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CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE





                                The UH Law Center operates a strategic and focused

                                collection of centers, institutes, and programs to fuel
                                its educational mission and its national reputation.



                                INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & INFORMATION LAW               ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES
                                (IPIL) INSTITUTE                                      (EENR) CENTER
                                The Intellectual Property & Information Law (IPIL) Institute is a    The Environment, Energy & Natural Resources (EENR) Center provides
                                recognized global leader in IP, technology, and information law,    a forum for education and discussion in environment, energy, and
                                including patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secrets law.    natural resources law in the city widely acknowledged as the Energy
                                Houston is one of the nation’s largest markets for the IPIL    Capital of the World. The Center examines some of the most important
                                disciplines, and the UH Law Center’s strong presence in this frontier   issues of the day, including climate change, air pollution, clean coal,
                                yields significant research opportunities for faculty and students.
                                Each year, the IPIL Institute hosts a national conference and other   and renewable energy. The Center provides a platform for government,
                                events to develop and debate commentary and policy proposals.  industry, public interest, and academic leaders from around the state,
                                                                                      nation, and world to discuss the interplay among protection of the
                                                                                      environment, development of energy and other natural resources,
                                                                                      and the impact of human and natural forces on those resources.
                                HEALTH LAW & POLICY INSTITUTE
                                The Health Law & Policy Institute advances understanding of
                                health law issues and provides guidance for significant policy
                                decisions affecting every element of health care. Known for    INTERNATIONAL ENERGY LAWYERS PROGRAM
                                its associations with academic and health institutions locally,    The Law Center also has partnered with the University of Calgary to
                                across the United States, and around the world, the Institute    establish the International Energy Lawyers Program, an initiative that
                                also facilitates student externships at government agencies and    allows students to earn both Canadian and U.S. law degrees in four
                                non-profit health institutions, including the Texas Medical Center.   years. The driving force behind the international program is a shared
                                Topics of ongoing study include electronic medical records,    commitment to natural resources, energy, and environmental law.
                                human experimentation, food and drug law, genetics, managed    The UH Law Center and Calgary Law each enjoy international
                                care, patient safety and medical error, disability discrimination,    reputations as leading law schools in these areas, and the cities of
                                health care finance, and health care fraud and abuse.
                                                                                      Houston and Calgary are both recognized as leading energy centers.
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