UHLC in the News 2013

Federal investigation in BISD will continue in 2014, maybe 2015

Professor Kwok was quoted in a Beaumont Enterprise web article regarding a federal investigation into possible financial improprieties within the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD).

BOOK EXCERPT

Professor Dow is scheduled to discuss and sign his book, “Things I’ve Learned From Dying,” at Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet, in Houston, on January 8, 2014, at 7 p.m., according to an article available on HoustonChronicle.com. An excerpt of the book was also included in the announcement.

Report: Dallas County Issues State's Highest Rate Of Death Sentences

Professor Dow was interviewed by KUHF and quoted in its website article titled Report: Dallas County Issues State's Highest Rate Of Death Sentences. The audio clip is available at http://app1.kuhf.org/articles/1386612471-Report-Dallas-County-Issues-States-Highest-Rate-Of-Death-Sentences.html.

COLUMN-The death of the Obamacare individual mandate

Professor Chandler was quoted in an Reuters.com op-ed piece discussing the impact and legality of weakening the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act and the possibility of decreasing the number of Americans with private insurance.

Obamacare Initiates Self-Destruction Sequence

Professor Chandler was quoted in a Bloomberg.com article on the recent changes made to the catastrophic plans and the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

Will enough ‘Young Invincibles’ sign up for health care?

Professor Chandler was also quoted extensively in a HoustonChronicle.com article on the demographics of the Affordable Care Ac, the potential problems if not enough “Young Invincibles” enroll, and the marketing to this group.

And the State Bar of Texas president-elect race begins!

Professor Crump was among six potential nominees interviewed by the State Bar’s Nominations and Elections Subcommittee for the Texas State Bar president-elect race, according to an article available on the Texas Lawyer’s Tex Parte Blog.

State healthcare exchange reports sharp increase in enrollment

Professor Chandler was quoted in an article on Los Angeles Times’ website, commenting on how California’s health insurance exchange has handled consumer privacy.

74 undocumented students get in-state tuition in RI; advocates push for state law

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article on WPRI-TV’s website, commenting on the impact of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and providing in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants.

Study: It's All Healthy People — Not Just Young Adults — Who Are Critical To ACA Success

Professor Chandler was quoted and his blog, “ACA Death Spiral,” was mentioned in an article distributed by Kaiser Health News (AP) and available on Kitsapsun.com. The article discusses the impact of the lower levels of young-adult enrollment on coverage sold under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Professor Chandler comments that his numbers show lower levels of young-adult enrollment could generate losses as high as 10 percent (comparing them with the figures from the Kaiser Family Foundation). He also discusses the impact of President Obama’s decision to let insurers renew 2013 plans for existing policy holders and the importance of recruiting enough healthy members, regardless of age.

Ethan Couch And 'Affluenza': Can His Parents Be Sued For 'Bad Parenting' At His Civil Trial? Experts Weigh In

Professor Thompson was quoted in an article available on International Business Times’ website. The article discusses the recent decision by a judge to grant probation to Texas 16-year-old Ethan Couch, whose attorneys used the “affluenza” argument during sentencing in his manslaughter case. Professor Thompson comments on the public’s reaction to Couch’s sentence and the tendency by Texas juvenile courts to focus on “rehabilitation” in sentencing.

Obamacare’s Many Possible Futures

The New York Times quoted and discussed an argument  made by Professor Chandler in his blog, ACA Death Spiral.

The HHS Enrollment Numbers

The National Review Online quoted Professor Chandler discussing HHS enrollment numbers.

Ex-J.P. Morgan Chase Employee Charged In $780,000 Bank Fraud

KUHF interviewed Professor Kwok regarding a local criminal case involving bank fraud and money laundering.

What if exchange enrollment never catches up?

Professor Chandler’s ACA Death Spiral blog was discussed in an article from the Indianapolis Business Journal website regarding projections for enrollment in the health care exchanges. 

Texas Justice Goes Soft

Professor Thompson was quoted in an article from the TIME website regarding recent reforms to the Texas criminal justice system that may soften the state’s long-standing reputation for harsh justice. 

Experts raise questions about city settlement with topless clubs

Professor Zale was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article regarding Houston's recent settlement to relax rules at sixteen of the city's largest topless clubs in exchange for payments and changes to certain practices.  Professor Zale comments on why the city can have this agreement with some clubs, but still enforce the sexually oriented business ordinance against other clubs. 

Health of individual insurance markets likely to vary by state

Modern Healthcare interviewed Professor Chandler in an article about prospects for the success of the Affordable Care Act.

CEDPEM debate desafios da indústria brasileira do petróleo

The Portuguese-language journal SEGS reports that Professor Weaver will be speaking at a meeting of the Center for Excellence in Development, Oil, Energy and Mining in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on December 9.

How Immigration Policy Affects Houston

Professor Hoffman was interviewed by KUHF’s Houston Matters regarding immigration policy and UHLC’s immigration clinic was mentioned in an article available on the station’s website

Woman warning others after car sale goes awry

Dean Alderman was interviewed by KTRK-TV (ABC-13) and quoted in an article on the station’s website commenting on a car dealership’s liability for an employee’s acts concerning the sale of a non-dealership vehicle to an unknowing consumer .

Does Shaming Bad Drivers Reform Them?

Professor Thompson was quoted in an article from the FOX Business website regarding the use of public shaming as a way to reform bad drivers. 

Split among states on Obamacare 'fix' is mostly red vs. blue

Professor Chandler was quoted in an article available on MinnPost.com regarding the  impact of President Obama’s proposed cancellation ‘fix’ on health exchanges and how quickly states need to decide whether they will allow or reject the “fix.”

'I Deserve to Work There'

Insidehighered.com quoted Professor Olivas discussing customary practices for universities firing at-will part-time instructors.

GOP Plots Its Next Move Against the Nuclear Option

Professor Bruhl was quoted in an article on the Fiscal Times website regarding how Senate Republicans may use other procedures to slow down business in the Senate now that they can no longer use the filibuster to block nominations.   

Woman's food truck venture turns into nightmare

Dean Alderman was interviewed by KTRK-TV (ABC-13) and quoted in an article available on the station’s website, commenting on the right to a refund of a deposit when a company doesn’t perform under a contract and on the potential damages available under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

For Insurers, Obama's Proposed Cancellation 'Fix' Changes Health Law Calculations

Professor Chandler was quoted in an article distributed by Kaiser Health News (AP) and available on St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s website regarding the impact of President Obama’s proposed cancellation ‘fix’ on insurers.

The Big Conversation

An article on the Texas Tribune’s website included a quote by Professor Tom Oldham that originally appeared in an article distributed by the Associated Press and was available on the Monitor’s website.  Professor Oldham discussed the potential legal challenges to the City of Houston’s decision to offer benefits to same-sex spouses of city employees.

Supreme Court declines to block Texas abortion law

CW39 NewsFix quoted Professor Linzer discussing the Supreme Court’s recent decision not to block a Texas abortion law during the appeals process.

Houston to offer benefits to same-sex couples

The Monitor quoted Professor Oldham discussing potential legal challenges to the City of Houston’s decision to offer benefits to same-sex spouses of city employees.  This Associated Press item appeared in multiple sources.

THE 2ND TIME AROUND

Professor Anthony Chase was quoted in an article profiling his successful business career published in Black Enterprise magazine.

When it floods, is valet responsible for where it parks your car?

Dean Alderman was interviewed for a KTRK story regarding vehicles that flooded after they were valet parked at a Houston hotel.  Dean Alderman discusses the potential liability of the valet service. 

Arlington newcomers turn to lawyer after storage unit leak

Dean Alderman was interviewed for a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article about a family whose possessions were damaged due to an air-conditioning leak at a storage facility. He comments on the potential liability of the storage facility.

New Blog, "ACA Death Spiral," by Houston Law's Seth Chandler

Professor Chandler’s new blog, “ACA Death Spiral” (available at http://acadeathspiral.org/) was mentioned and/or  quoted in articles available on “Return to Rome” (available on Patheos.com) and The Faculty Lounge blogs on Friday, November 15; and was highlighted in a post on the How Appealing blog on Sunday, November 17. 

Obamacare Death Spiral Blog

Professor Chandler was also quoted in a Texas Lawyer article about using machine learning to analyze large sets of data to reveal patterns and predict future outcomes.

Antitrust Lessons For Future Mergers In U.S. Airline Deal

Professor Bush was quoted in a Reuters news article on the Hartford Courant website concerning the DOJ’s settlement with American Airlines and US Airways, which will allow the two airlines to merge.  The article appeared on multiple news websites.

Attorney general: No real abortion backlog

Professor Linzer was quoted in an article in the San Antonio Express-News regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to let stand an Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling striking down the state’s ultrasound law for women seeking abortions.  The article also appeared in the Houston Chronicle

County reauthorizes federal jail screenings

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article in the Houston Chronicle regarding the reauthorization of a controversial Harris County program that trains local law enforcement officers to help federal agents screen for undocumented immigrants in the jails.

It's "Tort Reform" Week, People!

Dean Hoffman’s testimony before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution on March 11, 2011, regarding the 1983 amendments to Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, was quoted in an article on ThePopTort.com.

Investigation into BISD finances could take years

Professor Kwok was quoted in an article on the Beaumont Enterprise’s website regarding a federal investigation involving Beaumont ISD in which agents last Thursday raided BISD headquarters and the homes of two finance department employees, executing a search warrant for documents that reveal possible financial crimes. Professor Kwok comments on ways to deter financial fraud, the reasons such fraud is committed, the time frame of the pending investigation, and the potential charges against the two employees.

Texas Ex-Prosecutor Gets Brief Jail Time for Misconduct

The Wall Street Journal quoted Professor Schuwerk discussing the rarity of disciplinary action for prosecutorial misconduct.

John F. Kennedy, LULAC and the Mexican American Vote: A CMAS Symposium

The Center for Mexican American Studies announced that Professor Olivas will be speaking at a symposium, “President John F. Kennedy, LULAC and the Mexican American Vote,” at the Hilton University of Houston on November 20.

2 groups demand action on racial remarks

Professor Robert Schuwerk was quoted in an article in the Houston Chronicle regarding the controversy surrounding an assistant U.S. attorney who made racially offensive comments on his Facebook page. 

Michael A. Olivas: "Higher Education and the Courts: Legal Issues Involving Faculty, Students, and Immigrants

Professor Olivas was the guest lecturer for the School of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University’s 30th annual Bowen Lecture on October 30.  His presentation, “Higher Education and the Courts: Legal Issues Involving Faculty, Students, and Immigrants" was reported by the LA.com website.

John F. Kennedy, LULAC and the Mexican American Vote: a UH CMAS Symposium

Professor Olivas will present "A Primer on Latino Civil Rights Litigation in Texas, Post WWII"  at a symposium marking the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s address at a Houston League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) function on November 21, 1963. The symposium, titled “President John F. Kennedy, LULAC and the Mexican American Vote,” will take place at the UH Hilton on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, according to a press release issued by the University of Houston.

UH Law Center Professors Look to Future of 'Genetics Revolution' in Panel Discussion Oct. 29

Professors Evans, Kumar, and Roberts will be speaking about their research, as well as the latest trends in biotechnology, intellectual property, and genetics during a panel discussion at the law center. The discussion will take place today from 4-6 p.m. in the Hendricks Heritage Room, according to a press release issued by the law center.

ProfNet Experts Available on Work-Life Balance, Trade Secrets, More Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers and Media Industry Blog Posts

Professors Geoffrey Hoffman, Olivas, and Zamora are listed as experts available to comment on immigration reform and other migration issues in a press release issued by ProfNet.

Drone Attacks Can Be Justified Under International Law

The Jurist published an article by Professor Paust discussing legal justifications for drone attacks.

Wedding videographer deletes footage; Houston-area bride exploring legal rights

Dean Alderman was interviewed for a KTRK story regarding a woman who may sue her wedding videographer for failing to provide the video and deleting the footage.  Dean Alderman discusses the statute of limitations issues involved in the case. 

La cárcel del Condado de Harris alberga al mayor número de indocumentados

A Houston Chronicle article quoting Professor Olivas regarding federal immigration detention in Harris County was reprinted in Spanish in La Voz de Houston’s weekly edition.

Davis: el éxito depende del voto latino

Professor Olivas was quoted in a La Voz de Houston article regarding the importance of the Hispanic vote to Wendy Davis’ campaign for governor of Texas. 

Harris County Jail brings in highest number of undocumented inmates

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article available on HoustonChronicle.com regarding the participation of the Harris County Jail system in two federal immigration enforcement programs -- 287(g) and Secure Communities -- that deputize local law enforcement to assist immigration agents.

58,000 Minutes: An Essay on Law Majors and Emerging Proposals for the Third Year of Law Study

Professor Olivas’ article, “58,000 Minutes: An Essay on Law Majors and Emerging Proposals for the Third Year of Law Study,” 45 McGeorge L. Rev. 1-17 (2014) was featured in a blog posting available on the Legal Skills Prof Blog on Wednesday, October 16, 2013.

Court Rules Facebook 'Like' Is Protected Free Speech

Professor Linzer was interviewed by KUHF Houston Public Radio regarding a recent federal court of appeals decision finding that a Facebook “like” is protected speech.  Professor Linzer discusses the unsettled nature of the law regarding free speech and the internet. 

Affirmative action reappears before Supreme Court

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article from the Politico website concerning an upcoming Supreme Court case about a Michigan constitutional amendment that bans the state from considering race in public education, employment and contracting.  Professor Olivas comments on how this case may relate to Fisher v. Texas, the Supreme Court’s most recent decision about affirmative action. 

Immigration Articles of the Day: Two Articles By Professor Michael Olivas

Two articles by Professor Olivas “From a 'Legal Organization of Militants' into a 'Law Firm for the Latino Community': MALDEF and the Purposive Cases of Keyes, Rodriguez, and Plyler,” and “The Growing Role of Immigration Law in Universal Higher Education: Case Studies of the United States and the EU” were highlighted as the Immigration Articles of the Day by the ImmigrationProf Blog.

Law Now Allows Undocumented Aliens To Be Admitted to Practice in California

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article in the ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct Current Reports regarding a new California law that allows undocumented aliens to receive a license to practice law in the state.  Professor Olivas discusses how the law may impact a case on this issue that is currently pending in the California Supreme Court. 

Rights Advocates Suing U.N. Over the Spread of Cholera in Haiti

Professor Paust was quoted in a New York Times article concerning a lawsuit against the United Nations over the spread of cholera in Haiti.  Professor Paust comments on the UN’s immunity from domestic lawsuits. 

Text outreach has benefits and pitfalls

Dean Alderman was quoted in an article published in Saturday’s Houston Chronicle regarding the legality of Houston Mayoral challenger Ben Hall’s decision to engage 100,000 voters via text messages.

Will California's New Data Breach Notification Duty Stimulate Class Action Litigation?

An article available on Forbes.com discusses Professor Nimmer’s January 2009 WLF (Washington Legal Foundation) Legal Opinion Letter that questions whether plaintiffs could establish actual harm in class action lawsuits over the failure of businesses to secure consumers’ personal data.

The Claremont Colleges Events

Professor Olivas will present "Higher Education and the Courts: Legal Issues Involving Faculty, Students, and Immigrants" at Pomona College on October 30, 2013, according to an announcement on the Claremont Colleges’ website.

U.S. immigration enforcement’s ‘prosecutorial discretion’ history dates to John Lennon

Professor Olivas was quoted in a Dallas Morning News article regarding the historic and present-day use of prosecutorial discretion in immigrant deportation proceedings.

Affordable Care Costs

Professor Chandler appeared in a news item on Fox 26 News on Wednesday evening, discussing the Affordable Care Act. He addressed out of pocket costs, beyond the basic premium, and the possibility that not all plans will have the resources required to meet actual claims experienced.

Lunch & Learn event for the Texas Diversity Council on October 9

Michael A. Olivas will speak at the Lunch & Learn event for the Texas Diversity Council, on October 9, on the subject of Recent Developments in Immigration and College Admissions: http://www.texasdiversitycouncil.org/NEWWP1/

People’s Law School convenes Oct. 5 at UH Law Center

Your Houston News quoted Dean Richard Alderman in its report that UHLC will be hosting the People’s Law School on October 5. This item appeared in several sources

Should Law School be Two Years Instead of Three?

The U.S. News & World Report website reprinted a quote from Professor Michael Olivas regarding proposals to eliminate the third year of law school in its “Debate Club” section. The quote originally appeared in an August 26, 2013 Wall Street Journal article.

Built-In Biases Put Profits In Tax Havens

Professor Wells’ article “Tax Base Erosion: Reformation of Section 482’s Arm’s Length Standard” was quoted and discussed in an article on the Forbes website regarding tax havens.

Gov. Perry Appoints Brown to Supreme Court of Texas

UHLC alumnus and former adjunct professor Jeff Brown has been appointed as a justice of the Supreme Court of Texas by Governor Perry according to an announcement from the governor’s office. This announcement appeared in multiple sources.

People’s Law School is Oct. 5

Dean Alderman’s column in the Houston Chronicle announced the People’s Law School will be held Saturday, October 5, 2013, from 9-12 p.m.

Mooted, But Not Muted

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom ran a statement coauthored by Professor Olivas discussing the California law license case of Sergio Garcia.

Future still unknown for Beaumont prosecutor who made Facebook comments about minorities

Professor Schuwerk was quoted in a Beaumont Enterprise article regarding a Beaumont prosecutor’s
potential discipline for making disparaging comments about minorities on his personal Facebook page.

Panel Suggests Dropping Tenure Requirement to Reform Legal Education

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s website, arguing against the ABA relaxing accreditation standards (particularly with respect to the requirement that schools offer a tenure system) and criticizing the idea of developing a process for non-lawyers to offer basic legal advice.

The Source: Tom DeLay Off The Hook

Professor Thompson was interviewed by Texas Public Radio and was quoted in an article available on the network’s website, regarding the Texas Court of Appeals, Third District (Austin)’s decision to overturn former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom Delay’s 2010 money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering convictions. The audio clip is available at: http://tpr.org/post/source-tom-delay-hook-san-antonio-clean-energy-friendly-ebony-and-ivy

Is hope a human right?

Professor Dow was quoted in an article on Aljazeera.com’s America-Tonight blog, commenting on the reason for the anti-death penalty community’s accepting life without parole as a reasonable concession, the differences between his clients views on their death penalty sentences and those facing the death penalty in California, and clients who avoided the death penalty by agreeing to life without parole but regretted it later.

Should It Take 2 Or 3 Years To Earn A Law Degree?

Professor Olivas commented on his opposition to law schools reducing the J.D. program from three years to two years, in a story that aired on NPR.

U.S. Is Asked to Hold Sudan Leader if He Visits U.N.

Professor Paust was quoted in an article available on the New York Times’ website regarding the plans of Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir (wanted for years by the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide and other crimes in the Darfur conflict) to attend the United Nations General Assembly.

Eagle gets copy of contract Motorola signed with Texas A&M and other universities

Professor Vetter was quoted in an article available on TheEagle.com (Bryan-College Station) regarding a lucrative research contract between Texas A&M University System and Google subsidiary Motorola.

Texas Two-Step: Will Texas Law Schools Lop Off the Third Year?

Dean Alderman was quoted in a Texas Lawyer article that asked the deans of Texas law schools how their institutions are responding to recent calls to reduce the length of J.D. programs from three years to two.

12-year-old girl now a felon for locker-room photo  

The Houston Chronicle quoted Professor Marrus discussing the case of a 12-year-old girl convicted of a felony for taking a photo in a locker room.

Documentary Film Screening of Latino Americans

Hispanic Houston reports that Houston PBS Channel 8 will be premiering the documentary Latino Americans (featuring Professor Olivas) on Tuesday, September 17. This press release appeared in multiple sources.

Voting rights groups raise red flag

The My San Antonio website posted an article quoting Professor Olivas on state responses to the recent changes in Federal oversight of voting laws.

City of Houston Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The City of Houston issued a press release describing the events to be held in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, including an announcement that Professor Olivas will participate in a panel discussion at a screening of the documentary Latino Americans (in which Professor Olivas appears), held at 6:00pm today.

Amended sex offender laws could gain ground

The Beaumont Enterprise quoted Professor Zale discussing the consequences of a Nederland City ordinance restricting the residency of convicted sex offenders.

Lawyers Cope with Changing Industry

Your Houston News interviewed Dean Alderman regarding how law schools generally and UHLC specifically are responding to changes in the legal industry. This item was published by several sources.

US Use of Limited Force in Syria Can Be Lawful Under the UN Charter 

JURIST has published a guest column by Professor Paust on the legality of a US strike against Syria under the UN Charter.

UH Hosting Community Conversation on Urban Health Care Oct. 4
Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Judge Ed Emmet Speaking at Scholarship and Community Conference

Professor Evans will be speaking at the University of Houston’s Scholarship and Community Conference on October 4 according to a press release issued by UH. The conference focuses on issues related to urban health care.

El Movimiento
How Latino Americans fought for civil rights

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article in Humanities magazine regarding the life of Mexican American civil rights figure Macario Garcia, which is the topic of his Indiana Law Journal article “The ‘Trial of the Century’ that Never Was: Staff Sgt. Macario Garcia, the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Oasis Café.” Professor Olivas also will appear in an upcoming episode of the PBS documentary series Latino Americans that focuses on the life of Macario Garcia. A trailer for the episode is available at: http://video.pbs.org/video/2365053229/

Investigators must sort through multiple witness accounts
Researchers say memories are not as accurate as many believe

Professor Thompson’s September 2011 article in the New York Times regarding faulty eyewitness testimony was mentioned in an article on the Baltimore Sun website.

TED Talk - David R. Dow: Lessons From Death Row Inmates

Professor Dow’s TED Talk, “Lessons from Death Row Inmates,” will be viewed at an event held at Keene State College on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.

Breaking Free, Breaking Down Conference 2013

Professor Olivas is scheduled to provide the concluding remarks, titled "The Accidental Historian or, How I Found My Groove in Legal History," at ¬the “Breaking Free, Breaking Down: The New Chicana/o History in the Twenty-First Century” conference to be held at Texas A&M University on Friday, September 27, 2013. The conference begins at 8:00 a.m. and Professor Olivas is scheduled to speak at 4:30 p.m.

Pasadena's retro districting plan mirrors a movement in U.S.

Professor Olivas was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article about how the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder (regarding the Voting Rights Act) is leading to election changes in Pasadena, TX and elsewhere.

BMW owner could be faced with thousands in repairs after ride through car wash

Dean Alderman was interviewed by KTRK-TV (ABC-Houston) and was quoted in an article on the station’s website regarding Landmark Industries’ potential liability for damages to a vehicle caused by a car wash at one of its gas stations.

Lawyers cope with changing industry

Dean Alderman was quoted extensively in an article available on YourHoustonNews.com (Cypress Creek Mirror), commenting on the changes law schools are making in response to the current legal market.

No more small claims court means changes for Texans

KTRK TV quoted Dean Alderman discussing justice court taking over the role of the former small claims court in Texas.

As applicant pool shallows, UH Law Center uses discretion

The Daily Cougar quoted Dean Alderman and Assistant Dean Jamie Dillon discussing UHLC’s plans to reduce class size.

BP’s New Approach to Deepwater Horizon Damages: Start Over

A Wall Street Journal blog quoted Professor Rave discussing BP filing to throw out the settlement agreement related to its 2010 oil spill.

Arte Público Press

Arte Público Press issued a press release announcing that Professor Olivas will be panelist speaking at a screening of Latino Americans at the Houston Central Library on September 12.

Stakeholders Continue to Spar on Need For Confirmatory Genetic Test Legislation

Professor Kumar was mentioned as one of the anti-gene patent presenters at a third public “Roundtable on Genetic Diagnostic Testing” held by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at its Alexandria, Va., headquarters on January 10, 2013, according to an article available on BloombergLaw.com.

It's About Time to Fix the 3-Year J.D. Problem

Professor Olivas’ op-ed piece was published in the National Law Journal and available on Law.com, arguing against reducing J.D. programs to two years of course work.

Obama thinks law school should be two years. The British think it should be one.

The Washington Post quoted Professor Olivas from an earlier interview with the Wall Street Journal discussing the problems of a two-year law school program.

Obama’s Good, and Hopeless, Idea for Law Schools

Professor Olivas posted a comment in response to an article discussing two-year law school programs in the online Chronicle of Higher Education.

Textbook piracy on the rise

Professor Joyce was quoted in a Daily Cougar article, commenting on the rise in textbook piracy on college campuses.

Law Schools Face New Pressure to Lop Off Third Year

Professor Olivas was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article regarding proposals to eliminate the third year of law school.

Law professor: Greenspun suit has little chance of succeeding

Professor Bush was interviewed and quoted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal regarding the antitrust implications of the end of the operating agreement between the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Las Vegas Sun.

Moves to redraw districts gain steam: Supreme Court’s weakening of Voting Rights Act stirs up passions in Pasadena, Galveston  

Professor Olivas was quoted by the Houston Chronicle on the recent redistricting efforts in Pasadena City and Galveston County.

Did Texas Sen. Ted Cruz diss dual citizens?

Professor Olivas’ comments from an article originally reported on CNN’s website (http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/04/us/dual-nationals), regarding the number of dual citizens in the United States, was mentioned in an article available on the Los Angeles Times’ website. The article discusses Senator Ted Cruz’ recent decision to renounce his Canadian citizenship.

Judges get more leeway in handling small claims cases

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram quoted Dean Alderman discussing the upcoming merger of the Texas small claims courts with the Justice courts.

Is Houston, Texas TOO business friendly?

KUFH Radio interviewed Dean Alderman on Houston Matters on how consumers perceive the costs and benefits of Houston and Texas policies on business regulation. Audio available at http://www.houstonmatters.org/segments/segment-a/2013/08/16/is-houston-texas-too-business-friendly.

When You Can’t Tell Web Suffixes Without a Scorecard

Professor Lipton was quoted in an article in the New York Times regarding potential problems with the upcoming expansion in the types of top-level domain names.

Immigration Reform Advocates Target House Republicans In Houston

Professor Olivas was interviewed by KUHF Houston Public Radio, regarding the proposed comprehensive immigration reform legislation. Audio of the interview is available at: http://app1.kuhf.org/articles/1376582954-Immigration-Reform-Advocates-Target-House-Republicans-In-Houston.html

Texas AG's Office: American Merger Could Cut Service At Smaller Texas Airports

Professor Bush was interviewed by KUHF Houston Public Radio, regarding the Department of Justice’s suit to block the merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines.

NM Ruling: Non-English Speakers Can Be Jurors

Professor Olivas was interviewed for an Associated Press article about the New Mexico Supreme Court’s ruling that citizens who don't speak English have the right to serve on juries. The story was picked up by multiple media outlets including ABC News, the Washington Post, and La Opinión.

Tax bills help drain US corporate base

The Financial Times quoted Professor Wells concerning trends in US companies reincorporating abroad under a foreign parent company for tax purposes.

The U.S. College System is Keeping White Privilege Alive

Professor Olivas’ comments in a recent Chronicle of Higher Education story regarding racial and economic disparities in higher education were quoted in an article on the Care 2 website.

Car owner: Oil change caused thousands in damage

A Houston ABC affiliate quoted Dean Alderman commenting on a consumer affairs case in which a mechanic damaged a customer’s car.

Reforma inmigratoria sigue pendiente

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article from La Voz de Houston, the Houston Chronicle’s Spanish language newspaper, regarding recent developments in immigration reform.

Texas Windstorm Insurance Association board members seek $400 million from insurance companies

Professor Chandler was quoted in a Corpus Christi Caller-Times article, regarding the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association’s plan to consider seeking assessments from insurance companies to recoup losses from Hurricane Ike. 

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING:
Insurance issues loom over shale gas development

Professor Chandler was quoted in an article on E&E’s EnergyWire website, regarding insurance coverage for hydraulic fracturing operations.

U.S. Higher-Education System Perpetuates White Privilege, Report Says

The Chronicle of Higher Education quoted Professor Olivas commenting on social and economic stratification in higher education.

Q&A with author of new book on litigation and higher education

Professor Olivas was interviewed by Inside Higher Ed on his newest book, Suing Alma Mater.

Abbott's role at cancer agency under fire

Professor Schuwerk was quoted in a Dallas Morning News article. The article concerns Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s position on the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas’ governing board and investigations by the attorney general’s office into the cancer agency’s activities.

Justice Department Targets Texas Over Voter Discrimination

Professor Peter Linzer was interviewed by KUHF Houston Public Radio on Thursday, July 25, 2013, regarding the Justice Department’s new efforts to require Texas to submit to pre-clearance for every new election law due to ongoing racial discrimination.

Texas Attorney General Announces $1.4 Million Settlement In Fraud Case Involving Planned Parenthood

KUHF Houston Public Radio quoted Professor Gray discussing methods of discovering Medicare fraud in an article about the settlement of a Medicare fraud case by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.

Getting Stuck: Uninsured Patients Slammed with Lawsuits by Not-for-Profit Hospital

Houston Press News quoted Professor Gray discussing the frequency of US hospitals suing uninsured patients in an article about Memorial Hermann suing a local patient.

Amazon Can't Have .Amazon Domain Names After Latin American Countries Object

Buzzfeed published an article on the controversy over the ".amazon" domain name, quoting Professor Lipton discussing the significance of ICANN's auction of new domain names.

Response to article: "Harris County Judges Discuss Best Practices"

Professor Oldham authored a letter to the editor published in the July 22, 2013 issue of the Texas Lawyer.  Professor Oldham's letter is in response to a recent Texas Lawyer article regarding Tedder v. Gardner Aldrich LLP, a Texas Supreme Court decision addressing attorneys' fees in divorce cases. 

Group asks League City council to stop praying before meetings

Professor Linzer was interviewed for an article in Saturday's Galveston Daily News concerning prayer before public government meetings.  The article, requiring a subscription to view, is available at  http://www.galvestondailynews.com/news/local_news/article_d7778328-f1bb-11e2-be14-001a4bcf6878.html

Immigration Reform Supporters To President Obama: Stop Deportations Until Legislation Passes

Professor Michael Olivas commented on the Senate plan for immigration reform on yesterday's KUHF news broadcast.  

Supreme Court refuses to stop Texas execution

Professor Dow was quoted in an article distributed by the Associated Press and available on KTRK (ABC-13, Houston)'s website, regarding his client, John Manuel Quintanilla, and the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to halt his execution.

A Tenure Menu for the ABA

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article available on InsideHigherEd.com, commenting on the importance of tenure for faculty to maintain academic freedom, and discusses extending tenure for all law faculty, including clinical faculty.

Retired Texas deputy's convicted killer set to die

Professor Dow was quoted in an article that appeared on the Sacramento Bee website, regarding his client, John Manuel Quintanilla, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals' decision not to halt his execution.  

Affirmative action, prejudice by nature

Excerpts from Professor Olivas' June 25 essay on Fisher v. University of Texas, published on InsideHigherEd.com, were quoted in an opinion piece for the Daily Cougar.

Judge accused of texting prosecutor from bench to sway case

Professor Schuwerk was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article, commenting on allegations that Elizabeth Coker, a Texas district court judge, sent text messages to prosecutors in order to aid their cases.

Law school applications plunge across Texas and nationally

Dean Alderman was quoted in an article on the Dallas Morning News website, commenting on how the decline in the number of law school applicants in Texas has led to increased competition for students.
Professor Bush was interviewed by KUHF Houston Public Radio regarding the recent federal court ruling finding that Apple colluded with publishers illegally to raise the price of electronic books.

Fans' suit over Arlington Super Bowl seating may not end with denial of class-action status

Dean Hoffman was quoted in an article on the Dallas Morning News website regarding a lawsuit over seating at the 2011 Super Bowl, which was recently denied class action status. Dean Hoffman discusses the benefits of class action lawsuits.

Officer convicted in taped beating pursues new trial

Professor Thompson was quoted in an article in today's Houston Chronicle regarding the motion for a new trial alleging juror misconduct that was filed by Drew Ryser, the former Houston police officer convicted last month for his role in the videotaped beating of teenager Chad Holley.

Cash-short drivers roll on rented tires

Professor Hawkins was quoted in an article on the Seattle Times web site regarding tire rentals.

Education: Ruling puts new focus on whether Texas’ ‘Top 10 Percent’ admissions rule is working

Professor Olivas was mentioned in an article on the My West Texas web site regarding whether the Texas “10 percent rule” is working to ensure a diverse student population at the University of Texas at Austin.

What now? Q&A about latest snag in health care law

Professor Chandler was interviewed by KTRK abc 13 on July 7, 2013 regarding the recent delay in the deadline imposed by the health care reform law for certain employers to provide health coverage or pay a fine.

UH Law Center professor expects appeals court to uphold UT's race-conscious admittance policy

West NewsRx previewed an article interviewing Professor Michael Olivas on the Supreme Court’s recent decision on affirmative action.

2013 AERA Opening Plenary Session

Professor Olivas delivered the keynote address at the opening plenary session of the American Educational Research Association.

Lawsuit sparks new regulation on interns’ pay

The Daily Cougar quoted Professor Turner discussing the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on unpaid internships.

Growing numbers of Americans are renting tires

Professor Hawkins was quoted in an article on the Memphis Commercial Appeal web site regarding tire rentals.

On-Line Symposium: Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Is the Cure ("The Border Surge") Worse Than The Disease?

Professor Geoff Hoffman published an article on the Immigration Prof blog regarding a recent amendment to the immigration reform bill currently moving through Congress.

Supreme Court Ruling On Voting Rights Act Motivates Civil Rights Groups In Houston

Professor Linzer is quoted in a story from KUHF radio regarding the fall-out from the recent US Supreme Court case invalidating portions of the Voting Rights Act

Sen. Ted Cruz, Tea Party Groups Meet In Houston To Call For Abolition Of IRS

Professor Shepherd is quoted in a story from KUHF radio regarding Texas Senator Ted Cruz calling for the abolition of the IRS.

Pennsylvania Legislature's bill allowing easier pooling of gas well drilling leases draws criticism

Professor Weaver is quoted in a story from the Tribune Live (PA) web site regarding a new gas pooling law that recently passed the Pennsylvania legislature.

How the Supreme Court Rulings will Affect Houston

KUFH Houston Matters interviewed Professor Linzer regarding the cases decided by the Supreme Court the week of June 24-28.

June 30: Supreme Court decisions affect Texas

Professor Linzer appeared on the KPRC Houston Newsmakers program on June 30, 2013 and was quoted in an article available on the station’s. Professor Linzer discussed recent Supreme Court decisions and how they may affect Texas.

Lenders seek court actions against homeowners years after foreclosure

The Washington Post quoted Professor Mixon discussing deficiency judgments and their history in Texas.

Supreme Court ruling puts new focus on whether Texas' 'Top 10 Percent' admissions rule is working

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article from the website of the Dallas Morning News on June 29, 2013 regarding Texas’ Top 10 Percent rule, which guarantees admission to state colleges for students with the best grades in any Texas high school.

Legal Matters Associated with Storms

WatchList News identified Dean Alderman and Director Robert Johnson as UHLC experts available to comment on hurricane-related legal issues. The item was published on June 28 by multiple sources.

ProfNet Experts Available on Affirmative Action, DOMA, Anti-Spam Legislation, More

Professor Olivas was listed as an expert available to comment on affirmative action in a press release issued by ProfNet.

What does Supreme Court's DOMA ruling mean for Texas businesses?

The Houston Business Journal quoted Professor Geoffrey Hoffman discussing the consequences of the Supreme Court striking down DOMA.

Figuring out Fisher v. Texas

The Johns Hopkins University Press invited Professor Olivas to write about the disposition of Fisher v. Texas on its blog.

Supreme Court sends back Texas race-based plan

Professor Linzer commented on the Supreme Court’s Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin decision in a news story on Channel 2. Professor also gave an interview to Univision regarding the Fisher case.

Supreme Court issues decision on Voting Rights Act of 1965

Professor Linzer was interviewed by CW39 (Houston)’s Newsfix in a news story regarding the Supreme Court’s recent decision on the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Supreme Court strikes down part of Voting Rights Act of 1965

Professor Linzer commented on the Supreme Court’s decision striking down a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in a new story on Channel 2.

Essay on the Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action

Professor Olivas’ op-ed piece was available on Inside Higher Ed’s website regarding the US Supreme Court opinion Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, involving a challenge to affirmative action policies in college admissions.

UH Law Center professor expects appeals court to uphold UT's race-conscious admittance policy

Professor Olivas was quoted in a press release on the Herald online web site regarding the US Supreme Court opinion Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin involving a challenge to affirmative action policies in college admissions.

Analysis: Supreme Court delays a final showdown over affirmative action

Professor Olivas was quoted in a story on the Houston Chronicle blog page regarding the US Supreme Court opinion Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin involving a challenge to affirmative action policies in college admissions.

Another Round on Affirmative Action

Professor Olivas was quoted in a story that appeared on the Inside Higher Ed web site regarding the US Supreme Court opinion Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin involving a challenge to affirmative action policies in college admissions.

UHLC Interim Dean addresses State Bar Consumer and Commercial Law Section

Dean Alderman delivered a consumer law update to the Annual Meeting of the Texas State Bar.

College Affirmative Action Survives in High Court Ruling

Professor Olivas was quoted in a story that appeared on the Business Week web site regarding the US Supreme Court opinion Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin involving a challenge to affirmative action policies in college admissions.

High Court Sends Back Texas Race-Based Plan

Professor Michael Olivas was quoted in a story that appeared on the KTRH web site on June 24, 2013 regarding the US Supreme Court opinion Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin involving a challenge to affirmative action policies in college admissions.

Texas law professor predicts court will uphold diversity-aimed admissions policy

Professor Olivas was quoted in a story that appeared on the AL.com web site regarding the US Supreme Court opinion Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin involving a challenge to affirmative action policies in college admissions.

Supreme Court Sends Texas Affirmative Actions Case Back to Lower Court

Professor Linzer was quoted in a story on the KUHF web site regarding the US Supreme Court opinion Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin involving a challenge to affirmative action policies in college admissions.

Colleges can still use race for admissions -- but carefully

Professor Olivas was quoted in a story that appeared on the USA Today web site regarding the US Supreme Court opinion Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin involving a challenge to affirmative action policies in college admissions.

Did the Court Punt? Or Not?

Professor Olivas was quoted in a story that appeared on the Inside Higher Ed web site regarding the US Supreme Court opinion Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin involving a challenge to affirmative action policies in college admissions.

U. of Texas at Austin Awaits Further Scrutiny of Race-Conscious Admissions

Professor Olivas was quoted in a story that appeared on the Chronicle of Higher Education web site regarding the US Supreme Court opinion Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin involving a challenge to affirmative action policies in college admissions.

Banks Go after Homeowners Years after Foreclosure

Professor Mixon is quoted in an article from the AllGov.com web site regarding lenders pursuing deficiency judgments against the owners of foreclosed homes.

Another Round on Affirmative Action

Professor Olivas commented on the Supreme Court's decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin in a breaking news post to Inside Higher Ed.

From the Bookshelves: In Defense of My People: Alonso S. Perales and the Development of Mexican-American Public Intellectuals, Michael Olivas editor

The book In Defense of My People: Alonso S. Perales and the Development of Mexican-American Public Intellectuals, edited by Professor Olivas, was reviewed on the ImmigrationProf blog.

Mexico To Debate Easing Ban On Foreign Investment In Energy Sector

KUHF Houston Public Radio interviewed Professor Zamora regarding the likelihood of the Mexican Constitution being amended to permit foreign investment in oil and gas

Woman at odds with auto shop after car gets stolen

Dean Alderman was interviewed by KTRK TV on June 19, 2013 regarding a consumer who had their car stolen while it was in a repair shop. The video of the interview accompanies the story.

Texas Can't Wait for Windstorm Insurance Reform

Professor Chandler's op-ed about the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association appeared the Austin American-Statesman.  Professor Chandler noted that Governor Perry declined last week to add windstorm insurance reform to the agenda for the ongoing special session of the Texas Legislature and that Texas cannot wait until 2015 for a fix.

Woman at odds with auto shop after car gets stolen

Dean Alderman was interviewed by KTRK TV on June 19, 2013 regarding a consumer who had their car stolen while it was in a repair shop. The video of the interview accompanies the story.

Texas Can’t Wait for Windstorm Insurance Reform

Professor Chandler’s op-ed about the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association appeared the Austin American-Statesman. Professor Chandler noted that Governor Perry declined last week to add windstorm insurance reform to the agenda for the ongoing special session of the Texas Legislature and that Texas cannot wait until 2015 for a fix.

No special session for Texas Windstorm could prove costly

A Houston Fox affiliate quoted Professor Chandler on the solvency of insurance policies issued by the Texas Windstorm Association.

Rental Tires a Sad Reality in Post-Crash Economy

Professor Hawkins was quoted in an article on TireReview.com, commenting on tire rentals.

Houston Experts Say Gene Patent Ruling A 'Win' For Cancer Patients

KUHF Houston Public Radio quoted Professor Kumar discussing the Supreme Court’s rejection of patents on naturally-occurring genes.

Lenders seek court actions against homeowners years after foreclosure

Professor Mixon is quoted in an article from the Washington Post web site regarding banks suing for deficiency judgments after they have foreclosed on the home in question.

Jodi Arias not worth tax payers’ dollars

Professor Thompson was quoted in an article on The Daily Cougar’s website, commenting on the verdict from the first round of the penalty phase of the Jodi Arias trial.

ProfNet Experts Available on Gene Patent Case, Lactation Discrimination

The ProfNet Network identified Professor Evans and Professor Kumar as experts on health and patent law, and quoted them discussing the Supreme Court’s recent decision on gene patents. This item was published by multiple news sources.

Supreme Court ruling on gene patents a small victory for both sides, expert says

Professor Evans was quoted in an entry on the Houston Business Journal's Houston BizBlog  regarding the US Supreme Court's recent decision on the patentability of human genes. Professor Evans remarks on the possible impact of the decision on the business expectations of biotech firms.

UH Experts Have Practical Advice, Noteworthy Research On Hurricanes

Dean Alderman and Associate Director of the Center for Consumer Law Robert Johnson were identified as experts available to comment on legal issues related to hurricanes and tropical storms in a press release issued by the University of Houston.

Heart Institute's legal motion spurned

Professor Bush was quoted in an article in today's Houston Chronicle regarding a dispute between St. Luke's Health System and the Texas Heart Institute.

Death row inmates seek recusal of embattled judge

Professor Schuwerk was quoted in an article in today's Houston Chronicle regarding requests from death row inmates that U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Edith Jones recuse herself from hearing their appeals. Professor Schuwerk remarks on the impact a judicial misconduct complaint against Judge Jones has on the inmates' requests.

High prices are driving more motorists to rent tires

Professor Hawkins was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article on the rapidly expanding tire rental business.

Jurisdiction Issues in Global Intellectual Property

A quote from Professor Nimmer’s treatise, The Law of Computer Technology: Rights, Licenses, Liabilities was included in an article published in the Texas Lawyer and available on Law.com.

Ask the Experts: Why Do Health Care Cost Vary So Widley?

Interim Dean Richard Alderman was cited in an article published by CardHub regarding medical pricing discrepancies.

Chemical safety bill could be in peril

Professor Hester was quoted in an article published in today's Houston Chronicle and available on HoustonChronicle.com, commenting on the impact of the Chemical Safety Improvement Act that is pending before Congress.

KPFT News - Tue, June 4, 2013

Professor Vetter was interviewed by KPFT (90.1 FM-Houston) regarding a patent infringement dispute involving 18-year old high school senior, Eesha Khare and Solaroad Technologies, LLC. The news show is available at http://archive.kpft.org (look for “KPFT News,” Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 4:00 pm).

Angelina Jolie Genetic Screening Hotbed for Breast Cancer Debates

Professor Evans was cited in an article from the Guardian Express website regarding problems associated with direct to consumer genetic testing.

Governor says Windstorm Special Session "possible"

A Houston Fox affiliate quoted Professor Chandler concerning the occurrence and consequences of TWIA’s failure to gain regulatory borrowing approval this past week.

Chancellor has University of Houston on fast track

Professor Chase was quoted in an article in Sunday’s Houston Chronicle regarding UH President and System Chancellor Renu Khator.

TOP SHELF: An inspiring, tireless advocate

Professor Olivas' latest book, In Defense of My People: Alonso S. Perales and the Development of Mexican-American Public Intellectuals, was reviewed in an article that was posted to the website of the Monitor (McAllen, TX).

Credit card companies target vulnerable young people

Professor Hawkins is quoted in an article on the San Francisco Chronicle web site regarding the continued marketing of credit cards to college students.

Storm-Insurance Disaster Looms As Hurricane Season Approaches

Professor Chandler was interviewed by Texas Public Radio’s Texas Matters show and quoted in an article regarding the impact of the Texas State legislature’s failure to fix the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

No Future For Climate Change Torts, Attys Say

Professor Hester was quoted in an article on Law360 commenting on pursuing climate change tort litigation at the state level.

The 2nd Annual Ethics and Compliance Symposium to be held June

Dean Alderman was quoted in a press release distributed through PR Newswire and available on the Sacramento Bee’s website, regarding the 2nd Annual Ethics and Compliance Symposium to be held on June 6 at the University of Houston Law Center.

Nebraska Keeps Death Penalty, Though Majority Seems to Back Repeal

An article available on Truthout.org includes a quote from Professor Dow’s op-ed column on life without parole posted to the Daily Beast’s website.

Galveston Judge out on bail and back at work

Professor Schuwerk was interviewed for a news story that aired on Fox 26 (Houston) and was quoted in an article available on the station’s website, commenting on indicted Galveston County Judge Christopher Dupuy.

Texas Joins Multi-State Settlement In E-Book Price Fixing Case

Professor Bush was interviewed by KUHF Houston Public Radio on May 23, 2013 regarding Texas' decision to join a multi-state settlement in an e-book price fixing case against Penguin Group. 

County joins lawsuit over credit card fees  

Professor Bush was quoted in an article published in today's Houston Chronicle discussing strategic reasons for opting out of class-action antitrust lawsuits. 

TX House To Vote On Drug Testing Welfare Recipients

KUHF Houston Public Radio interviewed Professor Gray regarding a proposed Texas law that would require welfare recipients to take drug tests. 

LSC-CyFair Branch Library celebrates 10 millionth item milestone

Dean Alderman was mentioned as a speaker in a story from the Your Houston News web site regarding events that have occurred at the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Library, which is celebrating its 10 millionth item.

Actavis Lowers Tax Rate to 17% After Warner Chilcott Deal

Professor Wells is quoted in an article from the Bloomberg news web site regarding the issue of tax inversions in the context of Actavis' acquisition of Warner Chilcott PLC, both pharmaceutical companies.

Lawyer Mostyn Accused of Killing Windstorm Reform

Professor Chandler was interviewed for a news segment that aired today on KRIV FOX 26 and he was quoted in an article available on the station's website. Professor Chandler comments on the state insurance commissioner's option of placing the Texas Windstorm Association into receivership. 

Lawmakers yet to produce New Funding for Transportation & Windstorm

Professor Chandler was quoted by the My Fox Houston website, discussing prospects for replenishing the TWIA.

International - MARQUES gives gTLDs green light in debate on safeguards

Professor Lipton was quoted in an entry on the World Trademark Review Blog regarding recommendations on safeguards applicable to broad categories of new gTLDs. Professor Lipton questions the timing of the new recommendations.

Fox 26 investigates Obamacare's impact on 2 Houstonians with Serious Medical Issues

Professor Gray was quoted extensively in a Fox 26 News web site on a May 13, 2013  report regarding the different coverage of the Affordable Care Act for particular Houstonians. Video of the story is also included.

Lawyers worry new measure of mental retardation could prompt more executions

Professor Dow was quoted in an article on the Thomson Reuters News & Insight website on May 13, 2013 regarding a new measure of mental retardation that could allow courts to execute convicted criminals with IQ scores below 70 more easily.

Execution for Prison Guard Murder Delayed for DNA Tests

Professor Dow was quoted in an article on the Texas Tribune website about a 60-day reprieve for a death row inmate who filed a request for DNA testing. Professor Dow remarks on advancements in DNA testing and on the changing stories of other inmates.

Pioneering Mexican-American Lawyer Inspires Book, Scholarship Edited by Law Scholar Michael A. Olivas, ‘In Defense of My People’ to Benefit Law Student

Professor Olivas is quoted regarding In Defense of My People: Alonso S. Perales and the Development of Mexican-American Public Intellectuals, (Arte Público Press, 2013), which he has edited, in an article available on the University of Houston’s website. The royalties from book purchases will be donated to a scholarship benefitting “a member in good standing of the UH Law Center’s Hispanic Law Student Association who has academic merit and a record of involvement in the Houston Latino community.”

Fun and Games in ICANN's new gTLD Process

Professor Lipton has published an article regarding trademarks and brand names being used as top-level domain names appearing to the right of the dot. The article appeared on the Xconomy.com web site.

College in the courtroom: "Suing Alma Mater"

Professor Olivas is quoted extensively in a review of his new book Suing Alma Mater. The review appeared on the Metro.us web site.

Higher Windstorm Rates Would Cripple Coastal Economy

A Houston Fox affiliate quoted Professor Chandler in an article concerning proposals to re-fund the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association by doubling coastal premiums.

Applicants for New gTLDs Remain Concerned, Annoyed as ICANN Releases New Draft Registry Agreement

The Washington Internet Daily posted an article quoting Professor Jacqueline Lipton on a proposed new ICANN contract relating to its new generic top-level domain program.

Houston Bucks National Trend On Law School Grad Employment

Dean Alderman is quoted in a report from radio station KUHF in regards to how Houston area law school graduate employment rates are well above the national average. A link to the radio broadcast is available at http://app1.kuhf.org/articles/1367232044-Houston-Bucks-National-Trend-On-Law-School-Grad-Employment.html

Amazon vs. the actual Amazon in domain name smackdown

Amazon vs. the actual Amazon in domain name smackdown NBC Latino "They always knew this was going to be a tricky issue," says University of Houston Law Center professor Jacqueline D. Lipton, the author of "Internet Domain ...

Economic disaster possible without wind storm coverage

Professor Chandler was interviewed for a news report regarding the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association that aired yesterday on KRIV FOX 26 on Thursday. The video of the report is available online at http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/22082018/2013/04/25/economic-disaster-possible-without-wind-storm-coverage

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Professor Mixon is praised by Senator Elizabeth Warren for his help to her as a beginning professor in an interview published in the Spring 2013 issue of the University of Houston Magazine.

West, Texas explosion: Who knew what?

The KPRC Houston website quoted Professor Hester in an article discussing governmental response to the recent explosion in West, Texas.  UHLC alumnus Anthony Buzbee was also quoted in the article.

Lawyers in black-tie, UH president in red: 37th annual law center gala celebrates successful alumni

An article at the website Culturemap Houston covered the 2013 Gala.  Dean Alderman and Professors Mixon and Nimmer were mentioned in the article.

Students choose professor of the year

Professor Kumar has been elected "Faculty of the Year" by UHLC students, according to a story that appeared on the Daily Cougar web site.

University of Houston Law Center professor sees Internet domain name expansion as major test for future cyber-communications

Professor Lipton was quoted in a press release on the Herald (Pa.) web site regarding the appearance of new top level domain names. Professor Lipton was speaking at the Second Annual International Intellectual Property Law Scholar's Roundtable.

When you check in, your privacy may check out

Dean Alderman was quoted in an article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch web site regarding privacy and data protection when checking into a hotel.

Powerful natural gas companies agree to a larger antitrust fine

Professor Bush was quoted in an Aspen Daily News article, commenting on the settlement deal made by Gunnison Energy and SG Interests, the two natural gas companies implicated in a 2005 collusion scheme to buy federal leases in Colorado.

Give Me Liberty

Professor Olivas was interviewed on the ACLU of Texas radio program, "Give Me Liberty", on KPFT-Houston, 90.1FM. The interview aired on Sunday, April 21 at 7:00 pm. Professor Olivas spoke about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Comprehensive Immigration Reform. You can listen to the interview at:  http://archive.kpft.org/mp3/kpft_130421_190000liberty.mp3

AERA Annual Meeting Preview Returns

Professor Olivas will give the opening plenary address for the American Educational Research Association's 2013 Annual Meeting according to an announcement posted to the AERA website. Professor Olivas' address, titled "Immigrant DREAMS Deferred", will be delivered at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

Texas law school placement slowly improves

Dean Alderman was quoted in an article on the Dallas Morning News website concerning the job market for law students in Texas.  He also comments on upcoming UHLC events that may provide opportunities for students to network.

Immigration Reform 2013: What's At Stake? Possibly A Future GOP Presidency

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article on the International Business Times website regarding the benefits of immigration reform.

Will tax credits help the uninsured?

Professor Chandler was interviewed by KRIV-Houston (Fox 26) and was quoted in an article available on the station's website on Friday, April 12, 2013, commenting on a federal tax credit available to offset health insurance premiums. The video clip is available at the following link.

At Issue: Should Law Schools Offer a Two Year Option for a Degree?

Professor Olivas co-wrote an article, At Issue: Should Law Schools Offer a Two Year Option for a Degree? Michael A. Olivas (UHLC) answers NO, while Stephen Gillers (NYU) says YES, published in the April 19, 2013 issue of the CQ Researcher. In the article, Professor Olivas argues against shortening the traditional six-semester JD program, while Professor Gillers of NYU argues in favor of a shortened program.

Professor Jordan Paust Discusses Nuremberg Tribunal's Contribution to Laws of War and International Human Rights Law

Professor Paust presented a lecture titled "Some Seventy Years after Nuremberg: Laws of War and Human Rights Violations during the Bush-Cheney Era" at Michigan State University College of Law, according to a news release issued by Michigan State University.

McGeorge Law Review Symposium Examines Future of Legal Education

Professor Olivas presented "58,000 minutes: An essay on law majors and emerging proposals for the third year of law study," at the McGeorge Law Review's symposium on "The State and Future of Legal Education" on April 5, 2013.

Dean helps people know their rights

The Daily Cougar published a feature on Dean Richard Alderman and the UHLC People's Law School program. 

Drone Strikes: The Legality of U.S. Targeting Terrorists Abroad

The Heritage Foundation published an article that cited Professor Jordan Paust's work discussing the use of force against non-state actors. 

UH Law Center professor to address global gas conference

PR Newswire published a press release stating that Professor Susan Sakmar will be addressing the LNG 17 global gas conference later this month. 

More States Explore DREAM Acts

Professor Olivas was quoted extensively in a post on the Frugal Dad web site on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 regarding young undocumented immigrants, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and the DREAM Act.

Texas Senate bill seeks to put out payday loan 'wildfire'

Professor Jim Hawkins was quoted in an article from the Fort Worth-Star Telegram website on April 5, 2013 regarding a proposed Texas Senate bill that would put new limits on payday and auto title loans. 

Los hijos de indocumentados sufren las consecuencias de vivir en la oscuridad

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article from La Voz de Houston, the Houston Chronicle's Spanish language newspaper, on April 7, 2013 concerning the challenges faced by the children of undocumented individuals. 

Death Penalty Is the Wrong Punishment for James Holmes

Professor Dow authored an article on the Daily Beast website. Professor Dow discusses why the death penalty is the wrong punishment for James Holmes, who is charged with murdering 12 people in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, last July.

An Unusual Search Warrant and What It Says About How Texas Regulates Drilling

Professor Hester was interviewed by State Impact Texas regarding the Texas Environmental Enforcement Task Force’s use of a search warrant to obtain documents from the Houston office of the Texas Railroad Commission in 2010. Professor Hester comments on the unusual nature of such a search warrant.

Research Says Auto Title Loans All Bark and No Bite

Professor Hawkins was quoted on the Loans.org website regarding the findings of his co-authored research paper, Dude, Where’s My Car Title?: The Law, Behavior, and Economics of Title Lending Markets, to be published later this year in the University of Illinois Law Review. Professor Hawkins also offered advice for potential borrowers.

Lawmakers' Divide on Medicaid Expansion Impacts Texans

Professor Chandler is quoted in a story that appeared on the KUT web site on Tuesday, April 02, 2013 regarding the issue of whether the State of Texas should accept federal money for expanding Medicaid.

The trouble with car title loans is NOT people losing their cars

Professor Hawkins is co-author of a paper titled “Dude, Where’s My Car Title?: The Law, Behavior and Economics of Title Lending Markets” to be published in the University of Illinois Law Review according to a story that appeared on the Vanderbilt University web site.

KPRC's Houston Newsmakers

Professors Bruhl and  Professor Geoffrey Hoffman appeared as guests this Sunday on KPRC's Houston Newsmakers show with Khambrel Marshall, where they discussed the potential outcomes same-sex marriage cases before the Supreme Court, as well as their impact on immigration cases.  The archived video can be viewed on the KPRC website at: http://www.click2houston.com/news/March-30-Houston-Astros-hope-for-stellar-season/-/1735978/19509968/-/8eo6ln/-/index.html
The segment featuring Professors Bruhl and Hoffman begins at 7:57.

The word on warranty protection
You have more rights than you might think

Dean Alderman was quoted in an article in the May 2013 issue of Consumer Reports, also available on Consumerreports.com, regarding the impact of warranties on the rights of consumers.

The Navigator: When you check in, your private information may be checked out

Dean Alderman was quoted in an article on the Washington Post's website, commenting on the difficulty of understanding data protection policies posted online by hotels and that customers should continue to deal with hotels as they have in the past.

This Week's Houston Newsmakers.
March 30: Houston Astros hope for stellar season

Professor Bruhl and Professor Geoffrey Hoffman were mentioned as guests on an upcoming KPRC's Houston Newsmakers show with Khambrel Marshall, to be aired on Sunday, March 30, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. They will be talking about this week's Supreme Court arguments on same sex marriage.

ProfNet Experts Available on Same-Sex Marriage, Clean Energy Manufacturing

The South Carolina online newspaper The Herald identified Professors Bruhl, Geoffrey Hoffman, and Oldham as experts available for comment in its "expert roundup."

Economist proposes 'pay as you weigh' plan for businesses

A Houston Fox News affiliate quoted Professor Darren Bush in an article on airline business practices.

US Supreme Court hears first of 2 same-sex marriage cases

Professor Bruhl was interviewed by Houston’s KPRC Local 2 regarding the same-sex marriage cases currently before the U.S. Supreme Court .

SCOTUS Declines To Hear Challenge To TX Open Meetings Law

Professor Linzer was interviewed by 88.7 KUHF-FM on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 about the U.S Supreme Court’s decision not to review the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals’ rejection of a challenge to the Texas Open Meetings Act.

Marriage equality rally, vigil held at Houston City Hall

Professor Bruhl was interviewed by KTRK (ABC-13, Houston) and quoted in an article available on the station’s website regarding the legal arguments pertaining to the first of two same-sex marriage cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Texas Windstorm Insurance Association board pushes commissioner to seek settlement options

Professor Chandler was quoted in an article available on Caller.com (Corpus Christi). The article reports that the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association’s board voted against placing itself into receivership, but offered a resolution calling on the insurance commissioner to pursue settlement discussions with lawsuit claimants. Professor Chandler’s comments reference Texas legislation repealing the authority that would have allowed for assessments specific to Hurricane Ike.

Medical Credit Cards: Treatment Today, Payment Headaches Tomorrow

Professor Hawkins was quoted in an article on the Fox Business website regarding the consumer risks associated with medical credit cards.

Watts Resigns From Steering Committee Amidst Investigation

Professor Schuwerk was quoted in an article in the March 25, 2013 issue of the Texas Lawyer concerning a lawyer who has resigned from the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill litigation amid an investigation. Professor Schuwerk discusses the benefits associated with sitting on a steering committee.

Are Foreign Multinationals Paying Their Fair Share of U.S. Tax?

Professor Wells and a proposal in his article, "What Corporate Inversions Teach about International Tax Reform," Tax Notes International, July 26, 2010, were mentioned in an article on Huffingtonpost.com about whether foreign multinational corporations are paying their fair share of tax.

Migration: Past, Present, and Future

Rice University announced that Professor Olivas will be speaking on education and immigration at its Immigration Reform Conference on April 9, 2013.

Immigration Reform: A System for the 21st Century

Boston College announced that Professor Olivas will participate in a panel discussion on race and class in US immigration at its Migration Conference on March 22, 2013.

Rising in Ranks

Dean Alderman and Dean Hoffman are quoted regarding the Law Center’s rise in the U.S News and World Reports law school rankings in an article in today’s Daily Cougar.

Big Jumps for Texas Trio of Law Schools in U.S. News Rankings

Dean Alderman was quoted in an article from the March 18, 2013 issue of the Texas Lawyer concerning the Law Center’s recent rise in the annual U.S. News and World Report law school rankings.

Book Review - No Undocumented Child Left Behind: Plyler v. Doe and the Education of Undocumented Schoolchildren

Professor Olivas’ book, No Undocumented Child Left Behind: Plyler v. Doe and the Education of Undocumented Schoolchildren, was reviewed in the Lexis Communities, Immigration Law forum by Daniel M. Kowalski.

Senate Business and Commerce Committee on S.B. 18 

Professor Chandler's testimony on March 12 before the Senate Business and Commerce Committee on S.B. 18  is now available (minutes 1:36 - 1:44) at http://www.senate.state.tx.us/avarchive
/ramav.php?ram=00005768
A copy of his written testimony is available at http://catrisk.net/?p=922

U.S. judge narrows private equity collusion lawsuit

A Reuters article on the antitrust lawsuit Dahl v. Bain Capital Partners LLC quoted Professor Bush on recent developments in the case. This article was published by multiple sources.

Statement Of Joanne Doroshow, Executive Director
Center For Justice & Democracy At New York Law School

An expert witness testifying before the House Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice cited Dean Hoffman’s work in his forthcoming article “Rulemaking in the age of Twombly and Iqbal. “

Duncan, Olivas, Tienda, Noguera Highlight 2013 Annual Meeting

The American Educational Research Association announced that Professor Olivas will present the Opening Plenary Address at its annual meeting this April.

U.S. News ranks Law Center's  tax program at No. 18

According to the latest law school rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, the University of Houston Law Center's tax program ranks #18 among those of all law schools nationally.  According to Professor Paul Caron's TaxProf Blog, this ranking places the UHLC tax program as the 10th highest-rated tax program among all United States Law Schools offering LL.M. degrees in taxation.

BCM among top 20 medical colleges in U.S. News & World Report

The Law Center's ranking as the 48th best law school by U.S News and World Reports, as well as the rankings of the Law Center's Health Law Program (8th) and Intellectual Property Law Program (7th) were mentioned in a Baylor College of Medicine news release on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

Seven Lone Star State law schools among top 150 law schools with published rankings by U.S.News & World Report

The Law Center's #48 ranking by U.S News and World Reports, as well as the rankings for its Health Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Part-Time programs were mentioned in a post on Texas Lawyer's Tex Parte Blog on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

In Texas, Debate Over Climate Science Not Settled

Climate change may be a settled science for many researchers, but as a recent forum at the University of Houston Law Center showed, the debate among some ...

Retired NASA Scientists Enter Climate Change Fray

Dr. Willie Soon at a climate change debate at the University of Houston Law Center. Dr. John Nielson-Gammon (back to camera) awaits his turn. Listen to them in our Radio Story.

Texas law schools move in US News rankings, UH goes up

Texas law schools move in US News rankings, UH goes up The loved and loathed U.S. News and World Report's law school rankings are out. Yale, Stanford and Harvard are at the top, nothing much new there. There was a lot of movement lower down though and UH came up nine schools to tie for #48 with SMU and others ...

When the U.S. Kills an American Citizen

Professor Dow had his letter-to-the-editor published in today's New York Times. The letter was written in response to an article on the killing of U.S. citizen Answar al-Awlaki.

New cooperation on air pollution
Top Texas regulator and new regional EPA chief work to end longtime feud

Professor Hester is quoted in an article in today's Houston Chronicle regarding the new EPA Administrator for the Texas region.

Barack Obama's friend is getting things done in H-Town with strong business moves and Harvard pluck

Professor Chase was interviewed on the Houston Culture Map web site on Monday, March 4, 2013.

Please Welcome Jim Hawkins Into The Lounge

Professor Hawkins was introduced as a guest blogger for the blog “The Faculty Lounge” for the month of March.

University of Houston Law Center Dean Raymond T. Nimmer resigns

Dean Nimmer’s resignation and Dean Alderman’s new responsibility were reported in the Texas Lawyer’s Tex Parte Blog.

The Use of Legal Scholarship in Intellectual Property Decisions

The recent issue (v. 50, no. 2) of the Houston Law Review was mentioned in PatentlyO, a patent law blog. It also mentions that Professor Janicke and Professor Vetter have published articles in the same issue.

Chesapeake, Encana sued in civil antitrust action

Professor Bush is quoted in an article on the Chicago Tribune web site regarding a lawsuit filed by a landowner against Chesapeake Energy and Encana Corp. for antitrust violations.

Center For U.S. And Mexican Law Studies Key Legal And Business Issues

Professor Zamora was interviewed by the editor of Metro Corporate Counsel regarding the UHLC's Center for US-Mexican law and other issues regarding US-Mexican relations.

ODU class warns students about credit card use

Professor Hawkins was quoted in an article on the website of the Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA). The article, in discussing a noncredit financial literacy course offered at Old Dominion University, quotes Professor Hawkins and recites some of his findings regarding credit offers to college students.

Fertility Care Bias

Professor Hawkins was interviewed by the Huffington Post Live for a news segment regarding fertility care bias.

Friendship and penitence on death row

Professor Dow was mentioned in a blog posting on the Daily Telegraph (U.K.) web site regarding death row inmate Willie E. Poindexter.

Dallas DA Craig Watkins may have good arguments for not testifying, experts say

Professor Thompson was quoted extensively in a story that appeared on the Dallas News.com web site, regarding Dallas County D.A. Craig Watkins being called to testify in a prosecutorial misconduct hearing.

Bedbugs create irritating situation for renter

Dean Alderman commented on the rights and responsibilities of tenants and the duties of landlords with respect to bed bug infestations in an article published in the Houston Chronicle and available on HoustonChronicle.com. The Texas Consumer Complaint Center and the Center for Consumer Law were mentioned in the article.

The State and Future of Legal Education

Professor Olivas will be a panelist at a symposium sponsored by the McGeorge Law Review on “The State and Future of Legal Education”, which will be held at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law on April 5, 2013.

Local 2 investigates Texas secession movement

Professor Linzer was interviewed by Houston’s KPRC Local 2 regarding secession efforts by the Texas Nationalist Movement.

Woodforest Bank ATM at Toyota Center overcharged customers 50 cents

Dean Alderman is quoted in a news story on the KPRC web site regarding ATMs at the Toyota Center over-charging customers for withdrawals.

Michael Olivas is the William B. Bates Distinguished Chair of Law at the U of H Law School

Professor Olivas has been selected as this month's Classical 91.7 (KUHA-FM)/Arte Público Press Author of the Month. Professor Olivas was interviewed regarding his new book, In Defense of My People: Alonso S. Perales and the Development of Mexican-American Public Intellectuals.

Authors will present their 'Community Consent Index' at UH Law Center Feb. 12

Professor Hester was quoted in a press release issued by the University of Houston Law Center regarding an upcoming presentation by researchers from Oxfam America on what the policies of energy companies say about community input and consent. Professor Hester remarks on the study and stresses the importance of keeping affected communities fully informed and involved. The presentation is sponsored in part by the UHLC’s Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Center.

Texas Prosecutor Faces Misconduct Inquiry

Professor Schuwerk was quoted in an article on the Wall Street Journal online site regarding the court of inquiry being held in Georgetown, Texas for a prosecutor (now a judge) who allegedly withheld evidence in a 1987 murder trial. DNA evidence later showed the accused to have been wrongfully convicted and imprisoned.

Bill Addresses Changing Science in Criminal Appeals

Professor Thompson was quoted in an article on the Texas Tribune web site regarding a bill introduced in the Texas Legislature that would allow Texas courts to overturn convictions in cases where the forensic science that originally led to the verdict has subsequently changed.

How Much Protection Do Texas Utilities Need From Law Suits?

Dean Alderman was interviewed by StateImpact Texas regarding bills introduced in the Texas legislature that would give utility companies protection from liability should someone get hurt on company property while using it for recreation.

Immigration-Reform Plans Offer a Path for Students

Professor Olivas was mentioned in an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education concerning the impact immigration reform may have on students. Professor Olivas provided information for the story regarding the number of deferred action applications that have been tentatively approved or rejected.

Bond v. United States and Treaty Bonds

Professor Paust authored an Op-Ed on the Jurist.org website discussing the case of Bond v. United States, which was recently accepted for review by the US Supreme Court. The case deals with a criminal conviction with implications under the 10th Amendment and the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Houston's new smog fighter comes from surprising roots

Professor Hester was quoted in an article in today’s Houston Chronicle regarding the appointment of Larry Soward to head the Air Alliance of Houston.

A DREAM Within Reach?

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article on the Inside Higher Ed website concerning the impact of deferred action on undocumented students and whether the DREAM Act may be included as part of more comprehensive immigration reform.

American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century: Social, Political, and Economic Challenges

Professor Olivas was mentioned as a contributor to the book American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century: Social, Political, and Economic Challenges in a book review that appeared on the Reform & Policy 2020 web log.

How to Owe Capital-Gains Taxes Without Even Trying

Professor Wells was quoted in an article published in the Wall Street Journal. The article discusses the unforeseen tax liabilities that can be incurred by investors when “corporate inversions” occur. Professor Wells remarks on why an American company might convert to or merge with a foreign company.

Partnership is taking a longer-term view
Partnership says it needs to look further ahead to deal with big issues

Professor Chase was quoted in an article in today’s Houston Chronicle regarding the Greater Houston Partnership’s plans for the future.

Premature Prosecution?

Professor Melissa Hamilton was interviewed by Huffington Post Live, commenting on the civil commitment of sexual predators.

Iran's Nuclear Weapons Program and Lawful Israeli Self-Defense

Professor Paust authored an op-ed that appeared on the Jurist.org website. The op-ed, entitled "Iran's Nuclear Weapons Program and Lawful Israeli Self-Defense," discusses whether or not Israel would have legal justification to engage in self-defense measures against Iran if Iran continues its pursuit of a nuclear warhead to use against Israel.

Area police are ignoring science on eyewitnesses

Professor Thompson authored an op-ed that appeared in today's Houston Chronicle. In the op-ed, with the headline "Area Police are Ignoring Science on Eyewitnesses," Professor Thompson discusses the problems with eyewitness identification and the decision by the Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff's Department not to follow the model policy on eyewitness identifications adopted by the Texas Legislature.

Thompson to explore exoneration cases
UHLC criminal justice prof lends expertise to Law and the Media Seminar.

Professor Thompson will serve as a panelist February 2 in the 27th Law and the Media Seminar as it examines "Crimes Against Humanity: Science, Smugglers and Survivors," according to a press release issued by the Law Center.

Texas court back on top in new patent lawsuit filings

Professor Janicke was quoted in an article on the Thomson Reuters News and Insight web site regarding the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas reclaiming the spot as the top venue for patent lawsuits.

New law review articles

Professor Thompson’s law review article “Daubert gatekeeping for eyewitness identification” was noted on the 31(b)log.

"Elected Judges and Statutory Interpretation"

Professor Bruhl's new article in the Fall 2012 issues of the University of Chicago Law Review, Elected Judges and Statutory Interpretation, was mentioned on the appellate law blog "How Appealing."

Women Blocked at Deep Springs

Professor Olivas was quoted extensive in the INSIDE HIGHER ED article Women Blocked at Deep Springs today on the power and duty of the trustees of an institution. The article also mentions Professor Olivas’ casebook, The Law and Higher Education: Cases and Materials on Colleges in Court.

Are Doctors Moonlighting as Creditors?

Professor Hawkins is quoted in an article on the CreditHub website about what happens when healthcare professionals recommend financial products

Remake the Fifth Circuit!

Professor  Dow was mentioned in a posting on the Off the Kuff web log. Professor Dow is quoted from a story on possible appointments to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Récord en Texas de deportación de padres

Professor Hoffman is quoted in an article on the La Voz website, stating that the reason that Texas has become the core of deportation of citizens' parents is owed, in part, to undocumented arrestees from other parts of the country coming to the ICE detention centers in the area.

Los 'dreamers' amplían sus demandas para beneficiar a otros indocumentado

Professor Olivas is quoted in an article on the La Voz website about Dreamers broadening their efforts in order to benefit other undocumented persons. Professor Olivas notes the courage of the Dreamers, observes that the Dreamers may be extending the push deferred action has given them beyond what the law permits, and that effort should go into obtaining broader immigration reform. He cautions the Dreamers that they should be very careful .

Law Deans Confront a 'New Normal' as Schools Adjust to Job-Market Changes

Professor Schuwerk was quoted in an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education concerning law student responses to the pressures of law school. 

27th Law & the Media Seminar Set for February 2

Professor Thompson will be speaking on forensic science in exonerations at the 2013 Law & Media Seminar to be held Saturday, February 2, 2013 at South Texas College of Law, according to a story that appeared in the January/February 2013 issue of the Houston Bar Bulletin.

HBA People

Dean Nimmer was mentioned in an item in the January/February 2013 issue of the Houston Bar Bulletin regarding the 50th anniversary celebration of the Houston Law Review. Also mentioned in the story were UHLC alums UH Regent Jarvis Hollingsworth and Justice Jeff Brown of the 14th Court of Appeals.

Dean Alderman made a presentation to the Houston Bar Association Commercial and Consumer Law section, according to an item in the January/February 2013 issue of the Houston Bar Bulletin.

Chesapeake endures rocky year

Professor Bush was quoted in a Reuters article that appeared on the Financial Post website. Professor Bush comment on the federal inquiry of Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Canadian rival Encana Corp. by the Antitrust Division of the DOJ after evidence that the corporations worked to suppress land prices in Michigan in 2010 surfaced.

Texas Windstorm Insurance Association could face large fund shortage in storm strike, estimates show

Professor Chandler was quoted in an article published in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, commenting on the potential funding shortage of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association in the event of a major hurricane and legislative proposals that would create a bond structure to replenish the TWIA's cash reserves.

Obama could reshape 5th Circuit during 2nd term

Professor Dow was quoted in an Associated Press article that was published in the Houston Chronicle. Professor Dow comments on the ideological makeup of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the possibility that President Obama may have the opportunity to nominate several judges to the court during his second term in office.

Fiscal Cliff May Bring More Pain for Consumer-Finance Firms

Professor Hawkins was quoted in an article published by the Wall Street Journal. Professor Hawkins comments on the potential fiscal cliff tax increases and their effect on consumers' credit card spending and payment rates.

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