UH Law Center’s “Star” – attorney and TV personality Star Jones – returns to where it all began

Visit to alma mater coincides with hosting of free Career Networking Fair at George R. Brown

Star Jones

Star Jones

March 27, 2015 – Star Jones, attorney, journalist and TV personality, is returning to her alma mater, the University of Houston Law Center, on Tuesday, March 31, to visit with professors and students and to lecture in a class or two.

Jones earned her J.D. at the Law Center in 1986 and went on to work as a prosecutor in New York City, a network television legal correspondent and analyst, host of a court TV show, and co-host of “The View” talk show for nine seasons.

She is currently president of the Professional Diversity Network, an internet software and services company that develops and operates online networking opportunities for professionals and employers seeking to hire women, minorities, veterans, LGBT and disabled professionals.

Jones’ company is hosting a free Career Networking Fair from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the George R. Brown Convention Center.  Attendees may interview with recruiters and HR managers from a range of sectors, including energy, retail and technology.

"As a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, I'm honored to be invited to campus and thrilled to host this event in my old stomping grounds," Jones said. “Our mission is to give diverse job seekers 'real' access to decision makers."

UH Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes is excited about Jones reconnecting with her alma mater. He said “when she was born, Star’s mother recognized that she was a ‘star.’ When Houston Law Center admitted her, we recognized her ‘star potential!’”

After her graduation, Jones demonstrated her star qualities as a lawyer, legal correspondent and talk show host.

“Ms. Jones’ career epitomizes the power of legal education,” said Baynes.  “She is a proven example that a legal education allows our graduates to do anything that their hearts desire.” 

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 40,900 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.

About the University of Houston Law Center

The University of Houston Law Center is 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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