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May 2016

UHLC Professor Winnike earns national award for work on emergency health preparedness law

Professor WinnikeThe National Center for State Courts is honoring University of Houston Law Center Research Professor Allison N. Winnike with its 2016 Distinguished Service Award for her public health emergency preparedness legal writing and community outreach. more...

UHLC 'Fellows' will work summer public service jobs here and abroad 

Twenty-five University of Houston Law Center students have been awarded fellowships from the school to work this summer at non-profit, public interest agencies and government offices. more...

FCC commissioner and health care leaders encourage use of broadband technology at UHLC conference 

UHLC Research Professor Allison N. Winnike, director of research at the Health Law & Policy Institute, left, Dr. Robert C. Robbins, president and CEO of the Texas Medical Center, FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn, and Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes, participated in the day-long conference on broadband technology and health care.  Stakeholders in the legal, medical and technology fields discussed how mental health patients in underserved areas could benefit from broadband connectivity Wednesday at a policy conference at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC grad credits others for second highest score on state bar exam 

A University of Houston Law Center graduate gives high marks to the faculty, and modestly credits a close friend and classmate, for her success in scoring second highest on the February Texas bar exam. more...

UHLC alumna Phyllis Frye will discuss transgender issues on ABA's '10 Questions Live'

UHLC alumna Phyllis Frye will discuss transgender issues on ABA's '10 Questions Live'University of Houston Law Center alumna Phyllis Randolph Frye, the nation's first openly transgendered judge, will appear May 26 on "10 Questions Live," the American Bar Association's monthly "Google Hangout." more...

UHLC Prof Wells urges tax reform measures in testimony before U.S. Senate Committee on Finance 

UHLC Prof Wells proposes tax reform measures in testimony before U.S. Senate Committee on FinanceUniversity of Houston Law Center Associate Professor Bret Wells suggested that the U.S. tax system can improve by combining the taxation of corporations and shareholders. more...

US and foreign attorneys receive advanced degrees at UHLC commencement 

US and foreign attorneys receive advanced degrees at UHLC commencement Ninety American and foreign-trained attorney's received their LL.M. degrees Saturday during commencement exercises at Hofheinz Pavilion. more...

ABA president urges UHLC Class of '16 to take leadership role in seeking justice for the underserved 

ABA president urges UHLC Class of '16 to take leadership role in seeking justice for the underserved American Bar Association President Paulette Brown challenged the 326 graduates of the University of Houston Law Center on Saturday to use their legal skills to find answers and justice for those who do not have the necessary resources.  more...

Dean Baynes calls for more transparency in scholarship process at 2016 Judicial Conference of the Fifth Circuit

ean Baynes calls for more transparency in scholarship process at 2016 Judicial Conference of the Fifth CircuitUniversity of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes advocated for more clarity and more emphasis on the whole student when law schools make scholarship decisions. more...

UHLC Dean Baynes and Professor Roberts featured in first edition of UH READ campaign 

BooksUniversity of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes and Professor Jessica L. Roberts are among 16 faculty members and librarians featured on posters as part of the campus library system's UH READ campaign to encourage reading and lifelong learning. more...

UHLC Health Law & Policy Institute teams up with Connect2HealthFCC task force at May 18 conference to discuss how broadband technology can help improve mental health care

Goal of nationwide effort is to bring the benefits of broadband-enabled health care technology and other services to rural and underserved areas. more...

Students and alumni give high marks to UHLC in online survey 

BriefcaseThe University of Houston Law Center ranked ninth in career support and 16th in networking, according to a survey of students and recent graduates compiled by an online graduate school guide. more...

Prof Lipton differentiates between plagiarism and copyright infringement at UHLC's celebration of World IP Day

Prof Lipton differentiates between plagiarism and copyright infringement at UHLC's celebration of World IP DayIntellectual property professionals recently gathered at the University of Houston Law Center to discuss a wide range of related issues in commemoration of 2016's World IP Day. more...

Evans – Harvard Conference

UHLC Prof Evans to discuss impact of ‘Big Data’ on bioethics at Harvard conference more...

 

UHLC students honored at second annual Blakely Advocacy Banquet

University of Houston Law Center student advocates, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the local bench and bar came together at the Second Annual Advocacy Banquet to celebrate another outstanding year for the school’s advocacy programs and its interscholastic competition teams. more...

UH Law Center ranks #1 in passage rate on February bar exam 

The University of Houston Law Center scored the highest percentage of graduates passing the February bar exam among the state's nine law schools. more...

April 2016

UHLC Professor Emeritus James E. Herget, international law scholar, dies at 81

UHLC Professor Emeritus James E. HergetUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Emeritus James E. Herget, who taught at the law school for 25years and served as associate dean, died Wednesday in Kerrville at the age of 81. more...

Syracuse Law honors UHLC Prof Emeritus Alderman with alumni award

AldermanUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Emeritus Richard M. Alderman was honored recently by his alma mater, Syracuse University College of Law, for his outstanding service to the legal profession. more...

Dean Baynes meets with UHLC alumni at ExxonMobil campus

Dean Baynes meets with UHLC alumni at ExxonMobil campus In an effort to strengthen ties between the University of Houston Law Center and the business community, Dean Leonard M. Baynes visited the ExxonMobil campus in The Woodlands on Monday. more...

Texas Solicitor General Keller shares insights about U.S. Supreme Court's immigration case during UHLC visit 

Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller said the state’s U.S. Supreme Court case contesting President Barack Obama’s immigration reform policy has little to do with deportation, and that it is meant to challenge an executive order that grants temporary legal status to immigrants in the country illegally.Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller said the state's U.S. Supreme Court case contesting President Barack Obama's immigration reform policy has little to do with deportation, and that it is meant to challenge an executive order that grants temporary legal status to immigrants in the country illegally. more...

ABA president to address UHLC Class of '16 at May 14 convocation 

Paulette BrownPaulette Brown, president of the American Bar Association and a partner in the law firm of Locke Lord LLP, will be the speaker at the University of Houston Law Center convocation on May 14. more...

Dean's Awards ceremony honors UHLC's outstanding students 

University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes honored the Law Center students for their academic excellence and commitment to the law during the annual Dean's Awards ceremony Tuesday. more...

UHLC teams up with FCC to improve mental health care through expanded use of broadband technology

The University of Houston Law Center's Health Law & Policy Institute is partnering with the FCC to host a daylong conference May 18 to explore the future of broadband technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues. more...

UHLC, Andrews Kurth provide 1L students with guidelines for success in career development program

RobertsThe University of Houston Law Center's Career Development Office and Andrews Kurth recently gave first-year law students advice on how to maintain professionalism during their first summer internships. more...

Corporate wellness programs can be discriminatory, UHLC Prof Roberts argues at health law conference

RobertsUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Jessica L. Roberts questioned the efficiency of corporate wellness programs last week at the 2016 Law Medicine Center Conference at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland. more...

UHLC Professor Nimmer cited as "Innovative Lawyer of 2016"

University of Houston Law Center Professor Raymond T. Nimmer is included in the "Lawyers Worldwide Awards Magazine - Innovative Lawyers of 2016" edition for his work in his specialty area of Intellectual Property. more...

UHLC's Street Law class gives high school students chance to showcase trial skills

Group of studentsMore than 200 students from Houston-area high schools were at the University of Houston Law Center on Friday to participate in mock trials and mock law school classes. more...

UH honors Simpson with Teaching Excellence Award

SimpsonThe University of Houston presented Law Center Assistant Clinical Professor Lauren Simpson with a faculty excellence award last night for her dedication to teaching lawyering skills and strategies to young law students.  more...

Houston could be susceptible to Zika virus outbreak, public health officials warn at HLPI workshop 

Zika WorkshopPublic health professionals analyzed the readiness of the Houston area for a potential outbreak of the Zika virus on Friday during a workshop at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC Vail workshop provides training for those helping children and families facing immigration issues. 

WorkshopAttorneys and immigration specialists gathered at the University of Houston Law Center on Friday for the 15th annual Joseph A. Vail workshop that provided information and techniques for dealing with asylum and other issues affecting families and children facing deportation. more...

Mexican official to explain liberalization of his country’s energy policies during UHLC lecture

Mexican official to explain liberalization of his country’s energy policies during UHLC lecture 
Undersecretary of electricity will outline issues and challenges as energy sector opens to private investment.
Undersecretary of electricity will outline issues and challenges as energy sector opens to private investment. more...

 

UHLC Prof. Winnike awarded grant to continue research on smoking ordinances

Prof. WinnikeThe Texas Department of State Health Services has awarded a $228,000 grant to continue a University of Houston Law Center research project that tracks Texas municipal smoking ordinances related to second-hand smoke, including smoke-free zones in restaurants, bars, and other public locations, according to Research Professor Allison Winnike. more...

Ecuador ready for oil and gas developments, nation’s former secretary of hydrocarbons says at EENR Lecture Series

former secretary of hydrocarbons of Ecuador, Dr. Yvonne Fabara AriasThe former secretary of hydrocarbons of Ecuador, Dr. Yvonne Fabara Arias, said now is the time for global oil companies to invest in the South American country’s oil and gas resources during a recent discussion at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UH Law’s 40th Annual Gala Toasts Texas, raises $400,000

UH Law’s 40th Annual Gala Toasts Texas, raises $400,000The Texas stars were shining bright when the University of Houston Law Center held its 40th Annual Law Gala and Auction at the Westin Houston Memorial City on April 2 with the theme “Texas Under the Stars.” more...

UHLC Prof Roberts to weigh fairness of corporate wellness programs at health law conference in Cleveland

UHLC Prof Roberts to weigh fairness of corporate wellness programs at health law conference in ClevelandUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Jessica L. Roberts will discuss the legality and ethics of corporate wellness programs at the 2016 Law Medicine Center Conference at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland. The conference begins at 9 a.m. on April 15. more...

UHLC professors cited by peers as ‘Best Lawyers’ in Texas

Best LawyerThree University of Houston Law Center professors once again have been recognized by their peers as among the “Best Lawyers” in Texas in their fields of specialization. more...

People’s Law School at UHLC educates hundreds about the law 

Almost 300 Houston area residents gathered Saturday at the University of Houston Law Center for the annual People’s Law School to learn about their legal rights on issues ranging from wills and debt collection to family law and social security. more...

University of Houston Law Center workshop to explore preparations for control of Zika virus

zikaHealth, government officials will share information and coordinate efforts to limit exposure. more...

UHLC hosts debate on ‘pay to play’ and rights of college athletes 

ThumbnailTwo national sports analysts argued to a draw Friday on whether collegiate athletes should be “paid to play” in a lively debate hosted by the University of Houston Law Center. more...

 

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