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September 2016

Forbes cites UHLC joint energy law degree with Canada in calling UH a star in the 'Big 12' of energy!

Forbes magazine today cited the University of Houston Law Center's energy program while praising the university for its multi-discipline energy research, saying it rivals MIT in its cutting–edge efforts to find better ways to extract oil and gas as well as develop alternative cleaner and renewable energy sources. more...

Rep. Coleman suggests telemedicine can prevent jail suicides in talk with UHLC students

Rep. Garnet Coleman of District 147 shares his thoughts on ways to decrease the rate of inmate suicide in Texas jails. In an effort to prevent inmates from taking their own lives, state Rep. Garnet Coleman proposed the use of technology to treat prisoners with serious mental health issues during a classroom discussion at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Houston lawyers provide guidance to UH Law Center 3L students in mentoring program 

University of Houston Law Center students networked with local attorneys to begin the 2016-2017 Upper Level Mentoring Program last week in the Hendricks Heritage Room.The University of Houston Law Center Upper Level Mentoring Program for the 2016-2017 school year kicked off last week with upper-level law students networking with Houston area attorneys who will serve as mentors. more...

Briefcase Radio: Federal Privacy Protections for Medical Data

gavelIn the fourth edition of Briefcase Radio, University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes hosts Professor Barbara Evans to discuss the future of privacy protections for personal health information. more...

UHLC Professor Thompson's book cited in report by president's science advisory group

University of Houston Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson's research on crime labs was recently recognized by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. more...

Ecuador's attorney general proposes appellate system to resolve international disputes during UHLC oil and gas conference

The top attorney in Ecuador, Dr. Diego García Carrión, explained the need for clarity in international arbitration disputes at the 3rd Houston Oil and Gas Investment Arbitration conference hosted last week by the University of Houston Law Center's Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center. more...

UHLC's Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center unveils speaker series for fall semester

CalendarLocal and international experts explore legal and other issues and challenges facing today's energy industry more...

 

Mayor Turner touts growth of city, UH in discussion with Law Center alumni

 Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, an alumnus of Harvard Law School, receives an honorary UH Law Center Alumni Association membership from Dean Leonard M. Baynes.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner sees a bright future for the city of Houston, with the University of Houston as a strong partner in that development. more...

Attorney who overturned Texas voter law disputes frequency of election fraud based on photo IDs

Attorney who overturned Texas voter law disputes frequency of election fraud based on photo IDsThe lead counsel who led the fight to reverse the Texas voter ID law and an election law specialist from the conservative Heritage Foundation squared off in a debate on the issue Tuesday at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UH Law Center commended for diversity initiatives at HEED award ceremony 

The University of Houston Law Center was acknowledged for its numerous diversity and inclusion efforts at a reception Monday at the Elizabeth Rockwell Pavilion in the M.D. Anderson Library. more...

Learn your legal rights at the 'People's Law School' at UH Law Center on Oct. 1  

PLsThe Center for Consumer Law at the University of Houston Law Center will be hosting free legal classes for the general public on Saturday, Oct. 1,  at the "People's Law School." more...

 

Briefcase Radio -- National Security and Personal Privacy

gavelIn the second edition of Briefcase Radio, University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes hosts Assistant Professor Emily Berman to discuss national security as it relates to citizens' personal privacy. more...

UHLC scholar suggests united approach among countries to expand global health rights

-- Alfonso López de la Osa Escribano, an affiliate scholar at the University of Houston Law Center's Center for U.S. and Mexican Law, examined the relationship between health law and human rights at a recent lecture.Collaboration between nations could make for stronger international protections of health as a human right, Alfonso López de la Osa Escribano, a health law scholar, said at a lecture last week at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Ecuadorian official to analyze oil and gas investment arbitration at conference hosted by UH Law Center

Ecuadorian official to analyze oil and gas investment arbitration at conference hosted by UH Law CenterEvent will explore current trends in international energy disputes more...

 

UH Law Center and KUHF Debut 'Briefcase' Radio Program

gavelThe University of Houston Law Center and KUHF today launched "Briefcase," a weekly radio broadcast that explores a variety of legal topics of interest to the general public. more...

 

UHLC's LL.M. program draws attorneys from around the globe 

BooksThe University of Houston Law Center welcomed 65 students to the LL.M. Class of '16, including 46 who earned their law degrees in foreign countries. more...

 

Magazine honors UH Law Center for its focus on diversity

MagazineThe University of Houston Law Center is among four law schools nationwide recognized for outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. more...

Hippard family hopes to create legacy of giving with memorial scholarship

Dr. Helena Karlberg Hippard honors her late husband, Claude D. Hippard '83, with an endowment in his name at the University of Houston Law Center. Shortly after Claude Hippard's untimely death, his loved ones ensured his life and influence would benefit University of Houston Law Center students for generations to come. more...

 

August 2016

Regents honor UHLC Pre-Law Pipeline Program with 'Excellence' Award 

MeetingThe University of Houston Law Center's Pre-Law Pipeline Program was honored last week as the recipient of the UH System Board of Regents' Academic Excellence Award. more...

 

UHLC students begin legal careers with community service projects  

Community serviceBefore attending their first law school class, University of Houston Law Center students started their semester by giving back. more...

 

UHLC 1L students vow to maintain professionalism in the classroom and future careers

UHLC 1L students vow to maintain professionalism in the classroom and future careers First-year University of Houston Law Center students committed to exemplifying competence, civility and integrity in their legal careers as they were welcomed to the school last week during a dinner at the Hilton University of Houston. more...

Graduates of UHLC's Pre-Law Pipeline Program bid adieu during emotional sendoff

Group shotMembers of the University of Houston Law Center's Pre-Law Pipeline Program commemorated their introduction to the world of legal education and celebrated newfound bonds with fellow students at a recent closing ceremony at Norton Rose Fulbright's Houston Office. more...

UHLC students put best foot forward during campus interviews with prospective employers

UHLC students put best foot forward during campus interviews with prospective employersA week before the start of classes, University of Houston Law Center students are preparing for their futures beyond the fall semester. more...

UH Law Center to host annual 'Works-in-Progress' conference on state and local government law

gavelAcademics and practicing attorneys will gather Oct. 7-8 to give and receive feedback on their scholarly writings more...

 

Charlette Jefferson honored with President's Award for outstanding service

Charlette Jefferson, a faculty suite executive secretary who began working at the University of Houston Law Center 17 years ago, was honored Monday as a winner of the President's Award. more...

UHLC Prof Nimmer named among 'Best Lawyers in America' for 23rd time 

NimmerUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor and former Dean Raymond T. Nimmer has been selected by his peers for the 23rd time as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in his specialty areas. more...

UHLC and tax law community celebrate life of Professor Ira B. Shepard

Colleagues, family and friends gathered Thursday to celebrate the life of Ira B. Shepard, who taught tax law at the University of Houston Law Center for 36 years before passing away in March at the age of 78. more...

July 2016

Legacy and impact of Scalia's death highlight UHLC's Supreme Court update

Professor Peter Linzer discusses the work of the late Justice Antonin Scalia during the University of Houston Law Center’s “U.S. Supreme Court Update.” U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's passing on Feb. 13, and the Senate's refusal to confirm the nomination of his replacement, led to multiple 4-4 decisions in the court's recently completed term. more...

Admitted students experience life at the Law Center during welcome program

Admitted Students DayForty students admitted to the University of Houston Law Center for the fall semester were recently given a warm welcome and an introduction to what they can expect in the coming years. more...

Judge Byrne '87 seeks to end shackling in juvenile justice courts

State District Judge Darlene Byrne, president of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, said she hopes that Texas becomes the 27th state to ban indiscriminate shackling of juveniles in court.A keynote speaker at the 15th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference held last week at the University of Houston Law Center told juvenile justice attorneys that the negative effects of shackling children in the courtroom outweigh the benefits. more...

UH administrators, legal professionals offer career advice to UHLC pre-law students  

UH administrators, legal professionals offer career advice to UHLC pre-law students University of Houston officials and pillars of the local legal community recently gave words of encouragement to students enrolled in the University of Houston Law Center's Pre-law Pipeline Program. more...

UH Law Center remembers former Dean and Professor Stephen Zamora 

Houston Food BankUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Emeritus Stephen Zamora, an authority on International and Mexican law, died Friday in Mexico City at the age of 72. more...

UHLC cited for efforts during Houston Food Bank's 'Food from the Bar' drive 

Houston Food BankThe University of Houston Law Center won the "Best Law School Award—Best achievement by a law school" in the inaugural "Food from the Bar" campaign by the Houston Food Bank. more...

June 2016

University of Houston System Files Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against South Texas College of Law

The University of Houston System has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against South Texas College of Law (STCL).  more...

UHLC Professor Winnike earns national recognition for health law research

The American Public Health Association's Law Section is honoring University of Houston Law Center Research Professor Allison N. Winnike. more...


Zealous Advocacy Conference to emphasize ethics, impact of trauma in juvenile justice

Juvenile justice attorneys will meet in July for the 15th annual Zealous Advocacy Conference at University of Houston Law Center.Juvenile justice attorneys will meet in July for the 15th annual Zealous Advocacy Conference at University of Houston Law Center. more...

 

Star Jones '86 highlights importance of ethics in legal community

University of Houston Law center alumna Star Jones '86 spoke of the need to uphold high moral standards in the legal profession, and the power of networking during a visit to Houston this week. more...

Undergrads introduced to law school in second year of UHLC's Pre-law Pipeline Program 

Nineteen undergraduate students are weighing their future education options in the second annual Pre-law Pipeline Program at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

 

UH Law Center and National Association of Professional Women to host 'Power Networking Event' on June 14

Star JonesAlumna Star Jones will lead discussion of career opportunities and pathways to success. more...

 

Two recent UHLC graduates to help the underserved with Equal Justice Works fellowships

GradTwo members of the University of Houston Law Center's 2016 graduating class will soon be putting their passion for public interest law to good use. more...

 

Evans participates in White House/Medicine X Workshop on Partnership in Research 

University of Houston Law Center Professor Barbara Evans visited the White House on June 2 to take part in a design workshop hosted by the White House Office for Science & Technology Policy and Stanford Medicine X. more...

Jones '95 is hopeful "Sisters in Law" can change perception of black women on reality TV 

Jolanda Jones is one of the busiest attorneys in Houston, and her schedule recently became more hectic. more...

 

May 2016

UHLC Prof. Evans celebrates victory in historic Oxford Union Debate about DNA manipulation

University of Houston Law Center Professor Barbara Evans was part of a three-member team that clinched victory recently in a closely watched, hard-fought debate about the morality of human DNA manipulation at the Oxford Union Debating Society at Oxford University. more...

Criminal lawyers honor Judge Mary Bacon '72 for 15 years of service on the bench

Judge Mary baconJudge Mary Bacon was honored recently for her 15 years of service to the 338th Criminal District Court of Harris County with a portrait unveiling hosted by the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association.  more...

UHLC Professor Winnike earns national award for work on emergency health preparedness law

Professor WinnikeThe National Center for State Courts is honoring University of Houston Law Center Research Professor Allison N. Winnike with its 2016 Distinguished Service Award for her public health emergency preparedness legal writing and community outreach. more...

UHLC 'Fellows' will work summer public service jobs here and abroad 

Twenty-five University of Houston Law Center students have been awarded fellowships from the school to work this summer at non-profit, public interest agencies and government offices. more...

FCC commissioner and health care leaders encourage use of broadband technology at UHLC conference 

UHLC Research Professor Allison N. Winnike, director of research at the Health Law & Policy Institute, left, Dr. Robert C. Robbins, president and CEO of the Texas Medical Center, FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn, and Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes, participated in the day-long conference on broadband technology and health care.  Stakeholders in the legal, medical and technology fields discussed how mental health patients in underserved areas could benefit from broadband connectivity Wednesday at a policy conference at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC grad credits others for second highest score on state bar exam 

A University of Houston Law Center graduate gives high marks to the faculty, and modestly credits a close friend and classmate, for her success in scoring second highest on the February Texas bar exam. more...

UHLC alumna Phyllis Frye will discuss transgender issues on ABA's '10 Questions Live'

UHLC alumna Phyllis Frye will discuss transgender issues on ABA's '10 Questions Live'University of Houston Law Center alumna Phyllis Randolph Frye, the nation's first openly transgendered judge, will appear May 26 on "10 Questions Live," the American Bar Association's monthly "Google Hangout." more...

UHLC Prof Wells urges tax reform measures in testimony before U.S. Senate Committee on Finance 

UHLC Prof Wells proposes tax reform measures in testimony before U.S. Senate Committee on FinanceUniversity of Houston Law Center Associate Professor Bret Wells suggested that the U.S. tax system can improve by combining the taxation of corporations and shareholders. more...

 

US and foreign attorneys receive advanced degrees at UHLC commencement 

US and foreign attorneys receive advanced degrees at UHLC commencement Ninety American and foreign-trained attorney's received their LL.M. degrees Saturday during commencement exercises at Hofheinz Pavilion. more...

ABA president urges UHLC Class of '16 to take leadership role in seeking justice for the underserved 

ABA president urges UHLC Class of '16 to take leadership role in seeking justice for the underserved American Bar Association President Paulette Brown challenged the 326 graduates of the University of Houston Law Center on Saturday to use their legal skills to find answers and justice for those who do not have the necessary resources.  more...

Dean Baynes calls for more transparency in scholarship process at 2016 Judicial Conference of the Fifth Circuit

ean Baynes calls for more transparency in scholarship process at 2016 Judicial Conference of the Fifth CircuitUniversity of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes advocated for more clarity and more emphasis on the whole student when law schools make scholarship decisions. more...

 

UHLC Dean Baynes and Professor Roberts featured in first edition of UH READ campaign 

BooksUniversity of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes and Professor Jessica L. Roberts are among 16 faculty members and librarians featured on posters as part of the campus library system's UH READ campaign to encourage reading and lifelong learning. more...

UHLC Health Law & Policy Institute teams up with Connect2HealthFCC task force at May 18 conference to discuss how broadband technology can help improve mental health care

Goal of nationwide effort is to bring the benefits of broadband-enabled health care technology and other services to rural and underserved areas. more...

Students and alumni give high marks to UHLC in online survey 

BriefcaseThe University of Houston Law Center ranked ninth in career support and 16th in networking, according to a survey of students and recent graduates compiled by an online graduate school guide. more...

Prof Lipton differentiates between plagiarism and copyright infringement at UHLC's celebration of World IP Day

Prof Lipton differentiates between plagiarism and copyright infringement at UHLC's celebration of World IP DayIntellectual property professionals recently gathered at the University of Houston Law Center to discuss a wide range of related issues in commemoration of 2016's World IP Day. more...

Evans – Harvard Conference

UHLC Prof Evans to discuss impact of ‘Big Data’ on bioethics at Harvard conference more...

 

UHLC students honored at second annual Blakely Advocacy Banquet

University of Houston Law Center student advocates, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the local bench and bar came together at the Second Annual Advocacy Banquet to celebrate another outstanding year for the school’s advocacy programs and its interscholastic competition teams. more...

UH Law Center ranks #1 in passage rate on February bar exam 

The University of Houston Law Center scored the highest percentage of graduates passing the February bar exam among the state's nine law schools. more...

 

April 2016

UHLC Professor Emeritus James E. Herget, international law scholar, dies at 81

UHLC Professor Emeritus James E. HergetUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Emeritus James E. Herget, who taught at the law school for 25years and served as associate dean, died Wednesday in Kerrville at the age of 81. more...

Syracuse Law honors UHLC Prof Emeritus Alderman with alumni award

AldermanUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Emeritus Richard M. Alderman was honored recently by his alma mater, Syracuse University College of Law, for his outstanding service to the legal profession. more...

Dean Baynes meets with UHLC alumni at ExxonMobil campus

Dean Baynes meets with UHLC alumni at ExxonMobil campus In an effort to strengthen ties between the University of Houston Law Center and the business community, Dean Leonard M. Baynes visited the ExxonMobil campus in The Woodlands on Monday. more...

Texas Solicitor General Keller shares insights about U.S. Supreme Court's immigration case during UHLC visit 

Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller said the state's U.S. Supreme Court case contesting President Barack Obama's immigration reform policy has little to do with deportation, and that it is meant to challenge an executive order that grants temporary legal status to immigrants in the country illegally.Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller said the state's U.S. Supreme Court case contesting President Barack Obama's immigration reform policy has little to do with deportation, and that it is meant to challenge an executive order that grants temporary legal status to immigrants in the country illegally. more...

ABA president to address UHLC Class of '16 at May 14 convocation 

Paulette BrownPaulette Brown, president of the American Bar Association and a partner in the law firm of Locke Lord LLP, will be the speaker at the University of Houston Law Center convocation on May 14. more...

Dean's Awards ceremony honors UHLC's outstanding students 

University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes honored the Law Center students for their academic excellence and commitment to the law during the annual Dean's Awards ceremony Tuesday. more...

UHLC teams up with FCC to improve mental health care through expanded use of broadband technology

The University of Houston Law Center's Health Law & Policy Institute is partnering with the FCC to host a daylong conference May 18 to explore the future of broadband technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues. more...

UHLC, Andrews Kurth provide 1L students with guidelines for success in career development program

RobertsThe University of Houston Law Center's Career Development Office and Andrews Kurth recently gave first-year law students advice on how to maintain professionalism during their first summer internships. more...

Corporate wellness programs can be discriminatory, UHLC Prof Roberts argues at health law conference

RobertsUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Jessica L. Roberts questioned the efficiency of corporate wellness programs last week at the 2016 Law Medicine Center Conference at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland. more...

UHLC Professor Nimmer cited as "Innovative Lawyer of 2016"

University of Houston Law Center Professor Raymond T. Nimmer is included in the "Lawyers Worldwide Awards Magazine - Innovative Lawyers of 2016" edition for his work in his specialty area of Intellectual Property. more...

UHLC's Street Law class gives high school students chance to showcase trial skills

Group of studentsMore than 200 students from Houston-area high schools were at the University of Houston Law Center on Friday to participate in mock trials and mock law school classes. more...

UH honors Simpson with Teaching Excellence Award

SimpsonThe University of Houston presented Law Center Assistant Clinical Professor Lauren Simpson with a faculty excellence award last night for her dedication to teaching lawyering skills and strategies to young law students.  more...

Houston could be susceptible to Zika virus outbreak, public health officials warn at HLPI workshop 

Zika WorkshopPublic health professionals analyzed the readiness of the Houston area for a potential outbreak of the Zika virus on Friday during a workshop at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC Vail workshop provides training for those helping children and families facing immigration issues. 

WorkshopAttorneys and immigration specialists gathered at the University of Houston Law Center on Friday for the 15th annual Joseph A. Vail workshop that provided information and techniques for dealing with asylum and other issues affecting families and children facing deportation. more...

Mexican official to explain liberalization of his country’s energy policies during UHLC lecture

Mexican official to explain liberalization of his country's energy policies during UHLC lecture 
Undersecretary of electricity will outline issues and challenges as energy sector opens to private investment.
Undersecretary of electricity will outline issues and challenges as energy sector opens to private investment. more...

 

UHLC Prof. Winnike awarded grant to continue research on smoking ordinances

Prof. WinnikeThe Texas Department of State Health Services has awarded a $228,000 grant to continue a University of Houston Law Center research project that tracks Texas municipal smoking ordinances related to second-hand smoke, including smoke-free zones in restaurants, bars, and other public locations, according to Research Professor Allison Winnike. more...

Ecuador ready for oil and gas developments, nation’s former secretary of hydrocarbons says at EENR Lecture Series

former secretary of hydrocarbons of Ecuador, Dr. Yvonne Fabara AriasThe former secretary of hydrocarbons of Ecuador, Dr. Yvonne Fabara Arias, said now is the time for global oil companies to invest in the South American country’s oil and gas resources during a recent discussion at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UH Law’s 40th Annual Gala Toasts Texas, raises $400,000

UH Law's 40th Annual Gala Toasts Texas, raises $400,000The Texas stars were shining bright when the University of Houston Law Center held its 40th Annual Law Gala and Auction at the Westin Houston Memorial City on April 2 with the theme “Texas Under the Stars.” more...

UHLC Prof Roberts to weigh fairness of corporate wellness programs at health law conference in Cleveland

UHLC Prof Roberts to weigh fairness of corporate wellness programs at health law conference in ClevelandUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Jessica L. Roberts will discuss the legality and ethics of corporate wellness programs at the 2016 Law Medicine Center Conference at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland. The conference begins at 9 a.m. on April 15. more...

UHLC professors cited by peers as ‘Best Lawyers’ in Texas

Best LawyerThree University of Houston Law Center professors once again have been recognized by their peers as among the “Best Lawyers” in Texas in their fields of specialization. more...

People’s Law School at UHLC educates hundreds about the law 

Almost 300 Houston area residents gathered Saturday at the University of Houston Law Center for the annual People’s Law School to learn about their legal rights on issues ranging from wills and debt collection to family law and social security. more...

University of Houston Law Center workshop to explore preparations for control of Zika virus

zikaHealth, government officials will share information and coordinate efforts to limit exposure. more...

UHLC hosts debate on ‘pay to play’ and rights of college athletes 

ThumbnailTwo national sports analysts argued to a draw Friday on whether collegiate athletes should be “paid to play” in a lively debate hosted by the University of Houston Law Center. more...

 

March 2016

State Rep. Davis '01 and parliamentarian explain legislative process to UHLC students

A Houston state representative and the parliamentarian of the Texas House of Representatives outlined the state's legislative system last week at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

New York Times columnist Joe Nocera and ESPN/CBS sports basketball analyst Len Elmore will debate state of college athletics at the University of Houston Law Center

Is college sports broken?  Are student-athletes a quaint notion from the distant past? Should players be paid and cash in on the merchandising dollars that colleges reap? Or is the lasting value of a free education payment enough? more...

Criminal justice experts propose pretrial reforms in new report and videos from conference hosted by the University of Houston Law Center and the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs

The Criminal Justice Institute at the University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin today released videos and a report that focused on issues examining pretrial policies and procedures from a suspect's arrest to trial. more...

UH Law Center Remembers Ira B. Shepard

Professor Emeritus Ira B. Shepard, who unraveled the complexities of tax law for thousands of students during his 36 years in the classroom at the University of Houston Law Center, died Sunday at the age of 78. more...

Federal Judge Hanks sees trend of unprofessionalism as threat to legal profession

U.S. District Judge George C. Hanks, JrU.S. District Judge George C. Hanks, Jr. of the Southern District of Texas encouraged students to prioritize integrity and professionalism in their practice during his part of a lecture series this week at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Learn your legal rights April 2 at the ‘People’s Law School’ hosted by the University of Houston Law Center

Volunteer lawyers, judges, and professors teach basic legal rights in free public program more...

 

UHLC Prof Bonadero, HBA join forces to teach law to area middle schoolers 

UHLC Prof Bonadero, HBA join forces to teach law to area middle schoolers University of Houston Law Center Externship Director Erma Bonadero recently introduced legal education to middle school students as part of a new program started by the Houston Bar Association. more...

USPTO Director Lee promotes innovation in discussion with Dean Baynes, Prof Kumar

USPTO Director Lee promotes innovation in discussion with Dean Baynes, Prof KumarMichelle K. Lee, the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, discussed recent developments in the landscape of intellectual property law and policy during a “fireside chat” in Cemo Hall at the University of Houston recently. more...

UH Law Center marketing wins three Collegiate Advertising Awards

UH Law Center marketing wins three Collegiate Advertising Awards
March 21, 2016 -- The University of Houston Law Center’s communications and marketing department recently won several honors in the 2015 Collegiate Advertising Awards.
The University of Houston Law Center’s communications and marketing department recently won several honors in the 2015 Collegiate Advertising Awards. more...

Prof Marrus launches Street Law class to expand UHLC students' legal skills

University of Houston Law Center students are gaining teaching experience while working on their lawyering skills thanks to a new Street Law class started by Professor Ellen Marrus. more...

UH Law Center jumps to 50th in annual U.S. News ranking of nation's law schools

The University of Houston Law Center moved up nine spots to tie for 50th among 196 ABA accredited law schools included in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey. more...

UHLC recognizes top first-year students for their academic achievement

UHLC recognizes top first-year students for their academic achievementThe University of Houston Law Center held its first Academic Achievement Reception last week in the Hendricks Heritage Room to honor 55 top students for their academic success during their first year of law school. more...

Harvard Prof to discuss immigration issues, new book at UHLC’s Sanchez Lecture

Harvard Prof to discuss immigration issues, new book at UHLC’s Sanchez LectureHarvard Assistant Professor of Education Roberto Gonzales will be the featured speaker at the George I. Sanchez Lecture at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Former Texas Sen. Davis links reproductive and voting rights during talk at UHLC 

Former Texas Sen. Davis links reproductive and voting rights during talk at UHLC Wendy Davis, a former Democratic Texas senator, said voting rights and an assault on women’s reproductive rights are two of the nation’s most important issues at a discussion recently in Krost Hall at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Texas Railroad Commissioner Craddick discusses technology's impact on oil and gas law at EENR Lecture Series 

Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick discussed the benefits and challenges of horizontal drilling recently at the University of Houston Law Center. "Shale Development Challenges" was part of the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center's Lecture Series for Spring 2016. more...

UH Law Center moves up as ‘Go-To’ school in latest National Law Journal rankings 

The University of Houston Law Center improved its “Go-To” rating based on the percentage of 2015 graduates who were hired as associates by the nation’s 100 largest law firms, according to a survey by the National Law Journal. more...

NAACP President Brooks credits social media for rise in activism at UHLC’s Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture

NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks said the presence of cameras and social media can help hold police officers accountable in incidents of racial profiling. more...

Linzer Wins KRON Lifetime Achievement Award

Peter LinzerUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Peter Linzer was honored Feb. 26 with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 11th Annual International Conference on Contracts – KCON XI - held at St. Mary's University in San Antonio. more...

Smith ’00 discusses relationship between health laws and NFL players

Smith ’00 discusses relationship between health laws and NFL playersUniversity of Houston Law Center alumnus Richard Craig Smith discussed health laws and their impact on professional football players recently as part of the Health Law & Policy Institute’s 2016 Spring Speaker Series. more...

European professors analyze current energy issues as part of EENR Lecture Series

022316-UHLC-GR-022Two Finnish energy law experts stressed the importance of greater interaction among governments and corporations at all levels to make global energy policies more effective in talks last week at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Oil and gas trade tariffs discussed at HBTLJ’s 16th Annual Symposium

Oil and gas trade tariffs discussed at HBTLJ’s 16th Annual SymposiumUniversity of Houston Law Center students were introduced to the complexities of oil and gas tax law at the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal’s 16th Annual Symposium on Friday at the ExxonMobil campus in The Woodlands. more...

February 2016

UHLC Prof Evans discusses privacy issues during White House summit on gene

UHLC Prof Evans discusses privacy issues during White House summit on gene University of Houston Law Center Professor Barbara Evans joined other leaders in the field of genomic health care last week at the White House to participate in the Precision Medicine Initiative Summit. more...

NAACP President Cornell Williams Brooks will address racial profiling as guest speaker of the Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture at UH Law Center

NAACP President Cornell Williams Brooks NAACP President and CEO Cornell Williams Brooks will discuss racial profiling next week as the featured speaker of the Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture at the University of Houston Law Center.  more...

UHLC and CLASS faculty analyze presidential race prior to ‘Super Tuesday’ primaries

UHLC and CLASS faculty analyze presidential race prior to ‘Super Tuesday’ primariesThe significance of media, the Supreme Court, Latino political involvement, and other topics relating to the 2016 presidential election were discussed Tuesday at a symposium co-hosted by the University of Houston Law Center and College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. more...

Three new professors bring broad range of experience, expertise to UHLC faculty 

University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes today announced the hiring of three professors whom he described as among “the most promising faculty members in their generation.” more...

Filmmaker Young credits diversity to rise of Houston, Atlanta during discussion at UHLC

Filmmaker Young credits diversity to rise of Houston, Atlanta during discussion at UHLCBreaking barriers and using cultural differences as a strength paved the way for Houston and Atlanta to become cities with international interests, filmmaker Andrea Young said while visiting the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC hosts symposium Saturday on how to break into music business 

Federal judge Rosenthal sees decline in jury trials as harmful to the law and citizens A non-profit organization designed to give budding artists, entrepreneurs, and others a leg up in the music business will conduct a symposium on a wide-range of issues affecting the industry Saturday at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Federal judge Rosenthal sees decline in jury trials as harmful to the law and citizens 

Federal judge Rosenthal sees decline in jury trials as harmful to the law and citizens U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas Lee H. Rosenthal discussed what she sees as a disturbing national trend in the decline of jury trials as part of a lecture series last week at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC Dean Baynes announces new hires in discussion with students

Baynes DiscussionUniversity of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes announced new faculty hires and responded to students’ questions and concerns recently at two “Discussions with the Dean.” more...

UHLC teams gather trophies in competitions at home and abroad

UHLC teams gather trophies in competitions at home and abroadUniversity of Houston Law Center students took their advocacy and mediation skills east and across the Atlantic, walking away with victories and awards in four competitions earlier this month. more...

Scholarship established in memory of UHLC alumna Brenda Karabatsos ’88

UHLC students learn about career options at open house for smaller law firms The University of Houston Law Center will offer a new scholarship in memory of Brenda Karabatsos, a 1988 alumna, after an initial gift of $25,000 was donated by her mother to establish the endowment. more...

UHLC students learn about career options at open house for smaller law firms

UHLC students learn about career options at open house for smaller law firmsUniversity of Houston Law Center students handed out resumes and chatted with representatives of 50 small- and mid-size firms recently during an open house hosted by the school’s Career Development Office. more...

Nation’s first blind state Supreme Court justice tells UHLC students how he overcame disability

Nation’s first blind justice tells UHLC students how he overcame disability. Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard A. Bernstein spoke about the challenges of being the first blind state Supreme Court justice in the country and encouraged law students to truly make a difference with their chosen career, during a talk last week at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UH Professors Will Analyze Issues Presented by the 2016 Presidential Election

2016 Presidential ElectionUH Law Center, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences host ‘Super Tuesday’ symposium in advance of Republican candidates’ debate on campus. more...

 

UHLC Students network with employers at the Government and Public Interest Table Talk 

UHLC Students network with employers at the Government and Public Interest Table TalkUniversity of Houston Law Center students met with officials from government agencies and public interest groups Friday at the “Government and Public Interest Table Talk” hosted by the Law Center’s Career Development Office. more...

Pre-law students take part in Discover Law Day 2016 at UHLC

The University of Houston Law Center hosted Discover Law Day 2016 on Saturday in partnership with South Texas College of Law, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, and the Law School Admission Council. more...

UHLC Prof. Hoffman: Public’s fear of terrorism is major hurdle for some asylum applicants

American Immigration Lawyers AssociationGeoffrey Hoffman, director of the University of Houston Law Center’s Immigration Clinic, participated in a panel discussion Monday about overcoming obstacles in representing those seeking asylum from countries torn by terrorist activities. more...

 

UHLC celebrates Prof Evans’ election to American Law Institute

University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes, a member of the American Legal Institute, congratulates newly-elected member Professor Barbara J. Evans.The University of Houston Law Center recognized the election of Professor Barbara J. Evans to the American Law Institute on Friday. more...

 

Houston Mexican Consul encourages education collaborations between UHLC, Mexican universities

Houston Mexican Consul encourages education collaborations between UHLC, Mexican universitiesConsul General of Mexico, Oscar Rodríguez Cabrera, recently attended a meeting hosted by the University of Houston Law Center’s Environment, Energy & National Resource Center in an effort to strengthen ties between the Mexican government and UH. more...

UHLC supports successful effort to give law students access to immigration court 

Three appeals supported by the University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic were granted recently, overturning an immigration judge’s decision to deny Cornell law students access to immigration court more...

UHLC Professor Olivas braves snow to take law of Rock ‘n Roll to Cornell  

In the heat of summer, University of Houston Law Center Professor Michael A. Olivas agreed to teach an inter-term course on music law in upstate New York - in the dead of winter. more...

 

Georgetown claims trophy in Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship hosted by UHLC’s Blakely Institute

Georgetown claims trophy in Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship hosted by UHLC’s Blakely InstituteThe Georgetown University Law Center team emerged as the first repeat winners of the annual Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship hosted last week by the Blakely Advocacy Institute of the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC joins service agencies in workshop on immigration law 

UHLC joins service agencies in workshop on immigration lawMembers of the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative, including the University of Houston Law Center, will participate in a training and information workshop Feb. 10 for those who provide legal services to immigrants. more...

UHLC Prof. Lonny Hoffman Honored by Texas Bar Foundation

Prof. Lonny HoffmanUH Law Center Professor Lonny Hoffman has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. more...

 

Appeals court judge calls for broader statutory interpretation at Sondock Jurist in Residence program 

Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit argued recently at the University of Houston Law Center that federal judges should place greater emphasis on the “intentions” of lawmakers and not just the strict interpretation of statutory language. Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit argued recently at the University of Houston Law Center that federal judges should place greater emphasis on the “intentions” of lawmakers and not just the strict interpretation of statutory language. more...

January 2016

UHLC Prof Mantel encourages health care providers to weigh social aspects of health issues 

A growing trend of health care providers going beyond simply treating disease to address the root causes of bad health was discussed by University of Houston Law Center Assistant Professor Jessica Mantel in a talk titled, “Providers’ Central Role in Tackling the Social Determinants of Health.” A growing trend of health care providers going beyond simply treating disease to address the root causes of bad health was discussed by University of Houston Law Center Assistant Professor Jessica Mantel in a talk titled, “Providers’ Central Role in Tackling the Social Determinants of Health.” more...

UHLC Research Prof. Winnike selected for Texas leadership program 

UHLC Research Prof. Winnike selected for Texas leadership program  More…

Jan. 27, 2016 – University of Houston Law Center Research Professor Allison N. Winnike has been selected to join the 2016 class of Leadership Texas, a network of more than 6,000 women with the goal of broadening their knowledge and developing their skills to have a greater impact on their community.
University of Houston Law Center Research Professor Allison N. Winnike has been selected to join the 2016 class of Leadership Texas, a network of more than 6,000 women with the goal of broadening their knowledge and developing their skills to have a greater impact on their community. more...

UH Law Center kicks off Ruby Kless Sondock Jurist in Residence Program

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Chief Judge Robert A. KatzmannFour prominent judges to lecture on legal ethics topics at the Law Center this Spring more...

 

Texas lawmakers analyze early stages of criminal justice system at symposium hosted by UHLC

Texas lawmakers analyze early stages of criminal justice system at symposium hosted by UHLCImproving the criminal justice system by making it more cost-efficient, mass incarcerations in local jails caused by the pretrial process, and the case of Sandra Bland were discussion points at a symposium hosted by the University of Houston Law Center’s Criminal Justice Institute and Health Law & Policy Institute. more...

UHLC Prof Barbara Evans elected to American Law Institute

 

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Jan. 22, 2016 – UHLC professor Barbara J. Evans was elected today to the prestigious American Law Institute, joining 16 Law Center colleagues and several other adjunct and emeritus faculty.
UHLC professor Barbara J. Evans was elected today to the prestigious American Law Institute, joining 16 Law Center colleagues and several other adjunct and emeritus faculty. more...

UHLC Prof Mantel to explore health care providers’ growing focus on the social factors affecting  health 

Jessica MantelUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Jessica Mantel on Jan. 27 will discuss a relatively new trend in health care — health care providers growing interest in addressing the social and environmental conditions affecting a patient’s health rather than focusing on medical treatment. more...

UHLC mock trial, moot court teams advance to national competitions

UHLC mock trial, moot court teams advance to national competitionsUniversity of Houston Law Center students qualified for national mock trial and moot court competitions by placing third in each event at the Black Law Students Association Rocky Mountain Regional tournament in Denver. more...

UHLC Prof Geoffrey Hoffman defends student lawyers’ access to immigration courts

Geoffrey HoffmanUniversity of Houston Law Center Clinical Associate Professor Geoffrey A. Hoffman has filed an amicus brief on behalf of Cornell Law School students who were denied the right to represent their clients in court by an immigration judge. more...

UH Law Center to screen “Andrew Young’s Making of Modern Atlanta” documentary

Andrew Young’s Making of Modern AtlantaDiscussion analyzing legal authority and barriers when building modern cities to follow film more...

 

UHLC Prof Chandler welcomes wider audience for his "ACA Death Spiral" blog as it moves to Forbes

Barbara J EvansUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Seth Chandler will be expanding the audience for his health care finance blog later this month when Forbes begins posting it on its site, The Apothecary. more...

UHLC Prof Evans explores impact of proposed research regulation on healthcare quality improvement and informational research 

Barbara J EvansUH Law Center Professor Barbara J. Evans calls for caution in implementing proposed changes to the Common Rule, a major federal research regulation, to avoid unintended impacts on healthcare quality improvement activities and informational research that uses health data and biospecimens. more...

UHLC Prof Roberts proposes better protections of human research subjects

University of Houston Law Center Professor Jessica L. RobertsUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Jessica L. Roberts called for autonomy and privacy for human research subjects in a blog entry and commentary addressed to a top official with the Department of Health and Human Services. more...

Minority pre-law students invited to Discover Law Day 2016

UH Law Center, Law School Admission Council to host event geared toward prospective law students more...

 

UH Law Center moot court competition and symposium to focus on terror, use of 3-D printers to make weapons

Sixteen teams will vie for 2016 Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship more...

 

UH Law Center to host symposium focusing on pre-trial aspects of criminal justice system

UH Law Center to host symposium focusing on pre-trial aspects of criminal justice systemCriminal and health law professionals will consider possible reform of procedures and policies as a defendant moves from arrest and jail to trial. more...

 

December 2015

Holiday Sharing

PresentGetting into the holiday spirit, members of the student Family Law Organization and students, faculty, and staff of the clinical program at the University of Houston Law Center collected $525 worth of food and cash to help the less fortunate at Bridge Over Troubled Waters, a domestic violence shelter in Pasadena. more...

Immigration attorneys learn how to become media savvy in UHLC training seminar

mediaImmigration attorneys gathered at the University of Houston Law Center recently to learn how to deal effectively with news and social media and how to improve their advocacy skills in support of legislative reform. more... 

Dwayne L. Mason ’93 supports IPIL and diversity   

Dwayne L. Mason ’93 supports IPIL and diversity Dwayne Mason ’93, a shareholder at Greenburg Traurig and head of the Texas Intellectual Property Litigation Group, is accustomed to both hard work and helping others. more... 

UHLC alum Tony Buzbee ’97 wins $41 million award in spider bite death   

Tony Buzbee ’97University of Houston Law Center alumnus Tony Buzbee ’97 last week won a $41 million jury verdict for the family of a seaman who died after being bitten by a brown recluse spider aboard ship. more...

UH Law Center recognized among top schools for Hispanics  

The University of Houston Law Center has been ranked 18th among the top 25 law schools for Hispanics in the country by Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine. more...

UHLC Prof. Bush led discussion calling for greater competition among airlines  

University of Houston Law Center Professor Darren Bush moderated a panel on airline competition Thursday as part of a day-long conference on regulation and policy issues within the industry hosted by the American Antitrust Institute in Washington, D.C. more...

‘Pathways to Law’ students visit UHLC for introduction to law school and legal career

Eight graders visit the Law Center and learn about the law school experience.University of Houston Law Center alumni and lawyers from the firm of Jones Day Houston recently brought a group of middle school students from Pilgrim Academy to the school to encourage interest in education and the legal profession as part of an after-school mentoring program, Pathways to Law. more...

UHLC community celebrates season with spirit and songs

Staff Holiday PartyFaculty and staff of the University of Houston Law Center welcomed the winter holidays  at their annual party Friday with food, contests, a raffle, and rousing renditions of seasonal songs. more...

Holiday coffee and cheer!

Holiday cheer!The air was festive and the food plentiful as alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the University of Houston Law Center gathered Saturday to celebrate the spirit of the season at the annual Holiday Coffee hosted by Dean Leonard M. Baynes. more...

UHLC assistant clinical professor Simpson gives lessons in nature's law

UHLC assistant clinical professor Simpson gives lessons in nature's lawAs a cancer survivor, Lauren Simpson is reminded of how amazing life is every time she looks out at her pollinator-friendly garden, a certified wildlife and butterfly habitat. more...

UHLC Prof. Evans urges caution on international regulation of human gene editing 

Prof. EvansUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Barbara J. Evans spoke at the International Summit on Human Gene Editing on Wednesday in Washington D.C., focusing on national frameworks for regulating gene editing and whether international harmonization is in order. more...

UHLC Prof Evans to speak at international genetics summit

Barbara EvansUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Barbara J. Evans will speak Wednesday at the three-day International Summit on Human Gene Editing that is now under way in Washington, D.C. more...

November 2015

UHLC Immigration clinic co-hosts advocacy and media training seminar

The University of Houston Law Center is hosting a two-part seminar Dec. 15 to teach immigration attorneys how to effectively advocate for immigration reform with elected officials as well as how to deal successfully with the media.The University of Houston Law Center is hosting a two-part seminar Dec. 15 to teach immigration attorneys how to effectively advocate for immigration reform with elected officials as well as how to deal successfully with the media. more...

‘Tis (almost) the season… 

‘Tis (almost) the season… Wielding scissors and glue bottles, sequins and glitter, University of Houston Law Center faculty and staff got an early start on the holiday season creating decorations to deck the halls and spread cheer throughout the school. more...

State Bar of Texas honors Justice Ruby Kless Sondock ‘62 as a Texas Legal Legend  

State Bar of Texas honors Justice Ruby Kless Sondock ‘62 as a Texas Legal LegendRuby Kless Sondock, who helped open doors to women at the University of Houston law school as well as the state’s judicial chambers, was inducted recently as the 19th Texas Legal Legend by the litigation section of the State Bar of Texas. more...

Joint national conferences held at UH Law Center empower minority students to pursue careers in law 

Joint national conferences held at UH Law Center empower minority students to pursue careers in law.  More than 100 aspiring law students convened at the University of Houston Law Center last week to learn more about succeeding in law school and beyond. more...

 

UHLC Professor Olivas urges regents to fight UT expansion into Houston 

University of Houston Law Center Professor Michael A. Olivas Thursday urged UH regents to oppose plans by the University of Texas to develop a research and academic “hub” on land purchased south of the Texas Medical Center. more...

Judge Josefina Rendon '76, honored with portrait-hanging ceremony in municipal courthouse

Victory, and barbeque, in the air Josefina Rendon, a judicial trailblazer and University of Houston Law Center alumna, was honored recently with the unveiling of her portrait in the city's municipal courts building where she served as judge during three decades. more...

UH Law Center joins Mexican oil and gas agency in mutual training and education pact

Victory, and barbeque, in the air The University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) and Mexico's National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) recently launched a partnership that offers internships to law students while providing training and education in international energy law to Mexican energy officials. more...

Houstonia magazine names UHLC clinical adjunct Susham Modi 'Top Lawyer' in immigration law

Victory, and barbeque, in the air Susham Modi, an adjunct professor and supervising attorney in the immigration clinic at the University of Houston Law Center, has been named a "Top Lawyer" in the field of immigration law by Houstonia magazine for the second consecutive year. more...

We must clarify when is intervention lawful says 20th annual Frankel Lecture Speaker Harold Hongju Koh

Victory, and barbeque, in the air In extreme circumstances, countries that respect human-rights will intervene abroad to prevent needless civilian slaughters, however, constraints in domestic and international law still exist, said Harold Hongju Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale School, and a former legal adviser to the U.S. Department of State, during the 20th annual Frankel Lecture hosted and sponsored by the Houston Law Review. more...

Victory, and barbeque, in the air 

Victory, and barbeque, in the air The annual tailgating party hosted by the UH Law Alumni Association was an enthusiastic warmup to the excitement on the TDECU field Saturday as the University of Houston Cougars stretched their record to 10-0 with a come-from-behind 35-34, nail biter of a victory over Memphis. more...

Prof Olivas honored at UH homecoming football game

Prof Olivas honored at UH homecoming football gameUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Michael A. Olivas was named Faculty Member of the Game as the Houston Cougars defeated the Cincinnati Bearcats 33-30 last weekend. more...

Professor Thompson to discuss "Cops in Lab Coats" at HCC tomorrow

Sandra ThompsonSandra Thompson, UHLC Professor and Director of the Criminal Justice Institute, will be a guest speaker for the Houston Community College (HCC) REEL Film and Speaker fall series tomorrow.  more...

UH Law Center LL.M. grad Bohmer wins international writing competition

LogosLisa Bohmer, a University of Houston Law Center LL.M. alum from France, has won the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes 2015 (ICSID) Review Student Writing Competition at the World Bank. more...

UH Law Center to host Black and Hispanic pre-law conferences Nov. 13 - 14

LogosThe University of Houston Law Center is hosting two pre-law conferences this month designed to provide African American and Hispanic aspiring lawyers information, resources, and contacts needed to succeed in law school and beyond. more...

Tony Buzbee, ’97, named Texas Lawyer’s ‘2015 Attorney of the Year’

Tony Buzbee, ’97, named Texas Lawyer’s ‘2015 Attorney of the Year’UH Law Center alumnus Tony Buzbee ’97, one of the most successful trial lawyers in the nation, has received top honors from one of the state’s leading legal publications. more...

 

Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Ruby Kless Sondock, UHLC ’62, to be inducted as “Texas Legal Legend”

At noon on November 11, the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas will induct the Honorable Ruby Kless Sondock as a Texas Legal Legend in Krost Hall at the University of Houston Law Center. At noon on November 11, the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas will induct the Honorable Ruby Kless Sondock as a Texas Legal Legend in Krost Hall at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

October 2015

UHLC speakers explore legal aftermath of catastrophic industrial accidents 

Rig on fireThree professionals from different areas of the legal spectrum discussed how they respond and interact in the aftermath of a major industrial accident such as the 2010 Gulf oil spill during a recent program presented by the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center of the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC’s Frankel Lecture explores question of when the U.S. should intervene in humanitarian crises

Harold Hongju Koh, the Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School and a former legal adviser to the U.S. Department of StateYale professor and former state department adviser will examine the “responsibility to protect” more...

 

UHLC’s Stalder and student groups “Go Purple” to raise awareness of domestic violence

Today is “Go Purple Day” in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and a colorful opportunity to focus attention on a serious problem in the United States and around the world. more...

UHLC mentoring program prepares students to enter legal world 

UHLC mentoring program prepares students to enter legal world The University of Houston Law Center hosted local lawyers and their mentees at an event to kick-off the third annual Law Center mentoring program. more...

 

UHLC Prof Bret Wells urges overhaul of foreign tax credits for US companies

University of Houston Law Center Associate Professor Bret Wells, a tax law and oil and gas specialist, spoke recently on tax credits at a "Lunch & Learn" session hosted by the tax department of ExxonMobil at its new facility in the Woodlands. more...

Marvin Nathan '66, longtime equal rights advocate, begins term as national chair of the ADL

University of Houston Law Center alumnus and longtime equal rights advocate Marvin Nathan has assumed his latest role as national chairman of the Anti-Defamation League at a time when he sees anti-Semitism increasing around the world and extremism in the U.S. played out almost daily in headlines. more...

UHLC's Baynes brings law school perspective to the "Future of Law" think tank

As the legal industry undergoes what many see as a period of transformation brought on by the Great Recession and new, technology-driven business models, University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes recently participated in a "think tank" to address the profession's future. more...

UHLC hosts two mediation competitions

UHLC hosts two mediation competitions More…
Oct. 16, 2015 — Law students from across the country gathered at the University of Houston Law Center recently for the Jeffry S. Abrams National Mediator Competition with the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law taking home the championship. 
Law students from across the country gathered at the University of Houston Law Center recently for the Jeffry S. Abrams National Mediator Competition with the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law taking home the championship. more...

UHLC center shares federal grant to train juvenile defenders in tribal and rural areas

USC professoThe Southwest Juvenile Defender Center based at the University of Houston Law Center has been awarded a federal grant to train attorneys with the specialized skills needed to represent tribal and rural youths in the juvenile justice system. more...

UH President Khator says new facility for Law Center is "on the drawing board."  

USC professoUH President and Systems Chancellor Renu Khator noted in her annual fall address Wednesday that a new facility for the Law Center is "badly needed" and "on the drawing board." more...

UHLC health law speaker explains issues blocking women’s right to elective surgery 

USC professoA USC professor recently explained to a University of Houston Law Center audience her efforts to shed light on the clash among laws, biomedical ethics, and cultural mores that is preventing some women from undergoing reconstructive genital surgery. more...

UHLC mock trial team wins National Trial Advocacy Competition 

gavelThe University of Houston Law Center mock trial team argued its way to victory over 15 of the country’s best teams this weekend to claim the championship in the National Trial Advocacy Competition. more...

They’ve got game!  UH legal eagles cheer cougars over ponies

They’ve got game! UH legal eagles cheer cougars over ponies There was a lot of pride on the field and in the president’s box Thursday night as the Houston Cougars came from behind and rolled over the SMU Mustangs 49-28 to boost their season record to 5-0. more...

Houston area residents learn about their rights at UHLC’s “People’s Law School”

Houston area residents learn about their rights at UHLC’s “People’s Law School” How to avoid scams and navigate the difficult legal territory involving divorce were among the most popular subjects of the latest installment of “The People’s Law School” held Oct. 3 at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

U.S. magistrate judge tells UHLC students to be mindful of reputation

U.S. magistrate judge tells UHLC students to be mindful of reputation A federal magistrate judge stressed the importance of personal integrity and respect for other lawyers, including opposing counsel, in a recent lunch hour discussion with University of Houston Law Center students. more...

Tahirih Justice Center honors UHLC’s immigration clinic profs as ‘Goodfellas’

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University of Houston Law Center Professor Geoffrey A. Hoffman and Clinical Supervising Attorney/Adjunct Professor Susham Modi were honored for their work in the school’s immigration clinic by the Tahirih Justice Center at its annual Gala. more...

UHLC and Andrews Kurth launch ‘Passport to Success’ career development series

Justice ScalesAndrews Kurth has partnered with the University of Houston Law Center's Office of Career Development to develop and deliver an inaugural, mandatory professional development curriculum for the entire 1L class. more...

Career Counselors in the Commons

UH Law Center Career Development Office (CDO) counselors left their offices and set up shop in the Student Commons. more...

 

UH Law Center earns top grades in National Jurist ‘Best Value’ and ‘Big Law’ survey

The University of Houston Law Center scored an A- and has been named one of the Best Value law schools in the nation based on rankings compiled by the National Jurist magazine. more...

 

Harris County judge engages UHLC students in talk about  human dignity and law

Family District Court Judge John SchmudeFamily District Court Judge John Schmude led a lively philosophical discussion recently at the University of Houston Law Center about reconciling the principles of natural law with the law of the land when they conflict. more...

September 2015

UHLC Prof Lonny Hoffman testifies before House Judiciary Committee   

HoffmanUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Lonny Hoffman testified Tuesday by invitation before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee regarding a new bill called the Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act of 2015. more...

Judge Byrne ’87 says innovations are making a difference in juvenile justice  

A keynote speaker at the 14th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference held last Friday and Saturday at the University of Houston Law Center told juvenile justice advocates that thinking outside the box is making a profound difference in the lives of delinquent and at risk youth. more...

Learn your legal rights Oct. 3 at the ‘People’s Law School’

PLSVolunteer lawyers, judges, and law professors, will teach courses and answer questions in 14 different areas of law. more...

Health policy experts debate cancer drug prices at UH Law Center-sponsored event 

Health policy experts debate cancer drug prices at UH Law Center-sponsored event Health care professionals, insurance and pharmaceutical industry representatives squared off recently to debate one of the most contentious issues in U.S. health care – whether drug companies are gouging patients on the cost of cancer drugs. more...

Mayor honors alumna and municipal Judge Rendon with Hispanic Heritage Award

 Judge and University of Houston Law Center alumna Josefina M. Rendon will be honored with a lifetime achievement award during Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s 2015 Hispanic Heritage Award reception Oct. 5. Judge and University of Houston Law Center alumna Josefina M. Rendon will be honored with a lifetime achievement award during Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s 2015 Hispanic Heritage Award reception Oct. 5. more...

US Attorney General honors UHLC Adjunct Tim Braley   

A University of Houston Law Center adjunct professor and assistant U.S. attorney is the recipient of the Department of Justice’s highest award for his work in prosecuting members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas that virtually dismantled the violent organization.A University of Houston Law Center adjunct professor and assistant U.S. attorney is the recipient of the Department of Justice’s highest award for his work in prosecuting members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas that virtually dismantled the violent organization. more...

Dean urges minority alums to help UHLC thrive amid demographic shift 

University of Houston Law Center graduates gathered last week at Hotel ZaZa in the Museum District for a Minority Alumni Reception during which Dean Leonard M. Baynes shared his vision for keeping the school vital in a rapidly changing demographic environment.University of Houston Law Center graduates gathered last week at Hotel ZaZa in the Museum District for a Minority Alumni Reception during which Dean Leonard M. Baynes shared his vision for keeping the school vital in a rapidly changing demographic environment. more...

EENR speaker outlines ‘best practices’ for gas development

Tina HunterProactive regulations are the key to minimizing disruptive practices, easing concerns, and gaining acceptance in a community where gas exploration is planned, an international authority on energy policy and development told a University of Houston Law Center audience Thursday. more...

Zealous Advocacy Conference at UH Law Center helps juvenile defense attorneys develop tools to represent troubled youth

LogoAnnual training seminar in September will stress importance of understanding social factors in successfully assisting their young clients. more...

Environment, Energy, & National Resources Center at UH Law Center draws top experts to discuss EPA, shale, and clean energy

solar panelEnergy experts will assess the future development and environmental impacts of energy sources in Texas and around the world in consecutive weeks in September as the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center (EENR) hosts its Fall 2015 Speakers Series at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Texas legal scholars share feedback on their research at UHLC workshop 

BermanThe University of Houston Law Center recently co-hosted the inaugural Texas Legal Scholars Workshop, a two-day event designed to give Texas law professors with 10 years of experience or less a chance to meet colleagues and receive feedback on their work in progress. more...

ABA cites work of UHLC immigration clinic in new practice advisory 

Geoffrey HoffmanThe immigration clinic at the University of Houston Law Center is cited three times in an ABA advisory regarding how attorneys can best serve immigrant clients who have limited mental capacity. more...

State climatologist:  Texas will most feel climate change in extreme events

State climatologist: Texas will most feel climate change in extreme eventsTexans will feel the impact of climate change by the middle of the century in the form of higher average summer temperatures, more wildfires, and rising sea levels along the Gulf coast, the state’s official climatologist said last week at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Paust tops UHLC faculty in downloads of his scholarly works

Professor Jordan Paust leads the University of Houston Law Center faculty in the number of times his scholarly writings have been downloaded in the past year, according to the Social Science Research Network. more...

August 2015

UH Producing Top Earners in Texas According to PayScale College Salary Report

If anyone knows about how companies are compensating employees, it’s the professionals at PayScale. The online resource – featuring 40 million salary profiles – recently released its 2015 – 2016 College Salary Report, and the University of Houston is among the Texas institutions producing top earners. more...

UHLC alumna and transgender activist, Phyllis Frye, featured in NYT article

Phyllis Randolph Frye University of Houston Law Center alumna Phyllis Randolph Frye ’81, a pioneer in the transgender rights movement, was featured in a lengthy profile in the Saturday New York Times. more...

10 years ago, UHLC opened its doors to Loyola law refugees from Hurricane Katrina  

10 years ago, UHLC opened its doors to Loyola law refugees from Hurricane Katrina   
Ten years ago this week as New Orleans reeled in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the University of Houston Law Center made an unprecedented offer to the inundated Loyola University College of Law:  Relocate professors and students some 350 miles west to the Law Center for the fall semester. more...

UHLC executive secretary, and world traveler, Amanda Parker wins Excellence Award 

Amanda Parker, who started at the Law Center as a work study student assistant in 2003 and now shepherds nine professors as an executive secretary, is the winner of the 2015 Staff Excellence Award. more...

UHLC faculty examine second round of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings  

Supreme CourtIn the second “Supreme Court Update” hosted by the University of Houston Law Center this summer, UHLC faculty discussed cases involving environmental regulation, low-income housing, and redistricting. more...

Dean Baynes talks about minority enrollment on KUHF’s “Houston Matters”

Dean on radioUniversity of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes appeared on Tuesday’s “Houston Matters” program on Houston Public Media’s KUHF 88.7 FM to discuss the nationwide trend of declining law school admissions in recent years and law schools’ recent efforts to increase of enrollment of low-income, first generation, and underrepresented students, including through the Pre-Law Pipeline Program he initiated this year at UHLC. more...

Contract law scholars to honor UHLC Prof. Peter Linzer 

Peter LinzerUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Peter Linzer will be the honoree at the 11th Annual International Conference on Contracts – KCON XI - to be held in February at St. Mary's University in San Antonio. more...

Alumna leaves gift to UHLC in honor of friend and mentor, Prof. Ray Nimmer  

An alumna and long-time supporter of the University of Houston Law Center left a bequest to the school in honor of former Dean Raymond T. Nimmer, a mentor and close friend. more...

Incoming UH Law Center students bond as classmates and help others during annual Community Service Day

Service DayFirst year University of Houston Law Center students, along with faculty and staff members, fanned out across the city last weekend during the school’s second annual Community Service Day. more...

UHLC Prof Tracy Hester elected to environmental ‘college’ and named ‘Best Lawyer’ by peers 

Tracy HEsterUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Tracy Hester has been elected as a fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers for his “distinguished experience and high standards in the practice of environmental law.” more...

Top trial lawyer, UHLC alum Buzbee ’97 tells new students to work hard, dream big

Tony Buzbee, UH Law Center ’97Tony Buzbee, UH Law Center ’97, one of the most successful trial lawyers in the nation, imparted words of advice to the incoming class of his alma mater during their first day of Orientation last week. more...

UHLC remembers distinguished alum and advocate for the disabled Kathleen DeSilva ’80 

Kathleen DeSilvaUHLC alumna Kathleen DeSilva, who was according to her doctors the longest living individual with a high level C1/C2 spinal cord injury, passed away earlier this month at the age of 63. A celebration of her life will be held this Saturday, Aug 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at The Heights Villa, 3600 Michaux. more...

UHLC Professor and former Dean Raymond Nimmer named among the “Best Lawyers in America” for 22nd year.

Raymond Nimmer University of Houston Law Center Professor and former Dean Raymond T. Nimmer has been selected by his peers for the 22nd time as one of the nation’s “Best Lawyers in America” his specialty areas. more...

UHLC alum Buzbee ‘97 Keynote speaker for new student orientation day

The University of Houston Law Center today welcomes its Class of 2018 with a day-long orientation featuring remarks and insights from the dean, faculty, staff, students, and members of the legal community. The University of Houston Law Center today welcomes its Class of 2018 with a day-long orientation featuring remarks and insights from the dean, faculty, staff, students, and members of the legal community. more...

 

Federal circuit judges cite UHLC Prof Kumar in digital patent case

Sapna KumarFederal judges turned to an article by University of Houston Law Center Professor Sapna Kumar while questioning attorneys during oral arguments Tuesday in a case involving patents in the digital age. more...

Foreign LL.M. students welcomed to the Law Center and the city

Fifty-seven attorneys who earned their law degrees in 27 different countries were welcomed into the University of Houston Law Center’s LL.M. program earlier this month and urged to make the most of their time while studying in Houston, one of the nation’s most international cities.Fifty-seven attorneys who earned their law degrees in 27 different countries were welcomed into the University of Houston Law Center’s LL.M. program earlier this month and urged to make the most of their time while studying in Houston, one of the nation’s most international cities. more...

Dean highlights UH Law Center’s influence during summertime tour of law firms and corporations 

UHLC Dean Leonard M. Baynes discusses the school's Pre-Law Pipeline Program during a seminar on "The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession" in the Houston office of Baker Botts.It may be the dog days of summer, but University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes has been in high gear. more...

 

UHLC Prof. Linzer files amicus brief to the Supreme Court in consumer compulsory arbitration case

Peter LinzerUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Peter Linzer has filed a brief as a friend of the U.S. Supreme Court, urging it to take the unusual action of reconsidering its previous decision to review a consumer arbitration case and dismissing its writ of certiorari "as improvidently granted." more...

July 2015

UHLC alumnus wins ADR award for outstanding record in Blakely competitions

Photo outside Detention centerUniversity of Houston Law Center alumnus Brandon Schrecengost ’15, was recently named the first recipient of the Ben DeVries Achievement Award in Alternative Dispute Resolution. The award is sponsored by the Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County. more...

UHLC Immigration Clinic students help detained women prepare for asylum interviews 

Photo outside Detention centerFive students in the Immigration Clinic at the University of Houston Law Center recently traveled to a family detention center southwest of San Antonio to prepare women for their upcoming appearances before immigration officials. more...

Same-sex marriage, ‘Obamacare’ take center stage at UHLC Supreme Court roundup

CLEIn its recently completed term, the U.S. Supreme Court made several landmark rulings – arguably the most sweeping of which was its finding that state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, making such unions legal across the land. more...

UHLC alumna, Judge Darlene Byrne ’87, to head national judicial organization

Judge Darlene Byrne ’87University of Houston Law Center alumna Darlene Byrne ’87, judge of the 126th District Court in Austin, will be inducted next week as president of a national organization of juvenile and family law judges. more...

UHLC Pre-Law Pipeline students urged to strive for excellence during closing event 

Group ShotMembers of the inaugural class of the University of Houston Law Center’s Pre-Law Pipeline Program  heard strong words of encouragement and said their goodbyes last week as their six-week initiation to the world of law came to an end. more...

Watt a surprise!  J.J. passes happy baby news to husband of UHLC alumna   

Texans’ “All-World” defensive end J.J. WatThe Texans’ “All-World” defensive end J.J. Watt always delivers on the gridiron, and he came through again recently when he surprised the husband of a Law Center alumna with the news that a baby is on the way. more...

Consortium including UHLC Center for U.S. and Mexican Law gains funding for Gulf research 

Oil RigA research consortium that includes the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center will share the nation’s first federal grant from the RESTORE Trust Fund to study Gulf Coast issues in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster. more...

Precision medicine takes UHLC Professor Evans to White House 

University of Houston Law Center Professor Barbara Evans was in Port Aransas on a recent Saturday, downcast at the prospect of an unsuccessful day of surfing—no waves!—when her smartphone pinged an invitation to the White House. more...

National Bar Association honors UHLC and Dean Baynes with Presidential Award 

NBAThe University of Houston Law Center and Dean Leonard M. Baynes will be honored next week by the National Bar Association for continued support of the organization, specifically co-sponsoring a symposium held annually in the name of an early civil rights advocate. more...

UH Law Center faculty examine recent Supreme Court decisions and what they mean for Texans

Supreme CourtAt least one county clerk has resigned after refusing to issue a marriage license to a gay couple in Texas and Obamacare subsidies will continue in the wake of recent rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court. more...

UHLC profs explore changes in teaching family law as definition of ‘family’ evolves

heppardTwo University of Houston Law Center faculty members discussed how academics can best respond to the changing face of family law during the recent mid-year meeting of the Association of American Law Schools. more...

Baynes outlines UHLC pre-law pipeline program in symposia on inclusion

chandlerUniversity of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes recently participated in a two-city symposium, “The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession,” presented by the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession. more...

June 2015

Laura Gibson ’84 to lead Houston Bar Association  

chandlerUniversity of Houston Law Center alumna Laura Gibson, ’84, was elected this month as the new president of the Houston Bar Association, the fifth-largest metropolitan bar association in the nation. more...

UHLC Prof. Chandler tells Congressional leaders premium increases under the ACA in 2016 should be viewed with caution  

chandlerUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Seth Chandler testified today at a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Committee Subcommittee on Oversight on the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also called “Obamacare.” more...

UHLC Prof. Chandler to testify before Congress on insurance cost impacts of Obamacare

EENR speaker: Reforms after scandal allow Brazil to exploit energy resourcesUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Seth Chandler is slated to testify Wednesday at a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Committee Subcommittee on Oversight on the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also called “Obamacare.” more...

EENR speaker: Reforms after scandal allow Brazil to exploit energy resources

EENR speaker: Reforms after scandal allow Brazil to exploit energy resourcesStructural impediments in Brazil’s oil and gas regulatory regime followed by a corruption scandal involving the national hydrocarbons company set exploration in that country back for years, an international law professor said recently at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC’s director of mediation training retires, but popular program continues with veteran instructors

Professor Emeritus Thomas C. Newhouse trained hundreds in growing, specialized practice more...

 

UH Law Center Professor Jessica Roberts selected for prestigious Greenwall Foundation bioethics program. 

Jessica RobertsHealth law scholar’s three-year project will explore privacy issues and question of who owns genetic research information more...

Former UHLC prof says U.S. officials’ actions helped spread fear during Ebola crisis

U.S. health officials, policymakers, and others made significant mistakes during last year’s Ebola crisis which led to a sense of public distrust in the health care system’s ability to deal with the disease and helped foment panic, according to a leading health law expert and former University of Houston Law Center professor. more...

UH Reopens Wednesday
DATE: June 16, 2015 5:05:10 PM CDT

The University of Houston will resume normal operations Wednesday morning. This includes the UH-Sugar Land and UH System at Cinco Ranch campuses. All regularly scheduled classes and activities will take place. Those traveling to campus are advised to exercise caution in case any area roadways are subject to flooding.

Updated information is available at www.uh.edu/emergency

Students and alumni  give high marks to UHLC networking and job opportunities

The University of Houston Law Center ranks seventh among the nation’s law schools for offering the best networking and job opportunities, according to student and alumni responses to an online graduate school guide. more...

UHLC alumni association leaders honored at annual meeting

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June 10, 2015 - More than 50 alumni and friends of the University of Houston Law Center gathered recently to recognize the service of outgoing leaders of the alumni association and welcome new directors
More than 50 alumni and friends of the University of Houston Law Center gathered recently to recognize the service of outgoing leaders of the alumni association and welcome new directors more...

UHLC’s ‘Pipeline’ inaugural class draws college students from across the country to get head start on legal career

Twenty-two undergraduate students are taking part this month in an intensive, six-week pre-law program at the University of Houston Law Center to see if becoming a lawyer is right for them. more...

UHLC Immigration Clinic awarded grants to develop its outreach programs and better serve indigent immigrants

The Immigration Clinic at the University of Houston Law Center received $12,500 in grants from the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the State Bar of Texas Immigration and Nationality Law Section to expand and enhance its pro-bono services. more...

UH Law Center ‘Fellows’ will work here and abroad this summer in public interest jobs

Thirty-eight UHLC students are working as “Fellows” in public interest jobs this summer both in the U.S. and abroad. more...

 

The University of Houston’s Center for U.S. and Mexican Law releases its first study on the regulation of offshore oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico

oil rigAs negotiations between the United States and Mexico continue over the allocation of oil and gas rights in the Gulf of Mexico, the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center has released its first binational study of exploration and exploitation of offshore transboundary hydrocarbons in the Gulf. more...

Innovative University of Houston Law Center mentorship program to grow in second year

Initiative helps pair youth with adult role models and provides legal assistance to juvenile offenders. more...

 

UH Law Center prof Zale says it will take time for laws to catch up with ‘sharing economy’

Renting apartments, rooms, or homes raises new questions in property law more...

 

 

Texas Consumer Complaint Center at UH Law Center offers assistance to victims of recent flooding

WaterdropVolunteer lawyers and students can provide legal information and help after record month of rain which caused extensive damage across Texas more...

 

 

First graduates of Houston-Calgary law school partnership earn dual JDs with degree emphasis in energy law

First graduates of Houston-Calgary law school partnership earn dual JDs with degree emphasis in energy law International Energy Lawyers Program trains next generation of lawyers to handle complex energy and natural resources issues on both sides of the border. more...

 

UHLC Prof. Thompson examines forensic science in her latest book 

thompsonUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson will read excerpts from her latest book, “Cops in Lab Coats,” on Wednesday at Brazos Bookstore. more...

 

May 2015

Football stadium tragedy serves as backdrop for latest legal thriller by UH Law Center’s David Crump

Experience as former prosecutor, trial lawyer brings realism to fifth novel more...

 

Houston Law Review explores same-sex marriage in latest issue

Featured Yale Scholar Eskridge says constitution supports marriage equality claims more...

 

UH Law Center partners with Andrews Kurth for the IPIL Spring Lecture

Mark LemleyNationally ranked Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law to host Stanford law professor as inaugural speaker in 2016 more...

 

Telemedicine bill written by two UH Law Center students passes Texas House

CapitalA bill drafted largely by two students in the University of Houston Law Center’s Health Legislation & Advocacy class and designed to expand access to telemedicine services in Texas passed 141-0 in the Texas House and is awaiting action in the Senate. more...

CONGRESSIONAL ACTION NEEDED TO OPTIMIZE REGULATION OF GENOMIC TESTS

Researchers from University of Houston and University of Washington Co-author Special Report in New England Journal of Medicine more...

 

Early-career Texas legal scholars can share feedback on projects at UHLC workshop

PaperThe University of Houston Law Center is co-hosting a workshop in August for early-career scholars to share feedback on research ideas, works-in-progress, or articles being polished for publication. more...

UH Reopens Wednesday

The University of Houston is scheduled to resume normal operations beginning Wednesday morning. Those traveling to campus are advised to continue exercising caution in case any roadways may still be dangerous from recent flooding.  

UH officials will continue to monitor transportation and weather conditions and, if necessary, provide updated information at www.uh.edu/emergency.

Deadlines for financial aid forms and summer session tuition payments have been extended to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Barbara Stalder, staff attorney in UHLC’s civil practice clinic, named ‘Top Lawyer’

Barbara StalderBarbara J. Stalder, a supervising attorney in the University of Houston Law Center civil practice clinic, has been named by “HTexas” magazine as one of Houston’s Top Lawyers in family law for 2015. more...

UH Law Center Class of ‘15 urged to base their careers on character and helping others

Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva GuzmanTexas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman on Saturday urged the 322 graduates of the University of Houston Law Center to look to their future in the law with a strong moral compass and a commitment to service to the community. more...

Business group honors UHLC prof and entrepreneur Tony Chase for community service  

Anthony ChaseUniversity of Houston Law Center professor and businessman Anthony R. Chase will be honored tonight by the Houston Technology Center as part of its annual “Celebration of Entrepreneurs” at the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown. more...

UHLC alumna handles legal issues as UH team wins $10,000 energy challenge

A University of Houston Law Center alumna is part of a team that took top honors recently in a statewide competition to formulate the most creative and cost-effective way to recycle water used in hydraulic fracturing. more...

Federal appeals judge urges UHLC students to avoid “shut up” style of debate 

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May 8, 2015 - Americans on all sides of the political spectrum need to work toward more reasoned discourse that avoids the coarseness and “political correctness” that tends to shut down debate, a federal circuit court judge told students recently at the University of Houston Law Center.
Americans on all sides of the political spectrum need to work toward more reasoned discourse that avoids the coarseness and “political correctness” that tends to shut down debate, a federal circuit court judge told students recently at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC kicks off 2015 100% Challenge fundraising campaign with goal of increasing scholarships

Dean BaynesUniversity of Houston Law Center alumni from across the metropolitan area filled a large banquet room in the downtown offices of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP on Wednesday as the school launched its annual 100% Challenge fundraising effort. more...

UHLC meet and greet for new LL.M. class

UHLC meet and greet for new LL.M. classThe University of Houston Law Center welcomed admitted LL.M. students at a reception on Friday, May 1.  The students, with law degrees from  universities in the U.S. and 10 countries, will begin their LL.M. studies in August. more...

Blondie, Bartok, and La Mafia:  UH Law Center celebrates World Intellectual Property Day 

World IP dayHow “copyright-able” is a four-word phrase like “Who let the dogs out?” In the often-treacherous legal waters of the modern music industry, that question is not merely academic, a noted authority said recently in observance of World Intellectual Property Day at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UC Irvine law student wins grant from UHLC’s IPIL Institute

A third-year student at the University of California, Irvine School of Law is the 2015 winner of a grant awarded annually by the University of Houston Law Center’s Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law.A third-year student at the University of California, Irvine School of Law is the 2015 winner of a grant awarded annually by the University of Houston Law Center’s Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law. more...

Provost honors UHLC professors for their outstanding service to students, school, and community

ProvostTen members of the University of Houston Law Center faculty were honored recently at a luncheon hosted by the university provost to recognize their outstanding contributions to the law school and UH. more...

April 2015

UHLC hosts seminar on barriers to humanitarian relief for immigrants

UHLC hosts seminar on barriers to humanitarian relief for immigrantsImmigration attorneys from the greater Houston area and beyond learned recently about the ramifications of the latest court decisions and changes in the law at a daylong seminar held at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

No argument:  UHLC advocates celebrate successful year at first annual banquet

Brandon Schrencengost and Rosemin Badruddin, winners of the Tom Newhouse Mediation Competition, are congratulated by Dean Leonard M. Baynes.
University of Houston Law Center student advocates and those who teach, coach, and support them recently celebrated another successful year of competition as well as the school’s advocacy programs at the First Annual Advocacy Awards Banquet. more...

UHLC students earn scholarships from Association of Women Attorneys

BlackboardUniversity of Houston Law Center students Di Wang, 2L, and Barira Munshi, 3L, were awarded scholarships recently during the Fourth Annual Premier Women in Law Luncheon hosted by the Association of Women Attorneys (AWA). more...

University of Houston honors four Law Center profs for teaching excellence 

BlackboardFour members of the University of Houston Law Center faculty are winners of the university’s 2015 Teaching Excellence Awards, Provost Paula Myrick Short announced today. more...

UHLC 2015 Dean’s Awards recognize excellence in academic and community achievement 

Law students, faculty, staff, and proud family members filled the University of Houston Law Center’s Krost Hall Thursday night as Dean Leonard M. Baynes presented the 2014-2015 Dean’s Awards. more...

UHLC panelists agree women in criminal justice system face unique challenges 

Image result for women jailWomen who intersect with the criminal justice system – whether as defendants, inmates, victims, family members, or attorneys – face gender-specific issues that warrant closer attention, participants agreed in a recent University of Houston Law Center discussion. more...

Music copyright, technological shifts and Latin music are hot topics at Houston World Intellectual Property Day celebration

Musical NoteEvent at UH Law Center will bring together lawyers, scholars, and musicians for discussion on latest trends and legal issues. more...

UH Law Center alum Maynard ’73 urges students to hold true to their values

Maynard ’73A prominent, retired Houston trial attorney and active alumnus of the University of Houston Law Center told students recently that a key to success in the legal profession, as in life, is maintaining one’s integrity and personal values in the face of a culture that often makes that difficult. more...

UHLC Prof Willis discusses diversity issues in mediation at ABA conference

WillisUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Tasha Willis and a panel of Texas lawyers and judges recently led a presentation on diversity issues in mediation at the 17th Annual Section of Dispute Resolution ABA Spring Conference in Seattle. more...

Not to be outbid, UHLC students raise record $7,000 in annual PILO auction

Not to be outbid, UHLC students raise record $7,000 in annual PILO auction  The seventh annual PILO auction brought in a record amount of money for scholarships and a public service agency with heavy bidding for everything from dinners with faculty members to sports memorabilia and a snowball fight with a professor. more...

UHLC debate questions constitutionality of a national DNA database

UHLC debate questions constitutionality of a national DNA database Should the entire population of the United States be compelled to provide samples of their DNA to a government database to help prosecute guilty individuals and exonerate the innocent? That was the question posed in a recent debate at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Founders of UHLC’s Houston Journal of International Law honored

University of Houston President and System Chancellor Renu KhatorThe Houston Journal of International Law’s annual awards banquet paid tribute to four alumni who played key roles in the Journal’s formation in 1978. John Brentin ’78, Austin Barsalou ’79, and Scott Cramer ’80 served as the first three editors-in-chief of the Journal.. more...

UH President Khator and UHLC Professor Olivas: UH improving on diversity

University of Houston President and System Chancellor Renu KhatorUniversity of Houston President and System Chancellor Renu Khator and UH Law Center Professor Michael A. Olivas agreed in a faculty discussion Monday that the university has made great strides toward increased diversity over the decades, while acknowledging that work remains to be done. more...

UHLC Professor Moll elected to American Law Institute 

Douglas MollUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Douglas Moll has been named to the prestigious American Law Institute, joining 17 faculty colleagues in the scholarly organization. more...


‘Musical Flavors of Houston’ subject of UHLC World Intellectual Property Day 

Musical NoteHow copyright issues affect the Houston music scene will be the subject of a World Intellectual Property Day seminar on April 24 at the University of Houston Law Center. more...


Jackson Lee, federal prison official urge reform of system at UHLC event  

Jackson Lee, federal prison official urge reform of system at UHLC event   The federal criminal justice system needs rethinking to reduce the prison population and to help former inmates reintegrate into society, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and the head of the nation’s prison system advocated recently at the University of Houston Law Center on April 9. more...

‘People’s Law School’ at UHLC teaches ‘students’ about their rights

‘People’s Law School’ at UHLC teaches ‘students’ about their rightsSeveral hundred people spent Saturday morning at the University of Houston Law Center recently to learn about such things as landlord/tenant relationships, tax law, and the ramifications of the Affordable Care Act in the latest session of “The People’s Law School.” more...

NAFTA exec urges public involvement in environmental issues during EENR Speaker Series

NAFTA exec urges public involvement in environmental issues during EENR Speaker SeriesPublic participation is a key component in getting governments to address local environmental concerns, the director of a multinational commission that promotes cooperation on environmental issues in North America recently told University of Houston Law Center students and guests. more...

International lawyer tells UHLC students Mexico’s new challenge is implementing its sweeping reforms

International lawyer tells UHLC students Mexico’s new challenge is implementing its sweeping reformsMexico’s government has undergone sweeping structural reforms under its new administration, a specialist in international law recently told a group of University of Houston Law Center students. more...

UHLC legal blog draws global readership with 100,000-views

BooksAttorneys, scholars, students, legal researchers, and others take note: A blog published by librarians at the University of Houston Law Center has hit a milestone with more than 100,000 views since it began posting legal news and information five years ago. more...

Cougar pride and loyalty mark Luddie Collins’ 36 years in UHLC dean's suite

Luddie CollinsSix deans and thousands of faculty members and students later, Luddie M. Collins is still here, and at the age of 70, has no plans to retire soon. more...


UH Law Center prof says tighter controls on high-interest ‘payday’ loans may do more harm than good

Study finds federal proposals may favor big lenders, meaning fewer options and higher costs for low-income borrowers. more...


UH Law Center’s Thompson calls for forensic science reform in new book ‘Cops in Lab Coats’ 

To protect the interests of justice against potential conflicts of interest, forensic labs across the country should be removed from the auspices of law enforcement agencies and be made independent, University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson argues in her released new book. more...

Spring Break?  Not for these UHLC advocates

UHLC advocatesWhile some students spent Spring Break lying on a beach, visiting friends, or just relaxing at home, a number of overachieving University of Houston Law Center students were triumphantly waving the Blakely Advocacy Institute banner from courtrooms to classrooms and from Houston to Hong Kong. more...

Hone legal research and tech skills at free UHLC library workshop 

The University of Houston O’Quinn Law Library is hosting its 4th annual legal research and technology workshop for Law Center April 25. more...

March 2015

Star Jones ’86 says UH Law Center legal education served as foundation for career trajectory

University of Houston Law Center students mingled with representatives of law firms and corporations Thursday to learn about the employers’ practice areas and get a feel for their cultural environment.New York prosecutor-turned-TV journalist and talk show host Star Jones, one of the University of Houston Law Center’s most prominent alumni, returned to her alma mater today to meet with faculty, staff and students and to promote diversity in the workplace.. more...

Students and future employers meet and greet at UHLC reception

University of Houston Law Center students mingled with representatives of law firms and corporations Thursday to learn about the employers’ practice areas and get a feel for their cultural environment.University of Houston Law Center students mingled with representatives of law firms and corporations Thursday to learn about the employers’ practice areas and get a feel for their cultural environment. more...

UH Law Center’s “Star” – attorney and TV personality Star Jones – returns to where it all began

Star JonesVisit to alma mater coincides with hosting of free Career Networking Fair at George R. Brown more...

 

UHLC student testifies before state House panel on medical licensure bill 

UHLC student testifies before state House panel on medical licensure bill  More…Bradley Cook, a University of Houston Law Center LL.M. student, recently testified before a Texas House committee in favor of a bill that would make Texas part of an interstate medical licensure compact. more...

Women’s center honors Janet Beck of UHLC Immigration Clinic

Janet BeckThe University of Houston Women and Gender Resource Center (WGRC) has named Assistant Clinical Professor Janet B. Beck of the Law Center’s Immigration Clinic as the winner of the 2015 WGRC Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award in the clinical faculty category. more...

Learn your legal rights April 4 at the ‘People’s Law School’

gavelVolunteer lawyers, judges, and law professors, will teach courses and answer questions in 14 different areas of law. more...

 

UHLC immigration clinic hosts national seminar on humanitarian relief issues

gavelThe University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic is co-sponsoring a national seminar in April focusing on criminal and public safety issues that may block humanitarian relief for undocumented immigrants. more...

UHLC wins $100,000 grant to develop online programs

LaptopThe University of Houston has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Law Center for development of a pilot online education program at the law school. more...

UHLC Immigration Clinic recognized by AILA for its pro bono service

VideoThe University of Houston Law Center’s immigration clinic has been selected as the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Pro Bono Hero for the Central Region. more...

UH Law Center debuts ‘Powerhouse’ video 

VideoThe University of Houston Law Center has launched an informational video in conjunction with the University’s “Welcome to the Powerhouse” campaign showcasing the exceptional educational opportunities available at Houston’s top tier law school. more...

AWA to honor federal judge and UHLC adjunct, Lee Rosenthal

AWA to honor federal judge and UHLC adjunct, Lee Rosenthal U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal, who teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center, will be recognized on March 25 by the Association of Women Attorneys (AWA) during its annual “Premier Women in Law Gala.” more...

UH Law Center’s Intellectual Property and Health law programs climb higher in U.S. News Top 10 

U.S. News & World ReportTwo of the University of Houston Law Center’s specialty programs moved up in the annual Top 10 rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. more...

UHLC panel says careers in immigration law offer variety and humanitarian rewards

UHLC panel says careers in immigration law offer variety and humanitarian rewardsRegardless of whether the U.S. Congress passes comprehensive immigration reform any time soon, there will be plenty of work for immigration lawyers that can be both lucrative and fulfilling, a panel told University of Houston Law Center students Wednesday. more...

UH Law Center accepting applicants for new ‘pipeline’ program

UH Law Center accepting applicants for new ‘pipeline’ programThe University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) announces the launch of its Pre-Law Pipeline Program, designed to attract and encourage undergraduate students from low income, first generation, and underrepresented backgrounds to pursue legal careers. more...

And they’re off! Newly Admitted Students Day

And they’re off! Newly Admitted Students Day University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes welcomes newly admitted students of the Class of 2018 at the start of a daylong series of events designed to acquaint them with the school, faculty, and legal community. more...

UHLC’s Winslade:  Make your wishes known legally before onset of dementia

UHLC’s Winslade: Make your wishes known legally before onset of dementiaWilliam Winslade, distinguished visiting professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center, recently told a University gathering  it’s vital that people make their preferences about end-of-life issues known in a legally binding way before the onset of late-stage dementia. more...

NYU law prof argues in UHLC’s Spring IP Lecture that patent and copyright law is being abused.

FromerIn recent years, individuals and law firms have used U.S. patent and copyright law to make assertions that are not “good fits” with the original purpose, a New York University law professor said in the University of Houston Law Center’s Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law Spring Lecture. more...

UHLC co-hosts community forum on jail overcrowding

JailCriminal justice advocates will conduct a community forum Thursday to discuss measures that can be taken to reduce overcrowding in the Harris County Jail. more...

 

Law Center profs explore genetics in outer space 

NASAUniversity of Houston Law Center Professors Barbara Evans and Jessica Roberts took their expertise in the fields of genetics and genomic medicine to NASA’s Johnson Space Center recently to explore the role of genetic testing in personalized medicine and in mitigating risks related to space flight. more...

UHLC panelists:  Corporate counsel jobs offer broader perspective, different culture than firms

PanelistA group of corporate attorneys agreed that working in-house can have both benefits and drawbacks compared to working for a firm during a panel discussion recently with University of Houston Law Center students. more...

February 2015

UHLC’s Baynes: Law ‘bends toward justice’ as society changes on race issues

BaynesIn a period of increased scrutiny and criticism leveled at police departments and the U.S. judicial system over perceptions of bias and brutality, it’s important to remember that the law is continually evolving, University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes said during a discussion of race relations Tuesday evening. more...

UHLC Health Law & Policy Institute announces Health Legislative Fellows

Cle Holly and Nicolas Kalla are serving as legislative fellows in Austin for the ongoing session. An interest in health law has taken two University of Houston Law Center students to Austin as legislative fellows for the current session, and the Health Law & Policy Institute is looking for a third to work this summer in Washington, D.C. more...

Panel discusses ‘non-traditional careers’ for law school grads

Erin McClarty, left, Anthony Chase, Jordan Latham, and Tiffany Tucker offered advice to students considering using their law degree in non-traditional careers. The Black Law Student Association at the University of Houston Law Center today hosted a panel discussion on “Non- traditional Legal Careers” that focused on the versatility of a J.D. degree.  more...

UHLC ranks 31st as ‘Go-To’ school based on hires by Top 250 firms 

Justice ScalesThe University of Houston Law Center ranked 31st as a “Go-To” law school based on the National Law Journal’s annual survey of the number of first-year associates hired by the nation’s 250 top law firms. more...

UHLC’s Dean Baynes joins Soledad O’Brien in ‘Black in America Tour’ panel 

Soledad O’BrienSoledad O’Brien, award-winning broadcast journalist, producer, documentarian, and philanthropist, brings her “Black in America Tour” to the University of Houston campus tonight to lead an interactive discussion about race relations with panelists including UH Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes. more...

UHLC team heads to nationals after winning ABA regional moot court competition

UHLC team is headed to nationals after winning regional in the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition.  The University of Houston Law Center moot court team took its advocacy skills to New York City this past weekend and walked away with the regional championship in the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition. more...

UH Law Center symposium panelists say Harris County grand jury system needs transparency

Grand JuryIn the wake of controversial police-involved deaths of unarmed suspects coupled with questions about the grand jury system, the University of Houston Law Center last week held a symposium examining policing issues with viewpoints representing a broad spectrum of the legal community. more...

UHLC ‘Small & Midsize Firm Open House’ connects students with employers

UHLC student Emily Mott shakes the hand of a firm representative.  Resumes in hand and wearing their sharpest business attire, approximately 100 University of Houston Law Center students filled the Houston Room of the UH Student Center Friday to meet prospective employers at the “Small & Midsize Firm Open House.” more...

Houston lawyers tell UHLC students how to land jobs at small, medium-sized firms

PanelAttorneys from several Houston-area small and midsize law firms this week gave University of Houston Law Center students advice on how to get a job and stand out once they are hired. more...

UHLC Immigration Clinic sets precedent in South Texas case

UHLC Immigration Clinic sets precedent in South Texas caseFresh on the heels of securing the release on bond of two Central American families from an immigration detention center in South Texas, members of the University of Houston Law Center’s Immigration Clinic were able to get another family released – and in the process, set an important procedural precedent. more...

Judge blocks immigration policy on technicality, UHLC prof explains

geoffrey HoffmanThe ruling by a Texas federal judge temporarily blocking President Obama’s immigration initiatives is narrowly based on a perceived administrative technicality and not on the constitutionality of the new policy, a University of Houston Law Center professor said Wednesday. more...

Dean Baynes takes ‘roadshow’ to Winstead

Dean Baynes takes ‘roadshow’ to WinsteadDean Leonard M. Baynes took his message on the road Monday, extolling the quality of the University of Houston Law Center and its graduates before an audience of about 35 attorneys at the Winstead law firm downtown. more...

Panel discusses ‘Small and Midsize Firms: ‘How do I know if small is for me?’ 

Attorneys Ty Doyle, left, Corey Devine, and Ryan Dove discuss small v. big firms.A panel of Houston attorneys Monday offered University of Houston Law Center students advice on how to determine whether a large or smaller firm is right for them, and how to go about getting a job with one of them. more...

UHLC team named “World Champions” in international mediation competition  more…

The Law Center team of Rose Badruddin and Brandon Schrecengost are World Champions after beating teams from 34 countries in an international mediation competition. University of Houston Law Center students Rose Badruddin and Brandon Schrecengost, representing the Blakely Advocacy Institute, were named World Champions at the International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris, France, on Wednesday. more...

UHLC alum Tony Buzbee wins $29 million verdict in battery explosion death case

UHLC alum Tony Buzbee wins $29 million verdict in battery explosion death case  more…UH Law Center alumnus Tony Buzbee ‘97 won a $29 million jury award this month for the family of an oilfield service worker killed on the job by the explosion of an industrial battery. more...

 

UHLC Dean Baynes details building study, faculty hiring in talk with students

DeanUniversity of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes told students Tuesday that efforts are proceeding to find funding for a new, state-of-the-art facility, to hire new faculty, and to better connect students with alumni, among other initiatives of his new administration. more...

 

UH Law Center will examine role of grand juries, policing, and civil rights in upcoming CLE

Lady JusticeLaw enforcement officials, prosecutors, and law professors to participate more...

 

 

UH Law Center team wins National Trial Competition

MockUniversity of Houston Law Center students Ashley Ellerin, Travis Holland, and Barira Munshi won the Costello National Criminal Mock Trial Advocacy Competition hosted this past weekend by George Mason University. more...

UHLC hosts panel discussion on gender and race issues in the legal profession

BaynesThe University of Houston Law Center on Thursday hosted a panel discussion called “Perspectives on Gender and Race” in the legal profession, particularly focused on increasing opportunities for women and minority lawyers. more...

UHLC Immigration Clinic secures the release of two detained families

ProfessorFaculty and students with the University of Houston Law Center’s Immigration Clinic recently were able to secure the release on bond of two Central American families from the Karnes County Residential Center, a federal detention facility outside San Antonio. more...

UHLC students learn about public sector careers in "Table Talk"

UHLC students learn about public sector careers in "Table Talk"University of Houston Law Center students had the opportunity to meet with employers in the public interest sector and discuss internship opportunities during the Government and Public Interest Table Talk (GPITT) at the University of Houston Student Center Ballroom on Friday, Feb. 6. more...

Dean Baynes named to Lawyers Of Color's Fourth Annual Power List

BaynesUH Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes has been selected to the Lawyers Of Color’s Fourth Annual Power List, a catalog of the nation’s most influential minority attorneys and non-minority diversity advocates more...

 

UHLC alum and adjunct discusses Venezuelan geopolitics

Julian CardenasJulian Cardenas, an alumnus and adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center, recently spoke to the World Affairs Council of Houston about the "Geopolitics of Oil and the Current Economic Situation in Venezuela." more...

January 2015

UHLC faculty to participate in several events during ABA Midyear Meeting

ABAThe University of Houston Law Center will host a number of activities during the American Bar Association’s annual Midyear Meeting Feb. 4-10 in Houston -- the first in the Bayou City since 1981. more...

EPA official urges stakeholders to provide input in setting regulations

EPA official urges stakeholders to provide input in setting regulations  more…The general counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told a gathering at the University of Houston Law Center Wednesday that the agency is working hard to engage community members and other stakeholders as it develops new regulations. more...

Business group to honor UHLC prof and entrepreneur Tony Chase for outstanding service to the community

tony ChaseUniversity of Houston Law Center professor and businessman Anthony R. Chase will be honored in May by the Houston Technology Center as part of its annual “Celebration of Entrepreneurs.” more...

Stetson College of Law team wins 7th annual Andrews Kurth National Moot Court Championship

TrophyA team from Stetson University College of Law took home the winner’s trophy in the 7th annual Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship hosted by the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Hamilton will speak before commission on federal sentencing guidelines

Melissa HamiltonMelissa Hamilton, a visiting criminal law scholar at the University of Houston Law Center, will participate Feb. 5 in a symposium before a federal judiciary commission on the use of “risk assessment” in setting federal sentencing guidelines. more...

Perspective from Practitioners

Daniel Sternthal leads a panel discussing the many opportunities that are available for graduates with law degrees.Everyone in this room is good at something, focus on your strengths and find a path that works for you said Daniel Sternthal, an attorney at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, as he addressed a group of students at career panel event hosted by UHLC Health Law Organization today. more...

EPA General Counsel to lead off UH Law Center’s Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center Spring Speaker Series

EENRTopics include EPA’s role in setting policy, enforcement and protection, and effects of recent environmental disasters. more...

 

Leave lawmaking to legislators, Michigan chief justice tells UHLC students 

Leave lawmaking to legislators, Michigan chief justice tells UHLC students  more…The judiciary is ill-prepared to legislate from the bench and should leave lawmaking to those specifically elected to assess public preferences and set policy, according to the chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. more...

Nation’s 16 best moot court programs vie for Andrews Kurth National Championship trophy

Andrews Kurth National ChampionshipUHLC tournament and symposium will address international tax and trade issues in dealing with unstable political regions more...

 

Toast 2015 

CupAlumni will unwind and uncork Jan. 28 at 4th annual wine tasting   more…

 

UH Law Center has strong presence at AALS annual meeting 

UHLC faculty discuss film to federalism at annual AALS meeting University of Houston Law Center professors were well represented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, leading panel discussions and speaking on subjects as diverse as developments in health law and employment discrimination to a documentary from an Academy Award winner on an historic Senate confirmation. more...

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