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November 2014

UHLC program seeks mentors for Houston-area youth

Penny Cerling, left, a volunteer mentor from Houston’s First Unitarian-Universalist Church, meets with WALIPP eighth-grader K’Myl Pete as part of UHLC’s Juvenile & Capital Advocacy Project.A mentoring program at the University of Houston Law Center designed to reach youth early, strengthen their ties to school, and teach valuable skills to help them succeed in school and beyond is seeking volunteers to serve eighth-grade students at a charter school in the city’s Third Ward. more...

Mamet play “An Interview” serves as basis for ethics CLE

DuncanA man walks alone into a sparsely furnished room and sits in a chair in front of a desk. A woman, dressed in black robes, enters, sits behind the desk, and proceeds to stare at him silently and imperiously. more...

Olivas’ workshop will alert academics to legal trends in higher education

Michael OlivasUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Michael A. Olivas will lead a workshop in January on legal developments in academia and potential trouble areas for administrators and faculty. more...

Bruhl wins praise for article on lower courts’ impact on Supreme Court decisions

Aaron Bruhl“Aaron-Andrew Bruhl has done it again.” That’s how a fellow professor begins a laudatory review of the University of Houston Law Center professor’s latest article on how the U.S. Supreme Court is affected by lower court decisions. more...

Grads give UHLC high marks for preparing them to work in large firms

BriefcaseUniversity of Houston Law Center graduates tied for 12th place among the nation’s law firm associates in how well they feel their school prepared them to work for large firms, according to a survey conducted by the American Lawyer. more...

UHLC ‘mooters’ rank 13th in the nation 

Moot CourtThe University of Houston Law Center moot court program ranks 13th in the nation based upon points accumulated in national moot court competitions, prelaw Magazine noted in its Fall edition. more...

EENR conference examines international dispute resolution 

LogoLegal scholars and practitioners from across the United States and around the world explored the subject of international dispute resolution in the oil and gas sector recently in a conference co-hosted by the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC’s Health Law & Policy Institute workshop examines legal issues surrounding Ebola

Dr. David Persse, M.D., city of Houston public health authority and EMS physician director, discusses the city's new procedures related to suspected cases of Ebola during a workshop for public officials at the University of Houston Law Center on Nov. 7.As public concern has heightened over the potential spread of the deadly Ebola virus, the University of Houston Law Center's Health Law  & Policy Institute hosted a special preparedness workshop to give area public officials a firmer grounding in the law surrounding various aspects of dealing with pandemic situations. more...

Patent law system in upheaval, expert says in annual Law Center IPIL Katz Foundation Fall Lecture

Symposium A leading scholar and blogger on U.S. patent law told attendees of a University of Houston Law Center lecture that the “pendulum” of patent policy is in “mid-swing” after several recent Supreme Court rulings, and it’s still uncertain where it will wind up. more...

Prof. Marrus urges juvenile defenders at national summit to stress race in the courtroom

SymposiumUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Ellen Marrus urged juvenile defenders at a national summit not to shy away from raising the issue of race when representing clients in the justice system. more...

HLPI symposium focuses on future of America’s health care system 

SymposiumA small group of health law scholars, including five University of Houston Law Center professors, gathered in Houston earlier this fall to discuss their research on the future of the United States health care system. more...

UHLC honors five retiring professors for “lifetime of service” to the school, students, and the law

UHLC honors five retiring professors for “lifetime of service” to the school, students, and the law  more…Five mainstays of the University of Houston Law Center faculty were honored Thursday evening by their colleagues, students, and friends for a “lifetime of achievement” in teaching thousands of students how to be successful lawyers. more...

National Jurist survey gives UHLC high marks on diversity report card

DiversityThe University of Houston Law Center showed improvement in its diversity report card moving from a B+ to an A- this year in a report issued jointly by preLaw and The National Jurist magazines. more...

Frankel Lecture speaker Eskridge says momentum and original meaning points toward marriage equality

Eskridge HeadshotThe “original meaning” of the Constitution’s equal protection clause requires the state to recognize same-sex marriage, and conservatives who rely on “originalism” arguments should accept that fact, a Yale Law School professor maintained in the Houston Law Review’s 19th annual Frankel Lecture. more...

Panel of UHLC grads detail ins-and-outs of in-house practice

PanelWorking in-house at a large, non-profit like Texas Children’s Hospital is a lot like practicing at a small law firm  -- a close-knit team handling a broad range of issues, but with clients who work right down the hall. more...

UHLC student wins World Bank writing award 

Jessica Ireton University of Houston Law Center student Jessica Ireton is the winner of an international writing competition sponsored by a division of the World Bank for her article exploring the use of WikiLeaks cables as evidence in arbitration hearings. more...

Starting the holiday season

_DSC0003Trick-or-treaters haunted UH Law Center halls October 31 as UH Law Center Staff Council hosted Halloween events, including a Costume and Door/Table Decorating Contest. more...

 

October 2014

Baynes touts UHLC’s academic excellence, power of legal education in student talk

BaynesLeonard M. Baynes, new dean of the University of Houston Law Center, told students in his first "Discussion with the Dean" that his primary goal is to make sure that the school builds upon its already strong academic foundation and reputation. more...

UHLC Prof. Willis elected to second term on state mediation board

Tasha WillisUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Tasha Willis has been re-elected to a second term as the educational representative for the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association board of directors. more...

UHLC hosts annual national mediator competition 

WinnersLaw students from across the nation converged here last weekend for the Jeffry S. Abrams National Mediator Competition hosted by the University of Houston Law Center with the downtown Houston entrant from South Texas College of Law emerging as the winner. more...

Mayor Parker educates law students about powers granted under City Charter

Mayor ParkerHouston Mayor Annise Parker told University of Houston Law Center students Oct. 23 that being a strong mayor of the nation’s fourth largest city comes with a host of challenges, but also unique opportunities. more...

UH Law Center releases updated health emergency law manual, plans Nov. 7 event on Ebola response

Bench BookAs the deadly Ebola virus has made its first appearances in the United States, members of the public and government officials are anxious for information on how to deal with the threat. more...

Bruhl elected to American Law Institute

Aaron BruhlUHLC associate professor Aaron Bruhl was named today as one of 50 new members of the prestigious American Law Institute. more...

Scholarships give UHLC students chance to attend state and national conferences

LL.M. candidates Vanessa Johnson, left, Bradley Cook, Clé Holly were selected to attend a health law conference in Austin this month.During the course of their law school careers, University of Houston Law Center students are given many opportunities to attend conferences and workshops in their specific areas of interest, oftentimes through scholarships from the sponsoring organization. more...

UH Law Center Remembers Darold E. Maxwell

MaxwellThe University of Houston Law Center community is mourning the loss of Darold E. Maxwell. A full-time faculty member from 1979-81 and later long-time adjunct, Maxwell passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7. more...

UH Law Center debuts first database of Fortune 500 company codes of conduct 

UHLCThe University of Houston Law Center today released a searchable database that contains the compliance codes for Fortune 500 companies.  more...

‘Prof. Marcilynn Burke named associate dean of UHLC

BurkeMarcilynn A. Burke, a long-time professor at the Law Center who served a stint in Washington, D.C., as a presidential appointee to the U.S. Department of the Interior, has been tapped by Dean Leonard M. Baynes to serve as the school’s associate dean. more...

‘UHLC Vail Workshop Focuses on Needs of Unaccompanied Children

HoffmanNearly 60,000 children have been caught crossing the U.S. border since Oct. 2013, and throughout their journey they become witnesses or even victims of crimes, said Veronica Bernal, an immigration clinical supervising fellow at  UH Law Center. more...

‘Bitcoin buyers beware,’ professor warns UHLC alumni 

BitcoinVirtual currency is gaining in popularity and used to buy and sell virtually everything, but trading in digital money is risky business, a former University of Houston Law Center professor advised alumni in a consumer law seminar Friday. more...

UHLC’s Frankel Lecture will examine marriage equality on basis of Equal Protection Clause

UHLC’s Frankel Lecture will examine marriage equality on basis of Equal Protection ClauseYale professor will argue Oct. 31 that ‘original meaning’ of the 14th Amendment protects LGBT marriages more...

 

American bail system is broken, says CJI guest speaker Timothy Murray

American bail system is broken, says CJI guest speaker Timothy Murray Pretrial detention costs taxpayers more than $9 billion dollars annually and many of those held in jail before trial pose a low threat to their communities said Timothy Murray, director emeritus of the Pretrial Justice Institute. Murray spoke to law students Tuesday as part of the UHLC Criminal Justice Institute fall lecture series. more...

September 2014

UHLC students benefit from professional development training

Law students fill the University Center Theater and Ballroom at Career Development Office event held SaturdayNearly 200 University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) students interacted with over 40 legal practitioners and learned about career and professional development strategies at a special workshop hosted by the UHLC Career Development Office (CDO). more... 

Travis Cross, 1L

Travis Cross, 1LTravis Cross has taken his critical thinking skills to the University of Houston Law Center and his athletic ability to the football field. more...

UHLC black alumni and friends mingle with Dean Baynes

UHLC black alumni and friends mingle with Dean Baynes more…University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes acknowledged the accomplishments of the law school’s African-American graduates and friends Tuesday during the UHLC Black Alumni and Friends Reception at Hilton University of Houston. more...

UH Presents Award-Winning Film, 'La Jaula de Oro'

'La Jaula de Oro'Panel Discussion Addresses Perspectives on the Recent Surge of Unaccompanied Child Immigrants more...

 

Mayor’s award honors Olivas for years of service

OlivasUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Michael A. Olivas was honored today with the Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Award. more...

‘People’s Law School’ teaches basic legal rights in free classes at UH Law Center

LogoVolunteer lawyers, judges, and professors will explain 14 areas of law in Oct. 4 program more...

 

Visiting UHLC Prof Wins UT Alumna Award

ReceptionA visiting professor at the University of Houston Law Center who was instrumental in freeing an innocent man from death row has been honored for her community service by her alma mater, The University of Texas School of Law. more...

Baynes welcomed as new dean of UH Law Center

ReceptionThe University of Houston community, friends, and supporters turned out in force Tuesday evening to greet Leonard M. Baynes as the new dean of the UH Law Center. more...

Olivas previews ‘sophomore year’ of Rock and Roll radio classes

OlivasThe Law Center’s own “Rock and Roll Law Professor,” Michael A. Olivas, kicked off the second season of his NPR radio show Friday with a lunch hour preview for faculty and staff. more...

‘Community Fridays’ program at UHLC promotes personal growth and well-being

YogaThe University of Houston Law Center on Friday kicks off a six-week series of programs titled “Community Fridays” designed to improve student wellness and encourage interaction with classmates. more...

August 2014

Olivas wins national award for book Suing Alma Mater

Michael OlivasUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Michael A. Olivas is the winner of the 2014 Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Education Law for his book Suing Alma Mater: Higher Education and the Courts. more...

UHLC Class of ’17 by the numbers

coog hand signTake a look around you Class of '17, you might be sitting next to an All-American athlete, an Eagle Scout, or maybe someone who outran the bulls at Pamplona. more...

UHLC students get a jump start on legal careers with on-campus interviews

Students sign-in with Kourtney James Perry, associate director in the Career Development Office, prior to interviewing with prospective employers.  Toting updated resumes and dressed in their finest business attire, University of Houston Law Center students kept interviewers busy during the “Early Week Fall On-Campus Interview Program” organized by the Career Development Office. more...

Peers rank former UHLC dean, two other faculty members among nation’s ‘Best Lawyers’ 

bookThe former dean of the University of Houston Law Center and two other members of the faculty have been chosen by their peers as among the nation’s best lawyers in their specialty areas. more...

UH Law Center lends a hand 

Service DayMembers of the University of Houston Law Center Class of ’17, faculty, and staff showed up in force over the weekend for a day of community service at a food bank and an immigration clinic. more...

UH Law Center Dean Baynes Charts Course

BaynesBaynes Administration to Focus on ‘The Power of Legal Education’ more...

 

UHLC sets record with 59 foreign attorneys seeking LL.M. degrees 

Foreign LLMsThe University of Houston Law Center registered the largest class of foreign-trained LL.M. students in the 31-year history of the advanced degree program.  The Class of 2014 comprises 59 students, including two Fulbright Scholars, with law degrees from 25 countries.  more...

UHLC volunteers help staff immigration clinic 

GavelUniversity of Houston Law Center faculty and students will be assisting other community legal service providers Saturday in helping undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children who may qualify for special legal status. more...

Real sweeties

CupcakesCampus notables, including University of Houston President and Systems Chancellor Renu Khator, Law Center Dean-designate Leonard M. Baynes, and Hollywood alum Jim Parsons, lent some star power to the “UHLCupcakes” team entry in the cupcake competition at the annual staff appreciation lunch. more...

BBC documentary on UHLC Texas Innocence Network airs Sunday

LogoThe National Geographic Channel on Sunday will broadcast a documentary on capital punishment in which University of Houston Law Center Professor David Dow, the Texas Innocence Network he founded, and a law student play prominent roles. more...

UHLC’s Dow launches mentoring program to help at-risk youth 

JCAP LogoThe Texas Innocence Network at the University of Houston Law Center is expanding its mission with a new program to help at-risk juveniles before they are swept into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. more...

Lunch break at the Bar exam

Lunch breakUniversity of Houston Law Center faculty and staff members served lunch last week to grateful graduates during a break in the Texas Bar exam. The welcome respite fortified the future lawyers for the second half of the grueling three-day test. more...

Plight of undocumented children draws hundreds of lawyers wanting to help 

Group ShotA cross section of immigration experts, including University of Houston Law Center faculty, provided a crash course in the law Thursday to an auditorium full of lawyers and urged them to volunteer their services to ease the ongoing crisis of migrant children crossing the border. more...

July 2014

UH Law Center Poised to Help Unaccompanied Central American Immigrant Children

Immigration, Civil Law Clinics Assist Undocumented Minors With Complex Legal System more...

 

UH Law Center co-sponsors CLE program on immigrant children crisis

ScalesThe University of Houston Law Center is joining the Harris County Attorney’s Office, the city’s two other law schools, and various social agencies in a program next Thursday to address ways of dealing with the wave of unaccompanied alien children entering the U.S more...

UHLC’s Prof Turner helps Jamaica draft anti-discrimination law

Ronald TurnerUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Ronald Turner is lending his expertise in the areas of civil rights and discrimination in the workplace and elsewhere to a project analyzing proposed anti-discrimination legislation in Jamaica. more...

UHLC Prof. Weaver cited for teaching excellence  

Jacqueline L. WeaverUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Jacqueline L. Weaver was honored last week by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation for excellence in teaching natural resources law. more...

Admitted students get first look at law school life  

Admitted StudentsStudents admitted to the University of Houston Law Center Class of 2017 met future classmates and mingled with professors and staff during an afternoon designed to acquaint them with all the school has to offer. more...

UH Law Center unveils new look for Bates Courtyard 

BatesAn update of the Bates courtyard is complete, adding both color and utility to an entrance of the University of Houston Law Center campus. more...

UHLC’s Marrus teaches juvenile defenders at national ‘boot camp’

ellen marrusUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Ellen Marrus recently shared her expertise on the juvenile justice system during a week-long “boot camp” for youth advocates at Georgetown University Law Center. more...

June 2014

UH Law Center team wins 2014 International Negotiation Competition

UHLC 3L Brandon Schrecengost and recent graduate Niki Roberts represented the United States to win the 2014 International Negotion Competition in Pohang, South Korea.UHLC students Niki Roberts and Brandon Schrecengost won the International Negotiation Competition in Pohang, South Korea this week as representatives of the United States.  more...

UHLC professors Huber and Trachte-Huber receive State Bar of Texas ADR Section award

Huber and Trachte-HuberThe State Bar of Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Section awarded UHLC professor emeritus Steve Huber and adjunct UHLC professor Wendy Trachte-Huber the Hon. Frank G. Evans Award during the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting at the Austin Convention Center today. more...

UH Law Center’s Hoffman Honored with AILA Excellence in Teaching Award

UH Law Center’s Hoffman Honored with AILA Excellence in Teaching AwardProfessor Geoffrey Hoffman has been awarded the 2014 Elmer Fried Excellence in Teaching Award for outstanding professor in the area of immigration law by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Hoffman received the award on Saturday during AILA's Annual Conference in Boston. more...

UH Law Center Professor Chandler testifies before Congress

ChandlerUHLC Foundation Professor Seth J. Chandler testified on the Affordable Care Act today before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. more...

 

New UH Law Center Dean Baynes honored with two New York tributes

BaynesSt. John's University School of Law has recognized Leonard M. Baynes, incoming dean of the University of Houston Law Center, as a "renowned champion" during "An Evening in Harlem" event. more... 

National Jurist cites UH Law Center in ‘Best Value’ List

StudentThe National Jurist magazine and preLaw magazine has named The University of Houston Law Center a Best Value in its annual survey. The magazines recognized 53 institutions as Best Value schools. more...

Cybersecurity hot topic at annual UH Law Center ethics and compliance symposium

Cybersecurity hot topic at annual UH Law Center ethics and compliance symposiumEthics and compliance experts addressed a broad range of challenges facing Fortune 500 companies and other businesses from navigating regulatory frameworks and third party risk management to data security at the Third Annual Ethics and Compliance Symposium held today at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC’s Olivas set to air second season of ‘The Law of Rock and Roll’ 

Michael OlivasWith the ease and obvious enjoyment of an artist riffing on his Stratocaster, Professor Michael A. Olivas blends the history of rock and roll with the rule of law in his three-minute radio program, “The Law of Rock and Roll,” now in production for its second season this fall on an NPR station. more...

National association names Mantel ‘Health Law

Jessica MantelUniversity of Houston Law CenterProfessor Jessica Lind Mantel has been named a health law scholar by members of the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, the third UHLC faculty member selected for the honor in recent years. more...

May 2014

Duncan heads to conference as one of the nation’s ‘best law teachers’

duncanUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Meredith Duncan will participate next month in a conference follow-up to a book detailing the traits and techniques of the nation’s best law teachers in which she is prominently featured. more...

New UHLC Dean Baynes to be honored with an 'Evening in Harlem’

DeanThe incoming dean of the University of Houston Law Center, Leonard M. Baynes, will be honored in June as a “renowned champion” by St. John’s University School of Law. more...

UH Law Center professor calls for controls on collection of wage overpayments

MoneyUnregulated withdrawal from paychecks causes financial disaster for many workers more...

 

University of Houston Law Center hosts Ethics & Compliance symposium

CourthouseProfessionals from broad range of industries will share expertise at June 13 conference more...

 

UHLC’s ‘Zealous Advocacy Conference’ offers tools to help troubled juveniles

GroupNinety-five juvenile justice advocates are taking part in a two-day training conference at the University of Houston Law Center designed to strengthen and expand legal representation for troubled youths in a variety of settings, not just delinquency court. more...

University of Houston Law Center hosts juvenile justice symposium

ConferenceAnnual ‘Zealous Advocacy Conference’ teaches defenders a holistic approach to helping youths caught in the system. more...

Justice Brown encourages Class of ’14 to become lawyer-statesmen 

BrownTexas Supreme Court Justice Jeff Brown Saturday called upon members of the University of Houston Law Center Class of 2014 to serve as ambassadors and statesmen of the law in their careers and communities, and as zealous stewards of the law itself. more...

UHLC student takes yoga to the homeless as Schweitzer Fellow

yogaJonathan Chatham has taken his belief of a healthy mind in a healthy body from a middle school classroom to the halls of the University of Houston Law Center and soon to the streets of Houston where he will help the homeless for the next year as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow. more...

Meet and greet the new dean

New DeanIncoming University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes mingled with faculty and staff at a welcoming reception Thursday afternoon and told them his first order of business is to establish a strong working partnership with them and the community. more...

Center for US-Mexican Law uncorks tequila photo exhibit

ExhibitAs part of Houston’s annual “Cinco de Mayo” festivities, the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center is co-hosting a photographic ode to tequila, the land from which it comes, and the people who harvest the blue agave plant to make Mexico’s most renowned beverage. more...

From torts to trout 

DeansInterim Dean Richard M. Alderman received a standing ovation and was presented with a fly fishing rod and reel by Associate Dean Lonny Hoffman after presiding over his final faculty/staff meeting Friday. more...

April 2014

UHLC sends four teams to national moot court competitions 

GavelTwo University of Houston Law Center teams qualified as regional winners to compete in a national intellectual property moot court tournament in Washington, D.C., with one advancing to the semi-final round before bowing to the University of Iowa. more...

University of Houston names new law school dean

Leonard M. BaynesRegents will consider final approval for Leonard M. Baynes of St. Johns law school on May 7. more...

 

UHLC bidding frenzy raises $5,000 in annual PILO auction 

UHLC bidding frenzy raises $5,000 in annual PILO auction University of Houston Law Center students were in a spending mood this spring, raising more than $5,000 during the Public Interest Law Organization’s Sixth Annual Silent Auction. more...

Dean’s Awards honor Law Center’s best and brightest  

Dean's AwardsKrost Hall at the University of Houston Law Center was filled Wednesday with proud parents, friends, and faculty as the school’s most outstanding students were recognized with Dean’s Awards for their academic and community efforts. more...

NSA surveillance a threat to all Americans, state’s ACLU exec tells law students 

Terri Burke, executive director of the Texas ACLU, briefed Law Center students on the extent of secret domestic surveillance. The “surveillance state” created in the wake of 9/11 and expanded since has become a “behemoth” and a “monstrosity” that should be of great concern to all citizens, the executive director of the ACLU of Texas told Law Center students Monday. more...

Welcome back Hortense!

Public Interest LawFor the third straight year, Hortense, the Law Center’s adopted mourning dove, has come home to roost, and raise her chicks. Named after Hortense Sparks Ward, the first woman to pass the Texas Bar Exam (in 1910), the bird recently took up residence in her familiar spot atop a second-story light fixture overlooking a walkway at the school, and promptly produced two eggs. more...

UH Law Center offers new fellowship in public interest

Public Interest LawThe University of Houston Law Center is launching a post-graduate placement program in public interest law funded by the Yale Leonard and Irene Merker Rosenberg Fellowship program. more...

Fast growing life science industry offers opportunities for new grads, alums say

Eglatine Pauvarel MossBiomedical research is a multibillion-dollar sector that is set to play a crucial role in the 21st century economy, according to three recent University of Houston Law Center alums who are part of the new legal workforce that is coalescing around Houston’s growing life sciences industry. more...

UHLC 2L wins Bar Auxiliary Charitable Fund scholarship

Eglatine Pauvarel MossUniversity of Houston Law Center student Eglantine Pauvarel Moss 2L is the winner of the Houston Bar Auxiliary Charitable Fund scholarship, in part, for her work in the school’s immigration clinic. more...

Gala guests raise money for Law Center during ‘Evening with Gatsby’

Alumni, faculty, and friends of the University of Houston Law Center took a step back in time to the Roaring ’20s for an evening of fun and fundraising at the 38th annual Law Gala & Auction.Alumni, faculty, and friends of the University of Houston Law Center took a step back in time to the Roaring ’20s for an evening of fun and fundraising at the 38th annual Law Gala & Auction. more...

Partisan division sets tone for today’s U.S. Supreme Court, says Jeffrey Toobin at UH Law Center Sondock Lecture

PodiumThe two most important facts to know about the current U.S. Supreme Court are the numbers five and four, legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said at the annual Ruby Kless Sondock Lecture in Legal Ethics held by the University of Houston Law Center on Tuesday. more...

Co-presidents would resolve partisan gridlock, professor tells UHLC faculty 

An Indiana law professor believes he has the answer to governmental dysfunction and political partisanship – two presidents, one from each party.An Indiana law professor believes he has the answer to governmental dysfunction and political partisanship – two presidents, one from each party. more...

Latest session of the People’s Law School was standing room only 

The People’s Law School at UHLC teaches a standing room only class of area residents about their legal rights.The People’s Law School convened Saturday with a standing room only class of area residents interested in learning more about their legal rights on issues ranging from landlord disputes to bankruptcy. more...

Admissions Office hosts prospective students for Class of 2017

StudentsThe Admissions Office welcomed admitted students with a Dean’s Scholarship Reception Thursday at La Griglia, and a lunch to meet with current students, faculty, and staff at the Law Center today. more...

Prof. Geoffrey Hoffman wins national immigration teaching award 

Prof. Geoffrey Hoffman wins national immigration teaching awardThe American Immigration Lawyers Association is honoring University of Houston Law Center Clinical Associate Professor Geoffrey Hoffman, director of the Immigration Clinic, with its 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award. more...

UH Law Center Texas Innocence Network is spotlighted in BBC capital punishment broadcast

UH Law Center Professor David Dow, Founder Texas Innocence Network Documentary tracks efforts of Prof. David Dow and students to spare life of death row inmate. more...

 

Wells urges Senate panel to strengthen tax laws on multinational companies

Bret WellsTestifying before a Senate subcommittee, University of Houston Law Center tax Professor Bret Wells Tuesday called for stricter controls on multinational companies to prevent them from allocating taxable profits to “tax haven entrepreneurs” overseas. more...

Houston is major ‘life sciences destination,’ Medical Center exec tells students

CloonanThe Texas Medical Center’s new strategic vision is rapidly transforming Houston into a world leader in the life sciences industry, the senior vice president and general counsel of the world’s largest medical complex told Professor Barbara Evans’ evening Health Law students Monday. more...

March 2014

UHLC alumna named US Patent Office general counsel 

HarrisThe U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has appointed Sarah T. Harris ’91 as its general counsel, overseeing an office of 100 lawyers and paralegals and three deputy general counsels. more...

Marrus urges House committee to raise juvenile court age limit 

Ellen MarrusUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Ellen Marrus testified in Austin this week before a House committee in favor of raising the age for juvenile court jurisdiction to include 17-year-olds. more...

Education association honors Olivas with social justice award

Michael OlivasUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Michael A. Olivas is the winner of the 2014 Social Justice in Education Award from the American Educational Research Association. more...

University of Houston Law Center to hold international mediation forum 

ForbesPractitioners in fast-growing legal field will discuss topical issues and best practice techniques. more...

Forbes ranks UHLC 17th in survey of starting salaries 

ForbesThe University of Houston Law Center ranked 17th in a comparison of median starting salaries for graduates of 25 of the nation’s top law schools, according to Forbes magazine. more...

UHLC grad and former regent Nelda Blair named to state economic post 

Nelda BlairNelda Luce Blair, a former University of Houston System regent and 1982 graduate of the Law Center, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the Texas Economic Development Corp.   more...

Law Center dean finalists selected 

The Search Committee is pleased to announce the finalists for the position of Dean of the University of Houston Law Center.  more...

Three UH Law Center programs rank in US News’ Top 10  

HarrisThe part-time program at the University of Houston Law Center is among the nation’s Top 10, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings released today. more...

UHLC Arrival Awards honor four immigrant Houstonians 

Statue of LibertySupporters of the University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic gathered Thursday evening to raise funds and honor four Houstonians for their outstanding achievements in their careers and communities since immigrating to the United States. more...

UHLC alumna named to new child welfare bench 

scalesAn alumna who has focused on child welfare issues since her time in a juvenile dependency clinic at the Law Center has been appointed to a new associate judgeship hearing Child Protective Services cases in Harris County. more...

35 small and midsize firms interview UHLC students at open house 

Open HouseUniversity of Houston Law Center students traded jeans and sweatshirts for business suits recently as they interviewed with representatives of small and midsize law firms, hoping to land a clerkship or associate position after graduation. more...

UHLC to host international mediation forum 

Mediators around a tableMediators from Houston and around the world will gather at the University of Houston Law Center March 21 and 22 to share their experiences and expertise in the growing field of mediation. more...

February 2014

UHLC’s Weaver shares opera and legal knowledge in HGO’s Wagnerian panel  

weaverProfessor Jacqueline Weaver – opera buff and legal scholar – brought her two passions together recently in a lively panel discussion of the legal subtext dramatized in Richard Wagner’s world of gods and dragons in his four-operaRing” cycle. more...

UHLC’s Zamora assesses status of US-Mexico relations

Stephen ZamporaIn a current article, Professor Stephen Zamora,director of the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center, finds successes and shortcomings in the year since an international panel met to discuss ways to improve relations between the two countries. more...

Education association honors Olivas with social justice award

Michael OlivasThe American Educational Research Association will honor University of Houston Law Center Professor Michael A. Olivas with its Social Justice in Education award at its annual meeting in Philadelphia April 3. Olivas, William B. Bates Distinguished Chair of Law and director of the Institute of Higher Education Law & Governance at the Law Center, also will present his lecture, “Drafting Justice: Statutory Language, Public Policy, and Legislative Reform.” more...

UHLC ranks 30th among nation’s ‘Go To’ schools  

Grad CapThe University of Houston Law Center ranked 30th among the nation’s top 50 law schools in the number of graduates hired by the 250 largest firms in the country, according to the National Law Journal’s annual “Go To” index. more...

Ex-congressman advocates free market solutions to climate change

InglisFormer U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis says that implementing a revenue neutral carbon tax is key to addressing climate change. more...

Professors update UHLC alums on ever-changing tax laws 

CLETax lawyers educated at the University of Houston Law Center filled a lecture hall Friday afternoon for an update on developments in tax law presented by several of the professors they may have had years ago. more...

EENR speaker asks who should regulate energy development  

Professor Hannah Wiseman of Florida State University College of LawEnergy development has long occurred near populated areas, and that will not only continue, but increase, as populations spread and energy demand grows. more... 

UHLC co-sponsors 4th annual immigration symposium 

ICEThe University of Houston Law Center is partnering with the city’s two other law schools and the Houston Bar Association to sponsor the fourth annual symposium dealing with various issues related to immigration. more...

UHLC students turn out for public service ‘Table Talk’ 

StudentArmed with resumes and dressed in their most professional business attire, University of Houston Law Center students mingled with representatives of government and public interest agencies in Krost Hall to learn about summer internships and other job opportunities in public service. more...

UHLC speakers offer primer on state legislative system  

Sarah davisA Houston state representative and the parliamentarian of the Texas House presented a fast-paced and lighthearted overview of the legislative process Friday to students of the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Blakely teams lead the field in moot court competition 

GavelTeams from the University of Houston Law Center showcased their advocacy skills on Feb. 8, taking top honors in a regional moot court tournament and qualifying for the national competition in Washington, D.C. more...

Petroleo & Energia Magazine to honor Center for U.S. and Mexican Law Affiliate Scholar

GrunsteinCenter for U.S. and Mexican Law Affiliate Scholar Dr. Miriam Grunstein will receive an award from Petroleo & Energia Magazine during the 100 Energy Sector Leaders of 2014 luncheon March 4 at the St. Regis Hotel in Mexico City. more...

EENR speaker discusses role of state-local governments in energy production

Hannah Wiseman The EENR Speaker Series for Spring 2014 kicks off Feb. 20 at the University of Houston Law Center with an examination of the heightened conflicts that arise between state and local governments over land use and nuisance-based issues as the nation produces more of its own energy resources. more...

EENR co-hosts climate change talk 

Bob InglisFormer U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis will bring his effort to push a carbon tax and other free-market approaches to addressing climate change to the University of Houston. more...

Alderman provides insights and updates in ‘Discussion with the Dean.’ 

DeanUniversity of Houston Law Center Interim Dean Richard M. Alderman updated students on “what’s going on” at the school and answered questions Wednesday during a “Discussion with the Dean” session. more...

January 2014

UHLC honors four outstanding immigrants with Arrival Awards

ArrivalThe University of Houston Law Center is honoring four Houstonians, including an alumna, as 2014 Arrival Award winners for their outstanding achievements after immigrating to the United States. more...

UH Law Center earns gold marketing award

Collegiate AwardsThe University of Houston Law Center's LL.M. brochures earned gold honors in the 2013 Collegiate Advertising Awards. The Law Center competed among graduate schools across the country. more...

University of Georgia wins Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship held at UH Law Center

) Texas Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey Boyd, Texas Supreme Court Justice John Devine, UGA team member Maggy Randels, 5th Circuit Judge James Graves, Jr., 5th Circuit Judge Jennifer Elrod, UGA team member Utrophia Robinson, Texas Supreme Court Justice Jeff Brown, and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Scott Brister.A team from the University of Georgia took home the title of National Champion in the 6th annual Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship. more...

Perry names Jacob Monty ’93 to higher ed board 

Monty JacobGov. Rick Perry has appointed Jacob M. Monty, a 1993 graduate of the Law Center and former UH System regent, to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for a term to expire Aug. 31, 2015. more...

UHLC’s Olivas kicks out the jams on radio 

OlivasThe whispered ambiance of one National Public Radio radio station is about to be shattered by the Who, Rolling Stones, and Wu-Tang Clan as the Law Center’s own Professor Michael A. Olivas takes to the airwaves next week with a series of three-minute segments titled “The Law of Rock and Roll.” more...

UHLC to host workshop Feb. 1 on building a family law practice

ScalesFamily law judges and practitioners will conduct a CLE workshop Feb. 1 for recent University of Houston Law Center graduates and upper level students who are interesting in developing a family law practice. more...

Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship challenges law students from across the country to debate fracking

Students competingUniversity of Houston Law Center’s Blakely Advocacy Institute and Andrews Kurth sponsor 6th annual tournament more...

Dow talks about life lessons in latest memoir, will hold book signing in Houston

DowUniversity of Houston Law Center professor David Dow will discuss and sign his latest book, “Things I’ve Learned from Dying,” at 7 p.m. on Jan. 8 at Brazos Bookstore in Houston. more...

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