November 2020


Owen L. Anderson, Jacqueline L. Weaver, John S. Dzienkowski, John S. Lowe, Keith B. Hall & Frédéric Gilles Sourgens, International Petroleum Law and Transactions (2020).
Martin J. Mcmahon, Daniel L. Simmons, Charlene D. Luke, & Bret Wells, Federal Income Taxation of Business Organizations (6th ed. 2020).


Daniel I. Morales, Revelation Out of Rupture: Building Human Rights from the Bottom Up, 35 Md. J. Int'l. L. 127 (2020).

Short Form & Online

Ashley Arrington, On 'America’s Therapist' and the Age of Vulnerable Leadership, Rsch. Instruction & Patron Servs. Special Int. Section L. Libr. Blog (Nov. 17, 2020). 

Leonard M. Baynes, 5 Steps Law School Deans Can Take to Improve Diversity and Inclusion, ABA J. (Nov. 12, 2020). 

Victor Flatt, Dan Farber, Alice Kaswan, Joel Mintz, & Joe Tomain, Government Mechanisms and the Climate Crisis, Climate, Energy, Justice: The Policy Path to a Just Transition for an Energy-Hungry America, Ctr. for Progressive Reform (2020).

Valerie Gutmann Koch, Previvorship and the Legal Doctrine of Informed Consent, Bill of Health (Nov. 23, 2020).

Jessica Mantel, Protecting Disabled and Aged Patients from Discriminatory Triage Protocols, Nw. U. L. Rev. of Note (Nov. 18, 2020).


Our colleague shared the following offer for publication:

David Crump, Direct Examination: How to Do It Effectively, Prac. Law. (forthcoming 2021).

Albertus Accolades

Leonard M. Baynes attended the 50-in-5: UH Major Grants & Patents Celebration for faculty in recognition of achievements during the FY19 academic year. The virtual event was held November 5 and co-hosted by the Office of the Provost, Dr. Paula Myrick Short, Provost, and Dr. Amr Elnashai, Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer. On November 10, Dean Baynes delivered welcoming remarks at “LGBTQ+ Rights Advancement and the Lawyers that Made It Happen” virtual event co-sponsored by the UHLC Diversity and Inclusion Committee and OUTLAW. On November 12, he moderated a panel discussion of Professors Emily Berman and Daniel Morales and Hobby School of Public Policy Associate Dean Jim Granato on a post-election discussion of the 2020 presidential election. That evening, Dean Baynes attended, and recorded a congratulatory video for a virtual event, 50-in-5 Celebration, for faculty in recognition of high impact publications, creative activities, and national recognition. On November 17, Dean Baynes hosted a virtual reception for D.C. area alumni and friends to network and share updates about the new law building.

Emily Berman received the 2020 Excellence in Oversight Research Award from the Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School for her article "Weaponizing the Office of Legal Counsel."

Dave Fagundes presented “Copyright's Administrative Law” at the Case Western Reserve University Faculty Workshop on November 12.

Victor Flatt acted as moderator for the “LGBTQ+ Rights Advancement and the Lawyers that Made It Happen” webinar hosted by UH OUTLAW and UH Diversity and Inclusion Committee on November 10. On November 13, Flatt presented “Holding Polluters Accountable in Times of Climate and COVID Risk: The Problems with Emergency Enforcement,” at the 12th Leslie McAllister Environment and Energy Law Conference at the University of San Diego Law School.
Geoffrey A. Hoffman participated in an oral argument preparation for attorneys from RAICES for a Fifth Circuit appeal regarding an immigration matter.
Renee Knake Jefferson spoke on at University of Houston Law Center panel about the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett on November 2. She provided election night commentary November 3 on Houston's CBS affiliate KHOU and continued interviews about the election results that week. On November 9, she delivered the keynote address at the Gonzaga Law School Center for Civil and Human Rights Annual Conference.  She also spoke to the Houston Area Law Librarians organization on November 11 about her book Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court.

Zachary Kaufman presented “Digital Age Samaritans” at the American Bar Association (ABA) and Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Criminal Justice Sections Workshop on November 12. Kaufman was appointed to the Yale Law School Association Executive Committee, which advises the Law School and its Dean. He will serve on the Committee for a three-year term beginning in January 2021.
Valerie Gutmann Koch presented "The Legal Doctrine(s) of Informed Consent in Medical Treatment and Research" as a guest lecturer for Professor Daniel Brudney at the University of Chicago on November 10. She presented "Crisis Standards of Care and Liability Shields," at the annual MacLean Center Conference at the University of Chicago on November 13. Koch also presented "Previvorship and the Legal Doctrine of Informed Consent," for the Health Law, Bioethics, Biotechnology Workshop at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, & Bioethics, Harvard Law School on November 23.
Sapna Kumar presented "Patents, Pharma, and the Pandemic" at the Public Law in the Time of Trump seminar at University of Chicago Law School.
David Kwok presented “The Interplay of Corruption and Federalism in Mail and Wire Fraud” at the ABA Criminal Justice Sections Works-in-Progress, held in partnership with the AALS Criminal Justice Section and the Academy for Justice on November 12.
Douglas Moll presented “Oppression in LLCs” at the American Bar Association LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities Committee 2020 LLC Institute on November 4. On November 11 and 12, he presented “Overview of Corporate Oppression” at the State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section: Third Annual Symposium on Corporate Oppression Actions and Business Law.
Michael A. Olivas spoke as a panelist for the Zoom webinar, “The Legal Battle Over Desegregating Rice,” on November 5. The webinar was sponsored by Rice University’s Task Force on Slavery, Segregation, and Racial Injustice. Olivas was also part of a group of immigration law professors who filed an amicus brief in Pangea Legal Services v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  The court granted Plaintiffs’ motion for Temporary Restraining Order in an order that cited and discussed the amicus brief.
D. Theodore Rave presented his paper "MDL in the States" at a faculty workshop hosted by Tulane University School of Law on November 9. Also on November 9, he moderated a panel on MDL Discovery at the Bolch Judicial Institute's Mass-Tort MDL Certificate Program hosted by the Duke University School of Law. Rave coauthored an amicus brief in the Harris County drive-thru voting case (Brief of Election Law Professors Joseph R. Fishkin, Steven I Vladeck, and D. Theodore Rave as Amici Curiae in Support of Defendants, Hotze v. Hollins, No. 20-cv-3708-ASH (S.D. Tex. Nov. 2, 2020)). He was also named a University of Houston 50-in-5 Scholar.
Robert Schuwerk filed an amicus brief in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals case, Ex Parte Clinton Lee Young. Schuwerk also filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of Texas in the case of Haynes and Boone, LLP, et al. v. NFTD, LLC, et al.
Ken Swift presented “Blended Learning, Here to Stay,” at the Legal Writing Institute One Day Workshop hosted by the Appalachian School of Law on December 11. Swift was chosen to be a member of the Association of Law Schools Legal Writing Reasoning & Research Executive Committee. Swift was also chosen to Co-Chair the Legal Writing Institute Teaching Resources Committee.
Elizabeth Trujillo was an invited speaker for a webinar hosted by the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University on November 18 entitled “Improving the Environment under the USMCA.”  This event featured a discussion about the major revisions to the NAFTA under the USMCA regarding the environment for North America, and the future of the trade and environment relationship under the USMCA and the revised Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.  This webinar was the fourth in a series on the United State-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), co-sponsored by the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute and Haynes and Boones, LLP.  Professor Trujillo was invited to peer review Model Legislation for Deep Decarbonization in the United States as it relates to trade related issues such as local content requirements, to achieve deep reductions in fossil fuels use and greenhouse gas emissions.  This Model Legislation project, sponsored by the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University, stems from the Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization Project connected to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Environmental Law Institute’s book, Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States for which Trujillo published a chapter on International Trade and Deep Decarbonization.

Gina Warren was invited to present “Marijuana, Energy, and the Environment: Can Green be Green?,” at the 2020 Marijuana Law Conference, hosted by Boston University School of Law on November 13-14.

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