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October 2014

Major Parker educates law students about powers granted under City Charter

Mayor ParkerHouston Mayor Annise Parker told University of Houston Law Center students Oct. 23 that being a strong mayor of the nation’s fourth largest city comes with a host of challenges, but also unique opportunities. more...

UH Law Center releases updated health emergency law manual, plans Nov. 7 event on Ebola response

Bench BookAs the deadly Ebola virus has made its first appearances in the United States, members of the public and government officials are anxious for information on how to deal with the threat. more...

Bruhl elected to American Law Institute

Aaron BruhlUHLC associate professor Aaron Bruhl was named today as one of 50 new members of the prestigious American Law Institute. more...

Scholarships give UHLC students chance to attend state and national conferences

LL.M. candidates Vanessa Johnson, left, Bradley Cook, Clé Holly were selected to attend a health law conference in Austin this month.During the course of their law school careers, University of Houston Law Center students are given many opportunities to attend conferences and workshops in their specific areas of interest, oftentimes through scholarships from the sponsoring organization. more...

UH Law Center Remembers Darold E. Maxwell

MaxwellThe University of Houston Law Center community is mourning the loss of Darold E. Maxwell. A full-time faculty member from 1979-81 and later long-time adjunct, Maxwell passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7. more...

UH Law Center debuts first database of Fortune 500 company codes of conduct 

UHLCThe University of Houston Law Center today released a searchable database that contains the compliance codes for Fortune 500 companies.  more...

‘Prof. Marcilynn Burke named associate dean of UHLC

BurkeMarcilynn A. Burke, a long-time professor at the Law Center who served a stint in Washington, D.C., as a presidential appointee to the U.S. Department of the Interior, has been tapped by Dean Leonard M. Baynes to serve as the school’s associate dean. more...

‘UHLC Vail Workshop Focuses on Needs of Unaccompanied Children

HoffmanNearly 60,000 children have been caught crossing the U.S. border since Oct. 2013, and throughout their journey they become witnesses or even victims of crimes, said Veronica Bernal, an immigration clinical supervising fellow at  UH Law Center. more...

‘Bitcoin buyers beware,’ professor warns UHLC alumni 

BitcoinVirtual currency is gaining in popularity and used to buy and sell virtually everything, but trading in digital money is risky business, a former University of Houston Law Center professor advised alumni in a consumer law seminar Friday. more...

UHLC’s Frankel Lecture will examine marriage equality on basis of Equal Protection Clause

UHLC’s Frankel Lecture will examine marriage equality on basis of Equal Protection ClauseYale professor will argue Oct. 31 that ‘original meaning’ of the 14th Amendment protects LGBT marriages more...

 

American bail system is broken, says CJI guest speaker Timothy Murray

American bail system is broken, says CJI guest speaker Timothy Murray Pretrial detention costs taxpayers more than $9 billion dollars annually and many of those held in jail before trial pose a low threat to their communities said Timothy Murray, director emeritus of the Pretrial Justice Institute. Murray spoke to law students Tuesday as part of the UHLC Criminal Justice Institute fall lecture series. more...

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