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Lawyers in black-tie, UH president in red: 37th annual law center gala celebrates successful alumni

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University of Houston Law Center Gala April 2013 Jarvis V. Hollingsworth, Renu Khator, Richard Alderman
Jarvis V. Hollingsworth, from left, Renu Khator and Richard Alderman at the UH Law Center gala. Photo by Tom DuBrock
631 University of Houston Law Center Gala April 2013 Lonnie Cox, Michelle Slaughter, Bill King
Lonnie Cox, from left, Michelle Slaughter and chair Bill King at the UH Law Center gala. Photo by Tom DuBrock
290 University of Houston Law Center Gala April 2013 Sam Stubbs, Melinda Stubbs
Sam and Melinda Stubbs at the UH Law Center gala. Photo by Tom DuBrock
628 University of Houston Law Center Gala April 2013 Tamecia Harris and Tasha Willis
Tamecia Harris, left, and Tasha Willis at the UH Law Center gala. Photo by Tom DuBrock
474 University of Houston Law Center Gala April 2013 Jodi Mitchell and Sarah Mitchell, Cynthia Mabry and Chad Mabry
Jodi and Sarah Mitchell, left, with Cynthia and Chad Mabry at the UH Law Center gala. Photo by Tom DuBrock
465 University of Houston Law Center Gala April 2013 John Coselli Jr, Tasha Willis, Sondra Tennessee, Raymond T. Nimmer
John Coselli Jr., from left, Tasha Willis, Sondra Tennessee and Raymond T. Nimmer at the UH Law Center gala. Photo by Tom DuBrock
391 University of Houston Law Center Gala April 2013 Bill King and Neda Ladjevardian
Bill King and Neda Ladjevardian at the UH Law Center gala. Photo by Tom DuBrock
234 University of Houston Law Center Gala April 2013 John Mixon, Lesa Hepburn and George Hepburn
John Mixon, left, with Lesa and George Hepburn at the UH Law Center gala. Photo by Tom DuBrock
282 University of Houston Law Center Gala April 2013 John Coselli Jr., Suzie Zimmerman and Alvin Zimmerman
John Coselli Jr., left, with Suzie and Alvin Zimmerman at the UH Law Center gala. Photo by Tom DuBrock
274 University of Houston Law Center Gala April 2013 Patricia Perdue and Jim Perdue Sr.
Patricia and Jim Perdue Sr. at the UH Law Center gala. Photo by Tom DuBrock
285 University of Houston Law Center Gala April 2013 Susan Ohsfeldt Dodd and Jeff Dodd
Susan Ohsfeldt Dodd and Jeff Dodd at the UH Law Center gala. Photo by Tom DuBrock
University of Houston Law Center Gala April 2013 Jarvis V. Hollingsworth, Renu Khator, Richard Alderman
631 University of Houston Law Center Gala April 2013 Lonnie Cox, Michelle Slaughter, Bill King
290 University of Houston Law Center Gala April 2013 Sam Stubbs, Melinda Stubbs
628 University of Houston Law Center Gala April 2013 Tamecia Harris and Tasha Willis
474 University of Houston Law Center Gala April 2013 Jodi Mitchell and Sarah Mitchell, Cynthia Mabry and Chad Mabry
465 University of Houston Law Center Gala April 2013 John Coselli Jr, Tasha Willis, Sondra Tennessee, Raymond T. Nimmer
391 University of Houston Law Center Gala April 2013 Bill King and Neda Ladjevardian
234 University of Houston Law Center Gala April 2013 John Mixon, Lesa Hepburn and George Hepburn
282 University of Houston Law Center Gala April 2013 John Coselli Jr., Suzie Zimmerman and Alvin Zimmerman
274 University of Houston Law Center Gala April 2013 Patricia Perdue and Jim Perdue Sr.
285 University of Houston Law Center Gala April 2013 Susan Ohsfeldt Dodd and Jeff Dodd

Public policy columnist, attorney and former Mayor of Kemah, Bill King, class of 1978, reigned as chair of the University of Houston Law Center gala that attracted more than 525 legal eagles and their significant others and raised $430,000 for the center.

The Hilton Americas-Houston ballroom was setting for the law school's 37th annual gala and auction with the theme "Passport Around the World" that found guests including UH System chancellor and UH president Renu Khator and husband Suresh Khator strolling a landscape of  wonders of the world. Stonehenge, Machu Pichu, the Roman Coliseum and the Taj Mahal were among the decorative touches.

Cynthia Mabry, class of 2010, chaired the ever-popular auction that included vast selections from live and silent offerings.

The evening honored Bracewell Giuliani attorney Jarvis Hollingsworth, class of 1993, for his long-term support of the university and of the law center.

The party crowd included UH Law Center Interim Dean Richard Alderman and wife Janie, Melinda and Sam Stubbs, Andrea Hollingsworth, John Mixon, Neda Ladjevardian, Raymond Nimmer, Patricia and Jim Perdue Sr. and Suzie and Alvin Zimmerman.

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