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March 2014

UHLC alumna named US Patent Office general counsel 

HarrisThe U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has appointed Sarah T. Harris ’91 as its general counsel, overseeing an office of 100 lawyers and paralegals and three deputy general counsels. more...

Marrus urges House committee to raise juvenile court age limit 

Ellen MarrusUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Ellen Marrus testified in Austin this week before a House committee in favor of raising the age for juvenile court jurisdiction to include 17-year-olds. more...

Education association honors Olivas with social justice award

Michael OlivasUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Michael A. Olivas is the winner of the 2014 Social Justice in Education Award from the American Educational Research Association. more...

University of Houston Law Center to hold international mediation forum 

ForbesPractitioners in fast-growing legal field will discuss topical issues and best practice techniques. more...

Forbes ranks UHLC 17th in survey of starting salaries 

ForbesThe University of Houston Law Center ranked 17th in a comparison of median starting salaries for graduates of 25 of the nation’s top law schools, according to Forbes magazine. more...

UHLC grad and former regent Nelda Blair named to state economic post 

Nelda BlairNelda Luce Blair, a former University of Houston System regent and 1982 graduate of the Law Center, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the Texas Economic Development Corp.   more...

Law Center dean finalists selected 

The Search Committee is pleased to announce the finalists for the position of Dean of the University of Houston Law Center.  more...

Three UH Law Center programs rank in US News’ Top 10  

HarrisThe part-time program at the University of Houston Law Center is among the nation’s Top 10, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings released today. more...

UHLC Arrival Awards honor four immigrant Houstonians 

Statue of LibertySupporters of the University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic gathered Thursday evening to raise funds and honor four Houstonians for their outstanding achievements in their careers and communities since immigrating to the United States. more...

UHLC alumna named to new child welfare bench 

scalesAn alumna who has focused on child welfare issues since her time in a juvenile dependency clinic at the Law Center has been appointed to a new associate judgeship hearing Child Protective Services cases in Harris County. more...

35 small and midsize firms interview UHLC students at open house 

Open HouseUniversity of Houston Law Center students traded jeans and sweatshirts for business suits recently as they interviewed with representatives of small and midsize law firms, hoping to land a clerkship or associate position after graduation. more...

UHLC to host international mediation forum 

Mediators around a tableMediators from Houston and around the world will gather at the University of Houston Law Center March 21 and 22 to share their experiences and expertise in the growing field of mediation. more...

February 2014

UHLC’s Weaver shares opera and legal knowledge in HGO’s Wagnerian panel  

weaverProfessor Jacqueline Weaver – opera buff and legal scholar – brought her two passions together recently in a lively panel discussion of the legal subtext dramatized in Richard Wagner’s world of gods and dragons in his four-operaRing” cycle. more...

UHLC’s Zamora assesses status of US-Mexico relations

Stephen ZamporaIn a current article, Professor Stephen Zamora,director of the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center, finds successes and shortcomings in the year since an international panel met to discuss ways to improve relations between the two countries. more...

Education association honors Olivas with social justice award

Michael OlivasThe American Educational Research Association will honor University of Houston Law Center Professor Michael A. Olivas with its Social Justice in Education award at its annual meeting in Philadelphia April 3. Olivas, William B. Bates Distinguished Chair of Law and director of the Institute of Higher Education Law & Governance at the Law Center, also will present his lecture, “Drafting Justice: Statutory Language, Public Policy, and Legislative Reform.” more...

UHLC ranks 30th among nation’s ‘Go To’ schools  

Grad CapThe University of Houston Law Center ranked 30th among the nation’s top 50 law schools in the number of graduates hired by the 250 largest firms in the country, according to the National Law Journal’s annual “Go To” index. more...

Ex-congressman advocates free market solutions to climate change

InglisFormer U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis says that implementing a revenue neutral carbon tax is key to addressing climate change. more...

Professors update UHLC alums on ever-changing tax laws 

CLETax lawyers educated at the University of Houston Law Center filled a lecture hall Friday afternoon for an update on developments in tax law presented by several of the professors they may have had years ago. more...

EENR speaker asks who should regulate energy development  

Professor Hannah Wiseman of Florida State University College of LawEnergy development has long occurred near populated areas, and that will not only continue, but increase, as populations spread and energy demand grows. more... 

UHLC co-sponsors 4th annual immigration symposium 

ICEThe University of Houston Law Center is partnering with the city’s two other law schools and the Houston Bar Association to sponsor the fourth annual symposium dealing with various issues related to immigration. more...

UHLC students turn out for public service ‘Table Talk’ 

StudentArmed with resumes and dressed in their most professional business attire, University of Houston Law Center students mingled with representatives of government and public interest agencies in Krost Hall to learn about summer internships and other job opportunities in public service. more...

UHLC speakers offer primer on state legislative system  

Sarah davisA Houston state representative and the parliamentarian of the Texas House presented a fast-paced and lighthearted overview of the legislative process Friday to students of the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Blakely teams lead the field in moot court competition 

GavelTeams from the University of Houston Law Center showcased their advocacy skills on Feb. 8, taking top honors in a regional moot court tournament and qualifying for the national competition in Washington, D.C. more...

Petroleo & Energia Magazine to honor Center for U.S. and Mexican Law Affiliate Scholar

GrunsteinCenter for U.S. and Mexican Law Affiliate Scholar Dr. Miriam Grunstein will receive an award from Petroleo & Energia Magazine during the 100 Energy Sector Leaders of 2014 luncheon March 4 at the St. Regis Hotel in Mexico City. more...

EENR speaker discusses role of state-local governments in energy production

Hannah Wiseman The EENR Speaker Series for Spring 2014 kicks off Feb. 20 at the University of Houston Law Center with an examination of the heightened conflicts that arise between state and local governments over land use and nuisance-based issues as the nation produces more of its own energy resources. more...

EENR co-hosts climate change talk 

Bob InglisFormer U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis will bring his effort to push a carbon tax and other free-market approaches to addressing climate change to the University of Houston. more...

Alderman provides insights and updates in ‘Discussion with the Dean.’ 

DeanUniversity of Houston Law Center Interim Dean Richard M. Alderman updated students on “what’s going on” at the school and answered questions Wednesday during a “Discussion with the Dean” session. more...

January 2014

UHLC honors four outstanding immigrants with Arrival Awards

ArrivalThe University of Houston Law Center is honoring four Houstonians, including an alumna, as 2014 Arrival Award winners for their outstanding achievements after immigrating to the United States. more...

UH Law Center earns gold marketing award

Collegiate AwardsThe University of Houston Law Center's LL.M. brochures earned gold honors in the 2013 Collegiate Advertising Awards. The Law Center competed among graduate schools across the country. more...

University of Georgia wins Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship held at UH Law Center

) Texas Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey Boyd, Texas Supreme Court Justice John Devine, UGA team member Maggy Randels, 5th Circuit Judge James Graves, Jr., 5th Circuit Judge Jennifer Elrod, UGA team member Utrophia Robinson, Texas Supreme Court Justice Jeff Brown, and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Scott Brister.A team from the University of Georgia took home the title of National Champion in the 6th annual Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship. more...

Perry names Jacob Monty ’93 to higher ed board 

Monty JacobGov. Rick Perry has appointed Jacob M. Monty, a 1993 graduate of the Law Center and former UH System regent, to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for a term to expire Aug. 31, 2015. more...

UHLC’s Olivas kicks out the jams on radio 

OlivasThe whispered ambiance of one National Public Radio radio station is about to be shattered by the Who, Rolling Stones, and Wu-Tang Clan as the Law Center’s own Professor Michael A. Olivas takes to the airwaves next week with a series of three-minute segments titled “The Law of Rock and Roll.” more...

UHLC to host workshop Feb. 1 on building a family law practice

ScalesFamily law judges and practitioners will conduct a CLE workshop Feb. 1 for recent University of Houston Law Center graduates and upper level students who are interesting in developing a family law practice. more...

Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship challenges law students from across the country to debate fracking

Students competingUniversity of Houston Law Center’s Blakely Advocacy Institute and Andrews Kurth sponsor 6th annual tournament more...

Dow talks about life lessons in latest memoir, will hold book signing in Houston

DowUniversity of Houston Law Center professor David Dow will discuss and sign his latest book, “Things I’ve Learned from Dying,” at 7 p.m. on Jan. 8 at Brazos Bookstore in Houston. more...

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