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New John M. O’Quinn Law Building Celebration and Dedication Conference

Dean Leonard M. Baynes

cordially invites you
to the upcoming

New John M. O’Quinn Law Building
Celebration and Dedication Conference

Friday, September 23, 2022 | 9 AM – 6 PM (CT)

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Approved for 6 Texas MCLE hours

Program

If you have event questions, please email Alumni Relations at lawalumni@uh.edu

Agenda

Legal Education and the Legal Profession in Promoting Democracy and Community in the 21st Century

9:00AM – 9:45AM

Welcome

Dr. Robert H. McPherson
Interim Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost
University of Houston

Alex B. Roberts
Partner Beck Redden
President of University of Houston Law Alumni Association

Leonard M. Baynes
Dean and Professor of Law
University of Houston Law Center

9:45AM – 11:00AM

The Bar’s Perspectives on Legal Education and the Legal Profession in promoting democracy and community in the 21st Century

Moderator:      

Greg R. Vetter
Associate Dean and HIPLA Professor of Law
University of Houston Law Center

Panelists:

Dominique D. Calhoun
President-Elect of the National Bar Association
Managing Partner
Calhoun Meredith, PLLC

Carlos M. Bollar
President of the Hispanic National Bar Association
Co-Chair of Archer & Greiner P.C. Environmental Justice Group

A.B. Cruz III
Acting President National Asian Pacific Islander Bar Association
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (ret.)
Senior Advisor BarkerGilmore

Laura Gibson
President Texas Bar Association
Managing Partner, Dentons

Christopher V. Popov
President Houston Bar Association
Partner
Vinson & Elkins

11:00AM – 11:15AM Break
11:15AM – 12:30PM

Judicial Perspectives of Legal Education and the Legal Profession in promoting democracy and community the 21st Century

Moderator:

Renee Knake Jefferson
Joanne and Larry Doherty Chair in Legal Ethics
Professor of Law
Director, Outcomes and Assessments
University of Houston Law Center

Panelists:

Judge Jeffrey V. Brown
U.S. Southern District Court of Texas

Justice J. Brett Busby
Supreme Court of Texas

Judge J. Michelle Childs
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Judge Jenny Rivera
New York Court of Appeals

12:30PM – 12:45PM Break
12:45PM – 2:00PM

Luncheon Speech

Erwin Chemerinsky
President of the Association of American Law Schools
Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law
UC Berkeley School of Law

2:00PM – 2:15PM Break
2:15PM – 4:00PM

Roundtable Discussion on Perspectives on Legal Education and the legal profession in promoting democracy and community in the 21st Century

Moderator:

Leonard M. Baynes
Dean and Professor of Law
University of Houston Law Center

Panelists:

Gregory M. Bopp
Managing Partner
Bracewell LLP

Alison L. Chen
Managing Partner
Akin Gump

Shauna J. Clark
U.S. Chair; Head of Employment and Labor
Norton Rose Fulbright

Paul Furrh
Attorney and CEO
Lone Star Legal Aid

Roland Garcia
Partner
Greenberg Traurig
Chair of the Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Board

Kim Ogg
Harris County District Attorney

4:00PM – 4:15PM Break
4:15PM – 4:45PM

Closing Remarks

Deborah Enix-Ross
President of the American Bar Association
Senior adviser to the International Dispute Resolution Group
Debevoise & Plimpton

4:45PM – 5:00PM Break
5:00PM – 6:00PM Reception and Building Tours

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