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.
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.
Dec. 14, 2022 – Beginning this spring semester, criminal appeals will be added to the University of Houston Law Center clinic program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nov. 30, 2022 — The incidents of domestic violence are substantially increasing in Harris County, advocacy leader Maisha Colter noted during a case training hosted by the University of Houston Law Center.
Nov. 29, 2022 – Legal Advisor for Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Alejandro Celorio Alcántara (LL.M. ’09) discussed the weaponry relationship between Mexico and the United States and the civil lawsuits against the gun industry during a presentation hosted by the University of Houston Law Center.
Nov. 21, 2022 — The University of Houston Law Center earned high marks in several national areas for top specialty programs and best value from preLaw magazine this fall.
Nov. 15, 2022 — Laura Oren ‘80, University of Houston Law Center Professor Emerita and alumnae, will address attendees on Thursday, Nov. 17 during the commemoration event for the 1977 National Women's Conference in Houston.
Nov. 14, 2022 –– The 27th Annual Frankel Lecture, sponsored by the Houston Law Review at the University of Houston Law Center, will focus on the U.S. Supreme Court and explore possible gender bias applied in protecting legal rights. Melissa Murray, a leading expert on constitutional law, reproductive rights and justice, will discuss “The Jurisprudence of Masculinity” during the keynote Friday, Nov. 18.
Nov. 11, 2022 — Legal website Jotwell recently featured publications by the University of Houston Law Professors Kellen Zale and Victor Flatt. JOTWELL is a publication that provides space for legal academics to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best and latest legal scholarship.
Nov. 11, 2022 — Dean Leonard M. Baynes highlighted the future objectives and recent milestones of the University of Houston Law Center during the fall semester “Discussion with the Dean” sessions this week.
Nov. 10, 2022 — A panel of national experts reflected on the evolving intersection of law and religion in the United States during a recent continuing legal education Supreme Court Update hosted by the University of Houston Law Center.
Nov. 9, 2022 — Roe v. Wade’s reversal, by way of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, inadvertently drew attention to the work of consumer health technology researcher Leah Fowler, Research Assistant Professor at the University of Houston Law Center’s Health Law & Policy Institute.
Nov. 08, 2022 — The Association of American Law Schools’ Alternative Dispute Resolution Section selected for its 2021 Article of the Year the paper “Perceptions of Settlement.”
Nov. 04, 2022 — The University of Houston Law Center Communications and Marketing team received high rankings in the 10th Annual Education Digital Marketing Awards, which recognize the best websites, digital content, electronic communications, mobile and social media from higher education intuitions across the country.
Nov. 2, 2022 — The University of Houston Law Center has debuted a photo feature book highlighting the new John M. O’Quinn Law Building and showcasing many of the spectacular spaces.
Nov. 1, 2022 — The University of Houston Law Center has earned the 2021-22 American Bar Association (ABA) Competitions Champion award.
Nov. 1, 2022 — Paul Asofsky, former senior advisor and faculty member with the University of Houston Law Center’s LL.M. tax law program, passed away on Friday, Oct. 28. He was 81.
Oct. 24, 2022 — The What’s Inside vlog visited the University of Houston campus to test the UH Law Center’s cutting-edge addition of autonomous retail for the recent video highlighting the best technology on campuses across the United States.
Oct. 19, 2022— University of Houston Law Center alumni Jaime E. Esparza ’83 and Alamdar S. Hamdani ‘99 were nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as United States Attorneys in the Western and Southern Districts of Texas respectively.
Oct. 17, 2022 — Professors Seth Chandler and Emily Berman examined the current U.S. legal landscape after Dobbs v. Jackson during a recent Supreme Court Update CLE hosted by the University of Houston Law Center.
Oct. 17, 2022 — Karen Jones, the University of Houston Law Center’s Executive Director of Global and Graduate Programs, is participating in a two-week seminar in France this October as a Fulbright International Education Administrator award recipient.
Oct. 17, 2022 — Research Assistant Professor Julian Cardenas was recently appointed as the Director of the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center.
Oct. 12, 2022 — A panel of environment law experts discussed the recent West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision and the EPA’s new limitations to regulate greenhouse gas during a University of Houston Law Center virtual U.S. Supreme Court Update CLE.
Oct. 04, 2022 — The 2022 Community Service Day held recently was an opportunity for the entering class at the University of Houston Law Center to bond with classmates, faculty and staff while participating in service projects.
Oct. 3, 2022 — The University of Houston Law Center was recently recognized in the Outstanding Diverse Organizations category in the Houston Business Journal’s 2022 Diversity in Business Awards.
Sept. 29, 2022 — Erwin Chemerinsky, President of the Association of American Law Schools, Dean and the Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor at UC Berkeley School of Law was the luncheon speaker focusing on the turbulent state of U.S. democracy during the University of Houston Law Center’s new John M. O’Quinn Law Building and Dedication Conference last Friday.
Sept. 29, 2022 — In a video just released by the University of Houston Law Center, Tyler Brewster, UHLC student and Student Bar Association President, showcases his favorite spots in the new John M. O’Quinn Law Building.
Sept. 28, 2022 — The University of Houston and the UH Law Center have long been recognized as inclusive institutions of higher education with culturally rich campus populations.
Sept. 28, 2022 — After decades of dreaming of a modern, all-above-ground facility, the University of Houston Law Center celebrated the culmination of tremendous efforts to bring the John M. O’Quinn Law Building into reality with two celebration events last week.
Sept. 19, 2022 — To commemorate the opening of the new John M. O’Quinn Law Building, some of the most notable names in bar association leadership, the judiciary, law firms, legal employers, and academia will gather at the University of Houston Law Center for a Celebration and Dedication Conference on Friday, Sept. 23.
Sep. 15, 2022 — The University of Houston Law Center’s Appellate Civil Rights Clinic joins the ACLU and ACLU of Texas, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, and Baker Botts L.L.P. in supporting transgender teens litigating to block Texas from investigating parents who provide gender-affirming care.
Aug. 31, 2022 — The University of Houston Law Center opens its state-of-the-art John M. O’Quinn Law Building, the newest law school building in Texas and one of the newest in the country.
August 09, 2022 – Students attending the University of Houston Law Center will soon have the opportunity to participate in a joint academic program with the Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) in Saudi Arabia. The UH Law Center and PMU recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding, a contract to establish an official collaboration between the two universities.
August 3, 2022 — The University of Houston Law Center's (UHLC) Pre-Law Pipeline Programs hosted a summer luncheon speaker series, which covered a range of topics including financial wellness, law school selection, diversity in the legal field, path to Big Law, admissions, and the versatility of a law degree.
August 3, 2022 — Clinical Supervising Attorney R. Parker Sheffy recently appeared before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on behalf of a University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic client.
August 1, 2022 — Twenty students and a faculty member from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL) in Mexico participated in the 2nd International Energy and Environmental Law Summer Course held at the University of Houston Law Center.
July 28, 2022 — Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a higher education analytics provider, listed the University of Houston Law Center in its 2022 World University Rankings for Law & Legal Studies.
July 27, 2022 — Friends, students, staff and alumni recently gathered online and in person to celebrate the life of University of Houston Law Center Professor Emeritus Michael A. Olivas, who spent 38 years as a member of the University of Houston Law Center community. Olivas unexpectedly died on April 22 at 71 years old.
July 26, 2022 – The University of Houston Law Center’s Immigration Clinic met with a delegation of congressional members from Guatemala at the Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy to discuss unaccompanied minors and immigration policy.
July 07, 2022 – Above the Law named the University of Houston Law Center to its nationally ranked Top 50 Law Schools list. This year, the Law Center moved up three spots to No. 44.
July 5, 2022 – Leading international transactional law firm, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has made University of Houston Law Center alumna Alison Chen (’03) the managing partner in charge at the firm’s Houston office.
June 30, 2022 – While the U.S. Department of Justice recently updated its policy requiring federal officers to intervene if colleagues are using excessive force, Zachary D. Kaufman, an associate professor of law and political science and co-director of the Criminal Justice Institute at the University of Houston Law Center, argues that this “necessary, overdue initiative... doesn’t go far enough.”
June 23, 2022––The global importance of addressing climate change and shift toward carbon neutrality are “never going to change,” said Sheila Hollis, Acting Executive Director of the United States Energy Association. But it’s “not an overnight job” either.
June 20, 2022 – University of Houston Law Center Assistant Professor Valerie Gutmann Koch was named a 2022 Health Law Scholar by the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics and the Center for Health Law Studies at Saint Louis University.
June 20, 2022 – The University of Houston Law Center is mourning the loss of North Carolina Central University School of Law Dean Browne C. Lewis.
June 16, 2022 – The University of Houston Law Center held its annual alumni meeting on Thursday, June 9.
June 14, 2022 – The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) awarded Caroline Drennen a 2022-23 RMMLF Scholarship of $7,102 and a Mary A. Viviano Scholarship of $7,500 to assist with academic expenses and further her passion in energy and environmental law.
June 9, 2022 – University of Houston Law Center Alumna, Nikita Westberg is currently working as a United States Air Force Judge Advocate (JAG) at Luke Airforce Base in Arizona.
June 8, 2022 – Charles “Al” Hammaker is now serving a two-year term on to the Galveston County Water Control & Improvement District No. 12 (GCWCID 12) Board of Directors. His role will be to evaluate and assist in administration and operation of the district’s water supply.
May 26, 2022 – Justices on the United States Supreme Court and all federal judges must promptly report financial disclosures and make them available in a publicly accessible database according to a bill passed by Congress and signed into law this month by President Joe Biden.
May 23, 2022 - Karen Jones, the University of Houston Law Center’s Executive Director of Global and Graduate Programs, will spend part of the 2022-2023 academic year in France after being selected as a recipient of the Fulbright International Education Administrators award.
May 20, 2022, – Sarah Smati was recently awarded the Vinson & Elkins Diversity Fellowship, placing her alongside 17 second-year scholars from 13 different law schools in the United States to gain hands-on experience at a Vinson & Elkins law firm.
May 18, 2022 - The 2022 University of Houston Law Center Commencement ceremony was held at the Fertitta Center on Sunday, May 15.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
April 22, 2022 – Acclaimed higher education and immigration law scholar and Professor Emeritus Michael A. Olivas died today.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feb. 21, 2022–– Michigan State University Professor of Economics and International Relations Dr. Lisa D. Cook presented the 2022 Bracewell Distinguished Lecture in Racial and Social Justice at UH Law Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feb. 7, 2022 – More than 350 practitioners attended the annual Joseph A. Vail Asylum Workshop recently.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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