edited and published the summer issue of The Advocate, the quarterly journal
of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas. The issue is a symposium
devoted to the subject of Non-Binding Dispute Resolution. Professor Hoffman
also began work on the journal's next issue, due out in October, which will
be devoted to an examination of the civil action reforms enacted by the 78th
Texas Legislature. Earlier in the month, Professor Hoffman attended the meeting
of the Civil Procedure section of the AALS in
Joan H. Krause spoke on the topic of "Current Developments in Health Law: Patients & Health Care Fraud" on July 22 at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, Florida. Professor Krause was interviewed by the BNA Health Law Reporter for a July 17th story regarding False Claims Act cases against hospitals based on medical errors. She was also appointed to the Ethics Committee of the Houston Hospice & Palliative Care System.
was on the planning committee for the International Society of the Family
Law Conference at
Nancy Rapoport spoke at several conferences in July and wrote a short piece on Enron for the Texas Lyceum.
presented "Financial Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Research" at the Southeastern
Association of Law Schools 2003 Annual Meeting in Amelia Island, Florida in
July. He also lectured on "Legal Issues and the Geriatric Patient: Advance
Directives" on July 28, to a combined geriatrics class of medical and pharmacy
students at the
and Kate Brem spoke at the Lone Star Legal Writing Conference held
at the University of Texas Law School on May 30th. The conference
dealt with "Teaching Legal Writing and Research in
Sandra Guerra Thompson moderated a panel discussion at an event hosted by the Texas General Counsel Forum. The panel discussion addressed whistle-blowing and lawyer's professional responsibilities to report the wrongdoing of their corporate clients. The 2003 supplement to her treatise, The Law of Asset Forfeiture, co-authored with Jimmy Gurule and Michael O'Hear was published by Lexis Publishing. She also gave an interview for Channel 24 News aired July 28th on the overrepresentation of African-Americans in the prison population.
Weaver was the speaker at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute's lunch
for Natural Resources Professors