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UNT Dallas College of Law announces community lawyering centers

The UNT Dallas College of Law has announced the creation of two new community lawyering centers to provide legal services to underserved communities in Dallas County. Law students from the school—which opened its doors in fall 2014—will staff the centers alongside supervising attorneys. The downtown and South Dallas centers are a partnership between the college, … Continue Reading

SMU Dedman to create justice reform center with $7 million gifts

The Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law announced Tuesday the creation of a new criminal justice reform center funded by $7 million in donations. The Deason Family Criminal Justice Reform Center will support research and educational programs dealing with issues such as wrongful convictions, over-incarceration, and help to ensure fair ethical treatment of individuals … 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

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

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
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