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Dean and Professor of Law: Stephen Zamora, J.D., University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall)
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Dwight Olds Chair in Law: Richard Alderman, J.D., Syracuse University
Associate Dean for Information Systems, Professor of Law, and Director, O'Quinn Law Library: Jon S. Schultz, J.D., University of Denver
Associate Dean for Institutes and Special Programs: Craig Joyce, J.D., Stanford University
Associate Dean for Student Affairs: Julia P. McKay, J.D., Vanderbilt
Associate Dean for Administration: Michael B. Karchmer, M.B.A., University of Texas; J.D., University of Houston Law Center
Assistant Dean for Admissions: Sondra Richardson, J.D., Washington University
Assistant Dean for Career Services: Deborah Hirsch, B.A., Tulane University
Assistant Dean for Student Services and Records: Marian Plain, B.S., University of Houston
About the Law Center
During the past decade, the Law Center has experienced dramatic qualitative and quantitative growth. The student body consists of more than 1,100 individuals drawn from all parts of the country in a highly competitive admission 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 approximately 50 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.
The library has a large collection of legal materials on microfiche and a particularly strong program of instruction in the use of computer-based legal research.
The Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction Center is a student service network in the law library offering on-line services such as word processing, CD-ROM materials and computerized tutorials. CLIC also includes a bulletin board for Law Center communications.
The law library has training centers with banks of WestLaw and Lexis computers, and the Law Center is consistently among the heaviest users of on-line information among American law schools. Research assistants keep library hours to assist in the use of these services, and both WestLaw and Lexis provide free software to students who wish to access the services through their personal computers. The complete catalog of library holdings anchors a new generation of library systems that provides state-of-the-art library support and access to research materials in the university's libraries and throughout the world.
The O'Quinn Library maintains Internet discussion groups and World Wide Web pages for the Law Center and for various operations and people in the Law Center. Please check out the Law Center's home page at http://www.law.uh.edu.
The library provides space for an excellent collection of foreign and international legal materials, including one of the finest collections of contemporary Mexican legal materials and the John R. Brown Admiralty and Maritime Law Collection. As a U.S. Government Depository, the Law Library receives all federal government publications in selected subject areas and makes them available to the public. These government publications are housed in a separate stack area with its own office, work, and storage areas.
Last updated: Friday, August 10, 2012 - 06:12 AM
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