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Laura E. Oren

Professor Emerita

B.A., Queens College; M.Phil., Yale; Ph.D., Yale; J.D., University of Houston Law

Professor Oren has a Ph.D. in British history from Yale University and graduated first in her class at the University of Houston Law Center in 1980. After graduation, she was in private practice, specializing in civil rights (Section 1983) law and appellate work.

Professor Oren teaches Family Law and Constitutional Law and her scholarship has often been about the intersection of these two fields. Her specialty areas of research have been in Civil Rights (Section 1983) and Family Law, and she also teaches Women and the Law, Conflict of Laws, and State and Local Government Law.

Civil Rights
Conflict of Laws
Constitutional Law
Family Law
State and Local Government
Women and the Law