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About the Challenge

Legal education and students are facing a new and challenging landscape during these unprecedented times. For many students, the generosity of others will enable them to continue their studies during such times of financial uncertainty and hardship.

The 100% Giving Challenge is a meaningful way for your organization to help support legal education, students, and innovative learning in a new era. To participate, 100% of the Houston Law Alumni at your office contribute to the Law Fund or the Cougar Emergency Fund for Law Students during the fiscal year, which starts September 1, 2019 and runs through August 31, 2020. Firms with 4 or more alumni are encouraged to join.

Your Impact

Your Law Fund gift makes our Solo Practice Incubator Program possible!

Shortly after completing their legal educations in 2018, University of Houston Law Center graduates Hannah Melcer and Timothy Sullivan established Melcer & Sullivan PLLC in Galveston. However, starting a solo practice fresh out of law school is easier said than done, which is where the Career Development Office's UHLC Solo Incubator Program came into play.

"We had some trepidations, and the Solo Incubator Program gave us the push we needed. It helped in making the decision to start the firm. If you're a recent graduate wondering what to do, the Incubator Program is definitely something alumni should use as a resource." Read more about how the Law Fund supported Hannah and Timothy here.

 

The Law Fund supports the Dean’s priorities for the Law Center, including student scholarships, career service programs, student organizations, faculty recruitment and retention, and much more. These critical dollars make for a richer experience for all members of the UHLC Community. The Cougar Emergency Fund for Law Students provides assistance to currently-enrolled students who have an extraordinary financial need or who find themselves dealing with a personal or family emergency which would otherwise delay their legal education at UHLC.

Recognition & Benefits

Those who achieve 100% participation in giving back by alumni at their organization will be prominently displayed in the Law Center near the Career Development Office and will be published in major UHLC publications. All organizations and captains that participate in the Challenge will also be published in major UHLC publications.

If you or your office is interested in learning more or joining the Challenge, please contact Rachel Wardzinski, Associate Director of Development, at rlwardzi@Central.UH.EDU| 713-743-4546 or click the buttons below!

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100% Challenge Leadership 2020


Co-Chair
Sean Cichowski, ’09
Akerman LLP

Co-Chair

Sara Longtain, '07
Locke Lord LLP
David Rusk, '14
Co-Chair
David Rusk, '14
Thompson & Knight
Harve Truskett '08
Co-Chair
Harve Truskett, '08
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Keli Viereck, '95
Co-Chair

Keli Viereck, '95
Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc
Richard Whiteley '99
Co-Chair
Richard Whiteley, '99
Bracewell LLP

 

2020 Participating Organizations

Ahmad Zavitsanos Anaipakos Alavi Mensing Edward Goolsby 2014
Akerman Sean Cichowski 2009
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Jon Boben 2012
Baker Hughes Timothy Donoughue 1994
Baker Hughes  Doug Repasi 2005
Blank Rome LLP Daniel Peterson 2008
Bracewell Richard Whiteley 1999
Bracewell Staci Wilson 2009
Eggleston & Briscoe, LLP David Smith 2000
Exxon Mobil Corporation Jontae Reese 2005
Fieldwood Energy LLC Robert Sergesketter 1995
Fletcher Yoder Matthew Osterhaus 2007
Foley & Lardner, LLP Greg Meeks 2002
Foster LLP Stephanie Paver 2007
Gray Reed & McGraw LLP Chance Decker 2009
Greenberg Traurig, LLP Frank Bradley 1992
Hicks Thomas LLC Courtney Ervin 2005
Hirsch & Westheimer, PC Melissa Sternfels 2002
Hoover Slovacek Brandi Croffie 2012
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Harve Truskett 2008
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Mike Hoffman 2013
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Ian Goldberg 2011
Insperity Cari Curtis 1996
Jackson Walker LLP Cameron Secord 2017
Jones Day Chris Domingo 2009
KBR, Inc. Victor Wright 1998
Kane Russell Coleman Logan Bruce "Chip" Morris 1991
Latham & Watkins Jordan Mack 2018
Locke Lord LLP Sara Longtain 2007
McDowell Hetherington LLP Jennifer Frank 2013
McKool Smith Justin Tschoepe 2011
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Alessandra Grace 2016
Patterson + Sheridan Orson Bell 2012
Phillips 66 Donna Carvalho 1992
Porter Hedges LLP Jacqueline Moy 2001
Reed Smith LLP Stephen Moll 1990
Schlumberger Allison Abel 2001
Shook Hardy Bacon Robert Reckers 2003
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC Kacie Bevers 2009
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP Katharine Mascarenhas 2007
Thompson & Knight LLP Brooke Alger 2018
Thompson & Knight LLP David Rusk 2014
Total American Services, Inc. Keli Viereck 1995
UHLC Lauren Simpson 1994
United Airlines, Inc. Katie Caplan 2001
Winstead PC Michael Pham 2013
Winston & Strawn LLP Richard McCarty 2010

 

Connect with UHLC

For more information contact the Office of Law Alumni Relations, at (713) 743-2201 or lawalumni@uh.edu.

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