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September 2016

Forbes cites UHLC joint energy law degree with Canada in calling UH a star in the 'Big 12' of energy!

Forbes magazine today cited the University of Houston Law Center's energy program while praising the university for its multi-discipline energy research, saying it rivals MIT in its cutting–edge efforts to find better ways to extract oil and gas as well as develop alternative cleaner and renewable energy sources. more...

Rep. Coleman suggests telemedicine can prevent jail suicides in talk with UHLC students

Rep. Garnet Coleman of District 147 shares his thoughts on ways to decrease the rate of inmate suicide in Texas jails. In an effort to prevent inmates from taking their own lives, state Rep. Garnet Coleman proposed the use of technology to treat prisoners with serious mental health issues during a classroom discussion at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Houston lawyers provide guidance to UH Law Center 3L students in mentoring program 

University of Houston Law Center students networked with local attorneys to begin the 2016-2017 Upper Level Mentoring Program last week in the Hendricks Heritage Room.The University of Houston Law Center Upper Level Mentoring Program for the 2016-2017 school year kicked off last week with upper-level law students networking with Houston area attorneys who will serve as mentors. more...

Briefcase Radio: Federal Privacy Protections for Medical Data

gavelIn the fourth edition of Briefcase Radio, University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes hosts Professor Barbara Evans to discuss the future of privacy protections for personal health information. more...

UHLC Professor Thompson's book cited in report by president's science advisory group

University of Houston Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson's research on crime labs was recently recognized by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. more...

Ecuador's attorney general proposes appellate system to resolve international disputes during UHLC oil and gas conference

The top attorney in Ecuador, Dr. Diego García Carrión, explained the need for clarity in international arbitration disputes at the 3rd Houston Oil and Gas Investment Arbitration conference hosted last week by the University of Houston Law Center's Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center. more...

UHLC's Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center unveils speaker series for fall semester

CalendarLocal and international experts explore legal and other issues and challenges facing today's energy industry more...

 

Mayor Turner touts growth of city, UH in discussion with Law Center alumni

 Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, an alumnus of Harvard Law School, receives an honorary UH Law Center Alumni Association membership from Dean Leonard M. Baynes.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner sees a bright future for the city of Houston, with the University of Houston as a strong partner in that development. more...

Attorney who overturned Texas voter law disputes frequency of election fraud based on photo IDs

Attorney who overturned Texas voter law disputes frequency of election fraud based on photo IDsThe lead counsel who led the fight to reverse the Texas voter ID law and an election law specialist from the conservative Heritage Foundation squared off in a debate on the issue Tuesday at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UH Law Center commended for diversity initiatives at HEED award ceremony 

The University of Houston Law Center was acknowledged for its numerous diversity and inclusion efforts at a reception Monday at the Elizabeth Rockwell Pavilion in the M.D. Anderson Library. more...

Learn your legal rights at the 'People's Law School' at UH Law Center on Oct. 1  

PLsThe Center for Consumer Law at the University of Houston Law Center will be hosting free legal classes for the general public on Saturday, Oct. 1,  at the "People's Law School." more...

 

Briefcase Radio -- National Security and Personal Privacy

gavelIn the second edition of Briefcase Radio, University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes hosts Assistant Professor Emily Berman to discuss national security as it relates to citizens' personal privacy. more...

UHLC scholar suggests united approach among countries to expand global health rights

-- Alfonso López de la Osa Escribano, an affiliate scholar at the University of Houston Law Center’s Center for U.S. and Mexican Law, examined the relationship between health law and human rights at a recent lecture.Collaboration between nations could make for stronger international protections of health as a human right, Alfonso López de la Osa Escribano, a health law scholar, said at a lecture last week at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Ecuadorian official to analyze oil and gas investment arbitration at conference hosted by UH Law Center

Ecuadorian official to analyze oil and gas investment arbitration at conference hosted by UH Law CenterEvent will explore current trends in international energy disputes more...

 

UH Law Center and KUHF Debut 'Briefcase' Radio Program

gavelThe University of Houston Law Center and KUHF today launched "Briefcase," a weekly radio broadcast that explores a variety of legal topics of interest to the general public. more...

 

UHLC's LL.M. program draws attorneys from around the globe 

BooksThe University of Houston Law Center welcomed 65 students to the LL.M. Class of '16, including 46 who earned their law degrees in foreign countries. more...

 

Magazine honors UH Law Center for its focus on diversity

MagazineThe University of Houston Law Center is among four law schools nationwide recognized for outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. more...

Hippard family hopes to create legacy of giving with memorial scholarship

Dr. Helena Karlberg Hippard honors her late husband, Claude D. Hippard ’83, with an endowment in his name at the University of Houston Law Center. Shortly after Claude Hippard's untimely death, his loved ones ensured his life and influence would benefit University of Houston Law Center students for generations to come. more...

 

August 2016

Regents honor UHLC Pre-Law Pipeline Program with 'Excellence' Award 

MeetingThe University of Houston Law Center's Pre-Law Pipeline Program was honored last week as the recipient of the UH System Board of Regents' Academic Excellence Award. more...

 

UHLC students begin legal careers with community service projects  

Community serviceBefore attending their first law school class, University of Houston Law Center students started their semester by giving back. more...

 

UHLC 1L students vow to maintain professionalism in the classroom and future careers

UHLC 1L students vow to maintain professionalism in the classroom and future careers First-year University of Houston Law Center students committed to exemplifying competence, civility and integrity in their legal careers as they were welcomed to the school last week during a dinner at the Hilton University of Houston. more...

Graduates of UHLC's Pre-Law Pipeline Program bid adieu during emotional sendoff

Group shotMembers of the University of Houston Law Center's Pre-Law Pipeline Program commemorated their introduction to the world of legal education and celebrated newfound bonds with fellow students at a recent closing ceremony at Norton Rose Fulbright's Houston Office. more...

UHLC students put best foot forward during campus interviews with prospective employers

UHLC students put best foot forward during campus interviews with prospective employersA week before the start of classes, University of Houston Law Center students are preparing for their futures beyond the fall semester. more...

UH Law Center to host annual 'Works-in-Progress' conference on state and local government law

gavelAcademics and practicing attorneys will gather Oct. 7-8 to give and receive feedback on their scholarly writings more...

 

Charlette Jefferson honored with President's Award for outstanding service

Charlette Jefferson, a faculty suite executive secretary who began working at the University of Houston Law Center 17 years ago, was honored Monday as a winner of the President's Award. more...

UHLC Prof Nimmer named among 'Best Lawyers in America' for 23rd time 

NimmerUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor and former Dean Raymond T. Nimmer has been selected by his peers for the 23rd time as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in his specialty areas. more...

UHLC and tax law community celebrate life of Professor Ira B. Shepard

Colleagues, family and friends gathered Thursday to celebrate the life of Ira B. Shepard, who taught tax law at the University of Houston Law Center for 36 years before passing away in March at the age of 78. more...

July 2016

Legacy and impact of Scalia's death highlight UHLC's Supreme Court update

Professor Peter Linzer discusses the work of the late Justice Antonin Scalia during the University of Houston Law Center’s “U.S. Supreme Court Update.” U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's passing on Feb. 13, and the Senate's refusal to confirm the nomination of his replacement, led to multiple 4-4 decisions in the court's recently completed term. more...

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...

 

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