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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:...

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...

2011-08-17 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...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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