Tag Archives: Law Schools

Free legal classes for flood victims at “People’s Law School”

Editor’s note: The Houston Bar Association issued the following news release Thursday.  This is your chance to learn more about your legal rights, and have fun at the same time. Best of all, it is absolutely free. On Saturday, September 30th, the Center for Consumer Law at the University of Houston Law Center, with the … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas Harvey Media Reports – Sept. 6, 2017

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing a daily collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts. Important Harvey Links If you have been adversely affected or wish to assist a … Continue Reading

TYLA seeks lawyers to judge State Moot Court Competition

The Texas Young Lawyers Association is seeking volunteers to judge the preliminary rounds of the 2017 State Moot Court Competition held annually in conjunction with the State Bar Annual Meeting. Eight Texas law schools will participate on June 20-22 in Dallas at the Hilton Anatole, 2201 N. Stemmons Fwy., and judges are needed at the … Continue Reading

South Texas College of Law announces name change

South Texas College of Law announced Wednesday it has changed its name to Houston College of Law. The decision to rename the nearly 100-year-old law school came after input from alumni, students, faculty, staff, and the wider legal community that recommended the school align itself closer with Houston, the city where the institution is located.… Continue Reading

St. Mary’s Law students triumph at national moot court contest

A trio of aspiring litigators from St. Mary’s University School of Law reigned supreme at the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Chicago last week. “This championship speaks volumes about the quality of our law students as advocates,” David A. Schlueter, Hardy Professor of Law and Director of Advocacy Programs at St. Mary’s, … Continue Reading

Registration open for University of Houston’s ‘People’s Law School’

The University of Houston Law Center will reconvene its free “People’s Law School,” on Saturday with courses in 13 different areas of law. The program will run from 9 a.m. to noon in Max Krost Hall and include more than 30 volunteer lawyers, judges, and law professors teaching the courses. According to a news release, … Continue Reading

University of Houston hosts conference analyzing implications of 2016 presidential election

University of Houston law, economics and political science professors will discuss the judicial, domestic and international implications of the 2016 presidential election Tuesday at a conference that is free and open to the public. The event, hosted by the University of Houston Law Center and the university’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, is … Continue Reading

Mexican-American Bar Association hosts 10th anniversary scholarship dinner

The Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation will host its 10th anniversary scholarship dinner Thursday at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Houston. The dinner will honor members of the community who exemplify the ideals of the foundation. The event will include a keynote address from Judge Jimmie V. Reyna of the U.S. Court of Appeals … Continue Reading

$2M gift funds endowed chair at SMU Dedman

Ellen K. Solender entered Southern Methodist University School of Law as a student in 1968. Shortly after graduating, she joined the staff and, in 1977, became the second woman in the history of the law school to received tenure. Now, she has gifted $2 million to the school, since renamed SMU Dedman School of Law, … Continue Reading

Program connects underrepresented undergrads to legal profession

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015 summer session of the University of Houston Legal Center’s Pre-Law Pipeline Program. The six-week residential program is designed to introduce undergraduates from low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented backgrounds to the legal profession though introductory law courses, internship opportunities in the Houston area, and LSAT prep, which has increased … Continue Reading

Scholarship luncheon to benefit Hispanic law students

The Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Houston for its annual scholarship luncheon, which provides financial support to six law students who best exemplify leadership, commitment, justice, and equality. Each Houston-based law school selects two scholarship recipients. “It is important that we encourage a … Continue Reading

Deans Debate Future of Law Schools

Four distinguished law school deans held a lively discussion about the future of law school education before a capacity crowd Thursday at the State Bar Annual Meeting. Roger Cossack – who is participating in his eighth consecutive Annual Meeting! – moderated the debate, which was part of the Future of the Profession CLE. The panel … Continue Reading

New lawyers tell us their plans

On May 11, 2009, we greeted a new group of lawyers with an induction ceremony at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. We pulled several of them aside to find out what their plans are now that they’re licensed attorneys. Check out their responses below. Stay tuned to this blog for more from our new … Continue Reading

South Texas College of Law names new dean

The Texas Lawyer blog reported today that Donald J. Guter is the new dean of South Texas College of Law. He comes to South Texas from Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, where he served as dean from 2003 through 2008. Guter’s tenure begins Aug. 1, following the retirement of South Texas College of … Continue Reading
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