Alumni in the News

UH Law Center alumna Nigam '01 fights for human trafficking victims

When Anjali Nigam '01 heard about an injunction brought against victims of human trafficking, she was shocked to discover the plaintiffs were the very governmental institutions that were supposed to protect them. more...

UH Law Center alumnus Perdue, Sr. ’63 honored by Texas Trial Lawyers Association for lifetime devotion and advancement to the legal field

Jim Perdue, Sr. '63, a trailblazer in plaintiff litigation and expert in personal injury and medical malpractice, recently received the 2020 Texas Trial Lawyers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing his 57 years of dedication and exemplary performance in the legal field. more...

UH Law Center alumnus Wright '98 featured in Modern Counsel magazine

Current UH Law Alumni Association President Victor Wright '98 was the focus of a recent article in a national legal publication. The article, "Former JAG Lawyer Victor Wright Flies High at KBR," was published by Modern Counsel and discusses Wright's career trajectory. more...

Faculty in the News

UH Law Center Immigration Clinic students help free Haitian man facing deportation

A Haitian man suffering from mental illness was recently released from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center by the diligence of Clinical Prof. Geoffrey Hoffman, students from the University of Houston Law Center’s Immigration Clinic and attorneys from Baker Botts and American Gateways law firms. more...

No 'constitutional right' to refuse a business mask policy

Associate Prof. Emily Berman was interviewed by KHOU regarding the legality of store and restaurant mask policies now that the Texas statewide mask mandate has been lifted. more...

UH Law Center Professor Linzer celebrated for his kindness, remembered as vigorous debater

Alumni, faculty, staff, former colleagues and friends remembered UHLC Prof. Peter S. Linzer for his love of life and ideas, his adamant support of younger colleagues and other fond recollections during a virtual memorial. more...

More News

Black History Month keynote speaker Professor Sherri L. Burr traces roots of free Black people in America's antebellum period

University of New Mexico School of Law Prof. Emerita Sherri L. Burr shared the elaborate ancestral history of Africans in America before the Civil War era in her presentation "Genealogical Research into America's Antebellum Past: The Challenges of Finding the Enslaved, the Free, and Enslavers." more...

Professor Trina Jones discusses discrimination based on skin color, hair and broader implications

The 2021 UHLC Spring Workshop Series, “Race, Social Change, and the Law,” featured Prof. Trina Jones of Duke Law School. Jones presented her project, “Racialized Appearance Norms: Testing Law’s Limits,” and discussed with Dean Leonard M. Baynes, students, and faculty the implications of and possible legal remedies for discrimination based on skin color and hair. more...

UH Law Center welcomes Brena Baumann-Gonzalez '90 as Senior Director of Development

UHLC alumna Brena Baumann-Gonzalez ‘90 began her role as Senior Director of Development. She brings almost 28 years of high-level experience in philanthropy and development to the Law Center. more...

Upcoming Events




Geoffrey A. Hoffman, Clinical Professor; Director, Immigration Clinic


Justice Frances Bouliot,
14th Court of Appeals for the State of Texas

Sharad Khandelwal, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Deputy Chief Civil Division, S.D. Texas

Gordon Quan, Immigration Attorney and Asian Community leader


FRIDAY, APRIL 9 | 4:30 PM – 6 PM (CDT) | Zoom


The panel will address issues around combatting the recent spate of violence against Asian Americans and immigrants across the United States. Topics to be covered include the definition of hate crimes, prosecution of such crimes, issues of interest to the Asian community, additional actions anticipated under the current President Biden administration and his proclamation on Anti-Asian bias, and the Supreme Court’s Korematsu decision.


Approved for 1.5 Texas CLE Credits


Provost Distinguished Speaker Series


Keynote Speaker
Nadia Murad


Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 5:00 pm CDT


Human Rights Activist and Recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Nadia Murad is the leading voice for survivors of genocide and sexual violence. As co-recipients of the Nobel, Nadia and Denis Mukwege were honored for “their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.”

Her New York Times best-selling memoir, The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State is a harrowing account of the genocide of her people, the Yazidi, and her kidnapping and imprisonment by the Islamic State (IS).


Presented by the Office of the Provost, Graduate College of Social Work and UH Law Center


Virtual Event


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