Dec. 1, 2017 — Alumni and friends of the University of Houston Law Center who have helped fund a number of named professorships were recently recognized with donor plaques at a presentation at the Law Center. The new plaques can be found in the breezeway between the Blakely Advocacy Institute and the Dean's Suite.
"I recognize how important it is to show gratitude for those that have made a significant difference in the life of the Law Center," Dean Leonard M. Baynes said in his welcoming remarks. "A number of alumni and friends of UHLC provided funding for six named professorships. These professorships are crucial for the Law Center to recruit and retain our very talented faculty. The faculty are the life blood of the institution by teaching our students how to be lawyers.
"The Law Center is forever grateful for the generosity of these donors who have invested in our faculty so they can continue to be excellent teachers and scholars. These professorships are really important to our faculty. It gives them an honorary named professorship that lets people know that they are held in very high esteem in the profession."
Honored contributors of the following professorships are:
Baynes noted that the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association Professorship will eventually be renamed to honor Professor Paul Janicke, who once held the professorship.