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UH Law Center details achievements under Dean Baynes’ 5-year tenure  

Clinical Associate Professor Lauren Simpson delivered a talk to faculty colleagues in the Hendricks Heritage Room last semester. It was one of more than 35 similar presentations she has led.

Feb. 3, 2020 — The University of Houston Law Center today released a special publication, “Dean’s Report: 5 Years of Accomplishments,” which features the law school’s many successes under the leadership of Dean Leonard M. Baynes.  

Some of the key initiatives that Baynes has implemented include the Pre-Law Pipeline Program, Community Service Days, and the “More than Bricks” fundraising campaign which has topped more than $90 million. Construction on the newly planned John M. O’Quinn Law Building is expected to begin this summer.

“I can’t believe that it has been five years already,” said Baynes. “It is amazing all the things that have been accomplished in that short time like the new building efforts, the terrific new faculty hired, the increased credentials of the admitted students, and the growth of global and community-related programs.

“I am very grateful for having the best team of professional senior managers as well as the vision and leadership of the University senior management — Dr. Renu Khator and Dr. Paula Myrick Short. Their support and combined efforts have enabled me to help the Law Center achieve and move forward.”

As the ninth dean and the first African American Dean of UH Law Center, Baynes manages more than 60 full-time faculty and oversees 12 centers and institutes, including the No. 6 ranked Health Law & Policy Institute and the No. 7 ranked Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law as well as the No. 9 ranked Part-Time Program.

Click here to read the report.

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