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-Spencer L. Simons, former Director, O'Quinn Law Library and Associate Professor of Law



Monday, May 12, 2014

UHLC Class of 2014 Celebrates Commencement

University of Houston Law Center’s Class of 2014 graduated this past Saturday.  Congratulations to all of the new graduates!  For any former students who are not still celebrating, the following resources may be useful for new doctors of law as they move on to the next stage of their legal careers:
  • Information on the upcoming Texas Bar Examination is available from the official website.  A very basic summary is available here.
  • When the Bar Exam is over, examinees may be interested a series of free presentations introducing new lawyers to the legal profession; this collection is specifically intended for new graduates waiting for the results of the Texas Bar Exam.
  • The State Bar of Texas’ offers a collection of resources for new lawyers.  The American Bar Association offers a similar collection less focused on Texas practice.
  • Information on Texas CLE requirements is available for consultation; guides to local (Houston area) CLE opportunities are available here and here.  The O’Quinn Law Library also holds an annual free CLE workshop (for three CLE credits) on legal research and lawyering skills at the end of each Spring semester; this year’s workshop is over, but next year’s workshop still falls within Texas’ 24-month MCLE compliance ‘year’ for newly-licensed attorneys.

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