June 2016


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
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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.

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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.

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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 1991-1992).
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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.
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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.
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 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.
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