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Diversity and Inclusion Committee
University of Houston Law Center
4604 Calhoun Rd
Houston, TX 77204-6054
UHLCD&I@uh.edu *

*Disclaimer: This email address is NOT for complaints, but for diversity and inclusion-related suggestions and ideas meant to promote education and further discussion. For any discrimination and sexual misconduct complaints, go to https://uh.edu/equal-opportunity/

City of Houston recognizes UH Law Center Professor Thompson with Hispanic Heritage Award

WOL ScreenshotOct. 13, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson was the recipient of the Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Education in the Community Award in a virtual ceremony on Tuesday.

 

 

Historic underrepresentation woven into legal profession and beyond says UHLC’s Knake Jefferson

WOL ScreenshotOct. 13, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center Professor Renee Knake Jefferson said that the low number of female judges throughout the legal system mirrors the lack of women in leadership positions in all industries during the 2020 Women of the Law Fall Event last week.

 

 

UH Human Development Professor Hutchins encourages thoughtful dialog to counter imposter phenomenon at UHLC discussion

Holly HutchinsOct. 8, 2020 - University of Houston Professor Holly M. Hutchins provided effective techniques for challenging and reframing imposter experiences during a recent virtual discussion hosted by the University of Houston Law Center.

 

 

UH Law Center and SMU Dedman School of Law Host Black Lawyers Matter Conference 2020

Distinguished Speaker Frank WuOct. 7, 2020 – Lawmakers, leaders in legal education, and legal professionals serving in a variety of roles will gather for a day-long virtual symposium titled, “Black Lawyers Matter: Strategies to Enhance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.” The event will be held via Zoom on Oct. 30. Co-conveners are the University of Houston Law Center and SMU Dedman School of Law.

 

 

 

Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Frank Wu describes connection between diversity and democracy during UH Law Center presentation

Distinguished Speaker Frank WuSept. 18, 2020 - Frank H. Wu, president of Queens College, City University of New York discussed his perspective on the Asian-American experience and how it must lead to allyship with the historic struggle for Black equality as part of the Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series. His talk, "Asian Americans at a Crossroads During COVID-19: Allyship and the Future of Civil Rights" was held via Zoom on Tuesday.

 

UH Law Center Professor Emeritus Olivas to be recognized as ‘Latin@ Trailblazer’

University of Houston Law Center Professor Emeritus Michael A. OlivasSept. 11, 2020 - In commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, University of Houston Law Center Professor Emeritus Michael A. Olivas will be recognized for his contributions to higher education by the University of New Mexico School of Law.

 

 

Queens College president Wu to present on civil rights and pandemic during UH Law Center speaker series

Frank H. Wu, the president of Queens College, City University of New YorkSept. 9, 2020 - Frank H. Wu, the president of Queens College, City University of New York will address the University of Houston Law Center community as the keynote speaker as part of the Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series. His presentation, "Asian Americans at a Crossroads During COVID-19: Allyship and the Future of Civil Rights" will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 via Zoom.

 

UH Law Center’s inclusion efforts draw national acclaim from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine for fifth straight year

HEED Sept. 8, 2020 - The University of Houston Law Center has received the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The accolade marks five consecutive years for the Law Center as a HEED Award Recipient.

 

UH Law Center’s Pre-Law Pipeline Program sixth year ends successfully in coast-to-coast closing ceremony

Pipeline FacesSept. 2, 2020 - The first online-only classes in the University of Houston Law Center Pre-Law Pipeline Program recently celebrated their introduction to the study of law during a reception event held via Zoom.

 

 

UH Law Center alumna Hon. Ruby Kless Sondock '62 featured in “Celebrating Extraordinary Houston Women” series

Tracy HesterAug. 24, 2020 - In commemoration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment, Judge Ruby Kless Sondock's legendary career was highlighted by VisitHouston.com. Sondock was co-featured with former Sen. Barbara Jordan. 

 

 

UH Law Center faculty, employees approve resolution to re-name Calhoun Rd. to MLK Blvd.

Law CenterAugust 7, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center professors and professional staff unanimously endorsed a plan to rename Calhoun Rd. that traverses the UH campus to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in an official petition and request to the City of Houston on Thursday.