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BRIEFLYN OT E D BRIEFLYN OT E D

ZEALOUS ADVOCACY CONFERENCE                   FACULTY MEMBER TALKS ABOUT LIFE LESSONS IN MEMOIR
OFFERS TOOLS TO AID JUVENILES                 Professor David R. Dow in his latest memoir reveals how dealing with life and death
                                              issues in his professional life as an advocate for death row inmates affected him in his
The 13th annual Zealous Advocacy              private life.
Conference held in May trained attorneys      Dow faces mortality with fresh perspective as his father-in-law is diagnosed with
to help them represent children in various    cancer, his dog of 13 years becomes ill, and as he appeals to stop the execution of a
legal matters.                                client convicted of shooting a man during a home burglary.
                                              “Things I’ve Learned from Dying” is distributed by Grand Central Publishing.
The two-day CLE conference was
attended by juvenile justice advocates,       FROM THE LAW CENTER TO THE
professors, and jurists. It was sponsored by  GRIDIRON
the Center for Children, Law & Policy and     Travis Cross, an offensive lineman for the
the Southwest Juvenile Defender Center,       Houston Cougars football team, is a first year law
both based at UH Law Center.                  student following his dream of playing college
                                              ball and then developing an energy practice with
“The emphasis for this conference is to       a downtown law firm.
provide additional tools for attorneys to     “I enjoy football, but I know it won’t last forever.
provide holistic representation and to be     For that reason, I find joy in other things such as
able to respond to matters that fall outside  the time and effort I put into law school,” he said.
of delinquency court such as immigration,
school misdemeanors, linguistic and
developmental differences, employment
issues, benefits, and housing,” said Ellen
Marrus, director of the Center for
Children, Law & Policy and George Butler
Research Professor of Law.

                                              UH LAW CENTER WINS 2014 INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATION
                                              COMPETITION

                                              Niki Roberts and Brandon Schrecengost came in first place at the International
                                              Negotiation Competition in Pohang, South Korea, in June as representatives of
                                              the United States, surpassing law students from 16 other countries.

                                              The UHLC team defeated Singapore, New Zealand, and England to take the
                                              championship.

                                              Roberts is a recent part-time program graduate who is now working for Bracewell
                                              & Giuliani, and Schrecengost is a 3L.

ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM

Recent news of Internet security breaches     Andy Hinton, vice president and chief        navigating regulatory frameworks and third
at Target and eBay and other well-known       compliance officer for Google, noted the     party risk management to data security.
companies prompted questions and lively       importance of having a team dedicated for    The Law Center also shared data from its
discussions during the Third Annual Ethics    cyber security breaches.                     empirical Code of Conduct database, which
and Compliance Symposium held in June.                                                     was later released as a searchable database
                                              Experts in the field also addressed a broad  containing compliance codes for Fortune
Daniel Trujillo, senior vice president and    range of challenges facing Fortune 500       500 companies in October.
chief compliance officer for Walmart, and     companies and other businesses from

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