Porter Hedges Supports New University of Houston Law Center with Major Donation

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Porter Hedges is pleased to announce its donation to the University of Houston Law Center for its newly planned John M. O’Quinn Law Building. In recognition of the gift, the Law Center’s career services office will be named the Porter Hedges LLP Career Services Center. Groundbreaking for the new facility is expected this summer.   

“Porter Hedges is proud to support the UH Law Center and excited to associate our name with the career services center.  As a Houston-based firm, we have grown with the city over the last four decades and welcome an opportunity to give back to its premier law school.  We join the Law Center by investing in the students who will continue to leave their mark in Texas, across the country, and around the world,” said Porter Hedges Partner Joshua Wolfshohl (’02).

“I’m delighted that Porter Hedges has made a substantial naming gift for the career services center,” said UH Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes. “This donation to our school allows us to build a superior career services center attractive to both employers and students. More importantly, it is an investment in our students, staff, and administration who, along with the broader UH Law community, are working every day to make our school the premier law school in Texas.”

Along with firm support, UH Law Center alumni and faculty at Porter Hedges who were instrumental in this gift are Joshua Wolfshohl, Amy Wolfshohl (’06), Jackie Moy (’01), Corey Brown (’96), Ben Rajabi (’08), John Higgins (‘83) , Mandy Diaz (‘06), Blake Runions (’07), John Hawkins (’91), Brian Rose (’07), and Craig Bergez (adjunct professor).

The Law Center’s career services center provides a full range of resources and services to help both students and employers meet their employment goals. The staff guides students and alumni in the use of tools and strategies for successful job searches. They also assist employers in identifying and recruiting talented students and alumni to fill their employment needs. The office hosts career panels, networking events, workshops, mock interviews, job fairs, recruitment programs, and an electronic job bank. 

For additional information, see the UH website here.

About the University of Houston Law Center

The University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) is a dynamic, top tier law school located in the nation’s 4th largest city. UHLC’s Health Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Part-time programs rank in the U.S. News Top 10. It awards Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees, through its academic branch, the College of Law. The Law Center is more than just a law school. It is a powerful hub of intellectual activity with more than 11 centers and institutes which fuel its educational mission and national reputation. UHLC is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

Media Mentions

"Porter Hedges donation benefits University of Houston Law Center expansion," Texas Bar Blog 01.29.2020

"UH Law Center receives gift from local law firm, renames career services center," Houston Business Journal 01.28.2020

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