Alumni in the News

UHLC alumnus Cody '90 details his ascent to managing partner of global law firm

After spending the majority of his career as a litigator, Jeff Cody, who now serves as a national managing partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, said his career transition happened organically. Cody, a 1990 alumnus of the UH Law Center, was a recent speaker at a "Lunch with a Lawyer" event hosted by the Career Development Office. more...

UHLC alumnus Wilson ’77 enjoying rigors of appellate work after appointment to 14th Court of Appeals

After spending several years as a partner at Susman Godfrey, Randy Wilson a 1977 graduate of the UH Law Center, has returned to a familiar role as a judge. more...

UHLC graduate Baum ’16 promoted to non-equity partner at a personal injury firm

After recently being named partner at the Provost Umphrey Law Firm, LLP, Fabiana Baum, a 2016 alumna of the UH Law Center, said she feels a deeper sense of dedication to advocating for clients in immigration and personal injury law. more...

Faculty in the News

Filling Federal Oversight Gaps: Deregulated U.S. Government Oversight on Interstate Waters Leaves Murky Implications for States

UH Law Center Professor Victor Flat co-authored a recently published research analysis in the journal Science that demonstrates how the supposed benefits of retracting federal oversight on these transboundary waters and defaulting that responsibility to individual states failed to account for economic and scientific evidence that said otherwise and violated the bounds of justifiable law. more...

UHLC professors selected for Faculty Fellows Awards by UH's Hobby School of Public Affairs

UH Law Center faculty members Renee Knake Jefferson and David Kwok were announced as recipients of the Faculty Fellows Awards. The 2021-2022 Faculty Fellows Awards are presented by the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Leadership and Ethics at the Hobby School of Public Affairs. more...

UHLC Clinical Professor Hoffman assesses future of immigration law during HJIL’s Skelton Lecture

Re-conceptualizing the field of immigration law and addressing its systemic problems were among the topics discussed in a presentation by Clinical Professor Geoffrey Hoffman in a presentation entitled, “What Should Immigration Law Become?" more...

UHLC Professor Thompson discusses racial and ethnic justice, pretrial reform as part of webinar series

UH Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson spoke about why money bail is ineffective and how it disadvantages minorities during the third installment of “The Many Names of Slavery,” a course sponsored by The Houston Seminar. more...

More News

Panelists discuss the need for Asian American representation in law during seminar led by UHLC’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee

In response to an increase of assaults and fatal attacks against Asian Americans across the country, the UH Law Center hosted a virtual event, "Combating Anti-Asian Violence." more...

UHLC’s Initiative on Global Law and Policy discussion analyzes pandemic’s impact on global commerce

International law scholars discussed how the COVID-19 crisis led to a decline in trade across the world and has emphasized the need for greater collaboration amongst regions and nations in future emergencies during a virtual presentation hosted by the UH Center’s Initiative on Global Law and Policy and the University of Bologna Center for Latin American Studies. more...

UHLC's One Book, One Community Project begins with analysis of "Just Mercy"

University of Houston Law Center faculty, students and staff examined "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption" by Bryan Stevenson during a virtual discussion last week. The award-winning book tells the powerful story of Stevenson’s work as a lawyer representing death row clients in Alabama. more...

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