Jul 18, 2018  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Special Programs


 

Blakely Advocacy Institute

The Blakely Advocacy Institute (BAI) is a national leader in improving the efficacy of the legal profession and justice system and teaching the art of advocacy. Through research and study for the advancement of our nation’s dispute resolution systems, through continuing legal education programs in advocacy and lawyering technique, through the education of law students to become accomplished members of the legal profession, and through the representation of Houston’s underserved, the Blakely Advocacy Institute merges substantive law and lawyering skills to enhance the local, national and international legal communities.

For more information:
The Blakely Advocacy Institute
Email: Blakely@uh.edu

Center for Consumer Law

The Center for Consumer Law has been a mainstay of the UH Law Center for over 30 years, offering the community easy-to-understand explanations of consumer law issues through “The People’s Law School,” television programs, and newspaper columns. The Center also educates lawyers, professors, and laypeople about consumer law; seeks legal, practical, and legislative solutions to common consumer problems; and encourages the development of consumer rights.The Center’s “International Teaching Consumer Law Conference” is recognized worldwide as the premier program in the country. Its Consumer Complaint Center helps hundreds of consumers a month resolve disputes.

For more information:

The Center for Consumer Law
 
Texas Consumer Dispute Resolution Center
 
The People’s Lawyer

Center for U.S. and Mexican Law

The Center for U.S. and Mexican Law is the first research center in any U.S. law school devoted to the independent, critical study of Mexican law and legal aspects of U.S. - Mexico relations.  The Center’s research programs are directed towards increasing the understanding of Mexican laws and legal institutions in the United States, and of U.S. laws and legal institutions in Mexico. The Center assists UH law students to arrange summer externships in Mexico City with prestigious Mexican institutions. The Center also sponsors activities to promote professional cooperation and comparative legal education in North America, through a partnership with the North American Consortium on Legal Education.

For more information:

The Center for U.S. and Mexican Law

Criminal Justice Institute

The Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) brings together nationally-recognized scholars, top criminal law practitioners, judges and students through a variety of programs designed to enhance the study and practice of criminal law. The Institute includes such established programs as the Texas Innocence Network, the Criminal Practice Clinic, and the Criminal Trial Advocacy training program. The Institute also offers opportunities for educational and practice programs, a dual degree in law and criminology, and conferences and symposia. All of the activities of the Institute aim to enhance the practice of criminal law at the local, national, and international levels.

For more information:
The Criminal Justice Institute
Email: cji@uh.edu

Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Curriculum

The Law Center has special strengths in the areas of energy, the environment and natural resources. About a dozen courses in these areas are offered each year to both J.D. and LL. M. students. Students have opportunities to take specialized courses and write seminar papers with the professors who conduct this type of research and teach in this area.

For more information:
The Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center

Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Curriculum (PDF)

Health Law and Policy Institute

The Health Law & Policy Institute is one of the top health law programs in the country, with one of the broadest course curricula. It was established in 1978. The Institute is an interdisciplinary center designed to stimulate teaching, research, and service in all areas of health law policy. It is actively involved in helping shape health law at the local, state, national, and international levels.

For more information:
The Health Law & Policy Institute
Email: healthlaw@uh.edu

Institute for Higher Education Law and Governance

The Institute for Higher Education Law and Governance provides research, instruction, and service in the field of higher education law, and encourages interdisciplinary work in the applied studies of administration and law. The institute offers interdisciplinary course work in education law to doctoral and law students as well as to other qualified graduate and professional students. Ongoing institute interests include the study of litigation, legislation, governance, statewide coordination, finance, and equity issues in post-secondary education. International and comparative education are also a focus within the institute and foreign scholars are regular participants in research activities. It is the only such research institute in the U.S.

For more information:
E-mail: ihelg@uh.edu

Intellectual Property and Information Law

The University of Houston Law Center’s program in Intellectual Property and Information Law affords students the opportunity for study, research, and writing on patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret subjects, as well as on interdisciplinary legal protection for computer hardware, software, and other aspects of protecting information in the global networked environment. The Law Center’s offerings in these areas are extensive and are designed to provide students with a broad exposure to the central concepts of domestic and international protection of proprietary technology, information, and expression in the modern world.

For more information:
Intellectual Property and Information Law
Email: ipil@uh.edu

North American Consortium on Legal Education (NACLE)

The UH Law Center leads the North American Consortium on Legal Education (NACLE), a consortium of law schools in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. NACLE arranges semester-long exchanges for UH law students and law faculty, which facilitate greater understanding of neighboring legal systems and foster greater international and multicultural cooperation.

For more information:
North American Consortium on Legal Education