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2024 University Commencement for the Law Center

The University of Houston is excited to celebrate its graduates during the upcoming spring commencement ceremonies. All graduates will have the opportunity to walk across the stage, have their name called and their photo taken! The details regarding the Law Center’s ceremony is as follows:

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Date:   

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Time:

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: 

Fertitta Center
3422 Cullen Blvd
Houston, TX 77204

Clear Bag Policy: The Fertitta Center enforces a clear bag policy to ensure the safety of our graduates and guests. Items such as backpacks, purses, and diaper bags are not permitted, and all attendees are strongly encouraged to not bring any bags to the facility.
The following items will be allowed inside the Fertitta Center:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and do not exceed 12 inches x 6 inches x 12 inches
  • 1-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc or similar)
  • A small clutch purse no larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches, with or without a handle or strap (These small clutches remain subject to search)

Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at the doors by arena personnel.

Live Stream link:  The live stream link will go “live” one hour prior to the start of the ceremony,  University Commencement Live Streams - University of Houston (uh.edu).

Commencement Tickets: Tickets will be required for all commencement ceremonies taking place at the University of Houston. Tickets will be distributed to the graduating students via email closer to the date of the ceremonies. Each graduate will receive six (6) electronic tickets. Graduates themselves will not require a ticket. Children two (2) years of age and under will not require tickets.
All commencement tickets are complimentary, and any unused tickets should be returned to the commencement ticket pool. The selling of commencement tickets is not condoned by the University and could constitute a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Commencement Guest Ticket Lottery:  Need additional guest tickets? Students interested in entering the commencement guest ticket lottery to receive additional tickets can submit a request​ for more tickets. The link to submit your request will be provided on UH’s Commencement Webpage the week of March 18.

The commencement lottery will be open to submit your request beginning March 21 at 10:00am CST through March 26 at 11:59pm CST. Please note, the availability of extra tickets is not guaranteed and depends on the number of graduates and amount of returned or unclaimed tickets; please plan accordingly.

Students will be notified of the commencement lottery results by the end of the day on April 2. If selected, your additional tickets will be available for pickup at the Graduation Celebration taking place on Thursday, April 11 from 9:00am – 4:00pm at the University of Houston Campus Store located at 4455 University Dr #130, Houston, TX 77204 in the Student Center South.

Additional pick-up dates and times are provided here.

For questions about commencement tickets please email, gradtickets@uh.edu

Parking: Complimentary parking will be available in designated areas, although carpooling is encouraged to help minimize traffic. Please click here for more parking information.

Attention: August 2024 graduates need to RSVP to participate in the ceremony by March 22; you will officially file for August graduation online in May.

University of Houston Law Center
Commencement Speaker

 

Lola Lin
Executive Vice President,
Chief Legal and Compliance Officer and Secretary
Howmet Aerospace

Lola Lin
 

Lola Lin
Executive Vice President
Chief Legal and Compliance Officer and Secretary
Howmet Aerospace

Lola Lin is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer and Secretary of Howmet Aerospace Inc.

Lola leads Howmet Aerospace’s legal team in all corporate, governance, securities/corporate finance, M&A, litigation, risk, employment, regulatory, intellectual property and commercial matters. She also leads the global Ethics & Compliance and is a member of the Howmet Aerospace Executive Leadership Team, the senior leadership team that sets strategic direction for the company.

Lola has more than 20 years of legal expertise over multiple industries.  She most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Airgas, Inc., a leading U.S. supplier of industrial gases, safety products and process chemicals, where she was responsible for corporate governance, compliance matters, strategic transactions, crisis management, regulatory matters, and litigation resolution.

Prior to her time at Airgas, Ms. Lin served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel within Air Liquide in the United States. Previously, she also held roles at Dell Inc., Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP as well as Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP.

Lola earned her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center and a B.A. from the University of Texas.

General RSVP for Law Commencement Ceremony

 

Important Dates

March 22nd  

Deadline to RSVP for Commencement Ceremony
Please click here to RSVP if you are planning to attend the commencement ceremony. December 2023 and August 2024 graduates must also RSVP.

(Tentatively) April 26th – May 10th

Regalia Pick-up from the Campus Bookstore
Regalia pick-up will be available at the Campus Store only. Regalia will only be released to students who have completed the Graduate Survey.

(The Campus bookstore is not open on weekends)

Graduate Survey
You must complete the Graduate survey 48 hours before picking up your regalia. The Career Development Office will email the survey to you before April 26th.

May 1st – 10th

Line Card and Commencement Day instructions
Participants must pick up their Line-card and Commencement Day instructions in the Office of Student Affairs

May 11th

Law Commencement Reception
3:00pm – 5:00pm at the Law Center – all graduates and their families are welcome; RSVPs are not necessary

Commencement Ceremony
7:00pm at the Fertitta Center - Graduates must arrive for line-up no later than 6:00pm

 

Rental of Graduation Regalia
(Only official UH Regalia can be worn for the ceremony)

The Law Center will pay for the regalia rental for those students who complete the Graduate Survey, which will be sent to the graduates via email by the Career Development Office. If you choose not to complete the survey, you will be responsible for the rental payment for your regalia.

JD and LLM students wear the same regalia!
Regalia is mandatory to participate in the ceremony.

Graduates must order regalia online anytime from February 5, 2024, to March 24, 2024, through Herff-Jones (https://herff.ly/uh) Click on the link for the Law Center, then click on the Cap & Gown Icon. Lastly, click on the Graduation Regalia icon and fill in your information.

There will be other items listed, (Keepsake stole, mini-tassel, keychain, etc.) that you can purchase as mementos, but these are not required. You get to keep the tam and hood as a keepsake from the Law Center.

Regalia ordered after the deadline will go through the Campus Store only, and availability will be based on surplus in the store. There’s no guarantee that regalia will be available in your size.

Regalia Pick- up

Distribution of regalia is tentatively April 26, 2024 – May 10, 2024, at the Campus Bookstore. Regalia will only be released to students who have completed the online Graduate Survey, unless the student chooses to pay for the regalia themselves. Please be sure to complete the survey a minimum of 48 hours before you go to pick up your regalia.

Campus Store – (713) 741-7095 or houston@bkstr.com

If you miss any of these deadlines, you should contact the UH bookstore immediately, (713) 741- 6311. The Law Center cannot obtain regalia for you.

Note: Remember to return your regalia by the deadline you received from the bookstore. The bookstore will be present after the ceremony on May 11th to receive regalia returns.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

LINE-CARDS

Line-cards and additional information will be available to pick up in the Office of Student Affairs May 1 – May 10, 2024

HONOR CORDS

The only honor cords worn at the Law Commencement ceremony are those special honor cords presented by the Order of the Barons to their members.

RETURN OF REGALIA

There will be Campus Store personnel to take your regalia after the ceremony or you may return it to the Campus Bookstore by the stated deadline you received from the bookstore. A late fee and/or a “hold” will be placed on your record if you miss the stated deadline.

DIPLOMAS

The Law Commencement Ceremony is a hooding ceremony only; diplomas are not handed out at the ceremony. Your diploma will be mailed to you later during the summer, after your final grades are posted and the University has cleared your record of all academic and financial obligations. If you have an outstanding balance with the University for any expense such as tuition, parking citations, library fines, etc., you will not be certified as a graduate until it is resolved.

NOTE: The name on the diploma and the mailing address is based on the information that you submitted when you applied to graduate online.

GUEST HOODER

If you have a parent, spouse, sibling, grandparent, uncle, or aunt who is an alumnus of the Law Center, and you would like that person to hood you, please be sure to provide their name when you submit your RSVP to attend the Law Commencement Ceremony. The guest hooder must be a relative who is an alumnus of the Law Center and/or a sitting Judge (no exceptions!).


PHOTOGRAPHS

A professional photographer will be taking pictures of individual graduates. The proofs will be mailed and/or emailed to the graduates using the information submitted to the Office of Student Affairs.

PROGRAM HONORS

December 2023 graduates, candidates for May 2024 and August 2024 graduates are invited to participate in the Law Commencement Ceremony.

December 2023 graduates:

Your name will appear in the program as indicated on the Commencement RSVP or as reported to the University on the graduation application if an RSVP is not received. Honors will be noted in the program and announced at the ceremony based on your final cumulative GPA

May 2024 graduation candidates:

Your name will appear in the program the way you listed your name on the Commencement RSVP or as reported to the University through the online Graduation application if an RSVP is not received. The Fall 2023 semester cumulative grade point average will be used to determine honors for the program only and announced at the Ceremony. Your final GPA (after Spring 2024 grades are reported) will determine if you graduate with honors based on the ranges provided below

August 2024 graduation candidates:

The Office of Student Affairs conducts a general audit to estimate which students will be eligible to graduate in August, but those students are not certified for graduation until after the Law Commencement Ceremony. Therefore, if you plan to participate in the Commencement ceremony or want your name to be listed in the program, you must submit your RSVP by the March 22nd deadline. No determination of honors will be listed in the program for August candidates.

University of Houston Law Center’s Honors Designation

Summa Cum Laude 3.860 to 4.000
Magna Cum Laude 3.730 to 3.859
Cum Laude  3.595 to 3.729

ORDER OF THE COIF

The Order of the Coif is an honorary scholastic society, the purpose of which is to encourage excellence in legal education by fostering a spirit of careful study, recognizing those who as law students attained a high grade of scholarship, and honoring those who as lawyers, judges and teachers attained high distinction for their scholarly or professional accomplishments.

For each academic year, measured from July 1st to June 30th, the Charter school may elect to membership those student’s whose grade record ranks in the top 10 percent of all the graduates for the designated period and who have five (5) semesters of graded law coursework.

The graduates will be ranked, and the top 10% will be invited to membership for the Order of the Coif.

FOR QUESTIONS

Office of Student Affairs      
Phone: (713) 743-2182
Email: lawOSA@uh.edu
For other general commencement information, please visit University of Houston – University Commencement.

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