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December 2012

Houston Lawyer article highlights UHLC research

Magazine coverCenter for U.S. and Mexican Law examines legal issues in Gulf energy development. more...

In the spirit of the season

Toy DriveUHLC community brings joy to needy children. more…

UHLC students win State Bar award

State Bar LogoKarla Garcia and Jim Silliman selected for exemplifying high standards in conduct and character more …

Staff Council honors UHLC employee

William CarterWilliam McCarter selected as a “Tier One Staffer.” more…

Namaste!

HLRSBA offers yoga session to teach relaxation techniques more…

November 2012

Houston Law Review celebrates 50th anniversary

HLRDean Raymond T. Nimmer praises law students for elevating journal throughout the years more…

Playful pups ease pre-exam tension

Smooch a PoochThe “Smooch a Pooch” event raises money for a local animal shelter more…

University of Houston Law Center professor examines $3 billion fertility industry

LL.M.  program ranked among the most innovativInternet marketing stresses ‘miracle’ of birth over costs and success rates more…

LL.M. program ranked among the most innovative

LL.M.  program ranked among the most innovativThe Financial Times’ Masters of Law listing shws how the best programs have performed more...

UHLC student crowned Miss Houston

Zoe CadoreZoe Cadore, 1L, will vie for the Miss Texas title next year more…

Children’s Center blog ranks in top 1 percent

LogoUHLC student site covers wide range of child-related issues. more….

Africa needs Western investment,
expert tells UHLC students

Africans demand greater involvement in natural resource development. more...

Experts disagree on extending bankruptcy option to troubled states

FrankelUHLC’s Houston Law Review hosts 17th Annual Frankel Lecture more …

October 2012

UHLC redesigns homepage

Law Center also launches new mobile site more …

Is bankruptcy the path to recovery for troubled cities and states?

Houston Law Review’s Frankel Lecture brings panel discussion on eve of national election more …

California mediator wins Abrams Competition

Edward MataEdward Mata receives Frank G. Evans Scholarship Award more …

Houston named one of the best cities for young attorneys

National Jurist

National Jurist compares buying power, legal market and social scene in survey more …

Pumpkin carving contest winners crowned

PumpkinForeign LL.M. students get into the spirit of Halloween more…

Dean says UHLC benefits from location and a growing legal market

Dean NimmerDean Nimmer answers student questions and outlines hiring priorities more …

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge will visit UHLC Oct. 25

prelaw mastheadJudge Edith H. Jones will discuss how the right to earn and grow property preserves democracy. more …

Evans to speak at genomic medicine symposium on Oct. 25

prelaw mastheadThe event explores the future of genomics-based therapies. more …

Blakely Advocacy Institute ranks among the best

prelaw masthead preLaw Magazine recognizes UHLC’s moot court program and hails the Law Center as a “Best Value” more …

ADR experts offer students practical advice on becoming mediators

Law Center hosts panel discussion as part of American Bar Association Mediation WeekLaw Center hosts panel discussion as part of American Bar Association Mediation Week more …

Olivas discusses Plyler vs. Doe

OlivasUHLC prof examines impact of 30-year-old U.S. Supreme Court ruling during the Center for Mexican American Studies’ 40th Anniversary Fall Speaker Series more…

Expert says deportation is ineffective at stopping undocumented immigration

HJILProfessor Daniel Kanstroom examines the impact of deportation on individuals, families and communities. more…

Jack BalagiaExxonMobil general counsel to speak at EENR Fall Lecture

Energy expert will explore the key legal issues here and abroad.  more…

Janicke honored at IPIL/Houston conference

JanickeUHLC prof cited for heading annual Institute on Intellectual Property Law. more...

Tourism is the future of spaceflight, experts say

HJIL logAlumnae discuss what the commercialization of the space industry means for the private and public sectors.  more…

Immigration law expert to examine deportation’s aftermath

Professor Daniel Kanstroom kicks off HJIL’s fall lecture series on Oct. 16. more…

Legal Experts say self-regulating web intermediaries set limits of free speech

ADLLaw Center, ADL host panel on the law and cyberhate. more…

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ChaseUHLC Professor and GHP Chairman Tony Chase says education is key to the city’s success

Chase addressed the city’s business community as part of Legal Excellence speaker series. more...

Boy Scouts of America honor Chase

Tony ChaseUHLC professor is recognized for helping urban and rural. more...

Tony ChaseThe University of Houston Law Center’s Legal Excellence speaker series launches Oct. 2 with GHP Chairman Tony Chase

Future lectures will explore healthcare, energy, tax, and trade issues affecting the Houston business community. more...

September 2012

Expert says parental child abductions are on the rise

Attorney Pamela Brown discusses pursuing justice across international borders more...

The University of Houston Law Center and The Anti-Defamation League present: Racists, Bigots and the Law on the Internet

Constitutional scholars to explore free speech, privacy, and hate speech and where to draw the line in cyberspace. more...

UHLC Legal Excellence speaker series launches Oct. 2 with Tony Chase

The lectures will explore healthcare, energy, tax and trade issues affecting the business community more...

University of Houston Law Center Announces Andrews Kurth Energy Law Scholars Program

Initiative underscores the Law Center’s commitment to scholarship and the future of energy and environmental law. more...

Renowned patent law veteran shares legal profession insights

MichelFormer Chief Judge Paul Michel talks clerkships, careers and views from the bench more...

State Bar of Texas creates “Richard Alderman Award”

state bar“People’s Lawyer” honored for commitment to consumer education more...

Center for U.S. and Mexican Law undertakes critical study of oil and gas development in Gulf of Mexico

flagsResearch project at the University of Houston Law Center will analyze widely different practices and recommend changes more...

People’s Law School re-convenes Sept. 29

plsUH Center for Consumer Law program will teach you about your legal rights. more...

August 2012

UHLC earns high marks among ‘Best Value’ law schools

National JuristNational Jurist compares cost to results in annual survey. more...

UHLC dean among ‘Best Lawyers’ in US

Best Lawyer

Nimmer voted by peers to annual list. more...

Fall Semester kicks off

Fall semesterGet to know the Class of 2015 with these fun facts. more...

Law Center welcomes Class of '15

OrientationIncoming students spend the day preparing for their first year of law school. more…

UH Law Center Announces Immigration Deferred Action Initiative

FLLMsImmigration Clinic Attorneys, Law Students to Assist and Provide Information to Qualified Individuals. more…

Empowerment Foundation honors Chase

FLLMsUHLC professor will be recognized at annual Leadership Summit here. more…

Foreign LL.M. program draws attorneys from 21 countries

FLLMsClass of ’12 learns ins and outs of UHLC life during 2-day orientation. more…

UHLC’s Gray fields health care questions in Liberty

Patrica GrayLions Club members hear about impact of sweeping Affordable Care Act. more…

June - July 2012

UHLC to offer corporate compliance course

Description: http://www.chainbridgetech.com/Images/documents.jpgNew class will give students a step up in the growing legal field. more…

U.S.-Mexico study under way to examine whether legal services have kept up with dramatic increases in cross-border interaction

US and Mexican FlagsCenter for U.S. and Mexican Law at UH Law Center to collaborate with Centro de Estudios Sobre la Enseñanza y el Aprendizaje del Derecho on the initiative. more...

UH Law Center health law experts weigh in on Affordable Care Act

Health Care

What did the Supreme Court rule and how will it affect Texans? more…

UHLC student wins international writing competition

Entries explore petroleum negotiation issues such as contract, law, or policy. more…

Hoffman attends White House immigration reform briefings

Hoffman attends White House immigration reform briefingsDiscussions focused on the challenges and legal issues involved with implementing the new deferred action policy. more…

Two UHLC students receive scholarships from IP Section of State Bar of Texas

Two UHLC students receive scholarships from IP Section of State Bar of TexasThe $2,500 Women and Minority Scholarship is awarded to those studying intellectual property law. more…

UHCL Summer Prelaw Institute underway

Scotus day 2012The program prepares undergrads for the rigorous academic environment of law school. more…

Professor Hoffman to attend White House briefing

Geoffrey HoffmanThe all-day event will consist of policy briefings and group discussions on immigration reform. more…

Sign up now for advanced arbitration training

Sign up now for advanced arbitration trainingThe comprehensive four-day course will cover all stages of arbitral process. more…

UHLC hosts annual Joseph A. Vail immigration workshop

LogoExperts examine asylum and mental disability issues. more…

UHLC symposium focuses on ethics and compliance

AldermanExperts share practical advice on meeting challenges of globalization. more…

Clinic supervisors cited for pro bono work

Geoffrey A. HoffmanImmigration advocacy group honors UHLC’s Hoffman and Beck. more…

Banner Day for Center for U.S. and Mexican Law

New Center draws international dignitaries for inaugural event.New Center draws international dignitaries for inaugural event. more…

May 2012

JacksonUHLC alums gather for annual meeting

Association president Jackson promises more activities in coming year. more...

Mayor names Thompson to Houston forensic science board

Sandra ThompsonNew board will create and manage operations of a crime lab unaffiliated with local police. more...

Congratulations Class of 2012!

CrainGraduates told law degree carries social responsibilities. more…

UHLC Center for Children blog earns high ranking

Center 4 CLP‘Children and the Law’ site rated in top 3%. more...

Consumer Law conference draws national attention

6th annual program for professors and others is unique in focusing on teaching. more…

“UH Moment” highlights national role of EENR Center

The Energy, Environment and Natural Resource Center at the University of Houston Law Center is becoming a major player in U.S. policy decisions because of its strength in two areas of law that are inevitably intertwined – energy and the environment. Watch the video.

Want to Be a Law Professor? Learn how

So you want to be a Law Professor?Professors Bruhl and Hoffman will tell you all you need to know in a Law Center workshop. more…

UH Moment showcases Texas Consumer Complaints Center

Texas Consumer Complaint CenterTCCC helps hundreds of consumers each month resolve their problems free of charge more...

April 2012

UHLC Dean’s Awards honor best and brightest

Dean's AwardWinners recognized for outstanding achievement and personal qualities. more…

UHLC Law Professor Hoffman dissects controversial immigration case

Geoffrey HoffmanSupreme Court to determine the constitutionality of Arizona’s S.B. 1070 more…

Marcella Burke, 3L, selected for Harvard editorial board

Marcella BurkeHouston Law Review editor will help edit Journal of Law and Public Policy. more...

Jim HawkinsCredit card companies still heavily targeting college students despite strict regulations

University of Houston Law Center Professor Jim Hawkins to release first empirical assessment of the CARD Act’s effectiveness for young consumers more...

Legal analysis following Supreme Court arguments in Arizona v. U.S. by UH Immigration Law Professor Geoffrey Hoffman

UH Law Center LogoAlso policy and legislative briefing from ACLU of Texas experts more…

ShapiroACLU’s head lawyer says Roberts court more aggressive and ideological than expected

Steven Shapiro speaks at UH Law Center event. more…

Veteran mediators share insights

Mediation Panel

A.A. White Center conducts advanced training session. more…

Barons name Hawkins ‘Prof of Year’

Jim HawkinsCited for his expertise and enjoyable teaching style. more…

HesterUHLC prof Tracy Hester moderator at Texas Tribune energy and environment symposium

Panelists explore pros and cons of shale as viable energy source. more…

Peoples Law SchoolPeople’s Law School big draw for community

Health care, debt collection, and wills top list of legal concerns in popular program. more...

50th board ready to lead Law Review

BirdsJournal ranks in top 2.5% worldwide. more...

UHLC feathered family officially named

BirdsMom and brood dubbed Hortense, Law, and Order. more...

Cowabunga! Gala a crashing success

mermaid‘Catch the Wave’ soiree raises $450k for UHLC. more…

University of Houston Law Center establishes Center for U.S. and Mexican Law

FlagsAs a gateway between two countries, UHLC is a natural setting for nation’s first research center for the study of Mexican law and legal aspects of U.S.-Mexico relations. more...

CJI holds pretrial detention conference in Austin

Thompson and ColbertThe event addressed policy changes that could be applied at state and county levels. more...

UHLC moot court team wins ‘Best Brief’

Albertus MagnusHighest overall score in the Elon University national competition. more…

“A Case for Excellence” unveiled

Albertus MagnusThe Law Center’s new fast-paced promotional video showcases the school’s strengths. more…

Gershowitz wins top award

Adam GershowitzUHLC criminal law professor honored with UH Teaching Excellence Award. more…

March 2012

People’s Law School re-convenes April 7

PLS LogoLegal Questions? Volunteer judges, lawyers and UHLC professors have the answers. more…

UHLC welcomes new students

Prospective StudentsProspective members of Class of ’15 given grand tour. more…

UHLC Professor Emeritus Wright dies at 84

University of Houston Law Center Professor James H. Wright ’56Remembered as outstanding tax law expert. more…

2L wins Sam Williamson Scholarship

Student Dyan ParadaUHLC clinic awards $5,000 to student dedicated to immigration law. more…

UHLC Dean talks tuition

Dean Ray NimmerDean Nimmer answers student questions and outlines a new program. more…

UHLC advocacy teams excel

The winning team of Michael Stewart, left, Tanner Honea, and Mary London Lehman walked away with the National Championship, and the trophies, in the John R. Brown Admiralty Competition in New Orleans.  Claim national championship and international finalist award. more…

National Jurist MagazineUHLC earns an ‘A’ for job transparency

Survey finds 41% of schools fail to provide detailed information on website. more…

Former UN ambassador warns of US vulnerability

John BoltonJohn Bolton explores the dangers and challenges facing the U.S. and the world. more…

 

Spring showers; green trees

TreesThe new trees surrounding the Law Center are thriving. more…

University of Houston Law Center maintains high ranking among top law schools

DSC_0175Intellectual Property and Health Law programs retain Top 10 positions. more...

“Less stress, more fun”

DSC_0175Law Center community takes break from the books for fun in the sun. more...

5th Circuit convenes at UHLC

An attorney argues his case before a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The arguments offer students an opportunity to observe appellate lawyers and judges at work. more…

Indian Supreme Court Justice says law must grow with times

gavelSwatanter Kumar explores the foundation and evolution of the Constitution of India. more…

UHLC advocacy team heads to ABA Championship

gavelSecond team makes semi-final round in regional competition. more…

University of CalgaryUniversity of Houston Law Center and University of Calgary launch joint program in International Energy Law

Law students will learn to analyze complex emerging issues in energy and environmental sectors and earn degrees in U.S. and Canada. more...

Olivas kicks out the jams

Michael OlivasUHLC professor explores the law and business of rock and roll. more…

February 2012

UHLC's home page moves up in rankings

Website continues climb to 24th of 200 nationwide in annual survey. more…

UHLC grads connect with top firms

Olivas and Jim RosenblattSchool’s annual Nat’l Law Journal “Go To” ranking up 10 spots. more…

Houston Law Review ranks among the best

Houston Law REview

42nd among more than 1,600 legal journals worldwide in 2011. more…

ILSA competition seeks judges

ILSA logoUHLC hosts Jessup moot court regional round Feb. 24-26. more…

UHLC clinic wins national pro bono award

Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc., CLINICCited for student and staff efforts in behalf of immigrants facing deportation. more…

Alumni, volunteers spruce up UH Law Center

Tree PlantersUH Law Alumni Association’s Planting Day benefits environment and beautifies campus. more…

Scholarly works-in-progress

Jamie LunIPIL Institute colloquium draws academics looking for feedback on their research. more…

UHLAA hosts career speaker series

Olivas and Jim RosenblattAlumni attorneys will tell how and why they chose their path to success. more…

Obama nominates Burke to Interior Dept. post

Associate Professor Marcilynn A. BurkeUHLC professor tapped to head Bureau of Land Management. more…

Appeals court finds California ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional

ScalesProminent GLBT lawyer and founder of institute that defends traditional marriage react to overturning of Prop 8 in debate held at UH Law Center. more...

Chase tells students: follow your passion

University of Houston Professor ChaseTalk on non-traditional ways to utilize a law degree is part of BLSA’s month of events. more…

Weaver awarded Fulbright grant

Jacqueline WeaverUHLC prof heading to Kazakhstan to offer Western perspective. more…

Table Talk

Table TalkUHLC students looking for summer jobs meet public sector employers. more…

Ben Sheppard elected to ALI

Ben SheppardUHLC’s commercial arbitration expert joins elite company. more…

GlobeUH Law Alumni Association is hosting tree planting day

The event will be held Feb. 11 at the UH Law Center from 9 a.m. to noon. more …

5th Circuit to convene at UHLC

GavelPanel will hear arguments in eight cases over two days in March. more …

IP scholars to present their works-in-progress at UHLC

IPIL LogoThe 2012 Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property (WIPIP) Colloquium will be held at the Law Center on Feb. 10-11. more …

Olivas honored as 'Immigration Champion'

Michael OlivasUHLC professor also will speak at public interest forum. more …

January 2012

South Texas claims moot court championship

SymposiumUHLC hosts annual Andrews Kurth national competition. more …

UHLC symposium focuses on environmental crimes

SymposiumAttorneys for both sides explain complexity of prosecutions. more …

Olivas participates in immigration documentary

Scales “A Fistful of Dollars, The New Emigrants” investigates the underside of the global economy. more …

UH Law Center Blakely Advocacy Institute Takes National Stage

Welcomes the nation’s top law students for moot court championship and sends its own student advocacy teams to compete in moot court, negotiation, and arbitration finals. more...

Mock Supreme Court hears case at UHLC

Scales Should courts or legislators deal with climate change liability? more …

GlobeClimate Change Liability the Focus of Mock U.S. Supreme Court at UH Law Center Jan. 19

Ken Starr, Tom Phillips and John Cruden to Preside over Mock SCOTUS Arguments. more...

Funeral plans for Patrick Thornton

Patrick ThorntonUHLC adjunct professor passed away after a battle with cancer. . more...

Moot court teams vie for national championship

moot courtUHLC hosts annual Andrews Kurth tourney and environmental symposium. more...

Olivas appears in conference video exhibit

Olivas on youtubeUHLC professor also will edit book on Mexican-American civil rights pioneer. more...

ScreenshotUniversity of Houston Law Center and West LegalEdcenter Enter Joint Venture

Law school becomes first in the country to provide its alumni with unprecedented access to the nation’s largest web-based CLE and professional development service. more...

Wine Bottle and GlassToast 2012 with UH Law Alumni Association

A wine tasting for the UHLC community will be held Jan. 25 from 6-8 p.m. at The Hofheinz House. more …

GlobeMock Supreme Court to hear climate arguments

EENR sponsors session on likely liability issues Jan. 19 at UHLC. more …

“Go National!” rally celebrates “Blakely Advocacy Trifecta”

Pep RallyFestivities send UHLC teams off to national championship tourneys. more …

Chase takes helm of Greater Houston Partnership

Prof. Chase of the Univeristy Of Houston Law CenterUHLC professor will help GHP strengthen initiatives to build economic prosperity in the Houston area. more …

Harvard scholar first speaker of UHLC spring colloquium

Olivas and Jim RosenblattVicki C. Jackson will examine “extra-territorial” constitutional interpretation Jan. 19 at noon in Heritage room. more …

Olivas tribute at D.C. reception

Olivas and Jim RosenblattUHLC prof ends term as AALS president. more …

briefcaseStudent Regents featured in latest Briefcase

The newest edition of UH Law Center’s annual alumni magazine is out now. more …

“Go National” Rally

Go national 2012 Advocacy TrifectaShow your support for UH Law Center advocacy teams advancing to championships. more …

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