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July 2016

Admitted students experience life at the Law Center during welcome program

Admitted Students DayForty students admitted to the University of Houston Law Center for the fall semester were recently given a warm welcome and an introduction to what they can expect in the coming years. more...

Judge Byrne '87 seeks to end shackling in juvenile justice courts

State District Judge Darlene Byrne, president of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, said she hopes that Texas becomes the 27th state to ban indiscriminate shackling of juveniles in court.A keynote speaker at the 15th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference held last week at the University of Houston Law Center told juvenile justice attorneys that the negative effects of shackling children in the courtroom outweigh the benefits. more...

UH administrators, legal professionals offer career advice to UHLC pre-law students  

UH administrators, legal professionals offer career advice to UHLC pre-law students University of Houston officials and pillars of the local legal community recently gave words of encouragement to students enrolled in the University of Houston Law Center's Pre-law Pipeline Program. more...

UH Law Center remembers former Dean and Professor Stephen Zamora 

Houston Food BankUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Emeritus Stephen Zamora, an authority on International and Mexican law, died Friday in Mexico City at the age of 72. more...

UHLC cited for efforts during Houston Food Bank's 'Food from the Bar' drive 

Houston Food BankThe University of Houston Law Center won the "Best Law School Award—Best achievement by a law school" in the inaugural "Food from the Bar" campaign by the Houston Food Bank. more...

 

June 2016

University of Houston System Files Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against South Texas College of Law

The University of Houston System has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against South Texas College of Law (STCL).  more...

UHLC Professor Winnike earns national recognition for health law research

The American Public Health Association's Law Section is honoring University of Houston Law Center Research Professor Allison N. Winnike. more...


Zealous Advocacy Conference to emphasize ethics, impact of trauma in juvenile justice

Juvenile justice attorneys will meet in July for the 15th annual Zealous Advocacy Conference at University of Houston Law Center.Juvenile justice attorneys will meet in July for the 15th annual Zealous Advocacy Conference at University of Houston Law Center. more...

Star Jones '86 highlights importance of ethics in legal community

University of Houston Law center alumna Star Jones '86 spoke of the need to uphold high moral standards in the legal profession, and the power of networking during a visit to Houston this week. more...

Undergrads introduced to law school in second year of UHLC's Pre-law Pipeline Program 

Nineteen undergraduate students are weighing their future education options in the second annual Pre-law Pipeline Program at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UH Law Center and National Association of Professional Women to host 'Power Networking Event' on June 14

Star JonesAlumna Star Jones will lead discussion of career opportunities and pathways to success. more...

 

Two recent UHLC graduates to help the underserved with Equal Justice Works fellowships

GradTwo members of the University of Houston Law Center's 2016 graduating class will soon be putting their passion for public interest law to good use. more...

Evans participates in White House/Medicine X Workshop on Partnership in Research 

University of Houston Law Center Professor Barbara Evans visited the White House on June 2 to take part in a design workshop hosted by the White House Office for Science & Technology Policy and Stanford Medicine X. more...

Jones '95 is hopeful "Sisters in Law" can change perception of black women on reality TV 

Jolanda Jones is one of the busiest attorneys in Houston, and her schedule recently became more hectic. more...

 

May 2016

UHLC Prof. Evans celebrates victory in historic Oxford Union Debate about DNA manipulation

University of Houston Law Center Professor Barbara Evans was part of a three-member team that clinched victory recently in a closely watched, hard-fought debate about the morality of human DNA manipulation at the Oxford Union Debating Society at Oxford University. more...

Criminal lawyers honor Judge Mary Bacon '72 for 15 years of service on the bench

Judge Mary baconJudge Mary Bacon was honored recently for her 15 years of service to the 338th Criminal District Court of Harris County with a portrait unveiling hosted by the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association.  more...

UHLC Professor Winnike earns national award for work on emergency health preparedness law

Professor WinnikeThe National Center for State Courts is honoring University of Houston Law Center Research Professor Allison N. Winnike with its 2016 Distinguished Service Award for her public health emergency preparedness legal writing and community outreach. more...

UHLC 'Fellows' will work summer public service jobs here and abroad 

Twenty-five University of Houston Law Center students have been awarded fellowships from the school to work this summer at non-profit, public interest agencies and government offices. more...

FCC commissioner and health care leaders encourage use of broadband technology at UHLC conference 

UHLC Research Professor Allison N. Winnike, director of research at the Health Law & Policy Institute, left, Dr. Robert C. Robbins, president and CEO of the Texas Medical Center, FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn, and Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes, participated in the day-long conference on broadband technology and health care.  Stakeholders in the legal, medical and technology fields discussed how mental health patients in underserved areas could benefit from broadband connectivity Wednesday at a policy conference at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC grad credits others for second highest score on state bar exam 

A University of Houston Law Center graduate gives high marks to the faculty, and modestly credits a close friend and classmate, for her success in scoring second highest on the February Texas bar exam. more...

UHLC alumna Phyllis Frye will discuss transgender issues on ABA's '10 Questions Live'

UHLC alumna Phyllis Frye will discuss transgender issues on ABA's '10 Questions Live'University of Houston Law Center alumna Phyllis Randolph Frye, the nation's first openly transgendered judge, will appear May 26 on "10 Questions Live," the American Bar Association's monthly "Google Hangout." more...

UHLC Prof Wells urges tax reform measures in testimony before U.S. Senate Committee on Finance 

UHLC Prof Wells proposes tax reform measures in testimony before U.S. Senate Committee on FinanceUniversity of Houston Law Center Associate Professor Bret Wells suggested that the U.S. tax system can improve by combining the taxation of corporations and shareholders. more...

US and foreign attorneys receive advanced degrees at UHLC commencement 

US and foreign attorneys receive advanced degrees at UHLC commencement Ninety American and foreign-trained attorney's received their LL.M. degrees Saturday during commencement exercises at Hofheinz Pavilion. more...

ABA president urges UHLC Class of '16 to take leadership role in seeking justice for the underserved 

ABA president urges UHLC Class of '16 to take leadership role in seeking justice for the underserved American Bar Association President Paulette Brown challenged the 326 graduates of the University of Houston Law Center on Saturday to use their legal skills to find answers and justice for those who do not have the necessary resources.  more...

Dean Baynes calls for more transparency in scholarship process at 2016 Judicial Conference of the Fifth Circuit

ean Baynes calls for more transparency in scholarship process at 2016 Judicial Conference of the Fifth CircuitUniversity of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes advocated for more clarity and more emphasis on the whole student when law schools make scholarship decisions. more...

UHLC Dean Baynes and Professor Roberts featured in first edition of UH READ campaign 

BooksUniversity of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes and Professor Jessica L. Roberts are among 16 faculty members and librarians featured on posters as part of the campus library system's UH READ campaign to encourage reading and lifelong learning. more...

UHLC Health Law & Policy Institute teams up with Connect2HealthFCC task force at May 18 conference to discuss how broadband technology can help improve mental health care

Goal of nationwide effort is to bring the benefits of broadband-enabled health care technology and other services to rural and underserved areas. more...

Students and alumni give high marks to UHLC in online survey 

BriefcaseThe University of Houston Law Center ranked ninth in career support and 16th in networking, according to a survey of students and recent graduates compiled by an online graduate school guide. more...

Prof Lipton differentiates between plagiarism and copyright infringement at UHLC's celebration of World IP Day

Prof Lipton differentiates between plagiarism and copyright infringement at UHLC's celebration of World IP DayIntellectual property professionals recently gathered at the University of Houston Law Center to discuss a wide range of related issues in commemoration of 2016's World IP Day. more...

Evans – Harvard Conference

UHLC Prof Evans to discuss impact of ‘Big Data’ on bioethics at Harvard conference more...

 

UHLC students honored at second annual Blakely Advocacy Banquet

University of Houston Law Center student advocates, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the local bench and bar came together at the Second Annual Advocacy Banquet to celebrate another outstanding year for the school’s advocacy programs and its interscholastic competition teams. more...

UH Law Center ranks #1 in passage rate on February bar exam 

The University of Houston Law Center scored the highest percentage of graduates passing the February bar exam among the state's nine law schools. more...

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