UH Law Center will examine role of grand juries, policing, and civil rights in upcoming CLE

Law enforcement officials, prosecutors, and law professors to participate

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Feb. 10, 2015 -- The University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) is presenting “Grand Juries, Policing, and Civil Rights,” a Feb. 13 program addressing questions and concerns raised by recent events in New York City, Ferguson, Mo., and other locales across the nation.

Professionals from a broad spectrum of the legal community will share their expertise in a series of presentations. Speakers include Harris County Assistant District Attorney Belinda Hill; Chuck Joyner, president of Survival Science and a former FBI special agent; Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland; UHLC Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson, director of the school’s Criminal Justice Institute; Cassandra Jeu, legal clinic supervisor for the UHLC-based Texas Innocence Network; Harris County Chief Public Defender Alex Bunin; and UHLC Dean Leonard M. Baynes.

The program will be from 1:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13, in room 144 BLB of the Law Center.  The program is part of a free series of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) events for alumni and is open to other attorneys in greater Houston area. Attendees will receive four hours of CLE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics credit.

For additional information and to register, visit https://www.law.uh.edu/cle/2015Feb13/homepage.asp or call 713-743-2063.

University of Houston Law Center Media Contacts: Carrie Anna Criado, UH Law Center Executive Director of Communications and Marketing, 713-743-2184, cacriado@central.uh.edu; John T. Kling, UH Law Center Communications Manager, 713- 743-8298, jtkling@central.uh.edu; or Stephen B. Jablonski, Multimedia Specialist, 713-743- 1634, sbjablon@central.uh.edu.

About the University of Houston

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves more than 39,500 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.

About the University of Houston Law Center

The University of Houston Law Centeris the leading law school in the nation's fourth-largest city. Founded in 1947, it is a top-tier institution awarding Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees. The Law Center is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

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