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NEW FACES

FACULTY

EMILY BERMAN                                       Berman earned an A. B. in political science  has appeared in numerous law reviews and
                                                 at Duke University and a J.D. and an LL.M.     other publications.
Assistant Professor                              from New York University School of Law.
                                                 After graduating from law school, Berman         “The Law Center has made my transition
                    Emily Berman’s scholar-      clerked for the Hon. John M. Walker, Jr. of    to Houston as smooth as it could be,” she
                    ship explores the relation-  the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior     says. “It’s been a pleasure to get to know the
                    ships among government       to joining the Law Center faculty, Berman      faculty and staff, who have been remark-
                    institutions in the devel-   taught for two years as a visiting assistant   ably welcoming and generous with their
                    opment, implementation,      professor at Brooklyn Law School. She          time and advice, and the students have
                    and oversight of national    previously was a Furman Fellow and Bren-       impressed me with their level of engage-
                    security policy. In par-     nan Center Fellow at New York University       ment -- both in the law generally and with
                    ticular, she focuses on      School of Law and held positions as counsel    the materials in my class.”
changes to domestic laws and institutions        and Katz Fellow at the Brennan Center for
brought about by domestic counterterror-         Justice where she developed policy rec-          In addition, she adds, “As a newcomer to
ism policy. She teaches National Security        ommendations and engaged in advocacy           Houston who enjoys both the arts and out-
Law and Constitutional Law. “Since I’m the       regarding U.S. national security policy and    door activities, I’ve been excited to see how
only member of the faculty who focuses on        its impact on civil liberties. Berman’s work   much the city has to offer in those areas.”
national security law, I hope to add value to
the school, both in the classes I am able to
offer students and as a national security law
scholar,” she says.

STAFF                                            KECIA BRANCH                                   ANNE ELISE DOISE

JENNIFER AARON                                   Program Coordinator, Career Development        Senior Specialist, Career Development

Secretary, Student Services                                          As program coordi-                             Anne Elise Doise joined
                    Jennifer Aaron helps                             nator, Kecia Branch                            the Career Development
                    keep the Student                                 provides support to the                        Office after practicing
                    Services Office run-                             Career Development                             commercial litigation in
                    ning smoothly by                                 Office by performing                           a large Louisiana-based
                    answering student                                administrative du-                             firm. She earned a B.S.
                    questions, copying                               ties related to plan-                          in finance from Baylor
                    documents, and as-                               ning, directing, and                           University, a master’s
                    sisting in academic          coordinating recruiting, networking,           degree in dispute resolution from Southern
                                                 job fairs, and workshop programs for           Methodist University, and a J.D. from Paul
record keeping and accounts pay-                 students and alumni. Before joining            M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State
able. Prior to joining the Law Center            the Law Center staff, Branch worked            University in Baton Rouge. While in law
staff she attended Lamar University              several years as a legal assistant and         school, Doise was an active member of the
and worked at Vinson & Elkins and                building manager at the Stuart H. Smith        Student Bar Association and Phi Alpha
Buckeye Partners, L.P. She is active in          Law Clinic & Center for Social Jus-            Delta legal fraternity. As a senior career
her church and enjoys reading in her             tice at Loyola New Orleans College of          specialist at the Law Center, she helps
spare time.                                      Law, assisting clinical professors and         students achieve their career goals whether
                                                 students. She previously worked as a           through résumé or cover letter reviews,
www.law.uh.edu                                  legal assistant to the senior attorney at      discussing personal objectives, or helping
                                                 a New Orleans area law firm. Branch is         find the right resources to guide them in
                                                 a graduate of Tulane University in New         their career decisions. She also assists the
                                                 Orleans with a B.A. in paralegal studies.      Career Development Office in hosting
                                                                                                various career programs throughout the
                                                                                                year. In her free time, she enjoys cooking
                                                                                                and taking cooking classes as well as
                                                                                                watching college football – especially
                                                                                                Baylor and LSU.

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