Alumni in the News

UH Law Center alumnus and U.S. District Judge Brown ’95 headlines UHLC’s 36th Annual Fall Institute on Intellectual Property Law

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Judge Jeff Brown '95 served as the keynote speaker at the 36th Annual Fall Institute on Intellectual Property Law with members of the judiciary, legal academia and attorneys in attendance. more...

UH Law Center alumna Paige Martin '19 uses help of Career Development Office to find 'dream job'

After resigning from her previous firm in March, Paige Martin '19 quickly found herself facing the challenge of finding employment during the ongoing global coronavirus crisis. more...

UH Law Center alum and Former UH quarterback Cotton Turner '15 excelling as energy law attorney

During his time as a UH quarterback, preparation and film study were key elements of Cotton Turner's '15 job. The same attention to detail has benefitted him in his role as an energy attorney with Toeppich and Associates. more...

Faculty in the News

Historic underrepresentation woven into legal profession and beyond says UH Law Center Prof. Knake Jefferson

UHLC Prof. Renee Knake Jefferson said that the low number of female judges throughout the legal system mirrors the lack of women in leadership positions in all industries during the 2020 Women of the Law Fall Event. more...

City of Houston recognizes UH Law Center Prof. Sandra Guerra Thompson with Hispanic Heritage Award

UH Law Center Prof. Sandra Guerra Thompson was the recipient of the Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Education in the Community Award in a virtual ceremony. more...

UH Law Center Prof. Jessica Mantel to serve on board of advisers for new UH national research center

UHLC Prof. Jessica Mantel will be providing her health law expertise as a member of the advisory committee for the University of Houston's HEALTH Center for Addictions Research and Cancer Prevention, which recently received an $11.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. more...

More News

UH Human Development Prof. Holly M. Hutchins encourages thoughtful dialog to counter imposter phenomenon at UH Law Center discussion

UH Prof. Holly M. Hutchins provided effective techniques for challenging and reframing imposter experiences during a recent virtual discussion. more...

Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Frank Wu describes connection between diversity and democracy during UH Law Center presentation

Frank H. Wu, president of Queens College, City University of New York discussed his perspective on the Asian-American experience and how it must lead to allyship with the historic struggle for Black equality as part of the Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series. more...

UH Law Center hosts Beck Redden Partners Russell Post and Alex Roberts ‘06 in discussion of Hewlett-Packard Co. v. Quanta Storage, Inc.

Beck Redden appellate partners Russell Post and Alex Roberts ‘06, discussed the trial of Hewlett-Packard Co. v. Quanta Storage, Inc., in a virtual lunch and learn. more...

Upcoming Events

Small & Midsize Firm Open House (Virtual)


Friday, October 23 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT


This event provides employers the opportunity to meet informally with students and recent graduates, collect resumes for upcoming positions, and introduce their organization to a large number of potential candidates. Additionally, the Open House is an opportunity to expose UHLC students to the varied opportunities available in the small and mid-sized firm arena.



Professional Mentoring Program Kick-off (Virtual)


Friday, October 23 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT


Professional Mentoring Program pairs law students with attorneys to aid with the transition to practice.



Legal Implications of Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court Nomination (Virtual)


Tuesday, October 27 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT


This webinar will address the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett and the future of the U.S. Supreme Court. The panelists will discuss the impact of religious views in determining suitability for public office, gender equity, the First Amendment, jurisprudence, and equal justice under the law.



The New USMCA: Challenges and Opportunities (Virtual)


Wednesday, October 28 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT


What are the challenges and the opportunities associated with the recent USMCA agreement? What can we expect for years to come in terms of trade in North America? Listen to an institutional perspective from the Mexican Foreign Ministry, and a corporate legal perspective from Mexican and U.S. lawyer experts.



Black Lawyers Matter: Strategies to Enhance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference (Virtual)


Friday, October 30 | 8:15 am - 6:00 pm CDT

6.25 Texas CLE hours with .25 ethics


Bracewell LLP Distinguished Lecture in Racial and Social Justice Keynote Speaker:

David B. Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law at Harvard Law School,
Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession, Faculty Director of the Center on the Legal Profession and the Center for Lawyers and the Professional Services Industry


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IPIL Fall Lecture (Virtual)

Sponsored by HIPLA


Wednesday, November 4 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

1 Texas CLE hour


Keynote Speakers:

Jorge L. Contreras, Professor of Law, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law


Anatomy of an Intellectual Property Movement: The Open COVID Pledge



LGBTQ Rights Advancement and the Lawyers that Made It Happen (Virtual)


Tuesday, November 10 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT


Keynote Speakers:

Jennifer L. Levi, Transgender Rights Project Director, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders


Shedrick Davis, Western Regional Director, Lambda Legal



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