October 2019

 Books, Chapters, and Supplements


Hannah Brenner & Renee Knake, Gender, Power, Law & Leadership (2019).

Chapters and Supplements

Thomas Oldham, Divorce, Separation and the Distribution of Property (2019).


David Crump, Why Do We Admit Criminal Confessions into Evidence?, 43 Seattle U. L. Rev. 71 (2019).
Leslie Griffin, Conquering Brain Injury, 34:5 J. Head Trauma Rehabilitation 366 (2019).
Ronald Turner, The FAA, the NLRA, and Epic Systems' Epic Fail, Texas L. Rev. (Online Edition 2019).

 Short Form & Online Publications

Dow, David R. Justice Sotomayor and the Death Penalty, N.Y. Times, Oct. 2, 2019, at A28. 
Jessica Mantel & Leah Fowler. The Promises and Perils of Medical Legal Partnerships, Northeastern University Law Review Forum (Oct. 15, 2019), https://nulronlineforum.wordpress.com/2019/10/15/the-promises-and-perils-of-medical-legal-partnerships/
Sarah Morath, Individual Action, Collective Change: Six Ways Individuals Can Create Environmental Change, Harv. L. & Pol'y Rev. Blog (2019).  https://harvardlpr.com/2019/10/10/individual-action-collective-change-six-ways-individuals-can-create-environmental-change/.
Leonard Baynes. Briefcase: Tomato: Fruit or Vegetable? (Oct. 1, 2019). https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/briefcase/2019/10/01/347677/briefcase-tomato-fruit-or-vegetable/
Leonard Baynes. Briefcase: Texas Flood Insurance (Oct. 8, 2019), https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/briefcase/2019/10/08/348297/briefcase-texas-flood-insurance/ 
Leonard Baynes. Briefcase: Religion in the Workplace (Oct. 15, 2019). https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/briefcase/2019/10/15/348922/briefcase-religion-in-the-workplace/    
Leonard Baynes. Briefcase: Email Contracts (Oct. 29, 2019). https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/briefcase/2019/10/29/350299/briefcase-email-contracts/
Lonny Hoffman. Editor's Comments, Pro Bono Litigation, 88 The Advocate 3 (2019).  

Andrew Michaels. Examining the USPTO's Bid for Adjudicatory Chevron Deference, IP Watchdog (Oct. 1, 2019), https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2019/10/01/examining-usptos-bid-adjudicatory-chevron-deference/id=114132/

  Albertus Accolades

Leonard Baynes was named a Diversity Champion by the National Diversity Council. He also received a Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Achievement plaque from the Texas Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.
Katherine Brem, Hilary Reed, and Lauren Simpson presented �Catching the Court's Eye: Effective Writing and Editing Techniques to Elevate Your Advocacy" at the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit's 2019 Appellate Advocacy Seminar in New Orleans on October 7.
Darren Bush participated in a panel discussion on �The New Brandeis School in Antitrust� as part of a two-day conference called �A New Future for Antitrust?� The conference was sponsored by the University of Utah Department of Economics and the Antitrust Section of the Utah State Bar, and was held in Salt Lake City on October 25-26.
Seth Chandler received an award from Wolfram Research for Submissions to the Function Repository in 2019. He presented �Working with Data in the Wolfram Language� at the Wolfram Technology Conference in Champaign, Illinois. He gave a practitioner lecture at the UH Law Center entitled �Comforting Lies: The Costly Push to Translate Machine Reasoning into Ideas Humans Can Understand.� He participated in a panel discussion on Constitution Day at the Downtown Rotary Club of Houston.
Barbara Evans was hosted by UH professors Luca Pollonini and Fatima Merchant to lead UH engineering and technology students in a discussion of privacy and ethical issues with using people�s personal data in computational health informatics software. She was invited to serve as a peer reviewer for a report, prepared at the request of the U.S. Congress, on how AI and machine-learning software is reshaping the drug development process; competitive impacts on the U.S. pharmaceutical industry; potential impacts on FDA�s oversight of drug safety; and appropriate legislative responses to adapt the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to accommodate changes in drug-development technology. She coauthored an abstract entitled, �The Genetics Hotline: Responsibility & Liability When Handling Unsolicited Patient Communications,� which has been accepted for presentation at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG). The proposal, led by geneticist Heidi L. Rehm of Harvard Medical School, assembles a team of physicians, genetic counsellors, and attorneys to explore case studies of calls geneticists receive from laypeople who are struggling to make sense of results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests. The American Health Lawyers Association, the leading professional organization of practicing health lawyers in the United States, invited Professor Evans to team up with clinical epidemiologist and data de-identification expert Daniel Barth-Jones of Columbia University to keynote AHLA�s annual Academic Medical Centers Conference in January 2020. Professor Evans was invited to speak and prepare an article for a Symposium entitled �The Law and Policy of Artificial Intelligence in Health Care,� to be hosted by the University of Minnesota on March 27, 2020. Professor Evans and Ellen Wright Clayton of Vanderbilt University submitted a proposal on behalf of the NIH-funded LawSeqSM Data Quality Task Force to discuss �FDA�s Regulation of the Genomic Testing Bioinformatics Pipeline� at the next Petrie-Flom conference at Harvard Law School, which is focusing on FDA regulatory hotspots. Professor Evans and Arti K. Rai of Duke University submitted a conference abstract proposal to explore the state-of-the-art defense in product liability suits involving FDA-regulated artificial intelligence and machine-learning software used in clinical health care.
Victor Flatt gave a presentation on �Climate Change and Attorney Ethics� at the University of Virginia Law School on October 4, and again at the Chevron Annual Legal Retreat on October 17.
Janet Heppard was a panelist at a CLE titled �Domestic Violence: Handling Fragile Issues within Your Busy Legal Practice.�
Geoffrey Hoffman gave a presentation at the University of Houston�Downtown on immigration law, specifically the status of current DACA litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court. He also gave a presentation on immigration law at the West University Senior Center, and attended the quarterly meeting of the ABA Commission on Immigration.
Lonny Hoffman filed an amicus brief in support of certiorari in the case of Karingithi v. Barr, No. 19-475, in the Supreme Court of the United States.
Zachary Kaufman discussed the role of media in inciting violence on Voice of America�s Up Front on October 2. He also discussed diplomatic immunity on the BBC on October 7. He presented his article �Legislating Atrocity Prevention� at Harvard Law School on October 11, and again at Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center on October 16. He presented his article �Protectors of Predators or Prey: Bystanders and Upstanders amid Sexual Crimes� at Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center on October 16, and again at the University of Houston Department of Political Science and Hobby School of Public Affairs on October 30. He presented his article �Lessons from Rwanda: Post-Genocide Law and Policy� at Harvard University on October 21. He has also accepted an invitation to become affiliated faculty of the University of Houston Ethics Center.
Renee Knake presented �Shortlisted: Women, Diversity, and the Supreme Court� at the 2019 Appellate Advocacy Seminar in New Orleans on October 7. She led a discussion with Malcom Gladwell on his new book Talking to Strangers at the Ballroom at Bayou Place in Houston on October 8. She was quoted in an Associated Press article regarding Judge Tammy Kemp�s actions in the courtroom following the conviction of Amber Guyger. She was also interviewed by KPRC-TV�s Local 2 News on the same subject.

Sapna Kumar presented "Increasing Technical Expertise in Patent Litigation" at the University of Michigan Law School's Intellectual Property Workshop.
David Kwok presented �Lochner and the Market for Churches� at the Midwest Law & Economics Association Annual Meeting at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.
Jessica Mantel participated in a panel on �Medical-Legal Partnerships: Bridging Law and Medicine to Improve Patient�s Health� at a UH faculty senate conference entitled �Building Healthy Communities through Partnerships.�
Andrew Michaels served as a commentator at Georgetown Law School�s Workshop on Empirical Methods and Patents on October 18.
Douglas Moll accepted an invitation to speak at a Symposium on Corporate Oppression Actions in Detroit, Michigan. The symposium is sponsored by the State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section.
Daniel Morales participated in a panel discussion entitled �International Refugee and Asylum Law: Borders, Security, Migration, and the Rule of Law� at the conference �Navigating the Backlash Against Global Law and Institutions� at Indiana University Bloomington on October 14. He also participated in a panel discussion on �Citizenship, Democracy, and Open Borders� at the Open Borders Conference held at the New School in New York City on October 19.
Michael Olivas completed the seventh year (classes 69-80) of his radio program The Law of Rock and Roll.
Teddy Rave presented �MDL is Messy: Some Comments on Mass Tort Deals by Elizabeth Chamblee Burch� at the University of Georgia School of Law on November 8. He spoke on �Texas MDL� at the Lewis & Clark Law School and Pound Civil Justice Institute�s 2019 Academic Symposium: �Class Actions, Mass Torts, and MDL: The Next Fifty Years.� He presented �MDL in the States� at the University of Texas School of Law�s Fifth Annual Civil Procedure Workshop on October 25. He participated in a panel on �MDL Settlements�Common Pitfalls and Helpful Practices� at the 2019 Transferee Judges Conference in Palm Beach, Florida on October 29.
Lauren Simpson and Katherine Brem gave a presentation entitled �Making Mindfulness a Part of the Legal Writing Curriculum� at the September Western Regional Legal Writing Conference at Santa Clara University School of Law. Professors Simpson and Brem joined Professor Hilary Reed to speak at the October annual conference of the Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, giving a presentation entitled �Catching the Court�s Eye: Effective Writing and Editing Techniques to Elevate Your Advocacy.� Finally, Professor Simpson and Professor Whitney Heard had their proposal entitled �Make It Personal: How Personal Interests Contribute to Professional Development� accepted for the Legal Writing Institute�s One-Day Workshop in December at St. Mary�s University School of Law in San Antonio. Professor Simpson continues her community service in support of pollinator conservation and urban wildscaping. In October, she taught a three-hour class on pollinators, the challenges facing them, the creation of wildlife-supportive suburban gardens, and local covenants and restrictions affecting wildscaping for The Woodlands Township Sustainable Gardening Class. She also hosted an educational visit for an Oak Forest neighborhood children�s group.
Irene Ten Cate presented �Arbitral Judging� at the American Society of Comparative Law Works-in-Progress Conference in Columbia, Missouri.
Sandra Guerra Thompson spoke at a symposium called "Transforming Texas' Criminal Justice System" at the University of Texas Moody College of Communication on October 21.
Bret Wells gave a presentation on �Mineral Deed Conveyance Ambiguities� at the Oil and Gas Law Conference hosted by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation on October 24.
Kellen Zale gave a presentation on �Inholdings� at the Fordham University School of Law�s faculty colloquium on October 31.

This email was sent to *|EMAIL|*
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences