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November 2014

UHLC program seeks mentors for Houston-area youth

Penny Cerling, left, a volunteer mentor from Houston’s First Unitarian-Universalist Church, meets with WALIPP eighth-grader K’Myl Pete as part of UHLC’s Juvenile & Capital Advocacy Project.A mentoring program at the University of Houston Law Center designed to reach youth early, strengthen their ties to school, and teach valuable skills to help them succeed in school and beyond is seeking volunteers to serve eighth-grade students at a charter school in the city’s Third Ward. more...

Mamet play “An Interview” serves as basis for ethics CLE

DuncanA man walks alone into a sparsely furnished room and sits in a chair in front of a desk. A woman, dressed in black robes, enters, sits behind the desk, and proceeds to stare at him silently and imperiously. more...

Olivas’ workshop will alert academics to legal trends in higher education

Michael OlivasUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Michael A. Olivas will lead a workshop in January on legal developments in academia and potential trouble areas for administrators and faculty. more...

Bruhl wins praise for article on lower courts’ impact on Supreme Court decisions

Aaron Bruhl“Aaron-Andrew Bruhl has done it again.” That’s how a fellow professor begins a laudatory review of the University of Houston Law Center professor’s latest article on how the U.S. Supreme Court is affected by lower court decisions. more...

Grads give UHLC high marks for preparing them to work in large firms

BriefcaseUniversity of Houston Law Center graduates tied for 12th place among the nation’s law firm associates in how well they feel their school prepared them to work for large firms, according to a survey conducted by the American Lawyer. more...

UHLC ‘mooters’ rank 13th in the nation 

Moot CourtThe University of Houston Law Center moot court program ranks 13th in the nation based upon points accumulated in national moot court competitions, prelaw Magazine noted in its Fall edition. more...

EENR conference examines international dispute resolution 

LogoLegal scholars and practitioners from across the United States and around the world explored the subject of international dispute resolution in the oil and gas sector recently in a conference co-hosted by the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC’s Health Law & Policy Institute workshop examines legal issues surrounding Ebola

Dr. David Persse, M.D., city of Houston public health authority and EMS physician director, discusses the city's new procedures related to suspected cases of Ebola during a workshop for public officials at the University of Houston Law Center on Nov. 7.As public concern has heightened over the potential spread of the deadly Ebola virus, the University of Houston Law Center's Health Law  & Policy Institute hosted a special preparedness workshop to give area public officials a firmer grounding in the law surrounding various aspects of dealing with pandemic situations. more...

Patent law system in upheaval, expert says in annual Law Center IPIL Katz Foundation Fall Lecture

Symposium A leading scholar and blogger on U.S. patent law told attendees of a University of Houston Law Center lecture that the “pendulum” of patent policy is in “mid-swing” after several recent Supreme Court rulings, and it’s still uncertain where it will wind up. more...

Prof. Marrus urges juvenile defenders at national summit to stress race in the courtroom

SymposiumUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Ellen Marrus urged juvenile defenders at a national summit not to shy away from raising the issue of race when representing clients in the justice system. more...

HLPI symposium focuses on future of America’s health care system 

SymposiumA small group of health law scholars, including five University of Houston Law Center professors, gathered in Houston earlier this fall to discuss their research on the future of the United States health care system. more...

UHLC honors five retiring professors for “lifetime of service” to the school, students, and the law

UHLC honors five retiring professors for “lifetime of service” to the school, students, and the law  more…Five mainstays of the University of Houston Law Center faculty were honored Thursday evening by their colleagues, students, and friends for a “lifetime of achievement” in teaching thousands of students how to be successful lawyers. more...

National Jurist survey gives UHLC high marks on diversity report card

DiversityThe University of Houston Law Center showed improvement in its diversity report card moving from a B+ to an A- this year in a report issued jointly by preLaw and The National Jurist magazines. more...

Frankel Lecture speaker Eskridge says momentum and original meaning points toward marriage equality

Eskridge HeadshotThe “original meaning” of the Constitution’s equal protection clause requires the state to recognize same-sex marriage, and conservatives who rely on “originalism” arguments should accept that fact, a Yale Law School professor maintained in the Houston Law Review’s 19th annual Frankel Lecture. more...

Panel of UHLC grads detail ins-and-outs of in-house practice

PanelWorking in-house at a large, non-profit like Texas Children’s Hospital is a lot like practicing at a small law firm  -- a close-knit team handling a broad range of issues, but with clients who work right down the hall. more...

UHLC student wins World Bank writing award 

Jessica Ireton University of Houston Law Center student Jessica Ireton is the winner of an international writing competition sponsored by a division of the World Bank for her article exploring the use of WikiLeaks cables as evidence in arbitration hearings. more...

Starting the holiday season

_DSC0003Trick-or-treaters haunted UH Law Center halls October 31 as UH Law Center Staff Council hosted Halloween events, including a Costume and Door/Table Decorating Contest. more...

 

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