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The Office of Law Alumni Relations wants to make your alumni connection a strong one. Write, call or e-mail us, and let us know how you want to stay connected to the UH Law Center.

Office of Law Alumni Relations
University of Houston Law Center
4170 Martin Luther King Blvd
Houston, TX 77204-6060
713.743.2201 ph
713.743.2211 fax
lawalumni@uh.edu

Building

Student Scholarships

Scholarships empower deserving and high-caliber students from all backgrounds to follow their dreams by improving access and equity in legal education. 

Dean's Society: Why I give back!

The Dean‘s Society, our premiere Law Fund giving society, and its members fuel the Law Center by providing crucial support for our students and faculty.

Leave Your Mark

Alumni still have the opportunity to have their name memorialized in the new building by giving $2,500 to the Law Fund. 

Make a gift of $2,500 to the Law Fund and your generosity will be recognized with a permanent nameplate on a locker Give back to your alma mater by honoring a loved one, celebrating a recent graduate, memorializing a favorite professor, or commemorating your time at the UHLC.

Upcoming Alumni Events

July
11
THU

Postponed - Date to be determined

Zealous Advocacy: Helping Youth and Attorneys Become Better Advocates

Thursday, July 11 – Friday, July 12, 2024
9:00AM – 5:00PM Central

RSVP

Approved for 14 hours of Texas MCLE, of which 3 hours are ethics. This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for certification and recertification continuing legal education requirements for attorneys and paralegals in the specialty fields of Criminal Law (14 hours) and Juvenile Law (14 hours).

John M. O’Quinn Law Building
Danny M. Sheena Courtroom
4170 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Houston, TX. 77204

Aug
08
THU

2024 U.S. Supreme Court Update

Thursday, August 8, 2024
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Central Time
via Zoom

RSVP

Approved for 3.0 hours of Texas MCLE credit

2023-2025 UHLAA Board

Officers
Kris Thomas ‘83, President
Kate Blaine ‘03, President-Elect
Michelle Gray ‘11, Vice-President
Staci Wilson ‘09, Secretary
Alex Roberts ‘06, Immediate Past-President/Ex-Officio

Directors
Rehan Alimohammad ‘01
Jeff Andrews ‘05
Scott D. Ellis '06
Fermeen Fazal '00
Judge Yvonne Ho ‘06
Weston O'Black '08
Shannon Quadros ‘10
Judge Ravi K. Sandill '01
Peter Scaff ‘00
Robert J. Sergesketter ‘95
Mishell Parreno Taylor '03
Shannon Terry ‘18
Harve Truskett ‘08
Richard Whiteley '99
Victor Wright ‘98

To contact the UHLAA alumni board with
questions or suggestions, please email lawalumni@uh.edu.

Kris Thomas

Welcome! As president of the University of Houston Law Alumni Association, I am excited to tell you about the dedicated community of legal professionals that is your law alumni association. Our community is comprised of highly respected legal professionals who are leaders in their fields. By graduating from The University of Houston Law Center you have joined a network of esteemed colleagues representing the brightest minds practicing law today. more...

Kris L. Thomas ’83
2023-2024 UH Law Alumni Association President

Dean's Note

A Note from the Office of Dean Leonard M. Baynes

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eBriefcase

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Albertus

The University of Houston Law Center offers a variety of continuing legal education programs tailored to meet the interests of the alumni and the broader legal community. These programs are designed to offer ongoing learning opportunities and professional development resources to support the growth and advancement of legal professionals, ensuring they stay updated on current legal trends, expand their knowledge base, and maintain their professional competence.

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CLE On-Demand

Alumni Spotlight

Mike Engelhart ‘95

UHLC alumnus Mike Engelhart ‘95 wins 2024 Trial Judge of the Year Award

May 14, 2024 — University of Houston Law Center alumnus and longstanding judge of the Harris County Civil District, Mike Engelhart (J.D. '95), has been recognized as the 2024 Trial Judge of the Year Award by the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists (TACTAS).

Jack Frazee

Texas Nurses Association's General Counsel and UHLC Alumnus Frazee ‘17 reflects on health law career, offers guidance to students

Feb. 12, 2024 — For University of Houston Law Center graduate Jack Frazee (J.D. ’17) the journey to legal education was sparked by a unique blend of professional guidance and personal curiosity. Frazee, who is the Director of Government Affairs and General Counsel of the Texas Nurses Association, was influenced early in his career by the mentorship of a UHLC graduate.

Lorick

UHLC alumna Mia Lorick ‘14 shines as Association of Women Attorneys 2023 Rising Star

Jan. 29, 2024 – Former dancer and University of Houston Law Center alumna Mia Lorick (J.D. ‘14) transitioned from the performing stage to the courtroom as she completed a law education at UHLC.

Judge Alvin L. Zimmerman

No Such Thing as an Amount Too Small

Jan. 23, 2024 — Judge Alvin L. Zimmerman (’64, ’67 J.D.) starts an endowed scholarship at the University of Houston Law Center.

Check out our past Alumni Spotlights

Check out our Alumni in the News

If you have news you would like to share or if you know someone who should be featured, click here.
Looking for an alum? Check out the UHAA Alumni directory.

Giving Back

Donate

Help us fuel the future of the Law Center by joining our #FueltheFutureofUHLaw initiative that aims to advance our mission with a sophisticated and ambitious plan that empowers social equity and access to legal education through philanthropic support of the Law Center's areas of greatest need – scholarships and the Law Fund.

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Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with the Law Center. Join our email list. Join an alumni group. Judge a competition. Coach a team.

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Mentoring

Mentors in the program make a one-year commitment to their assigned mentee(s) to offer assistance with the varied aspects of professional development, including choosing a career path, networking, their job search, and learning how to execute an effective career plan.

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Hire UH Alumni

Thank you for your interest in hiring a University of Houston Law Center student and/or graduate. You may list an available law clerk, attorney position or alternate positions of interest to law students and graduates free of charge with our Career Development Office.

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Contact Us

Alumni Career Services

The Career Development Office strives to remain connected and accessible to UHLC alumni. Whether you are looking for candidates to join your firm or are back in the job market yourself, please do not hesitate to contact us at lawcareer@uh.edu.

The Office of Law Alumni Relations

The Office of Law Alumni Relations wants to make your alumni connection a strong one. Write, call or e-mail us, and let us know how you want to stay connected to the UH Law Center.

Office of Law Alumni Relations
University of Houston Law Center
4170 Martin Luther King Blvd
Houston, TX 77204-6060

713.743.2201 ph
713.743.2211 fax
lawalumni@uh.edu

Sondra Tennessee

Sondra Tennessee
Associate Dean of Alumni and Community Relations
stennessee@uh.edu
713-743-2079

Cheryl J. Drew

Cheryl J. Drew
Program Manager
cjdrew@central.uh.edu
713-743-2114

Brena Baumann-Gonzalez  (J.D. ’90)
Senior Director of Development
bbaumann@central.uh.edu
713-743-0978

 Abby

Abby Trahan
Director of Development
atrahan@central.uh.edu
713-743-6826

Carolyn Taylor

Carolyn Taylor
Director of Law Donor Relations
713-743-2289
Cdtaylo3@central.uh.edu

Ashley Tran

Ashley Johnson
Program Manager
uttran2@Central.UH.EDU
713-743-2821