July 18, 2019 - The UH Law Foundation Board celebrated University of Houston Law Center alumnus Warren Harris '88 last week as its new president. He will serve a two-year term.
Harris is a partner at Bracewell, and chairs the firm's appellate practice group. His term as president of the Houston Bar Association ended in May.
One of the first actions in his new role was to commend his predecessor, Bill Jackson ’92.
"Bill Jackson’s leadership as President of the Law Foundation is unparalleled and he has been a visionary in leading our successful campaign for a new law school building. Acquiring a new building is probably the most important project in the history of the Law Center, and we could not have done it without Bill’s tireless efforts," Harris said. "Our job now is to complete the final phase of the building campaign to put the Law Center on a path to greater successes for decades to come."
Jackson is a managing partner at Kelley Drye's Houston office. He serves as a member of the firm's executive committee and the co-chair of its national environmental practice group. As a chair of the Building Campaign, Jackson steered the successful completion of phases one and two of the "More Than Bricks" campaign and has the Law Center poised to complete a truly transformative effort.
"It has been an honor to serve as president of the Law Foundation while chairing the building campaign,” Jackson said. “As we enter the final phase of the Building Campaign, we are on the cusp of achieving something truly great for the Law Center and for the City of Houston.
“I cannot imagine anyone better than Warren Harris to lead the Foundation as we launch into a new era of opportunity and national leadership for the Law Center."