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Baynes commends UHLC community’s determination for a new building in talk with students

University of Houston Law Center faculty experts discussed the recent impeachment and acquittal of President Donald J. Trump in a panel discussion with students this week.

University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes addresses students during his semesterly “Discussion With the Dean.

Feb. 14, 2020 – UH Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes shared preliminary design and programming concepts for The John M. O'Quinn Law Building during his spring semester "Discussion with the Dean" sessions on Tuesday.

Baynes noted that persistence was the key to success in the decades-long journey to build a new facility.

“Very few people believed this was possible." Baynes said. "We’re very lucky to have strong leadership and backing of UH central administration, very philanthropic and loyal alumni, very talented senior staff, and a world-class institution to market. Without them, we would not be where we are.”

"The lesson from this journey is don't let naysayers tell you no. They will always be there. Your dream may not happen overnight,  but if you really want something, it can happen if you believe and have  allies working with you to help you get there."

In the session, Baynes also highlighted Law Center accomplishments in diversity, employment and admissions during the first five-and-a-half years of his deanship and responded to inquiries from students.

“Sometimes it’s interesting to just take stock of how things were back in time, and look at where we are now,” Baynes said.

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