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Dean's Note


Dear Alumni and Colleagues,

I hope you are well and safe as we make our way through these extraordinary times. As have all of you, we have adapted in many ways to fulfill our academic mission for students as well as our commitment to the community. more...


UH Law Center's Health Law & Policy Institute organizes COVID-19 legal resources toolkit


The Health Law & Policy Institute has launched a COVID-19 Pandemic Legal Resources for Texas page on the University of Houston Law Center website.
The Health Law & Policy Institute is working closely with the judiciary and the Office of Court Administration to advise on Chapter 81 of the Texas Health & Safety Code, which covers the role of Texas courts during public health emergencies.

UH Law Center administrators address student inquiries during virtual town hall

Town Hall

Dean Leonard M. Baynes and members of the University of Houston Law Center senior administration addressed student questions regarding academic affairs, grading, exams, student advisement, jobs and the bar exam on Wednesday during a Zoom video conference webinar. more...

UHLC’s Health Law & Policy Institute held coronavirus webinar amid growing global concern


As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread abroad, experts in law, infectious diseases, medicine and public health discussed potential outcomes and methods to confront the pandemic in a webinar hosted by the University of Houston Law Center's Health Law & Policy Institute. more...

UH Law Center conducts first monthly faculty meeting via video conference


University of Houston Law Center administrators, faculty and staff gathered virtually last Friday for the school’s first regularly scheduled faculty meeting via Zoom. A previous special session was held on March 27.

Virtual visits and application process continues at UH Law Center


Despite the disruption caused by the coronavirus crisis, students considering applying to the University of Houston Law Center can still "visit" the campus, “attend” a class, and learn about the educational and career advantages of attending the top law school in the nation’s 4th largest city. more...



Professor Ellen Marrus, director of the Center for Children Law & Policy and Royce Till Professor of Law, hosted CLE addressing youth advocacy in COVID-19


The Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Center and Center for U.S. and Mexican Law will host a virtual symposium that will touch on the pandemic's impact on the energy sector


Law Foundation Professor of Law Seth Chandler was quoted in a USA TODAY article discussing travel during the coronavirus outbreak

Chandler also discussed the economic impact of COVID-19 with The Hill - https://thehill.com/policy/finance/485222-stocks-have-worst-week-in-a-decade-on-coronavirus-fears


Associate Professor Daniel Morales, the George A. Butler Research Professor, explained how the coronavirus is impacting DACA recipients in a Diverse Education article


Professor and Leonard H. Childs Chair in Law and Director of the Health Law & Policy Institute Jessica Roberts was quoted in a VICE article about antibody tests and their potential to prove coronavirus immunity


Norton Rose Fulbright Distinguished Visiting Professor Stephen Black was quoted in an article about cybersecurity best practices and warnings during the COVID-19 pandemic


Professor Victor Flatt appeared on Houston Public Media to discuss how COVID-19 is affecting the environment


Associate Professor Kellen Zale authored a post titled, "Local control of federal public lands during the COVID-19 pandemic" in the Environmental Law Prof Blog


Immigration Clinic Director and Clinical Professor Geoffrey Hoffman recently published an article with a section that discussed COVID-19 pandemic's impact on immigration courts - https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3556720


Associate Professor Emily Berman discussed COVID-19 and privacy on Houston Public Media


The O'Quinn Law Library has provided a guide for COVID-19 resources

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