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September 2020

Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Frank Wu describes connection between diversity and democracy during UH Law Center presentation

Distinguished Speaker Frank WuSept. 18, 2020 - Frank H. Wu, president of Queens College, City University of New York discussed his perspective on the Asian-American experience and how it must lead to allyship with the historic struggle for Black equality as part of the Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series. His talk, "Asian Americans at a Crossroads During COVID-19: Allyship and the Future of Civil Rights" was held via Zoom on Tuesday.

 

UH Law Center webinar to examine antitrust violations in Hewlett-Packard vs. Quanta Storage case

University of Houston Law Center Professor Emeritus Michael A. OlivasSept 16, 2020 - The University of Houston Law Center and Beck Redden will present an analysis of a landmark price-fixing case recently decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

 

UH Law Center Professor Emeritus Olivas to be recognized as ‘Latin@ Trailblazer’

University of Houston Law Center Professor Emeritus Michael A. OlivasSept. 11, 2020 - In commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, University of Houston Law Center Professor Emeritus Michael A. Olivas will be recognized for his contributions to higher education by the University of New Mexico School of Law.

 

UH Law Center remembers diplomat and LL.M. graduate Imanol De la Flor Patiño '15

Consul Yury Imanol De la Flor PatiñoSept. 10, 2020 – Consul Yury Imanol De la Flor Patiño, a 2015 LL.M. graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, passed away on Saturday Sept. 5, in Washington D.C., where he was serving in the Mexican delegation at the Organization of American States. He was 30.

 

Queens College president Wu to present on civil rights and pandemic during UH Law Center speaker series

Frank H. Wu, the president of Queens College, City University of New YorkSept. 9, 2020 - Frank H. Wu, the president of Queens College, City University of New York will address the University of Houston Law Center community as the keynote speaker as part of the Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series. His presentation, "Asian Americans at a Crossroads During COVID-19: Allyship and the Future of Civil Rights" will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 via Zoom.

 

UH Law Center’s inclusion efforts draw national acclaim from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine for fifth straight year

HEED Sept. 8, 2020 - The University of Houston Law Center has received the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The accolade marks five consecutive years for the Law Center as a HEED Award Recipient.

 

UH Law Center Professor Kaufman named to Marshall Scholarship selection committee

KaufmanSept. 4, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center Associate Professor of Law and Political Science Zachary D. Kaufman was recently appointed by the U.K. government to the regional committee that selects Marshall Scholars.

 

 

UH Law Center Professor Thompson credits community engagement for early success of Harris County bail reform

Sept. 3, 2020 - Measures taken after Harris County's historic bail reform have been successful, according to a six-month report recently filed in federal court with contributions from University of Houston Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson.

 

 

University of Houston’s Arte Publico Press publishes collection of scholarly essays co-written by Law Center’s López de la Osa Escribano

Sept. 2, 2020 - Alfonso López de la Osa Escribano, adjunct professor and director, adjunct professor and director of the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center, recently co-edited and co-authored a collection of scholarly essays called “The Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations: Strategic Foresight.”  

 

 

UH Law Center’s Pre-Law Pipeline Program sixth year ends successfully in coast-to-coast closing ceremony

Pipeline FacesSept. 2, 2020 - The first online-only classes in the University of Houston Law Center Pre-Law Pipeline Program recently celebrated their introduction to the study of law during a reception event held via Zoom.

 

 

UHLC professors Duncan, Knake join legal textbook advisory board

niversity of Houston Law Center professors Meredith Duncan and Renee Knake Jefferson were appointed to the West Academic Publishing Advisory Board in August.Sept. 1, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center professors Meredith Duncan and Renee Knake Jefferson were appointed to the West Academic Publishing Advisory Board in August.

 

August 2020

UH Law Center debuts new website

Aug. 31, 2020 - The University of Houston Law Center has launched an enhanced home page with a clean, modern, and user-friendly look.

Alumni Spotlight: Poissant '84 relishes research aspect of being a Texas 14 District Court of Appeals Justice

PoissantAug. 31, 2020 - When Margaret "Meg" Poissant ran for Place 8 on the Texas 14th District Court of Appeals, she saw it as an opportunity to bring more balance to the appellate court.

 

 

Student Spotlight: Second-year UH Law Center student Nakayama takes helm of Asian Law Students Association

 Student Spotlight Second-year UH Law Center student Nakayama takes helm of Asian Law Students AssociationAug. 26, 2020 - For University of Houston Law Center 2L Reika Nakayama, the importance of groups on campus that promote diversity cannot be overstated. This belief is partly what led her to become the president of the Asian Law Students Association.

 

 

UH Law Center mourns passing of former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eugene Cook '66

Eugene CookAug. 26, 2020 - Eugene Augustus Cook III, a 1966 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center passed away on Sunday. He was 82. more...

 

UHLC Professor Marrus lends expertise on juvenile justice in new Houston legal podcast

Ellen MarrusAug. 25, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center Professor Ellen Marrus served as a guest on debut episode of the "Behind the Lines: The Houston Lawyer Podcast. more...

 

 

UH Law Center students start new academic year under HyFlex model and as part of ‘One Community’

Zoom PictureAug. 24, 2020 - The University of Houston Law Center Class of 2023 and LL.M. class of 2021 opened their textbooks for the first time of the Fall 2020 semester on Monday, beginning classes amid the coronavirus pandemic. more...

 

UH Law Center alumna Hon. Ruby Kless Sondock '62 featured in “Celebrating Extraordinary Houston Women” series

Tracy HesterAug. 24, 2020 - In commemoration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment, Judge Ruby Kless Sondock's legendary career was highlighted by VisitHouston.com. Sondock was co-featured with former Sen. Barbara Jordan. more...

 

 

Peer review publication recognizes UHLC's Hester among 'Best Lawyers in America'

Tracy HesterAug. 24, 2020 - Tracy Hester, an Instructional Associate Professor in Law at the University of Houston Law Center, will be included in the 27th edition of "The Best Lawyers in America" for his work in Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation. more...

 

 

UH Alumnus Danny M. Sheena Gifts $1 Million for New John M. O’Quinn Law Building

By Chris Stipes

Danny M. SheenaAug. 21, 2020 - The University of Houston has received a $1 million gift from alumnus Danny M. Sheena, founder of the Sheena Law Firm, to support construction of the new John M. O’Quinn Law Building, scheduled to be completed in 2022. more...

Star Jones '86 to host virtual 44th Annual University of Houston Law Gala & Auction

EENRAug. 21, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center alumni, faculty, and friends will celebrate the school’s accomplishments from home this year as the 44th Annual Law Gala & Auction will be celebrated online at 6 p.m. Saturday Aug. 29. more...

 

EENR Center's North American digital conference to emphasize changed world of energy

EENRAug. 17, 2020 - The Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center at the University of Houston Law Center will host a special virtual webinar at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18 called "The New Energy Landscape: COVID-19, Climate Change and Diversification." more...

 

UH Law Center Professor Hoffman presents at MCRAG virtual meeting; to discuss DACA on ABA panel

Law CenterAug. 12, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center Clinical Professor and Immigration Clinic Director Geoffrey Hoffman spoke at the Regional Mexican Civil Rights Advisory Group meeting on Wednesday. more...

 

UH Law Center faculty, employees approve resolution to re-name Calhoun Rd. to MLK Blvd.

Law CenterAugust 7, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center professors and professional staff unanimously endorsed a plan to rename Calhoun Rd. that traverses the UH campus to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in an official petition and request to the City of Houston on Thursday. more...

 

UHLC's O'Quinn Law Library appointed Pride Partner by UH LGBTQ Resource Center

LibraryAug. 4, 2020 - The University of Houston Law Center's O'Quinn Law Library has been designated as a Pride Partner, after unanimous approval from the University of Houston's LGBTQ Resource Center Advisory Board. more...

UH Law Center Pre-Law Pipeline scholars share their undergraduate journey with college-bound students

BooksAug. 3, 2020 – In a recent virtual panel discussion, soon-to-be college freshmen and other high school students received guidance on making the transition to university life from five current participants in the University of Houston Law Center's Pre-Law Pipeline Program. more...

July 2020

UH Law Center Professor Fagundes named to American Law Institute

Dave FagundesJuly 29, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center Professor Dave Fagundes has joined the American Law Institute after being elected by its current members. more...

 

 

National survey recognizes Houston Law Review as No. 2 law student publication in Texas

HLR LogoJuly 27, 2020 — The 2020-Meta Ranking of Flagship of U.S. Law Reviews placed the Houston Law Review at the University of Houston Law Center as the second-best in the state in a list published last week. more...

 

UH Law Center Professor Knake Jefferson analyzes forgotten history of 19th Amendment 

Professor Renee Knake JeffersonJuly 22, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center Professor Renee Knake Jefferson discussed aspects of the women's suffrage that have gone overlooked throughout history in a video published by the American Law Institute commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment. more...

 

UHLC alumni panel provides guidance on navigating legal employment amid a recession

BriefcaseJuly 21, 2020 - The University of Houston Law Center's Career Development Office recently hosted a Zoom discussion entitled, “Developing a Career During an Economic Downturn: Advice from Law School Graduates and Veterans of the 2008 Financial Crisis.” more...

 

Veteran Army lawyer heads unique clinic at UH Law Center to represent service members in criminal cases

Jason Marquez, a clinical adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center.July 20, 2020 — The University of Houston Law Center is launching the nation’s first military justice clinic in which law students, under the supervision of faculty and experienced military defense attorneys, will represent service members facing criminal charges. more...

 

Alumni fuel the future of UHLC at 100% Challenge kickoff event

Challenge 100%July 20, 2020 - Several University of Houston Law Center graduates recently detailed how their legal education has made a profound impact on their lives to mark the official start of the 100% Challenge during a recent Zoom gathering. more...

 

UH Law Center Professor Renee Knake Jefferson says Biden’s commitment to put women in positions of power is unprecedented

Professor Renee Knake JeffersonJuly 15, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center Professor Renee Knake Jefferson said that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s pledges to nominate a woman vice president and if elected, an African-American woman to the U.S. Supreme Court is a first-of-its-kind pledge made in the history of American politics. more...

 

UH Law Center remembers Gerald Treece ’69, longtime South Texas College of Law Houston professor

T. Gerald TreeceJuly 14, 2020 — T. Gerald Treece, a 1969 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center and long-time professor at South Texas College of Law Houston, died Monday after a long illness. more...

 

UH Law Center Pre-Law Pipeline Program expands reach with four-week online PLUS Program

July 14, 2020 - The University of Houston Law Center's award-winning Pre-Law Pipeline Program welcomed a cohort of college students across the country last week to participate in the Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program in a virtual format. The program is sponsored by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). more...

 

UH Law Center immigration scholars unpack U.S. Supreme Court's DACA decision in virtual seminar

UH Law Center immigration scholars unpack U.S. Supreme Court's DACA decision in virtual seminarJuly 8, 2020 - Clinical faculty from the University of Houston Law Center's Immigration Clinic analyzed the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in the Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California during a continuing legal education session last week, "The DACA Decision -- Its Significance Moving Forward," was held via Zoom. The 5-4 decision was handed down by the Supreme Court on June 18. more...

 

UH Law Center library intern earns fellowship at Colorado Boulder law school

UH Law Center library intern earns fellowship at Colorado Boulder law schoolJuly 6, 2020 — Aamir Abdullah, a former intern at the John M. O’Quinn Law Library and 2012 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship at the University of Colorado Boulder law library. more...

 

UH Law Center remembers Leonard Scarcella ’67, long-time mayor of Stafford, TX

UH Law Center remembers Leonard Scarcella ’67, long-time mayor of Stafford, TX July 1, 2020 — Leonard L. Scarcella, a 1967 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center and mayor of Stafford, Texas, for more than five decades died Sunday at the age of 79. more...

 

June 2020

UH Law Center community gathers for virtual town hall discussion addressing race

UH Law Center community gathers for virtual town hall discussion addressing race June 29, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center administrators, faculty, students and staff met via Zoom last week for a discussion addressing recent news events involving race, racial incidents on campus, eradicating racism, and recommitting to diversity and inclusion. " more...

 

UH Law Center seminar on race emphasizes implicit bias training, pipeline programs and dialogue

Seminar ScreenshotJune 24, 2020 - Three University of Houston Law Center alumni discussed racism in society at large, how it can be addressed in the legal profession, their own personal experiences and a number of similar wide-ranging topics during a recent town hall, "Racism and What To Do About it." more...

 

Law Center immigration scholars Geoff Hoffman, Olivas weigh in on DACA decision in virtual press conference

Geoffrey HoffmanProfessor Emeritus Michael A. OlivasJune 23, 2020 - Two of the University of Houston Law Center’s leading scholars in immigration law, Clinical Professor Geoffrey Hoffman and Professor Emeritus Michael A. Olivas, provided analysis and responded to media inquiries about the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in the case of Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California in a press conference last week held via Zoom. more...

 

UHLC's Center for Children Law & Policy explores how detention harms youth

Attendees of "Zealous Advocacy for Detention Hearings" event hosted by the University of Houston Law Center's Center for Children, Law & Policy, received 2.5 CLE credits, including a half hour of ethics.June 22, 2020 – A recent University of Houston Law Center seminar held via Zoom emphasized how the detention process has a detrimental impact on young people during the Center for Children, Law & Policy’s recent "Zealous Advocacy for Detention Hearings" event. more...

 

UH Law Center Professor Hoffman testifies in DACA case that ends with $19.6 million settlement

booksJune 18, 2020 — University of Houston Law Center Clinical Professor Geoffrey A. Hoffman served as an expert witness on behalf of DACA recipients that led to a $19.6 million settlement with Wells Fargo bank for discrimination in denying consumer loans and credit cards. more...

 

UH Law Center to host town hall discussion about race in commemoration of Juneteenth

booksJune 16, 2020 – In response to numerous recent events in the U.S., including the death of George Floyd, a Houston native, who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer, the University of Houston Law Center will host a panel discussion titled, “Racism and What To Do About it” at 6 p.m. Thursday. more...

 

Law-focused undergrads officially welcomed as Pre-Law Pipeline Program shifts online

booksJune 16, 2020 - Students from across the country were recently welcomed to the University of Houston Law Center's award-winning Pre-Law Pipeline Program in two recent orientation sessions held on Zoom. For the first time in the program's six-year history it is being offered online, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. more...

 

UH Law Center accomplishments and alumni celebrated at annual meeting

booksJune 9, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center graduates from multiple countries and multiple states joined the 2020 Law Alumni Association Virtual Meeting held recently via Zoom. Among topics discussed were how the Law Center adjusted to the COVID-19 pandemic, and milestones the school reached in the past year. more...

 

UH Law Center offering digital English course for foreign law students

booksJune 5, 2020 – International students admitted to the University of Houston Law Center or prospective law students can brush up on legal language, oral communications and other skills as part of a custom-created online course being conducted by the UH Language and Culture Center. The English as an Additional Language Certificate course will be held online and runs from June 24-July 27. more...

 

May 2020

UH Law Center graduates discuss how to succeed in a pandemic during inaugural Black Law Alumni event

CoxMay 29, 2020 - Graduates of the University of Houston Law Center gathered last week via Zoom for a networking gathering entitled, "Black Law Alumni Virtual Event on Professional Success During Pandemic.” The Black Law Alumni organization is a new affinity group that is part of the Law Alumni Association. more...

 

UH Law Center alumnus Stephen Cox ’06 appointed US Attorney for east Texas

CoxMay 29, 2020 — Stephen J. Cox, a 2006 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, Thursday was named acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. His appointment is subject to senate confirmation. more...

 

UH Law Center Class of 2020 J.D. and LL.M. graduates celebrated in video

Grad ThumbnailMay 22, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center faculty members, administrators, and alumni offered their congratulations in a video released to students who recently completed their legal education. more...

 

UH Law Center hosts virtual swearing-in ceremony for newly-minted attorneys

May 15, 2020 - Recent University of Houston Law Center graduates were officially welcomed to the legal profession via Zoom video conference on Wednesday. more...

 

 

UH Law Center provides introduction to law school with two new pre-law programs

May 14, 2020 —The University of Houston Law Center is expanding its award-winning Pre-Law Pipeline Program with two tracks aimed specifically at UH undergraduates and working individuals who are considering law as an alternate career path. more...

 

 

UH Law Center Professor James Nelson recognized for research excellence

May 12, 2020 — James D. Nelson is the first Law Center faculty member to be honored by the University with its award for “Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity.” more...

 

 

Virtual Texas law school admissions webinar led by UH Law Center

May 5, 2020 - The University of Houston Law Center Admissions Office hosted the first-ever Texas Law School Admissions Panel webinar on Saturday. more...

 

April 2020

Essay on maternal mortality and domestic violence earns bar award for UH Law Center 3L, Khyra Kolidakis

Khyra KolidakisApril 27, 2020 — Khyra Kolidakis, a third-year student at the University of Houston Law Center and graduate of the school’s Pre-Law Pipeline Program, won first place in an annual writing competition sponsored by the State Bar of Texas Women and the Law Section. more...

 

Corporate Counsel magazine recognizes UH Law Center LL.M. tax program as one of nation’s best 

April 27, 2020 — The LL.M. Tax program at the University of Houston Law Center has been selected as the second best in the nation by readers of Corporate Counsel magazine. more...

 

UH Law Center recognizes standout students and faculty during streaming edition of 2020 Dean's Awards

Giovanni PerezApril 23, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center students and faculty were recognized for their outstanding achievements on Tuesday during the Dean's Awards Ceremony, which took place virtually more...

 

UH Law Center 2L Perez wins second place in state writing competition

Giovanni PerezApril 22, 2020 - Giovanni Perez, a second-year student at the University of Houston Law Center, was recently named the runner-up of the Paper Chase Files Legal Writing Competition. more...

 

 

UH Law Center Immigration Clinic students successfully advocate for client's release

April 22, 2020 - A client represented by student attorneys and professors in the University of Houston Law Center's Immigration Clinic was recently freed from detention after an Immigration Court overturned a previous decision. more...

 

UHLC's Career Development Office provides professional development and job search support through virtual career chats

Screen shot CDOApril 22, 2020 - Since switching to remote operations, the University of Houston Law Center's Career Development Office has begun hosting weekly virtual career chats regarding career development, job searching and networking in the new remote environment. more...

 

UH Law Center Professor Seth Chandler says virus cases at least four times higher than reported 

Seth  ChandlerApril 20, 2020 — University of Houston Law Center Professor Seth J. Chandler has developed a mathematical model to estimate that the reported number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States is at most one-quarter of actual cases. more...

 

UH Law Center webinar details COVID-19 burdens and solutions for small business owners

April 20, 2020 - Attorneys, business and employment professionals discussed some of the difficulties faced by local entrepreneurs during the University of Houston Law Center's "COVID-19: Legal Implications for Small Businesses" virtual webinar last week. more...

 

UHLC's Career Development Office offers 1Ls tips for successful summer legal employment

BooksApril 20, 2020 - First-year University of Houston Law Center students learned how to make the most of their summer job experience during the Passport to Success - Professional Development Series: Session IV entitled, "You've Landed: X Marks the Spot. Making the Most of Your Dream Destination." more...

 

New book by UH Law Center Professor Knake traces history of women ‘shortlisted,’ but not seated on US Supreme Court 

Shortlisted imageApril 17, 2020 — University of Houston Law Center Professor Renee Knake examines the personal and professional lives of nine women who were considered, and ultimately passed over, for seats on the U.S. Supreme Court in a book scheduled for release in May. more...

 

Juvenile advocates urge monitored release of youth offenders amid COVID-19 pandemic during UH Law Center seminar

ThumbnailApril 15, 2020 - Members of the Juvenile Division in the Harris County Public Defender’s Office said current detention conditions are not appropriate for the confinement of youthful offenders amid the spread of the coronavirus. more...

 

Diversity & Inclusion speaker dissects Trump administration's immigration policies in virtual UHLC book talk

April 15, 2020 - Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia of Penn State Law said current U.S. immigration practices seek to create more undocumented people in the country during a Zoom conference book talk presented by the University of Houston Law Center’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee on Tuesday. more...

 

 

Virtual visits and application process continues at UH Law Center 

laptopApril 13, 2020 - Despite the disruption caused by the coronavirus crisis, students considering applying to the University of Houston Law Center can still “visit” the campus, “attend” a class, and learn about the educational and career advantages of attending the top law school in the nation’s 4th largest city. more...

UH Law Center administrators address student inquiries during virtual town hall

VirtualApril 10, 2020 - Dean Leonard M. Baynes and members of the University of Houston Law Center senior administration addressed student questions regarding academic affairs, grading, exams, student advisement, jobs and the bar exam on Wednesday during a Zoom video conference webinar. more...

 

UHLC's Center for Children, Law & Policy to host CLE addressing youth advocacy in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Meeting ScreenshotApril 9, 2020 - The University of Houston Law Center's Center for Children Law & Policy will lead a discussion that will advise juvenile advocates on methods to adjust their practice for their clients amid the spread of the coronavirus. more...

 

Penn State Law professor dissects discretion, analyzes negative aspects and offers remedies

Meeting ScreenshotApril 9, 2020 - Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, a professor at Penn State Law School, presented her work-in-progress digitally via Zoom, “Darkside Discretion,” as part of UHLC’s spring 2020 external workshop series. more...

 

UH Law Center's Olivas to be honored by national race studies organization

Meeting ScreenshotApril 9, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center Professor Emeritus Michael A. Olivas was recently selected as the winner of the Derrick Bell Legacy Award. He will be presented with the accolade at an upcoming conference at the University of Delaware, where he will participate in a panel dialogue with other awardees. more...

 

UH Law Center to present virtual global energy transition law and policy symposium

Meeting ScreenshotApril 8, 2020 - Experts in energy law and climate from the U.S., Mexico, the U.K. and France will meet digitally for the 1st Annual Conference on Global Energy Transition Law and Policy on April 17. The event is co-presented by the University of Houston Law Center's Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Center and Center for U.S. and Mexican Law. more...

 

UH Law Center conducts first monthly faculty meeting via video conference

Meeting ScreenshotApril 7, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center administrators, faculty and staff gathered virtually last Friday for the school’s first regularly scheduled faculty meeting via Zoom. A previous special session was held on March 27. more...

 

UH Law Center’s Kaufman elected to leadership of American Society of International Law’s Human Rights Interest Group

Zachary D. Kaufman April 2, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center Associate Professor of Law and Political Science Zachary D. Kaufman was named Co-Chair of the American Society of International Law’s Human Rights Interest Group last week.  more...

 

March 2020

UH Law Center pivots to online instruction to flatten the COVID-19 pandemic curve

Karen JonesMarch 27, 2020 - Following an extended spring break, University of Houston Law Center students resumed classes this week. more...

 

UH Law Center's Chase chosen to lead regional relief efforts in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Tony ChaseMarch 27, 2020 - Anthony R. Chase, an Associate Professor of Law & Business at the University of Houston Law Center, has accepted a role as co-chair of the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund. more...

 

UH Law Center's Health Law & Policy Institute organizes COVID-19 legal resources toolkit

coronavirusMarch 26, 2020 - The Health Law & Policy Institute has launched a COVID-19 Pandemic Legal Resources for Texas page on the University of Houston Law Center website. more...

 

UVA Law School professor identifies new players to reduce abuses of executive branch secrecy

Ashley Deeks of the University of Virginia School of Law delivered a remote presentation to University of Houston Law Center students on Monday. Her primary research and teaching interests are in the areas of international law, national security, intelligence and the laws of war.March 26, 2020 - University of Virginia School of Law professor Ashley Deeks workshopped her forthcoming Virginia Law Review article, Secrecy Surrogates, in which she discusses government secrecy and actors who could supply new methods for checking it. more...

 

UH Law Center marketing team earns multiple awards in national ad competition

Dean's ReportMarch 24, 2020 — The Communication and Marketing Department of the University of Houston Law Center has won six awards, including three gold, in the 2019 Collegiate Advertising Awards competition for the nation’s graduate school programs. more...

 

UH Law Center moves up in U.S. News annual rankings

UH Law Center moves up in U.S. News annual rankingsMarch 17, 2020 — The University of Houston Law Center improved on three rankings, including its overall standing and two perennial Top 10 specialty programs, in the annual survey of the nation’s law schools released today by U.S. News & World Report. more...

Constitutional law scholar analyzes First Amendment and economic inequality at UH Law Center’s Rosenberg Lecture

Nelson Tebbe of Cornell Law School addresses University of Houston Law Center faculty, alumni and other attendees at the annual Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture.March 16, 2020 – Cornell Law School Professor Nelson Tebbe suggested that speech and religious provisions in the Constitution should be reassessed during a recent presentation at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

 

Law.com survey finds UH Law Center among ‘Go-To’ schools for ‘Big Law’

CourtyardMarch 12, 2020 — The University of Houston Law Center placed 34th among the nation’s top 50 law schools in Law.com’s annual “Go-To” survey based on the percentage of 2019 graduates hired as associates by the 100 largest firms in the country. more...

 

Disability rights scholar says immigration regulations conflict with federal disability law at UH Law Center lecture

DePaul College of Law Professor Mark Weber spoke in the Hendricks Heritage Room at the University of Houston Law Center as the latest presenter in the Health Law & Policy Institute’s 2019-2020 Health Law Speaker Series.March 12, 2020 - Mark Weber, the Vincent de Paul Professor of Law at the DePaul College of Law, proposed that the Department of Homeland Security’s recently enacted public charge rule will have an unjustified negative impact on people with disabilities. more...

 

UH Law Center’s second annual Denney L. Wright conference provides global view of energy investments

Industry energy investment experts and University of Houston Law Center students alike made presentations at the 2nd Annual Denney L. Wright International Energy Tax Conference and the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal’s 20th Annual Symposium.March 11, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center students and local members of the bar learned from experts in energy tax law at the 2nd Annual Denney L. Wright International Energy Tax Conference held in conjunction with the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal’s 20th Annual Symposium at the Greater Houston Partnership in downtown Houston. more...

 

UH Law Center Prof Thompson named to oversee county bail reform

Tamecia Glover '12 of the Fort Bend County Attorney’s Office, left, Sarah Ibrahim of the Harris County Attorney's Office and Kourtney Collins ‘18 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, right, recently served as speakers who promoted public interest work during a panel at the University of Houston.March 6, 2020 — A federal judge has appointed University of Houston Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompsonto serve as an independent monitor of the landmark Harris County bail settlement that could serve as a national model for cash bail reform. more...

 

UH Law Center BLSA panel dispels myths, provides first-hand experience of public interest work

Tamecia Glover '12 of the Fort Bend County Attorney’s Office, left, Sarah Ibrahim of the Harris County Attorney's Office and Kourtney Collins ‘18 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, right, recently served as speakers who promoted public interest work during a panel at the University of Houston.March 5, 2020 - The Black Law Students Association presented a panel of three public interest lawyers who provided personal anecdotes and challenged misconceptions about the field recently at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

 

UH Law Center Spring 2020 External Workshop Series: UH Law Center’s Morales shares thoughts on immigration law and American democracy

Tamecia Glover '12 of the Fort Bend County Attorney’s Office, left, Sarah Ibrahim of the Harris County Attorney's Office and Kourtney Collins ‘18 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, right, recently served as speakers who promoted public interest work during a panel at the University of Houston.March 3, 2020 - Daniel Morales, the George A. Butler Research Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, shared select ideas from a work in progress he is writing that explores the intersection of immigration and democracy. more...

 

UConn School of Law professor Oquendo discusses tension in Latin American human rights system

March 2, 2020 - Pulling from his work titled, “The Politicization of Human Rights: Within the Inter-American System and Beyond,” University of Connecticut School of Law professor Ángel Oquendo spoke about conflict surrounding pervading the Inter-American Human Rights System engendered by opposition from countries such as Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and Nicaragua. more...

Law Center students recruited by boutique law firms during Career Development Office’s Small & Midsize Firm Career Week

Khyra KolidakisMarch 2, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center students and recent graduates met with potential employers at the Small & Midsize Firm Open House on Feb. 21, in the Law Center Commons. more...

 

February 2020

UH Law Center Professor Knake to present at Harris County Law Library’s 19th Amendment Centennial Symposium

Renee Knake of the University of Houston Law Center will be one of four distinguished speakers at an event commemorating women’s suffrage in April. Feb. 27, 2020 – Renee Knake, the Joanne and Larry Doherty Chair in Legal Ethics at the University of Houston Law Center, will discuss her research from her upcoming book, "Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court." The work details the stories of nine women who despite being qualified, were passed over for the nation’s highest bench before Sandra Day O’Connor became the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. The New York University Press will publish “Shortlisted” in May. more...

 

Colorado Law professor examines privatized preemption, suggests new approach

Feb 26, 2020 —University of Colorado Boulder Law professor Craig Konnoth evaluated the practice of the federal government granting private companies preemptive power over state law and offered a trilateral approach to checking private power in his article Preemption Through Privatization.Feb 26, 2020 —University of Colorado Boulder Law professor Craig Konnoth evaluated the practice of the federal government granting private companies preemptive power over state law and offered a trilateral approach to checking private power in his article Preemption Through Privatization. more...

UH Law Center Black History Month guest lecturer Carbado contends racial inequality rooted in U.S. law

Devon Carbado, The Honorable Harry Pregerson Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, recently spoke to faculty, students and alumni at the University of Houston Law Center in commemoration of Black History Month.Feb 26, 2020 — UCLA School of Law School Professor Devon Carbado illustrated how bigotry is embedded throughout the American legal system, as keynote speaker of the Black History Month Lecture at University of Houston Law Center. more...

 

Cornell prof to argue for an interpretation of the First Amendment that promotes economic justice in Rosenberg Lecture at UH Law Center

Professor Nelson Tebbe Feb. 26, 2020 — A Cornell Law School professor will promote an understanding of the First Amendment that advances economic justice in his presentation of the annual Yale L. Rosenberg Lecture at the University of Houston Law Center March 3. more...

 

UH Law Center 2L Martinez to compete at BYU Law storytelling contest

Isabella C. Martinez, a 2L at the University of Houston Law Center, will be recognized for her storytelling ability at a contest in March.Feb. 25, 2020 – Second-year University of Houston Law Center student Isabella C. Martinez has been named a finalist in the LawStories on the Mainstage competition. more...

 

Briefcase Radio: Sherman Antitrust Act in the digital age

Feb. 25, 2020 - The Sherman Antitrust Act, passed more than a century ago, still holds weight in the digital age. Dean Leonard Baynes, with the University of Houston Law Center, explains how in Apple Inc. v Pepper, the Supreme Court allowed iPhone users to directly sue Apple over alleged excessive app store pricing. more...

 

Jones promotes UH Law Center in Europe during multiple visits to academic institutions

The Université Catholique de Lille was one of several schools visited by Executive Director of Global and Graduate Programs Karen Jones of the University of Houston Law Center Feb. 25, 2020 - Executive Director of Global and Graduate Programs Karen Jones recently returned from multinational trip to highlight the University of Houston Law Center. Among her stops were Belgium France, Italy, the Netherlands and Portugal. more...

 

UH Law Center's Professor Thompson details Houston's improvements in managing forensic science during talk at HMNS

Sandra Guerra Thompson, the University of Houston Law Center Newell H. Blakely Chair Professor of Law and director of the Criminal Justice Institute, shared her expertise during a recent talk at the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.Feb. 24, 2020 — University of Houston Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson took the stage recently at the Houston Museum of Natural Science to discuss the current state of forensic science in Houston. more...

 

UH Law Center alumna Vanessa Garza ’19 wins national legal writing award

Vanessa Garza ’19 Feb. 24, 2020 — Vanessa Garza, a 2019 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, has won the prestigious Burton Award/Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award — the second winner in the school’s history and the first in more than 18 years. more...

 

UHLC’s Health Law & Policy Institute held coronavirus webinar amid growing global concern

Berkeley Law School professor Tejas Narechania addresses University of Houston Law Center students and faculty in the Hendricks Heritage Room.Feb. 20, 2020 - As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread abroad, experts in law, infectious diseases, medicine and public health discussed potential outcomes and methods to confront the pandemic in a webinar hosted by the University of Houston Law Center's Health Law & Policy Institute. more...

 

UH Law Center students bring home top honors after moot court competition in Mexico

Berkeley Law School professor Tejas Narechania addresses University of Houston Law Center students and faculty in the Hendricks Heritage Room.Feb. 20, 2020 - For the second consecutive year, University of Houston Law Center students have won the Guadalajara Vis Pre-Moot. The contest was held on Feb. 7 at the Universidad Panamericana. more...

 

Berkeley Law professor advocates for patent office to have more power

Berkeley Law School professor Tejas Narechania addresses University of Houston Law Center students and faculty in the Hendricks Heritage Room.Feb. 19, 2020 - In a talk based on a forthcoming article titled Defective Patent Deference, Berkeley Law School professor Tejas Narechania discussed the Supreme Court’s preference to defer to the Office of the Solicitor General on patent issues, and argued that it should instead pay closer attention to the views and practices of the Patent Office. more...

 

Briefcase Radio: Genetic nondiscrimination laws

Alec Karakatsanis, founder of the non-profit Equal Justice Under Law and Executive Director of Civil Rights Corps, left and Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, right, during a Feb. 5 talk at the University of Houston Law Center.Feb. 18, 2020 - Doctors are ordering genetic testing more often. However, the results may lead to fear of discrimination. Dr. Stephen Spann is the founding Dean for UH College of Medicine and discusses whether patients are protected against discrimination based on genetic predispositions. more...

 

Civil rights attorney and Harris County Commissioner discuss landmark bail settlement during talk at UH Law Center

Alec Karakatsanis, founder of the non-profit Equal Justice Under Law and Executive Director of Civil Rights Corps, left and Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, right, during a Feb. 5 talk at the University of Houston Law Center.Feb. 18, 2020 - County Commissioner Rodney Ellis and lawyer Alec Karakatsanis highlighted the hurdles it took for Harris County to reach a monumental settlement that went away from a cash bail system during a recent talk at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

 

UH Law Center faculty experts weigh in on acquittal of President Trump's impeachment

University of Houston Law Center faculty experts discussed the recent impeachment and acquittal of President Donald J. Trump in a panel discussion with students this week.Feb. 14, 2020 - Constitutional law scholars weighed the significance of President Donald J. Trump's impeachment and its implications for the future of the presidency during a discussion with students on Wednesday at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

 

UH Law Center Prof Hoffman named ‘advisor’ to Mexican consulate on immigration

Feb.14, 2020 — University of Houston Law Center Clinical Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was appointed today as an "attorney advisor" for the Mexican Consulate in Houston where he will serve as a consultant on immigration matters. more...

 

UH Law Center students learn of global opportunities to practice law

Feb. 14, 2020 - To aid University of Houston Law Center students that are considering work as lawyers who deal with legal issues beyond the United States, several organizations hosted Careers in International Law Day last week in the Hendricks Heritage Room. more...

 

Health and Law Experts to Share Insights on Coronavirus Threat in Webinar Hosted by UH Law Center 

VirusHOUSTON - Feb. 14, 2020 — In response to the global health emergency caused by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Health Law & Policy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center will present a webinar Feb. 19 with health and legal experts providing updates on the outbreak and preparations for its potential threat to the United States. more...

 

Baynes commends UHLC community’s determination for a new building in talk with students

Feb. 14, 2020 – UH Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes shared preliminary design and programming concepts for The John M. O'Quinn Law Building during his spring semester "Discussion with the Dean" sessions on Tuesday. more...

 

 

UH Law Center Professors Urge Tighter Controls on Data Held by Health Tech Companies

Jim Hawkins and Jessica L. Roberts discuss use of personal information in Science magazine.

Professors Jim Hawkins and Jessica L. RobertsFeb. 13, 2020 — In an article published today in Science magazine, University of Houston Law Center Professors Jim Hawkins and Jessica L. Roberts call for stronger consumer safeguards to protect the privacy of personal information collected online by health-related companies. more...

 

UH Law Center’s Blakely advocacy program earns top mark from preLaw magazine

Feb. 12, 2020 — PreLaw magazine has awarded an A+ rating to the University of Houston Law Center’s advocacy program, one of only five schools nationwide to achieve the highest possible grade. more...

 

Legal experts exchange ideas on prosecutorial ethics at Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship symposium

U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Edison, left, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney Mitchel Neurock and University of Kansas School of Law Professor Suzanne Valdez, right, served as panelists at the Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship 2020 Symposium.Feb. 12, 2020 - Distinguished speakers considered the principles and professional responsibility requirements and considerations associated with a prosecutor's decision of whether to pursue criminal charges against a suspect or not. more...

 

UH Law Center community sees appellate system in action during Fifth Circuit oral arguments

Feb. 11, 2020 - The University of Houston Law Center was the site of oral arguments brought before the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit last week in Krost Hall. more...

 

Ohio State wins 2020 Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship, hosted by UHLC’s Blakely Institute

Retired Texas Supreme Court Justice Scott A. Brister, Texas Supreme Court and current partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth, left, presents Ohio State University law students TJ Beavers, Sarah Siewe, and Dustin Lorenzo, right, with the Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship trophy.Feb. 10, 2020 - The Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law recently won the 12th annual Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship, an annual competition organized by the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center. The competition was from Jan. 30-Feb. 1. more...

 

OUTLaw and the American Constitution Society shed light on LGBTQ employment discrimination SCOTUS cases

University of Houston Law Center student Emma Broackaway, left, Brian Klosterboer of ACLU Texas and Associate Professor Emily Berman, right, address audience members at an event hosted by OUTLaw and the UHLC American Constitution Society.Feb. 10, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center students learned about three LGBTQ discrimination cases that were presented before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2019 more...

 

Sondock Jurist-in-Resident Sutton says state courts can provide greater insights to SCOTUS

Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit served as 2020’s opening speaker in the Justice Ruby Kless Sondock Jurist-in-Residence Lectureship in Legal Ethics.Feb. 7, 2020 — Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit proposed that giving greater weight to state constitutions and court rulings would lead to a better balance of power between state and federal courts during a lecture Monday at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

 

UH Law Center students meet and greet government, public interest employers

University of Houston Law Center students filled the Commons for the Career Development Office’s networking event on Jan. 31.Feb. 7, 2020 - Through a series of career panels and networking opportunities, University of Houston Law Center students and recent alumni interacted with legal professionals and explored job options during the Career Development Office’s Public Interest Career Week. more...

 

UCLA prof to discuss Supreme Court stance on racial equality in Black History Month speech at UH Law Center Feb 13

Professor Devon W. Carbado of the UCLA School of LawFeb. 7, 2020 — As the featured speaker of Black History Month at the University of Houston Law Center on Feb. 13, Professor Devon W. Carbado of the UCLA School of Law will analyze three decisions in contending the U.S. Supreme Court has “constitutionalized” racial inequality. more...

 

 

UH Law Center Prof Thompson explains advancements in forensic science in museum lecture

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Feb. 5, 2020 — University of Houston Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson will explain how forensic science in Houston has improved dramatically in the past decade in a lecture Feb. 11 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Feb. 5, 2020 — University of Houston Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson will explain how forensic science in Houston has improved dramatically in the past decade in a lecture Feb. 11 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. more...

 

UH Law Center Prof Chandler discusses aftermath of impeachment on Houston PBS talk show

Professor Seth Chandler Feb. 5, 2020 — University of Houston Law Center Professor Seth Chandler will be a guest Friday on Houston Public Media’s “Red, White and Blue” program discussing the legal and political ramifications of the impeachment of President Trump. more...

 

UH President Khator engages with Law Center students

UH President and System Chancellor Dr. Renu Khator interacted with students at the University of Houston Law Center class last week.Feb. 5, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center students in Alumnae College Professor in Law Jim Hawkins' Secured Financing Class had a special visitor last week during a question-and-answer session with UH President and System Chancellor Dr. Renu Khator. more...

 

UH Law Center details achievements under Dean Baynes’ 5-year tenure  

ReportFeb. 3, 2020 — The University of Houston Law Center today released a special publication, “Dean’s Report: 5 Years of Accomplishments,” which features the law school’s many successes under the leadership of Dean Leonard M. Baynes.  more...

 

UHLC Prof Simpson explains declining insect numbers; impact of Australian fires

Clinical Associate Professor Lauren Simpson '94 dedicated the front yard of her home to St. Julian's Crossing, a wildlife habitat that demonstrates how humans can assist pollinators. Feb. 3, 2020 — University of Houston Law Center Clinical Associate Professor Lauren Simpson, a self-professed “bug nerd,” recently shared her thoughts on the tremendous damage being done to insects and the environment by the fires ravaging Australia. more...

 

January 2020

National marketing publication honors UH Law Center marketing team with two awards

PublicationsJan. 29, 2020 — The University of Houston Law Center Communications and Marketing department earned two awards for publications in an annual competition sponsored by a national higher education marketing report. more...

 

Fifth Circuit will bring courtroom to UH Law Center on Feb. 6

GavelJan. 31, 2020 — A three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will convene Feb. 6 at the University of Houston Law Center to hear oral arguments in three cases. more...

 

UH Law Center Associate Professor Kaufman joins leadership of AALS' human rights section

UH Law Center Associate Professor Kaufman joins leadership of AALS' human rights section

Jan. 31, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center Associate Professor of Law and Political Science Zachary D. Kaufman was recently selected to join the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools' International Human Rights Section. He will also serve as the section's treasurer. more...

 

Legality of lethal Soleimani strike murky, says UH Law Center experts in constitutional and international law

University of Houston Law Center faculty members Zachary D. Kaufman, left, Emily Berman and D. Theodore Rave, right, address students about the implications of Gen. Qasem Soleimani’s death.Jan. 30, 2020 -- A drone strike by the U.S. that killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani raises legal, political and ethical questions that intersect with multiple facets of law, faculty members said in a recent discussion for students at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

 

Sondock Lecture at UH Law Center Focuses on States’ Role in Landmark High Court Decisions

Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth CircuitHOUSTON - Jan. 30, 2020 — Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit will argue during a lecture Feb. 3 at the University of Houston Law Center that giving greater weight to state constitutions and court rulings would lead to a better balance of power between state and federal courts. more...

 

Career Development Office advises 1Ls on how to navigate a successful legal job search

Career Development Office advises 1Ls on how to navigate a successful legal job searchJan. 30, 2020 - First-year University of Houston Law Center students learned how to research and understand employers and their hiring processes during the third session of the Career Development Office's Passport to Success Professional Development Series. more...

 

Law Center's Pre-Law Pipeline Program recognized at UH men's basketball game

Dean Leonard M. BaynesJan. 29, 2020 - The University of Houston Law Center's Pre-Law Pipeline Program was honored on the hardwood at the Fertitta Center on Sunday. more...

 

UH Law Center Dean Baynes to discuss free speech at Houston Bar Association event

Jan. 29, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes will be part of a panel on Feb. 1 at the 34th Law & the Media Seminar. The event is co-sponsored by the Houston Bar Association and Society of Professional Journalists. more...

 

UH Law Center Prof Thompson and county officials to explain pre-trial bail reform at Town Hall

Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson Jan. 28, 2020 — University of Houston Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson will join elected criminal justice officials in discussing the new pre-trial bail reform policy and the general state of justice in Harris County during a town hall meeting Feb. 6. more...

 

Gift from Porter Hedges Law Firm to Benefit New University of Houston Law Building

Building RenderingJan. 28, 2020 — Houston-based Porter Hedges LLP is the first law firm to step forward with a major gift to support the newly planned John M. O’Quinn Law Building at the University of Houston Law Center. more..

 

Briefcase Radio: FDA's updated nutrition labels

MicrophoneJan. 28, 2020 — Next time you pull out a bag of chips to eat, you may notice that the nutrition label has changed. Dean Leonard Baynes, with the University of Houston Law Center, looks at what’s different. more...

 

Center for U.S. and Mexican Law's human trafficking prevention seminar emphasizes need for societal solidarity

Alfonso López de la Osa Escribano, Director for the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law, was one of several speakers at the “Human Trafficking Training & Prevention" event. Jan. 27, 2020 - To commemorate National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month, experts in law, medicine and public policy deciphered the definitions, preventative measures, warning signs and other issues recently at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

 

UH Law Center Dean Baynes named to Lawyers of Color Power List

University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. BaynesJan. 24, 2020 — University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes has been selected to the fifth“Power List” of the Lawyers of Color Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting diversity in the legal profession. more...

 

 

UH Law Center’s Vail workshop addresses ever-changing practice of asylum law

MoralesJan. 24, 2020 - Immigration advocates learned about immigration appellate issues, preserving the record, and how to set the stage for removal proceedings through five panel discussions, a keynote address and a presentation on community lawyering, at the Joseph A. Vail Asylum Law Workshop last Friday at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

 

UH Law Center profs decry government expansion of DNA databases in NYT op-ed

MoralesRobertsJan. 23, 2020 — University of Houston Law Center Professors Daniel I. Morales and Jessica L. Roberts warn in a New York Times op-ed published today that the federal government’s new policy of collecting DNA from immigration detainees could lead to a dystopian society in which everyone is monitored by the state. more...

UH Law Center student and recent alumna published in esteemed environmental law journal

Rachael Beavers HorneChantal CarriereJan. 22, 2020 - An article by a University of Houston Law Center 3L student and a recent graduate is currently being featured in the January 2020 issue of Environmental Law Institute's Environmental Law Reporter. more...

 

Forthcoming article by Professor Flatt to analyze how attorney ethics rules can address global warming

Professor Victor Flatt’sJan. 21, 2020 - Professor Victor Flatt’s “Disclosing the Danger” article has been making waves in the real world before its official publication. more... 

 

 

UH Law Center adjunct professor Irvine ’06 wins case on behalf of homeowners impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Charles IrvineJan. 17, 2020 - Charles Irvine, a 2006 University of Houston Law Center graduate and an adjunct professor, served as the lead counsel for a case that found the U.S. government liable for the flooding of Houston-area homes during Hurricane Harvey. more...

 

UH Law Center's Badeaux named president-elect of regional law library association

Jan. 9, 2020 - Katy Stein Badeaux, head of faculty services at the University of Houston Law Center's O'Quinn Law Library, was recently elected president of the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries. more...

 

Center for U.S. & Mexican Law to co-host seminar on human trafficking awareness

Jan. 9, 2020 - Professionals from several disciplines will discuss methods of counteracting human trafficking during an upcoming discussion at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

 

UH Law Center honored for achievement in global legal skills education

Clinical Assistant Professors Megan Davis, left, and Katherine Brem, right represented the University of Houston Law Center at the 14th Global Legal Skills Conference last month in Arizona.Jan. 8, 2020 – The University of Houston Law Center was recognized for enhancing global legal skills and global legal skills education at the 14th Global Legal Skills Conference in December at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in Phoenix. more...

 

UH Law Center 3L Rollag wins international energy law writing competition

Megan Rollag continued the University of Houston Law Center’s success at the recent Association of International Petroleum Negotiators Writing Competition.Jan. 2, 2020 – Third-year University of Houston Law Center student Megan Rollag earned top honors in the 2019-2020 Association of International Petroleum Negotiators Writing Competition with her paper, “Future of Cross-Border Pipeline Projects in AMLO’s Mexico: What’s the Risk.” more...

 

Briefcase Radio: The Origins of New Year’s Day

As we begin a new year and a new decade, Dean Leonard Baynes, with the University of Houston Law Center, looks at the origins of the New Year’s Day holiday.

“The tradition of New Year’s Day dates back to 45 B.C. when Julius Caesar sought to create a more standard calendar. The day was dedicated to the roman god of Janus, representing new beginnings. With the advent of the Gregorian calendar, New Year’s Day came to represent the celebration of the naming and circumcision of Jesus, still recognized as such by the Anglican church.” more...

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