Faculty Focus is a monthly publication
documenting the activities, accomplishments, and honors of the
Rex Buckles presented "Not Even A
Peep? The Regulation of Political Campaign Activity by Charities through
Federal Tax Law" at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law on
September 21st as part of the law school's Faculty Forum scholarship
series. Professor Buckles' article by the same title has been accepted for
publication in 2007 by the
Marcilynn A. Burke had been invited to participate in William & Mary’s 2007 Environmental Law and Policy Review symposium on February 2007. The symposium is entitled “Mission Impossible?:The Compatibility of Military and Environmental Goals”.
Bush has been intensely involved with
issues related to 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. His letter to the
judiciary, available at http://www.antitrustreview.com/files/2006/08/Letter%20to%20Judiciary.pdf,
drew sharp response from lawyers at law firms that represent parties to the
agreement. Their response letter is available at http://www.antitrustreview.com/archives/693.
The letter has been covered in the Ft. Worth Star Telegram, the Dallas
Morning News, and the Dallas Business Journal. Professor Bush crafted a
reply, available at http://www.antitrustreview.com/files/2006/09/Letter%20to%20Judiciary%20Related%20to%20Love%20Field9-13.pdf.
In addition, in response to an op-ed by the Mayors of
Chandler moderated the National Immigrant
Children’s Lawyer Network September discussion of the newly released report,
Seeking Asylum Alone, featuring the co-author of the report, Jacqueline Bhabha,
Jeremiah Smith, Jr., Lecturer in Law at
Flatt’s article, The ‘Benefits’ of Non-Delegation, has been
accepted for publication in the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal.
The article is based on a presentation he gave at the
Gidi presented a
paper on comparative civil procedure at the XXVII Civil Procedure Conference
Hermer presented on the topics of tort
reform and emergency department overcrowding at Baylor College of Medicine’s
“Innovations in Urology” conference in
Lonny Hoffman published In Retrospect: A First Year Review of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, 39 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 1135 (2006) (solicited symposium on the Class Action Fairness Act). He also published The Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act: The Legislative Bid to Regulate Lawyer Conduct, 25 Rev. Litig. (2006) (also available at http://www.utexas.edu/law/journals/trol/volume_25/Issue4.pdf).
Professor Hoffman presented
“Jurisdictional Battles: A Look at Some of the Supreme Court’s Most Recent and
Important Decision” to the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate
Specialists. As Editor of The
Advocate, the quarterly journal of the Litigation Section of the State
Bar of Texas, he completed work on Volume 36 (Fall 2006). The symposium
theme for this issue is “The Client Issue: What Your Client Wants you to Know
About Litigation.” In this issue, he also published his Editor’s Comments. They appear at 36
Advoc. 2 (Fall 2006).
Professor Hoffman was quoted in an article regarding
the civil suits over the BP plant blast in
Craig Joyce and Douglas Moll completed the 2006 ABA Reaccreditation Self-Study Report, which was approved unanimously by the faculty. Professor Joyce spoke at Shell Oil regarding influences on the federal judiciary, published the 2006 Cumulative Supplement to his Copyright casebook from LexisNexis and “A Good Judge” in the Journal of Supreme Court History.
Joan Krause’s article, Distorted ‘Reflections’ of Battered Women Who Kill: A Response to Professor Dressler, was accepted for publication in the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law.
Liu, the Foreign and International Law
Librarian, O’Quinn Law Library, presented his paper “Bulldozing Homes to Build
Shopping Malls: The Chinese Takings Law Revisited from a Comparative
Olivas spoke at
Paust’s book International Criminal Law: Cases and
Materials (3 ed. 2006) (with Bassiouni, Scharf, Gurule, Sadat, Zagaris)
has been sent to the publishers together with the new Documents Supplement to the third
edition. He has also accepted a speaking engagement on “Humanitarian Aid”
Rapoport has been nominated to the American
Board of Certification, the board that administers the examination for
bankruptcy and creditors’ rights board certification as well as programs for
improving the quality of its bar. She continues to speak all over the
country about Enron with a talk at A & M-Corpus on September 21st and more
appearances later this year. Her name is in the Roster of Quoted Networkers in a
Joe Vail spoke to the Houston Bar Association, International Law Section at their September 28th meeting on current immigration proposals and their impact. On October 12th, he gave a presentation to the American Leadership Forum on current immigration law.
Jacqueline Weaver was the luncheon speaker on September 13th at the Women’s Energy Network at the Petroleum Club on the topic of “The Future of the Traditional Petroleum-Based Economy.” She has been invited to give a speech on this same topic to the Mineral Owners Association of America on October 5th.
Steve Zamora has been notified by the Foreign
Minister of Mexico that he has been selected to be inducted into the Orden
del Águila Azteca (Order of the Aztec Eagle), the highest honor bestowed by
the Mexican government on non-Mexican citizens. The honor recognizes
Professor Zamora’s efforts to promote greater understanding of Mexican law
and institutions in the
Harriet Richman, Editor
Harriet Richman, Editor