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Richard Alderman was one of six
presented a paper on Supreme Court procedure at a conference for junior federal
courts scholars in
signed a contract to write a chapter on privacy law for the
Victor Flatt was quoted in the Houston Chronicle, Climate Wire, and the SLC Financial Report on the University of Houston Law Center’s upcoming class in the current and future practice of CO2 trading. The class will be conducted with the Bauer College of Business. Professor Flatt’s article, “Gasping for Breath: The Administrative Flaws of Federal Hazardous Air Pollution Regulation and What We Can Learn From the States,” was selected by the Journal of Environmental and Land Use Law as one of 22 finalists (out of 200 published articles) as one of the best environmental articles of 2007. His article, “Legislative Temperature for Climate Change Legislation,” from the the Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy will be reprinted in the International Journal of Environmental Law, a worldwide compendium.
article, “Burn Up the Chaff With Unquenchable Fire: What Two Doctrinal
Intersections Can Teach Us About Judicial Power Over Pleadings,” was accepted
for publication by the Boston University Law Review. The article was recently
listed on SSRN’s Top Ten Download list for LC: Litigants & the Judiciary
(February 2, 2008 to April 2, 2008). Professor Hoffman presented earlier
versions of this paper in February and March 2008 at faculty colloquia at
chaired this year’s Baker Botts Lecture, headlined by Robert P. Merges, Wilson
Sonsini Goodrich, & Rosato Professor of Law and Technology at the
presented,” An Overview of Medicare and Health Care Fraud” on Feb. 18 at the UH
Brent Newton’s article,” Almendarez-Torres and the Anders Ethical Dilemma,” was accepted for publication by the Houston Law Review in the November 2008 edition.
delivered speeches in
Michael A. Olivas published
several legal entries in reference books and legal encyclopedias. “State College Savings Plans and
Prepaid Tuition Plans: A Reappraisal and Review,” Chapter 3, pp. 41-69 and,
“The DREAM Act and In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students,” Chapter 25, pp.
337-348, were published in B. Lauren, ed., The College Admissions Officer’s
Guide (DC: AACRAO, 2008). In the Gale Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the
Tom Oldham prepared a Community Property bar exam question for the Summer 2008 California Bar. He published his first article in French this month in the Canadian Journal of Family Law.
Bruce Patsner wrote a lengthy book review for the DePaul Journal of Health Care Law on The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict, by Stiglitz and Bilmes. It will be published in Volume 11, Number 3 (2008) of the journal. Professor Patsner and Professor Seth Chandler have co-authored two articles accepted for publication: a law review article, “Pharmacy Compounding of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT): A Proposed New Approach to Justify FDA Regulation of These Three Drugs,” which will be published in 63:2 Food and Drug Law Journal (2008); and a shorter article for the Journal of the American Medical Association on Medicaid Fraud for their “Virtual Mentor” series.
gave lectures on “Human Rights Violations and War Crimes During the Bush
Administration’s Responses to Terror”, at Stanford Law School on March 19, the
University of California at Berkeley School of Law on March 20, and the
University of Pennsylvania School of Law on March 27, 2008. Prof. Paust was
also the keynote speaker at the Conference on the Individual and Customary
International Law Formation at the
Sandra Guerra Thompson participated in a symposium entitled,” Convicting the Innocent” at Texas Tech Law School of April 4. She is completing work on an essay entitled, “ The Third Phase of the Innocence Movement-The Case for Enforceable Rules and Incentives,” which will be published in the symposium issue of the Texas Tech Law Review.
Greg Vetter presented, ”Slouching Toward Open Innovation: Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for Electronic Health Information” at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis on Friday, April 4th, at an interdisciplinary conference held by the Center for Research on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CRIE); the conference title being: Open-Source and Proprietary Models of Innovation: Beyond Ideology.
Jacqueline Weaver spoke
at the New Zealand Petroleum Association conference in
Steve Zamora was
asked to give the Wing Tat Lee Lecture in International and Comparative Law at
Loyola University School of Law in
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