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Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation awards scholarships to Houston law students

The Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation held its 13th annual scholarship luncheon that benefits Hispanic law students attending one of the three Houston-based law schools on Wednesday, August 22 at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Houston. The scholarships were awarded to law students who best exemplify leadership, commitment, justice, and equality within the Hispanic … Continue Reading

Legal Mapmaker™ seminar gives young lawyers a step-by-step guide to establish a law firm

Legal Mapmaker™, which is sponsored by Baylor Law School in collaboration with other law schools and the State Bar of Texas, aims to equip new lawyers with the tools to start practices that provide legal services to the public efficiently and affordably. This year’s seminar, a two-part program that gives young lawyers a step-by-step guide … Continue Reading

Dallas Bar Association hosting summer law programs for law students, clerks

All law students, recent graduates and clerks are invited to the Belo Mansion for the Dallas Bar Association Summer Law Programs. Here is the complete list of the summer law programs being offered: Law Student Professionalism Program on Thursday, May 31 at 2 p.m. RSVP here. Summer Clerks Pro Bono Luncheon on Friday, June 1 at … Continue Reading

Task Force recommends adopting the Uniform Bar Examination

The Task Force on the Texas Bar Examination issued its report to the Texas Supreme Court on May 16, including a recommendation that the state adopt the Uniform Bar Examination. The task force recommended the Uniform Bar Examination, or UBE, but rejected the “diploma privilege” that would allow Texas law school graduates to practice law … Continue Reading

UNT Dallas College of Law names dean

The University of North Texas at Dallas recently announced that Angela Felecia Epps will serve as dean for the UNT Dallas College of Law. Epps, the former dean of Florida A&M University College of Law, will start at UNT Dallas this summer. Epps, who was offered the position after a national search, will replace Judge … Continue Reading

Pro Bono Week Spotlight Day 2: Gracie Wood

The State Bar of Texas, the Texas Access to Justice Commission, the American Bar Association, and others proudly support National Pro Bono Celebration Week (October 22-28). Pro Bono week is an opportunity to educate the public about the good work the legal community does to improve the lives of vulnerable Texans and to encourage more … Continue Reading

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

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

St. Mary’s Law students repeat national moot court championship win

St. Mary’s University School of Law students came out victorious at the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition on April 6-8 in Chicago, university officials announced. The win marks the second consecutive championship for the moot court team at the competition, which many consider the most prestigious moot court contest in the country. “St … Continue Reading

Register now to attend University of Houston’s “People’s Law School”

The “People’s Law School” returns to the University of Houston on April 1. The event, sponsored by the Houston Lawyer Referral Service and the Center for Consumer Law at the University of Houston Law Center, will host more than 40 volunteer lawyers, judges, and law professors as they teach courses for the public in 15 … Continue Reading

Mexican-American Bar raises scholarship money at Houston event

The Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation hosted its annual scholarship luncheon on August 24 in Houston. The 11th annual luncheon at the Double Tree Hotel in Houston raised money for the foundation’s scholarships, which are awarded to outstanding Hispanic students at each Houston-based law school who demonstrate leadership and a commitment to justice and … Continue Reading

Baylor Law School hosting clinic to help young lawyers open firms

Young lawyers interested in opening their own law firms can get useful guidance at a two-day workshop at Baylor Law School August 18-19. Legal Mapmaker™, sponsored by Baylor Law School in collaboration with other law schools and the State Bar of Texas, aims to equip new lawyers with the tools to start practices that provide … Continue Reading

Austin Bar Foundation, LGBT Bar Association award scholarships to law students

The Austin Bar Foundation and Austin LGBT Bar Association awarded two law students with $5,000 scholarships in recognition of their commitment to LGBT legal issues. Anya Morgan, a third-year student at the University of Texas School of Law, and Luis A. Medina Jr., a 2016 graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law, were the … Continue Reading

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
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