Tag Archives: University of Houston Law Center

Tech law school wins state moot court competition

Texas Tech University School of Law won first place in the 2016 State Moot Court Competition, reclaiming the honor it achieved in 2013. Team members included C.J. Baker, Shelby Hall, and Kristen Vander-Plas, and their coach was Robert T. Sherwin. This is Texas Tech’s fifth championship since 1975. This year’s event took place during 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

Winstead awards scholarships to diverse law students

Winstead recently announced the winners of its annual scholarship program benefitting outstanding diverse first-year law students in Texas. The Winstead Juris Doctor Scholarship—in its ninth year—is awarded to three exceptional and ethnically diverse students at the University of Houston Law Center, University of Texas School of Law, and Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.… Continue Reading

Houston Bar interview workshop prepares law students for success

By Rehan Alimohammad, Guest Blogger The Houston Bar Association’s Minority Opportunities in the Legal Profession (MOILP) Committee held its annual interview workshop January 20 to prepare applicants for upcoming interviews with potential employers through the MOILP 1L Summer Clerkship and Mentoring Program. Over 75 students from Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, South Texas College … Continue Reading

National Black, Hispanic Pre-Law conferences to take place jointly in Houston

The National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair will hold its 11th annual event next week in Houston to equip pre-law students with the resources they need to succeed in the legal profession. New this year is the National Hispanic Pre-Law Conference, which allows students to receive insight from successful Hispanic law students and attorneys. … Continue Reading

Making it through law school with a disability

By J. Sam Thomas Editor’s Note: This featured blog post coincides with the upcoming July issue of the Texas Bar Journal, which focuses on the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.   This is a great time to be blind. I wouldn’t exactly recommend it as a hobby, but when I think about … Continue Reading

Apprentice program reduces cost of hiring summer law clerks

As summer approaches, upper-level law students begin finalizing their plans for break. For many, this will include time as a law clerk. In an effort to help small law firms in the Houston area connect with these students, the University of Houston Law Center’s Career Development Office offers the Summer Apprentice Program. The goal of … Continue Reading
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