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June 2015

Laura Gibson ’84 to lead Houston Bar Association  

chandlerUniversity of Houston Law Center alumna Laura Gibson, ’84, was elected this month as the new president of the Houston Bar Association, the fifth-largest metropolitan bar association in the nation. more...

UHLC Prof. Chandler tells Congressional leaders premium increases under the ACA in 2016 should be viewed with caution  

chandlerUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Seth Chandler testified today at a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Committee Subcommittee on Oversight on the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also called “Obamacare.” more...

UHLC Prof. Chandler to testify before Congress on insurance cost impacts of Obamacare

EENR speaker: Reforms after scandal allow Brazil to exploit energy resourcesUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Seth Chandler is slated to testify Wednesday at a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Committee Subcommittee on Oversight on the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also called “Obamacare.” more...

EENR speaker: Reforms after scandal allow Brazil to exploit energy resources

EENR speaker: Reforms after scandal allow Brazil to exploit energy resourcesStructural impediments in Brazil’s oil and gas regulatory regime followed by a corruption scandal involving the national hydrocarbons company set exploration in that country back for years, an international law professor said recently at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC’s director of mediation training retires, but popular program continues with veteran instructors

Professor Emeritus Thomas C. Newhouse trained hundreds in growing, specialized practice more...

 

UH Law Center Professor Jessica Roberts selected for prestigious Greenwall Foundation bioethics program. 

Jessica RobertsHealth law scholar’s three-year project will explore privacy issues and question of who owns genetic research information more...

Former UHLC prof says U.S. officials’ actions helped spread fear during Ebola crisis

U.S. health officials, policymakers, and others made significant mistakes during last year’s Ebola crisis which led to a sense of public distrust in the health care system’s ability to deal with the disease and helped foment panic, according to a leading health law expert and former University of Houston Law Center professor. more...

UH Reopens Wednesday
DATE: June 16, 2015 5:05:10 PM CDT

The University of Houston will resume normal operations Wednesday morning. This includes the UH-Sugar Land and UH System at Cinco Ranch campuses. All regularly scheduled classes and activities will take place. Those traveling to campus are advised to exercise caution in case any area roadways are subject to flooding.

Updated information is available at www.uh.edu/emergency

Students and alumni  give high marks to UHLC networking and job opportunities

The University of Houston Law Center ranks seventh among the nation’s law schools for offering the best networking and job opportunities, according to student and alumni responses to an online graduate school guide. more...

UHLC alumni association leaders honored at annual meeting

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June 10, 2015 - More than 50 alumni and friends of the University of Houston Law Center gathered recently to recognize the service of outgoing leaders of the alumni association and welcome new directors
More than 50 alumni and friends of the University of Houston Law Center gathered recently to recognize the service of outgoing leaders of the alumni association and welcome new directors more...

UHLC’s ‘Pipeline’ inaugural class draws college students from across the country to get head start on legal career

Twenty-two undergraduate students are taking part this month in an intensive, six-week pre-law program at the University of Houston Law Center to see if becoming a lawyer is right for them. more...

UHLC Immigration Clinic awarded grants to develop its outreach programs and better serve indigent immigrants

The Immigration Clinic at the University of Houston Law Center received $12,500 in grants from the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the State Bar of Texas Immigration and Nationality Law Section to expand and enhance its pro-bono services. more...

UH Law Center ‘Fellows’ will work here and abroad this summer in public interest jobs

Thirty-eight UHLC students are working as “Fellows” in public interest jobs this summer both in the U.S. and abroad. more...

 

The University of Houston’s Center for U.S. and Mexican Law releases its first study on the regulation of offshore oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico

oil rigAs negotiations between the United States and Mexico continue over the allocation of oil and gas rights in the Gulf of Mexico, the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center has released its first binational study of exploration and exploitation of offshore transboundary hydrocarbons in the Gulf. more...

Innovative University of Houston Law Center mentorship program to grow in second year

Initiative helps pair youth with adult role models and provides legal assistance to juvenile offenders. more...

 

UH Law Center prof Zale says it will take time for laws to catch up with ‘sharing economy’

Renting apartments, rooms, or homes raises new questions in property law more...

 

 

Texas Consumer Complaint Center at UH Law Center offers assistance to victims of recent flooding

WaterdropVolunteer lawyers and students can provide legal information and help after record month of rain which caused extensive damage across Texas more...

 

 

First graduates of Houston-Calgary law school partnership earn dual JDs with degree emphasis in energy law

First graduates of Houston-Calgary law school partnership earn dual JDs with degree emphasis in energy law International Energy Lawyers Program trains next generation of lawyers to handle complex energy and natural resources issues on both sides of the border. more...

 

UHLC Prof. Thompson examines forensic science in her latest book 

thompsonUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson will read excerpts from her latest book, “Cops in Lab Coats,” on Wednesday at Brazos Bookstore. more...

 

May 2015

Football stadium tragedy serves as backdrop for latest legal thriller by UH Law Center’s David Crump

Experience as former prosecutor, trial lawyer brings realism to fifth novel more...

 

Houston Law Review explores same-sex marriage in latest issue

Featured Yale Scholar Eskridge says constitution supports marriage equality claims more...

 

UH Law Center partners with Andrews Kurth for the IPIL Spring Lecture

Mark LemleyNationally ranked Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law to host Stanford law professor as inaugural speaker in 2016 more...

 

Telemedicine bill written by two UH Law Center students passes Texas House

CapitalA bill drafted largely by two students in the University of Houston Law Center’s Health Legislation & Advocacy class and designed to expand access to telemedicine services in Texas passed 141-0 in the Texas House and is awaiting action in the Senate. more...

CONGRESSIONAL ACTION NEEDED TO OPTIMIZE REGULATION OF GENOMIC TESTS

Researchers from University of Houston and University of Washington Co-author Special Report in New England Journal of Medicine more...

 

Early-career Texas legal scholars can share feedback on projects at UHLC workshop

PaperThe University of Houston Law Center is co-hosting a workshop in August for early-career scholars to share feedback on research ideas, works-in-progress, or articles being polished for publication. more...

UH Reopens Wednesday

The University of Houston is scheduled to resume normal operations beginning Wednesday morning. Those traveling to campus are advised to continue exercising caution in case any roadways may still be dangerous from recent flooding.  

UH officials will continue to monitor transportation and weather conditions and, if necessary, provide updated information at www.uh.edu/emergency.

Deadlines for financial aid forms and summer session tuition payments have been extended to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Barbara Stalder, staff attorney in UHLC’s civil practice clinic, named ‘Top Lawyer’

Barbara StalderBarbara J. Stalder, a supervising attorney in the University of Houston Law Center civil practice clinic, has been named by “HTexas” magazine as one of Houston’s Top Lawyers in family law for 2015. more...

UH Law Center Class of ‘15 urged to base their careers on character and helping others

Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva GuzmanTexas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman on Saturday urged the 322 graduates of the University of Houston Law Center to look to their future in the law with a strong moral compass and a commitment to service to the community. more...

Business group honors UHLC prof and entrepreneur Tony Chase for community service  

Anthony ChaseUniversity of Houston Law Center professor and businessman Anthony R. Chase will be honored tonight by the Houston Technology Center as part of its annual “Celebration of Entrepreneurs” at the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown. more...

UHLC alumna handles legal issues as UH team wins $10,000 energy challenge

A University of Houston Law Center alumna is part of a team that took top honors recently in a statewide competition to formulate the most creative and cost-effective way to recycle water used in hydraulic fracturing. more...

Federal appeals judge urges UHLC students to avoid “shut up” style of debate 

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May 8, 2015 - Americans on all sides of the political spectrum need to work toward more reasoned discourse that avoids the coarseness and “political correctness” that tends to shut down debate, a federal circuit court judge told students recently at the University of Houston Law Center.
Americans on all sides of the political spectrum need to work toward more reasoned discourse that avoids the coarseness and “political correctness” that tends to shut down debate, a federal circuit court judge told students recently at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC kicks off 2015 100% Challenge fundraising campaign with goal of increasing scholarships

Dean BaynesUniversity of Houston Law Center alumni from across the metropolitan area filled a large banquet room in the downtown offices of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP on Wednesday as the school launched its annual 100% Challenge fundraising effort. more...

UHLC meet and greet for new LL.M. class

UHLC meet and greet for new LL.M. classThe University of Houston Law Center welcomed admitted LL.M. students at a reception on Friday, May 1.  The students, with law degrees from  universities in the U.S. and 10 countries, will begin their LL.M. studies in August. more...

Blondie, Bartok, and La Mafia:  UH Law Center celebrates World Intellectual Property Day 

World IP dayHow “copyright-able” is a four-word phrase like “Who let the dogs out?” In the often-treacherous legal waters of the modern music industry, that question is not merely academic, a noted authority said recently in observance of World Intellectual Property Day at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UC Irvine law student wins grant from UHLC’s IPIL Institute

A third-year student at the University of California, Irvine School of Law is the 2015 winner of a grant awarded annually by the University of Houston Law Center’s Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law.A third-year student at the University of California, Irvine School of Law is the 2015 winner of a grant awarded annually by the University of Houston Law Center’s Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law. more...

Provost honors UHLC professors for their outstanding service to students, school, and community

ProvostTen members of the University of Houston Law Center faculty were honored recently at a luncheon hosted by the university provost to recognize their outstanding contributions to the law school and UH. more...

April 2015

UHLC hosts seminar on barriers to humanitarian relief for immigrants

UHLC hosts seminar on barriers to humanitarian relief for immigrantsImmigration attorneys from the greater Houston area and beyond learned recently about the ramifications of the latest court decisions and changes in the law at a daylong seminar held at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

No argument:  UHLC advocates celebrate successful year at first annual banquet

Brandon Schrencengost and Rosemin Badruddin, winners of the Tom Newhouse Mediation Competition, are congratulated by Dean Leonard M. Baynes.
University of Houston Law Center student advocates and those who teach, coach, and support them recently celebrated another successful year of competition as well as the school’s advocacy programs at the First Annual Advocacy Awards Banquet. more...

UHLC students earn scholarships from Association of Women Attorneys

BlackboardUniversity of Houston Law Center students Di Wang, 2L, and Barira Munshi, 3L, were awarded scholarships recently during the Fourth Annual Premier Women in Law Luncheon hosted by the Association of Women Attorneys (AWA). more...

University of Houston honors four Law Center profs for teaching excellence 

BlackboardFour members of the University of Houston Law Center faculty are winners of the university’s 2015 Teaching Excellence Awards, Provost Paula Myrick Short announced today. more...

UHLC 2015 Dean’s Awards recognize excellence in academic and community achievement 

Law students, faculty, staff, and proud family members filled the University of Houston Law Center’s Krost Hall Thursday night as Dean Leonard M. Baynes presented the 2014-2015 Dean’s Awards. more...

UHLC panelists agree women in criminal justice system face unique challenges 

Image result for women jailWomen who intersect with the criminal justice system – whether as defendants, inmates, victims, family members, or attorneys – face gender-specific issues that warrant closer attention, participants agreed in a recent University of Houston Law Center discussion. more...

Music copyright, technological shifts and Latin music are hot topics at Houston World Intellectual Property Day celebration

Musical NoteEvent at UH Law Center will bring together lawyers, scholars, and musicians for discussion on latest trends and legal issues. more...

UH Law Center alum Maynard ’73 urges students to hold true to their values

Maynard ’73A prominent, retired Houston trial attorney and active alumnus of the University of Houston Law Center told students recently that a key to success in the legal profession, as in life, is maintaining one’s integrity and personal values in the face of a culture that often makes that difficult. more...

UHLC Prof Willis discusses diversity issues in mediation at ABA conference

WillisUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Tasha Willis and a panel of Texas lawyers and judges recently led a presentation on diversity issues in mediation at the 17th Annual Section of Dispute Resolution ABA Spring Conference in Seattle. more...

Not to be outbid, UHLC students raise record $7,000 in annual PILO auction

Not to be outbid, UHLC students raise record $7,000 in annual PILO auction  The seventh annual PILO auction brought in a record amount of money for scholarships and a public service agency with heavy bidding for everything from dinners with faculty members to sports memorabilia and a snowball fight with a professor. more...

UHLC debate questions constitutionality of a national DNA database

UHLC debate questions constitutionality of a national DNA database Should the entire population of the United States be compelled to provide samples of their DNA to a government database to help prosecute guilty individuals and exonerate the innocent? That was the question posed in a recent debate at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Founders of UHLC’s Houston Journal of International Law honored

University of Houston President and System Chancellor Renu KhatorThe Houston Journal of International Law’s annual awards banquet paid tribute to four alumni who played key roles in the Journal’s formation in 1978. John Brentin ’78, Austin Barsalou ’79, and Scott Cramer ’80 served as the first three editors-in-chief of the Journal.. more...

UH President Khator and UHLC Professor Olivas: UH improving on diversity

University of Houston President and System Chancellor Renu KhatorUniversity of Houston President and System Chancellor Renu Khator and UH Law Center Professor Michael A. Olivas agreed in a faculty discussion Monday that the university has made great strides toward increased diversity over the decades, while acknowledging that work remains to be done. more...

UHLC Professor Moll elected to American Law Institute 

Douglas MollUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Douglas Moll has been named to the prestigious American Law Institute, joining 17 faculty colleagues in the scholarly organization. more...


‘Musical Flavors of Houston’ subject of UHLC World Intellectual Property Day 

Musical NoteHow copyright issues affect the Houston music scene will be the subject of a World Intellectual Property Day seminar on April 24 at the University of Houston Law Center. more...


Jackson Lee, federal prison official urge reform of system at UHLC event  

Jackson Lee, federal prison official urge reform of system at UHLC event   The federal criminal justice system needs rethinking to reduce the prison population and to help former inmates reintegrate into society, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and the head of the nation’s prison system advocated recently at the University of Houston Law Center on April 9. more...

‘People’s Law School’ at UHLC teaches ‘students’ about their rights

‘People’s Law School’ at UHLC teaches ‘students’ about their rightsSeveral hundred people spent Saturday morning at the University of Houston Law Center recently to learn about such things as landlord/tenant relationships, tax law, and the ramifications of the Affordable Care Act in the latest session of “The People’s Law School.” more...

NAFTA exec urges public involvement in environmental issues during EENR Speaker Series

NAFTA exec urges public involvement in environmental issues during EENR Speaker SeriesPublic participation is a key component in getting governments to address local environmental concerns, the director of a multinational commission that promotes cooperation on environmental issues in North America recently told University of Houston Law Center students and guests. more...

International lawyer tells UHLC students Mexico’s new challenge is implementing its sweeping reforms

International lawyer tells UHLC students Mexico’s new challenge is implementing its sweeping reformsMexico’s government has undergone sweeping structural reforms under its new administration, a specialist in international law recently told a group of University of Houston Law Center students. more...

UHLC legal blog draws global readership with 100,000-views

BooksAttorneys, scholars, students, legal researchers, and others take note: A blog published by librarians at the University of Houston Law Center has hit a milestone with more than 100,000 views since it began posting legal news and information five years ago. more...

Cougar pride and loyalty mark Luddie Collins’ 36 years in UHLC dean's suite

Luddie CollinsSix deans and thousands of faculty members and students later, Luddie M. Collins is still here, and at the age of 70, has no plans to retire soon. more...


UH Law Center prof says tighter controls on high-interest ‘payday’ loans may do more harm than good

Study finds federal proposals may favor big lenders, meaning fewer options and higher costs for low-income borrowers. more...


UH Law Center’s Thompson calls for forensic science reform in new book ‘Cops in Lab Coats’ 

To protect the interests of justice against potential conflicts of interest, forensic labs across the country should be removed from the auspices of law enforcement agencies and be made independent, University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson argues in her released new book. more...

Spring Break?  Not for these UHLC advocates

UHLC advocatesWhile some students spent Spring Break lying on a beach, visiting friends, or just relaxing at home, a number of overachieving University of Houston Law Center students were triumphantly waving the Blakely Advocacy Institute banner from courtrooms to classrooms and from Houston to Hong Kong. more...

Hone legal research and tech skills at free UHLC library workshop 

The University of Houston O’Quinn Law Library is hosting its 4th annual legal research and technology workshop for Law Center April 25. more...

March 2015

Star Jones ’86 says UH Law Center legal education served as foundation for career trajectory

University of Houston Law Center students mingled with representatives of law firms and corporations Thursday to learn about the employers’ practice areas and get a feel for their cultural environment.New York prosecutor-turned-TV journalist and talk show host Star Jones, one of the University of Houston Law Center’s most prominent alumni, returned to her alma mater today to meet with faculty, staff and students and to promote diversity in the workplace.. more...

Students and future employers meet and greet at UHLC reception

University of Houston Law Center students mingled with representatives of law firms and corporations Thursday to learn about the employers’ practice areas and get a feel for their cultural environment.University of Houston Law Center students mingled with representatives of law firms and corporations Thursday to learn about the employers’ practice areas and get a feel for their cultural environment. more...

UH Law Center’s “Star” – attorney and TV personality Star Jones – returns to where it all began

Star JonesVisit to alma mater coincides with hosting of free Career Networking Fair at George R. Brown more...

 

UHLC student testifies before state House panel on medical licensure bill 

UHLC student testifies before state House panel on medical licensure bill  More…Bradley Cook, a University of Houston Law Center LL.M. student, recently testified before a Texas House committee in favor of a bill that would make Texas part of an interstate medical licensure compact. more...

Women’s center honors Janet Beck of UHLC Immigration Clinic

Janet BeckThe University of Houston Women and Gender Resource Center (WGRC) has named Assistant Clinical Professor Janet B. Beck of the Law Center’s Immigration Clinic as the winner of the 2015 WGRC Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award in the clinical faculty category. more...

Learn your legal rights April 4 at the ‘People’s Law School’

gavelVolunteer lawyers, judges, and law professors, will teach courses and answer questions in 14 different areas of law. more...

 

UHLC immigration clinic hosts national seminar on humanitarian relief issues

gavelThe University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic is co-sponsoring a national seminar in April focusing on criminal and public safety issues that may block humanitarian relief for undocumented immigrants. more...

UHLC wins $100,000 grant to develop online programs

LaptopThe University of Houston has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Law Center for development of a pilot online education program at the law school. more...

UHLC Immigration Clinic recognized by AILA for its pro bono service

VideoThe University of Houston Law Center’s immigration clinic has been selected as the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Pro Bono Hero for the Central Region. more...

UH Law Center debuts ‘Powerhouse’ video 

VideoThe University of Houston Law Center has launched an informational video in conjunction with the University’s “Welcome to the Powerhouse” campaign showcasing the exceptional educational opportunities available at Houston’s top tier law school. more...

AWA to honor federal judge and UHLC adjunct, Lee Rosenthal

AWA to honor federal judge and UHLC adjunct, Lee Rosenthal U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal, who teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center, will be recognized on March 25 by the Association of Women Attorneys (AWA) during its annual “Premier Women in Law Gala.” more...

UH Law Center’s Intellectual Property and Health law programs climb higher in U.S. News Top 10 

U.S. News & World ReportTwo of the University of Houston Law Center’s specialty programs moved up in the annual Top 10 rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. more...

UHLC panel says careers in immigration law offer variety and humanitarian rewards

UHLC panel says careers in immigration law offer variety and humanitarian rewardsRegardless of whether the U.S. Congress passes comprehensive immigration reform any time soon, there will be plenty of work for immigration lawyers that can be both lucrative and fulfilling, a panel told University of Houston Law Center students Wednesday. more...

UH Law Center accepting applicants for new ‘pipeline’ program

UH Law Center accepting applicants for new ‘pipeline’ programThe University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) announces the launch of its Pre-Law Pipeline Program, designed to attract and encourage undergraduate students from low income, first generation, and underrepresented backgrounds to pursue legal careers. more...

And they’re off! Newly Admitted Students Day

And they’re off! Newly Admitted Students Day University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes welcomes newly admitted students of the Class of 2018 at the start of a daylong series of events designed to acquaint them with the school, faculty, and legal community. more...

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...

February 2015

UHLC’s Baynes: Law ‘bends toward justice’ as society changes on race issues

BaynesIn a period of increased scrutiny and criticism leveled at police departments and the U.S. judicial system over perceptions of bias and brutality, it’s important to remember that the law is continually evolving, University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes said during a discussion of race relations Tuesday evening. more...

UHLC Health Law & Policy Institute announces Health Legislative Fellows

Cle Holly and Nicolas Kalla are serving as legislative fellows in Austin for the ongoing session. An interest in health law has taken two University of Houston Law Center students to Austin as legislative fellows for the current session, and the Health Law & Policy Institute is looking for a third to work this summer in Washington, D.C. more...

Panel discusses ‘non-traditional careers’ for law school grads

Erin McClarty, left, Anthony Chase, Jordan Latham, and Tiffany Tucker offered advice to students considering using their law degree in non-traditional careers. The Black Law Student Association at the University of Houston Law Center today hosted a panel discussion on “Non- traditional Legal Careers” that focused on the versatility of a J.D. degree.  more...

UHLC ranks 31st as ‘Go-To’ school based on hires by Top 250 firms 

Justice ScalesThe University of Houston Law Center ranked 31st as a “Go-To” law school based on the National Law Journal’s annual survey of the number of first-year associates hired by the nation’s 250 top law firms. more...

UHLC’s Dean Baynes joins Soledad O’Brien in ‘Black in America Tour’ panel 

Soledad O’BrienSoledad O’Brien, award-winning broadcast journalist, producer, documentarian, and philanthropist, brings her “Black in America Tour” to the University of Houston campus tonight to lead an interactive discussion about race relations with panelists including UH Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes. more...

UHLC team heads to nationals after winning ABA regional moot court competition

UHLC team is headed to nationals after winning regional in the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition.  The University of Houston Law Center moot court team took its advocacy skills to New York City this past weekend and walked away with the regional championship in the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition. more...

UH Law Center symposium panelists say Harris County grand jury system needs transparency

Grand JuryIn the wake of controversial police-involved deaths of unarmed suspects coupled with questions about the grand jury system, the University of Houston Law Center last week held a symposium examining policing issues with viewpoints representing a broad spectrum of the legal community. more...

UHLC ‘Small & Midsize Firm Open House’ connects students with employers

UHLC student Emily Mott shakes the hand of a firm representative.  Resumes in hand and wearing their sharpest business attire, approximately 100 University of Houston Law Center students filled the Houston Room of the UH Student Center Friday to meet prospective employers at the “Small & Midsize Firm Open House.” more...

Houston lawyers tell UHLC students how to land jobs at small, medium-sized firms

PanelAttorneys from several Houston-area small and midsize law firms this week gave University of Houston Law Center students advice on how to get a job and stand out once they are hired. more...

UHLC Immigration Clinic sets precedent in South Texas case

UHLC Immigration Clinic sets precedent in South Texas caseFresh on the heels of securing the release on bond of two Central American families from an immigration detention center in South Texas, members of the University of Houston Law Center’s Immigration Clinic were able to get another family released – and in the process, set an important procedural precedent. more...

Judge blocks immigration policy on technicality, UHLC prof explains

geoffrey HoffmanThe ruling by a Texas federal judge temporarily blocking President Obama’s immigration initiatives is narrowly based on a perceived administrative technicality and not on the constitutionality of the new policy, a University of Houston Law Center professor said Wednesday. more...

Dean Baynes takes ‘roadshow’ to Winstead

Dean Baynes takes ‘roadshow’ to WinsteadDean Leonard M. Baynes took his message on the road Monday, extolling the quality of the University of Houston Law Center and its graduates before an audience of about 35 attorneys at the Winstead law firm downtown. more...

Panel discusses ‘Small and Midsize Firms: ‘How do I know if small is for me?’ 

Attorneys Ty Doyle, left, Corey Devine, and Ryan Dove discuss small v. big firms.A panel of Houston attorneys Monday offered University of Houston Law Center students advice on how to determine whether a large or smaller firm is right for them, and how to go about getting a job with one of them. more...

UHLC team named “World Champions” in international mediation competition  more…

The Law Center team of Rose Badruddin and Brandon Schrecengost are World Champions after beating teams from 34 countries in an international mediation competition. University of Houston Law Center students Rose Badruddin and Brandon Schrecengost, representing the Blakely Advocacy Institute, were named World Champions at the International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris, France, on Wednesday. more...

UHLC alum Tony Buzbee wins $29 million verdict in battery explosion death case

UHLC alum Tony Buzbee wins $29 million verdict in battery explosion death case  more…UH Law Center alumnus Tony Buzbee ‘97 won a $29 million jury award this month for the family of an oilfield service worker killed on the job by the explosion of an industrial battery. more...

 

UHLC Dean Baynes details building study, faculty hiring in talk with students

DeanUniversity of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes told students Tuesday that efforts are proceeding to find funding for a new, state-of-the-art facility, to hire new faculty, and to better connect students with alumni, among other initiatives of his new administration. more...

 

UH Law Center will examine role of grand juries, policing, and civil rights in upcoming CLE

Lady JusticeLaw enforcement officials, prosecutors, and law professors to participate more...

 

 

UH Law Center team wins National Trial Competition

MockUniversity of Houston Law Center students Ashley Ellerin, Travis Holland, and Barira Munshi won the Costello National Criminal Mock Trial Advocacy Competition hosted this past weekend by George Mason University. more...

UHLC hosts panel discussion on gender and race issues in the legal profession

BaynesThe University of Houston Law Center on Thursday hosted a panel discussion called “Perspectives on Gender and Race” in the legal profession, particularly focused on increasing opportunities for women and minority lawyers. more...

UHLC Immigration Clinic secures the release of two detained families

ProfessorFaculty and students with the University of Houston Law Center’s Immigration Clinic recently were able to secure the release on bond of two Central American families from the Karnes County Residential Center, a federal detention facility outside San Antonio. more...

UHLC students learn about public sector careers in "Table Talk"

UHLC students learn about public sector careers in "Table Talk"University of Houston Law Center students had the opportunity to meet with employers in the public interest sector and discuss internship opportunities during the Government and Public Interest Table Talk (GPITT) at the University of Houston Student Center Ballroom on Friday, Feb. 6. more...

Dean Baynes named to Lawyers Of Color's Fourth Annual Power List

BaynesUH Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes has been selected to the Lawyers Of Color’s Fourth Annual Power List, a catalog of the nation’s most influential minority attorneys and non-minority diversity advocates more...

 

UHLC alum and adjunct discusses Venezuelan geopolitics

Julian CardenasJulian Cardenas, an alumnus and adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center, recently spoke to the World Affairs Council of Houston about the "Geopolitics of Oil and the Current Economic Situation in Venezuela." more...

January 2015

UHLC faculty to participate in several events during ABA Midyear Meeting

ABAThe University of Houston Law Center will host a number of activities during the American Bar Association’s annual Midyear Meeting Feb. 4-10 in Houston -- the first in the Bayou City since 1981. more...

EPA official urges stakeholders to provide input in setting regulations

EPA official urges stakeholders to provide input in setting regulations  more…The general counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told a gathering at the University of Houston Law Center Wednesday that the agency is working hard to engage community members and other stakeholders as it develops new regulations. more...

Business group to honor UHLC prof and entrepreneur Tony Chase for outstanding service to the community

tony ChaseUniversity of Houston Law Center professor and businessman Anthony R. Chase will be honored in May by the Houston Technology Center as part of its annual “Celebration of Entrepreneurs.” more...

Stetson College of Law team wins 7th annual Andrews Kurth National Moot Court Championship

TrophyA team from Stetson University College of Law took home the winner’s trophy in the 7th annual Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship hosted by the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Hamilton will speak before commission on federal sentencing guidelines

Melissa HamiltonMelissa Hamilton, a visiting criminal law scholar at the University of Houston Law Center, will participate Feb. 5 in a symposium before a federal judiciary commission on the use of “risk assessment” in setting federal sentencing guidelines. more...

Perspective from Practitioners

Daniel Sternthal leads a panel discussing the many opportunities that are available for graduates with law degrees.Everyone in this room is good at something, focus on your strengths and find a path that works for you said Daniel Sternthal, an attorney at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, as he addressed a group of students at career panel event hosted by UHLC Health Law Organization today. more...

EPA General Counsel to lead off UH Law Center’s Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center Spring Speaker Series

EENRTopics include EPA’s role in setting policy, enforcement and protection, and effects of recent environmental disasters. more...

 

Leave lawmaking to legislators, Michigan chief justice tells UHLC students 

Leave lawmaking to legislators, Michigan chief justice tells UHLC students  more…The judiciary is ill-prepared to legislate from the bench and should leave lawmaking to those specifically elected to assess public preferences and set policy, according to the chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. more...

Nation’s 16 best moot court programs vie for Andrews Kurth National Championship trophy

Andrews Kurth National ChampionshipUHLC tournament and symposium will address international tax and trade issues in dealing with unstable political regions more...

 

Toast 2015 

CupAlumni will unwind and uncork Jan. 28 at 4th annual wine tasting   more…

 

UH Law Center has strong presence at AALS annual meeting 

UHLC faculty discuss film to federalism at annual AALS meeting University of Houston Law Center professors were well represented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, leading panel discussions and speaking on subjects as diverse as developments in health law and employment discrimination to a documentary from an Academy Award winner on an historic Senate confirmation. more...

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