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Racial Injustice, Protests, and Black Lives Matter StatementsCollective Voices

National protests and racial unrest have engulfed the nation after the death of Houston native and Minneapolis resident George Floyd, who died in police custody while being restrained by an officer's knee for nine minutes. Floyd was a native of the Third Ward, and grew up blocks away from the University of Houston campus. With the advent of video cameras, Floyd's death has not been an isolated incident.

In this space, the University of Houston Law Center seeks to showcase the collective voices of our community. It includes statements from University of Houston President and System Chancellor Dr. Renu Khator, Dean Leonard M. Baynes and a joint statement by the 10 law school deans across Texas, Law Center faculty and numerous student groups.

Statements by UH President Renu Khator

Statement by UH Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes

Statement by Ten Texas Law School Deans

Statement by UH Law Center Faculty and Staff

Statement by UHLAA and UHLF

Statement by UHLC Diversity and Inclusion Committee 

Statement by Black Law Student Association

Statement by Hispanic Law Student Association

Statement by Asian Law Students Association

Statement by OUTLaw

Statement by Student Bar Association

Statement by Energy and Environmental Law Society

Statement by First-Generation Law Students

Statement by Public Interest Law Organization

Statement by Corporate and Tax Law Society

Statement by Houston Law Review

Statement by Houston Business and Tax Law Journal

Statement by Houston Journal of International Law