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Thursday, June 23, 2016

University Of Houston Dean Threatens To Sue South Texas Over Name Change To Houston College Of Law

STHIn yesterday post on South Texas College of Law's announcing that it was changing its name to Houston College of Law, I noted that this would likely cause confusion the University of Houston Law Center.  University of Houston Dean has come out swinging:

We learned yesterday that South Texas College of Law has stated it is changing its name to Houston College of Law.  

The University of Houston issued the following statement regarding this development: 

"It has come to the University of Houston’s attention that South Texas College of Law has announced that it is changing its name to Houston College of Law.  The University of Houston Law Center has an established history of nearly 70 years in the City of Houston. The University of Houston is concerned about the significant confusion this creates in the marketplace and will take any and all appropriate legal actions to protect the interests of our institution, our brand and our standing in the communities we serve."

As Dean, I will protect the integrity and interests of the University of Houston Law Center. 

Leonard M. Baynes
Dean & Professor of Law
University of Houston Law Center

(Hat Tip: Jack Manhire.)


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One law school suing another. You can't make this stuff up.

Posted by: Dale Spradling | Jun 23, 2016 9:05:27 AM

Could New York University's law school sue New York Law School?

Posted by: TS | Jun 23, 2016 10:14:51 AM

N.Y.U. Law School was founded in 1835; New York Law School has been with us since 1891. So I expect it is too late for a challenge.

Posted by: Joseph W Mooney | Jun 24, 2016 5:54:18 AM

Boston College Law School v. Boston University Law School. A royal rumble between Northwestern, Northeastern, Southwestern, and maybe Nova Southeastern. John Marshall v. John Marshall. And of course, Loyola v. Loyola v. Loyola. Get on it, people!

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Jun 24, 2016 8:50:46 AM