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UH Law Center to celebrate life and legacy of Professor Peter Linzer

Peter Linzer

Peter Linzer

Feb. 2, 2021 - The University of Houston Law Center will host a memorial event at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 on Zoom for professor and legal scholar Peter Linzer. He passed away on Dec. 13 after a battle with a long-term illness.

Linzer joined the Law Center faculty in 1983 as a visiting professor, and served from 1984 to 2020 as a professor of courses such as Contracts, Constitutional Law, First Amendment, Torts, and Contract Negotiation and Drafting.

Linzer earned an A.B. degree from Cornell University in 1960 and a law degree from Columbia University in 1963, graduating with Moot Court Honors and as both a Stone Scholar and National Scholar. He also served as articles editor of the Columbia Law Review.

Linzer was a Life Member of the American Law Institute, chair of the Contracts Section of the Association of American Law Schools and a board-certified specialist in civil appellate law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He served for nearly a decade on the Pattern Jury Charge Committee of the State Bar of Texas and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Eleventh International Contracts Conference held in San Antonio.

He authored various articles, book chapters and reviews on contracts, torts and arbitration and served as a contributor on legal topics to radio and television programs in both Houston and Detroit on contract and constitutional issues.

Alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the Law Center and of Linzer are invited to gather and celebrate his contributions and his life.

Click here to read more about the life and work of Professor Linzer.

Memorial donations honoring Peter Linzer may be made to Doctors without Borders, the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. The charity can be acknowledged by sending an email to Rhea Stevens,, or by regular mail to her c/o of the Law Center.

Doctors without Borders Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders
40 Rector St., 16th Floor
New York, NY 10006

American Cancer Society
2500 Fondren Road
Houston, TX 77063

University of Houston Law Foundation Attn:
Peter S. Linzer Memorial Fund
4604 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77204-6060


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