January 2020

Books

Craig Joyce, Tyler T. Ochoa, & Michael Carroll, Copyright Law (11th ed. 2020). 

Zachary Kaufman, �Transitional Justice Delayed Is Not Transitional Justice Denied: Contemporary Confrontation of Japanese Human Experimentation During World War II Through a People�s Tribunal� in People's Tribunals, Human Rights and the Law: Searching for Justice (Regina Menachery Paulose ed., 2019).

Articles

David Crump, A Tale of Two Systems: Professor Loewy and Hate Speech, 52 Texas Tech L. Rev. 5 (2019). 
Ronald Turner, Title VII and the Unenvisaged Case: Is Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination Unlawful Sex Discrimination, 95 Ind. L.J. 227 (2020).
Kellen Zale, Part-Time Government, 80 Ohio St. L.J. 987 (2019). 

Short Form & Online Publications

Leonard Baynes & Janet Heppard, Briefcase: Domestic Violence And Tenant Law (Jan. 14, 2020) https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/briefcase/2020/01/14/357274/briefcase-domestic-violence-and-tenant-law/.

Leonard Baynes & Richard Dole, Briefcase: Trade Secrets (Jan. 21, 2020) https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/briefcase/2020/01/21/357882/briefcase-trade-secrets/.

Leonard Baynes, Briefcase: FDA�s Updated Nutrition Labels (Jan. 28, 2020) https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/briefcase/2020/01/28/358641/fdas-updated-nutrition-labels/.

Barbara Evans, Comment Letter on Clinical Decision Support Software Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff (Jan. 2, 2020), https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FDA-2017-D-6569-0104.

Geoffrey Hoffman, "Thoughts on Public Charge Stay Order and Nationwide Injunctions" Immigr. Prof. Blog (Jan. 29, 2020) https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2020/01/thoughts-on-public-charge-stay-order-and-nationwide-injunctions-by-geoffrey-a-hoffman.html#/.

Douglas Moll, �Compelling Dissolution of an At-Will Partnership (?)�, Bus. L. Prof. Blog (Jan. 13, 2020) https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/2020/01/happy-new-year-to-everyone-ive-been-meaning-to-blog-for-quite-some-time-on-a-partnership-puzzle-that-elizabeth-pollman-broug.html.

Daniel I. Morales, Natalie Ram, & Jessica L. Roberts, Opinion, �DNA Collection at the Border Threatens the Privacy of All Americans,� N.Y. Times (Jan. 23, 2020), https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/opinion/dna-collection-border-privacy.html.

Sarah Morath, �Buyer Should Beware of Organic Labels on Nonfood Products,� The Conversation (Jan. 3, 2020), https://theconversation.com/buyers-should-beware-of-organic-labels-on-nonfood-products-128838.

Sarah Morath, �Writing a Law School Scholarly Article,� Law to Fact (Jan. 28, 2020), https://www.buzzsprout.com/138309/2596900-writing-a-law-school-scholarly-article.

Hilary Reed, �Award-Winning Supreme Court Briefs,� App. Advoc. Blog (Jan. 6, 2020) https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/2020/01/award-winning-supreme-court-briefs-.html

Jessica L. Roberts, Tribute, �How to be a Mentor in Three Scenes,� 22 J. Health Care L. & Pol�y 159 (2020), https://digitalcommons.law.umaryland.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1374&context=jhclp

Offers

Our colleagues shared the following offers for publication:

Jessica L. Roberts & Jim Hawkins, When Health Tech Companies Change Their Terms of Service, Science (Feb. 2020). 

Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, Diane M. Ring, Yariv Brauner, & Bret Wells, U.S. International Taxation: Cases and Materials (Foundation Press 5th ed. 2021 forthcoming).

Daniel L. Simmons, Martin J. McMahon, Bradley T. Borden, & Bret Wells, Federal Income Taxation (Foundation Press 8th ed. 2021 forthcoming).
 

Albertus Accolades

Leonard Baynes visited seven New York law firms from January 7-13, continuing outreach efforts to garner support for Law Center programs such as the PreLaw Pipeline Program. On January 16, he gave a presentation about the Law Center�s award-winning PreLaw Pipeline Program to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Commissioner Harrison Keller. The lunchtime segment titled �Student Success� was hosted by Provost Myrick Short at the UH Hilton. On January 17, Dean Baynes served as a judge for the 24th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Competition and Celebration at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Christ in downtown Houston. Provost Myrick Short invited Dean Baynes and Pipeline Director Kristin Guiseppi to join her at the January 26 UH men�s basketball game, where the PreLaw Pipeline Program was recognized during halftime. On January 28, Dean Baynes attended a dinner gathering of Women of the Law at Sixty Vines, where he gave welcoming remarks and shared updates about the new Law Center building.
 
Emily Berman was elected chair of the National Security Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).
 
Johnny Buckles gave a presentation entitled "Are Charity Tax Exemptions Public Subsidies?" to the Cornell Law School Federalist Society Student Chapter. He also gave a presentation at a works-in-progress panel at the 22nd Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference, held in conjunction with the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
 
Barbara Evans participated in a new NSF grant application on �The Governing Knowledge Commons Research Coordinating Network,� led by Katherine Strandburg, Brett Frischmann, and Michael Madison. The NIH/NHGRI awarded funding for a study of Choice of Law in Precision Medicine Research (Leslie Wolf and Laura Beskow, PIs) for which Professor Evans is a member of the expert working group. Professor Evans participated in a new NIH/NCATS grant application on �Chasing Rainbows and Unicorns: Mapping the Challenges of Translating Artificial Intelligence into Everyday Healthcare Systems,� led by Ellen Wright Clayton and Bradley Malin of Vanderbilt. A panel proposal entitled �How can Law Support Successful Clinical Integration of Genomics?� by Professor Evans, Susan M. Wolf, Gary Marchant, and Vence Bonham, has been accepted for presentation at the 5th Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (ELSI) Congress to be hosted by Columbia University this summer. Professor Evans is serving on the Planning Committee and Advisory Board for the 9th International Conference on Ethics Education to be hosted by the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in June 2021. Professor Evans taught HIPAA, FDA, and CLIA regulatory issues at the Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Institute, which is an annual meeting of university general counsels hosted by the American Health Lawyers Association, and she submitted written CLE materials ahead of the meeting. On January 21, the Government Accountability Office issued its report on �Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: Benefits and Challenges of Machine Learning in Drug Development,� for which Professor Evans served as an expert participant. The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine and the Government Accountability Office have invited Professor Evans to serve as an expert participant in a study of artificial intelligence in clinical health care, to be launched in March 2020. Professor Evans participated in the winter meeting of the NSF-funded BRAIN Industry-University Collaborative Research Consortium in Tempe, Arizona, and reported on UH�s FDA law programming for neurotech researchers. Professor Evans participated in conference calls to prepare a panel discussion for the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG). Professor Evans worked closely with three students from her spring 2019 Medical Devices course, resulting in the submission of their class papers to the IEEE Systems Journal in January.
 
Leah Fowler presented �Schr�dinger�s App� with Stephanie Morain at the 2020 American Journal of Law and Medicine symposium in Boston. She and Jessica Mantel presented �Lowering Barriers to Embedding Lawyers in the Health Care Workforce� as part of the �Advancing Health Equity by Addressing Social Determinants of Health, Poverty, and Racial Disparities� program at the 2020 AALS Annual Meeting. Professor Fowler also received a New Faculty Grant to serve as the principal investigator on �An Empirical and Legal Analysis of Unilateral Amendment Provisions in Consumer Health Technology Contracts.�
 
Tracy Hester was named chair-elect of the Environmental Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools. He gave the closing plenary speech on climate intervention policy at the Energy Unconference at Phillips 66 on January 15. This conference brought together upper management and general counsels of over 120 energy companies. Professor Hester presided as chairman at the leadership strategy conference of the Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Ecosystem Services committee of the American Bar Association�s Section on Environment, Energy & Resources, and he joined the inaugural call of the American College of Environmental Lawyer�s education committee as its new co-chair on January 16.
 
Geoffrey Hoffman was quoted in a Courthouse News article regarding the �safe third country� rule being applied to asylum seekers. He also appeared on KCBS radio to discuss the Trump administration�s policy of denying green cards to immigrants who use public benefits.
 
Zachary Kaufman participated in a panel discussion on �The Killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani: Legal, Political, and Ethical Questions� at the University of Houston Law Center on January 21. He participated in the American Society of International Law�s International Criminal Law Interest Group Works-in-Progress workshop at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio on Jan. 31. He appeared on Houston�s KPFT radio to discuss International Holocaust Remembrance Day. He was selected as Executive Committee member and Treasurer of the Association of American Law Schools� International Human Rights Section. His involvement in building the Kigali Public Library was discussed in Michael Gordon�s new book, Becoming a Social Entrepreneur: Starting Out, Scaling Up, and Staying True. Professor Kaufman was quoted in a Psychology Today article on predators and their enablers.
 
Renee Knake was elected chair of the Professional Responsibility Section at the AALS Annual Meeting. She also moderated two panels at AALS, one on the future of legal services and one drawing from her recently published book Gender, Power, Law & Leadership. Professor Knake's forthcoming book Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court (NYU Press) was reviewed in Jotwell.
 
Sapna Kumar participated in the UT Patent Remedies Roundtable. She presented "Judging Patents: A Comparative Perspective" at the M3 Midcareer Conference and at the Works-in-Progress in Intellectual Property Conference.
 
David Kwok presented "The Justification of Nonprofit Attorneys" at the works-in-progress session of the AALS Law & Social Sciences Section at the AALS Annual Meeting.
 
Jessica Mantel participated in a panel on �Information Sharing in Medical-Legal Partnerships� at the AALS Annual Meeting.
 
Andrew Michaels presented �Artificial Intelligence, Legal Change, and Separation of Powers� as part of the �New Voices in Intellectual Property Scholarship� panel at the AALS Annual Meeting.
 
Douglas Moll presented �The Shareholder Oppression Doctrine (and Michigan's Place in It)� at the State Bar of Michigan�s Symposium on Corporate Oppression Actions, held in Detroit.
 
Thomas Oldham has been involved in the drafting of the Restatement (Third) of Conflict of Laws, which delves more deeply into conflicts of law and divorce than the previous two restatements. The drafting committee has just completed a draft of the section dealing with conflicts of law at divorce. The committee essentially adopts a recommendation Professor Oldham made in a 2008 law review article about what law should govern the division of spouses� property at divorce. The reporter�s comments refer to the article numerous times in the discussion of the rationale for the position taken.

Teddy Rave presented �MDL in the States� to the Section on Civil Procedure at the AALS Annual Meeting.
 
Jessica Roberts presented �Evaluating NFL Player Health & Performance: Legal & Ethical Issues� to the Law and Sports Section�s panel at the AALS Annual Meeting.
 
Amanda Watson�s work on Scholarly Impact was featured in the AALS Scholarly Impact Panel.
 
Bret Wells gave a presentation on �International Taxation� at the State Bar of Texas Tax Section�s Leadership Academy on January 24.
 






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