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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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