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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...

Aug 15, 2014, 13:34 ET
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UH Law Center Dean Baynes Charts Course

Leonard M. Baynes today began his tenure as the ninth dean of the University of Houston Law Center with twin goals of enhancing the school's global...

Jul 29, 2014, 15:11 ET

UH Law Center Poised to Help Unaccompanied Central American Immigrant Children

While the future of thousands of unaccompanied, undocumented children crossing the southern border is debated in Washington, D.C., the University...

May 22, 2014, 16:34 ET
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UH Law Center professor calls for controls on collection of wage overpayments

American workers are mistakenly overpaid billions of dollars a year by employers who recoup their money after discovering their error by taking it...

May 21, 2014, 16:26 ET
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University of Houston Law Center hosts Ethics & Compliance symposium

The University of Houston Law Center is hosting its third annual Ethics & Compliance Symposium June 13 to provide practical advice about...

May 15, 2014, 12:39 ET
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University of Houston Law Center hosts juvenile justice symposium

The 13th annual Zealous Advocacy Conference at the University of Houston Law Center begins today with a broad range of juvenile justice advocates,...

Apr 28, 2014, 17:08 ET
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University of Houston names new law school dean

Professor Leonard M. Baynes of St. John's University School of Law in Queens, N. Y., has been selected as the new dean of the University of Houston...

Apr 02, 2014, 17:30 ET
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UH Law Center Texas Innocence Network is spotlighted in BBC capital punishment broadcast

An estimated one million television viewers in the United Kingdom tuned in this week to watch a documentary on capital punishment in which...

Mar 21, 2014, 16:50 ET
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University of Houston Law Center to hold international mediation forum

Mediators from Houston and around the world will gather today at the University of Houston Law Center to share their experiences and expertise in...

Jan 13, 2014, 13:28 ET
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Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship challenges law students from across the country to debate fracking

University of Houston Law Center's Blakely Advocacy Institute and Andrews Kurth sponsor 6th annual tournament The nation's 16 best moot court...