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December 2016

UH Law Center expands digital class presence for students on the go 

Jacqueline Lipton The University of Houston Law Center recently began providing more online capabilities for students juggling a hectic schedule. more...

Mexico's undersecretary of electricity touts nation's potential for clean energy at UHLC presentation

Dr. César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa, Mexico’s undersecretary of electricity, discusses the nation’s energy reform initiatives at a forum titled “The New Power Sector in Mexico” at the University of Houston Law Center.Fifty percent of Mexico could be powered by renewable energy sources by 2050, according to the undersecretary of electricity of the Mexican Ministry of Energy, Dr. César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa. more...

November 2016

High school and middle school students take stand against hate at ADL youth summit at UHLC

ADLHundreds of young students recently pledged to combat bullying, discrimination and negative stereotypes at the Anti-Defamation League's 10th annual Beau and Abe Merfish No Place For Hate Youth Summit at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UH Law Center partners with Santa Clara Law for joint Communications Law class

With the assistance of teleconferencing technology, University of Houston Law Center Associate Professor Anthony Chase and Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Allen Hammond are close to completing the first semester of a collaborative Communications Law course between the two law schools. more...

'#Giving Tuesday' offers UHLC alums opportunity to help and thank their alma mater 

The University of Houston Law Center is asking alumni to join the nationwide #Giving Tuesday movement on Nov. 29 by making a contribution to enhance programs, increase scholarships, and further improve the school's top tier reputation for providing a quality legal education. more...

UHLC Pre-Law Pipeline Program wins grant to expand diversity efforts 

Access GroupThe Pre-Law Pipeline Program at the University of Houston Law Center has been awarded a $125,000 grant from a non-profit, law school organization to expand its efforts to increase diversity among law school applicants. more...

UHLC's clinical program provides crash course on FEMA, flood

artin Mayo, an expert in flood insurance law, goes through the process of making a flood claim during a recent discussion at the University of Houston Law Center.As hurricane season comes to a close, students learned about flood insurance, how to deal with FEMA, and what survivors of natural disasters need to do to prevent fraud during a recent lunch presentation at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Andrews Kurth Kenyon renews sponsorship of UHLC's national moot court championship 

Robert V. Jewell, managing partner of Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP, left, and Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes formalize an agreement for the firm to continue sponsoring a national moot court competition for the next three years.The firm of Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP has agreed to extend for another three years its sponsorship of the national moot court championship hosted by the Blakely Advocacy Institute of the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Briefcase Radio: Shared Economy

radioTechnology driven companies such as Airbnb, Uber, and Lyft are changing the way people use their property, enabling anyone with a car or a spare bedroom to compete with taxis and hotels. more...

 

UHLC's Nimmer named 'E-Lawyer of the Year' by Lawyer Monthly

UHLC's Nimmer named 'E-Lawyer of the Year' by Lawyer Monthly University of Houston Law Center Professor and former Dean Raymond T. Nimmer has been selected as 2016 Internet & E-commerce Lawyer of the Year – USA by readers of Lawyer Monthly. more...

UH Law Center's Discover Law Day opens door for next generation of lawyers

Local college and high school students had a sneak peek into the life of law students and lawyers during Discover Law Day Local college and high school students had a sneak peek into the life of law students and lawyers during "Discover Law Day" on Friday at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC students offered safety tips during 'Coffee with a Cop'

UH Police Department Lt. Chad Leveritt jokes with students and staff while delivering a serious message about campus safety.University of Houston Law Center students voiced their concerns and listened to advice about campus security this morning as UH police officers hosted a session of "Coffee with a Cop." more...

Briefcase Radio: Contract as Evil

gavelWhen you go online to buy a book or new music, you are entering into a contract. Contracts are fundamental to our free enterprise system. Professor of Law Peter Linzer, with the University of Houston Law Center thinks buyers need to be more aware. more...

Criminal justice reform advocates discuss arbitrary detention practices with U.N. group at UHLC 

Jay Jenkins, Harris County Project Attorney with the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, discusses the intersection of criminal justice and mental health to with a group of United Nations law scholars meeting at the University of Houston Law Center. Human rights lawyers from across the state recently presented their thoughts to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention during a meeting at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Election law scholars describe weakening of traditional political parties at Houston Law Review's Frankel Lecture 

Samuel Issacharoff delivers the keynote speech at the University of Houston Law Center’s 21st Annual Frankel Lecture, presented by the Houston Law Review.A leading constitutional law scholar said the roles of Democratic and Republican parties were diminished in the 2016 presidential election at the Houston Law Review's 21st Annual Frankel Lecture. more...

UHLC trial team repeat champions in national competition

UHLC trial team repeat champions in national competitionThe University of Houston Law Center mock trial team successfully defended its championship title this weekend as the winner of the National Trial Advocacy Competition in Lansing, Michigan. more...

University of Houston System wins trademark dispute as local law school adopts new name 

University of Houston System wins trademark dispute as local law school adopts new name The University of Houston has prevailed in its federal trademark lawsuit against South Texas College of Law, which briefly changed its name to Houston College of Law earlier this year.   more...

Briefcase Radio: Briefcase Radio Alumni Profile: Tony Buzbee '97

gavelTrial attorney and UH law alumnus, Tony Buzbee has had a number of defining moments in his legal career. He represented the residents of Texas City and La Marque and won one of the largest jury verdicts against British Petroleum. And he's represented clients such as former Governor Rick Perry and musician Jimmy Buffet. more...

UH Law Center 'Fellows' share experiences from local, global internships

University of Houston Law Center students who spent their summer working at non-profit, public interest agencies and government offices shared their success stories last week during a lunch with Dean Leonard M. Baynes in the Hendricks Heritage Room. more...

October 2016

UHLC 'Jurist in Residence,' Texas Supreme Court Justice Brown, evaluates pros/cons of technological advancements in law

xas Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey V. Brown ‘95 evaluated the impact of machines on the practice of law as part of a lecture series at the University of Houston Law Center.Texas Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey V. Brown weighed the benefits and drawbacks that emerging state of the art resources have on the legal profession as part of a lecture series Monday at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC writing and editing gurus provide guidance to gifted and talented high school students 

University of Houston Law Center Assistant Clinical Professor Merle Morris shares her technical writing advice with students in the Fort Bend ISD Gifted & Talented Mentorship Program.Assistant Clinical Professors Merle Morris and Lauren Simpson recently shared their editing and writing expertise with students enrolled in the Fort Bend Independent School District's Gifted & Talented Mentorship Program at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC's Black Law Students Association honors Jim Lemond '70, the school's first African-American graduate

Kourtney Collins, president of the University of Houston Law Center’s Black Legal Students Association, left, with Jim Lemond ’70, and BLSA vice president Zakiya CarterThe University of Houston Law Center's Black Law Students Association celebrated a local legal legend at its recent annual scholarship banquet at the Crowne Plaza Houston near NRG Stadium. more...

Briefcase Radio: Politicians as Fiduciaries

gavelThe right to vote is one of the most important rights granted to U.S. citizens. Assistant Professor Teddy Rave with the University of Houston Law Center teaches election law and has studied the concept of "politicians as fiduciaries." more...

UHLC panel, movie screening analyze history of women's suffrage 

University of Houston Law Center alumna Judy Dougherty ’78, left, Assistant Professor D. Theodore Rave, and UH English professor Elizabeth Gregory discuss voting rights at “American Women Fight to Vote!” in Krost Hall.As Americans weigh the candidacy of the first woman running for president on a major party ticket, panelists at the University of Houston Law Center recently discussed the lengthy struggle for women's suffrage that led to passage of the 19th amendment. more...

UHLC Prof Geoffrey Hoffman, three students defend "wave-through" entries of immigrants in amicus brief 

HoffmanWith the help of the American Immigration Council, University of Houston Law Center Clinical Associate Professor Geoffrey A. Hoffman filed an amicus brief Thursday on behalf of immigrants vulnerable to deportation by the U.S. Department of Justice's Board of Immigration Appeals. more...

UHLC Professor Olivas goes behind the music with "Law of Rock and Roll" lecture

OlivasUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Michael A. Olivas brought his one man-band to campus Monday, presenting new segments of his "Law of Rock and Roll" radio program, "sponsored"  by the Sports & Entertainment Law Organization. more...

Law Center community remembers former Dean Stephen Zamora; major gift from family announced

ZamoraRelatives, colleagues and friends gathered Monday to celebrate the life and legacy of Professor Emeritus Stephen Zamora as a man devoted to his family, international good will, legal scholarship, and the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Right-to-die advocate says patients' wishes should be honored at UHLC health law conference

Barbara Mancini, a consultant at Compassion and Choices, shares details from her arrest and trial during the University of Houston Law Center Health Law & Policy Institute’s “Ethical & Legal Issues in End of Life Care” panel in the Hendricks Heritage Room.The University of Houston Law Center's Health Law & Policy Institute speaker series kicked off last week with "Ethical & Legal Issues in End of Life Care." more...

 

Distinguished judges set for Sondock 'Jurist In Residence' program at UH Law Center

Justice Jeffrey V. BrownVisiting members of the bench provide valuable insight into the judiciary through day-long interaction with students, faculty, alumni and practitioners  more...

 

Statement from UH on South Texas College of Law Trademark Lawsuit more...

University of Houston Law Center granted temporary injunction to block renaming of South Texas College of Law

Federal judge finds change to Houston College of Law would cause confusion and harm to UH Law Center more...

UHLC Prof. Weaver says regulators must be watchdogs for oil and gas industry at EENR conference 

Government regulators must step up and challenge the status quo to ensure safety in the energy industry, University of Houston Law Center Professor Jacqueline Weaver told an international audience last week at the "First Inter-American Hydrocarbon Regulators Dialogue." more...

UH Law Center's Blakely Advocacy Institute successfully hosts two mediation competitions

UH Law Center's Blakely Advocacy Institute successfully hosts two mediation competitionsLaw students from across the country gathered at the University of Houston Law Center last week for the Jeffry S. Abrams National Mediator Competition, while Law Center students challenged their classmates at the Tom Newhouse Representing Clients in Mediation Competition. more...

UH Law Center students in dual degree program in Calgary meet U.S. diplomat

International Energy Lawyers Program student Aida Ahmadi, left, Hon. Gordon Giffin, Alysha Alibhai, Calgary Faculty of Law student Hong Feng, Richard Gardner and Chantel Carriere.University of Houston Law Center students enrolled in the International Energy Lawyers Program had the opportunity to meet former U.S. Ambassador Gordon D. Giffin recently at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law. more...

Briefcase Radio: Independent Crime Labs

gavelIn the fifth edition of Briefcase Radio on Houston Public Media News 88.7, Dean Leonard M. Baynes hosts Assistant Professor James Nelson to discuss the first amendment rights of for-profit businesses. more...

Baynes welcomes new UH Law Center faculty at Taste of Houston event

Baynes welcomes new UH Law Center faculty at Taste of Houston eventUniversity of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes announced the addition of six new faculty members recently at the "Alumni & Friends Reception: Taste of Houston" at the Sonoma Wine Bar on Richmond Avenue. more...

UH Law Center clinic provides legal expertise to Third Ward redevelopment effort

Christopher Heard, director of the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic, discusses a non-profit project with Mikayla Martinez 2L, left, and Nneka Morah 3L.A clinical program at the University of Houston Law Center will play an integral role in a major initiative by the university to help revitalize and develop its immediate neighborhood, Houston's Third Ward. more...

UH Law Center Research Prof. Winnike honored for developing public health emergency response books

Research Prof. WinnikUniversity of Houston Law Center Research Professor Allison N. Winnike was recognized Friday by the National Center for State Courts with its 2016 Distinguished Service Award for her work in developing emergency preparedness resources for judges and court administrators. more...

UHLC's Baynes updates 'state of the school' during sessions of 'Discussion with the Dean' 

University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes details the school’s latest developments during a talk with students, faculty and staff.Dean Leonard M. Baynes provided students, faculty and staff with a broad overview of recent happenings at the University of Houston Law Center during two "Discussion with the Dean" sessions on Wednesday. more...

'Students' learn basic legal rights at UHLC's People's Law School 

University of Houston Law Center Professor Emeritus Richard Alderman cautions against online scams during the latest edition of “The People’s Law School” at the Deluxe Theater in the Fifth Ward.Houstonians with a curiosity for law gained a better understanding of common legal issues during the most recent edition of the People's Law School this past weekend at the Deluxe Theater in the Fifth Ward and the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Law Center highlighted in "UH Moment" video for diversity accolade

Law Center highlighted in "UH Moment" video for diversity accoladeThe University of Houston Law Center and Dean Leonard M. Baynes were featured in the most recent edition of Houston Public Media's "UH Moment" segment airing on Channel 8. more...

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