Feb. 20, 2024 – UHLC 3L David Segal decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and enroll at the University of Houston Law Center. Segal, whose diverse career includes serving as a rabbi and engaging in community organizing, found the missing piece of the puzzle in law school.
Feb. 14, 2024 — More than 50 local, state, and national government and nonprofit organizations gathered at the University of Houston Law Center to engage with students and recent graduates about employment and internship opportunities.
Feb. 13, 2024 — Celeste A. Acevedo strategically aligns her legal and accounting expertise. Initially earning a master's degree and becoming a CPA, Acevedo discovered the interconnectedness of both fields during her time in public accounting.
Feb. 12, 2024 — In light of recent events, including the case involving former President Donald Trump, Professor Emily Berman can provide nuanced insights into the Disqualification Clause and its potential legal and political impact
Feb. 12, 2024 — For University of Houston Law Center graduate Jack Frazee (J.D. ’17) the journey to legal education was sparked by a unique blend of professional guidance and personal curiosity. Frazee, who is the Director of Government Affairs and General Counsel of the Texas Nurses Association, was influenced early in his career by the mentorship of a UHLC graduate.
Feb. 9, 2024 — Law professors from across the country will visit the University of Houston Law Center to discuss their works in progress with University of Houston law faculty and students as part of the 2024 UHLC Spring Workshop Series.
Feb. 09, 2024 — This year's Professionalism Mentorship Breakfast, hosted by the Houston Bar Association Professionalism Committee and Bracewell LLP, featured a panel discussion on making the most of mentoring relationships.
Feb. 08, 2024 — Dartmouth historian Matthew F. Delmont shed light on the often-overlooked narratives of African American history during World War II as part of a Black History Month Lecture Monday night at the University of Houston Law Center.
Feb. 06, 2024 – The University of Houston Law Center 2L Aprill Harmon’s journey into law was inspired by her background in social work. Harmon, a licensed clinical social worker for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, found her passion for advocacy during the pandemic, prompting her decision to pursue law school.
Jan. 30, 2024 — University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) alumna Shannon Wright (J.D. ’22) has pledged to give back to the institution that once aided her academic journey.
Jan. 29, 2024 – Former dancer and University of Houston Law Center alumna Mia Lorick (J.D. ‘14) transitioned from the performing stage to the courtroom as she completed a law education at UHLC.
Jan. 25, 2024 —The pivotal role of African American military service members during World War II will be the focus of the University of Houston Law Center’s 2024 Black History Month Lecture on Monday, Feb. 5.
Jan. 24, 2024 — James M. Stanton, former state district judge and founder of the Stanton LLP law firm, has demonstrated his commitment to aspiring law students with a donation to the University of Houston Law Center’s Pre-Law Pipeline Programs. The race-neutral program is designed to increase the representation of law students from low-income backgrounds, first-generation college attendees, and underrepresented communities.
Jan. 23, 2024 — Judge Alvin L. Zimmerman (’64, ’67 J.D.) starts an endowed scholarship at the University of Houston Law Center.
Jan. 22, 2024 – University of Houston Law Center Professor Renee Knake Jefferson presents a practical plan for providing legal help to anyone, regardless of financial resources, in “Law Democratized: A Blueprint for Solving the Justice Crisis” (NYU Press).
Jan. 18, 2024 — Mary London Fuller, an alumna of the University of Houston Law Center and new partner at Frost Brown Todd, shares her legal career journey and advice for those considering law school and working in the product liability realm.
Jan. 10, 2024 — The University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) is commemorating the leadership of Leonard M. Baynes, the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Chair, professor of law and dean. His impact is chronicled within the pages of the "Decade of Distinction: A Celebration of Ten Years of Accomplishments.”
Jan. 10, 2024 — The University of Houston Law Center earned four distinctions in the National Jurist’s preLaw Magazine Winter 2024 edition, with a notable placement on the cover for having one of the country’s Best Law School Buildings.
Jan. 03, 2023 — University of Houston Law Center’s Entertainment Law Clinic filed its first Copyright Claims Board (CCB) action this fall. Led by 3Ls Jordan Marget and Bailey Pruitt, the team assisted a local artist in protecting her creative work.
Dec. 21, 2023 —Benny Agosto Jr., the managing partner of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, has established a scholarship to support first-generation college students at the University of Houston Law Center. This donation is dedicated to the UH Law Center alumna Judge Josefina Rendon (B.A. ’72, J.D. ’76).
Dec. 20, 2023 — University of Houston Law Center Professor Renee Knake Jefferson has been selected as a recipient of 2024 Deborah L. Rhode Award presented by the Association of American Law Schools. The annual award is given by the AALS Sections on Leadership, Professional Responsibility, Women in Legal Education, and Pro Bono and Service Opportunities. She will be recognized during the 2024 AALS Annual Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024, in Washington, D.C.
Deanna Mack’s (J.D. ‘08) strong desire to help others informed all her decisions, including the decision to attend law school, so it’s fitting that her family honored her memory by starting a scholarship.
Dec. 15, 2023 — University of Houston Law Center 3L So Yoon recently interned with U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew M. Edison in the Southern District of Texas and with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Dallas as well has clerked at Fogler, Brar, O’Neil & Gray LLP.
Dec. 14, 2023 — Seth Chandler, constitutional law professor at the University of Houston Law Center, is available for expert commentary on the recent ruling by the Texas Supreme Court in Cox v. State of Texas, in which the court said a Texas woman did not qualify for a medical exception to the state’s abortion ban to terminate her pregnancy, as well as how the ruling could impact other state legislatures considering abortion bans in a post-Dobbs climate.
Dec. 12, 2023 — University of Houston of Law Center Immigration Clinic Senior Clinical Supervisor Vanessa Lopez and Immigration Clinic student Anusha DeSilva Bradley won a withholding of removal under the Convention Against Torture (CAT) for their client, a tattoo artist from El Salvador.
Dec. 07, 2023 — Legal scholars addressed representation challenges facing U.S. democracy amid a growing immigrant population during the 28th Annual Frankel Lecture hosted by the Houston Law Review.
Dec. 05, 2023 —The University of Houston Law Center welcomed Mariesha Keys this fall as the new director of the award-winning Pre-Law Pipeline Programs, a race-neutral initiative designed to increase the representation of law students from low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented backgrounds.
Dec. 05, 2023 — The University of Houston Law Center raised awareness of domestic violence and equipped legal professionals with the skills to support survivors during the “Domestic Violence: Training Lawyers and Judges Through a Trauma-Informed Lens,” session attended by more than 300 individuals.
Dec. 04, 2023 – Andrea Martínez, an LL.M. student at the University of Houston Law Center, is fulfilling her dream of studying international law.
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