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2nd edition of "The Lawyer's Guide to the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act."
was published by Lexis Law Publishing . He spoke on "The Ethics of Legal
Commentary" at the annual meeting of the National Association of Consumer Advocates
in Washington, DC and gave the keynote address to 400 high school students as
part of the Houston Close-up Program. He presented a half-day program
on Article 2B at the Winter Meeting of the Commercial Law League of America
in New York City and gave speeches to the Downtown Rotary, the Houston Legal
Secretaries Association, WPO Executive Assistants, and the Fort Bend Dispute
Resolution Center. In connection with the latest session of the "People's Law
School" Mayor Brown declared October 16,1999 Professor Richard M. Alderman Day
in honor of his contribution to the Houston community.
's 1999 Supplement to her treatise, The Law of Asset Forfeiture, (co-authored
with J. Gurule) was published in October by Lexis Law Publishing, at which time
she was a panelist discussing the issue of "racial profiling" at a meeting of
the Hispanic National Prosecutors Association, held in conjunction with the
Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Meeting in Dallas. She also attended
the final session of Leadership Texas 1999 in Dallas on October 11-12 and graduated
from that program. She has been appointed as liaison for the Criminal Justice
Section of the American Association of Law Schools and the ABA. She will
assume this role in January at which time she will also become chair-elect for
has been invited by the Washington University Law Quarterly to write a short
article in response to a paper advocating a return to the legal process theory
by Professor Ronald Krotoszynski. Her article will assess how - and whether
-- arbitration is appropriate in light of the theory.
was quoted extensively in November, 1999 ABA 30 in an article by Mark Hansen
entitled "split-up Insurance" dealing with the enforceability of postnuptial
agreements. He stated that most states have laws governing prenuptial agreements
but not postnups. Further there are not as many cases dealing with the subject
so "we are just beginning to see the establishment of some precedent."
Mark A. Rothstein
was quoted in the October 18, 1999 Wall Street Journal R16 in an article by
Rhonda L. Rundle entitled "What Should I Do?". He stated that some theorist
believe that we cannot rise above our genes. "If genes control our destiny...then
some might argue "we shouldn't waste money trying to educate people who are
slow learners, but instead put them straight onto the fast-food-server track.""
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