Faculty Focus is a monthly publication
documenting the activities, accomplishments, and honors of the
to the Council of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation. In addition,
she has been asked to take a leading role in updating and upgrading TAXI. TAXI
is an interactive computer program that is designed to educate
Richard Alderman has completed two articles with an international perspective on consumer law: “The Future of Consumer Law in the United States – Hello Arbitration, Bye-bye Courts, So-long Consumer Protection”, was accepted for publication in the Yearbook of Consumer Law 2009, an international referred journal; and “A Few Suggested Steps Toward Increased Credit Card Use in Nigeria”, has been accepted for publication in Nigeria’s Consumer Journal. He published the 2007-08 edition of Texas Consumer Law: Cases and Materials, and submitted manuscripts for the 2008 edition of Consumer Credit and the Law, published by Thomson/West, and the 2008 Supplement for the Lawyer’s Guide to the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, published by Lexis Law Publishing.
Aaron Bruhl published two articles this month: “If the Judicial Confirmation Process is Broken, Can a Statute Fix It?”, 85 Nebraska Law Review 960 (2007); and “Against Mix-and-Match Lawmaking,” 16 Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy 349 (2007).
Darren Bush over the summer was quoted in numerous Austin American Statesman articles regarding the Whole Foods/Wild Oats merger. His article with Salvatore Massa, “Rethinking the Potential Competition Doctrine,” 2004 Wisconsin Law Review 1035, was cited in an American Antitrust Institute amicus brief filed before the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia in the same matter. The brief can be found at:
He was also quoted in a Houston
Chronicle article concerning antitrust issues concerning practices at
David R. Dow was elected to membership in the Houston Philosophical Society. On August 30, 2007, he received the Third Annual Clarence Darrow Award, given by the Harris County Democratic Lawyers Association. His op-ed piece dealing with President Bush’s commutation of Lewis Libby’s sentence appeared in the Houston Chronicle. With Craig Smyser, he published the 2006-07 supplement to his treatise, Contract Law, which is part of the Thomson-West Texas Practice Series.
article, “Finding a Liability-free Space in Which Personalized Medicine Can
Bloom,” is appearing in the October issue of Nature Clinical Pharmacology &
Therapeutics, available in advance on-line publication September 15 at www.nature.com/clpt. Prof. Evans
participated in a September 5 meeting of the Oversight Task Force of the
Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society, which is
preparing recommendations for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
on appropriate regulatory oversight of genetic testing products and services.
Prof. Evans presented a paper, “Why Bioethics Fails to Produce Constitutional
Rights,” at the Health Law Scholars Workshop, sponsored by the American Society
of Law, Medicine, and Ethics and
working article, “Act Locally, Affect Globally,” made SSRN’s top ten downloads
in four different categories. Professor Flatt will also be featured in an online
presentation for the
Gidi taught courses and made several
academic presentations in
Case Studies in Law and Religion volume has been accepted for publication by
Craig Joyce organized and moderated the National Conference of the Law Center’s Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law (IPIL) in Santa Fe, NM (“Copyright in Context”), and chaired IPIL’s Fourth Annual Baker Botts Lecture in Houston (“The Rule of Intellectual Property Law in the Internet Economy”). Prof. Joyce also published the Cumulative Supplement and Teacher’s Manual to his latest edition of Copyright Law (7th Ed. 2006).
Joan Krause’s article, “Ethical Lawyering in the Gray Areas: Health Care Fraud and Abuse,” 34 Journal of Law Medicine and Ethics 121 (2006), was reprinted as,”The Ethical Health Lawyer: Healthcare Fraud Abuse,” in 5:3 of the Icfai Journal of Healthcare Law.
submitted chapters for two books. He contributed a chapter on attachment for an
upcoming West book entitled, “A Student’s Guide to Article 9,” and he
contributed a chapter on Donahue v. Rodd Electrotype, Inc. for a West book
entitled, “Iconic Cases in Corporate Law.” He is currently working on a treatise
on closely held corporations to be published by
an article,”Of Bad Apples and Bad Trees: Considering Fault-Based Liability for
Complicit Corporations.” The article will be published this fall by the American
Criminal Law Review as part of a symposium issue on Corporate Criminality. She
also wrote, “Securities Law and its Enforcement: The Case of Martha Stewart.”
This piece will appear as a chapter in Insider Trading: Regulation and Analysis,
edited by Paul Ali and Gregory Gregorious. Her article, “The Prospects of
Deferring Corporate Crime,” has been published by
participated in three Constitutional Week programs in September, speaking about
Diana Velardo was appointed by the Texas Supreme Court to serve on the Unauthorized Practice of law committee. In addition, Diana, as part of her work as the Chair of the Coalition Against Human Trafficking (CAHT), has also launched a new website www.cahthouston.org. The third week of September was designated as Human Trafficking Awareness Week by the Mayor of Houston. The Immigration Clinic students will be participating in several activities relating to Human Trafficking issues during that week. Diana’s work with the Coalition Against Human Trafficking is made possible by the CVCLS and OVAG grants the Immigration Clinic receives.
Helen Boyce, Editor