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March 2015

Star Jones ’86 says UH Law Center legal education served a foundation for career trajectory

University of Houston Law Center students mingled with representatives of law firms and corporations Thursday to learn about the employers’ practice areas and get a feel for their cultural environment.New York prosecutor-turned-TV journalist and talk show host Star Jones, one of the University of Houston Law Center’s most prominent alumni, returned to her alma mater today to meet with faculty, staff and students and to promote diversity in the workplace.. more...

Students and future employers meet and greet at UHLC reception

University of Houston Law Center students mingled with representatives of law firms and corporations Thursday to learn about the employers’ practice areas and get a feel for their cultural environment.University of Houston Law Center students mingled with representatives of law firms and corporations Thursday to learn about the employers’ practice areas and get a feel for their cultural environment. more...

UH Law Center’s “Star” – attorney and TV personality Star Jones – returns to where it all began

Star JonesVisit to alma mater coincides with hosting of free Career Networking Fair at George R. Brown more...

 

UHLC student testifies before state House panel on medical licensure bill 

UHLC student testifies before state House panel on medical licensure bill  More…Bradley Cook, a University of Houston Law Center LL.M. student, recently testified before a Texas House committee in favor of a bill that would make Texas part of an interstate medical licensure compact. more...

Women’s center honors Janet Beck of UHLC Immigration Clinic

Janet BeckThe University of Houston Women and Gender Resource Center (WGRC) has named Assistant Clinical Professor Janet B. Beck of the Law Center’s Immigration Clinic as the winner of the 2015 WGRC Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award in the clinical faculty category. more...

Learn your legal rights April 4 at the ‘People’s Law School’

gavelVolunteer lawyers, judges, and law professors, will teach courses and answer questions in 14 different areas of law. more...

 

UHLC immigration clinic hosts national seminar on humanitarian relief issues

gavelThe University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic is co-sponsoring a national seminar in April focusing on criminal and public safety issues that may block humanitarian relief for undocumented immigrants. more...

UHLC wins $100,000 grant to develop online programs

LaptopThe University of Houston has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Law Center for development of a pilot online education program at the law school. more...

UHLC Immigration Clinic recognized by AILA for its pro bono service

VideoThe University of Houston Law Center’s immigration clinic has been selected as the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Pro Bono Hero for the Central Region. more...

UH Law Center debuts ‘Powerhouse’ video 

VideoThe University of Houston Law Center has launched an informational video in conjunction with the University’s “Welcome to the Powerhouse” campaign showcasing the exceptional educational opportunities available at Houston’s top tier law school. more...

AWA to honor federal judge and UHLC adjunct, Lee Rosenthal

AWA to honor federal judge and UHLC adjunct, Lee Rosenthal U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal, who teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center, will be recognized on March 25 by the Association of Women Attorneys (AWA) during its annual “Premier Women in Law Gala.” more...

UH Law Center’s Intellectual Property and Health law programs climb higher in U.S. News Top 10 

U.S. News & World ReportTwo of the University of Houston Law Center’s specialty programs moved up in the annual Top 10 rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. more...

UHLC panel says careers in immigration law offer variety and humanitarian rewards

UHLC panel says careers in immigration law offer variety and humanitarian rewardsRegardless of whether the U.S. Congress passes comprehensive immigration reform any time soon, there will be plenty of work for immigration lawyers that can be both lucrative and fulfilling, a panel told University of Houston Law Center students Wednesday. more...

UH Law Center accepting applicants for new ‘pipeline’ program

UH Law Center accepting applicants for new ‘pipeline’ programThe University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) announces the launch of its Pre-Law Pipeline Program, designed to attract and encourage undergraduate students from low income, first generation, and underrepresented backgrounds to pursue legal careers. more...

And they’re off! Newly Admitted Students Day

And they’re off! Newly Admitted Students Day University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes welcomes newly admitted students of the Class of 2018 at the start of a daylong series of events designed to acquaint them with the school, faculty, and legal community. more...

UHLC’s Winslade:  Make your wishes known legally before onset of dementia

UHLC’s Winslade: Make your wishes known legally before onset of dementiaWilliam Winslade, distinguished visiting professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center, recently told a University gathering  it’s vital that people make their preferences about end-of-life issues known in a legally binding way before the onset of late-stage dementia. more...

NYU law prof argues in UHLC’s Spring IP Lecture that patent and copyright law is being abused.

FromerIn recent years, individuals and law firms have used U.S. patent and copyright law to make assertions that are not “good fits” with the original purpose, a New York University law professor said in the University of Houston Law Center’s Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law Spring Lecture. more...

UHLC co-hosts community forum on jail overcrowding

JailCriminal justice advocates will conduct a community forum Thursday to discuss measures that can be taken to reduce overcrowding in the Harris County Jail. more...

 

Law Center profs explore genetics in outer space 

NASAUniversity of Houston Law Center Professors Barbara Evans and Jessica Roberts took their expertise in the fields of genetics and genomic medicine to NASA’s Johnson Space Center recently to explore the role of genetic testing in personalized medicine and in mitigating risks related to space flight. more...

UHLC panelists:  Corporate counsel jobs offer broader perspective, different culture than firms

PanelistA group of corporate attorneys agreed that working in-house can have both benefits and drawbacks compared to working for a firm during a panel discussion recently with University of Houston Law Center students. more...

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