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March 2015

UHLC’s Winslade:  Make your wishes known legally before onset of dementia

UHLC’s Winslade: Make your wishes known legally before onset of dementiaWilliam Winslade, distinguished visiting professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center, recently told a University gathering  it’s vital that people make their preferences about end-of-life issues known in a legally binding way before the onset of late-stage dementia. more...

NYU law prof argues in UHLC’s Spring IP Lecture that patent and copyright law is being abused.

FromerIn recent years, individuals and law firms have used U.S. patent and copyright law to make assertions that are not “good fits” with the original purpose, a New York University law professor said in the University of Houston Law Center’s Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law Spring Lecture. more...

UHLC co-hosts community forum on jail overcrowding

JailCriminal justice advocates will conduct a community forum Thursday to discuss measures that can be taken to reduce overcrowding in the Harris County Jail. more...

Law Center profs explore genetics in outer space 

NASAUniversity of Houston Law Center Professors Barbara Evans and Jessica Roberts took their expertise in the fields of genetics and genomic medicine to NASA’s Johnson Space Center recently to explore the role of genetic testing in personalized medicine and in mitigating risks related to space flight. more...

UHLC panelists:  Corporate counsel jobs offer broader perspective, different culture than firms

PanelistA group of corporate attorneys agreed that working in-house can have both benefits and drawbacks compared to working for a firm during a panel discussion recently with University of Houston Law Center students. more...

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