Distinguished Attorney Gives Back to His Law School Alma Mater, Donating $3 Million to Establish The Benny Agosto, Jr. Diversity Center at South Texas College of Law Houston

Houston trial attorney Benny Agosto, Jr.’s recent gift to establish a diversity center at his alma mater, South Texas College of Law Houston, combined two of his life passions: giving […]
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Professor Dru Stevenson’s comments on recent state laws requiring gun manufacturers to use microstamping technology appeared in an AP wire story picked up by multiple outlets. The article “New push in NY to force gunmakers to adopt microstamping” appeared in The Washington Post, ABC News, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Las Vegas Sun News, and others.

Comments from two STCL Houston faculty members were included in a recent New York Times article about DeShaun Watson’s legal issues. Professor Njeri Mathis Rutledge addressed the extent of the contact between the prosecutor in the criminal investigation and Watson’s defense attorney. Professor Amanda Peters shared her thoughts on the defense attorney’s decision to not present Watson to the Grand Jury in person.

Professor Josh Blackman shared his thoughts on how certain justices might vote in the LAW360 article titled “Dobbs Draft Hints At Bold Court With Harvard Case On Deck.”

Professor Josh Blackman commented on the possible impact of a decision to strike down New York’s “may issue” regime in an article titled “Supreme Court may expand gun rights in ruling over New York concealed carry law,” which was published in the Washington Examiner and picked up by The Denver Gazette and others.

Professor Ryan H. Nelson’s perspective on how to prevent a ruling that would overturn Roe v. Wade was examined in an AlterNet article about his suggestion regarding the possibility of judges denying a quorum, titled “Law professor explains how dissenting justices can save Roe.”

STCL Houston Assistant Professor Ryan H. Nelson shares his suggestion of breaking quorum as a way to save Roe v. Wade in a recent opinion piece in Slate.

In the New York Times, STCL Houston Professor Dru Stevenson shared his perspective on a new law in Texas that bars state agencies from working with a firm that “discriminates” against companies or individuals in the gun industry. He called the law “bad public policy.”

The Houston Chronicle interviewed Professor Derek Fincham for an article titled “MFAH wins lawsuit over contested artwork bought by Hitler’s dealer.”


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