Board of Directors adopts new name
On June 22, the law school unveiled some exciting news. After lengthy and careful consideration,
the Board of Directors decided to adopt a new name: Houston College of Law
Alumni Spotlight: Jeremy Dunbar '15
Jeremy Dunbar ’15 is what most would regard as an exceptional scholar. He has a half dozen moot court and mock trial awards and a national championship under his belt. He graduated summa cum laude and was valedictorian of the December 2015 class. And, most recently, he received news that he earned the highest score on the February Texas Bar exam.
Alumni Spotlight: Leslie Schweinle Ginzel '08
Leslie Schweinle Ginzel ’08 and her team at Beacon Law are going beyond
food and temporary shelter to help clients overcome the legal barriers
that keep them from regaining stability. The Beacon is the only legal
aid in Texas that specifically focuses on the legal challenges of the
homeless, who often cannot access mainstream legal representation.
Tom Vick elected State Bar of Texas president-elect
Texas attorneys have elected Tom Vick ’81 of Weatherford as the next
president-elect of the State Bar of Texas. Vick is the third State Bar
President to come from Houston College of Law following Lynn Liberato
’80 (SBOT President 2000-2001) and Charles R. Dunn ’65 (SBOT President
Five new board members named
Houston College of Law announces the appointment of five new members to the law school’s board of directors for the 2016-2017 academic year. Joining the board are Houston College of Law alumni Judge Robert Eckels ’93, Randy Howry ’85, Joseph “Joe” Lopez ’78, Andrew “Andy” Sommerman ’86, and Ruthie Nelson White ’96.
Randall O. Sorrels Civil Practice Clinics selected as Night Court 2016 beneficiary
Houston College of Law instills in its students the importance of public service and a sense of responsibility to use their knowledge and skills to promote access to justice. It may not occur to many students and alumni, however, that their talents outside the courtroom—namely singing, dancing, and stage production—can have a powerful impact toward positive change, too.
Alumni Association award nominations due by July 1
The Alumni Association presents the Distinguished Alumni Award and the
Public Service Award to highly distinguished alumni for extraordinary
achievements and contributions to their professions, local communities,
and Houston College of Law. This year, the Alumni Association will also
present a new Young Alumni Award.