University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the UH Law Center Records



Overview of the Collection

Creator Collector University of Houston. Law Center
Collection Title UH Law Center Records
Dates 1930-2009
Identification 2009-011
Physical Description 3.00 Linear Feet
Repository University of Houston Libraries M.D. Anderson Library 4333 University Drive Houston, TX, 77204-2000 URL: http://info.lib.uh.edu/ Email: rmrichardson@uh.edu Phone: 713-743-9229

Historical Note:

Officially opened in 1947 with 28 students and one professor, the Law Center has seen many changes. In 1950 the Bates College of Law moved from temporary classrooms to the basement of the M.D. Anderson Library. Full accreditation from the American Bar Association came on February 24, 1953. [1] Ground was broken for the current facility, consisting of three buildings, in 1969. When it became obvious that additional funds were needed to complete the Bates College of Law a grant of $400,000 was made available. Krost Hall, part of the UH Law Center, was named in honor of this grant.

Today, the primary objective of the Law Center is to provide a context for excellence in legal education and research. It seeks to provide broad, but intensive, training in the legal profession with students exposed to a variety of perspectives on law and legal systems. Students are expected to develop familiarity with contemporary law and the legal skills necessary to function as competent, ethical professionals. The Law Center emphasizes neither a theoretical nor a practical view of law, but believes that both are integral to legal education.

During the 1990s, the Law Center experienced dramatic qualitative and quantitative growth. The student body consists of more than 1,000 individuals drawn from all parts of the country in a highly competitive admissions program. Many law students have graduate degrees or professional recognition in other disciplines. The student body's quality, professional achievement, geographic origin, and ethnic diversity represent strengths of the Law Center. These strengths result in placement of graduates in major law firms in Houston and throughout the country.

Instruction is conducted primarily by full-time law faculty. Many are nationally recognized experts in fields such as health law, intellectual property law, international law, energy law, environmental law, commercial law, family law, Constitutional law and tax law. The faculty is supported by a select group of adjunct professors from the Houston bar, one of the major legal communities in the country. This combined faculty offers a broad range of professional experience and expertise.

[1] Patrick J. Nicholson, In Time: An Anecdotal History of the First Fifty Years of the University of Houston (Houston, TX: Pacesetter Press, 1977), 277.

[2] UH Through Time: Colleges, available from http://info.lib.uh.edu/sca/digital/time/index.html. 12 August 2009.


Scope and Contents

These records contain 2 boxes and 1 oversize folder relating to the University of Houston Law Center. A significant portion of this material was given to the archives from the university Print Plant. Material includes certificates, registration material, correspondence, course information, event programs and flyers, reports, newsletters, stationary, and published material. This collection is arranged alphabetically by department, program, or subject title. Material ranges in date from the 1930s to 2009.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

The material in this collection is in the public domain. However, Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, and all reproduction restrictions apply.


Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
University of Houston
University of Houston. Law Center

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

College of Optometry Records. Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries


Detailed List of Contents

Box Folder
1 1 A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center



Box Folder
1 2 Albertus Magnus December 1976-Spring 1979



Box Folder
1 3 Annual Law & Gala Auction



Box Folder
1 4 Arbitrators



Box Folder
1 5 Arrival Awards (recognizing immigrant achievement)



Box Folder
1 6 Career Services Office



Box Folder
1 7 Center for Children Law & Policy



Box Folder
1 8 Certificates



Box Folder
1 9 College of Law



Box Folder
1 10 Environmental Liability Law Report 1987-1989



Box Folder
1 11 Graduate Legal Studies Program



Box Folder
1 12 Health Law News



Box Folder
1 13 Health Law & Policy Institute



Box Folder
1 14 Health Law & Policy Institute - Brochures



Box Folder
1 15 Honor Code



Box Folder
1 16 Houston Lawyers Registered Under New Act 1939



Box Folder
1 17 HHP Today Law 2007



Box Folder
1 18 Houston Bar Association



Box Folder
1 19 Houston Journal of International Law



Box Folder
1 20 Houston Law Review



Box Folder
1 21 Immigration Clinic Update 2006



Box Folder
1 22 Institute for Energy, Law & Enterprise



Box Folder
1 23 Institute for Higher Education Law and Goverance



Box Folder
1 24 Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law



Box Folder
1 25 International Law Institute



Box Folder
1 26 James Berry



Box Folder
1 27 Law undated



Box Folder
1 28 Law Alumni Association



Box Folder
1 29 Law Briefcase Magazines



Box Folder
1 30 Law Center - Admissions



Box Folder
1 31-32 Law Center



Box Folder
2 1 Law Commencement Programs



Box Folder
2 2 Law Fraternity



Box Folder
2 3 Law Fund



Box Folder
2 4 Law Handbook 1966-1967



Box Folder
2 5 Law Libraries



Box Folder
2 6 Law Library Newsletters 1972-1975



Box Folder
2 7 Law Summer School in Mexico



Box Folder
2 8 Legalese



Box Folder
2 9 Memo from the Dean



Box Folder
2 10 Mexican Legal Studies Program 1980-1994



Box Folder
2 11 Miscelaneous



Box Folder
2 12 National Association for Law Placement



Box Folder
2 13 National College of Criminal Defense Lawyers & Pub. Def.



Box Folder
2 14 National College of District Attorneys undated



Box Folder
2 15 National College of District Attorneys, Bulletin/Academic Catalog 1973-1981



Box Folder
2 16 National College of District Attorneys, Certficates



Box Folder
2 17 National College of District Attorneys 1971-1972



Box Folder
2 18 National College of District Attorneys 1973-1974



Box Folder
2 19 National College of District Attorneys 1975-1977



Box Folder
2 20 National College of District Attorneys, 1978-1979



Box Folder
2 21 National College of District Attorneys 1986-1989



Box Folder
2 22 National College of District Attorneys 1990-1992



Box Folder
2 23 National College of District Attorneys 1993-1995



Box Folder
2 24 National College of District Attorneys 1995-1997



Box Folder
2 25 National College of District Attorneys - Stationery



Box Folder
2 26 NCAA Update 1976



Box Folder
2 27 Obiter Dictum



Box Folder
2 28 Pro Facto 1964-1973



Box Folder
2 29 Student Bar Association



Box Folder
2 30-31 Stationery



Box Folder
2 32 Texas Law Institute on Costal and Marine Resources



Box Folder
2 33 The Advance Sheet 1966-1969



Box Folder
2 34 The Dean’s Report



Box Folder
2 35 The Docket 1984



Box Folder
2 36 The Practical Prosecutor 1985-1987



Box Folder
2 37 The Texas Law Institute Reporter 1972-1977



Box Folder
2 38 The Unlimited Deduction for Charitable Contrib 1951



Box Folder
2 39 Trial Advocacy Institute



Box Folder
2 40 Update on Health 2002-2009



Drawer OVS_Folder
F.9 10 Certificate undated