[T]he rules of “law” have certainly evolved since the 21st century B.C., when the earliest known rules to govern mankind were created by Ur-Nammu, ruler of the Sumerian city of Ur. Those were later expounded upon by Babylonian King Hammurabi, remembered for creating the “Hammurabi Code,” which was a written set of 282 edicts the king issued to rule his ancient Mesopotamian empire. While they vary from country to country, the concept of law has obviously been important to civilization for centuries.
University of Houston Law Centre Dean Leonard M. Baynes hopes to unleash the “Power of Legal Education” upon students to help transform the legal architecture of various movements around the world, ranging from economic to Civil Rights issues.
Baynes, who was recently announced as the ninth Dean of the University of Houston Law Centre, is nationally recognized as a communications law scholar specialized in business and corporate law, media issues and, race and diversity, with sophisticated knowledge of legal education.
During his leadership as the Dean of the Law Centre, Baynes is on a mission to hire top-notch professors, in addition to enhancing the students’ knowledge of law in the 21st century.
According to Baynes, the future lawyers will be able to use the information to evolve the globe’s legal structures.
“Each student learns to write precisely, analyze rigorously, advocate persuasively and conform to the highest professional standards,” Baynes said in a statement. “Our law graduates then take these tools to transform the world by representing individual clients to secure justice, as well as provide the legal architecture of global and national social, political and economic advocacy.”
Baynes also plans to develop a program that will give more opportunities for the economically and socially disadvantaged students, which on most occasions are not reached, to study law at the Law Center. At the end of their training, the young lawyers will be equipped to fight for justice on behalf of their clients and have the capability to develop the national and international socio-economic and political structures.
“I am extremely excited about the future of the University of Houston Law Center,” said the new Dean. “The Law Center has a first class faculty, nationally ranked academic centers and institutes, terrific LL.M. programs and clinics, an enthusiastic and talented staff, great students, and a vibrant and engaged alumni base.”