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January 2019

Nation's top moot court teams will vie for national championship in UH Law Center tourney

Jan. 18, 2019 — The nation's 16 top moot court teams will gather in Houston Jan. 23 to face off in the 11th annual Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship hosted by the Blakely Advocacy Institute of the University of Houston Law Center. more...

ABA to honor UH Law Center's Pre-Law Pipeline Program for accomplishments in diversity 

The next group of Pre-Law Pipeline Program students will begin their introduction to legal education on May 28 at the University of Houston Law Center.Jan. 17, 2019 — The University of Houston Law Center's Pre-Law Pipeline Program will be honored Jan. 25 by the American Bar Association's Council for Diversity in the Education Pipeline for its efforts on behalf of diversity in the legal profession. more...

Briefcase Radio: Gender mandates on corporate boards

Randall M. Ebner.S. women are well educated and work in about half of all management and professional jobs. However, Dean Leonard Baynes with the University of Houston Law Center notes they are virtually absent from corporate boards of directors. more...

UH Law Center’s Vail workshop provides attorneys with updates after “major sea change” in asylum cases

Randall M. EbnerAdvocates learned new methods at the Joseph A. Vail Asylum Law Workshop recently held at the University of Houston Law Center to help their clients after a recent Attorney General’s ruling significantly impacted asylum seekers who may have been victims of domestic violence. 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 1Ls meet and greet potential employers with eye toward job prospects

Randall M. EbnerFirst-year University of Houston Law Center students networked with prominent law firms and state agencies during the “Meet the OCI Employers” annual reception recently held by the Career Development Office. more...

Briefcase Radio: Gideon v. Wainwright

Randall M. EbnerIn a new ongoing segment on BriefcaseDean Leonard Baynes with the University of Houston Law Center looks at famous Supreme Court cases thru history. more...

 

ExxonMobil General Counsel to Lead off 2019 Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series at UH Law Center

Randall M. EbnerRandall M. Ebner brings nearly 40 years of experience in legal department and will provide insights into working for a multinational Fortune 500 company. more...

 

UHLC alum Butler ’81 builds career on foundation of standing up for employee rights

DouglassJan. 7, 2019 — Fighting for the underdog has been a staple throughout the legal career of Harris D. Butler. more...

 

UH Law Center remembers Professor Emeritus John Jay Douglass

DouglassJan. 4, 2019 — Professor Emeritus John Jay Douglass, who taught military law for 37 years at the University of Houston Law Center after serving 31 years in the U.S. Army, died recently at the age of 96. more...

UH Law Center professors Olivas and Nelson honored at 2019 AALS meeting

OlivasNelsonJan. 4, 2019 - Two members of the University of Houston Law Center faculty received accolades for their excellence in legal scholarship this week at the Association of American Law Schools annual meeting in New Orleans. more...

 

December 2018

Briefcase Radio: Judge Vanessa Gilmore '81 discusses implicit bias and the courts

Briefcase Radio: Judge Vanessa Gilmore '81 discusses implicit bias and the courts more...

 

 

UH Law Center's JCAP program expands legal services for area youth 

University of Houston Law Center Professor of Practice Katya Dow JCAP staff attorney Christina Beeler ‘18Dec. 14, 2018 — Established in 2014 as a mentoring program to reach youth before they are swept into the juvenile and criminal justice systems, the Juvenile & Capital Advocacy Project at the University of Houston has expanded over the years to include representation of delinquent youth in court, public school classroom presentations, and sealing of juvenile court records. more...

UH Law Center LL.M. graduate Scheid '93 named chair of State Bar of Texas Tax Section 

Dec. 10, 2018 – University of Houston Law Center LL.M. alumna, Catherine Scheid '93, recently began her one-year term leading the Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas. more...

 

Briefcase Radio: The Seventh Amednment

The Bill of Rights has guaranteed our freedoms and rights for over 200 years. more...

 

 

Experts from multiple disciplines urge cooperation and solidarity to curb human trafficking epidemic 

University of Houston Law Center adjunct professor Alfonso López de la Osa Escribano, director of the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law, was one of many speakers at “Human Trafficking 2018 & Beyond.”Dec. 4, 2018 — Members of academia and law enforcement recently suggested methods to combat human trafficking during a daylong symposium at the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion in the University of Houston's M.D. Anderson Library. more...

 

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