September 2019

 Books, Chapters, and Supplements

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Harry D. Krause, Linda Elrod & J. Thomas Oldham, Family Law: Cases, Comments, and Questions (8th ed. 2018)

Michael B. Gerrard et al., Climate Engineering and the Law (Michael B. Gerrard & Tracy Hester eds., 2018)

Chapters and Supplements

49 David R. Dow & Craig Smyser, Texas Practice Series: Contract Law ( 2005 & Supp. 2006-2019).

Jacqueline Weaver, Managing Offshore Safety in the US after Macondo, in Managing the Risk of Offshore Oil & Gas Accidents, 52 (2019).


Sapna Kumar, Innovation Nationalism, 51 Conn. L. Rev. 205 (2019).
Andrew Michaels, Implicit Overruling and Foreign Lost Profits, 25 B.U. J. Sci. & Tech. L. 101 (2019).
J. Thomas Oldham & Bruce M. Smyth, Child Support Compliance in the USA and Australia: to Persuade or Punish?, 52 Family Law Quarterly 2 (2019).

 Short Form & Online Publications

Flatt, Victor. "Federal Carbon Pricing Is Closer Than You Think", Forbes Blog (Sept. 26, 2019).


Baynes, Leonard. Watergate and the Mueller Investigation.

Baynes, Leonard. Briefcase: Immigration � Changes to Public Charge Rule (Sept 17, 2019).

Baynes, Leonard. Briefcase: Helping The Homeless In Houston (September 24, 2019).

Baynes, Leonard. Briefcase Returns! Clicking on �I Agree� (Sept. 9, 2019).

Knake, Renee. Teaching leadership and addressing gender inequality (Sept. 1, 2019).

Hester, Tracy. Vaped and Confused, for the American College of Environmental Lawyers blog (Sept. 9, 2019).

Flatt, Victor. Federal Carbon Pricing Is Closer Than You Think, Forbes Blog (Sept. 26, 2019).

  Albertus Accolades

Leonard Baynes accepted the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for the UHLC�s efforts to increase minority representation on campus and in the legal profession. This is the fourth year in a row that the UHLC has received this honor. 

Emily Berman presented a work-in-progress at the Chicagoland Junior Scholars Conference on September 27.  She also appeared on KUHT's Red, White, and Blue on September 27 to discuss the upcoming Supreme Court term.

Darren Bush served as a panelist regarding �Aviation Focus: Algorithmic Pricing and Recent Enforcements� at the AntitrustTX conference in Houston, Texas on September 24. 

Barbara Evans designation as a Health Policy Scholar at the Baylor Center for Biomedical Ethics and Health Policy has been renewed by Baylor College of Medicine for the 2019-20 academic year. She accepted an invitation to participate in a panel on �Human Genome Engineering: Benefits, Risks, and Ethics� at the combined meeting of the GP-Write consortium and the Sc2.0 Synthetic Genomes Conference to be held at the NYU Langone Health Center this Fall.  She has agreed to serve as a member of the expert Working Group for a proposed 4-year NIH-funded study entitled �Highly Portable and Cloud-Enabled Neuroimaging Research: Confronting Ethics Challenges in Field Research with Diverse Populations,� led by Francis X. Shen, Susan M. Wolf, and Frances Lawrenz of the University of Minnesota. The proposal was submitted to NIH in early October and is under review. The project seeks to develop the first consensus guidance to address brain data privacy and other ethical and legal issues raised by portable imaging devices that enable neuroimaging in field settings, as opposed to traditional healthcare settings. In September, she began serving on the five-member BioEthics Advisory Panel (BEAP) for the $2.8 million NSF Emerging Frontiers grant entitled �Booting Up a Mirror Cell,� led by Neal A. Deveraj of UCSD and Farren Isaacs of Yale. The project is the first attempt to synthesize a cell in which all the key biological molecules, such as nucleic acids, proteins, and lipids, exist in chiral (or mirror-image) states to those naturally occurring in nature.  In addition, she attended the September 30 BRAIN Roadmap meeting hosted by the UH Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, to explore proposals for ongoing research after current Phase I NSF-funded BRAIN IU/CRC grant.  Professor Evans also worked with students from her Spring 2019 Medical Devices/Biotech course to prepare their class papers for submission to the IEEE Systems Journal�s November 1 Special Issue call for papers on �Translational Issues in Clinical Brain/Machine Interface Systems for Assistance, Diagnostic, and Restorative Applications.�  She also worked with faculty at the University of Tartu in Estonia to supervise the doctoral dissertation of former UH Fulbright Scholar and LL.M. alum, Kart Pormeister, who will be defending her dissertation, on EU data privacy law, early in 2020.  She also participated in two teleconferences.  The first was with members of a Working Group of the Congress of Neurosurgeons that is preparing ethical, privacy, and risk disclosure standards for implantable neurostimulation and neuromodulation devices that collect and store patients� neurological and health data.  The second was with staff from the U.S. Governmental Accountability Office to supply legal literature inputs for a GAO report Congress requested on AI in Drug Discovery and Development. This work is a follow-up to an Expert Meeting hosted by the National Academies of Science and GAO where Professor Evans served as a participant and lead.  Finally, Professor Evans was invited to participate in two other GAO studies on AI diagnostic software and AI in healthcare delivery.
Dave Fagundes presented on �Cities & Guns� at the University of Virginia School of Law State & Local Government Workshop in Charlottesville, Virginia on September 21.

Victor Flatt spoke at Pace Law School regarding �Climate Change and Attorney Ethical Responsibilities.�

Tracy Hester presented regarding �Legal Requirements and Potential Barriers for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration in the United States� at the Interdisciplinary Workshop on CCUS by the University of Houston and the Petroleum Research School of Norway on September 24 in Houston, Texas.  In addition, he presented regarding �Domestic Laws to Govern Research on Solar Reflective Strategies� at the National Academy of Sciences workshop on Developing a Research Agenda and Research Governance Approaches to Climate Intervention Strategies that Reflect Sunlight to Cool the Earth on September 11 at Stanford University.

Zachary Kaufman presented �What is International Law?� for the International Law Society at the University of Houston Law Center on September 26.  He also spoke regarding �The Rise of Anti-Semitism in the United States� for the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at the University of Houston Law Center on September 12.  This talk was highlighted on the UHLC website on September 17.  Professor Kaufman was interviewed by Voice of America regarding �Lessons from Rwanda: Post-Genocide Law and Policy.�  In addition, he has accepted an invitation from the UHLC�s International Law Society to serve as Faculty Advisor for the 2019-20 academic year.

Sapna Kumar spoke at the Indiana University-Bloomington IP Colloquium regarding �Increasing Technical Expertise in Patent Litigation.�

David Kwok presented regarding �Lochner and the Market for Churches,� at the Chicagoland Junior Scholars Conference held at Loyola Law School in September.

Andrew Michaels spoke about �Artificial Intelligence, Legal Change, and Separation of Powers� at the Fall 2019 IP Colloquium held at BYU Law School in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Douglas Moll spoke about �Minority Owner Oppression in the Closely Held Corporation and the LLC� at the Tennessee Journal of Business Law symposium on Business Law: Connecting the Threads III.  His remarks will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal.

Daniel Morales was an invited panelist discussing �What Comes After Nationalism?� for The Uses and Disadvantages of Arendt�s Concept of Nation panel at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting. 

Teddy Rave presented �It�s Good to Have the �Haves� on Your Side: A Defense of Repeat Players in Multidistrict Litigation,� at the University of Texas School of Law, Complex Litigation Colloquium on September 24. 

Jessica Roberts spoke at the Charm City Colloquium on Law & Bioethics regarding �A Social Justice Approach to Genetics.�

Kenneth Swift spoke at the Online & Hybrid Learning Pedagogy: Toward Defining Best Practices in Legal Education conference held at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law regarding �Active Learning and the Asynchronous Classroom.�

Gina Warren�s abstract regarding �Overtourism� was accepted by the Agricultural and Food Law, Natural Resources and Energy Law, and Environmental Law Joint Works-in-Progress Session to be held at the 2020 AALS Meeting in Washington, D.C., on January 4, 2020.

Kellen Zale presented regarding �Adjacent Zoning for Public Lands," on September 20 at University of Virginia School of Law, as part of the 8th Annual State & Local Government Law Works-in-Progress conference.  The UVA Law Twitter feed highlighted the presentation.


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