'Pat' MurphyFeb. 1, 2018 — Ewell E. "Pat" Murphy Jr., who taught as a distinguished lecturer and adjunct professor in transnational business law at the University of Houston Law Center from 1996 to 2015, has died at the age of 89. more...

January 2018

Alfred 'Al' Coco, first director of UHLC law library, dies at 84 

Alfred 'Al' CocoJan. 31, 2018 — Alfred Joseph "Al" Coco, who was instrumental in development of the law library at the University of Houston Law Center in the late 1960s, has died at the age of 84. more...

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor underscores need for expanded ethics instruction during visit to UH Law Center

University of Houston Law Center Professor Michael A. Olivas, left, asked variety of questions to Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the Supreme Court of the United States, right, last week in Krost Hall. Jan. 30, 2018 — Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the Supreme Court of the United States urged law schools to weave ethical training into course curriculum earlier and to encourage students to participate in pro-bono work in a discussion held at the University of Houston Law Center last Friday. more...

New tax law includes reform measure urged by UHLC Prof Bret Wells

Professor Bret Wells testifies before the Senate Finance Committee in October. Jan. 30, 2018 — The tax bill recently approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump includes a provision recommended by University of Houston Law Center Professor Bret Wells in his testimony before a Senate committee to reform international business tax laws. more...

Services set for Adele Hedges '74, retired appeals court chief justice 

Jan. 29, 2018 — A memorial service for Adele Hedges, a University of Houston Law Center alumna and retired chief justice of the 14th Court of Appeals, will be held Thursday at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church. more...

Briefcase Radio: Net Neutrality

microphoneAs net neutrality continues to be in the news, Dean Leonard Baynes, with the University of Houston Law Center, looks at both sides of the issue. more...

UH Law Center mourns passing of Dean Emeritus and Professor Raymond T. Nimmer 

Dean Emeritus and Professor Raymond T. Nimmer Jan. 25, 2018 — Raymond T. Nimmer, a former dean and professor at the University of Houston Law Center for more than four decades, died Wednesday at the age of 73. more...

UH Law Center's Immigration Clinic notches federal court win 

ScalesJan. 25, 2018 — Two student attorneys with the University of Houston Law Center's Immigration Clinic helped a young girl remain in the U.S. in a dispute involving the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction in the Southern District of Texas. more...

Professors share innovations in teaching of legal writing at UHLC workshop 

Laura Killinger of William & Mary Law School discusses “Resetting After a Rough Semester” at a workshop for legal writing educators hosted by the University of Houston Law Center.Jan. 24, 2018 — Legal writing educators from law schools across the country recently gathered at the University of Houston Law Center for a professional development program organized in coordination with the Legal Writing Institute's nationwide One-Day Workshop series. more...

UHLC solo practice seminar gives guidance to entrepreneurial attorneys

 Donivan Flowers, a 2004 University of Houston Law Center alumnus, gives advice on efficiency, technology and cost-tutting for independent practitioners. Jan. 23, 2018 - A panel of University of Houston Law Center alumni provided tips to current and aspiring self-employed attorneys on how to start and sustain a solo practice during a recent continuing legal education session, "So You Want to Go SOLO?" more...

Briefcase Radio: Post-Harvey probate

microphoneIn the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, some families who want to file damage claims on properties still owned by deceased relatives are caught in the unfamiliar territory of probate court. more...

ABA cites UHLC Alumna Phyllis Frye for championing civil rights for LGBT community  

University of Houston Law Center Alumna Phyllis Randolph Frye '81Jan. 18, 2018 — The American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity is honoring University of Houston Law Center Alumna Phyllis Randolph Frye '81 with its 6th annual Stonewall Award for her long-time efforts on behalf of LGBT causes. more...

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor to meet with students at UH Law Center

Jan. 12, 2018 — Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the Supreme Court of the United States will visit the University of Houston Law Center on Friday, Jan. 26. more...

UHLC professors double up on AALS panel discussion of scientific testimony

Professor Joseph Sanders discusses his article on scientific evidence and judicial decisions while Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson listens at the annual AALS meeting. Jan. 11, 2018 — In a rare occurrence, two University of Houston Law Center professors participated in a single panel discussion at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in San Diego last week. more...

UH Law Center Professor Evans says accessing your own genomic data is a civil right

Information kept on research subjects raises issues of privacy, security and personal choice

Barbara EvansJan. 4, 2018 -- Storing and using people's genomic data in research offers many benefits to society, but it places a person's civil rights at risk, according to University of Houston Law Center Professor Barbara J. Evans whose legal analysis was published today in the American Journal of Human Genetics. more...

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