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September 2017

Texas Supreme Court conducts oral arguments at UH Law Center

Texas Supreme Court conducts oral arguments at UH Law CenterSept. 19, 2017 — The Supreme Court of Texas convened Friday at the University of Houston Law Center's Krost Hall to hear oral arguments in two cases involving parental rights and mandatory arbitration. more...

UH Law Center re-opens, reaches out to community in aftermath of Hurricane Harvey  

Sept. 14, 2017 —The University of Houston Law Center students and their professors were back in the classroom on Sept. 5, but they continue to help classmates and other flood victims struggling to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. more...

UHLC alumna Hennessee '16 takes legal talents to International Chamber of Commerce 

UHLC alumna HennesseeSept. 14, 2017 — Just a year after completing her legal education at the University of Houston Law Center, Vladi Hennessee '16 is applying her legal skills in an international setting as a deputy counsel at the International Chamber of Commerce's International Court of Arbitration in Paris. more...

UHLC first-year students introduced to legal community with service projects

UHLC alumna HennesseeSept. 14, 2017 —Before cracking their textbooks and attending courses, University of Houston Law Center 1L students began their semester with acts of generosity. more...

Texas Supreme Court to Hear Cases at UH Law Center

Sept. 12, 2017 — For the first time in more than a decade, the Supreme Court of Texas will convene at the University of Houston Law Center to hear oral arguments in two civil cases. more...

Diversity magazine recognizes UH Law Center for second year in a row

Sept. 12, 2017 - The University of Houston Law Center is among five law schools nationwide recognized for outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. It marks the second straight year that the Law Center has received this recognition. more...

UHLC Professor Chase will co-chair Harvey relief fund advisory committee 

Professor Anthony R. ChaseSept. 12, 2017 — University of Houston Law Center Associate Professor Anthony R. Chase will co-chair the advisory committee of the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to ensure there is a process to determine the needs of flood victims that are not met by other sources. more...

UHLC's Hester commended for expertise in environmental law

Tracy HesterSept. 6, 2017 -- University of Houston Law Center Professor Tracy Hester recently received kudos from his contemporaries in a peer-review publication. more...

August 2017

UHLC Pre-Law Pipeline Program Scholars leave with mission to be trailblazers 

Aug. 23, 2017 -- Forty-six graduates of the University of Houston Law Center's Pre-Law Pipeline Program were encouraged to follow their dreams of pursuing a legal education at a closing ceremony recently at the Student Center South on the University of Houston's main campus. more...

UHLC Research Professor Allison Winnike named CEO of Immunization Partnership 

Aug. 17, 2017 —Allison N. Winnike, Research Professor and Director of Research for the Health Law & Policy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center, is resigning to serve as CEO of the Immunization Partnership, a non-profit public health organization based in Houston. more...

Dual-program students get first-hand exposure to energy sector via Law Study Tour

Photo 1Aug. 16, 2017 -Course provides unprecedented access to industry lawyers, regulators, producers, stakeholders and academics more...

UHLC faculty provides roundup on Supreme Court from 2016 term

Photo 1Aug. 10, 2017 - Faculty members discussed a case involving religious freedom, immigration issues and other topics at the U.S. Supreme Court Update on July 27 at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Briefcase Radio: Professor Flatt discusses Paris Accord withdrawal

http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/briefcase/2017/08/08/229364/briefcase-paris-accord-withdrawal/Earlier this year, the United States announced it plans to pull out of the Paris Accord, an international agreement to address global warming. Professor Victor Flatt, with The University of Houston Law Center, is an environmental law expert and explained what changes should be anticipated as a result of the withdrawal. more...

"Rick" George '77, leader in Canadian oil sands industry dies at 67 

Aug. 8, 2017 — University of Houston Law Center alumnus Richard L. "Rick" George '77, considered a pioneer in Canada's oil sands industry as CEO of Suncor Energy Inc., died Aug. 1 after an 18-month battle with myeloid leukemia. He was 67. more...

UHLC Prof Zale analyzes compensation for city officials in a forthcoming Stanford Law Review article

Kellen ZaleJuly 31, 2017 — University of Houston Law Center Assistant Professor Kellen Zale has written an article on how pay is set for city council members among the nation's nearly 20,000 cities and how over- and undercompensation can affect the quality of local government. more...

Texas Supreme Court to Hear Cases at UH Law Center

Mabry '10August 3, 2017 — For the first time in more than a decade, the Supreme Court of Texas will convene at the University of Houston Law Center to hear oral arguments in two civil cases. more... 

Texas congressman honors former UHLC Dean and Professor Stephen Zamora

Mabry '10Aug. 3, 2017 -- Rep. Henry Cuellar eulogized the life and legacy of Stephen T. Zamora on July 28 in a speech made to the House of Representatives in Washington D.C. more... 

 

UHLC Prof Nimmer selected as one of 'Best Lawyers in America' by peer review publication

Mabry '10Aug. 3, 2017 -- University of Houston Law Center Professor and former Dean Raymond T. Nimmer has been recognized by his peers for the 24th year in a row as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in his specialty areas. more... 

 

July 2017

Briefcase Radio: The First Amendment 

MicrophoneThe Bill of Rights has guaranteed our freedoms and rights for over 200 years. Dean Leonard Baynes with the University of Houston Law Center looks at how they still relate to society today. more...

Mabry '10 takes reins of University of Houston Law Alumni Board

Mabry '10July 20, 2017 - Seven years after completing her legal education at the University of Houston Law Center, Cynthia Mabry is paying it forward. more... 

 

UHLC student awarded two Rocky Mountain scholarships to pursue natural resources law 

July 20, 2017 — A 3rd year, part-time student at the University of Houston Law Center and a veteran of nine years in the oil and gas field has been awarded two scholarships by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. more...

Texas Bar IP section honors UHLC Prof. Janicke with Lifetime Achievement Award 

July 14, 2017 — University of Houston Law Center Professor Paul M. Janicke was honored with the Tom Arnold Lifetime Achievement Award by the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Texas during its annual meeting last month in Dallas. more...

SCOTUS Justice Sotomayor cites amicus brief co-authored by UHLC Professor Rave 

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July 14, 2017 — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor cited the work of University of Houston Law Center Assistant Professor D. Theodore Rave in her dissenting opinion in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, San Francisco County.
July 14, 2017 — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor cited the work of University of Houston Law Center Assistant Professor D. Theodore Rave in her dissenting opinion in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, San Francisco County. more...

UHLC remembers Sharon Nellums-Goosby for her tireless efforts helping students navigate law school 

Sharon Nellums-GoosbyJuly 14, 2017 — Sharon Nellums-Goosby, who helped University of Houston Law Center students for 18 years in a variety of ways beyond the scope of her job description as academic records coordinator, died Tuesday, July 11, at the age of 53 after a lengthy bout with cancer. more...

UHLC presented with Texas bar trademark award for defending school's brand in naming dispute

State Bar of TexasJuly 13, 2017 — The University of Houston Law Center was honored recently with the inaugural State Bar of Texas IP Section Annual Trademark Award for its defense of the school's brand after South Texas College of Law announced plans to change its name to Houston College of Law. more...

Houston-based foundation awards major grant to UHLC's program to aid at-risk youth  

July 11, 2017 — The University of Houston Law Center's Juvenile & Capital Advocacy Project (JCAP) was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from The Simmons Foundation to support its record-sealing program and to develop a program for dual-status youth. more...

June 2017

UHLC alumna, state Rep. Sarah Davis, recognized among 10 Best Legislators by Texas Monthly 

June 30, 2017 — State Rep. Sarah Davis, a 2001 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, is named as one of the 10 best legislators of the 2017 session by Texas Monthly magazine in its July issue. more...

UHLC 3L's summer job provides a homecoming to China

Third-year University of Houston Law Center and University of Calgary Faculty of Law student Fred Zheng.June 29, 2017 — As a student in the dual degree program of the University of Houston Law Center and University of Calgary Faculty of Law, Fred Zheng's pursuit of a legal education will send him across North America. more...

UH Law Center, MALDEF commemorate Plyler v. Doe's 35th anniversary

JPeter Roos, left, Thomas Saenz, Vilma Martinez and University of Houston Law Center Professor Michael A. Oliva, right, analyzed the implications of Plyler v. Doe during a panel discussion in the Hendricks Heritage Room une 27, 2017 — The University of Houston Law Center celebrated the 35th anniversary of the Supreme Court case Plyler v. Doe on Tuesday with a panel discussion hosted by the Institute for Higher Education Law & Governance and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in the Hendricks Heritage Room. more...

Top scholarship website JOTWELL recognizes UHLC professors' excellence

June 27, 2017 - Three University of Houston Law Center professors were featured on a prestigious scholarship website during the 2016-2017 academic year. more...

Texas Bar Foundation recognizes UHLC alum Harris '88 for appellate work

Texas Bar Foundation recognizes UHLC alum Harris '88 for appellate workJune 26, 2017 – An alumnus of the University of Houston Law Center received statewide acclaim from the Texas Bar Foundation at its annual dinner Friday in Dallas. more...

 

UHLC remembers Catherine M. Wright, program manager of Career Development Office

Catherine WrightJune 26, 2017 — Catherine M. Wright, program manager of the Career Development Office at the University of Houston Law Center, died June 21 at the age of 48 due to complications related to a recent diagnosis of leukemia. more...

UHLC professor Wells predicts tax reform to be limited during panel discussion

Adjunct professor Alfonso López de la Osa Escribano and Madhu Purewal, a senior legal officer and director in institutional compliance at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, discuss protections on human research subjects during a recent course at the University of Houston Law Center.June 23, 2017 – University of Houston Law Center Professor Bret Wells opined that tax reform will likely be restricted to businesses and that comprehensive individual reform is unlikely. more...

HLPI and legal experts from MD Anderson team up for comparative health law course

Adjunct professor Alfonso López de la Osa Escribano and Madhu Purewal, a senior legal officer and director in institutional compliance at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, discuss protections on human research subjects during a recent course at the University of Houston Law Center.June 19, 2017 – University of Houston Law Center students compared and contrasted U.S. legal health systems with some of its European counterparts this semester in Alfonso López de la Osa Escribano's comparative law class. more...

UHLC's library staff shares expertise on emerging technologies, other resources for lawyers

June 16, 2017 - Research specialists at the John M. O'Quinn Law Library shared their knowledge during a recent continuing legal education session at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC students emerge victorious in health law moot court tournament 

June 9, 2017 - Three University of Houston Law Center students brought home first-place hardware after recently winning the seventh annual L. Edward Bryant, Jr. National Health Law Transactional Competition in Chicago. more...

Briefcase Radio: The Civil Rights Act and Sexual Orientation

As significant cases dealing with sexual orientation continue to go through the courts, Dean Leonard Baynes with the University of Houston Law Center explains what the law states in this week's episode. more...

UHLC Prof Raymond L. Britton dies at 92 after 59 years in the classroom 

Professor Raymond L. Britton, who taught Admiralty Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and business law courses at the University of Houston Law Center for 59 years, has died at the age of 92. more...

Undergrads explore path to legal education in third year of UHLC's Pre-Law Pipeline Program

Undergrads explore path to legal education in third year of UHLC's Pre-Law Pipeline ProgramJune 2, 2017 — Forty-six undergraduate students are performing their due diligence as they consider their future educational opportunities in the third annual Pre-law Pipeline Program at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

May 2017

HLPI's spring lectures analyze special education, current health care policy and workplace hazards

-- University of Kentucky College of Law Professor D. Wendy Greene was one of several speakers who shared their expertise at the Health Law & Policy Institute’s lecture series at the University of Houston Law Center.May 31, 2017 – The Health Law & Policy Institute's spring speaker series at the University of Houston Law Center concluded with three discussions that covered a wide-ranging set of legal issues. more...

Briefcase Radio: The changing Senate filibuster

Although the Senate filibuster has been around for a couple of centuries, it has gone thru some significant changes in this decade alone. more...

 

Life changes: UHLC's Margaret Webber graduates and gives birth on same day  

May 24, 2017 — As Margaret Webber prepares to embark on a career in law, she is also beginning another lifelong journey —motherhood. more...

Baker '94 encourages Class of '17 to embrace unlimited opportunities of a legal career

Baker '94 encourages Class of '17 to embrace unlimited opportunities of a legal careerMay 18, 2017 – Meredith Attwell Baker encouraged 311 University of Houston Law Center graduates to keep an open mind about their practice areas at the Law Center Convocation on Saturday night at NRG Arena. more...

UHLC alum Garcia '16 pens book on upset elections

May 17, 2017 -  Ricco Garcia currently works as general counsel and as a legislative director for Texas Rep. Toni Rose, but the 2016 University of Houston Law Center alumnus can also add the term 'best-selling author' to his resume. more...

Briefcase Radio: ISPs And Browser Histories

Recently, Congress repealed the FCC rule protecting internet privacy by requiring users to "opt-in" for the use of their private on-line history more...

Star Jones '86 analyzes law's relationship with news at UHLC lecture 

Star Jones '86 analyzes law's relationship with news at UHLC lecture May 9, 2017 — New York prosecutor-turned-TV journalist and talk show host Star Jones returned to her alma mater to discuss the law's intersection with the press last Friday during a talk called, "Law, Justice & The Media" in Krost Hall at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC 'Energy Visiting Scholar' program designed to share expertise and promote research throughout the Americas

May 5, 2017 — The Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center at the University of Houston Law Center is launching an "Energy Visiting Scholar" research program with two former Latin American government officials as its first participants. more...

Legislative fellowship in health law sends three UHLC students to Austin

May 5, 2017 — Three University of Houston Law Center students' devotion to health law and policy led them to the Texas State Capitol for an inside look at the state legislature. more...

Zealous Advocacy Conference commemorates 50-year mark of Gault decision

Zealous Advocacy Conference commemorates 50-year mark of Gault decisionMay 4, 2017 - Juvenile justice attorneys learned new legal techniques to defend their clients during the recent 16th annual Zealous Advocacy Conference at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

April 2017

Legal legend, Richard "Racehorse" Haynes '56, died today at 90 

Legal legend, Richard April 28, 2017 — Richard "Racehorse" Haynes, a 1956 graduate of the University of Houston law school who became a courtroom legend representing defendants in some of the highest profile murder cases in the state, died today at the age of 90. more...

 

Briefcase Radio: Landlord-tenant law

Landlords in Texas have requirements that many may not understand. Professor Rick McElvaney, program director of the Center for Consumer Law, says there are some common legal missteps that cost landlords. more...

UH honors Law Center Prof. Douglas Moll with Teaching Excellence Award  

University of Houston Law Center students Fernando Basilio 2L, left, Sydney Nguyen 3L, Carlos Ruiz 2L, and Danny Avila 2L, a research assistant on International Investments and Arbitration. April 27, 2017 - The University of Houston presented Law Center Professor Douglas Moll with a faculty excellence award last week for his outstanding achievement in teaching. more...

Moot court competition in Spanish takes UHLC students to Colombia 

University of Houston Law Center students Fernando Basilio 2L, left, Sydney Nguyen 3L, Carlos Ruiz 2L, and Danny Avila 2L, a research assistant on International Investments and Arbitration. April 26, 2017 — Three University of Houston Law Center students traveled to Bogota, Colombia this semester as they participated in the International Investment Arbitration Competition, a moot court contest done entirely in Spanish. more...

Briefcase Radio: Legal definition of race

When we fill out forms, we select our race by checking a box. But how does the law define "race?" Dean Leonard Baynes with the University of Houston Law Center asks "What if we select a race other than the one we were born into?"more...

UHLC faculty and local attorneys teach legal fundamentals at People's Law School 

PLsApril 19, 2017 — More than 230 Houstonians with an interest in everyday legal issues recently visited campus for the latest edition of The People's Law School at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals holds hearing at UH Law Center

Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals holds hearing at UH Law Center
April 17, 2017 - The University of Houston Law Center was the site of a U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals hearing recently in Krost Hall. April 17, 2017 - The University of Houston Law Center was the site of a U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals hearing recently in Krost Hall. more...

UHLC earns national environmental law ranking from U.S. News & World Report

US News & World ReportApril 13, 2017 – The University of Houston Law Center's Environment, Energy & Natural Resources program was recently recognized as one of the top law schools in the country for environmental law by U.S. News & World Report with a No. 28 ranking. more...

UHLC 3L student Secord praised by national institute for energy paper

University of Houston Law Center 3L student Cameron SecordApril 11, 2017 - A third-year University of Houston Law Center student recently made the shortlist in a writing competition open to law students from across the country. more...

National lawmakers offer varying perspectives on energy policy at UHLC-hosted symposium

Rep. Gene Green '77, left, Wayne Christian of the Railroad Commission of Texas, UH professor Jim Granato, H. Russell Frisby Jr. of Stinson Leonard Street and Rep. Pete Olson, right, respond to audience questions on energy policy in Krost Hall at the University of Houston Law Center.April 11, 2017 - A discussion that analyzed the implications of President Donald Trump's administration's emerging energy policies and their potential impact on the industry, economy, and the future of the planet brought several U.S. congressmen to the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Appeals court judge urges UHLC students to show empathy at Sondock ethics lecture

Judge Roger GregorApril 7, 2017 — Chief Judge Roger Gregory of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals urged students to be compassionate throughout their legal careers during a presentation Monday as "Jurist-in-Residence at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC graduate Burke '12 named Houston's Outstanding Young Lawyer

April 5, 2017 — Five years into her career as an attorney, Marcella Burke is earning acclaim for her work. more...

 

Peggy Fortner retires after 16 years as head of LL.M. program at UHLC 

April 5, 2017 — Colleagues and students gathered last week to bid farewell to Peggy Fortner who is retiring after directing the University of Houston Law Center's graduate studies program for 16 years. more...

Hollywood pizazz and alumni generosity make Gala '17 a swinging success

It was a night of glitz and glamour as University of Houston Law Center held its 41st Annual Law Gala & Auction at the Hilton Americas with the theme "Hollywood Swing." more...

March 2017

UHLC Prof. Thompson urges congressional panel to support efforts to improve the state of forensic science system

March 31, 2017 — University of Houston Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson extolled the success of Houston's relatively new forensic science center during testimony before a congressional subcommittee Wednesday, and called for federal support to improve that crucial component of the criminal justice system nationwide. more...

UHLC Professor Knake pays tribute to shortlisted women Supreme Court nominees at Rosenberg Lecture

March 31, 2017 — Professor Renee Knake praised unsung heroes of the legal profession in a talk titled, "What Does it Mean to Be the First? Lessons from Women Shortlisted for the U.S. Supreme Court," last week at the Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture in Krost Hall at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC's EENR symposium tackles myriad energy industry issues throughout North America

March 28, 2017 Oil and gas law professionals throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico recently gathered for the "1st Annual Conference on North American Environment, Energy and Natural Resources" at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Professor Nimmer and UHLC cited for excellence in field of IP law

Professor Nimmer and UHLC cited for excellence in field of IP law More….
March 28, 2017 – University of Houston Law Center professor and former Dean Raymond T. Nimmer has been recognized with three awards for his work in the area of Intellectual Property law.
March 28, 2017 - University of Houston Law Center professor and former Dean Raymond T. Nimmer has been recognized with three awards for his work in the area of Intellectual Property law. more...

UH Law Center professor to discuss policies and reform efforts during three-day criminal justice symposium

Conference March 30-April 1 examines challenges and human toll of mass incarceration more...

 

Briefcase Radio: Tweets & POTUS

MicrophoneWith the tweets of President Trump in the news so frequently, Dean Leonard Baynes with the University of Houston Law Center explained how the Presidential Records Act might come into play. more...

International LL.M. guide ranks two UHLC programs in Top 10

March 21, 2017 - The University of Houston Law Center's LL.M. programs in Energy and Health Law were recently ranked in Top 10 lists published by LLM GUIDE. more...

UHLC Associate Dean Burke named dean of Oregon School of Law 

Associate Dean Marcilynn BurkeMarch 16, 2017 — University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes announced Wednesday that Associate Dean Marcilynn Burke has been named dean of the University of Oregon School of Law. more...

Three UHLC specialty programs keep Top 10 rankings in U.S. News survey 

March 14, 2017 — Three University of Houston Law Center specialty programs maintained their Top 10 rankings in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey of the nation's law schools. more...

UHLC Prof Evans champions "hidden figures" at London conference on 'citizen science' 

Barbara EvansMarch 8, 2017 — University of Houston Law Center Professor Barbara Evans recently traveled to London to deliver the keynote address at a conference exploring the growing worldwide citizen science movement. more...

Former UHLC lecturer and arbitration expert, Benjamin Sheppard, dies at 74 

Benjamin H. SheppardMarch 8, 2017 — Benjamin H. Sheppard, a former distinguished lecturer at the University of Houston Law Center and director of the school's A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center, died Saturday at his home in Houston at the age of 74. more...

February 2017

Georgetown professor analyzes intersection of criminal justice, hip-hop culture at UHLC lecture

Georgetown Law Professor Paul Butler examined how hip-hop can serve as a commentary for people of color in the United States at a recent lecture at the University of Houston Law Center. Feb. 28, 2017 — The merits of hip-hop music as a sociopolitical form of activism were discussed recently at a Black History Month presentation at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC alum and Samoan congressional delegate, Eni Faleomavaega, dies at 73 

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Feb. 23, 2017 — Eni H. Faleomavaega ’72, American Samoa's longest serving non-voting delegate to the U.S House of Representatives, died Wednesday at the age of 73 in Provo, Utah.
Feb. 23, 2017 — Eni H. Faleomavaega '72, American Samoa's longest serving non-voting delegate to the U.S House of Representatives, died Wednesday at the age of 73 in Provo, Utah. more...

Former UH evidence professor, Charles Ernest Friend, dies at 82

FriendFeb. 23, 2017 — Charles Ernest Friend, who taught at the then-University of Houston Bates College of Law in the late 1970s, died Feb. 20 in Williamsburg, Va., at the age of 82. more...

UH Law Center celebrates career of Prof. Weaver

Prof. WeaverFeb. 23, 2017 — After a career spanning 39 years, Professor Jacqueline L. Weaver, the A.A. White Professor of Law, retired from the University of Houston Law Center. more...

 

Georgetown 'three-peats' as winner of the Andrews Kurth Kenyon Moot Court National Championship hosted by UHLC's Blakely Advocacy Institute

Feb. 17, 2017 – The Georgetown University Law Center team is the first three-time winner of the annual Andrews Kurth Kenyon Moot Court National Championship hosted by the Blakely Advocacy Institute of the University of Houston Law Center.Feb. 17, 2017 – The Georgetown University Law Center team is the first three-time winner of the annual Andrews Kurth Kenyon Moot Court National Championship hosted by the Blakely Advocacy Institute of the University of Houston Law Center. more...

NCAA, NFL lawyers give tips on what makes a good sports lawyer at UHLC lecture

Three attorneys with years of experience in the NBA, NCAA and NFL shared some tricks of the sports law trade recently during "Touchdown! A Sports CLE Program" at the University of Houston Law Center.Feb. 16, 2017 – Three attorneys with years of experience in the NBA, NCAA and NFL shared some tricks of the sports law trade recently during "Touchdown! A Sports CLE Program" at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Briefcase Radio: President's Day

radioIn honor of this Monday's Presidents' Day, Dean Leonard Baynes with the University of Houston Law Center explained how the name and date of the holiday have changed (or not) over the past 132 years. more...

UHLC Dean Baynes calls upon students to help attain future 'vision'

UHLC Dean Baynes calls upon students to help attain future 'vision'Feb. 15, 2017 — University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes today outlined a five-year "Implementation of the Strategic Vision" for the school and asked students for their help in achieving the "lofty" goals during a "Discussion with the Dean" session. more...

UHLC unveils new clinical office suite with ribbon-cutting  

Ribbon CuttingFeb. 9, 2017 - The University of Houston Law Center celebrated its new and expanded clinical office space with a ribbon-cutting celebration on Wednesday. more...

Trade expert questions future of NAFTA at UHLC lecture

Trade expert questions future of NAFTA at UHLC lectureFeb. 8, 2017 - With President Donald J. Trump expected to take executive action on the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law analyzed what lies ahead at a lecture last week at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Federal Judge Miller '78 cites mentor as model of professionalism in Sondock ethics lecture at UHLC

Federal Judge Miller '78 cites mentor as model of professionalism in Sondock ethics lecture at UHLCFeb. 7, 2017 — U.S. District Judge Gray H. Miller, of the Southern District of Texas, paid homage to his colleague and friend Gibson Gayle Jr., as an exemplar of service and professionalism last week during his presentation as "Jurist-in-Residence" at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC community joins volunteer effort to aid immigrants affected by travel ban

Xavier LemondFeb. 2, 2017 —As confusion mounted across the nation's airports Sunday in the wake of the recent order banning immigrants from certain countries, the director of the University of Houston Law Center's Immigration Clinic, in his individual capacity, former students, and local attorneys headed to Bush Intercontinental Airport to see if they could help. more...

NFLPA's Smith defends rights of pro players at UHLC health law presentation

Xavier LemondFeb. 2, 2017 —DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Player's Association, called for fans to recognize the humanity of professional athletes in regards to safety and legal rights Tuesday at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC alumnus and former regent, Xavier Lemond, dies at 75

Xavier LemondFeb. 1, 2017 —Xavier Culver Lemond '73, the first African-American graduate of the University of Houston to serve on the UH System Board of Regents — and the first UH law school alumnus to serve in that capacity —has died at the age of 75 on Jan. 20. more...


January 2017

UH Law Center's value ranked No. 4 in the country, according to online lending site

Jan. 25, 2017 – The University of Houston Law Center was recently recognized as one of the top law schools in the country in salary-to-debt ratio by SoFi.com, a student loan finance company. more...

UHLC participates in University of Houston's "Here, We Go" campaign 

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Jan. 23, 2017 – The University of Houston Law Center played a supporting role as the University of Houston unveiled its $1 billion capital campaign, “Here, We Go: The Campaign for the University of Houston” last week.
Jan. 23, 2017 – The University of Houston Law Center played a supporting role as the University of Houston unveiled its $1 billion capital campaign, "Here, We Go: The Campaign for the University of Houston" last week. more...

UHLC's Lonny Hoffman weighs in on SCOTUS' pleading standards in U. of Chicago Law Review response essay

Jan. 13, 2017 – University of Houston Law Center Professor Lonny Hoffman recently offered his thoughts on the continuing debate over pleading standards adopted by the U.S. Supreme Court in the 2007 Bell Atlantic Corp v. Twombly and 2009 Ashcroft v. Iqbal cases. more...

 'Deflategate' topic of Moot Court National Championship hosted by UH Law Center on eve of Super Bowl

Andrews Kurth Kenyon Moot Court National ChampionshipJan. 12, 2017 — Nation's 16 best teams will argue Tom Brady's 'appeal' before 'Supreme Court' on Jan. 26 – 28 more...

UHLC Prof. Willis stresses mediation guidelines at UN conference in Tbilisi, Georgia

former Dean Raymond T. NimmerJan. 9, 2017 — University of Houston Law Center Professor Tasha Willis spoke recently in Tbilisi, Georgia, at a United Nations program designed to reform that eastern European country's judicial system, in part, through the increased use of mediation to ensure justice for all, especially children. more...

HBA and media explore sports violence in annual seminar Jan. 21

former Dean Raymond T. NimmerJan. 9, 2017 – Lawyers and journalists are teaming up to explore wide-ranging issues of sports violence during the 31st Law & the Media seminar on Jan. 21.

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UH Law Center Professor Nimmer joins editorial board of international research journal

former Dean Raymond T. NimmerJan. 5, 2017 - University of Houston Law Center Professor and former Dean Raymond T. Nimmer will be providing his expertise in intellectual property law and information technology law as a new member of the "Intellectual Property and Piracy Journal" editorial board. more...

UHLC's Center for U.S and Mexican Law partners with Rice's Baker Institute for book

Book CoverJan. 4, 2017 - The University of Houston Law Center's Center for U.S. and Mexican Law recently published a book that examines recent reform of the energy sector in Mexico. more...

 

APHA recognizes UHLC Professor Winnike for early career excellence in public health

APHA recognizes UHLC Professor Winnike for early career excellence in public healthJan. 4, 2017 – University of Houston Law Center Research Professor Allison N. Winnike was recently honored by the Law Section of the American Public Health Association. more...


Briefcase: Corporate Wellness Programs

radioAssociate Law Professor Jessica Robert's research on the Affordable Care Act more...

 

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