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January 2020

UH Law Center Prof Thompson and county officials to explain pre-trial bail reform at Town Hall

Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson Jan. 28, 2020 — University of Houston Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson will join elected criminal justice officials in discussing the new pre-trial bail reform policy and the general state of justice in Harris County during a town hall meeting Feb. 6. more...

 

Gift from Porter Hedges Law Firm to Benefit New University of Houston Law Building

Building RenderingJan. 28, 2020 — Houston-based Porter Hedges LLP is the first law firm to step forward with a major gift to support the newly planned John M. O’Quinn Law Building at the University of Houston Law Center. more..

 

Briefcase Radio: FDA's updated nutrition labels

MicrophoneJan. 28, 2020 — Next time you pull out a bag of chips to eat, you may notice that the nutrition label has changed. Dean Leonard Baynes, with the University of Houston Law Center, looks at what’s different. more...

 

Center for U.S. and Mexican Law's human trafficking prevention seminar emphasizes need for societal solidarity

Alfonso López de la Osa Escribano, Director for the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law, was one of several speakers at the “Human Trafficking Training & Prevention" event. Jan. 27, 2020 - To commemorate National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month, experts in law, medicine and public policy deciphered the definitions, preventative measures, warning signs and other issues recently at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

 

UH Law Center Dean Baynes named to Lawyers of Color Power List

University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. BaynesJan. 24, 2020 — University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes has been selected to the fifth“Power List” of the Lawyers of Color Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting diversity in the legal profession. more...

 

UH Law Center’s Vail workshop addresses ever-changing practice of asylum law

MoralesJan. 24, 2020 - Immigration advocates learned about immigration appellate issues, preserving the record, and how to set the stage for removal proceedings through five panel discussions, a keynote address and a presentation on community lawyering, at the Joseph A. Vail Asylum Law Workshop last Friday at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

 

UH Law Center profs decry government expansion of DNA databases in NYT op-ed

MoralesRobertsJan. 23, 2020 — University of Houston Law Center Professors Daniel I. Morales and Jessica L. Roberts warn in a New York Times op-ed published today that the federal government’s new policy of collecting DNA from immigration detainees could lead to a dystopian society in which everyone is monitored by the state. more...

UH Law Center student and recent alumna published in esteemed environmental law journal

Rachael Beavers HorneChantal CarriereJan. 22, 2020 - An article by a University of Houston Law Center 3L student and a recent graduate is currently being featured in the January 2020 issue of Environmental Law Institute's Environmental Law Reporter. more...

 

Forthcoming article by Professor Flatt to analyze how attorney ethics rules can address global warming

Professor Victor Flatt’sJan. 21, 2020 - Professor Victor Flatt’s “Disclosing the Danger” article has been making waves in the real world before its official publication. more... 

 

 

UH Law Center adjunct professor Irvine ’06 wins case on behalf of homeowners impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Charles IrvineJan. 17, 2020 - Charles Irvine, a 2006 University of Houston Law Center graduate and an adjunct professor, served as the lead counsel for a case that found the U.S. government liable for the flooding of Houston-area homes during Hurricane Harvey. more...

 

UH Law Center's Badeaux named president-elect of regional law library association

Jan. 9, 2020 - Katy Stein Badeaux, head of faculty services at the University of Houston Law Center's O'Quinn Law Library, was recently elected president of the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries. more...

 

Center for U.S. & Mexican Law to co-host seminar on human trafficking awareness

Jan. 9, 2020 - Professionals from several disciplines will discuss methods of counteracting human trafficking during an upcoming discussion at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

 

UH Law Center honored for achievement in global legal skills education

Clinical Assistant Professors Megan Davis, left, and Katherine Brem, right represented the University of Houston Law Center at the 14th Global Legal Skills Conference last month in Arizona.Jan. 8, 2020 – The University of Houston Law Center was recognized for enhancing global legal skills and global legal skills education at the 14th Global Legal Skills Conference in December at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in Phoenix. more...

 

UH Law Center 3L Rollag wins international energy law writing competition

Megan Rollag continued the University of Houston Law Center’s success at the recent Association of International Petroleum Negotiators Writing Competition.Jan. 2, 2020 – Third-year University of Houston Law Center student Megan Rollag earned top honors in the 2019-2020 Association of International Petroleum Negotiators Writing Competition with her paper, “Future of Cross-Border Pipeline Projects in AMLO’s Mexico: What’s the Risk.” more...

 

Briefcase Radio: The Origins of New Year’s Day

As we begin a new year and a new decade, Dean Leonard Baynes, with the University of Houston Law Center, looks at the origins of the New Year’s Day holiday.

“The tradition of New Year’s Day dates back to 45 B.C. when Julius Caesar sought to create a more standard calendar. The day was dedicated to the roman god of Janus, representing new beginnings. With the advent of the Gregorian calendar, New Year’s Day came to represent the celebration of the naming and circumcision of Jesus, still recognized as such by the Anglican church.” more...

December 2019

UH Law Center and Mexican Teams to Compete in Bilingual Dispute Resolution Competition

BDRCDec. 20, 2019 —The University of Houston Law Center is launching an innovative bilingual alternative dispute resolution competition to test law students’ skills in mediation, arbitration and negotiation in both English and Spanish. more...

 

UH Law Center professors lead panels at international conferences

Elizabeth TrujilloIrene Ten CateDec. 20, 2019 — University of Houston Law Center professors recently moderated panel discussions and presented research at international and comparative law conferences. more...

 

UH Law Center 1Ls speak with business representatives at Career Development Office's Meet the OCI Employers table talk event

UH Law Center 1Ls speak with business representatives at Career Development Office's Meet the OCI Employers table talk eventDec. 19, 2019 - First-year University of Houston Law Center students networked with well-known companies, law firms and state agencies during the “Meet the OCI Employers” gathering Friday in the Commons. more...

 

UH Law Center's Professor Thompson to discuss state of forensic science at Houston Museum of Natural Science

Sandra Guerra Thompson, the University of Houston Law Center Newell H. Blakely Chair Professor of Law and director of the Criminal Justice Institute, will share her criminal law expertise during a lecture in February.
 
Dec. 17, 2019 - University of Houston Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson will explain how forensic science in Houston has dramatically changed during the past decade in a lecture presented in partnership with the Houston Museum of Natural Science. more...

 

$1 million match announced as UH Law Center building campaign enters final phase

Dec. 17, 2019 - With the support of generous alumni donors, the University of Houston Law Center has launched a $1 million challenge match to support the new John M. O'Quinn Law Building. more...

 

‘Sweet 16’ Moot Court Teams Will Compete for National Championship at UH Law Center

MootDec. 16, 2019 — The country’s top law school moot court teams will square off in January to determine the best of the best in the 12th annual Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship hosted by the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

 

UH Law Center's Kaufman speaks at four Australian law schools, U.S. Consulate in Sydney

Zachary D. KaufmanDec. 12, 2019 - University of Houston Law Center Associate Professor of Law and Political Science Zachary D. Kaufman has completed a series of speaking engagements this week in Australia.more...

 

Pre-law diversity conference honors UH Law Center Dean Baynes

UH Law Center Dean BaynesDec. 12, 2019 - University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes was presented with the John Mercer Langston Legal Education Leadership Award during the 15th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair 2019 held at Columbia Law School in November. more...

 

Expert analyzes lack of clear standard for design patents at IPIL’s 26th Annual Fall Lecture

University of Oklahoma College of Law Professor Sarah Burstein served as the keynote speaker at the Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law’s fall lecture.Dec. 11, 2019 — A leading intellectual property law scholar recently described how the method in which legal protections for manufactured products are granted requires more clarity during the University of Houston Law Center’s Institute of Intellectual Property & Information yearly fall lecture. more...

 

UH Law Center Professor Thompson appointed to international forensic science organization

University of Houston Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson was officially admitted into the Council of the International Association of Evidence Science last week.Dec. 10, 2019 — University of Houston Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson was recently welcomed as a member of the Council of the International Association of Evidence Science. more...

 

Law schools with top environmental law programs select UH Law Center profs as distinguished visiting environmental scholars

University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes and family members commemorated his five years with the school as his official portrait was displayed for the first time.Dec. 10, 2019 — Two University of Houston Law Center faculty members have been chosen to share their expertise in environmental law as distinguished visiting scholars at law schools in New York and Vermont. more...

UH Law Center celebrates Dean Baynes’ five years of service with portrait unveiling

University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes and family members commemorated his five years with the school as his official portrait was displayed for the first time.Dec. 9, 2019 – University of Houston Law Center alumni, faculty, staff, friends and families filled the Albertus and Hendricks Heritage rooms on Saturday for the annual Holiday Coffee event. more...

 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appoints UH Law Center Professor Knake to serve as Michigan State University trustee

Professor Renee Knake Dec. 6, 2019 — University of Houston Law Center Professor Renee Knake was appointed Wednesday by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to fill a vacancy on the Michigan State University Board of Trustees. more...

 

UH Law Center alum McKamie ’86 appointed to port oversight committee

UH Law Center alum McKamie ’86 appointed to port oversight committee  Dec. 5, 2019 — Capt. Reginald E. McKamie, a 1986 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, was recently confirmed as a member of the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports by Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Houston City Council more...

 

 

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