Dec. 11, 2020 - Administrators, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the University of Houston Law Center gathered virtually on Wednesday for a special edition of the annual Holiday Coffee event.
Attendees heard holiday jingles from Eduard Gavril, a PhD student from the University of Houston's Moores School of Music, learned about faculty and other milestones at the Law Center during the past year and received a virtual tour of renderings of The John M. O'Quinn Law Building, which is currently under construction.
"This has been a tough year for so many people," said Dean Leonard M. Baynes. "There has been the economic downturn, coronavirus, racial and social unrest. But it's really important for us to focus on positive things and some of the highlights happening at the Law Center. I want to wish the Law Center community a Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanzaa and a Happy New Year."
Baynes' presentation began with results from the September bar exam, in which Law Center graduates had a passing rate of more than 94 percent, the third-best result among Texas law schools. He also discussed the Law Center's standing in this year's U.S. News & World Report, and accolades from INSIGHT Into Diversity and preLaw magazines. It concluded with a question-and-answer session and attendees networking in breakout rooms for separate conversations.