Faculty Focus is a monthly publication
documenting the activities, accomplishments, and honors of the
Darren Bush accepted
an offer from the Oregon Law Review
to publish In (Reluctant) Defense of
Enron: Why Bad Regulation is to Blame for
John J. Douglass
interviewed by Channels 13 and 2 on the trial of Saddam and by Channel 39
on the political prospects for the new mayor of
David R. Dow's op-ed article, on gay marriage, appeared in the Houston Chronicle on November 23rd. He spoke on "The Relevance of Innocence" at the meeting of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty on January 10th. He will also speak on "Post-Conviction Use of DNA Testing" at the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association annual meeting, on January 16th.
Meredith J. Duncan's article,
a Lawyer's Holiday, 37 Ga.
L. Rev. 1251 (2003) was
reviewed in the most recent edition of Legal AFFAIRS (
recently elected to membership in the American Law Institute. In addition he was identified
in Outsmart Magazine as one
of ten "people who are movers and shakers" in the
in a federal agency roundtable on LNG in
a first draft of his paper Sygenta, Stephenson
and the Federal Injunctive
Power, which he subsequently presented at the American Law Institute-American
Bar Association conference on Latest Developments in Complex Civil Litigation:
An Analysis of the
Joan Krause's article, Foreword: Federal-State Conflicts in Health Care, was published in 3 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol'y 151 (2003). She also was installed as the Chair-Elect of the AALS Section on Law & Aging.
Byran A. Liang published
three articles. The first with Steven D. Small, was entitled Communicating about Care:
Addressing Federal-State Issues in Peer Review and Mediation to Promote Patient
Safety, 3 Houston Journal
of Health Law & Policy 219 (2003). The second was entitled Kentucky Association of
Health Plans v. Miller: Any Willing Provider Laws
Survive Supreme Court Review, 15 Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 549 (2003). His third article
was Comment: Another Matter
of Life and Death: What Every Anesthesiologist
Should Know about Ethical, Legal, and Policy Implications of the Non-Heart
Beating Cadaver Organ donor, 47 Survey of Anesthesiology 319 (2003). He also made
two presentations: "HIPAA and Community Health: The Impact on Patient Safety
Activities," California Western School of Law, Faculty Colloquia Series, San
Diego, CA on December 9th and on December 4th at Methodist Hospital, Houston,
TX he spoke on "Philosophical and Legal Perspectives on Medical Error: A Conspiracy
of Silence? Plenary Lecture, Response to Medical Error and
Substandard Performance," at Ethics Grand Rounds. Professor Liang was invited to the invitation-only conference, Alternatives
to Litigation: No Fault and Other Avenues, to advise the Florida Legislature
on its tort reform activities on
Douglas Moll's article, Shareholder Oppression & Dividend Policy in the Close Corporation, was published at 60 Washington & Lee Law Review. He also moderated a panel of the New Law Professors Section at the AALS Annual Meeting. The topic was "Ten Things You Need to Know as a New Law Professor that No One Ever Tells You." Depending on who you talk to, approximately 80-100 law professors were in attendance.
Tom Oldham was on a panel at the AALS meeting pertaining to the regulation of unmarried partners. The program was sponsored by the AALS property and family law sections.
Michael A. Olivas delivered
the inaugural address at the new
Jordan Paust spoke
on "U.S. Responsibilities as an Occupying Power in
Nancy Rapoport spoke at the AALS on a panel on empirical research and its use in academic support program. Also, the Enron book is going to the printers next week, so Victor Flatt, Michelle Foss, Leslie Griffin, Gerry Moohr, and Jacqueline Weaver's essays in the book will be out soon.
Richard Saver was quoted in recent articles in International Medical News and OB/GYN News concerning gainsharing regulations impeding the development of hospital-based disease management programs.
Steve Zamora gave
a lecture in