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UH Law Center Lawyering Skills and Strategies faculty present across the country 

Dec. 20, 2019 — From teaching online classes and pro bono initiatives to bar preparedness and  mindfulness, Lawyering Skills and Strategies professors at the University of Houston Law Center are establishing themselves as experts and innovators in numerous aspects of teaching and learning. more...

 

UH Law Center profs share persuasive writing techniques and Supreme Court insights at Fifth Circuit Bar seminar


Professors Kate Brem, left, Lauren Simpson and Hilary Reed offered techniques for better brief writing at an advocacy seminar.Oct. 23, 2019 — University of Houston Law Center professors recently conducted a writing workshop and discussed women and diversity on the U.S. Supreme Court at the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit’s 2019 Appellate Advocacy Seminar in New Orleans. more...

 

Two LSS Professors publish articles in the Fall 2019 edition of The Second Draft

Alissa GomezIn Learning to Love Pro Bono: A Practical Recipe for Engaging Law Students, Alissa Rubin Gomez describes a new Pro Bono event called the “Breakfast of Champions.” Together, law students, LSS faculty, practitioners on the newly-formed LSS Advisory Council, and UH law librarians answer questions posed by low-income Texans on the ABA's virtual legal advice platform, Free Legal Answers.  

Kenneth SwiftProfessor Swift describes his experience with online teaching in Give It a Try, It’s Not So Bad: Utilizing Distance Learning in First-Year Legal Research and Writing Courses. Professor Swift's article shares different ways that distance learning can be used in a legal research and writing course as well as tips and tricks to keep in mind when creating distance-learning videos.

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UH Law Center legal writing professors present and receive awards at national conference

BremMorathSimpsonJune 10, 2019 —Two University of Houston Law Center Lawyering Skills and Strategies professors recently presented at the Association of Legal Writing Directors Conference in Boston. more...

UH Law Center clinical faculty present at Empire State Legal Writing Conference in New York

booksMay 22, 2019 — Five clinical professors of the University of Houston Law Center – four Lawyering Skills and Strategies professors and the director of the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic – recently presented at the Biennial Empire State Legal Writing Conference in New York City. more...

A Challenge for LWI: Retaining and Valuing Our Roots

Ken Swift publishes an essay in the Legal Writing Journal. more...

 

 

Newly-formed LSS Advisory Council at UH Law Center provides online pro-bono legal aid

The University of Houston Law Center’s Lawyering Skills and Strategies Advisory Council did digital pro-bono work last week in the Hendricks Heritage Room. April 19, 2019 — Lawyering Skills and Strategies faculty at the University of Houston Law Center recently paired practicing local attorneys with Law Center students to provide free legal assistance to low-income Texans through the online platform Texas Legal Answers. more...

UH Law Center profs share legal writing expertise heading national committees

March 20, 2019 — Four Lawyering Skills and Strategies professors at the University of Houston Law Center have assumed leadership roles on key committees in national legal writing organizations. more...

Issues have to Percolate: Mandamus not available for Google in East Texas Venue Challenge

Hilary ReedHilary Reed will be a regular blogger for the Appellate Advocacy Blog and this is her first post. Though Google has no offices, employees, or store fronts in East Texas, it does have some servers there.  Last year, in a patent case, a district court judge deemed those servers a “place of business” in the Eastern District of Texas and established venue under 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b). more...

Our Pollinators Eat Local, Too!

Professor SimpsonProfessor Simpson was profiled in an article that appeared on the Edible Houston website. Professor Simpson describes how she became interested in local pollinators and the creation of her own pollinator-friendly garden, visited by over one hundred species of butterflies, bees, wasps and other pollinators. more...

UH Law Center LSS faculty share teaching insights at workshops from coast to coast

Randall M. EbnerSeven University of Houston Law Center Lawyering Skills and Strategies (“LSS”) professors recently traveled to law schools across the country to present their work on a wide variety of topics at the annual Legal Writing Institute “One-Day Workshops.” more...

UH Law Center Lawyering Skills and Strategies professors present at conferences in October 

Professor Alissa Rubin Gomez Professor Irene Ten Cate Nov. 1, 2018 — Two University of Houston Law Center professors presented their research on technology and pro bono work and the use of performance enhancing drugs in specific disciplines at conferences earlier this month. more...