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          HIGHLY RANKED                              2014 ARRIVAL AWARDS
                                                     Friends of the UHLC Immigration Clinic gathered in March to raise funds and honor
           The Law Center and its graduates have     four Houstonians for the outstanding achievements in their careers since immigrating
           earned high marks in various surveys      to the United States.
           assessing everything from overall         Winners of the 2014 Arrival Awards are: Sofia Adrogué, Law Center class of ’91, of
           educational quality to readiness to       Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.; Taseer Badar, of ZT Wealth and Altus Health; Mary
           practice law.                             Foreman, a philanthropist; and Dr. Adan Rios, of The University of Texas Medical
                                                     Branch. Former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman accepted the award
           UHLC ranked 58th among the nation’s       on behalf of his wife who was unable to attend.
           194 ABA accredited law schools,           “I’m honored to be at this event which celebrates immigrant achievement,” said
           according to the annual survey            Associate Clinical Professor Geoffrey A. Hoffman, director of the Immigration Clinic.
           conducted by U.S. News & World            “The videos portraying the life stories of these amazing immigrants provide tangible
           Report. Two specialty programs –          evidence of the crucial importance of immigrants to our economy, society, and nation.”
           Intellectual Property and Information
           Law and Health Law – maintained           HEALTH LAW WORKSHOP
           their positions among the Top 10 best     The Health Law & Policy Institute held a
           in the country and were joined in that    workshop in November to examine legal
           elite ranking by the school’s part-time   matters and procedures related to Ebola
           program. The IPIL program ranked 7th      and to present the most recent version
           while Health Law claimed the 9th spot     of “Control Measures and Public Health
           and the part-time program 10th.           Emergencies: A Texas Bench Book.” The
                                                     publication was edited by Allison Winnike,
           The Law Center also was recognized        a research assistant professor of the Institute
           among the “Best Value” law schools        at the Law Center.
           in The National Jurist’s annual survey    The manual can be downloaded at http://law.uh.edu/healthlaw/.
           which also found it among the “Most       Key speakers at the event included Adrian Garcia, sheriff of Harris County, Dr. David
           Diverse.”                                 Persse, the city’s public health authority and EMS medical director, Kevin Troutman,
                                                     partner at Fisher & Phillips, and Winnike.
           The Houston Law Review ranked in          “It turns out that there are actually a lot of legal and practical issues that arise if a
           the top 3.3% (53rd) of more than 1,600    potentially apocalyptic threat comes,” said Professor Seth Chandler, director of the
           law journals by Washington & Lee          UHLC Health Law & Policy Institute and moderator of the event.
           based on the number of citations to       The workshop was attended by attorneys, law enforcement, county and city government
           articles in the Review.                   officials, area judges, and public health officials.

           The Andrews Kurth national                                                                                                     Briefcase 2015
           championship rankings place the
           Blakely Advocacy Institute at 13th
           among the nation’s best moot court
           programs and the rating was featured
           in The National Jurist.

           Attesting to the education and training
           gained at the Law Center, alumni
           associates at 132 of the nation’s
           largest law firms tied for 12th place in
           expressing how well they felt prepared
           for their jobs, according to the
           American Lawyer.

           The National Law Journal ranked
           the Law Center 30th among “Go to”
           law schools based on the percent of
           graduates hired by the top 250 law
           firms in the U.S. And, Forbes magazine
           determined Law Center graduates
           ranked 17th in median starting salaries
           among graduates of the nation’s 97
           most popular law schools.

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