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April 2015

UH President Khator and UHLC Professor Olivas: UH improving on diversity

University of Houston President and System Chancellor Renu KhatorUniversity of Houston President and System Chancellor Renu Khator and UH Law Center Professor Michael A. Olivas agreed in a faculty discussion Monday that the university has made great strides toward increased diversity over the decades, while acknowledging that work remains to be done. more...

UHLC Professor Moll elected to American Law Institute 

Douglas MollUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Douglas Moll has been named to the prestigious American Law Institute, joining 17 faculty colleagues in the scholarly organization. more...

‘Musical Flavors of Houston’ subject of UHLC World Intellectual Property Day 

Musical NoteHow copyright issues affect the Houston music scene will be the subject of a World Intellectual Property Day seminar on April 24 at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Jackson Lee, federal prison official urge reform of system at UHLC event  

Jackson Lee, federal prison official urge reform of system at UHLC event   The federal criminal justice system needs rethinking to reduce the prison population and to help former inmates reintegrate into society, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and the head of the nation’s prison system advocated recently at the University of Houston Law Center on April 9. more...

‘People’s Law School’ at UHLC teaches ‘students’ about their rights

‘People’s Law School’ at UHLC teaches ‘students’ about their rightsSeveral hundred people spent Saturday morning at the University of Houston Law Center recently to learn about such things as landlord/tenant relationships, tax law, and the ramifications of the Affordable Care Act in the latest session of “The People’s Law School.” more...

NAFTA exec urges public involvement in environmental issues during EENR Speaker Series

NAFTA exec urges public involvement in environmental issues during EENR Speaker SeriesPublic participation is a key component in getting governments to address local environmental concerns, the director of a multinational commission that promotes cooperation on environmental issues in North America recently told University of Houston Law Center students and guests. more...

International lawyer tells UHLC students Mexico’s new challenge is implementing its sweeping reforms

International lawyer tells UHLC students Mexico’s new challenge is implementing its sweeping reformsMexico’s government has undergone sweeping structural reforms under its new administration, a specialist in international law recently told a group of University of Houston Law Center students. more...

UHLC legal blog draws global readership with 100,000-views

BooksAttorneys, scholars, students, legal researchers, and others take note: A blog published by librarians at the University of Houston Law Center has hit a milestone with more than 100,000 views since it began posting legal news and information five years ago. more...

Cougar pride and loyalty mark Luddie Collins’ 36 years in UHLC dean's suite

Luddie CollinsSix deans and thousands of faculty members and students later, Luddie M. Collins is still here, and at the age of 70, has no plans to retire soon. more...

UH Law Center prof says tighter controls on high-interest ‘payday’ loans may do more harm than good

Study finds federal proposals may favor big lenders, meaning fewer options and higher costs for low-income borrowers. more...

UH Law Center’s Thompson calls for forensic science reform in new book ‘Cops in Lab Coats’ 

To protect the interests of justice against potential conflicts of interest, forensic labs across the country should be removed from the auspices of law enforcement agencies and be made independent, University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson argues in her released new book. more...

Spring Break?  Not for these UHLC advocates

UHLC advocatesWhile some students spent Spring Break lying on a beach, visiting friends, or just relaxing at home, a number of overachieving University of Houston Law Center students were triumphantly waving the Blakely Advocacy Institute banner from courtrooms to classrooms and from Houston to Hong Kong. more...

Hone legal research and tech skills at free UHLC library workshop 

The University of Houston O’Quinn Law Library is hosting its 4th annual legal research and technology workshop for Law Center April 25. more...

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