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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

Documentary focuses on East Texas arson

In a little more than a month in early 2010, 10 churches within a 40-mile radius burned to the ground in East Texas. Tensions were high during those weeks, as heartbroken congregations watched flames engulf building after building. While evidence at the scenes pointed to arson as the cause of the fires, tracking down a … Continue Reading

People’s Law School at UH Law helps public learn basic rights

The University of Houston Law Center will host the People's Law School from 9 a.m. to noon April 4. More than 40 volunteer attorneys, judges, and law professors will teach courses and answer questions on various topics in law at one of the country's oldest and most notable law programs for citizens.… Continue Reading

Surveillance in a post-Snowden world

It's been nearly two years since Edward Snowden blew the whistle regarding National Security Agency practices and became a household name. While some think of him as a traitor, others have lauded him as a hero. Regardless of your feelings about the guy, there's no question that his revelations changed the way we consider security and surveillance in the 21st century.… Continue Reading

SXSW panels take hard look at U.S. justice system

Two SXSW Interactive panels on Monday focused on the inner workings and effects of the U.S. justice system. Panelists of “Ex-Prisoners Speak: We Deserve a Second Chance” spoke on the flaws of the country’s prison system, which they said does nothing to help incarcerated men and women reenter society. Later, a couple of blocks away … Continue Reading

Run for a cause

Join in on the fun Saturday, March 21, 2015, and take part in the Houston Bar Association’s John J. Eikenburg Law Week Fun Run. Now in its 30th year, the event has raised more than $1 million for the Center, a private nonprofit United Way agency that serves more than 600 developmentally disabled individuals through … Continue Reading

What’s Wrong With the Pursuit of Happiness? Part 2

By Michael Winters    Part 2: Meaning is available even when happiness is not. Imagine that you are representing pro bono a 19-year-old client who is seeking asylum. She has fled her home country, a land in which women are considered second-class citizens and corruption is rampant. Her husband has disfigured her in an acid … Continue Reading

What’s Wrong With the Pursuit of Happiness?

By Michael Winters   Part 1: All emotions are needed to be whole. Since Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence, the words “the pursuit of happiness” have served as a motto for this nation. Essential to our culture is the belief that there is a fundamental urge—indeed, a right—to seek happiness. The field of … Continue Reading

Mindfulness matters in law school

By Katerina P. Lewinbuk Just as I finished answering a student’s question, another hand went up. When I gave that person the floor, he asked the exact same question I just answered. Some of his classmates giggled while others rolled their eyes. The student, however, gave me a surprised look, observed the class’s reaction, and … Continue Reading
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