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Jun 03, 2015, 18:00 ET
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The University of Houston's Center for U.S. and Mexican Law releases its first study on the regulation of offshore oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico

As negotiations between the United States and Mexico continue over the allocation of oil and gas rights in the Gulf of Mexico, the Center for U.S....

Jun 03, 2015, 16:41 ET
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Innovative University of Houston Law Center mentorship program to grow in second year

 After successfully completing its first year, the Juvenile & Capital Advocacy Project (JCAP) at the University of Houston Law Center...

Jun 03, 2015, 15:36 ET
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UH Law Center prof Zale says it will take time for laws to catch up with 'sharing economy'

 With the advent of new, technology-driven companies such as Airbnb, Uber, and Lyft that are changing the way people use their property and...

Jun 03, 2015, 15:17 ET
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Texas Consumer Complaint Center at UH Law Center offers assistance to victims of recent flooding

 The Texas Consumer Complaint Center at the University of Houston Law Center is offering legal assistance to those affected by recent...

Jun 02, 2015, 14:49 ET
The first graduates of the dual degree International Energy Lawyers Program gather after commencement with their deans, University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes, left, Andrea James, Barrett Schitka, Julia Gill, and University of Calgary Faculty of Law Dean Ian Holloway.

First graduates of Houston-Calgary law school partnership earn dual JDs with degree emphasis in energy law

 The energy sector is a primary linchpin of the global economy, and its impacts on security, development and the environment are profound. The...

May 29, 2015, 16:01 ET
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Football stadium tragedy serves as backdrop for latest legal thriller by UH Law Center's David Crump

University of Houston Law Center professor David Crump has found time between lectures and grading exams to craft his fifth novel, "Sudden Death...

May 29, 2015, 13:12 ET
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Houston Law Review Explores Same-Sex Marriage In Latest Issue

While the U.S. Supreme Court weighs the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, a Yale law professor offers a clear-cut, "originalist" argument in...

May 28, 2015, 15:35 ET
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UH Law Center partners with Andrews Kurth for the IPIL Spring Lecture

 The University of Houston Law Center's Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law (IPIL) and the Andrews Kurth law firm...

May 27, 2015, 12:46 ET
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Congressional Action Needed To Optimize Regulation Of Genomic Tests

The latest generation of genomic testing offers a chance for significant improvements in patient care, disease prevention, and possibly even the...

Apr 23, 2015, 16:13 ET
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Music copyright, technological shifts and Latin music are hot topics at Houston World Intellectual Property Day celebration

When does sampling by music artists become copyright infringement? This will be one of the subjects to be covered at the World Intellectual...

Apr 02, 2015, 17:54 ET
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UH Law Center prof says tighter controls on high-interest 'payday' loans may do more harm than good

 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently outlined rules it plans to propose that place tighter restrictions on high-interest,...

Apr 02, 2015, 17:45 ET
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UH Law Center's Thompson calls for forensic science reform in new book 'Cops in Lab Coats'

 To protect the interests of justice against potential conflicts of interest, forensic labs across the country should be removed from the...

Mar 27, 2015, 17:12 ET
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UH Law Center's "Star" - attorney and TV personality Star Jones - returns to where it all began

 Star Jones, attorney, journalist and TV personality, is returning to her alma mater, the University of Houston Law Center, on Tuesday, March...

Mar 09, 2015, 16:06 ET

UH Law Center accepting applicants for new 'pipeline' program

 The University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) announces the launch of its Pre-Law Pipeline Program, designed to attract and encourage...

Feb 10, 2015, 16:21 ET

UH Law Center will examine role of grand juries, policing, and civil rights in upcoming CLE

The University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) is presenting "Grand Juries, Policing, and Civil Rights," a Feb. 13 program addressing questions and...

Jan 23, 2015, 16:29 ET

EPA General Counsel to lead off UH Law Center's Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center Spring Speaker Series

The Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center (EENR) at the University of Houston Law Center will welcome three prominent members of the...

Jan 13, 2015, 13:34 ET

Nation's 16 best moot court programs vie for Andrews Kurth National Championship trophy

 Navigating the often complex waters of doing business within the constraints of international business and tax law is the focus of the 8th...

Oct 23, 2014, 18:39 ET
The University of Houston Law Center's Health Law and Policy Institute's bench book titled "Control Measures and Public Health Emergencies: A Texas Bench Book" addresses federal and Texas law on how to handle cases involving infectious diseases.

UH Law Center releases updated health emergency law manual, plans Nov. 7 event on Ebola response

As the deadly Ebola virus has made its first appearances in the United States, members of the public and government officials are anxious for...

Oct 09, 2014, 17:26 ET

UH Law Center debuts first database of Fortune 500 company codes of conduct

 The University of Houston Law Center today released a searchable database that contains the compliance codes for Fortune 500 companies. ...

Oct 03, 2014, 17:10 ET

UHLC's Frankel Lecture will examine marriage equality on basis of Equal Protection Clause

 Most lawyers associate arguments grounded upon the "original meaning" of the U.S. Constitution with politically conservative, status...