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University of Houston Files Trademark Infringement Suit Against Houston College of Law (fka South Texas)

Today the University of Houston filed a trademark infringement suit against the South Texas College of Law to keep the former from changing its name to the Houston College of Law.  Specifically the complaint states: South Texas College of Law (STCL) recently announced a name change to “Houston College of Law,” a name strikingly similar … Continue reading University of Houston Files Trademark Infringement Suit Against Houston College of Law (fka South Texas)

Where the “Puck” is Going – And What Faculty Should Do to Help Students Get There

At the ABA SDR conference this year, Cynthia Alkon, Noam Ebner, Lydia Nussbaum and I did a session at the Legal Educators Colloquium entitled Preparing Students for the Future of Dispute Resolution:  Skating to “Where the Puck Is Going, Not Where It’s Been.”   (I worried that no one would show up because it was … Continue reading Where the “Puck” is Going – And What Faculty Should Do to Help Students Get There

Fabulous TED Talk by David Hoffman on Lawyers as Peacemakers

Thanks to Kim Wright, at Cutting Edge Law, I learned about a wonderful TED talk that David Hoffman gave: Lawyers as Peacemakers. Really?!? Yes, Really. It describes his personal journey from a hippie seeking social justice to lawyer who sometimes litigated to full-time peacemaker practicing mediation and collaborative law (CL).  It is an inspiring talk, … Continue reading Fabulous TED Talk by David Hoffman on Lawyers as Peacemakers

University of Houston Law Center v. Houston College of Law (formerly known as the South Texas College of Law))

Yesterday the South Texas College of Law announced that it was renaming itself the Houston College of Law.  According to the Chronicle of Higher Education: Board Chairman J. Ken Johnson said in a statement the name was changed in part to create a stronger association with the 93-year-old law school and the nation’s fourth-largest city.  … Continue reading University of Houston Law Center v. Houston College of Law (formerly known as the South Texas College of Law))

Leiter: Most Cited Law and Social Science Scholars (Plus)

Every summer University of Chicago Law Prof Brian Leiter posts lists of the most cited scholars in various disciplines at his blog Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports.  Today he posted his  Most Cited Faculty in Law and Social Science Rankings which are based on the Gregory Sisk’s and colleagues’ scholarly productivity rankings of law school … Continue reading Leiter: Most Cited Law and Social Science Scholars (Plus)