EdUp Legal Podcast, Episode 36: Conversation with Leonard M. Baynes
EdUp Legal Podcast with Host Patty Roberts
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Enjoy this conversation with Leonard M. Baynes, Dean, and Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center, a position he has held since 2014. Dean Baynes is the ninth dean of the Law Center, where he manages more than 60 full-time faculty, and oversees 12 centers and institutes, including those with top-ten rankings in Health Law & Policy, Intellectual Property & Information Law, and a part-time J.D. program. Dean Baynes has been described as a "champion for diversity" and is the recent recipient of the 2022 AALS Clyde Ferguson Award. He was named one of the nation's top 100 most influential lawyers of color, named to the Lawyers of Color Power List, and has received several other awards for his innovative and impactful work on diversity. Dean Baynes initiated the award-winning Pre-Law Pipeline Program at the University of Houston Law Center, which creates more opportunities for first-generation, economically challenged, and under-represented college students considering law school. Dean Baynes discusses his law school's upcoming move into the brand-new John M. O'Quinn Law Building and the Black Lawyers Matter Conference that his law school initiated in partnership with SMU Dedman School of Law in 2020, an event that is now held annually and attended by more than 1,000 participants. U of H Law Center also debuted the Aspiring Lawyer Magazine this year, aimed at assisting underrepresented individuals who are considering law school navigate the application process.
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