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Richard Alderman taught a short course on American Law at Toin University of Yokohama Japan. It was the inaugural event of the university’s Bi-Legal Program. He also spoke to the Houston Bar Association and the Orange County Bar Association about legal issues arising after Hurricane Ike. To assist the public with hurricane related legal issues, he prepared a series of brief legal updates that run throughout the day on Channel 8. He also completed and submitted for publication the 2008 Supplement to The Lawyer’s Guide to the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, published by Lexis Law Publishing; the 2008-09 supplement to Consumer Protection and the Law, published by Thomson/West; and the 2008-09 Teacher’s Manual for Texas Consumer Law: Cases and Materials, published by Imprimatur Press.
Marcilynn Burke was awarded a grant for $2,500 from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation to support her latest work-in-progress, tentatively titled, “The Public Nature of Private Solar Energy Development on Federal Public Lands.”
Tony Chase testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the federal bailout of AIG and the proposed $700 billion Treasury package on Friday, September 26, 2008.
Brigham Daniels has co-authored an article with Erika Weinthal and Blake Hudson titled, “Is a Loophole from U.S. Groundwater Regulations a Loophole or a Noose?” The article, which appears in the peer-reviewed journal, Policy Sciences, can be accessed at the following website:
has signed a contract with Praeger to publish his book,
spoke at the
spoke on “Constitutional Theories of RLUIPA” at the God and the Land conference
Julie Hill’s article, “SEC Discipline of Litigation Attorneys’” has been accepted for publication in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.
Douglas Moll will moderate the Frankel Lecture this year. The topic is “Legal and Managerial ‘Cultures” in Corporate Representation”. Professor Moll will also co-teach a “Doing Deals” course with a partner at Baker Botts in the spring. The course description is as follows: This two-hour class will take students through the life cycle of private and public company mergers and acquisitions from the perspective of a practicing lawyer. Using actual deal documents, we will analyze how the business agreement between the parties is translated into contract terms, as well as the role of the M&A lawyer in advising, negotiating, and documenting the transaction.
Tom Oldham’s supplement to Divorce, Separation, and the Distribution of Property has been published.
has been appointed as member of the 50th Anniversary Committee of
the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. He was a member of a panel
addressing “The Effect of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Decisions in
Bonmediene and Munaf” during a National Security Symposium at Regent University
School of Law on September 27, 2008. His paper, “Boumediene and Fundamental
Principles of Constitutional Power,” will be published in the Regent University
Law Review in 2009. He was also a member of a panel on Prosecuting and Judging
Genocide during the ILSA Conference on Understanding Genocide: Prevention,
Prosecution, and Progress at
was the discussion leader for the Open Source Software breakout group of the
Information Law substantive session at the