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Laura Oren Papers

Identifier: 2005-001

This collection consists of 8 series and is housed in 2 boxes. The focus of the papers is the various organizations with which Oren has been affiliated. Most notably, this collection includes organizational material regarding the Houston Area Feminist Federal Credit Union, the National Organization for Women and Women and Labor organizations.


  • 1970-1979


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Open for research.

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2.0 linear feet

Biographical Information

Professor Laura Oren received her first degree from Queens College, The City University of New York in 1966 as a Magna Cum Laude graduate. She holds a Ph.D. in British History from Yale University and graduated first in her class from the University of Houston Law Center in 1980. After graduation, she worked in private practice, specializing in civil rights law and appellate work.

As a University of Houston Law Center faculty, she teaches Family Law and Constitutional Law and most of her work has often been about the intersection of these two fields. Additionally, she teaches Women and the Law, Conflict of Laws, and State and Local Government Law. Her specialty areas of research are in Civil Rights and Family Law.

In addition to her work as a lawyer and a professor of law, Oren has been very active in the women’s rights movement. She was involved with the National Organization for Women, the National Women’s Conference in Houston, and the Houston Area Feminist Federal Credit Union.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Laura Oren in 2005


Guide to the Laura Oren Papers
Advaith Krishna, entered by Sharleen Guide
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA