Faculty Focus is a monthly
publication documenting the activities, accomplishments, and honors of the
Aaron Bruhl had three items accepted for publication recently. A short piece on the new line-item veto proposal currently pending in Congress will appear in the Yale Law Journal Pocket Part, the online supplement to the Yale Law Journal. His article on the judicial confirmations process
(available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=648978) was accepted for publication in the Nebraska Law Review. Finally, the Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy has invited Prof. Bruhl to write a short response to an article appearing in an upcoming issue.
Darren Bush, along with professors Mark Bauer (Stetson), Peter Carstensen (Wisconsin), John Connor (Purdue), Shubha Ghosh (SMU), Max Huffman (Cincinnati) and Spencer Waller (Loyola Chicago) wrote a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Judiciary Committees of the House and Senate, arguing against the proposed legislation to reduce the number of gates at Love Field, create antitrust immunity for the signatories of the agreement behind the proposed legislation, and to restrict competition in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metropolitan area generally and Love Field specifically. The letter was discussed in the Dallas Business Journal, the Ft. Worth Star Telegram, and the Dallas Morning News. It was also the subject of discussion in Competition Law 360, an antitrust newspaper, as well as several antitrust blogs and blogs about Love Field. Professor Bush also was interviewed on KRLD Radio on August 31 regarding the Wright Amendment. The letter itself, meanwhile, is available http://www.antitrustreview.com/files/2006/08/Letter%20to%20Judiciary.pdf, among other places. Professor Bush also wrote an op-ed piece on the issue, available at http://www.antitrustinstitute.org/recent2/526.pdf. The op-ed piece was also covered in the Dallas Business Journal.
Victor B. Flatt's article "Gasping for Air: The Administrative
Flaws of Federal Hazardous Air Pollution Regulation," has been accepted
for publication in the Ecology Law Quarterly of the
Gidi presented lectures to law schools in
Leslie Griffin spoke about "The Ethics
of Jimmy Carter," at the University of Alabama School of Law on August 28th.
This semester she is teaching torts and professional responsibility at the
Laura Hermer's article, A Moratorium on Intersex Surgeries?: Law, Science, Identity, and Bioethics at the Crossroads, will be published in 15 Cardozo J.L. & Gender.
Lonny Hoffman made additional revisions to two forthcoming
papers: The 'Commencement'
Problem: Lessons from a Statute's First Year (UC Davis L. Rev., forthcoming 2006) [a draft of
the paper is available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=881779];
and Access to Information, Access to Justice: The Role of Pursuit Investigatory Discovery
(U. Mich. J. L. Reform, forthcoming 2006) [a draft of the paper is available
On August 15th, Professor Hoffman participated in a leadership telephone conference
call in connection with his role as a member of the New Imprint Board of the
Joan Krause was interviewed by Pharmaceutical Executive on August 18th regarding a story on Corporate Integrity Agreements. She has also agreed to participate in a Kansas Law Review symposium on "The Massachusetts Plan and the Future of Universal Coverage," to be held in November 2006.
Peter Linzer will speak on November 7th on, "Thinking Outside
Legal Boxes" at the
Doug Moll and Robert Ragazzo have submitted the manuscript
for their casebook, Closely Held Business
Organizations: Cases, Materials, and PROBLEMS to West Publishing. The
manuscript for the Teacher'S Manual
has been submitted as well, and they are currently working on the statutory
supplement. Professor Moll has also been invited by the law schools
Gerry Moohr finished a few writing projects over the summer.
Her book chapter, Navigating the Currents of Federal Criminal Law,
will appear in Martha Stewart'S Legal
Problems, edited by Joan Heminway and published by Carolina Academic
Press. The Houston Law Review will publish What the Martha Stewart Case Tells Us About Federal
Criminal Law this fall. An essay, On the Prospects of Deterring Corporate Crime
will be published in the Journal of Business and Technology, a
Michael A. Olivas has agreed to let two of his earlier articles be
adapted for inclusion in the popular desk references published by the American
Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officials (AACRAO)--The
College Admissions Officer'S GUIDE and The
Registrar'S Guide. The
earlier articles appeared in the 2005 Journal of Law and Education (on prepaid
tuition plans and Sec. 529 plans) and the 2004 Journal of College and University Law
(the DREAM Act and international student admissions issues). He will also
update the entries to include more recent developments. He also will publish
a long entry on the Hernandez v
Nancy Rapoport participated in one of twenty podcasts on the American Bankruptcy Institute World website this summer. She spoke as a legal ethics expert on the continuing fallout from the Enron scandal.
Robert Schuwerk submitted the update for the 2006 edition of the Texas Handbook of Lawyer and Judicial Ethics, published by Thomson West. He asks that each of you buy ten copies once they come out in December, and give them to the lawyers you believe to be most in need of ethical enlightenment. He requests, however, that you not send any copies to him.
Ira B. Shepard made his 27th annual presentation of "Recent
Developments in Federal Income Taxation" to the Denver Tax Institute
on July 20th. He made a presentation on the same subject to the Dallas Bar
Association Tax Section on August 7th. In September, he will make presentations
to the Houston Tax Roundtable, the Southern Federal Tax Institute (
Don E. Tomlinson
was quoted in the Texas Lawyer on August 14th in a weekly column entitled,
"Atticus Finch Moments": what
made you first decide to be a lawyer. "In 1973, I was a television reporter in
Ronald Turner's article, Ideological Voting on the National Labor Relations Board has been published at 8 U. Pa. J. Lab. & Emp. L. 707 (2006). His article, The Juvenile Death Penalty and the Court's Consensus-Plus Eighth Amendment will be published in a forthcoming issue of the George Mason University Civil Rights Journal, and the Berkeley Journal of African-American Law and Policy will publish Cross Burnings and the Harm-Valuation Analytic: a Tale of Two Cases in its next issue.
Joe Vail gave a presentation on August 5th
on asylum law for pro bono attorneys for the Houston Pro Bono asylum project.
On August 15th, he spoke at a meeting on immigration reform sponsored by Congresswoman
Sheila Jackson Lee and on August 21st, he was quoted in the Los Angeles Times on an asylum case involving
a Congolese woman who had been tortured by the government and sought asylum
Steve Zamora's op ed piece, ""Elecciones y Estado de Derecho"
(Elections and the Rule of Law), was published on August 10th in Reforma,
Harriet Richman - Editor