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July 2015

UHLC Immigration Clinic students help detained women prepare for asylum interviews 

Photo outside Detention centerFive students in the Immigration Clinic at the University of Houston Law Center recently traveled to a family detention center southwest of San Antonio to prepare women for their upcoming appearances before immigration officials. more...

Same-sex marriage, ‘Obamacare’ take center stage at UHLC Supreme Court roundup

CLEIn its recently completed term, the U.S. Supreme Court made several landmark rulings – arguably the most sweeping of which was its finding that state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, making such unions legal across the land. more...

UHLC alumna, Judge Darlene Byrne ’87, to head national judicial organization

Judge Darlene Byrne ’87University of Houston Law Center alumna Darlene Byrne ’87, judge of the 126th District Court in Austin, will be inducted next week as president of a national organization of juvenile and family law judges. more...

UHLC Pre-Law Pipeline students urged to strive for excellence during closing event 

Group ShotMembers of the inaugural class of the University of Houston Law Center’s Pre-Law Pipeline Program  heard strong words of encouragement and said their goodbyes last week as their six-week initiation to the world of law came to an end. more...

Watt a surprise!  J.J. passes happy baby news to husband of UHLC alumna   

Texans’ “All-World” defensive end J.J. WatThe Texans’ “All-World” defensive end J.J. Watt always delivers on the gridiron, and he came through again recently when he surprised the husband of a Law Center alumna with the news that a baby is on the way. more...

Consortium including UHLC Center for U.S. and Mexican Law gains funding for Gulf research 

Oil RigA research consortium that includes the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center will share the nation’s first federal grant from the RESTORE Trust Fund to study Gulf Coast issues in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster. more...

Precision medicine takes UHLC Professor Evans to White House 

University of Houston Law Center Professor Barbara Evans was in Port Aransas on a recent Saturday, downcast at the prospect of an unsuccessful day of surfing—no waves!—when her smartphone pinged an invitation to the White House. more...

National Bar Association honors UHLC and Dean Baynes with Presidential Award 

NBAThe University of Houston Law Center and Dean Leonard M. Baynes will be honored next week by the National Bar Association for continued support of the organization, specifically co-sponsoring a symposium held annually in the name of an early civil rights advocate. more...

UH Law Center faculty examine recent Supreme Court decisions and what they mean for Texans

Supreme CourtAt least one county clerk has resigned after refusing to issue a marriage license to a gay couple in Texas and Obamacare subsidies will continue in the wake of recent rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court. more...

UHLC profs explore changes in teaching family law as definition of ‘family’ evolves

heppardTwo University of Houston Law Center faculty members discussed how academics can best respond to the changing face of family law during the recent mid-year meeting of the Association of American Law Schools. more...

Baynes outlines UHLC pre-law pipeline program in symposia on inclusion

chandlerUniversity of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes recently participated in a two-city symposium, “The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession,” presented by the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession. more...

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