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Three UH Law Center programs rank in US News’ Top 10

The University of Houston Law Center’s Intellectual Property, Health Law, and part-time programs rank in the Top 10 according to the latest U.S. News & World Report survey.

Plight of undocumented children draws hundreds of lawyers wanting to help

A cross section of immigration experts, including University of Houston Law Center faculty, provided a crash course in the law to an auditorium full of lawyers and urged them to volunteer their services to ease the ongoing crisis of migrant children crossing the border.

UH Law Center Texas Innocence Network is spotlighted in BBC capital punishment broadcast

Documentary tracks efforts of University of Houston Law Center Professor David Dow and students to spare life of death row inmate.

Partisan division sets tone for today’s U.S. Supreme Court, says Jeffrey Toobin at UH Law Center Sondock Lecture

The two most important facts to know about the current U.S. Supreme Court are the numbers five and four, legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said at the annual Ruby Kless Sondock Lecture in Legal Ethics held by the University of Houston Law Center.

Cybersecurity hot topic at annual UH Law Center ethics and compliance symposium

Ethics and compliance experts addressed a broad range of challenges facing Fortune 500 companies and other businesses from navigating regulatory frameworks and third party risk management to data security at the Third Annual Ethics and Compliance Symposium held at the University of Houston Law Center.

Faculty Features

UHLC's Olivas wins national award for book Suing Alma Mater

University of Houston Law Center Professor Michael A. Olivas is the winner of the 2014 Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Education Law for his book Suing Alma Mater: Higher Education and the Courts.

UHLC’s Turner helps Jamaica draft anti-discrimination law

University of Houston Law Center Professor Ronald Turner is lending his expertise in the areas of civil rights and discrimination in the workplace and elsewhere to a project analyzing proposed anti-discrimination legislation in Jamaica, West Indies.

UHLC's Weaver cited for teaching excellence

University of Houston Law Center Professor Jacqueline L. Weaver was honored last week by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation for excellence in teaching natural resources law.

UHLC’s Marrus teaches juvenile defenders at national ‘boot camp’

University of Houston Law Center Professor Ellen Marrus recently shared her expertise on the juvenile justice system during a week-long “boot camp” for youth advocates at Georgetown University Law Center.

UH Law Center’s Hoffman Honored with AILA Excellence in Teaching Award

University of Houston Law Center Professor Geoffrey Hoffman has been awarded the 2014 Elmer Fried Excellence in Teaching Award for outstanding professor in the area of immigration law by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

National association names Mantel ‘Health Law Scholar’

University of Houston Law Center Professor Jessica Lind Mantel has been named a health law scholar by members of the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, the third UHLC faculty member selected for the honor in recent years.

Duncan heads to conference as one of the nation’s ‘best law teachers’

University of Houston Law Center Professor Meredith Duncan participated in a conference follow-up to a book detailing the traits and techniques of the nation’s best law teachers in which she is prominently featured.

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Sept. 9, 2014 - Baynes Welcome Reception - Houston, TX
Sept. 12, 2014 - 40 Hour Basic Mediation Training
Sept. 17, 2014 - Baynes Welcome Reception - Austin, TX
Sept. 18, 2014 - Baynes Welcome Reception - San Antonio, TX
Oct. 1, 2014 - Baynes Welcome Reception - Dallas, TX
Oct. 3, 2014 - Immigration CLE

Dean Baynes Invites You to Share Your Thoughts

What would you like to see for the Law Center? Let Dean Baynes know here.

Alumni News

Fast growing life science industry offers opportunities for new grads, alums say

Biomedical research is a multibillion-dollar sector that is set to play a crucial role in the 21st century economy, according to three recent University of Houston Law Center alums who are part of the new legal workforce that is coalescing around Houston’s growing life sciences industry.

UHLC alumna named US Patent Office general counsel

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has appointed Sarah T. Harris ’91 as its general counsel, overseeing an office of 100 lawyers and paralegals and three deputy general counsels.

A Special “Thank You” to inaugural "Law Scholar Patrons"

Stepping up almost before the effort is launched, the donors below have pledged to fund a $30,000 scholarship over 3 years ($10,000 per year) to help attract the most qualified applicants to UHLC. 

Susan L. Bickley
Billie J. Ellis, Jr.
Robert C. Sohns, Jr.
John T. Unger
Stephen Wallace
Alvin & Susie Zimmerman
Anonymous Donor

For more on the Law Scholars program, click here.

Bequests to UHLC provides many benefits to alumni

Simply informing the Law Center that you have a bequest in your will or a provision in your estate plan earns you membership in the Albertus Magnus Society.  Join Larry Pirtle ’66, John Brentin ’78 and other successful UHLC alumni and enjoy the privileges of the Albertus Magnus Society

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