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Dean Ray Nimmer interviewed in Houston Chronicle

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Ray Nimmer, our acting Dean at the University of Houston Law Center, was interviewed by Mary Flood for an article in the Houston Chronicle today. He outlines a few of the reasons for high expectations at the law center currently and why so many students, like myself, hope that the search committee and UH Board of Regents will recognize a good thing when they’ve got it.

“Within the next year and a half, we’ll be transformed from a largely commuter law school to a residential one. A 900-unit professional building and graduate student dorm with retail shops and restaurants is going up between the law school and the graduate school of business. That changes the dynamic. It will be part of what’s going to boost us up. We will be the best urban law school in the Southwest.”

Houston Chronicle: Moneymakers: FIVE QUESTIONS WITH RAY NIMMER, He expects big things for UH’s law school

As always we were pleased to see the Center for Children, Law & Policy got a shout out -

we’ve got a child law and policy center started — focusing on children as part of the legal system, not just as defendants, but on how the legal system interacts generally with kids.

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  1. Ana says:

    Ambivalence! Part of me is happy that the UH law school is finally getting some cred. The other part of me is worried that the shift might cause the school to lose many of its best qualities: low tuition, approachable professors, diverse student population (both culturally & socioeconomically) non-competitive environment, etc.

    Sigh.

  2. lukegilman says:

    I don’t know, the prestige hos will always find a way to convince themselves that incurring a mountain of debt is the smart move, you know, in the long run… when your clients are all clamoring to know what tier your law school was in.

    On the other hand, it may be changing regardless – that low tuition is only still low in the relativistic sense of rising at a marginally less insane than some others and entropy ain’t got nothing on texas public university budgets since de-reg.

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