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April 2014

Dean’s Awards honor Law Center’s best and brightest  

Dean's AwardsKrost Hall at the University of Houston Law Center was filled Wednesday with proud parents, friends, and faculty as the school’s most outstanding students were recognized with Dean’s Awards for their academic and community efforts. more...

UHLC alum Buzbee continues generous support of higher education

T. Buzbee A University of Houston Law Center alumnus and prominent plaintiffs attorney has given a $1 million endowment to his undergraduate alma mater. more...

NSA surveillance a threat to all Americans, state’s ACLU exec tells law students 

Terri Burke, executive director of the Texas ACLU, briefed Law Center students on the extent of secret domestic surveillance. The “surveillance state” created in the wake of 9/11 and expanded since has become a “behemoth” and a “monstrosity” that should be of great concern to all citizens, the executive director of the ACLU of Texas told Law Center students Monday. more...

Welcome back Hortense!

Public Interest LawFor the third straight year, Hortense, the Law Center’s adopted mourning dove, has come home to roost, and raise her chicks. Named after Hortense Sparks Ward, the first woman to pass the Texas Bar Exam (in 1910), the bird recently took up residence in her familiar spot atop a second-story light fixture overlooking a walkway at the school, and promptly produced two eggs. more...

UH Law Center offers new fellowship in public interest

Public Interest LawThe University of Houston Law Center is launching a post-graduate placement program in public interest law funded by the Yale Leonard and Irene Merker Rosenberg Fellowship program. more...

Fast growing life science industry offers opportunities for new grads, alums say

Eglatine Pauvarel MossBiomedical research is a multibillion-dollar sector that is set to play a crucial role in the 21st century economy, according to three recent University of Houston Law Center alums who are part of the new legal workforce that is coalescing around Houston’s growing life sciences industry. more...

UHLC 2L wins Bar Auxiliary Charitable Fund scholarship

Eglatine Pauvarel MossUniversity of Houston Law Center student Eglantine Pauvarel Moss 2L is the winner of the Houston Bar Auxiliary Charitable Fund scholarship, in part, for her work in the school’s immigration clinic. more...

Gala guests raise money for Law Center during ‘Evening with Gatsby’

Alumni, faculty, and friends of the University of Houston Law Center took a step back in time to the Roaring ’20s for an evening of fun and fundraising at the 38th annual Law Gala & Auction.Alumni, faculty, and friends of the University of Houston Law Center took a step back in time to the Roaring ’20s for an evening of fun and fundraising at the 38th annual Law Gala & Auction. more...

Partisan division sets tone for today’s U.S. Supreme Court, says Jeffrey Toobin at UH Law Center Sondock Lecture

PodiumThe two most important facts to know about the current U.S. Supreme Court are the numbers five and four, legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said at the annual Ruby Kless Sondock Lecture in Legal Ethics held by the University of Houston Law Center on Tuesday. more...

Co-presidents would resolve partisan gridlock, professor tells UHLC faculty 

An Indiana law professor believes he has the answer to governmental dysfunction and political partisanship – two presidents, one from each party.An Indiana law professor believes he has the answer to governmental dysfunction and political partisanship – two presidents, one from each party. more...

Latest session of the People’s Law School was standing room only 

The People’s Law School at UHLC teaches a standing room only class of area residents about their legal rights.The People’s Law School convened Saturday with a standing room only class of area residents interested in learning more about their legal rights on issues ranging from landlord disputes to bankruptcy. more...

Admissions Office hosts prospective students for Class of 2017

StudentsThe Admissions Office welcomed admitted students with a Dean’s Scholarship Reception Thursday at La Griglia, and a lunch to meet with current students, faculty, and staff at the Law Center today. more...

Prof. Geoffrey Hoffman wins national immigration teaching award 

Prof. Geoffrey Hoffman wins national immigration teaching awardThe American Immigration Lawyers Association is honoring University of Houston Law Center Clinical Associate Professor Geoffrey Hoffman, director of the Immigration Clinic, with its 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award. more...

UH Law Center Texas Innocence Network is spotlighted in BBC capital punishment broadcast

UH Law Center Professor David Dow, Founder Texas Innocence Network Documentary tracks efforts of Prof. David Dow and students to spare life of death row inmate. more...

 

Wells urges Senate panel to strengthen tax laws on multinational companies

Bret WellsTestifying before a Senate subcommittee, University of Houston Law Center tax Professor Bret Wells Tuesday called for stricter controls on multinational companies to prevent them from allocating taxable profits to “tax haven entrepreneurs” overseas. more...

Houston is major ‘life sciences destination,’ Medical Center exec tells students

CloonanThe Texas Medical Center’s new strategic vision is rapidly transforming Houston into a world leader in the life sciences industry, the senior vice president and general counsel of the world’s largest medical complex told Professor Barbara Evans’ evening Health Law students Monday. more...

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