Professor Paust was quoted in a Daily Beast article regarding the extradition of Ismael Zambada Imperial from Mexico to San Diego, where he will stand trial for allegedly trafficking heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman authored an article on the LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Immigration Law website regarding why the Executive Office for Immigration Review needs to do a better job when selecting Immigration Judges.
Professor Heppard was interviewed by Houston Public Media regarding the creation of a Texas commission to provide affordable legal services to those who do not qualify for legal aid.
Professor Wells was quoted extensively in a Tax Notes article about new guidance from the IRS and Treasury regarding inversion transactions. Professor Wells comments on the increased intricacy of the anti-inversion guidance aimed at reducing the benefits of post-inversion tax avoidance transactions.
The Jacksonville Progress quoted Melissa Hamilton on citing financial costs in arguments about solitary confinement. This item was reported by several sources.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals’ sanction against Professor Dow was discussed in an article on the Daily Kos blog. The article contrasts Professor Dow’s efforts on behalf of his clients to those of the attorneys representing Raphael Holiday, a man executed last week.
Professor Crump was quoted in a Beaumont Enterprise article regarding the rise of non-monetary conditions in personal injury settlements.
The Houston Chronicle quoted Dean Baynes discussing law school coursework for J.D. and foreign LL.M. students.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was quoted in an article available on ChronicleOracle.com regarding why attempting to block Syrian refugees is not the way to confront terrorism
Dean Burke was quoted in an article on the Daily Cougar’s website, commenting on the Campus Carry Work Group’s brief survey and email sent out last month to roughly 45,000 students, faculty and staff on campus soliciting feedback from the community. Dean Burke also comments on revisions to UH’s policies and decisions on how to implement S.B.11.
A story on Houston Public Media covered the forum held Tuesday at the University of Houston to discuss how the new campus carry law will be implemented. The story included questions posed to the audience by Dean Burke regarding which buildings should be excluded and why.
Former Adjunct Professor Susan Feigin Harris has been named one of Law360’s 2015 Health MVPs, according to an article on the Law360 website.
Professor Linzer was quoted in an article on the Mineral Wells Index website regarding the Supreme Court’s recent announcement that it will review the Texas abortion law that greatly reduced the number of abortion clinics in the state.
An article on the Voice of America website regarding Anthony Graves, who was exonerated after 18 years in prison, discusses the involvement of Visiting Professor Nicole Casarez and Professor Dow in his case
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was interviewed by Houston Public Media regarding a terminally ill Houston teenager who is trying to convince the U.S. State Department to allow her parents, who live in Pakistan, to visit her.
Professor Sapna Kumar’s forthcoming article Regulating Digital Trade was cited by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s November 10, 2015 slip opinion ClearCorrect Operating, LLC v. ITC, docket no. 14-01527. See p. 21 of Opinion.
Professor Olivas was quoted in an Inside Counsel article regarding how university general counsel can help administrators prepare for student protests.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was interviewed by Houston Public Media regarding why Texas Governor Greg Abbott does not have the authority to ban the resettlement of Syrian refugees.
Professor Thompson’s recent comments to the Associated Press regarding the indictment of 106 bikers who were arrested after a shootout outside a restaurant in Waco appeared in an article on the Austin American-Statesman website.
Visiting Scholar Melissa Hamilton was quoted extensive by Mineral Wells Index.com (Mineral Wells, TX) and Weatherford Democrat (Weatherford, TX) on the authority of Texas municipalities to enact restrictions on sex offenders.
Professor Hester was quoted in an article appearing on the Gracious Column website regarding the New York attorney general’s investigation of ExxonMobil.
Professor Thompson was quoted in an article reported by the Associated Press and available on WacoTrib.com, commenting on the prosecution’s strategy with respect to the indictments of 106 bikers arrested after a deadly shootout outside a Waco. This article in appeared in several news sources.
A press release reported by the Houston Chronicle blog announced that Professor Thompson will be a guest speaker for the Houston Community College (HCC) REEL Film and Speaker fall series today, to discuss her book “Cops in Lab Coats”.
Visiting Scholar Melissa Hamilton was quoted in an article available on ItemOnline.com. The article reports on a challenge in Alvarado to abolish the local ordinance that keeps registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of libraries, schools and other places where children gather. Professor Hamilton comments on a 2007 opinion by then-Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Dean Burke was interviewed by Houston Public Media regarding reasonable rules and restrictions that are allowed by the Texas Campus Carry law, and mentions the forums designed to gather feedback (tonight at 6:30 - 8:30 pm, in the Student Center South Theater, Room 103/203, and on November 17, 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the same location).
Adjunct Professor Stephen Pate and UHLC alumni Brian Devine and Barclay Nicholson were among the “Irish Legal 100” selected by the Irish Voice.
Professor Modi was named one of Houston’s “Top Lawyers” by Houstonia magazine.
Professor Hester was interviewed by the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School’s Knowledge@Wharton network regarding the New York attorney general’s investigation of ExxonMobil.
Professor Hester was interviewed by Houston Public Media regarding the New York attorney general’s demand that ExxonMobil reveal what it knew about the risks posed to its business by climate change.
An article available on APlus.com included Professor Zamora’s quote from the New York Times (predicting that the New York attorney general’s investigation of Exxon Mobil could lead to investigations of other oil companies).
An article available on Examiner.com included Professor Zamora’s quote from the New York Times (predicting that the New York attorney general’s investigation of Exxon Mobil could lead to investigations of other oil companies).
An article available on InsideClimateNews.org included Professor Zamora’s quote from the New York Times (predicting that the New York attorney general’s investigation of Exxon Mobil could lead to investigations of other oil companies).
UHLC adjunct Professor McConnell interviewed Ethisphere CEO Tim Erblich about trends in ethics and compliance. The interview was published in Corporate Counsel
Professor Hester was quoted in an article that appeared on the Voice of America website regarding New York’s investigation of allegations that ExxonMobil suppressed evidence of its own researchers linking fossil fuel emissions to climate change. Professor Hester comments on the New York statute that gives that state attorney general broad powers to investigate financial fraud.
Dean Baynes was quoted in a news release announcing the 11th annual National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair and the inaugural National Hispanic Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair. These national conferences, hosted by the Law Center, will take place November 13 and 14.
The New York Times quoted Professor Zamora predicting that the New York attorney general’s investigation of Exxon Mobil could lead to investigations of other oil companies.
Professor Dow was quoted in a New York Times article regarding Justice Breyer’s dissent in Glossip v. Gross and why it does not mean that the Supreme Court is ready to strike down the death penalty. The article also appeared on the Idaho Statesman website. .
Professor Paust will serve as the moderator of the 20th Annual Frankel Lecture, sponsored by the Houston Law Review. The lecture, keynoted by Harold Hongju Koh, will be held on November 6, Friday, at the UH Hilton for a conversation on military intervention and humanitarianism. Daily Cougar quoted Professor Paust in its report.
Dean Burke was interviewed by KHOU 11 News on her work as the leader of the UH committee working on an appropriate policy and work plan to implement the new Texas Campus Carry law, including prohibit concealed firearms in designated areas on campus.
Houston mayoral candidate Ben Hall was identified as a former adjunct professor at the Law Center in a profile that appeared on The Cougar’s website.
Professor Wells’ Tax Notes article, Cant and the Inconvenient Truth About Corporate Inversions, was listed as recommended reading following a Bloomberg article regarding Pfizer’s proposed merger with Allergan.
Texas State University issued a press release about its upcoming Higher Education Act symposium that identifies Professor Olivas as a scheduled speaker in a panel discussion on education policy.
Tax Notes quotes Professor Wells discussing the tax strategy behind Pfizer’s proposed merger with Allergan.
Adjunct Professor Ryan McConnell co-authored a Corporate Counsel article regarding what companies should do to allay EU doubts about U.S. privacy protections.
Professor Chandler's recent ACA Death Spiral blog post discussing the reasons why the Affordable Care Act is in greater trouble than many people realize was featured on the Real Clear Policy website.
Houston Public Media interviewed Professor Winnike for a story on the recent decision to cut off Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood in Texas.
The Louisiana Record reported that Professor Weaver will deliver the annual Liskow and Lewis Visiting Professorship in Energy Law Lecture at the LSU Law Center on November 4. The lecture is titled “Offshore Safety after Macondo: Lowering Risks in the Gulf of Mexico and Globally.”
Professor Turner and Director of Continuing Legal Education Robert Johnson were quoted in an article in The Cougar regarding ”Fostering Equality: Examining the Legal Issues Facing the LGBT Community,” an event hosted by the Law Center on Friday. The event featured Phyllis Frye, UH Law’s first openly transgender graduate, and Houston mayor Annise Parker. Professor Turner, a featured speaker at the event, spoke about the current state of legislation concerning the LGBTQ community and the proposed Houston Equal Rights Ordinance.
Professor Olivas was quoted in an InsideHigherEd article about the University of California’s recent move to re-evaluate their policies surrounding the reporting of harassment by system faculty members to give alleged victims more time.
Professor Chase was quoted in an article in The Cougar regarding the rise in applicants to the Law Center. Professor Chase, speaking to a group of Honors College students, commented on the value of legal education.
A post on the Immigration Prof Blog announced that Rock and Roll Law Professor Michael A. Olivas is now on Twitter @rockandrollprof. The blog mentions Professor Olivas’ popular radio show, The Law of Rock and Roll, that explores the myriad legal issues pertaining to rock music and its stars.
Associate Dean Burke was quoted in a Houston Press article regarding implementation of Texas’ new campus-carry law that will allow concealed guns on public university campuses. Chairwoman of the University of Houston’s Campus Carry Work Group, Associate Dean Burke comments on the group’s process for determining buildings and areas of campus where guns will be restricted.
Dean Baynes was quoted in a National Jurist article naming the best law schools for graduate placement in both Big Law and Small Law Firms. The article notes that University of Houston Law Center, ranked 34th in Big Law and 44th in Small Law, was the only school to receive high scores on both lists.
Professor Olivas was interviewed by KUT News regarding a lawsuit brought by Texas and 25 other states seeking to block President Obama’s executive action on immigration.
Professor Dow’s article on the Hamilton and Griffin on Rights website regarding the recent death penalty cases before the Supreme Court was quoted in a post on SCOTUSblog.
Professor Dow was quoted in an article on The Cougar website about a recent event hosted by the UHLC and the UH Graduate College of Social Work regarding the death penalty and forgiveness during times of loss and hopelessness.
In an article that appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, visiting scholar Melissa Hamilton commented on the Texas law against coercion of a public servant. UHLC alumnus Tony Buzbee, whose client, Rick Perry, has been indicted under the law, was also quoted in the article.
Professor Olivas was quoted in an article on Inside Higher Ed’s website. In the article, Professor Olivas comments on a New York State judge’s decision to reject a request by Paul Smith's College to change its name to the Joan Weill-Paul Smith’s College (in return for a $20 million gift from the philanthropists Joan and Sanford Weill).
An article reported by Mealey’s Litigation Report (available on Lexis Advance) mentioned that Professor Linzer filed an amicus brief in the DIRECTV, Inc. v. Amy Imburgia, et al. case, currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Professor Olivas and Adjunct Professor Justen Barks will be speaking on a panel regarding recent legal issues involving rap and free speech during “The History and Law of Rap” event that will take place at the UHLC on October 12.
Texas Consumer Complaint Center Director David Tiede was quoted in a Beaumont Enterprise article regarding a Volkswagen dealer that continues to sell used models configured with the software that allowed them to cheat emissions tests and emit up to 40 times the allowable pollution.
Professor Kwok was quoted in a Law360 article regarding a federal complaint accusing former U.N. General Assembly President John W. Ashe and five others in a $1.3 million bribery and tax-dodging scheme, and how it suggests that more people could be charged.
Houston Matters interviewed Professor Zale.
Professor Wells has posted an article on SSRN.
Texas Lawyer published an article on the Law Center’s professional development program for first-year students.
Professor Janicke was quoted in a Law360 article on intellectual property malpractice cases.
Professor Thompson participated in a panel discussion according to an article.
Professor Olivas was quoted in a Politico article.
Professor Lonny Hoffman was quoted from in an article reported by Bloomberg BNA.
Professor Dow is mentioned in an article that appeared in the Houston Chronicle.
Professor Emeritus Richard Alderman was quoted in the Texas Bar Blog.
Melissa Hamilton was quoted in an article reported by the Beaumont Enterprise.
Professor Dow is mentioned in an article reported by the Austin Chronicle.
The LexisNexis Legal Newsroom cited Professor Geoffrey Hoffman as reporting that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has remanded a Mexican transgender withholding case back to the BIA on joint motion. The case is being handled by the UHLC Immigration Clinic.
Visiting scholar Melissa Hamilton was quoted in a Beaumont Enterprise article regarding the validity of field sobriety tests.
Professor Crump was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article regarding the resolution of a lawsuit filed by David Dewhurst against his former adviser Kenneth Barfield.
Professor Mantel was interviewed by The Week in Health Law podcast regarding the social determinants of health.
Adjunct Professor Ryan McConnell authored a Corporate Counsel article regarding how Volkswagen can save its compliance program in the wake of recent reports that the company tricked U.S. regulators by coding the engine management software of their cars (so they operated differently under emissions testing).
Professor Hamilton’s recent comments in the Houston Chronicle regarding Texas’ new sex offender program appeared in an article on the ValleyCentral.com news website. The article also appeared on the KSAT news website.
Professor Roberts’ presentation of her paper, Theories of Genetic Ownership, at this evening’s Health Law Policy, Bioethics and Biotechnology Workshop at Harvard Law School was highlighted on the school’s news and events website.
The Off the Kuff blog quoted Professor Rave in a post about the cost of defending Texas voting laws in court. The quotes from Professor Rave originally appeared in an September 16, 2015 Houston Chronicle article.
Professor Hamilton was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article about legal issues surrounding Texas’ newly overhauled civil commitment program for sex offenders.
Visiting scholar Melissa Hamilton was interviewed on Houston Matters concerning the settlement in a years-long legal dispute stemming from the 2008 shooting in Bellaire of aspiring minor league ballplayer Robbie Tolan by Bellaire police officer Jeffrey Cotton.
Visiting scholar Melissa Hamilton was quoted in an article commenting on recent changes to the sex offender treatment program in Texas.
Professor Rave was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article regarding the cost of defending Texas voting laws in court. The article was also published by the San Antonio Express-News
Professor Olivas was quoted in an Inside Higher Ed article about university policies regarding romantic relationships between faculty members or between a faculty member and an administrator.
Adjunct Professor Ryan McConnell co-authored a Corporate Counsel article regarding a recent announcement from the Department of Justice indicating that it will refocus its efforts on individual accountability for corporate wrongdoing.
Professor Marrus is quoted in a press release that was issued by the University of Houston Law Center (and available on PRNewswire.com), regarding the upcoming 14th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference, “The Intersection of Race, Gender, Adolescent Development, and Juvenile Justice,” to be held Saturday, September 25-26 at the Law Center. Professor Marrus is scheduled to speak at the conference, which is co-sponsored by the Center for Children, Law & Policy and the Southwest Juvenile Defender Center.
Professor Chandler was interviewed by Houston Matters regarding the decision by Humana to drop Houston’s Baylor College of Medicine from its network.
Professor Paust was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article about the many legal and practical roadblocks facing groups like the Republic of Texas, who advocate for Texas’ secession from the United States.
Houston Press quoted Professor Linzer discussing the prospect for an award of attorney’s fees in the case of a 2014 challenge to Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage.
American Energy News quoted Professor Hester noting that implementing the EPA’s Clean Power Plan improperly might damage the Texas energy grid.
Professor Olivas has authored a review available on Somos en escrito (the Latino Literary Online Magazine)’s website. Professor Olivas’ review discusses the USC/Annenberg report, “Inequality in Popular Films,” as well as Hidden Chicano Cinema: Film Dramas in the Borderlands (by A. Gabriel Melendez), Mexico on Main Street: Transnational Film Culture in Los Angeles before World War II (by Colin Gunckel), and Narco Cinema: Sex, Drugs, and Banda Music in Mexico's B-Filmography (by Ryan Rashotte).
Professor Olivas was quoted in an article in Education Week regarding Indiana’s decision to bar undocumented children from entering its preschool pilot program
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was interviewed by the ACLU for the radio program, “Be the Change,” on immigration topics, including the recent DACA litigation, family detention, expedited removal, right to counsel, Fourth Amendment, among other immigration-related issues.
The Houston Chronicle quoted Professor Zale opining that Texas’ law banning cell phone use in school zones likely requires the City of Houston to post signs in school zones.
Professor Hester was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article regarding a U.S. District Court’s ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency exceeded its authority when it attempted to block construction of homes in a marshy area near the Woodlands.
Professor Wells was quoted in a Reuters article regarding Keurig’s decision to shift its coffee buying operation to Switzerland in order to take advantage of a tax exemption for agricultural commodities. The article also appeared on other news websites including Business Insider and Yahoo News.
Professor Hester was quoted in a Houston Press article regarding a challenge to Houston’s Clean Air Ordinance in the case of BCCA Appeal Group v. City of Houston.
An article on The Cougar website reports that Frances “Sissy” Farenthold, who taught law at the University of Houston, was recently honored by the Houston Area League of Women Voters at its 14th Annual Repast Luncheon.