A note from UH Law Center Dean Ray Nimmer

I am proud to report that we have improved our Law Center with the addition of two outstanding new faculty and a new assistant dean for Information Technology. 

Adam M. Gershowitz joins the Law Center after an outstanding teaching career at South Texas College of Law, where his recognitions included the All Faculty Teaching Award and All Faculty Advising Award.  After earning his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, he clerked for the Hon. Robert B. King of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and served in private practice with Covington & Burling  in Washington, D.C.  A prolific scholar, Adam has published works in a number of leading law journals, and forthcoming works will appear for publication in the U.C. Davis Law Review and the UCLA Law Review.  At the Law Center, Adam will teach courses ranging from Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure to Constitutional Law and Property.

Sapna Kumar  is completing a clerkship with the Hon. Kenneth F. Ripple of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  She previously served as a Faculty Fellow at the Duke Center for Genome Ethics Law & Policy at Duke University School of Law, and worked as an adjunct professor at her alma mater, the University of Chicago Law School.  Sapna came to our attention when she won the Law Center’s IPIL Sponsored Scholarship Grant for Federal Appellate Court Clerks in 2008, and I believe she will quickly make an important contribution as a member of our nationally recognized Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law.

J. Scott Smith joins the Law Center as the Assistant Dean for Information Technology – and our students, faculty and staff will be well-served by his abilities.  Scott previously managed IT services for the 250+ faculty members and staff of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.  His experience with system strategy and implementation will prove invaluable as we strive to build the robust IT infrastructure that can reinforce our position as a top-tier law school. 

I know the entire Law Center community joins me in welcoming Adam, Sapna and Scott.

Vol. 4 No. 4

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