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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

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

Program prepares incoming minority attorneys for practice

Several Texas law firms and law schools are throwing their support behind an initiative that aims to increase the number of actively practicing minority attorneys. The Diversity Scholarship Program—founded by startup company PracticePro that trains law students and new attorneys on practice management skills—seeks to address the gap between minority representation among law students and … Continue Reading

Baylor Law, firm with Texas offices receive ABA pro bono awards

Baylor Law School was selected to receive a 2015 Pro Bono Publico Award from the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono & Public Service. At a ceremony on August 1, held in Chicago at the ABA Annual Meeting, the committee recognized Baylor, the only law school receiving the award, as well as two … 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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