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April 2015

UHLC hosts seminar on barriers to humanitarian relief for immigrants

UHLC hosts seminar on barriers to humanitarian relief for immigrantsImmigration attorneys from the greater Houston area and beyond learned recently about the ramifications of the latest court decisions and changes in the law at a daylong seminar held at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

No argument:  UHLC advocates celebrate successful year at first annual banquet

Brandon Schrencengost and Rosemin Badruddin, winners of the Tom Newhouse Mediation Competition, are congratulated by Dean Leonard M. Baynes.
University of Houston Law Center student advocates and those who teach, coach, and support them recently celebrated another successful year of competition as well as the school’s advocacy programs at the First Annual Advocacy Awards Banquet. more...

UHLC students earn scholarships from Association of Women Attorneys

BlackboardUniversity of Houston Law Center students Di Wang, 2L, and Barira Munshi, 3L, were awarded scholarships recently during the Fourth Annual Premier Women in Law Luncheon hosted by the Association of Women Attorneys (AWA). more...

University of Houston honors four Law Center profs for teaching excellence 

BlackboardFour members of the University of Houston Law Center faculty are winners of the university’s 2015 Teaching Excellence Awards, Provost Paula Myrick Short announced today. more...

UHLC 2015 Dean’s Awards recognize excellence in academic and community achievement 

Law students, faculty, staff, and proud family members filled the University of Houston Law Center’s Krost Hall Thursday night as Dean Leonard M. Baynes presented the 2014-2015 Dean’s Awards. more...

UHLC panelists agree women in criminal justice system face unique challenges 

Image result for women jailWomen who intersect with the criminal justice system – whether as defendants, inmates, victims, family members, or attorneys – face gender-specific issues that warrant closer attention, participants agreed in a recent University of Houston Law Center discussion. more...

Music copyright, technological shifts and Latin music are hot topics at Houston World Intellectual Property Day celebration

Musical NoteEvent at UH Law Center will bring together lawyers, scholars, and musicians for discussion on latest trends and legal issues. more...

UH Law Center alum Maynard ’73 urges students to hold true to their values

Maynard ’73A prominent, retired Houston trial attorney and active alumnus of the University of Houston Law Center told students recently that a key to success in the legal profession, as in life, is maintaining one’s integrity and personal values in the face of a culture that often makes that difficult. more...

UHLC Prof Willis discusses diversity issues in mediation at ABA conference

WillisUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Tasha Willis and a panel of Texas lawyers and judges recently led a presentation on diversity issues in mediation at the 17th Annual Section of Dispute Resolution ABA Spring Conference in Seattle. more...

Not to be outbid, UHLC students raise record $7,000 in annual PILO auction

Not to be outbid, UHLC students raise record $7,000 in annual PILO auction  The seventh annual PILO auction brought in a record amount of money for scholarships and a public service agency with heavy bidding for everything from dinners with faculty members to sports memorabilia and a snowball fight with a professor. more...

UHLC debate questions constitutionality of a national DNA database

UHLC debate questions constitutionality of a national DNA database Should the entire population of the United States be compelled to provide samples of their DNA to a government database to help prosecute guilty individuals and exonerate the innocent? That was the question posed in a recent debate at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Founders of UHLC’s Houston Journal of International Law honored

University of Houston President and System Chancellor Renu KhatorThe Houston Journal of International Law’s annual awards banquet paid tribute to four alumni who played key roles in the Journal’s formation in 1978. John Brentin ’78, Austin Barsalou ’79, and Scott Cramer ’80 served as the first three editors-in-chief of the Journal.. more...

UH President Khator and UHLC Professor Olivas: UH improving on diversity

University of Houston President and System Chancellor Renu KhatorUniversity of Houston President and System Chancellor Renu Khator and UH Law Center Professor Michael A. Olivas agreed in a faculty discussion Monday that the university has made great strides toward increased diversity over the decades, while acknowledging that work remains to be done. more...

UHLC Professor Moll elected to American Law Institute 

Douglas MollUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Douglas Moll has been named to the prestigious American Law Institute, joining 17 faculty colleagues in the scholarly organization. more...


‘Musical Flavors of Houston’ subject of UHLC World Intellectual Property Day 

Musical NoteHow copyright issues affect the Houston music scene will be the subject of a World Intellectual Property Day seminar on April 24 at the University of Houston Law Center. more...


Jackson Lee, federal prison official urge reform of system at UHLC event  

Jackson Lee, federal prison official urge reform of system at UHLC event   The federal criminal justice system needs rethinking to reduce the prison population and to help former inmates reintegrate into society, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and the head of the nation’s prison system advocated recently at the University of Houston Law Center on April 9. more...

‘People’s Law School’ at UHLC teaches ‘students’ about their rights

‘People’s Law School’ at UHLC teaches ‘students’ about their rightsSeveral hundred people spent Saturday morning at the University of Houston Law Center recently to learn about such things as landlord/tenant relationships, tax law, and the ramifications of the Affordable Care Act in the latest session of “The People’s Law School.” more...

NAFTA exec urges public involvement in environmental issues during EENR Speaker Series

NAFTA exec urges public involvement in environmental issues during EENR Speaker SeriesPublic participation is a key component in getting governments to address local environmental concerns, the director of a multinational commission that promotes cooperation on environmental issues in North America recently told University of Houston Law Center students and guests. more...

International lawyer tells UHLC students Mexico’s new challenge is implementing its sweeping reforms

International lawyer tells UHLC students Mexico’s new challenge is implementing its sweeping reformsMexico’s government has undergone sweeping structural reforms under its new administration, a specialist in international law recently told a group of University of Houston Law Center students. more...

UHLC legal blog draws global readership with 100,000-views

BooksAttorneys, scholars, students, legal researchers, and others take note: A blog published by librarians at the University of Houston Law Center has hit a milestone with more than 100,000 views since it began posting legal news and information five years ago. more...

Cougar pride and loyalty mark Luddie Collins’ 36 years in UHLC dean's suite

Luddie CollinsSix deans and thousands of faculty members and students later, Luddie M. Collins is still here, and at the age of 70, has no plans to retire soon. more...


UH Law Center prof says tighter controls on high-interest ‘payday’ loans may do more harm than good

Study finds federal proposals may favor big lenders, meaning fewer options and higher costs for low-income borrowers. more...


UH Law Center’s Thompson calls for forensic science reform in new book ‘Cops in Lab Coats’ 

To protect the interests of justice against potential conflicts of interest, forensic labs across the country should be removed from the auspices of law enforcement agencies and be made independent, University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson argues in her released new book. more...

Spring Break?  Not for these UHLC advocates

UHLC advocatesWhile some students spent Spring Break lying on a beach, visiting friends, or just relaxing at home, a number of overachieving University of Houston Law Center students were triumphantly waving the Blakely Advocacy Institute banner from courtrooms to classrooms and from Houston to Hong Kong. more...

Hone legal research and tech skills at free UHLC library workshop 

The University of Houston O’Quinn Law Library is hosting its 4th annual legal research and technology workshop for Law Center April 25. more...


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