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February 2016

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...

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