An article available on Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS)'s website quoted from Professor Evans' article, The Challenge of Regulating Clinical Decision Support Software after 21st Century Cures, 44 Am. J.L. & Med. 388 (2018) (co-authored with Pilar Ossorio), https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3142822.
Visiting Professor Michael Ewer was quoted in an article available on the TMC News website. He was among Texas Medical Center experts who discussed the future of health care during a culminating session of the 2018 TMC Health Policy Course, a first-of-its-kind collaboration between medical center-affiliated academic institutions.
Professor Flatt was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article commenting on the report that Royal Dutch Shell recognized that burning fossil fuels was raising global temperatures as early as the 1980s, but continued to produce and sell oil, gas and petroleum products, according to documents obtained and released by a European news site.
Professor Flatt was interviewed for a news story that aired on Houston Matters commenting on a report from Environment Texas, called Troubled Waters, which examined data from the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality.
Boston University Law School discussed Professor Evans' work on machine-learning algorithms in an article about its recent law symposium on the 21st Century Cures Act.
Professor Olivas is among a group of immigration law scholars filing an amicus curiae brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in support of the appellees in Batalla Vidal v. Trump.
Professor Olivas will be a Keynote speaker at the Law and Policy for Colleges and Universities (LPCU) Center for Education, Identity and Social Justice’s one day conference to be held on October 26, 2018 at the University of Southern California. The conference is for higher education administrators, leaders and scholars from across the nation to address law and policy issues related to social justice and intersectionality that inform and impact educational institutions.
Professor Cárdenas García appeared on CNN en Español to discuss the Venezuelan oil industry’s growing dependence on Chinese oil loans and upstream investments.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was among a group of legal scholars who filed an amicus curiae brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of the petitioner in Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam v. U.S. Department Of Homeland Security.
Professor Evans was quoted in an article published on the Genetic Literacy Project’s website. Professor Evans comments on privacy concerns related to direct-to-consumer genetic testing and the collection of personal health data.
Professor Flatt was quoted in an article reported by the Athens Review (Athens, Texas), commenting on “Troubled Waters: Industrial Pollution Still Threatens America’s Waterways,” a recent report by the Environment Texas Research & Policy Center, and the Frontier Group.
Professor Hudson was interviewed by Houston Public Media for a news segment discussing the potential outcomes and ramifications of lawsuits filed by homeowners in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Professor Hester appeared on Houston Matters to discuss a case involving a massive wind power project in the Midwest and how it might impact Houston-based energy projects.
Ryan Marquez, Staff Attorney for the Center for Consumer Law and Texas Consumer Complaint Center, was interviewed by KTRK (ABC 13, Houston) for a news story discussing the People’s Law School.
Professor Flatt appeared on Houston Matters to discuss the recent incident at the Chevron Phillips facility in Baytown and why it is so hard to get information about such occurrences.
Professor Hawkins was quoted in an American Banker article regarding Mick Mulvaney’s proposal to make all rules of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau subject to congressional approval.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman appeared on Houston Matters to discuss a recent Fifth Circuit ruling that upheld most of SB 4, Texas’ so-called sanctuary cities law. (Professor Hoffman’s segment begins at 1:00).
Former UHLC adjunct professor Gus August Schill has passed away. Mr. Schill was awarded the Honorary Alumnus Award from the University of Houston and the A.A. White Outstanding Professors Award in 2000. His obituary appeared in the Houston Chronicle.
Professor Chandler was quoted in a Victoria Advocate article regarding funding problems at the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.
Professor Wells was quoted in a Politico article commenting on the new base erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT), which was created by the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Professor Wright will be teaching a CLE on the practical implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act with attorney Todd Schroeder. The CLE will be held at the Law Center on Tuesday, March 27.
In a segment on Houston Public Media’s Briefcase, Dean Baynes discussed the accomplishments of UHLC alumna Judge Ruby Kless Sondock.
Professor Knake was quoted in a Law.com article commenting on the ethical concerns related to attorneys’ use of analytics.
A Houston Chronicle article that discussed whether Mark Anthony Conditt, the 23-year-old suspect in the Austin package bombings, was a terrorist included comments from Professor Emeritus Paust regarding the definition of terrorism.
The Dallas Morning News quoted Professor Lonny Hoffman discussing the status of a class action lawsuit on foster care.
An article published on the Phys.org website mentioned that Professor Hester is a co-editor of the book Climate Engineering and the Law.
Professor Knake was quoted in a Law360 article on millennial attorneys’ use of social media.
Professor Olivas was among a group of immigration law scholars who submitted an amici curiae brief in the case of Regents of the University of California v. Department of Homeland Security.
Law360 reported on Professor Knake’s forthcoming article regarding regulation of the legal profession in the United States. The article will be published in the Washington Law Review.
Research Associate Carlos Cuevas wrote an article that appeared in the New York Law Journal discussing under what circumstances should an attorney be disqualified from representing another party that is adverse to a present or former client of a former law firm for which the attorney was affiliated.
Professor Thompson was quoted in a San Antonio Express-News article regarding a judge’s findings that the actions of a man indicted on a manslaughter charge in the drowning death of a transgender woman did not amount to criminal conduct.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman signed onto a letter by Human Rights First to the U.S. Attorney General regarding Matter of A-B-, 27 I&N Dec. 227 (A.G. 2018).
Texas Lawyer reported that the Law Center was one of three Texas law schools on Law.com’s list of the Top 50 Go-To Law Schools. Dean Baynes was quoted in the article.
Professor Knake appeared on the Texas Standard to discuss judicial ethics in the context of a Texas judge’s use of an electric shock belt on a defendant. (Professor Knake’s segment begins at 7:10).
Adjunct Professor Judge Susan Brown was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott as presiding judge of the Eleventh Administrative Judicial Region according to a press release.
The Vanderbilt University News reports that Professor Hudson will present a paper at Vanderbilt University Law School’s upcoming environmental law symposium.
The Houston Chronicle quoted Professor Thompson discussing the political consequences of a Waco prosecutor’s 2015 indictment of 150 bikers.
Dean Baynes interviewed Professor Kwok for a segment on Houston Public Media’s Briefcase regarding who investigates public officials accused of breaking the law.
A press release on the PR Newswire website discusses the annual Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture, which will be held at the UHLC tomorrow and will explore the future of the nation's immigration policy. Dean Baynes will moderate the panel discussion and Professor Geoffrey Hoffman will provide commentary. Professor Oren is also quoted in the press release regarding the lecture.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was interviewed by Houston Public Media for a piece about the continuing uncertainty for DACA program participants and applicants.
Professor Rave was quoted in a Mother Jones article regarding a lawsuit filed by Dallas County Republicans, who allege that the Dallas County Democratic Party chair properly authorized only a fraction of the party’s 150 primary candidates, and 127 of the candidates should be removed from the ballot.
An amicus brief for the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, co-authored by Professor Kumar, was discussed in an article on the PatentlyO blog. The brief was submitted in the U.S. Supreme Court case WesternGeco v. ION Geophysical. The PatentlyO article also noted Professor Kumar’s new article, “Patent Damages Without Borders” ( 25 Tex. Intell. Prop. L. J. 73 (2017)).
Professor Hester was quoted in a Law 360 article regarding the impact of a recent U.S. District Court ruling that the alleged global warming liability of Exxon, BP and other fossil fuel producers is a question of federal law.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman authored a Law 360 Op-ed analyzing the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Jennings v. Rodriguez, which clarified the “constitutional avoidance doctrine.”
Professor Knake was quoted in an ABA Journal article discussing ABA Model Rule 1.9(c)(1), that stipulates that a lawyer cannot use information related to the representation of a former client to disadvantage that client without their informed consent, unless the information has become “generally known.”
Professor Rave was interviewed by Houston Public Media regarding whether ex-convicts can run for public office in Texas.
Professor Thompson was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article commenting on the news that a former Harris County prosecutor withheld a key email that helped establish a clear alibi for Alfred Dewayne Brown in the high-profile murder case that eventually sent him to death row.
Professor Rave was mentioned in a Federal Register notice reported by Plus Media Solutions and available from Lexis Advance. According to the notice, Professor Rave is scheduled to speak at a meeting of the Texas Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, which will be held at 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the University of Houston Law Center’s Krost Hall.
Dean Baynes interviewed Professor Hester for a segment on Houston Public Media’s Briefcase regarding religious environmentalism.
WalletHub interviewed Professor Hawkins on disputing credit reports for inclusion in a collection of expert interviews on that topic.
Research Professor Julian Cardenas was quoted in a Bloomberg Quint article stating that banning oil from Venezuela would impact both US refiners and Venezuelan oil production.
Former UHLC professor Eliezer Ereli has passed away. His obituary appears in the Houston Chronicle.
Professor Thompson was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article regarding a long-standing practice of most Harris County felony court judges to direct magistrates to deny no-cash bail to all newly arrested defendants.
Professor Flatt was quoted in an article available on HoustonChronicle.com. He discusses the preference of the Republican party and oil companies to use a carbon tax over the using cap-and-trade system, where the government sets a limit on carbon dioxide emissions and then auctions off permission to pollute, to fight climate change.
Professor Thompson was quoted in an article available on the Dallas Observer’s website regarding a recent ACLU lawsuit challenging the Dallas County bail system.
Law360 quoted Professor Janicke from a Patently-O blog post discussing the patent docket in the Eastern District of Texas.
Law360 quoted Professor Wells discussing political influences on carbon-related taxes.
Dean Baynes interviewed Professor Lawrence for a segment on Houston Public Media’s Briefcase regarding mediation and why parties should use this process, rather than go to trial.
A post on the TaxProf Blog reports that Professor Flatt and Professor Wells will be speaking at the “Federal Pricing of Carbon: Tax v. Cap and Trade” conference, which takes place today and tomorrow in Houston. The UHLC Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center is one of the co-hosts of the conference.
Professor Hester was quoted in an Associated Press article regarding lawsuits against energy and industrial companies with plaintiffs seeking damages for the companies’ actions that have contributed to climate change.
A Houston Chronicle article reported that the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld last year’s U.S. District Court decision that Harris County’s cash bail system is fundamentally unfair to poor defendants charged with low-level crimes. Professor Thompson is quoted in the article commenting on the impact of the case.
Dean Baynes interviewed Professor Crump for a segment on Houston Public Media’s Briefcase regarding the burden of proof in criminal prosecutions.
Professor Chandler’s comments to Houston Public Media regarding the National Flood Insurance Program were quoted in a Red River Radio piece.
Professor Thompson was quoted in a Dallas Observer article regarding a recent ACLU lawsuit challenging the Dallas County bail system.
Professor Chandler was interviewed for a news story that aired on Houston Public Media regarding the sustainability of the flood insurance program, which was extended by the continuing resolution recently passed by Congress.
Professor Olivas was quoted in an Albuquerque Journal article regarding the unsolved 1968 murder of his cousin, Eulogio Salazar.
Professor Wells was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article regarding the effects of new U.S. tax laws on “inverted” companies that inked mergers overseas.
A press release announced that former UHLC Adjunct Professor Michael J. Mazzone has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Houston Chapter of ABOTA.
Professor Thompson was quoted in an Associated Press article regarding the dismissal of 13 cases stemming from a 2015 shootout in Waco involving bikers and police.
The Houston Chronicle reported that UHLC Adjunct Professor Lorena Perez McGill kicked off her campaign as Democratic candidate for the District 15 seat in the Texas House of Representatives.
Professor Olivas will be the keynote speaker at “Transitions to Success in STEM Fields at Hispanic-Serving Institutions: A National Conference,” which will be held at UH on February 14-16.
The Texas Bar Blog reprinted an article from the UHLC website about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's visit to the Law Center. Dean Baynes is quoted and Professor Olivas is mentioned in the article.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was among a group of legal scholars who submitted an amici curiae brief in support of a petition for a writ of habeas corpus in the case of Ragbir v. Sessions.
An obituary for Dean Emeritus and Professor Nimmer appeared in the Sunday issue of the Houston Chronicle. A brief obituary was previously published in the Houston Chronicle on January 30.
Professor Oldham's recent survey of family law attorneys throughout the country was discussed in a Hartford Courant article regarding how the repeal of the alimony deduction will affect Connecticut couples.
Professor Olivas will deliver the Faculty Professional Development Lecture at Galveston College on Friday, February 9. The lecture is entitled "The Cutting Edge of Copyright: The Developing Law of the Classroom."
ABA Journal quoted Associate Dean Sondra Tennessee discussing the Law School Admission Council and the Association of American Law Schools collaborating to promote legal education.
Professor Zale appeared on Houston Public Media’s Houston Matters Program commenting on the legal dispute between the Montrose Management District and some commercial property owners.
The Houston Chronicle identified notable books on UH President Renu Khator’s bookshelf, one of which is No Undocumented Child Left Behind by Professor Olivas.
The Cleburne Times-Review quoted Professor Rave comparing Texas and Minnesota election codes.
Former UHLC adjunct professor Ewell E. "Pat" Murphy, Jr., has passed away. Mr. Murphy was a recipient of the UHLC Honorary Alumnus Award. His obituary appeared in the Houston Chronicle.
An article from The Cougar reported on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s visit to the Law Center. Dean Baynes and Professor Olivas were quoted in the article. UHLC alumnus Blaine Larson and UHLC students Leah Badri, Bryce Romero, and Neil Young were also mentioned in the article.
Dean Baynes interviewed Professor Fagundes for a segment on Houston Public Media’s Briefcase regarding the intersection of property law and happiness, and the generosity of Houstonians in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Pre-Law Pipeline Program Manager Kristen Guiseppi was profiled in an article on the Diverse Issues in Higher Education website.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman’s new article, “Contiguous Territories: the Expanded Use of Expedited Removal in the Trump Era,” was featured as the Immigration Article of the Day on ImmigrationProf Blog.
A brief obituary for Dean Emeritus and Professor Nimmer appeared in the Houston Chronicle; the full remembrance will be published Sunday.
An article available on Houston Public Media’s website reported on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s visit to the Law Center. Dean Baynes and law student Carl Stewart were mentioned in the article.
A Houston Chronicle article reported on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s visit to the Law Center. Dean Baynes was quoted and Professor Olivas and law student Christian Beeler were mentioned in the article.
The Texas Lawyer published a tribute to Dean Emeritus and Professor Nimmer. Comments from Dean Baynes, Professor Emeritus Alderman, and Professors Evans and Thompson were included in the article.
A Salon article mentioned Professor Dow and his work with the Texas Innocence Network. The article was excerpted from a book by Anthony Greaves, Infinite Hope: How Wrongful Conviction, Solitary Confinement, and 12 Years on Death Row Failed to Kill My Soul.
A Law360 article reported on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s visit to the Law Center. Professor Olivas and law student Bryce Romero were mentioned in the article.
Dean Baynes appeared on Houston Public Media’s Briefcase to discuss Net Neutrality.
Professor Bush was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article. He commented on Sysco’s lawsuit against the owners of Bumble Bee, StarKist and Chicken of the Sea for allegedly coming up with a price-fixing scheme to boost prices despite a drop in demand for tuna sold in cans and pouches. The three brands supply 80 percent of the nation’s processed tuna, according to Sysco.
The Houston Chronicle published a tribute to Professor Nimmer. Professors Evans and Thompson, Dean Vetter, and UHLC alumnus Tom Kirkendall were quoted in the article.
Professor Emeritus Schuwerk was quoted in a Huffington Post article. He commented on the remarks of Rosemarie Aquilina, the judge who presided over the sentencing hearing of former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar this month.
LexisNexis Legal Newsroom quoted Professor Geoffrey Hoffman discussing the case Peralta v. Garay and the UHLC Immigration Clinic’s role in obtaining a dismissal of the case. Professor Janet Heppard, Clinical Supervising Attorneys Diane McManus, Josephine Sorgwe and Rosemary Vega, and UHLC students Dalya Alabbassi and Saif Ali were all mentioned in the article.
Dean Baynes interviewed Professor Ragazzo for a segment on Houston Public Media’s Briefcase regarding how corporate management styles influence government operations when business owners and executives enter politics.
Professor Chandler was quoted in an article from The Cougar regarding how the new federal religious freedom office could affect women’s reproductive care.
Professor Olivas will be the keynote speaker at “Transitions to Success in STEM Fields at Hispanic-Serving Institutions: A National Conference,” which will be held at the University of Houston on February 14-16.
Texas Lawyer reported on Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s upcoming visit to UHLC. Dean Baynes and Professor Olivas were both quoted in the article.
Professor Olivas was quoted in a Daily Orange article regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
A Houston Chronicle article reports that Dean Baynes served as a judge for the 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory Competition, which features fourth- and fifth-grade Houston ISD students who deliver memorized speeches inspired by the words of the civil rights icon.
Dean Baynes interviewed Professor Heppard for a segment on Houston Public Media’s Briefcase regarding how Hurricane Harvey has highlighted the difficulties with filing damage claims on properties still owned by deceased relatives and why it is important to get assets transferred into the names of the living.
Professor Hester was quoted in a Law360 article regarding a lawsuit filed by New York City against five oil giants demanding for the companies to pay the cost of increasing the city’s defenses against climate change.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was quoted in an article available on HoustonChronicle.com commenting on the recent federal court DACA ruling.
Professor Olivas was quoted in a Nature article regarding the future of the DACA program and the importance of ending the legal limbo for DACA students.
The New York Times quoted Professor Geoffrey Hoffman discussing recent inquiries for DACA application assistance.
The Patently-O blog recommended and quoted Professor Kumar’s forthcoming article, Patent Damages Without Borders.
U.S. News & World Report quoted Professor Olivas on the unsolved 1968 murder of Eulogio Salazar. This article appeared in multiple publications.
Professor Flatt was quoted in an article available on KUHF's website, commenting on a lawsuit by the City of New York targeting energy companies for their role in the world's changing climate.
Professor Kwok was interviewed for a news story that aired on KTRK (ABC 13) and was quoted in an article available on the station's website. He commented on the potential legal ramifications of homeowners using the new 'Blank Box' package theft deterrent.
Former Adjunct Professor Dustin Rynders was quoted in an article available on the New York Times' website. He commented on the U.S. Department of Education's letter to the Texas Education Agency, that stipulated that the state agency's decision to set a "target" for the maximum percentage of students who should receive special education services had violated federal laws requiring schools to serve all students with disabilities.
GenomeWeb quoted a commentary on the right to access genomic data written by Professor Evans for the American Journal of Human Genetics.
Houston Public Media's Houston Matters program interviewed Professor Geoffrey Hoffman regarding the recent federal court DACA ruling.
Texas Medical Center issued a press release that quoted Professor Roberts discussing patient access to lab test results.
Professor Evans was interviewed for a post on the American Society of Human Genetics Blog regarding her new article "HIPAA's Individual Right of Access to Genomic Data: Reconciling Safety and Civil Rights."
Professor Evans was quoted in an article on the Factor magazine website regarding the need to overhaul the right to genomic data access.
Professor Olivas was interviewed today by KJZZ (91.5 FM Phoenix) discussing a federal judge's ruling that the DACA program must be maintained and President Trump's meeting with lawmakers about DACA yesterday. Audio is available at: http://theshow.kjzz.org/ (click KJZZ's The Show Jan. 10, 2018" from the page) (The interview with Professor Olivas begins at 45:18).
UHLC Adjunct Professor Ryan McConnell co-authored a Corporate Counsel article regarding the Corporate Compliance Essentials series that his law firm helped design.
Professor Roberts was quoted in a MarketWatch article regarding when employers may ask employees for sensitive medical information.
A Gizmodo article quoted extensively from Professor Evans' recent article in the American Journal of Human Genetics, "HIPAA's Individual Right of Access to Genomic Data: Reconciling Safety and Civil Rights."
Geoffrey Hoffman was among a group of legal scholars who submitted an amici curiae brief in support of the plaintiff-appellee in the case of City of Chicago v. Sessions.
Dean Baynes interviewed Professor Simpson for a segment on Houston Public Media's Briefcase about Houston ordinances affecting pollinators and wildscaping.
EurekAlert! published a press release quoting Professor Evans discussing the tenth anniversary of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
Climate Liability News quoted Professor Flatt discussing trends in climate liability lawsuits.
Dean Baynes interviewed Professor Morath for a segment on Houston Public Media's Briefcase regarding how animals are treated by the law.
Professor Evans was quoted in an article available on Slate.com commenting on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)'s concerns regarding how direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies—outfits like 23andMe and AncestryDNA—discuss and handle users' genetic information.
Professor Hester was quoted in an article that was available on Eco-Systems.com commenting on the potential impact of lawsuits seeking specific damages from energy and industrial companies for actions that may have contributed to climate change. This article appeared on multiple news websites.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was quoted in a Law 360 article regarding Jennings v. Rodriguez, a case pending before the Supreme Court that deals with whether certain immigrants must be given bond hearings if their detention continues for at least six months.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was among a group of legal scholars who filed an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court of Montana in support of the petitioner's petition for a writ of habeas corpus in the case of Valerio-Gonzalez v. Jarret.
Jeff Newberry, supervising attorney at the Law Center's Texas Innocence Network, was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor article regarding why there have been fewer death sentences and executions in Harris County.
Professor Wells was quoted in a Law 360 article regarding whether the newly enacted tax reform legislation will encourage companies to bring their intellectual property back to the United States if it's been successfully mitigated offshore.