February 2020


Health Law & Policy Institute University of Houston Law Center, Control Measures and Public Health Emergencies: A Texas Bench Book (Leah Fowler, ed. 2020).


Emily Berman, Individualized Suspicion in the Age of Big Data, 105 Iowa L. Rev. 463 (2020). 
Leah Fowler, Charlotte Gillard, Stephanie R. Morain, Readability and Accessibility of Terms of Service and Privacy Policies for Menstruation-Tracking Smartphone Applications, Health Promotion Practice (Feb. 2020).
Leslie C. Griffin & Carole S. Anhalt, Traumatic Brain Injury: Compassionate Care, Not Clinic Nihilism, 6:2 J. Hospital Ethics 92 (2019).
Jessica L. Roberts & Jim Hawkins, When Health Tech Companies Change Their Terms of Service, 367 Science 745 (2020). 

Short Form & Online Publications

Leonard Baynes & Sarah Morath, Briefcase: Save Our Seas Act 2.0 (Feb. 4, 2020) https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/briefcase/2020/02/04/359379/save-our-seas-act-2-0/.

Leonard Baynes, Briefcase: Genetic Nondiscrimination Laws (Feb. 18, 2020) https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/briefcase/2020/02/18/360948/genetic-nondiscrimination-laws/.

Leonard Baynes, Briefcase: Sherman Antitrust Act: Apple Inc. v Pepper (Feb. 25, 2020) https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/briefcase/2020/02/25/361716/sherman-antitrust-act-apple-inc-v-pepper/.

Leah Fowler & Jessica Roberts, Baylor College of Medicine Policywise: Disability Rights and Health Care: Olmstead at 20, (Feb. 7, 2020)  https://blogs.bcm.edu/2020/02/07/disability-rights-and-healthcare-olmstead-at-20/.


Our colleagues shared the following offers for publication:

Jim Hawkins, Earned Wage Access and the End of Payday LendingBoston University Law Review (forthcoming).

Tracy Hester, Greenhouse Gas Removal Law and Policy in Research Handbook on Climate Mitigation Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming).

Jessica L. Roberts & Alexandra L. Foulkes, Genetic Duties, William & Mary Law Review (forthcoming).


Albertus Accolades

Leonard Baynes was a speaker at the Houston Bar Association CLE Seminar: �Is Speech Still Free?� held at South Texas College of Law Houston. He welcomed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals panel to the Law Center for oral arguments. On February 11, he held two �Discussion with the Dean� sessions where he shared preliminary design and programming concepts for The John M. O'Quinn Law Building with students, faculty and staff. On February 13, he welcomed and introduced the 2020 Black History Month guest speaker Devon Carbado, professor of law and African American studies at UCLA. Dean Baynes also attended a Celebration of Life service for alumni Leonard B. Rosenberg at Congregation Beth Israel.

Emily Berman was interviewed by Fox News for a story on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton�s lawsuit challenging a California law that bans state-funded travel to states deemed to be discriminatory against the LGBTQ community.
Katherine Brem was elected to serve on the Executive Board of the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research.
Megan Davis presented �Texas Transition to the UBE� to the Northeast Harris County Bar Association on February 14.
Tracy Hester joined a panel discussion hosted by Professors Zachary Kaufman, Elizabeth Trujillo and Victor Flatt to discuss the potential impacts of climate change on the development of human atrocity law at the Law Center on February 4. On February 14, he joined Professor Blake Hudson for a panel discussion at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University to review the law and policy of climate intervention and large-scale greenhouse gas removal. Hester participated in a workshop on disclosure practices in the energy sector on environment, social, and governance practices at UH Energy on February 27. On that same day, he presented his draft article on �Consent Decrees as Emergent Environmental Law� to a national works-in-progress online workshop.
Geoffrey Hoffman conducted a webinar for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Topics included motions to suppress, FOIA, and Pereira v. Sessions strategy modules. He participated in a mock hearing for AILA on cancellation of removal and crimmigration issues. He moderated a panel at the Immigration Theory Workshop on current topics and spoke on current Supreme Court cases. He was interviewed by KCBS radio on the 9th Circuit�s ruling regarding the Migrant Protection Protocols. He attended a reception for Immigration Symposium keynote speaker Ira Kurzban at St. Mary's Law School. Professor Hoffman was named the attorney adviser on matters of immigration to the Mexican consulate in Houston.
Zachary Kaufman participated in a panel discussion on �The Role of Climate Change in Atrocity Prevention� at the University of Houston Law Center on February 4. He also appeared on the Ipse Dixit podcast on February 14 to discuss �bad Samaritan� laws.
Renee Knake gave invited faculty talks on her forthcoming book, Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court, at three different law schools: University of Richmond Law, Suffolk Law, and Villanova Law. The Library Journal published a positive review of the book. Professor Knake was interviewed by Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about President Trump's calls for Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg to recuse themselves from future cases.
Sapna Kumar presented her article "Judging Patents" as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law.
Andrew Michaels presented �Artificial Intelligence, Legal Change, and Separation of Powers� at the 2020 Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium in Santa Clara, California.
Douglas Moll received the UH Law Alumni Association�s Faculty Distinction Award.
Jeff Newberry co-presented a workshop entitled "2019: A Deadly Year in the Lone Star State" at the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty's Annual Conference on February 29.
Teddy Rave moderated the �Science and the Environment� panel at the Texas Law Review�s symposium on �Remedies in Complex Litigation� at the University of Texas School of Law on February 1.
Jessica Roberts presented �Genetic Duties� at the 2020 Regional Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat at the Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey. She also presented �Housing & Healthism� at the 2020 Fordham Urban Law Journal Symposium at the Fordham University School of Law in New York, where she appeared via teleconference as an invited panelist.
Elizabeth Trujillo moderated and presented on a panel on �Trade and National Security� at Duke University School of Law for the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law Annual Symposium (by invitation only), held on February 7. On February 4, Professor Trujillo worked with student organizations to convene the ASIL/UH Careers in International Law Day at the University of Houston Law Center. Wes Rist, deputy executive director of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), presented to UH students on ways of pursuing a career in international law. The event was co-sponsored by the Houston Journal of International Law, the UHLC Career Development Office, the Global and Graduate Programs Office, the International Law Society, the Energy and Environmental Law Society, and ASIL�s New Professionals Interest Group. Professor Trujillo served as moderator and discussant on a roundtable held that evening on �The Role of Climate Change in Atrocity Prevention� with Professors Zachary Kaufman, Victor Flatt, and Tracy Hester as well as Wes Rist and Tom Wilson, partner at Vinson and Elkins LLP. Professor Trujillo is a member of the ASIL Executive Council and the ASIL Strategic Initiatives Committee as well as the ASIL Book Awards Committee.
Jacqueline Weaver completed her Fulbright Specialist award, after teaching a certificate course to 97 students from many Indian law schools on Transnational Codes of Conduct: Tort, Contract and Regulation of the Petroleum Industry. She also taught five energy law classes for 40 students in her host institute, the National Law University of Jodhpur. This is one of the top law schools in India and is sited on a lovely campus just outside the city. Any faculty interested in a Fulbright visit there, especially in areas of international environmental law, trade, development, dispute resolution and the like should contact Professor Weaver for details about the visit.
Bret Wells presented �OECD and Regulatory Tax Update� at the 2nd Annual Denney L. Wright International Energy Tax Conference on February 28.

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