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May 2022

UH Law Center celebrates one of its most diverse cohorts of graduates

May 18, 2022 - The 2022 University of Houston Law Center Commencement ceremony was held at the Fertitta Center on Sunday, May 15.

UH Law Center alumna Rogers ’70 establishes Dean Leonard M. Baynes Scholarship for Diversity in Law

Regina RogersDean Leonard M. Baynes

May 16, 2022 - With a career in philanthropy and service, Regina Rogers recently established a fund that will benefit University of Houston Law Center students for years to come with a gift in honor of Dean Leonard M. Baynes and dedicated to his commitment to diversity and inclusion.

UH Law Center Associate Dean Tennessee receives Excellence in Education Award

Sondra Tennessee

May 16, 2022 - The Houston Lawyers Association has named University of Houston Law Center Associate Dean Sondra Tennessee recipient of the 2022 Roberson L. King Award

Alumni Spotlight: Quentin Brogdon ’89 leads as 2022 President of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Quentin Brogdon

May 11, 2022 - For Quentin Brogdon, the 2022 President of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and 1989 UH Law Center graduate, trial work is more than a job––it’s a passion.

UH Law Gala celebrates 75 years of law school history, raises $600K for scholarships

UH Law alumni and guests at the 45th Annual Law Gala and Auction

May 4, 2022––The University of Houston Law Center marked its 75th anniversary with a Roaring 2020s-themed gala, honoring the significant strides made by the UH Law Center and looking ahead to the next 75 years. More than $600K was raised for scholarships and initiatives to advance the Law Center’s mission.

April 2022

UH Law Center encourages networking, mentoring and support in Dean's Diversity Dialogue

Professor Emeritus Michael A Olivas

April 28, 2022 –Sixty-four Black attorneys throughout Texas virtually took part in the Dean's Diversity Dialogue: Texas Big Law, Black Law Partner/Corporate Counsel Summit on April 25 to discuss recruitment and retention of, and collaboration among Texas Black lawyers.

University of Houston Law Center mourns passing of Professor Emeritus Michael A. Olivas

Professor Emeritus Michael A Olivas

April 22, 2022 – Acclaimed higher education and immigration law scholar and Professor Emeritus Michael A. Olivas died today.

Alumni Spotlight: Jim M. Perdue, Sr. ‘63 enters Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Jim M. Perdue, Sr. ‘63 enters Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

April 21, 2022 - University of Houston Law Center alumnus Jim M. Perdue Sr. was celebrated recently as one of the best trial attorneys in the country as a 2022 inductee into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

UH Law Center Conference Addresses Energy Implications of Russia's Ukrainian Invasion

Conference speakers

April 20, 2022 - The 4th Annual Denney L. Wright International Energy Tax Conference and the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal’s 22nd Annual Symposium daylong conference addressed as a key topic the energy crisis caused by the war in Ukraine.

UH Global Law and Policy for the Americas webinar examines lessons from the pandemic

2022 Yale L. Rosenberg Lecture speakers

April 18, 2022 – Legal scholars from around the world virtually convened with the University of Houston Law Center for a wide-reaching panel on “Global Challenges, Local Solutions: Supply Chains, Sustainability, and Governance,” offering insights and action steps to some of today’s pressing issues.

UH Law Center honors students, faculty and staff at 2022 Dean’s Awards Ceremony

2022 Yale L. Rosenberg Lecture speakers

April 15, 2022 – The University of Houston Law Center held its annual Dean’s Awards Ceremony on Monday to recognize the achievements of law faculty, students and staff. The event was held virtually and was co-hosted by UH Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes and Associate Dean of Law Alumni and Community Relations Sondra Tennessee.

Rosenberg lecture focuses on first Black female federal justice

2022 Yale L. Rosenberg Lecture speakers

April 7, 2022 – The topic of the University of Houston Law Center’s annual Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture was well-timed this year. Held on March 22, the discussion centered on Judge Constance Baker Motley, the nation’s first Black female federal justice and a new book on Motley written by Harvard scholar, Tomiko Brown-Nagin.

UH Law Alumni Association Awards 2021-2022 Recipients Announced

Alumni Awards

April 6, 2022 – The UH Law Alumni Association has selected outstanding alumni and law faculty who have made significant contributions and who continue to showcase the Law Center in the business and legal community.

March 2022

Alumni Spotlight: Stephen Wallace ’83 Establishes Endowed Scholarship and Scholarship Match through 2024

Stephen Wallace, a 1983

March 31, 2022 - For Stephen Wallace, a 1983 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, supporting future scholars at UH is about advocating for education.

Three UH Law Center specialty programs keep longstanding Top 10 status in latest U.S. News & World Report rankings

The new John M. O’Quinn Law Building is on schedule to open its doors Fall 2022.

March 29, 2022 - Multiple University of Houston Law Center specialty programs are among the best in the country, according to results of a new U.S. News & World Report annual survey released today.

Law Center’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Teams enjoy success at ABA Client Counseling Competition

UHLC members of the ABA Client Counseling teams are: Allan Jeanjaquet and Meghan Beytebiere (top row L to R) and Autumn Brehon and Libby Spann (bottom row L to R).

March 23, 2022 – The University of Houston Law Center’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Teams celebrated huge wins at the American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition recently.

Harvard scholar to analyze legacy of civil rights icon at UH Law Center’s Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture

Tomiko Brown-Nagin

March 21, 2022 - Tomiko Brown-Nagin will lead a discussion entitled, “Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality,” as the keynote speaker at the University of Houston Law Center’s annual Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture. The lecture will be held virtually through Zoom and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Central on Tuesday, March 22

UH Law Center Ranks 27 in 2022 ‘Go-To’ Law School List

The new John M. O’Quinn Law Building will open Fall 2022

March 18, 2022 – Law.com has selected the University of Houston Law Center as one of the top 30 law schools in the nation when it comes to sending graduates to associate positions with “Big Law.” The Law Center moved up 3 spots to No. 27 from its No. 30 ranking in 2021. It is the highest UHLC has ranked since the list began in 2010.

Elizabeth D. Rockwell Faculty Fellow Award granted to UHLC Professor Gina S. Warren for her research on justice during the energy transition

UHLC Professor Gina S. Warren

March 11, 2022 - University of Houston Law Center professor and scholar Gina S. Warren recently received the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Faculty Fellow Award, an achievement she says will allow her to conduct research on “achieving equity in social and economic participation in the energy system.

Student Spotlight: 3L Neil Segel shares energy expertise in NAPE, The Magazine For Deal Makers

Neil Segel

March 10, 2022 - For Neil Segel, a 3L at the University of Houston Law Center, legal education is a stepping stone toward finding his place within the unfolding energy transition.

Impact of American Media Biases on Communities of Color Discussed in Law Center Webinar

UH Law Center Dean M. Leonard Baynes ’82

Mar. 8, 2022 – The way that race and racism intersect with American media over the last hundred years was presented in a two-day webinar held Feb. 25-26.

UHLC Dean Baynes named distinguished alum by Columbia Black Law Students Association

UH Law Center Dean M. Leonard Baynes ’82

March 7, 2022 – UH Law Center Dean M. Leonard Baynes ’82 was recognized by the Columbia Black Law Students Association (BLSA) recently as a distinguished alumni honoree at the 28th Annual Paul Robeson Gala. Baynes received an award for his contributions and achievements.

February 2022

Judge Marcia A. Crone ‘78 reflects on career and the future of the legal profession

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Feb. 25, 2022––Judge Marcia A. Crone ‘78 outlined the options, opportunities, and objectives defining the legal profession today, encouraging Law Center students and alumni to embrace personal and professional growth, diversity, and career opportunities at this year’s Justice Ruby Kless Sondock Jurist-in-Residence Lectureship. 

University of Houston and Georgetown University Law Schools Partner in Colloquium on Race, Racism, and American Media

race and media image

Feb. 21, 2022 – The University of Houston Law Center and Georgetown University Law Center, in collaboration with Free Press’ Media 2070 project, will explore historic and contemporary racial discrimination in all modalities of modern media. The virtual colloquium will run from February 25 to February 26 and will begin at 10:30 a.m. EST on Friday and 10:50 a.m. EST on Saturday.

UH Law Center Dean Baynes emphasizes the importance of diversity for the future of the legal profession

UH Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes.

Feb. 17, 2022— Law schools that embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion will be better equipped to serve the legal profession and society, said UH Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes in a recent podcast episode of EdUp Legal.

Alumni Spotlight: UH Law Center alumnus Muhammad Aziz ’04 named Attorney of the Year

UH Law Center alumnus Muhammad Aziz ’04 named Attorney of the Year

Feb. 15, 2022 – Texas Lawyer and ALM Media, LLC recognized the legal accomplishments of University of Houston Law Center alumnus Muhammad “Mo” Aziz ’04 by naming him “Attorney of the Year” in their 2021 Texas Legal Excellence Awards which honor legal careers impacting the Texas legal profession.

UH Law Professor Chandler leads discussion on changing abortion laws

UH Law Professor Chandler leads discussion on changing abortion laws.

Feb. 8, 2022 - The outcome of hotly-contested abortion laws in Texas and Mississippi could have major ramifications across the country, from reproductive rights and Roe v. Wade to the political arena, according to UH Law Center Professor Seth J. Chandler.

Joseph A. Vail Asylum Workshop shares valuable immigration insights in the era of the Biden Administration

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Feb. 7, 2022 – More than 350 practitioners attended the annual Joseph A. Vail Asylum Workshop recently.

UH Law Center faculty highlight emerging trends in legal jurisprudence

Feb. 2, 2022 – Moderated by Dean Leonard M. Baynes, UH Law Center faculty recently participated in a virtual CLE seminar and discussed critical race theory, feminist jurisprudence, law and economics and traditional legal analysis.

Princeton Review ranks UH Law Center Among Top 50 in latest survey

Students

Feb. 3, 2022 – The Princeton Review has released its annual list of the Best Law Schools giving the University of Houston Law Center high marks for best college experience, best career expectation and best academic achievement.

January 2022

The White House and Justice Department recognize UH Law Center among 99 law schools for work on eviction prevention

Jan. 31, 2022 - Senior Biden Administration officials convened a virtual event last Friday where they announced law schools which responded to the Attorney General’s Call to Action to the Legal Profession to address the housing and eviction crisis.

Connor Thompson named new EENR research scholar, brings government and private sector expertise

University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes, center, was one of two recipients of the Clyde Ferguson Award at the 2022 AALS Annual Meeting, along with UCLA School of Law Professor Laura Gomez, right. Yale Law School Professor Monica Bell, left, received the Derrick Bell Award.

January 31, 2022 – Connor A.Thompson, a seasoned researcher specifically in energy, oil and gas, and utility law, has joined the University of Houston Law Center's Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Center (EENR) as a research scholar.

UH Law Center’s Juvenile and Children’s Advocacy Project and CenterPoint Energy’s Legal Department Join Forces on a Juvenile Record-sealing Initiative

Jan. 25, 2022 - (HOUSTON) – The Juvenile and Children’s Advocacy Project (JCAP) at the University of Houston Law Center today announced its first corporate partnership with CenterPoint Energy. 

UH Law Center receives top honors in national digital marketing competition

University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes, center, was one of two recipients of the Clyde Ferguson Award at the 2022 AALS Annual Meeting, along with UCLA School of Law Professor Laura Gomez, right. Yale Law School Professor Monica Bell, left, received the Derrick Bell Award.

Jan. 24, 2022 – The Education Digital Marketing Awards (EDMAs) has presented the University of Houston Law Center with two awards for its marketing efforts. The Law Center was recognized as a gold winner for marketing of the inaugural Black Lawyers Matter Conference titled, “Strategies to Enhance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”

UH Law Center Dean Baynes receives Clyde Ferguson Award during AALS 2022 Annual Meeting

University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes, center, was one of two recipients of the Clyde Ferguson Award at the 2022 AALS Annual Meeting, along with UCLA School of Law Professor Laura Gomez, right. Yale Law School Professor Monica Bell, left, received the Derrick Bell Award.

Jan. 18, 2022 – University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes was the recipient of the Clyde Ferguson Award from the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Minority Groups. Baynes received the accolade during a recent virtual ceremony.

Student Spotlight: UH Law Center 3L Tiffany Penner secures two federal clerkships

Tiffany Penner

Jan. 12, 2022 - Tiffany Penner, a member of the University of Houston Law Center Class of 2022, will have multiple experiences working in a judge’s chambers for the better part of three years after she completes her legal education in May.

Examining environmental waiver abuse: UH Law Center Prof. Flatt honored for article outlining issues, solutions

Flatt

Jan. 10, 2022 - Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Houston Law Center Professor Victor Flatt quickly realized that emergency environmental waivers were becoming routinely abused, so he began to look into it further.

Immigration law experts to provide updates on federal policy at UH Law Center’s annual asylum law seminar

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Jan. 10, 2022 - Practitioners will receive guidance on the Biden Administration’s approach to immigration at the Joseph A. Vail Asylum Law Workshop, presented by the Immigration Clinic at the University of Houston Law Center. The virtual program begins at 9 a.m. on Friday Jan. 28.

UH Law Center faculty experts and guest to discuss trending legal topics

Jan. 5, 2022 - Scholars from the University of Houston Law Center will analyze critical race theory, feminist jurisprudence, law and economics and traditional legal analysis during a seminar at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 13 presented via Zoom.

December 2021

TikTok Content Highlights Flaws in Sexual Education According to New Paper

PPublished Paper Co-Authored by UH Law Professor Finds Popular Social Media App Often Provides Misinformation to Adolescents

Dec. 22, 2021 - Teenagers and young adults who turn to TikTok for sexual education may be vulnerable to misinformation, according to an article co-authored by University of Houston Law Center Research Assistant Professor Leah Fowler of the Health Law & Policy Institute.

New Study from the UH Law Center Finds Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Lending Industry Advertising

Professor Jim Hawkins and 3L Student Tiffany Penner Call for Change to Advertising Practices and Regulations

Dec. 21, 2021 – A new study authored by University of Houston Law Center Professor Jim Hawkins and student Tiffany Penner and published in the Emory Law Journal indicates that the payday lending industry often targets Black and Latino communities in advertising their products, while the mainstream banking industry targets white consumers.

Judge Fortunato Benavides ’72 discusses career journey and importance of clerkships with University of Houston Law Center faculty and students

Federal Judge Fortunato Benavides

Dec. 14, 2021 - Federal Judge Fortunato Benavides, a 1972 alumnus of the University of Houston Law Center, spoke recently with faculty and students about his path to judgeship, meeting with former President Bill Clinton, and what he looks for in a law clerk.

UHLC’s Samantha Casas ’21 presented ATJ Law Student Pro Bono Award at New Lawyers Induction Ceremony

casas

Dec. 3, 2021––Thousands of new attorneys were sworn in to the State Bar of Texas recently including 2021 UH Law Center graduate Samantha Casas, recipient of the Law Student Pro Bono Award.

UH Law Center Gets a New Address

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Dec. 2, 2021 – The University of Houston Law Center has an official new street address. It is shifting from 4604 Calhoun Rd. to 4104 Martin Luther King Blvd