Faculty Focus is a monthly
publication documenting the activities, accomplishments, and honors of the
served as the Course Director for the “Teaching Consumer Law Conference,”
presented by the Center for Consumer Law. The conference, held in
Bush was involved in an American Antitrust
Institute (AAI) request to the Federal Trade Commission to investigate
residential real estate commissions. In a May 9, 2006 letter to FTC staff,
he, Bert Foer (President, AAI) and Norman Hawker (Associate Professor of Finance
and Commercial Law, Haworth College of Business, Western Michigan University)
wrote that crucial data relating to pricing of brokers' commissions can best be
obtained by use of the Commission's compulsory investigatory authority. Attached
to the cover letter was an article by Professor Hawker summarizing AAI's
symposium on real estate competition and an article by Professor Bush analyzing
the FTC's authority to conduct an investigation, including a proposed Civil
Investigative Demand to be issued to participants within the industry. The
letter, the articles, and the model Civil Investigative Demand can be found at
He was also quoted in the June 28th edition of the Fort Worth Star Telegram
relating to the agreement between the City of
addressed the students at the Capital University of Economics and Business and
David R. Dow's essay, The End of Innocence, was published in the New York Times Op-ed page on June 16th, and was reprinted in the Houston Chronicle on Sunday June 25th. He also delivered the annual supplement to his Texas Contract Law to Thomson-West.
Professor Dow was invited to
participate in a symposium at the
Flatt gave a
presentation on “Climate Change Policies, the UK Example” at a Houston Business
Forum, sponsored by Trinity Consultants, on June 6th. On June 28th, he was
the keynote luncheon speaker at
Maureen Weston, ARBITRATION: CASES AND MATERIALS (2d ed. 2006) is hot off the
press from LexisNexis. Maureen Weston is a professor of law at
Craig Joyce attended
the AALS Workshop on Intellectual Property in
Joan Krause was interviewed by KUHF on June 21st regarding the retrial of Andrea Yates and her article, A Patient-Centered Approach to Health Care Fraud Recovery, was published in 96 J. Crim.L. & Criminology 579 (2006).
invited by Conley Rose P.C. to discuss the liability implications of converting
the law firm (currently a professional corporation) to a limited liability
partnership with several shareholders in the Houston and Dallas offices over
lunch. He was also invited to present faculty enrichment lectures at the
Tom Oldham, Barbara Atwood and other NACLE colleagues (North American Consortium of Legal Education) published Crossing Borders in the Classroom: A Comparative Law Experiment in Family Law, in 55 J. Legal Ed. 542 (2005). Also he has been invited by the editor of the Journal of the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers to submit an article about the dissipation of marital property.
participated in a national call-in radio program on immigration issues hosted by
Jordan Paust’s article, Antiterrorism Military Commissions: Courting Illegality, 23 Mich. J. Int’l L. 1 (2001-2002), was cited by Justice Stevens in his majority opinion in the landmark case of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, 2006 WL 1764793 (June 29, 2006). Professor Paust will send the third edition of Paust, Bassiouni, et al., International Criminal Law to the publishers after preparing an extract of the opinions in Hamdan.
Nancy B. Rapoport appeared on CNBC to talk about Ken Lay’s death, http://video.msn.com/v/us/v.htm?g=c35a46b1-8b76-4b5c-907a-3e7df461de85&f=rssmoney&fg=rss&f=15/64rssmoney, and she published No Redemption Now: Thoughts on the Death of Ken Lay, JURIST—The Legal Education Network: JURIST Forum, July 6, 2006, http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/2006/07/no-redemption-now-thoughts-on-death-of.php.
Greg Vetter attended the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) 2006 Mid-Year Meeting and Workshop on Intellectual Property held June 14th-16th. At the meeting he presented a commentary on a paper presentation by Professor Andrew Chin of the University of North Carolina School of Law. Professor Chin’s presentation was entitled: Software Licensing and Market Power in the Age of the Virtualized Computer.
be attending the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s annual meeting from
July 19th-21st in
gave two full days of lectures in July on “International Litigation
in U.S. Courts,” as part of the
Harriet Richman, editor