December 2019


Joseph Isenbergh & Bret Wells, International Taxation (4th ed. 2019).

Douglas K. Moll & Robert A. Ragazzo, Closely Held Corporations (2019 Ed.).


David Dow & Jeff Newberry, Conceptual and Scientific Defects in the Supreme Court�s �Method of Execution� Jurisprudence, 92:4 Yale J. Biology & Med. 1 (2019).
Zachary D. Kaufman, Protectors of Predators or Prey: Bystanders and Upstanders amid Sexual Crimes, 92 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1317 (2019).
J. Thomas Oldham, An Overview of the Rules in the USA regarding the Award of Post-Divorce Spousal Support in 2019, 41 Hous. J. Int'l L. 525 (2019).
Ronald Turner, On Locs, Race, and Title VII, 2019 Wis. L. Rev. 873 (2019).

Short Form & Online Publications

Leonard Baynes & Emily Berman, Briefcase: Congressional Oversight � Not What It Used To Be (Dec. 17, 2019)

Leonard Baynes & Alissa Gomez, Briefcase: Legal Literacy (Dec. 10, 2019)

Leonard Baynes & Gina Warren, Briefcase: Overtourism (Dec. 3, 2019)

Andrew Michaels, �Fed Circ.'s Arthrex Decision Should Apply Retroactively,� Law360 (Dec. 5, 2019)

D. Theodore Rave, �Federal Trends Affecting Aggregate Litigation in the State Courts,� Pound Civil Justice Institute 2019 Judges Forum Report Paper (2019)

We are pleased to share the following, published earlier in the 2019-20 scholarship year:

Seth Chandler, �Tax Deferral,� Wolfram Demonstrations Project (Sept. 13, 2019)

Geoffrey Hoffman, �The Supreme Court Failed Us on September 11th,� ImmigrationProf Blog (Sept. 20, 2019)

Hilary Reed, �Before They Were on the Court,� App. Advoc. Blog (Sept. 16, 2019)  

Albertus Accolades

Leonard Baynes hosted five new segments of Houston Public Media�s Briefcase in December, discussing overtourism with Gina Warren, congressional subpoena power with Emily Berman, the importance of legal literacy with Alissa Gomez, Houston�s overlapping appellate court districts with Hilary Reed, and the origins of New Year�s Day.
Emily Berman appeared on NBC News Now on December 9 to discuss the House Judiciary Committee�s impeachment hearing. 
Megan Davis and Irene Ten Cate presented "Under, Here, Therefore" at the Legal Writing Institute�s One-Day Workshop in Charleston, South Carolina on December 6. Professor Davis also presented "Unintended Education: Bringing Historical Context to the Study of Law" at the Global Legal Skills Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on December 12.

Barbara Evans� just-published �Faustian Bargain� article (with co-author Susan M. Wolf) was the focus of a favorable commentary entitled �Privacy and Agency are Critical to a Flourishing Biomedical Research Enterprise� by Professors Jason Bobe of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Michelle N. Meyer of the Center for Translational Bioethics at Geisinger Health System, and George Church of Harvard University�s Department of Genetics. Their commentary on the Evans/Wolf article is at
Alissa Gomez and Hilary Reed presented �Learning to Love Pro Bono: Bringing the Real World to the LRW Classroom� at the Legal Writing Institute�s One-Day Workshop at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.
Whitney Heard and Lauren Simpson presented "Make It Personal: How Personal Interests Contribute to Professional Development" at the Legal Writing Institute's One-Day Workshop hosted by St. Mary�s University School of Law in San Antonio.
Tracy Hester was invited to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy's workshop on advanced plastics recycling technology and regulation in Denver, Colorado, from December 11-12.  He and Blake Hudson participated in a walking tour organized by RepublicEN to foster bipartisan discussion of environmental challenges facing Houston.
Geoffrey Hoffman filed a Fifth Circuit appeal of a motion to reopen in an immigration case based on the stop-time rule in Pereira v. Sessions. He was also invited by the Consulate of Mexico to serve as a consultant attorney advisor.
Zachary Kaufmann presented �Legislating Atrocity Prevention� at the University of New South Wales Law School and the U.S. Consulate in Sydney, Australia on December 11. He presented �Protectors of Predators or Prey: Bystanders and Upstanders amid Sexual Crimes� at the University of Sydney Law School and the U.S. Consulate in Sydney on December 10, and at the University of Western Australia Law School in Perth on December 4.
Renee Knake was appointed to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees on December 4. A profile of Professor Knake was published by the Detroit Free Press.
James Lawrence�s coauthored article "Mock Arbitrations for Developing a Winning Case: Tips and Strategies" will be published in the Austrian Yearbook of International Arbitration 2020.
Ellen Marrus presented �My Voice Needs to Be Heard Too: Why the Convention of the Rights of the Child Should Influence Proceedings in the United States� at the International Society of Family Law�s Children's Rights and Interests Conference in Hod HaSharon, Israel, from December 9-10. She was also awarded for her efforts to defend youth rights by the National Juvenile Defender Center.
Sarah Morath presented �Organic 2.0� at the Second Annual Conference on Food Law and Policy, hosted by the Georgia State University Center for Law. She received an offer for publication in the online newsletter the Conversation.
Hilary Reed Presenter, Asynchronous Online Moot Court Brief Instruction, Reimagining Advocacy Conference, Stetson University.
Denney Wright was a panelist at the Biennial Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference, hosted by the University of Texas School of Law. He was also a speaker at the TXCPA Austin Annual Tax Conference.

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