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February 2023

Joseph A. Vail Asylum Law Workshop examines best practices, the judicial role in immigration law

Speaking on the panel “The Judicial Role in the U.S. Immigration Courts: A Unique Perspective” are, from left, Elizabeth Mendoza, William K. Zimmer, Rosemary Vega and Jimmie L. Benton.

Feb. 03, 2023  –– The 2023 Joseph A. Vail Asylum Law Workshop offered insights and strategies from top immigration law experts on the nuances of this ever-changing landscape, instructing hundreds of attendees and raising thousands of dollars to support the University of Houston Law Center’s Immigration Clinic.

UH Law Center mourns passing of former Harris County Judge Shearn Smith ‘51

former Harris County Judge Shearn Smith

Feb. 3, 2023 — Shearn Smith, a 1951 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17. He was 95.

January 2023

UHLC Pre-Law Pipeline Scholar Hamaida achieves significant LSAT score improvement

University of Houston Law Center Pre-Law Pipeline Scholar Reem Hamaida

Jan. 30, 2023 — Reem Hamaida, a two-time University of Houston Law Center Pre-Law Pipeline scholar, improved her score with a 27-point increase from low 140s on the initial diagnostic to high 160s on the official LSAT, a record first for the program that was established in 2016

UHLC Professor Thompson interviews member of Exonerated Five at MLK event

Sandra Guerra Thompson and Auyanna Aird interview Dr. Yusef Salaam, a member of the Exonerated Five, during the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Jan. 27, 2023 — Dr. Yusef Salaam, a member of the Exonerated Five shared his experience of being wrongfully convicted and ideas for improving the criminal justice system with attendees at the University of Houston’s 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Lone Star Regional Legal Writing Conference Seeks Presentation Proposals

 Lone Star Writing Conference

Jan. 19, 2023 –– The University of Houston Law Center and Texas Tech University School of Law are accepting presentation proposals for the Lone Star Regional Legal Writing Conference. Deadline to submit proposals using this form is Friday, Feb. 10.

University of Houston Law Center remembers Professor G. Sidney Buchanan

G. Sidney Buchanan

Jan. 18, 2023 — University of Houston Law Center Professor Emeritus G. Sidney Buchanan died Saturday, Jan. 7 at the age of 89 after a long illness.

UH Law Center expands Briefcase program with video series

Dean Baynes

Jan. 18, 2023 — University of Houston Law Center’s new video series focuses on the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

Alumni Spotlight: UHLC alumna Doolabh leans into her love of sports through in-house counsel role with baseball’s Phillies

Elina Doolabh ’22

Jan. 12, 2023 — University of Houston Law Center alumna Elina Doolabh ’22 could not be happier in her new role as in-house associate counsel for the Philadelphia baseball team, the Phillies.

Bankrate names UH Law Center best value for environmental law

Jan. 11, 2023 — The University of Houston Law Center was listed in the “Top 9 best value law schools 2022” by Bankrate, which evaluated law schools across the country in four key areas.

December 2022

UH and UH Law Center alumna Fermeen Fazal contributes student organization space

Fermeen Fazal

Dec. 19, 2022 — The Fermeen Fazal Student Organization Flex Room in the University of Houston Law Center’s new John M. O’Quinn Law Building is named for respected attorney and community advocate Fermeen Fazal ‘00.

UHLC antitrust professor reshaping scholarly landscape through presentations and publication

UH Law Center Professor Darren Bush (left) with fellow panelists presenting on “The Goals of Antitrust” during the Lee E. Teitelbaum Utah Law Review Symposium.

Dec. 14, 2022 – The University of Houston Law Center’s Professor Darren Bush has been busy this year bringing antitrust and consumer protection law topics to the forefront through conference presentations and published academic research.

UH Law Center clinic expands to include criminal appeals representation

Dec. 14, 2022 – Beginning this spring semester, criminal appeals will be added to the University of Houston Law Center clinic program.

Houston Law Review’s 27th Annual Frankel Lecture traces the jurisprudence of masculinity in the Dobbs, Bruen, and Kennedy SCOTUS decisions

UH Law Center’s Dean Leonard M. Baynes (center) is joined by (from left) Helen Alvaré, Reva Siegel, Melissa Murray and Daniel Morales at the 27th Annual Frankel Lecture.

Dec. 09, 2022 –– What do the Second Amendment, school prayer, and abortion rights have in common? According to Melissa Murray, a leading scholar in family law, constitutional law, and reproductive rights and justice, read together, they point to the Supreme Court’s embrace of a jurisprudence of a masculinity.

UH Law Center’s IPIL Fall Lecture sponsored by HIPLA explores the relationship between business reputations and trademark law

UH Law Center Associate Dean Greg R. Vetter (IPIL/Houston) and Lee Eubanks (Eubanks PLLC and Houston Intellectual Property Law Association President) join guest speaker James Gibson (Richmond School of Law) during the 29th Annual Fall Lecture.

Dec. 09, 2022 — An intellectual property law expert examined some consequences for trademark law dissociating the connection between reputation and quality during the 29th Annual Fall Lecture hosted by the University of Houston Law Center’s Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law (IPIL) this November.

Student Spotlight: Mahsa Monshizadegan advocates for human rights in Iran

Mahsa Monshizadegan

Dec. 6, 2022 — In an op-ed article published by The Austin Chronicle, UH Law Center student and Iranian-U.S. citizen Mahsa Monshizadegan spoke out about the unnecessary cruelty currently seen in Iranian leadership.

Take a virtual walkthrough of the newest law school building in Texas

Video showcases John M. O’Quinn Law Building at UH Law Center

Dec. 06, 2022 – The University of Houston Law Center released a video tour highlighting the unique spaces that make up the five-story, 180,000-square-foot John M. O’Quinn Law Building.

UH Law Center celebrates National Pro Bono week

UH Law students attend a pro bono pop-up with local legal service providers during the 2022 Pro Bono week.

Dec. 05, 2022 — The University of Houston Law Center marked the American Bar Association’s annual Pro Bono Week held recently, themed “Law in Everyday Life,” with a host of volunteer opportunities and educational events for students, faculty and staff.