Faculty Focus is a monthly publication
documenting the activities, accomplishments, and honors of the
David R. Dow, on behalf of the Texas Innocence Network accepted the annual Courage Award from the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP). At the TCADP annual meeting he spoke on the topic "The Relevance of Innocence." He also signed a contract with West Publishing to publish his treatise, Texas Contract Law.
Leslie Griffin spoke about whistleblowers to the Commercial Real Estate Women's group on February 5th at the Four Seasons, and to the Houston Office Leasing Brokers Association on February 26th at the Houston Country Club. She was also quoted in the Houston Chronicle article, Politics, the Press and the Pew, on Saturday, January 17th.
Craig Joyce's symposium for IPIL (the Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law), Considering Copyright, appeared at 40 Hous. L.R. 609 (2003). He also completed six entries for the Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2d ed. forthcoming 2004) and he was reappointed to the Board of Editors of H-LAW, the Humanities Social Sciences On-Line discussion network of the American Society for Legal History.
Bryan Liang published a chapter, Themes for a System of Medical Error Disclosure: Promoting Patient Safety Using a Partnership of Provider and Patient, Strategic Issues in Health Care Management (H. Davies, M. Tavakoli, eds, 2004) (St. Andrews, Scotland: University of St. Andrews). His article Law, Healthcare, and Ethics: Detoxifying the Lethal Mix for the Patient-and Patient Safety was accepted for publication in the Virtual Mentor-Ethics Journal of the American Medical Association. Professor Liang was invited to be a contributor of two articles to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-Department of Defense Publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation; the first article is entitled, Addressing the Problem of Exchanging Patient Safety Information Among Unaffiliated Healthcare Organizations; the second article is entitled Looking for trouble in All the Right Places: Scanning for "Electronic Signatures" Associated with High Risk Clinical Situations.
Professor Liang presented "Plenary
Lecture: The Patient Safety Predicate: Practical, Political, and Other
Foundations for Alternatives to Litigation and No Fault, Litigation and No Fault
Alternatives to Malpractice in Florida: Inspiring Florida's Patient Safety
Reform Initiative," Suncoast Center for Patient Safety, Miami South Beach,
Florida on January 13-14, 2004. Relating to this conference, Professor Liang is
assisting in drafting the tort reform demonstration projection as well as
patient safety infrastructure as mandated under the
Linzer, together with Frank Snyder of
Texas Weslayan, are convening a worldwide conference in
Douglas Moll was contacted by the editor of the Corporate Practice Commentator who sought permission to reprint his recent article, Shareholder Oppression & Dividend Policy in the Close Corporation, 60 Washington & Lee L.R. 841 (2003). The Corporate Practice Commentator is a periodical, now in its 45th year that is "designed to bring to corporate lawyers and business executives reliable information on recent developments and new thinking in the field of corporation law and practice." Most of the subscribers are large law firms and corporate law departments around the country.
Gerry Moohr's article Mail Fraud Meets Criminal Theory was cited in U.S. v. Rybicki, 354 F3d 124 (CA2 N.Y.) 2003 reh'g en banc where the court held that the mail fraud statute was not unconstitutionally vague, overturning a panel decision that had cited the same article. She also signed a contract with West to write a casebook provisionally titled, The Criminal Law of Intellectual Property and Information and she recently published two articles: An Enron Lesson: the Modest Role of Criminal Law in Preventing Corporate Misconduct, 55 Fla. L. Rev.937 (2003) and The Crime of Copyright Infringement: An Inquiry Based on Morality, Harm, and Criminal Theory, 83 B.U. L. Rev. 731 (2003).
Nimmer completed his chapter entitled
DMCA and the First Amendment: a Proper
Marriage for the Oxford Press book Copyright and the First Amendment. He
also presented a speech at the
Tom Oldham sent to the publisher the 32d supplement to his book Divorce, Separation and the Distribution of Property.
Olivas has been appointed to the Committee
on Institute Size of the American Law Institute. The Committee addresses ALI
membership policy, determines the number of members to be admitted to the
Institute, and makes recommendations on appointments. He co-authored an
editorial in the
Rapoport is working with
Irene Rosenberg published Ten Commandments and Lesser included Offenses of Murder and Theft, 39 Crim. L. Bull. 693 (2003). She was interviewed by TV Channel 13 on quotas for police officers.
Saver was an invited speaker at the
National Health Law Conference in
Schuwerk has been appointed to the special
task force created by the Supreme Court of Texas to review the work of the
B. Shepard spoke to the Houston Chapter of Tax
Executives Institute on January 15th; he spoke for one hour at lunch on "Recent
Developments in Federal Income Taxation" and for three hours in the afternoon on
"Ethical Rules and Guidelines for In-House Tax Lawyers in Texas." He spoke at
the ABA Tax Section Midwinter Meeting in
Vetter organized the visit of Todd Larson,
Senior Counsellor of the World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO)
Coordination Office at the United Nations to
Weaver taught an intersession course in
oil and gas and energy law at the
Professor Weaver's lectures covered
energy policy issues, international unitization laws and regulations,
conservation and the environment, sustainable development, and comparisons and
trends in international petroleum contracts worldwide. Weekends and most
afternoons were free to explore
Professor Weaver has been invited to co-author the 2nd edition of a treatise on International Energy Transactions. Her European co-authors have backgrounds from the World Bank and a French petroleum institute. Her article Can Energy Markets Be Trusted was posted on the website of the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal and it is receiving quite a bit of discussion in non-law school circles. The E-commerce journal format definitely produces lively exchanges of ideas and circulates articles to nontraditional audiences.