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May 2017

Life changes: UHLC's Margaret Webber graduates and gives birth on same day  

May 24, 2017 — As Margaret Webber prepares to embark on a career in law, she is also beginning another lifelong journey —motherhood. more...

Baker '94 encourages Class of '17 to embrace unlimited opportunities of a legal career

Baker '94 encourages Class of '17 to embrace unlimited opportunities of a legal careerMay 18, 2017 – Meredith Attwell Baker encouraged 311 University of Houston Law Center graduates to keep an open mind about their practice areas at the Law Center Convocation on Saturday night at NRG Arena. more...

UHLC alum Garcia '16 pens book on upset elections

May 17, 2017 -  Ricco Garcia currently works as general counsel and as a legislative director for Texas Rep. Toni Rose, but the 2016 University of Houston Law Center alumnus can also add the term 'best-selling author' to his resume. more...

Briefcase Radio: ISPs And Browser Histories

Recently, Congress repealed the FCC rule protecting internet privacy by requiring users to "opt-in" for the use of their private on-line history more...

Star Jones '86 analyzes law's relationship with news at UHLC lecture 

Star Jones '86 analyzes law's relationship with news at UHLC lecture May 9, 2017 — New York prosecutor-turned-TV journalist and talk show host Star Jones returned to her alma mater to discuss the law's intersection with the press last Friday during a talk called, "Law, Justice & The Media" in Krost Hall at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC 'Energy Visiting Scholar' program designed to share expertise and promote research throughout the Americas

May 5, 2017 — The Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center at the University of Houston Law Center is launching an "Energy Visiting Scholar" research program with two former Latin American government officials as its first participants. more...

Legislative fellowship in health law sends three UHLC students to Austin

May 5, 2017 — Three University of Houston Law Center students' devotion to health law and policy led them to the Texas State Capitol for an inside look at the state legislature. more...

Zealous Advocacy Conference commemorates 50-year mark of Gault decision

Zealous Advocacy Conference commemorates 50-year mark of Gault decisionMay 4, 2017 - Juvenile justice attorneys learned new legal techniques to defend their clients during the recent 16th annual Zealous Advocacy Conference at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

April 2017

Legal legend, Richard "Racehorse" Haynes '56, died today at 90 

Legal legend, Richard April 28, 2017 — Richard "Racehorse" Haynes, a 1956 graduate of the University of Houston law school who became a courtroom legend representing defendants in some of the highest profile murder cases in the state, died today at the age of 90. more...

 

Briefcase Radio: Landlord-tenant law

Landlords in Texas have requirements that many may not understand. Professor Rick McElvaney, program director of the Center for Consumer Law, says there are some common legal missteps that cost landlords. more...

UH honors Law Center Prof. Douglas Moll with Teaching Excellence Award  

University of Houston Law Center students Fernando Basilio 2L, left, Sydney Nguyen 3L, Carlos Ruiz 2L, and Danny Avila 2L, a research assistant on International Investments and Arbitration. April 27, 2017 - The University of Houston presented Law Center Professor Douglas Moll with a faculty excellence award last week for his outstanding achievement in teaching. more...

Moot court competition in Spanish takes UHLC students to Colombia 

University of Houston Law Center students Fernando Basilio 2L, left, Sydney Nguyen 3L, Carlos Ruiz 2L, and Danny Avila 2L, a research assistant on International Investments and Arbitration. April 26, 2017 — Three University of Houston Law Center students traveled to Bogota, Colombia this semester as they participated in the International Investment Arbitration Competition, a moot court contest done entirely in Spanish. more...

Briefcase Radio: Legal definition of race

When we fill out forms, we select our race by checking a box. But how does the law define "race?" Dean Leonard Baynes with the University of Houston Law Center asks "What if we select a race other than the one we were born into?"more...

UHLC faculty and local attorneys teach legal fundamentals at People's Law School 

PLsApril 19, 2017 — More than 230 Houstonians with an interest in everyday legal issues recently visited campus for the latest edition of The People's Law School at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals holds hearing at UH Law Center

Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals holds hearing at UH Law Center
April 17, 2017 - The University of Houston Law Center was the site of a U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals hearing recently in Krost Hall. April 17, 2017 - The University of Houston Law Center was the site of a U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals hearing recently in Krost Hall. more...

UHLC earns national environmental law ranking from U.S. News & World Report

US News & World ReportApril 13, 2017 – The University of Houston Law Center's Environment, Energy & Natural Resources program was recently recognized as one of the top law schools in the country for environmental law by U.S. News & World Report with a No. 28 ranking. more...

UHLC 3L student Secord praised by national institute for energy paper

University of Houston Law Center 3L student Cameron SecordApril 11, 2017 - A third-year University of Houston Law Center student recently made the shortlist in a writing competition open to law students from across the country. more...

National lawmakers offer varying perspectives on energy policy at UHLC-hosted symposium

Rep. Gene Green '77, left, Wayne Christian of the Railroad Commission of Texas, UH professor Jim Granato, H. Russell Frisby Jr. of Stinson Leonard Street and Rep. Pete Olson, right, respond to audience questions on energy policy in Krost Hall at the University of Houston Law Center.April 11, 2017 - A discussion that analyzed the implications of President Donald Trump's administration's emerging energy policies and their potential impact on the industry, economy, and the future of the planet brought several U.S. congressmen to the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Appeals court judge urges UHLC students to show empathy at Sondock ethics lecture

Judge Roger GregorApril 7, 2017 — Chief Judge Roger Gregory of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals urged students to be compassionate throughout their legal careers during a presentation Monday as "Jurist-in-Residence at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC graduate Burke '12 named Houston's Outstanding Young Lawyer

April 5, 2017 — Five years into her career as an attorney, Marcella Burke is earning acclaim for her work. more...

 

Peggy Fortner retires after 16 years as head of LL.M. program at UHLC 

April 5, 2017 — Colleagues and students gathered last week to bid farewell to Peggy Fortner who is retiring after directing the University of Houston Law Center's graduate studies program for 16 years. more...

Hollywood pizazz and alumni generosity make Gala '17 a swinging success

It was a night of glitz and glamour as University of Houston Law Center held its 41st Annual Law Gala & Auction at the Hilton Americas with the theme "Hollywood Swing." more...

March 2017

UHLC Prof. Thompson urges congressional panel to support efforts to improve the state of forensic science system

March 31, 2017 — University of Houston Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson extolled the success of Houston's relatively new forensic science center during testimony before a congressional subcommittee Wednesday, and called for federal support to improve that crucial component of the criminal justice system nationwide. more...

UHLC Professor Knake pays tribute to shortlisted women Supreme Court nominees at Rosenberg Lecture

March 31, 2017 — Professor Renee Knake praised unsung heroes of the legal profession in a talk titled, "What Does it Mean to Be the First? Lessons from Women Shortlisted for the U.S. Supreme Court," last week at the Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture in Krost Hall at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC's EENR symposium tackles myriad energy industry issues throughout North America

March 28, 2017 Oil and gas law professionals throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico recently gathered for the "1st Annual Conference on North American Environment, Energy and Natural Resources" at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Professor Nimmer and UHLC cited for excellence in field of IP law

Professor Nimmer and UHLC cited for excellence in field of IP law More….
March 28, 2017 – University of Houston Law Center professor and former Dean Raymond T. Nimmer has been recognized with three awards for his work in the area of Intellectual Property law.
March 28, 2017 - University of Houston Law Center professor and former Dean Raymond T. Nimmer has been recognized with three awards for his work in the area of Intellectual Property law. more...

UH Law Center professor to discuss policies and reform efforts during three-day criminal justice symposium

Conference March 30-April 1 examines challenges and human toll of mass incarceration more...

 

Briefcase Radio: Tweets & POTUS

MicrophoneWith the tweets of President Trump in the news so frequently, Dean Leonard Baynes with the University of Houston Law Center explained how the Presidential Records Act might come into play. more...

International LL.M. guide ranks two UHLC programs in Top 10

March 21, 2017 - The University of Houston Law Center's LL.M. programs in Energy and Health Law were recently ranked in Top 10 lists published by LLM GUIDE. more...

UHLC Associate Dean Burke named dean of Oregon School of Law 

Associate Dean Marcilynn BurkeMarch 16, 2017 — University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes announced Wednesday that Associate Dean Marcilynn Burke has been named dean of the University of Oregon School of Law. more...

Three UHLC specialty programs keep Top 10 rankings in U.S. News survey 

March 14, 2017 — Three University of Houston Law Center specialty programs maintained their Top 10 rankings in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey of the nation's law schools. more...

UHLC Prof Evans champions "hidden figures" at London conference on 'citizen science' 

Barbara EvansMarch 8, 2017 — University of Houston Law Center Professor Barbara Evans recently traveled to London to deliver the keynote address at a conference exploring the growing worldwide citizen science movement. more...

Former UHLC lecturer and arbitration expert, Benjamin Sheppard, dies at 74 

Benjamin H. SheppardMarch 8, 2017 — Benjamin H. Sheppard, a former distinguished lecturer at the University of Houston Law Center and director of the school's A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center, died Saturday at his home in Houston at the age of 74. more...

February 2017

Georgetown professor analyzes intersection of criminal justice, hip-hop culture at UHLC lecture

Georgetown Law Professor Paul Butler examined how hip-hop can serve as a commentary for people of color in the United States at a recent lecture at the University of Houston Law Center. Feb. 28, 2017 — The merits of hip-hop music as a sociopolitical form of activism were discussed recently at a Black History Month presentation at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC alum and Samoan congressional delegate, Eni Faleomavaega, dies at 73 

UHLC alum and Samoan congressional delegate, Eni Faleomavaega, dies at 73  More
Feb. 23, 2017 — Eni H. Faleomavaega ’72, American Samoa's longest serving non-voting delegate to the U.S House of Representatives, died Wednesday at the age of 73 in Provo, Utah.
Feb. 23, 2017 — Eni H. Faleomavaega '72, American Samoa's longest serving non-voting delegate to the U.S House of Representatives, died Wednesday at the age of 73 in Provo, Utah. more...

Former UH evidence professor, Charles Ernest Friend, dies at 82

FriendFeb. 23, 2017 — Charles Ernest Friend, who taught at the then-University of Houston Bates College of Law in the late 1970s, died Feb. 20 in Williamsburg, Va., at the age of 82. more...

UH Law Center celebrates career of Prof. Weaver

Prof. WeaverFeb. 23, 2017 — After a career spanning 39 years, Professor Jacqueline L. Weaver, the A.A. White Professor of Law, retired from the University of Houston Law Center. more...

 

Georgetown 'three-peats' as winner of the Andrews Kurth Kenyon Moot Court National Championship hosted by UHLC's Blakely Advocacy Institute

Feb. 17, 2017 – The Georgetown University Law Center team is the first three-time winner of the annual Andrews Kurth Kenyon Moot Court National Championship hosted by the Blakely Advocacy Institute of the University of Houston Law Center.Feb. 17, 2017 – The Georgetown University Law Center team is the first three-time winner of the annual Andrews Kurth Kenyon Moot Court National Championship hosted by the Blakely Advocacy Institute of the University of Houston Law Center. more...

NCAA, NFL lawyers give tips on what makes a good sports lawyer at UHLC lecture

Three attorneys with years of experience in the NBA, NCAA and NFL shared some tricks of the sports law trade recently during "Touchdown! A Sports CLE Program" at the University of Houston Law Center.Feb. 16, 2017 – Three attorneys with years of experience in the NBA, NCAA and NFL shared some tricks of the sports law trade recently during "Touchdown! A Sports CLE Program" at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Briefcase Radio: President's Day

radioIn honor of this Monday's Presidents' Day, Dean Leonard Baynes with the University of Houston Law Center explained how the name and date of the holiday have changed (or not) over the past 132 years. more...

UHLC Dean Baynes calls upon students to help attain future 'vision'

UHLC Dean Baynes calls upon students to help attain future 'vision'Feb. 15, 2017 — University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes today outlined a five-year "Implementation of the Strategic Vision" for the school and asked students for their help in achieving the "lofty" goals during a "Discussion with the Dean" session. more...

UHLC unveils new clinical office suite with ribbon-cutting  

Ribbon CuttingFeb. 9, 2017 - The University of Houston Law Center celebrated its new and expanded clinical office space with a ribbon-cutting celebration on Wednesday. more...

Trade expert questions future of NAFTA at UHLC lecture

Trade expert questions future of NAFTA at UHLC lectureFeb. 8, 2017 - With President Donald J. Trump expected to take executive action on the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law analyzed what lies ahead at a lecture last week at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Federal Judge Miller '78 cites mentor as model of professionalism in Sondock ethics lecture at UHLC

Federal Judge Miller '78 cites mentor as model of professionalism in Sondock ethics lecture at UHLCFeb. 7, 2017 — U.S. District Judge Gray H. Miller, of the Southern District of Texas, paid homage to his colleague and friend Gibson Gayle Jr., as an exemplar of service and professionalism last week during his presentation as "Jurist-in-Residence" at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC community joins volunteer effort to aid immigrants affected by travel ban

Xavier LemondFeb. 2, 2017 —As confusion mounted across the nation's airports Sunday in the wake of the recent order banning immigrants from certain countries, the director of the University of Houston Law Center's Immigration Clinic, in his individual capacity, former students, and local attorneys headed to Bush Intercontinental Airport to see if they could help. more...

NFLPA's Smith defends rights of pro players at UHLC health law presentation

Xavier LemondFeb. 2, 2017 —DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Player's Association, called for fans to recognize the humanity of professional athletes in regards to safety and legal rights Tuesday at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC alumnus and former regent, Xavier Lemond, dies at 75

Xavier LemondFeb. 1, 2017 —Xavier Culver Lemond '73, the first African-American graduate of the University of Houston to serve on the UH System Board of Regents — and the first UH law school alumnus to serve in that capacity —has died at the age of 75 on Jan. 20. more...


January 2017

UH Law Center's value ranked No. 4 in the country, according to online lending site

Jan. 25, 2017 – The University of Houston Law Center was recently recognized as one of the top law schools in the country in salary-to-debt ratio by SoFi.com, a student loan finance company. more...

UHLC participates in University of Houston's "Here, We Go" campaign 

UHLC participates in University of Houston’s “Here, We Go” campaign  More…
Jan. 23, 2017 – The University of Houston Law Center played a supporting role as the University of Houston unveiled its $1 billion capital campaign, “Here, We Go: The Campaign for the University of Houston” last week.
Jan. 23, 2017 – The University of Houston Law Center played a supporting role as the University of Houston unveiled its $1 billion capital campaign, "Here, We Go: The Campaign for the University of Houston" last week. more...

UHLC's Lonny Hoffman weighs in on SCOTUS' pleading standards in U. of Chicago Law Review response essay

Jan. 13, 2017 – University of Houston Law Center Professor Lonny Hoffman recently offered his thoughts on the continuing debate over pleading standards adopted by the U.S. Supreme Court in the 2007 Bell Atlantic Corp v. Twombly and 2009 Ashcroft v. Iqbal cases. more...

 'Deflategate' topic of Moot Court National Championship hosted by UH Law Center on eve of Super Bowl

Andrews Kurth Kenyon Moot Court National ChampionshipJan. 12, 2017 — Nation's 16 best teams will argue Tom Brady's 'appeal' before 'Supreme Court' on Jan. 26 – 28 more...

UHLC Prof. Willis stresses mediation guidelines at UN conference in Tbilisi, Georgia

former Dean Raymond T. NimmerJan. 9, 2017 — University of Houston Law Center Professor Tasha Willis spoke recently in Tbilisi, Georgia, at a United Nations program designed to reform that eastern European country's judicial system, in part, through the increased use of mediation to ensure justice for all, especially children. more...

HBA and media explore sports violence in annual seminar Jan. 21

former Dean Raymond T. NimmerJan. 9, 2017 – Lawyers and journalists are teaming up to explore wide-ranging issues of sports violence during the 31st Law & the Media seminar on Jan. 21.

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UH Law Center Professor Nimmer joins editorial board of international research journal

former Dean Raymond T. NimmerJan. 5, 2017 - University of Houston Law Center Professor and former Dean Raymond T. Nimmer will be providing his expertise in intellectual property law and information technology law as a new member of the "Intellectual Property and Piracy Journal" editorial board. more...

UHLC's Center for U.S and Mexican Law partners with Rice's Baker Institute for book

Book CoverJan. 4, 2017 - The University of Houston Law Center's Center for U.S. and Mexican Law recently published a book that examines recent reform of the energy sector in Mexico. more...

 

APHA recognizes UHLC Professor Winnike for early career excellence in public health

APHA recognizes UHLC Professor Winnike for early career excellence in public healthJan. 4, 2017 – University of Houston Law Center Research Professor Allison N. Winnike was recently honored by the Law Section of the American Public Health Association. more...


Briefcase: Corporate Wellness Programs

radioAssociate Law Professor Jessica Robert's research on the Affordable Care Act more...

 

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