December 2021

Short Form & Online

Darren Bush, Populism at the FTC Upsets the Antitrust Religion of Consumer Welfare: A Reply to Sokol and Wickelgren, ProMarket (Dec. 15, 2021).  

Victor Flatt, Enron’s Collapse 20 Years Later—Lessons Not Learned, Bloomberg News (Dec. 27, 2021).  

Zachary D. Kaufman, Opinion, Laws Needed to Encourage Assisting Those in Peril, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Nov. 1, 2021).

Renee Knake Jefferson, Don’t Just Let Lawyers Lie, NY Daily News (Dec. 7, 2021).


Our colleagues shared the following offers for publication:

Geoffrey A. Hoffman, Reading Pereira and Niz-Chavez as Jurisdictional Cases, AILA L.J. (forthcoming Spring 2022).

Renee Knake Jefferson, Black Letter Outline on Constitutional Law (West Academic Press forthcoming Fall 2022).   

Renee Knake Jefferson, Law Democratized: A Blueprint for Justice (NYU Press forthcoming Spring 2023).   

J. Thomas Oldham, Recent Developments in US Family Law, in The International Survey of Family Law (forthcoming 2022).   

Peter Salib & Guha Krishnamurthi, Small Arms Races, U. Chi. L. Rev. Online (forthcoming).  

Albertus Accolades

Dean Leonard M. Baynes attended a “New Regents Welcome Reception” at the UH Hilton in the Waldorf Astoria Ballroom hosted by Chairman Tilman Fertitta, UHS Board of Regents, and Chancellor Renu Khator on December 2. Alumnus Ricky Raven (’86) was one of the new regents that was welcomed. On December 7, Dean Baynes and Professor Tony Chase co-hosted a third group of legal leaders joining the Dean’s Diversity Dialogue. The discussion focused on the retention of associates of color and others of diverse backgrounds. The Office of Law Alumni Relations hosted a virtual CLE event on December 14 titled, “Abortion Law: Texas, Mississippi, and the Future.” The event discussed nuances of Texas Senate Bill 8, featuring UH Law Professor Seth Chandler and moderated by Dean Baynes.

Victor Flatt’s co-authored article "Climate Changes Property: Disaster, Decommodification, and Retreat", 81 Ohio State Law J. 331 (Vol. 3, 2021, with Michael Pappas), was noted as one of the twenty “big idea” articles for 2021, mentioned in the Environmental Law & Policy Annual Review, published by the Environmental Law Institute and Vanderbilt University Law Review.  This is in addition to his article, "Holding Polluters Accountable in Times of Climate and COVID risk: The Problems with 'Emergency' Enforcement Orders", 12 San Diego J. of Climate & Energy L. 1 (2021), that was also selected as one of the twenty “big idea” articles of 2021, in addition to it being designated honorable mention as one of the most important environmental law review articles of the year by ELPAR. On December 17, Professor Flatt presented “Disclosing the Danger” to the New Mexico State Bar Association annual meeting.  The presentation was on ethical issues surrounding the representation of large greenhouse gas emitters. Professor Flatt’s op-ed “Enron Twenty Years Later,” was selected for the international feed by London Bloomberg.  It was followed up by a interview on the topic with Bloomberg News.

Whitney Werich Heard presented "All Are Welcome: How to Create a Diverse and Inclusive Legal Writing Center" on December 3 at the Legal Writing Institute's One-Day Workshop hosted by the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

Zachary D. Kaufman has been appointed Vice President of the Association of Marshall Scholars Board of Directors. He presented at two conferences: "Legislating Atrocity Prevention” at the University of Texas at Austin on November 17 and “Police Policing Police” at the Rocky Mountain Junior Scholars Forum on November 12.

Lauren Simpson presented "Demanding Attention: Teaching Persuasive Writing through the Demand Letter" on December 10 at the Legal Writing Institute's One-Day Workshop hosted by the South Texas College of Law Houston.  In this presentation, Professor Simpson explained why the demand letter is an effective vehicle for teaching persuasive writing, ethics, and professionalism in practice, sharing how she teaches and assesses this writing form in her own courses. 

Gina Warren moderated the program “Utility Mission Creep,” featuring Troy Rule on December 1 as part of the UHLC Marie Sklodowska-Curie speaker series.   

Bret Wells served as lead editor for a substantial revision of the fifth edition of U.S. International Taxation: Cases and Materials (5th Ed.) to be published by Foundation Press in 2022.

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