Faculty Focus is a monthly publication
documenting the activities, accomplishments, and honors of the
Christine Agnew’s article entitled,”Come Hell and High Water: Can the Tax Code Solve the Post-Katrina Insurance Crisis?” was accepted for publication in the Lewis and Clark Law Review. She also wrote an article on recent developments in the partnership tax area. That article will appear in the next issue of the Journal of Passthrough Entities. Professor Agnew was nominated as a Council Director for the American Bar Association Section of Taxation. She will oversee the Tax Section’s Teaching Taxation Committee and the Law Practice Management Committee.
Richard Alderman published Consumer Credit and the Law, 2007 (Thomson/West with Pridgen); “Attorney’s Fees and Breach of Warranty”, in 10 J. of Comm. & Consumer L. 56 (2007). He discussed debt collection at Consumer Law in the 21st Century held at Ohio State University Moritz College of Law; chaired a session and spoke at the School of ROK at South Texas College of Law; discussed consumer law with Katrina victims at a meeting organized by St. Vincent DePaul’s Church; lectured on the DTPA at a Trial Litigators Conference in Law Vegas; gave two presentations, on the UCC and DTPA, to the El Paso Bar Association Consumer Law CLE program; addressed the Houston Electrical League regarding consumer matters; taught a class on Texas Consumer Law to the UH Paralegal Program; and spoke to Exxon Retirees about consumer rights.
completed revisions to his article titled, “Electricity Merger Analysis:
Market Screens, Market Definition, and Other Lemmings, which is now being
peer-reviewed at the Rev. Ind. Org. He also completed an article titled, “Deterring
International Cartels in the Face of Comity and Jurisdiction: A Legal, Economic,
and Empirical Evaluation of the Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Antitrust
Laws”, (coauthored with John Connor, Prof. of Industrial Economics at
Meredith Duncan’s article, “Sex Crimes and Sexual Miscues: The Need for a Clearer Line Between Forcible Rape and Nonconsensual Sex”, will be published by the Wake Forest Law Review in the fall, all things being well.
Sandy Gaines’s article “Environmental Policy Implications of Investor-State Arbitration Under NAFTA Chapter 11” has been published in the Europe-based journal International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics.
helped to create the first LLM program in
submitted her essay, “Political Reason,” to
Laura Hermer was offered and accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Health Policy at the Institute for the Medical Humanities, UTMB. She gave a presentation on an article in progress, “Medicaid in an Era of Personal Responsibility,” at a symposium entitled, Laboratories of Democracy? Innovations in Health Law and Policy, held at Hamline University School of Law on March 8, 2007. She has also been invited to speak on the issue of EMTALA and emergency department overcrowding to the Health Law Section of the Houston Bar Association May 9, 2007.
published two papers in March: “Intersections of State and Federal Power:
State Judges, Federal Law and the ‘Reliance Principle’”,
81 Tulane Law Review 283; and “Access to Justice, Access to Information:
The Role of Presuit Investigatory Discovery”, 40 U.
Paul Janicke will
speak on patent law for nonspecialists at the UH CLE program in
was appointed to the university’s team for the
Gail Lutz, Supervising Attorney for the Juvenile Advocacy Clinics, is serving on the Juvenile Justice Committee of the Children at Risk Public Policy and Law Center of Houston, Texas. On April 2, 2007, Gail accompanied other members of the Juvenile Justice Committee to testify on behalf of legislation to create independent oversight of the Texas Youth Commission.
presented at the Center for Children, Law and Policy’s Zealous Advocacy=Best Interests conference
on March 23rd and 24th along with Center Research Fellows
Malikah Marrus, and Stacey Mathews. This is the sixth year of the conference
and over 100 attorneys practicing in the area of juvenile defense attended
the conference. Professor Marrus’ article, “Can I talk Now?:
Why Miranda Does Not Offer Adolescents Adequate
Protections” appears at 79 Temp.L.Rev. 515 (2006), a symposium issue
that focuses on Law and Adolescence: The Legal Status, Rights, and Responsibilities
of Adolescents in the Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Criminal Justice Systems.
Faculty member Laura Oren and Center for Children, Law and Policy (Center4CLP)
researcher Malikah Marrus are speaking at Children and the Law After the Katrina Disaster:
An Interdisciplinary Conference on Young
Evacuees, on April 20 in Krost Hall. Center Co-Director Ellen Marrus
and researcher Stacey Matthews are moderating sessions. This conference has
been organized by the Center4CLP at the University of Houston Law Center,
in collaboration with the
presented a paper at the
Michael A. Olivas was a busy boy. He gave lectures on his Hernandez book at the University of Texas at El Paso, the University of Colorado Law School, and University of Texas-Brownsville, and a talk (“Governing Badly: Case Studies of Making the Wrong Academic Decision”) at Washington University, St. Louis Law School. The Wash U talk was at a symposium honoring Phil Shelton upon his retirement from the presidency of the LSAC. He also debated UMKC law professor Kris W. Kobach at the Migration Policy Institute in DC, on the topic of the DREAM Act and undocumented college students. His book review of Latinos and the Law was published in Aztlan, while his review of The Law of Higher Education treatise was published in the Journal of College and University Law.
gave the keynote address at a conference on What’s Wrong With Legal Education
will present as part of the Distinguished Speaker series on health care and
medical ethics at the John Peter Smith Hospital and JPS Health Network in
Fort Worth/Dallas. The teaching hospital is affiliated with both the University
of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Texas A&M’s
Sandra Guerra Thompson
gave an interview in Spanish for Channel 57 Azteca Television on recent
Greg Vetter presented “What if the General Public License (GPL) Had Been Patented?” at the 4th Annual symposium entitled ”What Ifs and Other Alternative IP & Cyberlaw Stories,” sponsored by the Intellectual Property and Communications Law program at the Michigan State University College of Law, held on March 30-31, 2007.
spoke on “Peak Oil, Big Oil, Chinese Oil, Flags and Open Doors,”
to the Committee on Foreign Relations in
Harriet Richman, Editor