Alumni in the News

UH Law Center alum Aliseda ’91 receives statewide award for legal professionalism

Ernest Aliseda '91 has been awarded the Jim D. Bowmer Professionalism Award by the Texas Bar College. more...

UH Law Center alum Abdullah '12 earns fellowship at Colorado Boulder Law School

Aamir Abdullah, a former intern at the John M. O’Quinn Law Library and 2012 graduate of UHLC, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship at the University of Colorado Boulder law library. more...

UH Law Center alum Cox ’06 appointed US Attorney for east Texas

Stephen J. Cox '06 was named acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. more...

Faculty in the News

UH Law Center Profs. Fagundes and Jefferson Expert Opinion in Law360 | Texas Should Cancel Its 2020 Bar Exam

The Texas bar exam is not easy even in the best of times. Since 1903, would-be Texas lawyers must navigate days of essay and multiple-choice questions that test numerous, often obscure, rules of law. The exam is usually administered in facilities across the state that pack hundreds of test-takers into crowded spaces. more...

UH Law Center Dean Baynes and SMU Dedman Dean Collins in Houston Chronicle | Black lawyers matter: What the Texas legal community can do to eradicate racism

We all have been rocked by the tragic death of former Houston resident George Floyd while in police custody and witnessed street protests and calls to address persistent antiblack racism. more...

UH Law Center Prof. Ellen Marrus Expert Opinion in Houston Chronicle | Children as young as 11 do not belong in detention in best times and not during a pandemic

In the best of times, children do not belong in detention. In the worst of times, as during a pandemic, children certainly do not belong in detention. more...

UH Law Center Prof. Nelson recognized for research excellence

Assistant Prof. James D. Nelson is the first UHLC faculty member to be honored by the University with its award for “Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity.” more...

UH Law Center immigration scholars Hoffman, Olivas weigh in on DACA decision in virtual press conference

Two of UHLC's leading scholars in immigration law, Clinical Prof. Geoffrey Hoffman and Prof. Emeritus Michael A. Olivas, provided analysis and responded to media inquiries about the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in the case of Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California in a press conference. more...

More News

UH Law Center immigration scholars unpack U.S. Supreme Court's DACA decision in virtual seminar

Clinical faculty from UHLCs Immigration Clinic analyzed the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in the Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California during a continuing legal education session,  more...

UH Law Center's Center for Children Law & Policy explores how detention harms youth

A recent UHLC seminar held via Zoom emphasized how the detention process has a detrimental impact on young people during the Center for Children, Law & Policy’s "Zealous Advocacy for Detention Hearings" event. more...

UH Law Center seminar on race emphasizes implicit bias training, pipeline programs and dialogue

Three UHLC alumni discussed racism in society at large, how it can be addressed in the legal profession, their own personal experiences and a number of similar wide-ranging topics during a recent town hall, "Racism and What To Do About It." more...

Upcoming Events

Center for Children, Law & Policy CLE (Virtual)

Effect of Technology on Juvenile Development and Court Engagement


Thursday, July 23 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT


2 CLE Credit hours

This CLE is offered at no cost.

*event is geared towards juvenile defenders



Center for Children, Law & Policy CLE (Virtual)

Role of Counsel in Juvenile Cases: Does it Change in a Pandemic?


Friday, July 24 | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT


2.5 CLE Credit hours including 1 hour Ethics

This CLE is offered at no cost.

*event is geared towards juvenile defenders



2020 Supreme Court Update (Virtual)


Thursday, August 6 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Texas CLE Pending



4th Annual North American Environment, Energy, & Natural Resources Conference  (Virtual)


Tuesday, August 18 | 8:45 am - 12:45 pm CDT


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25th Annual Frankel Lecture (Virtual)

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Friday, October 9 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT


Keynote Speaker: Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Dean and Professor of Law at Boston University

A socio-legal discussion of the pattern of police and quasi-police killings of African Americans


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