Gathering for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the John M. O’Quinn Law Building are, from left to right, John M. O’Quinn Foundation President Rob Wilson III, UH Law Foundation Board Member Reginald McKamie, UH Law Alumni Association President Alex Roberts, UH Law Foundation President Thomas Hetherington, Texas State Representative Jolanda Jones, Texas State Senator Royce West, UH Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes, UH President Renu Khator, Texas State Senator John Whitmire, Texas State Representative Mary Ann Perez, UH Vice President of Governmental Relations Jason Smith, Texas State Representative Jasmine Crockett, Harris County Justice of the Peace-elect Dolores Lozano and Houston District Attorney Kim Ogg.



University of Houston Law Center opens nation’s latest ultramodern facility, the John M. O’Quinn Law Building, with official ribbon-cutting ceremony


After decades of dreaming of a modern, all-above-ground facility, the University of Houston Law Center celebrated the culmination of tremendous efforts to bring the John M. O’Quinn Law Building into reality. University of Houston and UH Law Center leaders, alumni, government officials and others involved in the building project gathered for an official ribbon-cutting of the new nearly $93 million, 180,000-square-foot building on the University of Houston campus.

AALS President Chemerinsky says democracy is in crisis while addressing attendees at the University of Houston Law Center’s Building Dedication Conference


President of the Association of American Law Schools Erwin Chemerinsky was joined by other national and distinguished leaders at the UH Law Center Building Dedication Conference. Presenters shared a variety of recommendations for how legal professionals and academics can promote democracy, including community engagement, diversification of the profession, use of technology and civility.


To watch videos from the conference presentations, see playlist below.


Welcome Remarks
The Bar’s Perspectives
Judicial Perspectives
Luncheon Speech: Erwin Chemerinsky
Roundtable Discussion
Closing Remarks: Deborah Enix-Ross



Culture Map

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