Therapy dogs bring comfort to UHLC students

Professor Emeritus Jacqueline Weaver shares her thoughts on the “Role of the Regulator” in the oil and gas industry during a Reunion Weekend continuing legal education session at the University of Houston Law Center.

University of Houston Law Center students made some new furry, four-legged friends during Thompson & Knight's Therapy Dog Day on Tuesday.

Nov. 16, 2017 — Students enjoyed a break from their schoolwork on Tuesday when a friendly group of visitors came to the University of Houston Law Center.

In partnership with the Faithful Paws Pet Therapy Program at the Bellaire United Methodist Church, Thompson & Knight LLP's Houston office brought several certified therapy dogs to provide some relief in the midst of a busy semester.

The Faithful Paws program is known for bringing therapy dogs to schools and volunteering their time with students.

"We received great support when we reached out to the Law Center to see if we could bring the dogs," said Nichole Dotson-Olajuwon, Thompson & Knight's chief diversity officer. "The goal for today is easing the students' stress. We know that exams are a stressful time for students and we want to help ease their stress in a fun way.  It's great to see so many people who enjoyed their time with the dogs."

Nichole Dotson-Olajuwon, Thompson & Knight's chief diversity officer, left and Paige Mackay, legal recruiting and development coordinator, right, helped organize the therapy dog visit. A therapy dog from the Faithful Paws Pet Therapy Program soaks up attention from UHLC students.

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