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July 2018

National magazine cites UH Law Center for its efforts to expand diversity in the legal profession

National magazine cites UH Law Center for its efforts to expand diversity in the legal professionJuly 16, 2018 -- Pre-Law Pipeline Program prepares undergraduates who are in groups underrepresented in legal field for law school and possible career in law more...

 

UH Law Center alum Harris '88 tapped to lead Houston Bar Association

UH Law Center alum Harris '88 tapped to lead Houston Bar AssociationJuly 16, 2018 -- University of Houston Law Center alumnus Warren Harris '88 was recently named as president of the Houston Bar Association. Harris was sworn into office on May 17, and his term will end in May 2019. more...

Briefcase Radio: Hurricane Harvey mediation

MicrophoneWhen Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, many lost property and were displaced from their homes. Tasha Willis is an expert in alternative dispute resolution and mediation and explains how civil courts have been affected by the storm. more...

UHLC Professor Chandler suggests at healthcare conference that judiciary unlikely to overturn ACA

University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes and Paula Myrick Short, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Houston, hear from students about their interest in law school in the Hendricks Heritage Room.July 13, 2018 — University of Houston Law Center Professor Seth Chandler analyzed some of the intricacies of the Affordable Care Act on Monday at a panel discussion hosted by the American Enterprise Institute in Washington D.C. more...

UH Law Center Launches Hurricane Harvey Consumer Assistance Program

University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes and Paula Myrick Short, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Houston, hear from students about their interest in law school in the Hendricks Heritage Room.July 12, 2018 — The University of Houston Law Center has received a community assistance grant to implement a two-pronged program designed to assist area residents still dealing with consumer issues related to Hurricane Harvey and to provide practical information to help people plan better for the next disaster. more...

UH Law Center 2L Leung aids Vietnamese community through immigration summer fellowship

University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes and Paula Myrick Short, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Houston, hear from students about their interest in law school in the Hendricks Heritage Room.July 12, 2018 — Ten years ago, Jeff Leung emigrated from Hong Kong to the U.S. to begin his higher education. Today, he is helping immigrants from Vietnam address legal matters as they get acclimated to their new lives. more...

UHLC PLUS Program Scholars discuss career, educational options with high school students from HBA's Communities in Schools Program

University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes and Paula Myrick Short, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Houston, hear from students about their interest in law school in the Hendricks Heritage Room.July 12, 2018 – Local high school students in the Houston Bar Association's Communities in Schools program recently visited the University of Houston Law Center to learn about life as a college student and how to prepare for applying to law school. more...

UH Law Center student group recognized by American Constitution Society

University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes and Paula Myrick Short, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Houston, hear from students about their interest in law school in the Hendricks Heritage Room.July 11, 2018 — The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy recently honored University of Houston Law Center's student branch with a Programming Award for starting a dialogue on a number of topics during the 2017-2018 school year. more...

UH Law Center Pre-Law Pipeline scholars share their enthusiasm for legal education with Provost Short 

University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes and Paula Myrick Short, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Houston, hear from students about their interest in law school in the Hendricks Heritage Room.July 6, 2018 – Students in the University of Houston Law Center Pre-Law Pipeline Program discussed their academic and career interests during in a recent visit with UH Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Paula Myrick Short and Dean Leonard M. Baynes. more...

Briefcase Radio: Ratification of Equal Rights Amendment

MicrophoneAlmost four decades after the congressional deadline to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, Dean Leonard Baynes with the University of Houston Law Center says it is closer to being the law of the land. more...

June 2018

Women's organization introduces middle school students to legal profession at UH Law Center

Attendees of the Ms. JD seminar learned about the advantages of a law degree at the University of Houston Law Center.June 28, 2018 — Sixty girls from junior high schools from across the Houston area were introduced to the world of legal education during an informational workshop last week at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Jurists emphasize etiquette and preparation at UH Law Center symposium

Bruce McDonald, left, presents a gift to University of Houston Law Center Professor Darren Bush, right, at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting. June 27, 2018 — Six veteran family law judges shared their thoughts on courtroom dos and don'ts with family law attorneys last week at the "Be an Effective and Respected Family Law Attorney (Private or Appointed: A Judicial Perspective)" workshop in Krost Hall at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Texas Bar's Antitrust and Business Litigation Section make donation to UH Law Center's pro bono initiatives

Bruce McDonald, left, presents a gift to University of Houston Law Center Professor Darren Bush, right, at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting. June 22, 2018 - Clinical programs at the University of Houston Law Center received a $3,500 gift Thursday from the State Bar of Texas' Antitrust and Business Litigation Section. more...

Women's law association honors UH Law Center alumna Eason '79

University of Houston Law Center alumna Marcia Eason ’79.June 21, 2018 – The Southeast Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women recently named Marcia Eason, a 1979 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, "Lioness of the Bar" for her exemplary legal expertise, strong community involvement and for furthering the careers of women in the legal field. more...

UH Law Center 3L Soto gaining hands-on community engagement experience with BakerRipley

University of Houston Law Center student April Soto will begin her 3L year when classes resume in August.June 19, 2018 – April Soto, a third-year law student at the University of Houston Law Center, strives to give back to the people of her hometown during a summer fellowship at BakerRipley. more...

Briefcase Radio: EU's Data Protection Act

With recent news stories, there is justifiable concern about the collection of personal data while surfing the web. Dean Leonard Baynes with the University of Houston Law Center discusses the recent data protection law passed by the European Union. more...

UH Law Center Prof. Geoffrey Hoffman explores federal court options for immigration attorneys during digital CLE

University of Houston Law Center Clinical Associate Professor Geoffrey A. HoffmanJune 14, 2018 -- University of Houston Law Center Clinical Associate Professor Geoffrey A. Hoffman emphasized the significance of federal litigation in immigration cases during a recent continuing legal education discussion available online. more...

O'Quinn Law Library workshop emphasizes need for thorough legal research as an ethical obligation

Assistant Professor Amanda Watson, Director of the O’Quinn Law Library, discusses the necessary steps a practitioner should take to stay up to date in their research during a recent continuing legal education session at the University of Houston Law Center.June 14, 2018 — O'Quinn Law Library experts in specialized legal research recently shared techniques at the "2018 Legal Research for Texas Lawyers" workshop at the University of Houston Law Center.  more...

Blakely Advocacy Institute names contenders for 2019 Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship

June 5, 2018 — The University of Houston Law Center's Blakely Advocacy Institute has released its 2017-2018 ranking of the country's moot court programs with the top 16 qualifying for next year's national championship. more...

UH Law Center tax professors outline Tax Cuts and Job Act's ramifications on foreign investments

University of Houston Law Center Professor of Practice Denney Wright ’93 addresses an audience of tax attorneys at a recent discussion.June 1, 2018 — University of Houston Law Center Professor Bret Wells and Professor of Practice Denney Wright '93 examined how U.S. tax reform has altered international investments recently at the Law Center. more...

Undergrads from across the country welcomed to UH Law Center's Pre-Law Pipeline Program

With 44 students, this year is the second-largest class in the University of Houston Law Center Pre-Law Pipeline Program’s history.June 1, 2018 — Members of the 2018 Pre-Law Pipeline Program class were welcomed to campus with an orientation on Wednesday at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

May 2018

UH Law Center Prof. Barbara Evans opens international genomics conference at Cambridge, U.K., with talk about civil rights

Prof. Barbara EvansMay 29, 2018 — University of Houston Law Center Professor Barbara Evans addressed the opening session of the 2018 Curating the Clinical Genome Conference at Cambridge, U.K., Wednesday, stressing the importance of protecting the privacy and civil rights of people whose genetic data is used by researchers, doctors and others. more...

UH Law Center Dean Baynes discusses education and innovation at US-China Summit 

UH Law Center alumna Yang Wang ’16, left, Y. Ping Sun, representing Rice University, UHLC Dean Leonard M. Baynes, and Anoop Poddar of Energy Ventures Private Equity, discuss education issues at the U.S.-China Summit.            May 29, 2018 — niversity of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes recently participated in a forum exploring issues affecting both the United States and China with the aim of fostering greater understanding and cooperation between the two countries.  more...

Briefcase Radio: Houston-Calgary Connection

microphone May 25, 2018 — The city of Calgary – in Alberta, Canada – is Houston's sister city and home to an educated, diverse population with a strong energy economy.  more...

UH Law Center's Tracy Hester co-edits book exploring laws for 'geoengineering' 

Tracy HesterMay 22, 2018 — Tracy Hester, a lecturer in environmental law at the University of Houston Law Center, is a co-editor and contributor to a new book that examines the legal aspects of climate engineering. more...

Law Center students awarded scholarships from national energy law foundation

University of Houston Law Center student Chantal Carriere  University of Houston Law Center LL.M. student Sancy Lenoble MatschingaMay 21, 2018 - Two University of Houston Law Center students, Chantal Carriere and Sancy Lenoble Matschinga, recently received the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic school year. more...

NAFTA renegotiation, climate change policy take center stage at UH Law Center's North American energy symposium

University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes, right, moderates a panel during the 2nd Annual North American Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Conference.May 21, 2018 -- Oil and gas experts from academia, business and politics examined potential problems and solutions to present and future energy issues at the Second North American Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Conference at Partnership Tower in downtown Houston. more...

Two UHLC students to spend summer working with Harris County DA's Office

University of Houston Law Center student Porscha AllenUniversity of Houston Law Center student Jonathan AlvaradoMay 17, 2018 -- Two University of Houston Law Center students will gain practical legal training on a local level during a public interest fellowship with the Harris County District Attorney's Office. more...

Energy industry experts call for increased offshore drilling safety measures during conference

University of Houston Law Center Research Assistant Professor Julian Cardenas Garcia delivers opening remarks at the Second Inter-American Hydrocarbons Regulators Dialogue on the University of Houston campus.May 17, 2018 – Government officials, energy in-house attorneys, oil and gas professionals, academics and students shared concerns and possible solutions to deal with policy and technological challenges facing the oil and gas industry at the Second Inter-American Hydrocarbons Regulators Dialogue recently at the Hilton University of Houston. more...

Star Jones '86 encourages UH Law Center Class of '18 to be leaders, warriors for justice

University of Houston Law Center alumna Star Jones ’86 told law graduates to stand for something other than themselves during Friday’s commencement ceremony at NRG Arena.May 15, 2018 – Star Jones inspired 237 University of Houston Law Center graduates to speak truth to power at a commencement ceremony Friday at NRG Arena. more...

UH Law Center pays tribute to life and legacy of Dean Emeritus Raymond T. Nimmer

Dean Leonard M. Baynes discusses how he and Dean Emeritus and professor Raymond T. Nimmer shared a passion for the University of Houston Law Center during a memorial in the Hendricks Heritage Room.May 15, 2018 - University of Houston Law Center Dean Emeritus and professor Raymond T. Nimmer was remembered for his scholarly excellence, his sense of style and for his love of baseball during a celebration of his life and career accomplishments this month in the Hendricks Heritage Room. more...

UH Law Center LL.M. graduate Nowiski's work featured in prestigious energy law publication

May 15, 2018 -- University of Houston Law Center LL.M. student Natalie Nowiski '18 had an article featured in this month's Energy Bar Association's Energy Law Journal. more...

 

Legal publication ranks UH Law Center's tax LL.M. program among best in the country

LogoMay 9, 2018 - The University of Houston Law Center is the No. 2-ranked Tax Law LL.M. program in the country, according to Corporate Counsel's "Best of 2018" list. more...

Laura Gibson '84 to chair State Bar of Texas

University of Houston Law Center alumna Laura Gibson ‘84May 8, 2018 - Laura Gibson, a graduate of the Class of 1985 of the University of Houston Law Center, was recently elected as the chair of the State Bar of Texas' board of directors. more...

UH student Malone marks first acceptance into dual-degree program at UH Law Center

As his undergraduate education winds down, University of Houston student Mason Malone will get a head start on his legal education in the 2018 fall semester.May 8, 2018 — As University of Houston  undergraduate student Mason Malone prepares to enter his senior year, he will also be starting his first year of law school at the University of Houston Law Center thanks to the 3+3 Program. more...

UH Law Center alumni take a stand against hunger

Volunteers from the University of Houston Law Center and Houston legal community help prepare meals to be delivered to Houston area schools.May 7, 2018 - The University of Houston Law Center recently partnered with the Houston Food Bank to help provide meals for underprivileged children during the annual Food From the Bar event. more...

Briefcase Radio: The first Chinese-American lawyer in Texas

3L student BeelerMay is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and a time to honor the contributions of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. more...

Texas Lawyer spotlights UH Law Center alums who founded non-profit law firm

May 3, 2018 — Texas Lawyer recently featured two newly-minted attorneys from the University of Houston Law Center who saw a great need for low-cost legal services and set about to fill the gap with a no-frills, non-profit law firm. more...

UH Law Center 3L student Beeler earns top honors in national writing competition

3L student BeelerMay 2, 2018 - Third-year University of Houston Law Center student Christina Beeler was chosen as the winner of the 2018 American Constitution Society Constance Baker National Student Writing Competition. more...

UH Law Center's Pre-Law Pipeline Program subject of Texas Lawyer article

The University of Houston Pre-law Pipeline Program is designed to give students a sense of what law school is like to see if it is the right fit for them.May 2, 2018 - The success and promising future of the University of Houston Law Center's Pre-Law Pipeline Program is being highlighted in the May edition of Texas Lawyer. more...

UH Law Center Professors Duncan and Rave honored by Provost for teaching excellence

Meredith J. DuncanTheodore "Teddy" RaveMay 1, 2018—University of Houston Law Center Professors Meredith J. Duncan and D. Theodore "Teddy" Rave are this year's recipients of Provost Teaching Excellence Awards. more...

Star Jones announced as the University of Houston Law Center's 2018 Commencement Speaker

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Star JonesMay 1, 2018 (HOUSTON)— Star Jones, attorney, journalist, TV personality, author and businesswoman, is returning to her alma mater, the University of Houston Law Center, on May 11 to deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2018. more...

 

April 2018

UH Law Center symposium to analyze rapidly-changing North American energy and environmental policy

UH Law Center symposium to analyze rapidly-changing North American energy and environmental policyApril 30, 2018 -- Energy industry professionals throughout North America will gather in Houston May 3-4 for the Second Annual North American Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Conference, titled "North American Energy and Environmental Policy in Transition." more...

UH Law Alumni Association welcomes new board members at yearly meeting  

UH Law Alumni Association welcomes new board members at yearly meeting April 27, 2018 - Alumni gathered for the University of Houston Law Alumni Association Annual Meeting for an evening of networking, and to hear an update on the activities of the University of Houston Law Center this week at the Briar Club. more...

Future students introduced to the UH Law Center

Students who will begin law school after the summer were welcomed to the University of Houston Law Center during Admitted Students Day.April 25, 2018 - Members of the University of Houston Law Center Class of 2021 met with their peers, professors and staff and learned about all the school has to offer during the recent Admitted Students Day. more...

Photo of the Day: Live Nation executive riffs on the business of concerts during presentation at UHLC

Photo of the Day: Live Nation executive riffs on the business of concerts during presentation at UHLC April 25, 2018 - Bob Roux, Live Nation's president for U.S. concerts, talked about the concert business in adjunct professor Yocel Alonso and Justen Barks' Entertainment Law class this week at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Scholarly excellence of UH Law Center students praised during Dean's Awards

The 2018 edition of the Dean's Awards in Krost Hall recognized 65 scholarship recipients, 64 LEX Awards winners and 21 2018 Summer Public Interest Fellows.April 23, 2018 - Dean Leonard M. Baynes honored University of Houston Law Center students Tuesday for their achievements in the classroom during the Dean's Award Ceremony in Krost Hall. more...

Student loan website recognizes UH Law Center's affordability in national survey

Student Loan Hero LogoApril 23, 2018 — The University of Houston Law Center ranked No. 5 among 116 law schools in the ratio of student debt to pay out after graduation, according to a survey of the 2016-2017 school year conducted by Student Loan Hero. more...

UH Law Center competition teams show arbitration skills in two languages 

The LL.M. team, Carlos Diaz, left, and Marshall Harkins, with coach and Professor Julian Cardenas.April 20, 2018 — Two teams representing the University of Houston Law Center recently advanced to elimination rounds in Investment Arbitration Moot Competitions in English and Spanish at American University Washington College of Law, in Washington D.C. more...

UH Law Center app now available for download on mobile devices

App Screen ShotApril 19, 2018 – Prospective applicants can now turn their interest in attending the University of Houston Law Center into action with the launch of the UH Law Center mobile app. more...

Public involvement is key in combating human trafficking, experts agree during UH Law Center panel discussion

Panelists in "Human Trafficking 2018 and Beyond: A Multi-Factorial Practical Approach" at the University of Houston Law Center included Constance Rossiter, left, Misa Nguyen, Ed Gallagher, Minal Patel Davis, Sherri Zack and moderator Pablo Pinto, right. April 18, 2018 — Greater public awareness and education are the best means of fighting human trafficking, officials with a wide variety of professional experiences agreed during a panel discussion last week at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Junior faculty get feedback on their research from peers at UH Law Center workshop

Participants in a recent junior faculty workshop at the Law Center included Professors Brad Areheart, left, Katie Eyer, Jennifer Shinall, Jessica Roberts, Jessica Clarke and Joey Fishkin.April 18, 2018 — The Health Law & Policy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center recently hosted a workshop to give junior faculty the opportunity to present their work-in-progress and discuss it with colleagues from across the country. more...

'Comprehensive rezoning' can revitalize rust belt cities, UConn law prof says as UHLC's final 'Distinguished Speaker'

Professor Sara C. Bronin of the University of Connecticut School of Law takes a question about how comprehensive rezoning can resurrect post-industrial cities. April 12, 2018 — Hartford, Connecticut, is a prime example of how a complete overhaul of a city's outdated zoning codes can breathe new life into America's post-industrial cities, according to a property law professor, architect and chairman of Hartford's planning and zoning commission. more...

Hurricane Harvey response highlights UH Law Center's latest Briefcase Magazine

April 11, 2018 - With the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey serving as a backdrop, the University of Houston Law Center unveiled its new edition of Briefcase Magazine this week on its website. more...

Tax experts discuss highlights of tax reform act in CLE session at UH Law Center

Todd Schroeder, a partner with Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, right, and Denney Wright, a UHLC professor of practice, take questions from the audience about the 2017 tax reform act. April 10, 2018 — Two tax law experts recently outlined provisions of the 2017 U.S. tax reform in a program that was designed to give tax lawyers and other practitioners a basic understanding of what they need to know in dealing with individual and corporate clients after this significant legislation. more...

UH Law Center advocacy teams impress in major competitions

GavelApril 10, 2018 —Teams from the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center continue to showcase their skills and legal knowledge in moot court and alternative dispute resolution competitions at home and abroad. more...

UHLC Professors Knake and Kumar named Fulbright scholars

KnakeKumarApril 9, 2018 — University of Houston Law Center Professors Renee Knake and Sapna Kumar have been awarded Fulbright grants to conduct research in their specialty areas in Australia and Europe for the 2019 winter semester. more...

University of Houston Law Center conference on April 26 to focus on offshore drilling safety

Energy leaders will share concerns and possible solutions to deal with policy and technological challenges facing the oil and gas industry more...

UHLC visiting Professor Ewer to discuss health care reform at Medical Center program 

Dr. Michael S. EwerApril 6, 2018 — Dr. Michael S. Ewer, a visiting professor at the Health Law & Policy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center, will participate in a panel discussion on the future of health care in America April 10 at the Health Policy Institute in the Texas Medical Center. more...

Briefcase Radio: The Sixth Amendment

microphoneApril 5, 2018 - The Bill of Rights has guaranteed our freedoms and rights for over 200 years. In this regular series, Dean Leonard Baynes with the University of Houston Law Center looks at how they relate to society today. more...

UHLC 'Distinguished Speaker" says patent law fails to fully protect complex field of microbiome research 

UHLC 'Distinguished Speaker" says patent law fails to fully protect complex field of microbiome research April 5, 2018 — Pharmaceutical research into the human body's microbial ecosystem is "exploding" even though scientists and manufacturers working to develop drugs that may treat or cure diseases find it difficult to protect their time and investment through patent law, according to a guest speaker Monday at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Learn your legal rights Saturday at the 'People's Law School' at the UH Law Center

PLS LogoApril 4, 2018 — The "People's Law School" will be back in session Saturday at the University of Houston Law Center, offering free classes on basic legal rights and answering questions on a wide variety of legal issues. more...

UHLC colleagues honor Professor Meredith Duncan for community outreach efforts

Professor Meredith J. DuncaApril 4, 2018 — The executive committee of the University of Houston Law Center recently voted to honor Professor Meredith J. Duncan with the 2018 Ethel M. Baker Faculty Award for her leadership in promoting the school's involvement in the community. more...

UHLC bids farewell to eight longtime faculty members as they enter retirement 

University of Houston Law Center retirees were recognized at a reception for their years of teaching, leadership, and service to the school.  Honored were:  Janet Beck, left, Merle Morris, Spencer Simons, Mon Yin Lung, Dean Leonard M. Baynes, center, Jordan Paust, Jacqueline Weaver and Susan Rachlin. Tobi Tabor was unable to attend.April 2, 2018 — Colleagues, family and friends gathered at the University of Houston Law Center Thursday to celebrate the careers and offer best wishes to eight faculty members who recently retired after years of service to the school. more...

March 2018

Death sentences fade as juries weigh 'social history' of defendants, UVA prof says in UHLC talk 

Death sentences fade as juries weigh 'social history' of defendants, UVA prof says in UHLC talk March 30, 2018 — An emphasis on the social history of capital murder defendants, including treatment for mental illness, has been a driving force in the steady decline of death penalty sentences during the past two decades, according to a criminal law professor who spoke Thursday at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Georgia law prof says multidistrict litigation can hurt those it is meant to serve, during 2018 Distinguished Speaker Series at UH Law Center

Georgia law prof says multidistrict litigation can hurt those it is meant to serve, during 2018 Distinguished Speaker Series at UH Law CenterMarch 30, 2018 — Multidistrict litigation, the practice of consolidating mass torts in front of a single judge, can create opportunities for plaintiffs' lawyers and defense attorneys in ways that may ultimately harm the plaintiffs, according to a University of Georgia Law School professor. more...

Longtime UHLC adjunct professor in admiralty law, Gus Schill, dies at 85

Gus SchillMarch 27, 2018 — Gus August Schill, Jr., who served as an adjunct professor in Admiralty Law at the University of Houston for nearly three decades, died Sunday in Kerrville at the age of 85. more...

Appeals court judge untangles controversial 'docs vs. glocks' case at UHLC's Sondock ethics lecture

Appeals court judge untangles controversial ‘docs vs. glocks' case at UHLC's Sondock ethics lecture More… 
March 26, 2018 — Judge Adalberto Jordán of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals explained why doctors cannot be prohibited from asking their patients about firearm ownership recently at the University of Houston Law Center.March 26, 2018 — Judge Adalberto Jordán of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals explained why doctors cannot be prohibited from asking their patients about firearm ownership recently at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC's Blakely Institute co-sponsors worldwide international arbitration writing competition

March 26, 2018 — The Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center is extending its global reach by launching an international commercial arbitration award writing competition in partnership with two, non-profit Alternative Dispute Resolution organizations with worldwide membership. more...

High schoolers show their legal skills at UH Law Center 'Street Law' mock trial competition

A student “lawyer” questions a witness before the “judge,” Monica Mensah, director of Student Advisement, during the Street Law mock trial competition at the University of Houston Law Center.March 26, 2018 — Area high school students squared off in "courtrooms" at the University of Houston Law Center Friday in a mock trial competition that showcased the legal skills and knowledge they learned as part of the Law Center's "Street Law" program. more...

Briefcase Radio: Trailblazer Judge Ruby Kless Sondock

microphoneMarch 22, 2018 -- March is Women's History Month and a time to recognize trailblazers who made significant contributions to their professions. Dean Leonard Baynes, with the University of Houston Law Center, tells the story of former Judge Ruby Kless Sondock. more...

UHLC Professor Rave suggests non-partisan election administrators in testimony to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

University of Houston Law Center Assistant Professor D. Theodore Rave addresses the Texas Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in Krost Hall.March 22, 2018 - Assistant Professor D. Theodore Rave emphasized the state's need for election officials who do not have ties to a political party during a voting rights briefing to the Texas Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights last week at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC speaker says political patronage is extension of nation's democratic process

Chase Untermeyer, who served three presidents as a federal appointee, explains the process of political appointments. March 22, 2018 — The political appointment process is often seen as political patronage — presidents rewarding their supporters and friends with government jobs. more...

 

Copyright law best gauge of 'similarity' in dealing with trade secrets, Vanderbilt professor says as part of 2018 Distinguished Speaker Series at UH Law Center

Professor Joseph P. Fishman of Vanderbilt Law School takes a question from the audience about protections for trade secrets during his talk at the Law Center. March 21, 2018 —Trade secrets are sometimes perceived as the "red-headed stepchild" of the intellectual property world, but they deserve much more scrutiny, according to a Vanderbilt Law School professor who spoke Monday at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Three UH Law Center programs remain among elite in annual US News Rankings

US News LogoMarch 20, 2018 — The University of Houston Law Center maintained its strong showing in this year's U.S. News & World Report law school rankings with two of three specialty programs improving their longstanding positions among the nation's top 10. more...

UC Davis Law Professor Chin connects nation's past, present relationship with immigration at UH Law Center's Rosenberg Lecture

Professor Gabriel "Jack" Chin of the UC Davis School of Law during the recent Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture at the University of Houston Law Center.March 20, 2018 — The keynote speaker at the Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture illustrated how immigration policy can help combat racism recently at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

HLPI symposium sheds light on world of human trafficking

The Health Law & Policy Institute brought in several distinguished speakers who shared their unique perspectives in anti-human trafficking efforts.March 20, 2018 - Legal and medical professionals recently gathered at the University of Houston Law Center to bring attention to the perils of human trafficking. more...

Article by UH Law Center Professor Blake Hudson cited among nation's best on environmental law

Article by UH Law Center Professor Blake Hudson cited among nation's best on environmental lawHudson argues that critics of federal environmental law should support local land use planning if they want to reduce the size and scope of federal intervention more...

Speakers encourage comprehensive immigration reform at UHLC panel, film screening

Immigration Panel March 14, 2018 — Members of the business and immigration communities acknowledged that changes must be made to the current immigration system during a question and answer session recently at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UH Law Center Enrolling College Students for Pre-Law Pipeline Program

UH Law Center Enrolling College Students for Pre-Law Pipeline Program March 13, 2018 (HOUSTON) — The University of Houston Law Center is accepting applications for the fourth year of its award-winning Pre-Law Pipeline Program designed to increase diversity in the legal profession by introducing historically underrepresented groups of students to the demands of law school and opportunities for a law career. more...

Harvard Law School Professor Randall Kennedy weighs in on historic case involving MLK

Randall Kennedy of Harvard Law School addresses University of Houston Law Center faculty and students during a discussion in the Hendricks Heritage Room. March 12, 2018 - An expert on race relations considered some of the victories and defeats of the Civil Rights Movement as part of the 2018 Distinguished Speaker Series last week at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC's Olivas embarks on fifth season of 'The Law of Rock and Roll'

UHLC's Olivas embarks on fifth season of 'The Law of Rock and Roll' March 8, 2018 — University of Houston Law Center Professor Michael A. Olivas provided faculty and staff a backstage pass to the upcoming season of "The Law of Rock and Roll" radio program last week in the Hendricks Heritage Room. more...

Federal voting rights hearing set for March 13 at UH Law Center

Federal voting rights hearing set for March 13 at UH Law Center March 8, 2018 — The University of Houston Law Center will host a public meeting of the Texas Advisory Committee to the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights on March 13 to hear testimony about potential barriers to the free exercise of voting rights in the state. more...

UHLC students support bar scholarship at PILO's annual silent auction

UHLC students support bar scholarship at PILO's annual silent auction  March 8, 2018 — University of Houston Law Center students engaged in friendly competition during the Public Interest Law Organization's 10th annual silent auction, and helped raise $4,582 on Tuesday. more...

BU prof uses bicycle to show how intellectual property protections overlap during UHLC talk

BU prof uses bicycle to show how intellectual property protections overlap during UHLC talk March 8, 2018 — One of the nation's leading authorities on intellectual property law explained the intersection of the three types of legal protections and how patent law seems to dominate, during a talk Wednesday at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UHLC recognizes exemplary 1L students for early academic success

University of Houston Law Center 1L students took a break from their studies to receive congratulations for excelling in the Fall 2017 semester.March 8, 2018 — More than 60 first-year University of Houston Law Center students were honored at the third annual Academic Achievement Reception on Tuesday in the Hendricks Heritage Room. more...

St. John's Law Professor Wade analyzes failures, triumphs of Great Migration at UHLC lecture

Cheryl L. Wade, the Dean Harold F. McNiece Professor of Law at St. John's University School of Law, presented two lectures to students and alumni on Feb. 28 at the University of Houston Law Center. Her lectures, "The Historical Significance of Black Migration, the Search for Work, and the Impact of Corporate Governance" were presented as part of Dean Leonard M. Baynes’ Black History Month lecture series, now in its fourth year.March 7, 2018 — While the Great Migration helped create an African-American middle class, many migrants faced similar racial inequalities in northern states that they were trying to escape in the south, according to Cheryl L. Wade of the St. John's University School of Law. more...

UH Law Center ranks in upper echelon of 'Go-To' schools in national survey

national law journal logoMarch 7, 2018 — The  University of Houston Law Center is ranked 43rd among the nation's law schools in the percentage of 2017 graduates hired as associates by the country's top 100 law firms, according to the National Law Journal's annual survey of "Go-To" law schools. more...

UH Law Center's Rosenberg Lecture will focus on nation's evolving immigration policy

UC Davis Law Professor Gabriel Chin is featured speaker for March 8 event more...

 

UH Law Center alumna state District Judge Mary Bacon '72 dies at 87

March 5, 2018 — Judge Mary Bacon, a 1972 graduate of the then-UH Bates College of Law who went on to preside over a criminal state district court for 15 years, passed away March 1 at the age of 87. more...

UHLC's Center for U.S. and Mexican Law hosts authors' workshop

Dr. Peter Bishop, a retired University of Houston professor of future studies, leads a talk on strategic foresight during the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law’s talk, “The Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations”  in the Albertus Room at the University of Houston Law Center.March 5, 2018 – To prepare for Mexico's upcoming presidential election and beyond, various members of academia from the U.S. and Mexico gathered digitally and in person for a roundtable discussion titled, "The Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations" last week in the Albertus Room at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

House Ways and Means Chairman Brady champions recent tax cuts at HBTLJ's 18th annual symposium

House Ways and Means Chairman Brady champions recent tax cuts at HBTLJ's 18th annual symposiumMarch 2, 2018 — U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady on Friday assured attendees at the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal's 18th Annual Symposium, "Energy Investment Tax Issues Around the World," that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act approved by Congress in December, although not perfect, will benefit middle class families and small businesses. more...

February 2018

UH Law Center Spring 2018 Distinguished Speaker Series: Virginia School of Law Professor Ruth Mason examines changing EU tax policy 

Virginia School of Law Professor Ruth Mason examines changing EU tax policy Feb. 28, 2018 — A leading authority on European Union taxation policy discussed the uncertainty multinational corporations face in regard to recent changes that could inhibit overseas investment and cost one U.S. company billions of dollar in back taxes. more...

UHLC commemorates official opening of new convenience store

The Market at Law Center offers a variety of snacks, drinks and other provisions.Feb. 28, 2018 - The University of Houston Law Center unveiled a new on-campus dining option with a grand opening ceremony of the Market at Law Center last week. more...

UH Law Center seminar offers practical advice to attorneys considering immigration practice 

Feb. 27, 2018 — Practicing attorneys interested in the field of immigration law were introduced to the basics of this challenging and complex area of law Friday by faculty and staff of the University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic. more...

NYU School of Law Professor Troy McKenzie analyzes spike in Supreme Court's personal jurisdiction cases

Troy McKenzie of the NYU School of Law addresses University of Houston Law Center faculty and students during a discussion in the Hendricks Heritage Room.Feb. 23 2018 - Troy McKenzie, a professor at the NYU School of Law, was the latest presenter in the 2018 Distinguished Speaker Series on Monday at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

UH Law Center community pays respects to Dean Emeritus Raymond Nimmer 

Dean Emeritus and Professor Raymond T. Nimmer Feb. 21, 2018 - Colleagues, current and former students and friends gathered on Feb. 15 to celebrate the life of professor and University of Houston Law Center Dean Emeritus, Raymond T. Nimmer, who died Jan. 24 at the age of 73. more...

HBA's appellate section honors UHLC 2L Echols and Clinical Professor Heard for award-winning motion

HBA's appellate section honors UHLC 2L Echols and Clinical Professor Heard for award-winning motionFeb. 21, 2018 — Prior to attending law school, Austin Echols did not consider himself to be much of a writer. more...

UH Law Center raises $500,000 during 'Night in Napa' Gala 

Gala LogoFeb. 21, 2018 — The red and white wine was flowing Saturday night as the University of Houston Law Center held its 42nd Annual Law Gala and Auction at the Hilton Americas with the theme "A Night in Napa." more...

UH Law Center Dean Baynes tells students almost half of $10 million goal toward a new building has been raised

University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes promoted student success and recapped recent events at the law school during two "Discussion with the Dean" sessions this week.Feb. 16, 2018 — University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes brought students up to date Tuesday on the headway the school is making on its law building campaign. more... 

Harvard Law School Professor Glenn Cohen examines moral basis for animal welfare protections

Glenn Cohen of Harvard Law School addresses University of Houston Law Center faculty and students during a discussion in the Hendricks Heritage Room.Feb. 15, 2018 - Glenn Cohen, a professor at Harvard Law School, delivered a provocative analysis on the bioethical aspects of animal welfare under current U.S. law during the latest Spring 2018 scholarship colloquium on Monday at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Briefcase Radio: The first African-American attorney in Texas

microphoneDuring Black History Month, it is important to celebrate the Lone Star state's long history of diversity. Dean Leonard Baynes, with the University of Houston Law Center, tells the story of the first African-American Attorney in Texas. more...

UHLC alum Christopher Storm '08 makes mark at Uber

Christopher Storm ’08 provided an overview of his experience with IP law and detailed his career trajectory to University of Houston Law Center students last week.Feb. 13, 2018 — Christopher Storm, a 2008 alumnus of the University of Houston Law Center, came back to campus last week, giving an aptly titled presentation, "The Return of the Prodigal Storm." more...

UHLC brings home four medals in national advertising competition 

UHLC brings home four medals in national advertising competition.  Feb. 12, 2018 — The University of Houston Law Center Communications and Marketing Department was awarded four medals in the 2017 Collegiate Advertising Awards competition for excellence in promoting the school's educational opportunities and special events. more...

UHLC students explore opportunities in public service at annual 'table talk'

University of Houston Law Center students explored employment opportunities last Friday at the Government and Public Interest Table Talk.Feb. 12, 2018 — University of Houston Law Center students interacted with officials from government agencies and public interest groups Friday in the Commons at the "Government and Public Interest Table Talk," hosted by the Law Center's Career Development Office. more...

UHLC Professor Roberts addresses patient rights at Yale cancer conference 

UHLC Professor Roberts addresses patient rights at Yale cancer conference Feb. 9, 2018 — University of Houston Law Center Associate Professor Jessica L. Roberts participated today in a panel discussion on cancer policy at a conference hosted by Yale University. more...

preLaw magazine ranks UHLC among nation's "best" law schools for Hispanics

Feb. 7, 2018 — The University of Houston Law Center ranked 19th among the best law schools for Hispanics in a diversity survey conducted by preLaw magazine. more...

 

Local journalist shares stories from Hurricane Harvey at Moot Court National Championship symposium

 Lindsey Henry, a correspondent at FOX 26 Houston, described her experience as Hurricane Harvey unfolded.Feb. 6, 2018 -- Lindsey Henry, a reporter at FOX 26 Houston (KRIV), recounted what it was like to cover a major natural disaster after Hurricane Harvey inundated the Gulf Coast region last August and September. more...

William & Mary Law School Professor Nate Oman explores ways to increase kidney donations

Nate Oman of William & Mary Law School suggested novel ways to increase kidney donations during a talk with faculty and students Monday in the Hendricks Heritage Room.Feb. 6, 2018 – Nate Oman, a professor at William & Mary Law School, spoke at the University of Houston Law Center on Monday as part of the Spring 2018 scholarship colloquium. more...

Appeals court judge examines decrease of attorney participation in politics during Sondock ethics lecture 

Judge Gregg Costa of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals served as the first Jurist-in-Residence of 2018 fir the Judge Ruby Kless Sondock Lectureship in Legal Ethics Jurist-In-Residence Program. Feb. 6, 2018 — Judge Gregg Costa of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals discussed how lawyers have become less involved in politics and community issues during his talk, "The Decline of Civic Engagement Among Lawyers: What Has Caused It and Why It Matters," in Krost Hall last week at the University of Houston Law Center. more...

Unique solo practices draw members of Law Center Class of '17 

Feb. 2, 2018 - Several months removed from graduating from the University of Houston Law Center and passing the Texas bar exam, a number of recent graduates are making their own distinctive inroads into the legal profession. more...

Ewell 'Pat' Murphy dies at 89; taught transnational business law at UHLC for 20 years

Ewell 'Pat' MurphyFeb. 1, 2018 — Ewell E. "Pat" Murphy Jr., who taught as a distinguished lecturer and adjunct professor in transnational business law at the University of Houston Law Center from 1996 to 2015, has died at the age of 89. more...

January 2018

Alfred 'Al' Coco, first director of UHLC law library, dies at 84 

Alfred 'Al' CocoJan. 31, 2018 — Alfred Joseph "Al" Coco, who was instrumental in development of the law library at the University of Houston Law Center in the late 1960s, has died at the age of 84. more...

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor underscores need for expanded ethics instruction during visit to UH Law Center

University of Houston Law Center Professor Michael A. Olivas, left, asked variety of questions to Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the Supreme Court of the United States, right, last week in Krost Hall. Jan. 30, 2018 — Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the Supreme Court of the United States urged law schools to weave ethical training into course curriculum earlier and to encourage students to participate in pro-bono work in a discussion held at the University of Houston Law Center last Friday. more...

New tax law includes reform measure urged by UHLC Prof Bret Wells

Professor Bret Wells testifies before the Senate Finance Committee in October. Jan. 30, 2018 — The tax bill recently approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump includes a provision recommended by University of Houston Law Center Professor Bret Wells in his testimony before a Senate committee to reform international business tax laws. more...

Services set for Adele Hedges '74, retired appeals court chief justice 

Jan. 29, 2018 — A memorial service for Adele Hedges, a University of Houston Law Center alumna and retired chief justice of the 14th Court of Appeals, will be held Thursday at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church. more...

Briefcase Radio: Net Neutrality

microphoneAs net neutrality continues to be in the news, Dean Leonard Baynes, with the University of Houston Law Center, looks at both sides of the issue. more...

UH Law Center mourns passing of Dean Emeritus and Professor Raymond T. Nimmer 

Dean Emeritus and Professor Raymond T. Nimmer Jan. 25, 2018 — Raymond T. Nimmer, a former dean and professor at the University of Houston Law Center for more than four decades, died Wednesday at the age of 73. more...

UH Law Center's Immigration Clinic notches federal court win 

ScalesJan. 25, 2018 — Two student attorneys with the University of Houston Law Center's Immigration Clinic helped a young girl remain in the U.S. in a dispute involving the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction in the Southern District of Texas. more...

Professors share innovations in teaching of legal writing at UHLC workshop 

Laura Killinger of William & Mary Law School discusses “Resetting After a Rough Semester” at a workshop for legal writing educators hosted by the University of Houston Law Center.Jan. 24, 2018 — Legal writing educators from law schools across the country recently gathered at the University of Houston Law Center for a professional development program organized in coordination with the Legal Writing Institute's nationwide One-Day Workshop series. more...

UHLC solo practice seminar gives guidance to entrepreneurial attorneys

 Donivan Flowers, a 2004 University of Houston Law Center alumnus, gives advice on efficiency, technology and cost-tutting for independent practitioners. Jan. 23, 2018 - A panel of University of Houston Law Center alumni provided tips to current and aspiring self-employed attorneys on how to start and sustain a solo practice during a recent continuing legal education session, "So You Want to Go SOLO?" more...

Briefcase Radio: Post-Harvey probate

microphoneIn the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, some families who want to file damage claims on properties still owned by deceased relatives are caught in the unfamiliar territory of probate court. more...

ABA cites UHLC Alumna Phyllis Frye for championing civil rights for LGBT community  

University of Houston Law Center Alumna Phyllis Randolph Frye '81Jan. 18, 2018 — The American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity is honoring University of Houston Law Center Alumna Phyllis Randolph Frye '81 with its 6th annual Stonewall Award for her long-time efforts on behalf of LGBT causes. more...

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor to meet with students at UH Law Center

Jan. 12, 2018 — Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the Supreme Court of the United States will visit the University of Houston Law Center on Friday, Jan. 26. more...

UHLC professors double up on AALS panel discussion of scientific testimony

Professor Joseph Sanders discusses his article on scientific evidence and judicial decisions while Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson listens at the annual AALS meeting. Jan. 11, 2018 — In a rare occurrence, two University of Houston Law Center professors participated in a single panel discussion at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in San Diego last week. more...

UH Law Center Professor Evans says accessing your own genomic data is a civil right

Information kept on research subjects raises issues of privacy, security and personal choice

Barbara EvansJan. 4, 2018 -- Storing and using people's genomic data in research offers many benefits to society, but it places a person's civil rights at risk, according to University of Houston Law Center Professor Barbara J. Evans whose legal analysis was published today in the American Journal of Human Genetics. more...

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