September 2016


Career Advisory Directory launches

Houston College of Law’s recently launched Career Advisory Directory (CAD) is a place for students and alumni to connect with graduates who have volunteered to share professional guidance and insight about a specific practice area.
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2016 Distinguished Alumni Award: Gordon Quan '77

This year’s Distinguished Alumnus is Gordon Quan ’77, managing partner of the Quan Law Group. Quan has been helping clients navigate the U.S. immigration system for nearly four decades. He has witnessed and engaged in the rapid growth and continual evolution of the U.S. immigration system, particularly as Houston has developed into an international economic hub.
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2016 Public Service Award: Chastiti N. Horne '98

Chastiti Horne ’98 is the recipient of the 2016 Public Service Award, which is presented each year to a graduate who has done significant and sustained work in a public service position. Horne is an equity partner with Horne Rota Moos, LLP; her primary practice is healthcare and personal injury defense and hospitality litigation. While she has received numerous professional awards, she is honored this year for her exceptional service outside the courtroom.
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2016 Young Alumni Award: Brant J. Stogner '06

Brant J. Stogner ’06, a partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend, is the first alumnus to receive the Young Alumni Award. New in 2016, the award is presented to an alumnus/a who has graduated in the 10 past years and has made significant leadership and service contributions to Houston College of Law and to the legal profession.
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23 companies complete the 2016 Law Firm Challenge

Launched in 2007 to unite Houston College of Law graduates for a common purpose, the Law Firm Challenge is a friendly competition among local firms, offices, and corporations with 3 or more alumni. Competing groups aim to achieve 100 percent participation from their colleagues in giving to the law school during a fiscal year. In fiscal year 2015-2016, 23 law firms or companies met the challenge, raising more than $XXXX for the law school.
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Houston College of Law Establishes Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic to Benefit the Community and Students

With a new $43,000 grant from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Houston College of Law recently established a pro bono, Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) to educate Houstonians on tax issues and help them resolve tax problems.
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Houston College of Law welcomes new 1L class

This fall, Houston College of Law welcomed 301 new students from 88 undergraduate institutions and 12 home states. We know this group of bright, enthusiastic students will find in the law school a home where they can flourish as future attorneys.
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