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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...

Oct 28, 2013, 18:18 ET
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UH Law Center Professors Look to Future of 'Genetics Revolution' in Panel Discussion Oct. 29

Scientific advances affect a wide range of sectors and legal issues beyond medicine Three University of Houston Law Center authorities on the...

Oct 23, 2013, 13:32 ET
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UH Law Center's annual Frankel Lecture Oct. 31 examines claims and evidence surrounding health care reform act

Experts weigh in on likelihood of success in efforts to make insurance more available and affordable The 18th Annual Frankel Lecture,...

Sep 18, 2013, 16:29 ET
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UH Law Center's Criminal Justice Institute and Houston Law Review host symposium on federal sentencing

Experts examine changes in criminal sentences since Supreme Court relaxed guidelines HOUSTON, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight...

Sep 11, 2013, 17:08 ET
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UH Law Center's Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center announces its Fall speaker series examining climate change, water and EPA regulation

Debate over cost of carbon's footprint launches program on Oct. 16 The Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center at the University...

Jun 24, 2013, 16:59 ET
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UH Law Center professor expects appeals court to uphold UT's race-conscious admittance policy

HOUSTON, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Houston Law Center professor who helped draft Texas' top 10 percent...

May 23, 2013, 17:03 ET
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National ethics and compliance experts to convene at the University of Houston Law Center

Professionals from a diverse range of industries will discuss issues ranging from food safety, data security and privacy to operating in Latin...

Apr 22, 2013, 17:29 ET
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University of Houston Law Center professor sees Internet domain name expansion as major test for future cyber-communications

Web users may soon see .lawyer, .bible, or .sex along with .com and .net. HOUSTON, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This summer, a...

Apr 19, 2013, 16:57 ET
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Center for Children, Law & Policy to Bring National Juvenile Justice Advocates to Houston for Professional Development Training

Juvenile rights, education and national juvenile defense standards will be the focus of the 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference to be held May...