2012 UHLC in the News 2012

Post-Election Dreams of Immigration Reform: A Panel Discussion

Professor Olivas spoke as a part of a panel discussion on “Post-Election Dreams of Immigration Reform" at the Santa Fe Community Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. This panel discussion was originally scheduled for December 14, 2012.

Bain Joins Goldman to Urge Dismissal of Bid-Rigging Suit

Professor Bush is quoted in an article on the Bloomberg news web site regarding a lawsuit by investors against Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital Partners, and other private-equity firms for bid-rigging and other antitrust law violations.

No-smoking hiring policies spark controversy

Professor Roberts was interviewed on CNTV concerning employer policies prohibiting the hiring of tobacco smokers.

Remove a Stain on the Supreme Court by Impeaching Justice Scalia

An op-ed piece by Professor Dow appeared Friday on the Daily Beast’s website. Professor Dow urges Congress to impeach Justice Antonin Scalia for his response to a Princeton student’s question regarding his writings comparing laws against homosexuality to those prohibiting bestiality and murder.

Bill Renews Debate on Merging Highest Two Courts

Professor Schuwerk was quoted in an article on the website of the Texas Tribune. The article discusses a proposal to abolish the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and expand the jurisdiction of the Texas Supreme Court to encompass criminal matters. Professor Schuwerk remarks on the pros and cons of such a consolidation.

Many Fertility Clinics Use Questionable Marketing Techniques Online

Professor Hawkins was quoted in an entry on the Jezebel.com website regarding his empirical study of how fertility clinics market themselves on the Internet.

Fertility Clinics' Ad Regulation Falls Short, Report Says

Professor Hawkins is quoted in an article on the Huffington Post website regarding his empirical study of how fertility clinics market themselves on the Internet.

IRS Crackdown on Tax Deductions Puts Focus on Gift Records

Professor Shepard was quoted in an article in The Chronicle of Philanthropy discussing two recent Tax Court rulings in favor of the IRS for disallowing charitable deductions. Professor Shepard remarks on the rarity of one of the outcomes.

To the Editor

Professor Chandler published a letter to the editor in today’s New York Times. The letter addresses a recent New York Times op-ed regarding the value of a law school education.

Regent's company not cited in hospital decision

Professor Olivas was quoted in Sunday’s San Antonio Express-News, commenting on Texas law regarding the ethical behavior of public officials in an article detailing a possible conflict of interest in the new hospital partnership between the University of Texas Health Science Center and Vanguard Health Systems.

Texas And Houston Lawmakers Consider Payday Lending Regulations

Professor Hawkins was interviewed by KUHF 88.7 FM for a news story that aired on Friday, November 30, 2012, regarding the effectiveness of limiting the number of rollovers with respect to payday loans.

Internet marketing stresses 'miracle' of birth over costs and success rates

A press release regarding Professor Hawkins’ empirical study of how fertility clinics market themselves on the Internet appeared on PRNewswire.com.

Resident shoots suspect during botched burglary

Professor Thompson was quoted in an article, available on Focus Daily News’ website, regarding the duty to try to retreat before using deadly force against intruders and thieves to protect lives and property in Texas prior to the 2007 expansion of the “Castle Doctrine.”

Hiring a contractor to hang Christmas lights? Here's what you need to know first

Dean Alderman was interviewed for a story on the KTRK website on November 28, 2012 regarding whether homeowners are liable for injuries to contractors hired to hang Christmas lights.

Why the SAFE Act failed

A quote from Professor Dow’s November 9th Daily Beast article regarding California’s rejected Proposition 34 was used in an article published on the Socialist Worker website.

How I Got in (and Out) of $5,000 Credit Card Debt

The Law Center was mentioned in a Huffington Post article as the location where the survey conducted by Professor Jim Hawkins regarding credit card offers to college undergraduates originated.

Health care reform ushers in changes to Medicare

As previously reported, Professor Jessica Mantel was quoted in an article regarding changes to Medicare resulting from the passage of the Affordable Care Act. The article was published in the November 16-22 issue of the Houston Business Journal.

On King and color-blindness

Professor Turner discussed the invocation of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. by proponents of color-blindness in an op-ed published in today’s Houston Chronicle.

Plan to Extend In-State Tuition to Illegal Immigrants Raises Concerns

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article that was posted to the Framingham (MA) Patch website, commenting on the varying state policies with respect to providing in-state tuition and other benefits to undocumented immigrants.

Affirmative Action Ban Rejected

Professor Michael Olivas was also quoted in an article that was posted to the Washington Informer website, commenting on the potential national impact of a recent Sixth Circuit decision declaring a voter-approved ban on affirmative action unconstitutional.

J/Link without Java

In a talk at the Wolfram Technology Conference, Professor Chandler explored the practicalities of using J/Link to establish Mathematica as a communications hub among code developed in Clojure, Scala, and Jython. A video of the presentation is available at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9KdQbq_JLE&feature=relmfu

Immigrants to Pay Tuition at Rate Set for Residents

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article published in today’s New York Times, commenting on the different policies by states with respect to providing in-state tuition and other benefits to undocumented immigrants.

Waiting for more than a decade to enter the US is unacceptable: Trust but verify—quickly

An op-ed by Professor Olivas was published on the website Quartz. Professor Olivas discusses the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the elements that would be needed in a comprehensive immigration reform.

Paying the Price: Putting A Cost On Texas Executions

A video of Professor Dow speaking at the most recent The UP Experience event, held on October 25, 2012, was posted online at http://blip.tv/foratv-politics/paying-the-price-putting-a-cost-on-texas-executions-6441647  Professor Dow spoke on the economic and social choices society makes when it pursues the death penalty and the impacts of those choices.

Affirmative Action Ban Rejected

Professor Olivas is quoted in a story on the Inside Higher Ed web site regarding a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit striking down Michigan’s voter enacted ban on affirmative action.

What would it mean for the Lone Star State to secede?

Professor Linzer was interviewed by Houston’s ABC 13 regarding post-election secession petitions filed by Texas and other states. The interview appeared on the ABC 13 web site on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.

How to spot counterfeit products

Dean Alderman was quoted in an article in the June 2012 issue of Consumer Reports, Money Advisor, commenting that those who buy counterfeit goods are entitled to a legitimate version or a refund.

Colleges curb credit card deals

Professor Hawkins was quoted in an article published in the Chicago Tribune regarding his study on credit card marketing to college students despite reforms contained in the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009, and the possibility that the new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau might signal that the act is working.

UH alumna Elizabeth Warren was elected to the U.S. Mass. Senate seat Nov. 6.

Professor Mixon and Professor Moll were quoted in an article on the Daily Cougar’s website regarding former UHLC professor and U.S. Senator-Elect, Elizabeth Warren. Professor Mixon was quoted discussing her election victory and her time teaching at the law center while Professor Moll was quoted discussing his time as a student of Professor Warren’s and her future successful career in the Senate.

Death Penalty Survives In California, But Three-Strikes Law Cut Back

Professor Dow wrote an article for the Daily Beast website entitled “Death Penalty Survives in California, But Three-Strikes Law Cuts Back.”  Professor Dow discusses the California electorate’s decision to retain the death penalty in the state, while reforming the state’s “three-strikes” sentencing law.

NADOHE Webinar: Issues Facing Undocumented College Students

Professor Olivas will be the presenter of a National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) webinar: Issues Facing Undocumented College Students, to be held on November 13.  He will review recent events concerning the DREAM Act at the state and federal levels, explain the DACA policy and program details, and answer questions posed by participants.

Analyzing newly elected Elizabeth Warren's power as a senator

Professor Hawkins is quoted in an article analyzing the power newly-elected Senator Elizabeth Warren will be able to exert over financial institutions. In the article, posted to the website of HousingWire, Professor Hawkins remarks that Warren will not be limited to the parameters of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and that her campaign increased her visibility.

Former Prosecutor Faces Rare Probe

Professor Schuwerk is quoted in an article published in the Wall Street Journal, discussing the court of inquiry a former Texas prosecutor will face next month regarding whether he failed to divulge evidence that could have helped the defense during a murder trial. Professor Schuwerk remarks on the purpose and infrequency of these types of proceedings.

Linzer on Election

Professor Linzer was interviewed by radio station KTRH on Monday and Tuesday regarding possible legal scenarios if the Presidential election were to be contested.

What California’s death penalty tells us about disadvantaged children

Professor Dow was quoted in an article on Voxxi.com, commenting on the childhood history of death row inmates. Professor Dow’s TED talk, Lessons from death row inmates, was also mentioned.

Op-Ed: Why I am voting against California's death penalty repeal measure

A quote by Professor Dow concerning the ramifications of sentencing convicted criminals to life without the possibility of parole was mentioned in an op-ed piece (author, Brett Wilkins) available on DigitalJournal.com. The quote is from an op-ed piece by Professor Dow originally published on the Nation’s website.

Texano lawyer advises DREAMers nationwide to seize opportunities for workforce authorization while they can

Professor Olivas’ speech at the University of South California Doheny Memorial Library, directed to children of economic immigrants throughout the United States, was featured in an article on LatinoCalifornia.com.

To make all votes count, drop the Electoral College

An op-ed piece by Professor Bush and Professor Turner arguing for a constitutional amendment that would eliminate the electoral college and replace it with a popular vote system was published in Saturday’s Houston Chronicle.

Death Row Inmates Oppose Death Penalty Ban

Professor Dow’s quote in Friday’s Los Angeles Times, commenting on California’s Proposition 34, which would replace the state’s death penalty with life without parole for death row inmates, was mentioned in an article on HispanicBusiness.com.

Airborne Sharpshooters

Professor Thompson was interviewed by KTRH (740 AM) on Friday regarding the shooting deaths of two suspected undocumented immigrants, from a DPS chopper.

Many death row inmates oppose bid to halt executions

Professor Dow was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article, commenting on California’s proposed Proposition 34, which would replace the state’s death penalty with life without parole for death row inmates.

The Law School in the New Legal Environment Symposium

Professor Olivas will be a speaker concerning the future of faculty in the new legal environment at The Law School in the New Legal Environment Symposium, to be held at Washington University Law on Friday, October 26.

Why “deferred action” isn’t enough

An op-ed piece by Professor Olivas regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy was published on the NYU Press Blog’s website.

When the stakes are life or death

Professor Dow was profiled and quoted extensively in an article published on the New Statesman website on Sunday. Professor Dow comments on the recent execution of Texas prisoner Jonathan Green and his career representing death row inmates.

Don't let yourself get swept away by layaway

Dean Alderman was quoted extensively in an article posted on the Star-Telegram website today, commenting on the layaway programs provided by many national retailers.

Olivas discusses Plyler vs. Doe

Professor Michael Olivas spoke about the 30th anniversary of Plyer v. Doe at the University of Houston’s Center for Mexican American Studies 40th Anniversary Fall 2012 Speaker Series at the UH Hilton on Thursday, October 18, 2012, according to a press release issued by the Law Center.

Lessons Learned from the American Express Settlement

Professor Hawkins was quoted in an article on NerdWallet.com on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, regarding the 2009 CARD Act (designed to protect consumers) and the response from credit card companies.

Trial of Stanford Execs Lopez and Kuhrt Begins

Professor Thompson was interviewed on KUHF Houston Public Radio regarding the trial of Stanford Financial Group executives Gilberto Lopez and Mark Kuhrt, who are charged with supporting a Ponzi scheme that cost investors more than $ 7 billion.

Good deed punished: Man's debit card charged twice

Dean Alderman was quoted in an article on the KTRK web site regarding the repercussions of a consumer who used a debit card to pay the bill of a family member.

The Center for Mexican American Studies
40th Anniversary Fall Speaker Series

Professor Olivas will be speaking at the University of Houston’s Center for Mexican American Studies 40th Anniversary Fall Speaker Series on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the UH Hilton Hotel Plaza room.

Minority college admissions at risk

Professor Linzer was quoted in an article in Defender discussing the potential impact on minority college students should the US Supreme Court strike down the use of race in the admissions policy for the University of Texas. Professor Linzer explains why UT is likely to lose and how the scope of the decision could impact other schools.

Drillers Hose Texas Landowners with Fast & Dirty Fracking

Professor Weaver was quoted in an article from the Lawyers.com Blog. Professor Weaver discusses landowner rights related to the hydraulic fracturing activities of oil and gas drilling companies.

Private Equity Colluded on Big Deals? E-mails Provide Possible Evidence

Professor Bush’s quote in an article available on the New York Times Deal Book blog on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, was also reported in articles available on IVC Post.com. Professor Bush comments on an anti-trust lawsuit brought against the private equity companies Blackstone Group and Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts accusing them of collusion in driving down the price of companies targeted for acquisition.

The Law School in the New Legal Environment Symposium Oct. 26

Professor Michael Olivas is listed as a speaker at “The Law School in the New Legal Environment Symposium” at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law to be held Friday, Oct. 26.

E-Mails Cited to Back Lawsuit’s Claim That Equity Firms Colluded on Big Deals

Professor Bush was quoted in a story that appeared on the New York Times Deal Book blog on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Professor Bush comments on an anti-trust lawsuit brought against the private equity companies Blackstone Group and Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts accusing them of collusion in driving down the price of companies targeted for acquisition. The Plaintiffs are former shareholders of the acquired businesses.

Decision 2012: UH Experts on the Presidential Election

Professor Gray and Professor Chandler were identified as UH experts on issues related to the 2012 Presidential election in a press release issued by the University of Houston.

Internet connections bring free speech conflicts

The Daily Cougar reported that Dean Nimmer recently spoke at the joint UHLC/Anti-Defamation League seminar, “Racists, Bigots and the Law on the Internet.”

Professor pipeline: University of Houston Law Center, Andrews Kurth seek to help energy, environmental lawyers transition to teaching law

Dean Alderman is quoted in an article on Texas Lawyer’s Tex Parte blog regarding the Andrews Kurth Energy Law Scholars program at the Law Center.

Texans willing to pay more school tax, expand Medicaid

Professor Chandler was interviewed for a news report on KRIV-FOX 26 on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. The report, discussing how the expansion of Medicaid in Texas would reduce the number of the state’s uninsured.

Notable contributions by Rice students and alumni

Professor Dow was featured in an article on the Houston Business Journal website, naming him as one of Rice University’s most influential alumni for founding the Texas Innocence Network.

How US politicians are playing the health card

Professor Gray was quoted in an article that appeared on the BMJ (British Medical Journal) website. The article considers the future of the Affordable Care Act after the November elections, and Professor Gray comments on efforts by Governor Rick Perry to repeal the law and his likelihood of success.

University Celebrates a Successful Hispanic Heritage Month

Professor Olivas spoke at the Hector P. Garcia celebration about Hernandez v. Texas at Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi on September 19, 2012, according to a news release issued by the university.

The University of Houston Law Center's Legal Excellence speaker series launches Oct. 2 with GHP Chairman Tony Chase

The Market Watch web site published a press release noting that Professor Chase will lead off the speakers in the UHLC Legal Excellence speaker series. Future speakers will include Professor Gray, Professor Hester, Professor Wells, and Professor Zamora.

Alumna tries for U.S. Senate

Professor Mixon and Professor Moll were quoted in a story in today’s Daily Cougar regarding former UHLC professor Elizabeth Warren’s Massachusetts bid for a U.S. Senate seat. Professor Mixon was quoted discussing her time teaching at UHCL. Professor Moll was quoted discussing his time as a student of Professor Warren.

UH Law schools faculty, students

Dean Alderman was quoted in an article in the Daily Cougar website regarding the People’s Law School event held at the Law Center.

Planned registration for free computer classes and more at senior center

Dean Alderman will give a presentation at the Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education

The University of Houston Law Center and The Anti-Defamation League present: Racists, Bigots and the Law on the Internet

Dean Nimmer is quoted in a press release that appeared on the Herald Online (PA) web site on Monday, September 24, 2012 regarding a joint UHLC/Anti-Defamation League symposium titled Racists, Bigots and the Law on the Internet. The symposium will be held on October 4, 2012 in Krost Hall.

Law Center promotes international research projects

Dean Nimmer and Dean Alderman are quoted in a story on the Daily Cougar web site regarding the Andrews Kurth Energy Law Scholars program at the law center.

A Strategy of Tattletales at the I.R.S.

Professor Wells was quoted in an article available on the New York Times’ website. The article discusses the I.R.S.’s use of whistleblowers in the enforcement of tax laws and Professor Wells comments on the increased difficulty of committing tax fraud and that taxpayers can “expect that all information about a tax position that is taken on a tax return will be available for inspection and reviewed by the I.R.S.” The article also references Professor Well’s article, "New Schedule UTP: Uncertain Tax Positions in the Age of Transparency," 63 Baylor Law Review 392 (2011).

Houston program scouts scholars to teach energy law 

The Andrews Kurth Energy Scholars program was featured in an article in Energy Wire, an online Environment & Energy Daily newsletter. Dean Alderman was quoted and visiting scholars Susan Sakmar, Julian Cardenas, and Susan Maples were featured.

Events happening in the Coastal Bend Wednesday

Professor Olivas will be speaking today at Texas A&M University—Corpus Christie as part of the Hector P. Garcia State Holiday Celebration, according to a story appearing on the Corpus Christie Caller web site. He will speak on the landmark case of Hernandez v. Texas.

University of Houston Law Center Announces Andrews Kurth Energy Law Scholars

Dean Nimmer was quoted in a UHLC press release announcing the Law Center’s partnership with the law firm of Andrews Kurth to create the Andrews Kurth Energy Scholars Program, designed to advance understanding of energy law and encourage the accomplished scholars to pursue careers as law professors. The Andrews Kurth Energy Scholars visiting the Law Center this fall are: Julian Cardenas Garcia, Susan D. Maplesand, and Susan L. Sakmar.

Homeowners worry tree could cause damage

Dean Alderman was interviewed for a news report on KTRK-ABC 13 on Monday, September 17, 2012. The report is about a school district landowner’s responsibility for potential damage caused by a rotting tree.

UHLC Legal Excellence speaker series launches Oct. 2 with Tony Chase

Professor Chase will be the keynote speaker at the kickoff event for the Law Center’s Legal Excellence Speaker Series on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. The series, co-sponsored by the Greater Houston Partnership and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, was announced in a law center press release. 

Does Capital Punishment Serve Its Purpose?

Professor Dow was interviewed by KUHF 88.7 FM News on Monday, September 17, 2012. Professor Dow comments on the number of executions in Texas by lethal injection, and the likelihood that the practice will continue.

Dreams deserve dignity, not deportation

Professor Olivas was quoted in an op-ed article regarding the ability of immigrants with deferred action status to obtain driver’s licenses. The op-ed appeared in The Gateway, the University of Nebraska at Omaha newspaper.

Second Thoughts About Getting a J.D.? There's Still Time to Recoup Tuition

Dean Nimmer was quoted and Executive Director of Communications and Marketing Carrie Criado was referenced in an article from the September 17, 2012 issue of the Texas Lawyer regarding tuition refund policies at Texas law schools.

Bauer Business Focus: Stephen Zamora

Professor Zamora was interviewed on KUHF Houston Public Radio’s Bauer Business Focus, regarding a research project in support of the recent agreement between the U.S. and Mexican governments on the shared use of oil and gas resources in the Gulf of Mexico.

State Bar of Texas creates “Richard Alderman Award”

Dean Alderman has had an award named after him by the Consumer and Commercial Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. The award will be presented annually to the speaker who receives the highest rating at the section’s Advanced Consumer & Commercial Law course.

US seen approving EADS-BAE merger, could spark other deals

Professor Darren Bush was quoted in an article on the Reuters website regarding the merger of two European companies that would result in the world's biggest defense and aerospace group. Professor Bush remarks on the likelihood of the merger running into US antitrust obstacles.

UH Law helps immigrants

The UHLC Immigration Clinic was featured in an article that was published in today’s Daily Cougar regarding the Clinic’s Deferred Action Initiative. Professor Geoffrey Hoffman, Professor Janet Heppard, and Clinical Supervising Attorney Jill Campbell are quoted throughout.

Young killer did the crime, but should he pay a lifetime?

Professor Marrus was quoted in an article in Sunday’s Houston Chronicle regarding the rights of children in the juvenile justice system. 

Finding common ground in the Gulf

Professor Stephen Zamora was quoted in an article from the FuelFix blog concerning the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law’s new project exploring the laws governing shared oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hispanic Heritage events this week

Professor Olivas will be the guest speaker at the Hector P. Garcia State Holiday Celebration at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi on September 19, 2012, and will present a lecture on Macario Garcia  at the university on September 20, 2012. The events will be a part of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, according to a Corpus Christi Caller-Times article.

Court Rulings Help Illegal Immigrants’ College-Bound Children

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article that was published in the New York Times regarding the recent decision against Florida regulations that classified children based on their parents’ immigration status for tuition purposes. Professor Olivas remarks that the issue is a straight-forward, equal protection issue.

Squatters cause problems for former homeowner

Dean Alderman was interviewed for a news report on KTRK-ABC 13 on Tuesday, September 4. The report is about an illegal squatter in a Houston residence and the law of adverse possession in Texas.

You don't own your iTunes library

Professor Lipton was interviewed for a news report on KRIV-FOX 26 on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. The report is about the distinction between owning a physical copy of a music recording and licensing a digital copy through iTunes.

Before politics, Elizabeth Warren thrived at Penn Law

Professor Mixon is quoted in an article published by The Daily Pennsylvanian on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. The article, a profile of former UHLC professor Elizabeth Warren in advance of her address at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, discusses her academic career and her time at the Law Center.

Class Picture: Applicants Down, Tuition Up at Most Texas Law Schools

Dean Nimmer was quoted in an article on the Texas Lawyer web site regarding the drop in law school applications and what law schools are doing to cope with reduced class size and less revenue from tuition.

Time running out on Ike lawsuits

Professor Chandler was quoted in article on the beaumontenterprise.com website regarding the running of the statutes of limitations period for filing of claims for Hurricane Ike damage with the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

Apple vs Samsung: What it means for you

Professor Paul Janicke was interviewed for a news report on FOX 26.

In Tiny Bean, India’s Dirt-Poor Farmers Strike Gas-Drilling Gold

Professor Susan Sakmar was quoted in an article in the New York Times, available on the NYT website. The article discusses the economic impact of the rising prices of guar (a bean that is essential for the process of hydraulic fracturing) on the state of Rajasthan in northwestern India. Professor Sakmar cautions that that the fracking boom could slow and that guar alternatives could be developed.

McCain? Reagan? Where Have the Immigration Reform Republicans Gone?

Professor Olivas is quoted in an article posted to the Politic365.com website regarding the disappearance of pro-immigration reform Republicans. Professor Olivas offers “the most interesting take on the issue,” arguing that the current Democratic administration has coopted what were Republican immigration policies.

U.S. Firms Move Abroad to Cut Taxes

Professor Wells is quoted in an article on the Wall Street Journal web site regarding American companies reincorporating overseas.

Norway Did the Right Thing by Giving Breivik 21-Year Sentence

Professor Dow wrote an article for the Daily Beast website, “Norway Did the Right Thing by Giving Breivik 21-Year Sentence.”. The column compares Norway’s punishment of mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik with the criminal justice system in the United States.

It's go time for Apple, Samsung; Trial over smartphone patents gets under way; San Jose trial could decide future of the smartphone.

Professor Janicke was quoted in a National Law Journal article. The article, about Apple, Inc.’s patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co., quotes Professor Janicke commenting on jury verdicts that bring large patent infringement damage awards. Professor Janicke was also interviewed yesterday by a Korean business newspaper, commenting on the outcome of the Apple/Samsung lawsuit.

ITC chip fight turns political; Congress steps up pressure in Intel chip case; Members of Congress weigh in over patent battle involving Intel Corp.

Professor Kumar was quoted in a National Law Journal article that was also published by Corporate Counsel. The article discusses the efforts  of X2Y Attenuators before the International Trade Commission to have Intel Corp.’s allegedly infringing microprocessors banned from import and the accompanying Congressional pressure faced by the ITC.

Dream On: With No Immigration Reform Platform GOP Flirts With Minority Party Status

Professor Olivas is quoted in a story on the Politic365.com news magazine website. The article discusses the Republican party’s proposed policies for immigration reform.

Affordable care for Cougars

Professor Gray was interviewed for an article in the Daily Cougar regarding how the health care reform law will affect college students.

Energy rivals plotted to suppress land prices

Professor Bush was quoted in a Reuters Special Report regarding whether emails between Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Encana Corp. violated antitrust laws by seeking to suppress land prices.

Immigrant students praised for early role

Professor Olivas was quoted in an Associated Press article regarding the role immigrant students in New Mexico have played in the immigrant student movement.  The article appeared on the KRQE News website as well as the websites of the Las Cruces Sun-News and the Santa Fe New Mexican.  An interview with Professor Olivas about the moratorium on deportations was the basis for the following articles in the Spanish language press.

Lawsuit alleges GOP chairman on the hook for $30 million

Professor Schuwerk was quoted in an article in today’s Houston Chronicle concerning the ethical issues involved when attorneys take out loans to finance the costs of litigation.

How to spot counterfeits

Dean Alderman is featured in the June 2012  edition of Consumer Reports’ monthly Money Advisor newsletter,  advising consumers of their options after discovering they have unknowingly purchased counterfeit goods.

Toxic Legacy: 30 Years Later, A Superfund Site Still a Threat

Professor Hester was interviewed by KUHF Houston Public Radio regarding the legality of past operations of dumpsites by companies prior to the Superfund program.  Audio of the interview is available.  The written version of the same report, posted on the National Public Radio State Impact site, quotes Professor Hester on the long-running debate about whether the Superfund program or Texas laws could deal more effectively with polluters.

'The people's lawyer' writes about Texans' rights

Dean Alderman was featured and quoted extensively in an article available on the Fort Worth Star Telegram’s website regarding the 8th edition of his book, Know Your Rights.

Houston Police Up To Date On Citizen Right to Video Their Activities

Dean Alderman was interviewed by KUHF Houston Public Radio regarding the right to record police activity in public places. 

The fightin' side of LUV

Professor Bush was quoted in an article in Sunday’s Houston Chronicle concerning the expansion at Hobby airport.  Professor Bush explains that the arrangement gives United and Southwest a duopoly on the Latin American market out of Houston.

Judgment fray for health care

Professor Dow was quoted in an article in the Toronto Star. In the article, which discusses the upcoming Supreme Court ruling on the 2010 Affordable Care Act, Professor Dow comments on decisions made by the Supreme Court and the average tenure of the five most senior judges on the Roberts court.

5th Circuit sends death case back to local judge

Professor Dow was mentioned in an article appearing on the My San Antonio web site regarding the testing of the DNA of death row inmate Anthony Bartee. Professor Dow represents Bartee.

Law Professors Agree: Obama Has Executive Power To Provide Relief To Dreamers

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article available on the Hispanically Speaking News’ website regarding President Obama’s authority to provide executive relief to immigrant youth and their families who would have benefited from the DREAM Act.

More fallout from Hobby expansion announcement

Professor Bush was interviewed on KTRK and quoted in articles on ktrk.go.com about the reaction of United Airlines to the decision by the Houston City Council to allow Southwest Airlines flights to South America from Hobby Airport. Video clips including Professor Bush’s comments are at the following links.

United: Hobby expansion will lead to job losses

Professor Bush was interviewed on KHOU and quoted in articles on khou.com about the reaction of United Airlines to the decision by the Houston City Council to allow Southwest Airlines flights to South America from Hobby Airport. Video clips including Professor Bush’s comments are at the following links.

Legal Experts Agree: Obama Can Use Executive Authority to Grant Administrative Relief to DREAM Act Eligible Youth

Professor Olivas contributed to a press call, in which legal experts alongside leaders from the DREAM movement discussed the details of a newly released memo to the White House. In the memo nearly 100 law professors outlined the three legal mechanisms that President Obama could apply, using his executive authority, to grant relief for DREAM Act eligible youth.   

Death Penalty: Case illustrates a new caution on executions

Professor Dow is mentioned in an article published in today’s Houston Chronicle. Professor Dow is mentioned as the attorney for a death row inmate who was granted a temporary stay to allow the court more time to examine claims that his civil rights were violated by the withholding of evidence for DNA testing that could prove his innocence.

New Orleans Criminal Justice System—The Evil Empire

Professor Dow is quoted in an editorial posted to the BayouBuzz.com website regarding corruption in the New Orleans criminal justice system. Professor Dow remarks on the 5th Circuit’s handling of capital cases.

Southwest Airlines agrees to pay for Hobby expansion
But United plans to keep fighting global-flights plan

Professor Bush was quoted in an article in today's Houston Chronicle concerning the recent announcement that Southwest will pay for the Hobby Airport expansion. Professor Bush comments on the impact the expansion will have on consumers.

Criminal expert: Zimmerman will go free

Professor Dow appeared on the CNN program Erin Burnett Out Front on May 22. Professor Dow commented on the charges filed against George Zimmerman, and whether or not he will stand trial, or eventually be convicted.

Meet your Crime Lab board

Mayor Parker’s recommendation of Professor Thompson for membership on the governing board of the proposed Houston Forensic Science Local Government Corporation was mentioned on the Off the Kuff web log.

THE COURTS AND MEXICAN EDUCATION: MENDEZ AND PLYLER

Professor Olivas’ book No Undocumented Child Left Behind: Plyler v. Doe and the Education of Undocumented Children was reviewed on the Law & Politics Book review web site.

Jury finds ex-HPD officer not guilty in teen beating case

Professor Gershowitz was quoted in an article from the Houston Chronicle on May 17, 2012 regarding the jury selection process in the trial of former HPD officer Andrew Blomberg.

Credit companies target students despite laws

Professor Hawkins was quoted in a May 16, 2012 article from The Lantern (Ohio State University) on credit companies targeting college students despite recent federal laws against such practice.  The article extensively quotes Professor Hawkins and a University of Houston study authored by him.

Affirmative Action Up for Debate – Ben Franklin

Professor Olivas is scheduled to speak as a part of a panel discussing “Beyond Race? Affirmative Action Up for Debate” at the Education Writers Association (EWA)’s 65th National Seminar in Philadelphia.

Immigration enforcement advocate Terry Gorman says giving undocumented Rhode Island high school graduates a college tuition price break will still make them unemployable

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article on the Providence Journal’s PolitiFact Rhode Island website debating the merits of giving undocumented Rhode Island high school graduates a college tuition price break.

Law Professor Gives Law Schools a Failing Grade

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s website regarding a proposal to relax law school accreditation standards. The proposal appears in the forthcoming Failing Law Schools, by Brian Z. Tamanaha (Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis).

Job market tight for law school graduates

Dean Nimmer is quoted in an article on the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram website. The article discusses the tight job market for recent law school graduates.

Action Line: Progress slow in reform of aggressive credit-card marketing to college students

Quotes from the recent study completed by Professor Hawkins regarding aggressive marketing of credit cards to college students were included in an advice column that was posted to the Tulsa World website.

Texas man’s execution stopped, at least temporarily .by Associated Press

A KHOU story on Anthony Bartee’s temporary stay of execution quotes his attorney, Professor Dow.

Greater Houston Partnership supports Hobby expansion

Professor Tony Chase is quoted in a Houston Chronicle blog posting on the Greater Houston Partnership's support for Southwest Airline international flights out of Hobby Airport. A lengthier article on the same topic, also quoting Professor Chase, appeared in today’s Houston Chronicle.

Alumni Credit Card? First, Lose the Greedy Pitch

Professor Hawkins' recent study on marketing of credit cards to students was referenced in an article in online site Time Moneyland.

Judge keeps Planned Parenthood out of Women's Health Program

Professor Chandler is quoted in an article from the My San Antonio website regarding the ongoing court battle over the State of Texas defunding of Planned Parenthood.

Professional and Leadership Development in Houston

Professor Paust will be speaking at the NAFSA annual conference on May 29, 2012.

Should Colleges Earn Money From Prepaid Student Debit Cards?

Professor Hawkins is quoted concerning marketing of credit cards to students in an article on the Time.com website.

DeMarrais: Card issuers still target students

Professor Hawkins is quoted in a column from the North Jersey.com website regarding the marketing of credit cards to college students and the legislation enacted to regulate the practice.

1996 slaying victim's family awaits killer's final hours

Professor Dow is mentioned in an article from the San Antonio Express-News website concerning the execution of Anthony Bartee. 

Regional EPA administrator quits over 'crucify' comment

Professor Hester is quoted in an article in today’s Houston Chronicle regarding the resignation of Al Armendariz, the EPA’s top administrator in Texas. 

Warren pushes back on Brown: 'Nasty insinuations'

A statement from Professor Mixon regarding the hiring of Elizabeth Warren was included in a post on the Politico blog. 

Immigrant DREAMs Deferred

Professor Olivas authored a post on the NYU Press Blog regarding the DREAM Act and the rights of undocumented children.

Business ethics muted in Mexican relations

Professor Zamora was quoted in an article on the TheCityWire.com website concerning business ethics in Mexico.

Proceed with caution on Hobby proposal

Professor Bush published an op-ed in Sunday’s Houston Chronicle, arguing that the Houston City Council should proceed with extreme caution and seek its own independent study of the merits of the proposal to allow Southwest Airlines to make international flights from Hobby Airport.

Study: Despite new law, credit cards finding their way to students
One tactic: Student loans defined as 'income'

Professor Hawkins is quoted in two articles that discuss his new study on credit card marketing to college students in spite of reforms contained in the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009. These two articles, which have been republished by other outlets, were originally posted to the CreditCards.com and ConsumerAffairs.com websites.

‘Free’ speech? It’ll cost
Oregon laws protect some speech, but some outbursts come with a heavy price

Professor Linzer remarks on the right to criticize the courts in an article on the Portland Tribune website regarding the costs of free speech in Oregon.

Credit Card Companies Still Heavily Target Young Consumers

Professor Hawkins is quoted in two articles that discuss his new study on credit card marketing to college students in spite of reforms contained in the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009. These two articles, which have been republished by other outlets, were originally posted to the CreditCards.com and ConsumerAffairs.com websites.

HoustonPBS UH Moment: Texas Consumer Complaints Center Helps Consumers Recover Millions

Dean Alderman was featured in a report that was posted to the University of Houston website regarding the Center for Consumer Law’s Texas Consumer Complaints Center (TCCC). Dean Alderman is also featured in a video that accompanies the report. David Tiede, the TCCC’s director, is also mentioned in the report and shown in the video.

You Could Still Qualify!

Articles based on the new study by Professor Hawkins on aggressive credit card marketing to college students in spite of reforms contained in the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009 have been published in Inside Higher Education.

Lenders still targeting college kids with marketing despite laws

Articles based on the new study by Professor Hawkins on aggressive credit card marketing to college students in spite of reforms contained in the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009 have been published in Debt America Relief.

Credit card companies still heavily targeting college students despite strict regulations

Professor Hawkins is quoted in a press release issued by the UHLC,  discussing his new research that finds the credit card industry is still aggressively marketing to college students in spite of reforms contained in the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009.

Houstonians talk immigration and the immigrant experience

Professor Olivas and Professor Geoffrey Hoffman were mentioned in an article in the Digital Journal as speakers at the University of Houston’s Symposium on “Immigration and Immigration Experience: Houston and Beyond,” held April 20, 2012.

Viral Video Shows Viral Mexican Crime, Corruption, Professor Says

Professor Zamora was interviewed by KRIV (Fox 26-Houston) on Monday regarding a 4-minute video that depicts crime and corruption in Mexico.

Center to research Mexican and US law

Professor Zamora was quoted extensively in an article in the Daily Cougar concerning the new Center for U.S. and Mexican Law. 

Letters: U.S. attorney general versus a Texas judge

A letter to the editor in today’s Houston Chronicle presents an alternative view to the one expressed by Professor Patricia Gray in an April 6 Houston Chronicle article on the actions of Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Jerry Smith.

Fort Bend Lawyers CARE to hold Justice for All luncheon

Dean Alderman will be the honored guest speaker at the Fort Bend Lawyers CARE’s fourth annual “Justice for All” luncheon May 3, 2012, at the Sweetwater Country Club in Sugar Land, Texas.

Nonprofit sues over abortions exclusion
Planned Parenthood says barring it from Medicaid program unconstitutional

Professor Chandler was quoted in an article in today’s Houston Chronicle regarding a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood to block a rule that excludes their affiliated health centers from participating in the Medicaid Women's Health Program.

‘Impeach Supreme Court,’ Says Houston Law Professor

Professor Dow’s recent op-ed regarding impeachment of Supreme Court justices was referenced on the Dallas Blog.

Immigration symposium spotlights collaboration within the UH System

Professor Olivas will speak at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ symposium entitled “Immigration and the Immigrant Experience: Houston and Beyond” on Friday, April 20, 2012.

Arguments Presented at Supreme Court Hearing

Professor Griffin was quoted in an article available on the Daily Cougar’s website regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Healthcare Act and the importance of the upcoming Supreme Court decision for college students.

Is the AAUP about to change course?

Professor Olivas is quoted in an article on the Inside Higher Ed website regarding a possible change in priorities for the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) following the recent AAUP elections.

United vs. Southwest: Do you believe the numbers?

Professor Bush is quoted in a KHOU story on local reaction to the Houston Airport System study on the economic impact of  international flights out of Hobby Airport.

The John Marshall Law School Review of Intellectual Property Law Presents “Applications of Intellectual Property Law in China” Symposium

Professor Paul Janicke will speak at the “Applications of Intellectual Property Law in China” symposium held at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago on April 19, 2012.

Legal scholar Michael Olivas will speak April 16 at NIU College of Law’s public interest lecture

Professor Olivas will present the “Marla Dickerson Lecture on Public Interest” at Northern Illinois University, on Monday, April 16. His lecture, “Lessons Learned about the Legalization Debate, or Why Comprehensive Immigration Reform is in the Public Interest,” will focus on comprehensive immigration reform issues.

It's surf's up for the University of Houston Law Center supporters: Lawyers & judges ride Coog wave

Dean Nimmer was mentioned in an article about the Law Center’s annual gala fund-raiser on the Culture Map Houston website.

Liberals in high dudgeon

Professor Dow’s recent editorial on impeaching US Supreme Court Justices continues to elicit responses, including those posted to the websites of the Daily Caller.

The liberal attack on the court

Professor Dow’s recent editorial on impeaching US Supreme Court Justices continues to elicit responses, including those posted to the websites of the Chicago Tribune.

Obama’s war on the courts
Administration fears ruling will strike down Obamacare as unconstitutional

Professor Dow’s recent editorial on impeaching US Supreme Court Justices continues to elicit responses, including those posted to the websites of the Washington Times.

Houston professor: Impeach Supreme Court justices if they overturn ObamaCare

Professor Dow’s recent editorial on impeaching US Supreme Court Justices was discussed in an entry posted to the Houston Chronicle’s Texas on the Potomac blog.

Immigration and the Immigrant Experience: Houston and Beyond

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman and Professor Olivas will be participating in a symposium entitled Immigration and the Immigrant Experience: Houston and Beyond that is sponsored by the University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Ad Hoc Committee on Collaboration and Interdisciplinarity. The symposium will be held on Friday, April 20. Professor Hoffman will lead a UH Immigration Law Clinic Panel, and Professor Olivas will be the Concluding Plenary Speaker.

Texas judge awaits feds' letter on Obama health care mandate

Professor Gray was quoted in an article in today’s Houston Chronicle concerning an order by 5th Circuit Judge Jerry Smith requiring a letter outlining the government’s position on judicial review.

Center will study interplay of U.S., Mexican law

National Law Journal article about the UHLC Center for U.S. and Mexican Law includes observations on the goals of the Center from Professor Zamora.

University of Houston Law Center Establishes Center for U.S. and Mexican Law

The UHLC announced in a press release that it has established the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law, the first independent research center in the U.S. dedicated to the study of Mexican law and legal aspects of U.S.-Mexico relations. Professor Zamora will be the director of the new Center for U.S. and Mexican Law.  
An excerpt from the press release was included in the Houston Chronicle’s legal blog.

John Chase: Trailblazer. Architect. Power broker.

Professor Chase was mentioned in an editorial appearing in today’s Houston Chronicle. The editorial lauded the accomplishments of Professor Chase’s father John Chase.

Impeach the Supreme Court Justices If They Overturn Health-Care Law

Professor Dow wrote an editorial on the Daily Beast website entitled “Impeach the Supreme Court Justices If They Overturn Health-Care Law”

State oversight suggested in TAPPS case

Professor Linzer is quoted in an article that appeared on the Houston Chronicle website regarding possible state oversight of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) in light of the recent controversy involving the scheduling of basketball games for the Beren Academy.

CJI holds pretrial detention conference in Austin

Professor Thompson organized a one-day conference on pretrial detention in Texas on March 30, 2012 according to a press release issued by the UHLC on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. The conference was co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Institute of the UHLC and the Criminal Justice Section of the ABA.

Religion and politics collide at OU

Professor Griffin participated in a panel discussion covering “Religious Freedom in the Courts Today” and a post-dinner discussion as a part of a symposium on “Religious Freedom in America: Constitutional Traditions and New Horizons,” sponsored by The University of Oklahoma Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage.

Justice For All Luncheon

Dean Alderman will be the speaker at the “Justice for All” luncheon hosted by Fort Bend Lawyers CARE on May 3, 2012, according to an announcement on the FortBendCalendar.com website.

John Chase, one of UT's first black students, dies

The obituary of John Chase, father of Professor Chase, appeared in Sunday’s Houston Chronicle.  The obituary includes quotes from Professor Chase regarding his father.

UH graduate threads business, fashion together

Professor Chase was credited for UHLC alumna Brittany Sakowitz's successful business plan in an article featuring Brittany and her business.  The articles can be found on the Daily Cougar website on Thursday, March 29, 2012.

Time to abandon the death penalty?

Professor Dow’s Op-ed piece regarding abandoning the death penalty was available on the NiemenWatchdog’s website on Friday, March 23, 2012.

The Six-Point Inspection

Professor Olivas’ book No Undocumented Child Left Behind: Plyler v. Doe and the Education of Undocumented Schoolchildren is reviewed on the Zocalo website.

University of Houston Law Center Professor, Marcilynn Burke gets confirmed to be the Department of Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management

The recent hearing regarding Professor Burke’s nomination as Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management at the Department of the Interior was discussed in a post on the Houston Chronicle blog.

Abbott sues U.S. over women's health funding

Professor Chandler is quoted in an article in today’s Houston Chronicle regarding a lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott against the federal government for ending funding of a key Texas health program.

Some Texas Law Schools Move in U.S.News Rankings

The UHLC is mentioned and Dean Nimmer is quoted in a story appearing today on the Texas Lawyer website. The article discusses the new U.S. News & World Report law school rankings.

Federal Law and the Education of Undocumented Immigrants

Professor Olivas posted an op-ed piece on Jurist, commenting that  recent state immigration laws restricting college access for undocumented immigrants are unnecessary and contradict deeply rooted principles of US law.

Obama vacuums up $2.7 million in Houston fundraising sweep

Professor Chase was mentioned in a post on the Houston Chronicle blog regarding the recent fundraiser he hosted for President Obama at his home.

Calgary, Houston law schools brand new energy program

Dean Nimmer is quoted in an article in Canadian Lawyer Magazine regarding the dual degree program between the Law Center and the University of Calgary.

No Undocumented Child Left Behind

Professor Olivas will be interviewed today on Midday with Dan Rodricks from WYPR in Baltimore.  Professor Olivas will be discussing his new book No Undocumented Child Left Behind

President Obama in Town for Pricey Fundraisers

Professor Chase’s dinner party with the President was also mentioned in a report posted to the website of KRIV-TV FOX 26.

Obama touting manufacturing partnership in Virginia, raising campaign cash in Houston

Professor Chase was mentioned in an article from the Associated Press regarding President Barack Obama’s upcoming travels. The President will be attending a fundraising dinner hosted by Professor Chase and Dina Alsowayel, the associate director of women's studies at the University of Houston, at their home.

President coming here for the green

Professor Chase’s dinner party with the President was also mentioned in an article published in the Houston Chronicle.

University of Houston Law Center, University of Calgary law school offer dual degree

Dean Nimmer is quoted in a post on the Tex Parte Blog,  discussing the dual degree program shared between the Law Center and the University of Calgary.

Houston, Calgary offer joint degree program in energy law

Dean Nimmer was also quoted on the National Jurist website, in an article about the dual degree program between the Law Center and the University of Calgary.

Jury Convicts Stanford of 13 Counts in $7 Billion Ponzi Fraud

A New York Times story on the conviction of R. Alan Stanford includes a quote from Professor Gershowitz.

UH forms new international energy law program

Dean Nimmer was quoted in an article on the National Law Journal’s website regarding the University of Houston Law Center and the University of Calgary Faculty of Law’s plan to launch a program that will allow students to obtain U.S. and Canadian law degrees in four years.

U.S.-Canadian joint degree program will focus on energy law

Dean Nimmer and UHLC’s plan to launch a program that will allow students to obtain U.S. and Canadian law degrees in four years were mentioned in an article posted on the Houston Business Journal’s website.

President Obama in town on Friday

Professor Chase was mentioned as a host of a fundraiser for President Obama in an article on the Houston Chronicle’s blog.

University of Houston Law Center and University of Calgary launch joint program in International Energy Law

Dean Nimmer was quoted in a press release issued by the Law Center announcing the formation of the International Energy Lawyers Program, an initiative focused on energy and natural resources law that will allow students to earn both Canadian and American law degrees in four years.

Thurmond set to die for 2001 killings

Professor Dow is mentioned on the Your Houston News website in an article concerning the upcoming execution of Keith Steven Thurmond. Professor Dow is representing Thurmond in his final appeals.

Supreme Court Precedent and Corporate Liability for Torture

Professor Paust’s most recent JURIST op-ed, “Supreme Court Precedent and Corporate Liability for Torture,” appeared on the JURIST website.

Shell Sues Environmentalists To Avert Alaska Arctic-Drilling Delays

Professor Hester is quoted in article from the NASDAQ website regarding Shell’s recent preemptive lawsuit against a dozen environmental organizations that are likely to challenge its plans for drilling Alaska's Arctic Ocean this summer.

Questions over testing stall Bartee execution

Professor Dow, an attorney for Texas death row inmate Anthony Bartee, has successfully appealed to delay Bartee’s execution due to questions about post-conviction DNA testing

Macondo trial delay likely indicates sides are close to a settlement: observers

Professor Weaver is quoted in an article on the Platt’s website regarding a delay in the upcoming BP oil spill trial in New Orleans. 

Landowners Win Water

Professor Weaver is quoted in a KUHF story on the Texas Supreme Court ruling giving groundwater rights to landowners in Edwards Aquifer v. Day.

Illegal immigrant seeks top Aggie post

Professor Olivas is quoted in an article from the Bryan-College Station Eagle website regarding Jose Zelaya, an undocumented immigrant student, who is running for student body president of Texas A & M University.  

Top court to take up UT policy on race

In an article in today’s Houston Chronicle (and picked up by several other newspapers) Professor Olivas remarks on the announcement that the US Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge to a University of Texas at Austin policy that considers race as a factor in admitting students.

Supreme Court Takes Up Challenge to Race-Conscious Admissions at U. of Texas

In an article posted today to the Chronicle of Higher Education website, Professor Olivas states why the Court should not have agreed to hear the case and why the policy at issue is necessary.

Counting Justices

In an article on the Inside Higher Ed website, Professor Olivas again remarks on the challenge’s intent, explains why the Court should not have acted and why the policy works, and responds to the claim that overturning recent precedent is not the aim of the challenge.

Immigration Expert, UH Professor, Examines 'No Undocumented Child Left Behind'

Professor Olivas was featured in a press release posted to the website of the Cypress Times regarding his latest book, No Undocumented Child Left Behind.

Who is responsible for removing dead trees?

Dean Alderman was interviewed for a story that aired on KTRK-TV (ABC-Houston) and in an article posted on the station’s website regarding who is responsible for removing dead trees.

Court challenges likely if Congress passes legislation to dictate the pipeline’s future.

Professor Hester was quoted in an article available on InsideClimateNews’ website regarding possible litigation if Congress approves a bill to override President Obama’s rejection of a permit for the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.

Campus  ‘Sprucing up’ the UH Law Center
Alumni, faculty plant trees to improve the ‘aesthetic appeal’ of UH

Professor Hester was quoted in the Daily Cougar regarding the importance of the tree-planting event held by the UH Law Alumni Association in conjunction with Trees for Houston this past Saturday.

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

President Obama announced his intent to nominate Professor Burke to the post of Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, Department of the Interior.

Residents stunned by short notice to move out

Dean Alderman was interviewed for a report that aired on KTRK-TV ABC13. The report is about an apartment complex that has ordered all of its residents to move out by the first week in March so the complex can be demolished.

Regulators Ready and Willing to Flag Banks for Troubled-Debt Miscues

Professor Hill was quoted in the February 6, 2012 issue of the American Banker regarding new accounting rules for classifying loan modifications.

NAACP’s Christina Swarns Talks Race and Gender in Capital Defense Work

Professor Dow was quoted in an article on the ABA Journal’s website discussing the recent Washington Post article that profiled Christina Swarns. This article repeats Professor Dow’s comments from the Post article.

NM Chicano movement figure makes rare appearance

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article on the Associated Press and picked up by various news outlets.  The article discussed a recent public appearance by Reies Lopez Tijerina, a controversial leader of the Chicano Movement. Professor Olivas recounts the shooting of his cousin, a courthouse jailer, in Tijerina’s courthouse raid and the circumstances of his later death.

A Capital Conviction

Professor Dow is quoted in praise of  capital-defense lawyer Christina Swarns in today’s Washington Post. Ms. Swarns successfully worked to have the death sentence of Mumia Abu-Jamal ruled unconstitutional.

Bankrupt video store sends collection letters

In an ABC Action 13 story, Dean Alderman offers advice to former customers of Hollywood Video who are receiving collection letters from the bankrupt company.

Center for Houston’s Future Expands and Comes Full Circle with New Board Chairman

Professor Chase is mentioned as a new board member of the Center for Houston’s Future in an announcement available on the CityBizList-Houston’s website.

Stanford Fraud Case Puts Old Friends at Odds

Professor Gershowitz was quoted in an article in the New York Times, regarding James M. Davis, the chief prosecution witness who is scheduled to testify at R. Allen Stanford’s trial this week.

Marla Dickerson Lecture on Public Interest

Professor Olivas will give the Marla Dickerson Lecture on Public Interest  on Monday, April 16, at the Northern Illinois University College of Law, according to an announcement on the College of Law’s website. His lecture is entitled, "Lessons Learned about the Legalization Debate, or Why Comprehensive Immigration Reform is in the Public Interest."

HPD still quiet on alleged police brutality incident

Professor Thompson was quoted in an article in the Houston Chronicle, commenting on the right to record an alleged incident of police brutality that took place in Houston last week.

Ponzi Trial To Open For R. Allen Stanford

Professor Gershowitz was interviewed for a story on NPR regarding the delays in the R. Allen Stanford trial. 

Stanford saga set to enter its next phase

Professor Gershowitz is quoted in an article on the Houston Chronicle website regarding the upcoming criminal trial of financier R. Allen Stanford.

U.S. v. R. Allen Stanford Begins

Professor Gershowitz is quoted in an article on the KUHF website regarding the upcoming criminal trial of R. Allen Stanford. Stanford is charged with running a $7 billion Ponzi scheme. The website also has a link to a recorded interview with Professor Gershowitz.

Greater Houston Partnership Switches Chairs

Professor Chase was featured in an article on the Houston Chronicle website regarding his speech at the Greater Houston Partnership Annual Meeting as the partnership’s incoming chairman.

Bauer Business Focus: Anthony Chase

Professor Chase was interviewed by KUHF Houston Public Radio’s “Bauer Business Focus” regarding his 2012 chairmanship of the Greater Houston Partnership.

Supreme Court Backs Church in Teacher Case

Professor Griffin was quoted in an article in Education Week regarding the recent US Supreme Court decision in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC. Professor Griffin expressed her disappointment in the decision and offered a warning to educational employees working at religious schools.

Getting Houston ahead of the curve

Professor Chase was featured in an article in today’s Houston Chronicle. Professor Chase was interviewed about his goals as incoming chairman for the Greater Houston Partnership.

Teen charged with murder in police shooting

Professor Gershowitz was quoted in an article from the Houston Chronicle regarding a Houston teenager who has been charged with felony murder in a fatal shooting that took place as he allegedly fled the scene. 

Immigration Law: Practice and Policy in the Twenty-first Century

Professor Olivas will be the keynote speaker at the symposium “Immigration Law: Practice and Policy in the Twenty-first Century,” which will be hosted by The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Minority Issues on March 2, 2012. 

New Hiring Policy: "Quit Smoking"

Professor Roberts was interviewed by KUHF Houston Public Radio on January 17, 2012 regarding the legal issues involved when employers refuse to hire smokers. 

Federal Judge Says Law Schools Need To Change

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article on CTICareerSearch.com regarding Judge Jose A. Cabranes’ address to the AALS annual meeting on the topic of legal education.

At Meeting, Federal Judge Hands Down a Sharp Opinion About Law Schools

Professor Olivas is quoted in an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education regarding Judge Jose A. Cabranes’  address on the topic of legal education to the AALS annual meeting. Judge Cabranes serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York.

Keeping the Dream Alive

Professor Olivas was also quoted in an article in the Jan.-Feb. 2012 issue of International Educator that discusses the various state DREAM Acts (or lack thereof).  Prof. Olivas (whose remarks appear on page 4 of the PDF file) counsels against civil disobedience by undocumented students.  

Association of American Law Schools kicks off annual conference

Professor Michael Olivas was quoted in an article that was posted to the website for Thomson Reuters News & Insight on Thursday, January 5, 2012 regarding the commencement of the Association of American Law Schools' (AALS) annual conference, which began this week in Washington, DC.  Prof. Olivas remarks on why there has “never been a better time to apply to law school.”

 

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