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2014-04-02 20:21:24

Documentary tracks efforts of Prof. David Dow and students to spare life of death row inmate. HOUSTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated one million television viewers in the United Kingdom tuned in this week to watch a documentary on capital punishment in which University of Houston Law Center Professor David Dow, the Texas Innocence Network he founded, and a law student play prominent roles. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140402/DC97178 BBC Three spent...

2014-01-13 16:21:25

University of Houston Law Center's Blakely Advocacy Institute and Andrews Kurth sponsor 6(th) annual tournament HOUSTON, Jan. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's 16 best moot court programs will compete Jan. 23-25 for the right to claim the title of National Champion in the 6(th) annual competition hosted by the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center and sponsored by Andrews Kurth LLP. (Logo:...

2013-10-23 16:29:24

Experts weigh in on likelihood of success in efforts to make insurance more available and affordable HOUSTON, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 18(th) Annual Frankel Lecture, sponsored by the Houston Law Review at the University of Houston Law Center, will focus on the prospects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) succeeding or failing with its efforts to overhaul health insurance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120118/DM38067LOGO) Mark A. Hall, Fred and...

2013-04-22 20:21:28

Web users may soon see .lawyer, .bible, or .sex along with .com and .net. HOUSTON, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This summer, a number of new domain names will likely start appearing on the Web. Generic names such as .apple, .home, .app, .vegas or .music could join such stalwarts as .com, .net and .org. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a non-profit organization charged with administering the system, has been considering the expansion for...

2012-09-24 10:27:18

Constitutional scholars to explore free speech, privacy, and hate speech and where to draw the line in cyberspace. HOUSTON, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube, and more than half a billion active websites, the Internet provides a forum where messages can spread at lightning speed. At this moment, extremist publications and films appearing online have sparked protests across the world. (Logo:...

2012-09-17 14:20:35

Initiative underscores the Law Center's commitment to scholarship and the future of energy and environmental law. HOUSTON, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Houston Law Center, in partnership with the law firm of Andrews Kurth, is launching a professional program to encourage scholarship and academic interest in energy law. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120118/DM38067LOGO) During the next three years, the Andrews Kurth Energy Law Scholars...

2012-09-06 14:20:58

Research project at the University of Houston Law Center will analyze widely different practices and recommend changes HOUSTON, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center is embarking on a binational research project to explore the domestic and international laws that govern development of shared oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico. The goal is to identify potential areas of regulatory conflict that could...

2012-01-05 08:00:00

Sam Chang, Clarissa Liang and Marilyn Robertson have joined Brown McCarroll as associates in the Austin office. Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 Brown McCarroll is pleased to announce that Sam Chang, Clarissa Liang and Marilyn Robertson have joined the firm as associates in the Austin office. Sam Chang joins the firm´s bankruptcy and business restructuring team. He is a 2011 graduate of The University of Texas School of Law and also has a law degree from Handong University in South...

2011-10-19 17:14:00

Civil rights experts examine whether freedom of speech ever goes too far. HOUSTON, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When does free speech cross the constitutional line? Is it when a university student group holds a bake sale and prices cookies at different costs to make a statement about affirmative action? Or when students hold a silent protest and turn a campus courtyard into a graveyard? Or when shouting students force a guest speaker off the stage? These cases make bold...

2011-08-17 17:28:00

Event will be held at UH Law Center August 24 to launch American Justice in the Age of Innocence HOUSTON, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Senator Rodney Ellis, a champion of criminal justice reform, will headline a luncheon hosted by the University of Houston Law Center on August 24 celebrating the publication of American Justice in the Age of Innocence, a book which explores the circumstances surrounding wrongful convictions. Sen. Ellis will discuss legislative reforms...