August 2020


Richard M. Alderman, Texas Consumer Law (2020-21 ed.). 
Daniel L. Simmons, Martin J. McMahon Jr., Bradley T. Borden, & Bret Wells, Federal Income Taxation (8th ed. 2020). 


Richard M. Alderman et al., Consumer Law and Policy Relating to Change of Circumstances Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, 43 J. Consumer Pol'y 437 (2020).

Short Form & Online

Megan Davis, “Death of a Summer,” LWI Lives, Aug. 2020, at 3,

Alissa R. Gomez, "The Power of Words," Ass'n Am. L. Sch. Legal Writing, Reasoning and Rsch. Newsl., Summer 2020.

Lonny Hoffman, “Editor’s Comments: Litigation Writing,” 92 The Advoc. 3 (2020).

Lonny Hoffman et al., Brief of Amici Curiae Legal Scholars in Support of Petitioner, Boeing v. Wood (U.S. Aug. 31, 2020) (No. 20-98).

Daniel S. Kleinberger & Douglas K. Moll, “The Limited Effect of ‘Maximum Effect,’” Bus. L. Today (Aug. 13, 2020),

Jessica Mantel & Lex Frieden, "Opinion: People with Disabilities and Older Adults Deserve Life-Saving COVID-19 Treatment," Hous. Chron. (July 17, 2020),

Irene Ten Cate, “Boundaries,” LWI Lives, Aug. 2020, at 7,


Our colleagues shared the following offers for publication:

Leah Fowler & Jessica Mantel, Thinking Outside the Silos:  Information Sharing in Medical-Legal Partnerships, J. Legal Med. (forthcoming 2021).

Zachary D. Kaufman, Digital Age Samaritans, 62 B.C.L. Rev. (forthcoming 2021).

Lonny Hoffman, Wrongful Removals, Fla. L. Rev. F. (forthcoming 2020).

J. Thomas Oldham, The Relationship Between Parenting Time and Child Support, Fam. L. Q. (forthcoming 2020).  

Albertus Accolades

Leonard Baynes delivered welcoming remarks at the virtual LLM Orientation event on August 6. That afternoon he gave welcoming remarks, introduced the presenters, and moderated the virtual UHLC U.S. Supreme Court Update. On August 14, Dean Baynes gave virtual presentations at Transfer and Part-Time Orientation events. He also delivered a virtual presentation at the Full-Time Orientation event on August 17. On August 18, Dean Baynes attended the 4th Annual North American Environment, Energy and Natural Resources EENR Conference where he moderated discussions with a corporate general counsel panel about carbon neutrality, COVID-19, the economy, Black Lives Matter, and the 2020 election. Dean Baynes attended an emergency board meeting of the Texas Board of Law Examiners on August 19 to discuss the Texas dean’s supervised practice rules proposal. On August 20, he attended the virtual professionalism event where he gave welcoming and closing remarks. Dean Baynes gave welcoming remarks at the annual Community Service Projects hosted virtually by Student Services on August 21. On August 24, he participated in a Law Center webinar where he delivered a virtual presentation to bar exam test takers about the September and October bar exams. He also served as closing speaker at the 44th Annual Law Gala and Auction on August 29.
Geoffrey Hoffman presented on the DACA case, Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, at the UHLC U.S. Supreme Court Update on August 6. On August 12, he spoke at the Mexican Civil Rights Advisory Group roundtable on a variety of issues, including immigration detention, DACA, and COVID-19 and immigration.
Kourtney James participated in a panel entitled “You’re So Articulate!”: How Microaggressions Can Dismantle Your Organization’s Professional Development and Diversity & Inclusion Goals” during the Professional Development Consortium (PDC) 2020 Summer Camp on August 4.
Zachary Kaufman presented his paper “Digital Age Samaritans” on August 2 at the New Scholars Workshop: Criminal Law and Procedure during the 2020 Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Conference. On August 4, he presented “Digital Age Samaritans” at the Works-in-Progress Series: Criminal and International Law during the SEALS Conference. On August 4, Kaufman also received the 2020 SEALS Call for Papers Award for his paper “Protectors of Predators or Prey: Bystanders and Upstanders Amid Sexual Crimes” which he presented at the Call for Papers Award Panel. On August 21, he presented “Digital Age Samaritans” at Yale Law School. Kaufman presented “Lessons from Rwanda: Post-Genocide Law and Policy” at the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 26. He was appointed by the U.K. Government to the committee charged with selecting Marshall Scholars for Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Kaufman also met with U.S. Senate staffers (including from the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee) to propose legislation that would close gaps in U.S. law on accountability for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and other atrocity crimes. He also joined other legal and human rights experts in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo advocating for the U.S. Department of State to make a public determination that genocide has been committed against the Rohingya population of Myanmar.
Ellen Marrus appeared on an episode of the Houston Bar Association’s podcast Behind the Lines: The Houston Lawyer Podcast entitled “Intellectual Property and Juvenile Justice Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic” on August 25.
Thomas Oldham participated in a Zoom panel discussion for the International Society of Family Law with David Hodson and Patrick Parkinson on how courts and lawyers were responding to the Coronavirus in the US, London, and Australia.
Theodore Rave presented on the faithless electors case, Chiafalo v. Washington, as part of the UHLC U.S. Supreme Court Update on August 6.

Irene Ten Cate became a member of the Association of Legal Writing Directors' Scholars Forum Committee, which organizes works-in-progress workshops for LRW faculty around the country.

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