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We have all been touched or know someone who has been affected by the severe weather and flooding in Texas over the past several weeks. UH Law Center remains committed to helping members of our community in need and through the Texas Consumer Complaint Center will offer legal assistance to flood victims. The Center, under the leadership of Professor Emeritus Richard M. Alderman and Professors David Tiede and Rick McElvaney, will provide legal information and also help answer questions on rights and options under the law. If you know someone in need of assistance, please let them know that they can file a form at or call 877-839-8422.

May was the wettest month in Texas for the past 120 years, culminating in storms in the final days of the month causing a number of fatalities and untold damage to property. Unsafe driving conditions in the area forced the one-day closure of the University of Houston and the Law Center, but our building stood strong and came through the flood unscathed. As we recover from this devastating flood, please keep the members of our community in our collective thoughts and prayers.


Leonard M. Baynes
Dean & Professor of Law
University of Houston Law Center