What: University of Houston Law Center's 39th annual gala.
Where: River Oaks Country Club.
The 411: With school spirit at the forefront of her fashion decision, attorney Susan L. Bickley, class of '84, donned a bright red dress for her role as chair of the black-tie fundraiser. Her husband and co-chair, attorney Bob Scott, both partners in Blank Rome, wore a white dinner jacket with red and white striped bow tie.
The "Havana Nights" gala drew more than 400 UH Law Center grads and friends and raised $440,000 to help fund scholarships, advocacy programs, technology advancements and more. Dean Leonard Baynes, who joined the center last fall, spoke on his vision for the future of the center.
Outstanding faculty and alumni honored were U.S. District Judge Gray H. Miller, ’78; Texas Supreme Court Justice Jeff Brown, ’95; State District Judge Laura Carter Higley, ’89; State District Judge R.K. Sandill, ’01; former professor and Honorary Alumnus Richard Alderman; professor Lonny Hoffman; and Law Center grads Brittany Sakowitz Kushner, Kimberly Fry, Deborah Hirsch, Alex Roberts, Bob Schick, Jim Tillson and Jeff Dodd.
Who: Melinda and Sam Stubbs, Kevin Kushner, Jackie and Jay Martin, Anne Conner, Andrewa and Jarvis Hollingsworth, Jenny and Ted Meyer, Sujata Gopul Krishnan and Russ Gibbs.