Alumni in the News

UH Law Center recognizes 2020 alumni bar exam success

Recent graduates of UHLC were welcomed into the legal profession at the virtual Pass the Bar celebration held on Zoom. more...

UH Law Center graduates Beard LL.M. ’18 and Barks ’13 collaborate as partners of boutique Houston law firm

As the proprietors of Beard & Barks PLLC, Rodney Beard, LL.M. '18, and Justen Barks, J.D. '13, felt that Houston needed attorneys who could skillfully serve the entertainment market not only in the fourth-largest city in the U.S., but in Texas as a whole. more...

UH Law Center graduate Donner ’03 encourages voting reform in new book

Stephanie Donner '03 recently published a book titled, “When Women Vote” highlighting how election reform can lead to equality for all women. more...

Faculty in the News

UH Law Center Professor Roberts’ research featured on acclaimed peer-review website

Prof. Jessica Roberts’ article, “GINA, Big Data, and the Future of Employee Privacy,” which was featured in the Yale Law Journal, was recently reviewed on the scholarship website JOTWELL. more...

UH Law Center faculty to collaborate on George Floyd intersession course

UHLC is launching a special topics course, "George Floyd and the Aftermath: Equal Justice and the Law," for the Spring 2021 semester. more...

UH Law Center Professor Emily Berman awarded for outstanding work on government oversight

Prof. Emily Berman was announced as the first annual winner of the Excellence in Oversight Research Award by the Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School. The accolade honors Berman’s Boston College Law Review article, “Weaponizing the Office of Legal Counsel,” as the year’s most outstanding work on government oversight. more...

UH Law Center Professor Thompson to analyze influence of graphic photos during trials at virtual CLE

Prof. Sandra Guerra Thompson will participate in a continuing legal education discussion on the impact of gory imagery used in the courtroom at 10 a.m. on Feb. 19. more...

More News

UH Law Center remembers former Professor Peter Linzer

UHLC prof. and legal scholar Peter S. Linzer passed in December after a battle with a long-term illness. His keen powers of observation, analysis and languages informed a lifetime of scholarship, commentary and teaching. more...

UH Law Center's Center for U.S. and Mexican Law hosts fall webinar series

Throughout the Fall 2020 semester, the UHLC’s Center for U.S. and Mexican Law led four events covering a wide range of topics from gender-based hate crimes, the COVID-19 pandemic, the recent USMCA and the North American Consortium of Legal Education (NACLE) annual workshop. more...

UH Law Center Launches Global Law and Policy Program

UHLC has established the Initiative on Global Law and Policy for the Americas (GLPA), aimed at uniting academics, practitioners and policy makers to develop research, coursework and collaboration in the areas of international and comparative law. more...

Upcoming Events

Joseph A. Vail Asylum Workshop


Friday, January 29 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT


Keynote Speaker:
Ira Kurzban
American Civil Rights and Immigration Lawyer


Immigration in the Time of COVID 19: Asylum and Beyond


Virtual Event

4 hours of Texas CLE credit with 1 hour of ethics


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Presidential Transfer of Power


Wednesday, February 3, 2021 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm CDT


UH Law Center Faculty Speakers:

Associate Professor Emily Berman 

Law Foundation Professor of Law Seth J. Chandler

Cullen Professor of Law David R. Dow

George A. Butler Research Professor Daniel I. Morales

Dr. Richard Murray, the Director of the Center for Public Policy’s Survey Research Institute and Lanier Chair in Public Policy, UH Hobby School of Public Affairs



Dean Leonard M. Baynes


Virtual Event

Texas CLE pending


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Dean Leonard M. Baynes Invites you to a Memorial Event

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of
Peter S. Linzer (1939-2020)


Tuesday, February 9, 2021 | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm CST



Virtual Event


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Constitutionalism, Trade, Social Justice, and Sustainability in the Americas:
Lessons from the 2020 Global Pandemic


Webinar Series


February 11 & 25
March 11 & 18
April15 & 22




Elizabeth Trujillo
Founding Director, Initiative for Global Law and Policy for the Americas

University of Houston Law Center


Sabrina Ragone
Professor of Comparative Law, University of
Bologna Center for Latin American Studies


Virtual Event


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Black History Month Lecture


Thursday, February 25 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm  CDT


Guest Speaker:
Sherri L. Burr
Emeritus Professor of Law
The University of New Mexico School of Law


“Genealogical Research into America’s Antebellum Past: The Challenges of Finding the Enslaved, the Free, and Enslavers”


Dean Leonard M. Baynes

University of Houston Law Center


Virtual Event
1 hour of Texas CLE


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