Dean's Note
A note for UH Law Center Dean Raymond Nimmer

The State Bar’s annual meeting convenes this week in San Antonio, and please know that all Law Center alumni and their guests are invited to our evening reception at the Marriott RiverCenter Hotel on Thursday, June 21.  The event runs from
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and you can RSVP by clicking here.

During the reception, I’ll give my three-minute version of an “annual report” of the Law Center covering news of note during the past year.  Here are the highlights:

  • We climbed 10 notches in national rankings, and more progress is expected.
  • This year, the Law Center became one of only 25 schools with three nationally ranked specialty programs: Health Law, Intellectual Property & Information Law, and now Trial Advocacy. 
  • Our successful hiring season saw the addition of two new professors of note: Julie Hill, a specialist in banking and securities law; and Barbara Evans, renowned for her work in biotechnology and the law.
  • We added a new center of excellence – the Center for Children, Law & Policy – and hosted a major interdisciplinary conference on Katrina and the law.
  • Our overall bar passage rate is the second-best in the state, and LSAT scores confirm that our incoming class should be one of our best.
  • Law Center students have taken a record number of judicial internships, and our post-graduate employment results are the best in nearly a decade.

It’s clear that momentum is definitely in our favor, and I plan to close my remarks with a comment that I always share with alumni.  We’re more than a good school – we’re an excellent school, and we rely on our graduates to “get the word out” about our achievements.  In conversations with friends and associates, I encourage you to call attention to the continuing excellence of your alma mater.

I’ll look forward to talking with you in greater detail in San Antonio.

RTN
Vol 2. No. 9
   
Photo: 2007 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in International Commercial Law at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa in  Lisbon, Portugal.  Photo used by permission.

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