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SMU, University of Houston to host Black Lawyers Matter virtual conference

The University of Houston Law Center and SMU Dedman School of Law will host a virtual conference from 8:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. October 30 titled “Black Lawyers Matter: Strategies to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion.” The keynote speaker for the event will be David B. Wilkins, the Lester Kissel Professor of Law at Harvard Law … Continue Reading

University of Houston receives $1 million for new John M. O’Quinn Law Building

The University of Houston received a $1 million gift from alumnus Danny M. Sheena, of Sheena Law Firm, to support construction of the new John M. O’Quinn Law Building. In recognition of the gift, the planned moot courtroom and dividable classroom space will be named the Danny M. Sheena Courtroom; Danny M. Sheena Classroom; and … Continue Reading

Houston legal community forms evictions assistance coalition

A coalition was formed to help greater Houston area residents who need legal assistance regarding evictions after the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act’s eviction protection expired on July 26. The Houston Bar Association, Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Houston Lawyer Referral Service, Dispute Resolution Center, Lone Star Legal Aid, South Texas College of Law Houston, … Continue Reading

Army veteran heads clinic at UH Law Center to represent service members in criminal cases

The University of Houston Law Center is launching the first military justice clinic that has law students, under the supervision of faculty and experienced military defense attorneys, represent service members facing criminal charges. Maj. Jason Marquez, clinical adjunct professor at UH Law Center and a 21-year veteran of the armed forces, will lead the military … Continue Reading

Anthony R. Chase to co-chair Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund

Anthony R. Chase, an associate professor of law and business at the University of Houston Law Center, will serve as co-chair on the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund. The fund, established by United Way of Greater Houston and the Greater Houston Community Foundation, received a lead gift from the Houston Endowment and will focus on … Continue Reading

“People’s Law School” moves to online format after October event

The popular, 30-year-old legal education program known as the “People’s Law School” is halting its in-person classes on the campus of the University of Houston Law Center and moving its program online. This is the final year that people can attend the “People’s Law School” in person. The final live program will be from 9 … Continue Reading

Funding approved for new University of Houston Law Center building

The University of Houston Board of Regents unanimously authorized funds for the construction of a building to replace the University of Houston Law Center’s current 50-year-old location on August 23, 2019. Funds from private contributions and state and university support totaling $78 million have been set aside for the new law school building. A funding … 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

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

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

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
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