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University cites two UH Law Center profs for teaching excellence and community outreach

UH Law Center Professors Geoffrey Hoffman, left, and James Nelson receive their Teaching Excellence Awards from UH Provost Paula Myrick Short.

April 29, 2019 — University of Houston Law Center Professors Geoffrey Hoffman, left, and James Nelson were honored recently with 2018-19 Teaching Excellence Awards, among the highest distinctions bestowed by the university.

The awards and $8,000 prizes were presented by Paula Myrick Short, UH senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, at a dinner April 18 at the University of Houston Hilton.

“I am delighted that Professors Hoffman and Nelson are being recognized by the university for their excellent teaching!” said Dean Leonard M. Baynes. “They are just two examples of our outstanding Law Center faculty who are comprised of highly credentialed scholars and teachers who help us educate and graduate terrific students. I give Professors Hoffman and Nelson a hearty congratulation!”

Hoffman, a clinical associate professor and director of the Law Center’s Immigration Clinic, was honored with the Community Engagement Award. He also won the Teaching Excellence Award for clinical faculty in 2015.

Nelson, an assistant professor of law, was recognized for overall excellence in teaching.

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