Dean's Note
A note for UH Law Center Dean Raymond Nimmer

If you are a Law Center graduate who lives and works in the Houston area, it’s relatively easy to remain in touch with your alma mater through our lectures, special events and social gatherings such as our Holiday Coffee.  But with 52% of our alumni making their living in other cities and countries, it’s up to us to find new ways to bridge the distance. 

Over the past year, we have coordinated a series of informal gatherings for Law Center alumni to promote two-way communication.  These sessions give me and our associate deans a chance to update alumni about Law Center accomplishments and planned initiatives, and our graduates return the favor by keeping us informed about developments in key practice areas. 

In recent months, we have hosted informal gatherings in Austin, Mexico City, New York City, Dallas and San Antonio.  Next on our agenda is an evening meeting in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Aug. 9.  If you’re able to attend, I encourage you to get the details and RSVP by clicking here.

During the fall semester, we are planning to host sessions for alumni in the Rio Grande Valley and, tentatively, in one or more West Coast cities.  Please know that you are welcome at all of these – and we will update you via email about upcoming dates and locations. 

In this era of instant communication, it’s easy to overlook the importance of personal contact.  We are determined to build stronger ties with our alumni, and these informal gatherings are an important part of our commitment to apprise you about your school and its ongoing pursuit of excellence. 

FYI, if you practice in a city we have not visited, please contact me about how we might schedule a session for Law Center alumni in your region.  With nearly 13,000 alumni, it might take us a few months to reach everyone – but we aim to do it.

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Photo: 2007 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in International Commercial Law at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa in  Lisbon, Portugal.  Photo used by permission.

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