Alumni in the News

UH Law Center graduate Marcella Burke ’12 recognized by national legal publication for clean energy efforts

The National Law Journal has named alumna Marcella Burke ’12 to its fifth annual Energy and Environmental Trailblazers list, recognizing her initiative and drive to creatively utilize the environment to meet the public’s need for affordable, clean energy. more...

UH Law Center graduate Bill Jackson ’92 brings environmental justice to Guam following unanimous Supreme Court decision

After fighting for years to get the United States to pay its fair share of remediation costs of military waste left on Guam, alumnus and former UH Law Alumni Association President Bill Jackson ’92 delivered for the U.S. territory in a U.S. Supreme Court case that was decided 9-0. more...

UH Law Center alumnus Judge Ravi K. Sandill '01 recognized for exceptional work on the bench by State Bar of Texas

Judge Ravi K. Sandill of Houston’s 127th District Court was the recipient of the Distinguished Jurist Award from the African American Lawyers section of the State Bar of Texas. The 2001 alumnus described the recent recognitions as a culmination of his longtime efforts “to build equity and understanding in the legal profession.” more...

Faculty in the News

UH Law Center Professor Kaufman says bystanders should be liable for not intervening in certain crimes

When it comes to witnessing serious crimes, Associate Professor Zachary D. Kaufman believes that people not only have a moral duty but also should have a legal one to get involved. more...

UH Law Center’s Criminal Justice Institute undergoes change in leadership

Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson is stepping down as director of the University of Houston Law Center’s Criminal Justice Institute. Guerra Thompson has been succeeded by Associate Professor of Law and Political Science Zachary D. Kaufman and Associate Professor David Kwok, who serve as co-directors. more...

Journal recognizes Professor Knake Jefferson's book “Shortlisted” for outstanding legal writing

The Green Bag Almanac & Reader recently named a book co-authored by Professor Renee Knake Jefferson as "Exemplary Legal Writing" among books published in 2020. more...

More News

UH Law Center students welcomed back for in-person courses as Fall 2021 semester underway

For the first time in more than 17 months, the University of Houston Law Center opened its doors to students for instruction in a classroom setting this week. more...

Resolve of UH Law Center Class of 2020 celebrated at in–person commencement ceremony

University of Houston Law Center J.D. and LL.M. graduates from the Class of 2020 finally got the moment they were waiting for - a chance to walk across the stage with family and friends applauding at the Fertitta Center. more...

UH Law Center Celebrates Seven Years of Pre-Law Pipeline Program and Strengthens Diversity, Racial Justice and Human Rights Initiative

University of Houston Law Center’s Pre-Law Pipeline Program has now completed seven years of its multi-faceted approach to diversifying the legal profession. Because of ongoing concerns related to COVID-19, the Summer 2021 class marked the second online-only instruction in the program’s history. more...

Student Spotlight

UH Law Center rising 3L Nasim Emamdjomeh receives one of the inaugural Women of the Law Scholarships

University of Houston Law Center 3L student Nasim Emamdjomeh was awarded a scholarship and recognized by the Women of the Law organization for outstanding leadership and achievement during a recent virtual “Meet & Greet “event with Women of the Law members. more...

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