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The University of Houston Law Center’s O’Quinn Law Library was designated as a Pride Partner in July, after unanimous approval from the University of Houston’s LGBTQ Resource Center Advisory Board.
The program works to create a LGBTQ inclusive campus, and the designation will last for the next three years.
“Our Pride Partners, through training, visibility, involvement or programming, have shown their dedication not only to nondiscrimination but also to providing a welcoming, safe and supportive learning environment for all LGBTQ people,” the LGBTQ Resource Center said in a statement.
“Pride Partners seek to promote awareness of and sensitivity toward differences in gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. The goal is the acceptance and celebration of differences rather than mere tolerance.”
Reference and Student Services Librarian Ashley Arrington thanked those in the Law Center community who participated in the Visibility Project, attended Cougar Ally and other related trainings or supported the initiative in other ways.
“I am so grateful that we have always provided a welcoming and safe environment for all students, but it is wonderful to make it official,” Arrington said.
law, professional responsibility and a seminar on gender, law, leadership, and power. She is the director of Outcomes and Assessments at the Law Center, which develops and implements policies for compliance with the American Bar Association’s standards on student learning.
“I’m honored to be invited to join this prestigious advisory board, and especially pleased that West Academic Publishing selected two University of Houston Law faculty members
to join the select group of just 10 advisors, which evidences the University’s strong commitment to faculty research and scholarship,” Knake Jefferson said.
University of Houston Law Center Professors Meredith Duncan and Renee Knake Jefferson were appointed to the West Academic Publishing Advisory Board in August.
Duncan, the George Butler Research Professor of Law and Assistant Dean of Diversity, Inclusion and Metropolitan Programs, is a 1993 graduate of the Law Center and joined the faculty in 1998. She teaches torts, professional responsibility and criminal law and oversees the award-winning Pre-Law Pipeline Program. She has been nationally recognized for her law teaching in the Harvard University Press book, “What the Best Law Teachers Do.”
“I am so honored and humbled that West Academic Publishing, the leader in legal materials in both print and digital formats, selected me to serve on its prestigious advisory board,” Duncan said. “I hope to be able to use my expertise and experience to enhance its efforts to maintain and continue its leadership in this field.”
Knake Jefferson, the Joanne and Larry Doherty Chair in Legal Ethics joined the faculty in 2016 and teaches constitutional
Professor Meredith Duncan ’93 and Professor Renee Knake Jefferson

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