April 2021

Books, Chapters, & Supplements

J. Thomas Oldham, Divorce, Separation and the Distribution of Property (Spring 2021 supp.).
Jacqueline L. Weaver & Bret Wells, Texas Oil and Gas Law: Cases and Materials (2d ed. 2021).


David Crump, Direct Examination: How to Do It Effectively, Prac. Law., April 2021, at 19. 
Victor Flatt et al., A Water Rule That Turns a Blind Eye to Transboundary Pollution, Sci., April 16, 2021, at 241. 
Leah Fowler & Jessica Mantel, Thinking Outside the Silos:  Information Sharing in Medical-Legal Partnerships, 40 J. Legal Med. 369 (2020).
Jim Hawkins, Earned Wage Access and the End of Payday Lending, 101 B.U. L. Rev. 705 (2021).
Zachary D. Kaufman, Digital Age Samaritans, 62 B.C. L. Rev. 1117 (2021).
Renee Knake Jefferson, Lawyer Ethics and Innovation, 35 Notre Dame J.L. Ethics & Pub. Pol’y 1 (2021).  
Andrew Michaels, Retroactivity and Appointments, 52 Loy. U. Chi. L. J. 627 (2021).
D. Theodore Rave & Zachary D. Clopton, MDL in the States, 115 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1649 (2021).

Short Form & Online

Ashley Arrington, Reflections on a Certificate in Higher Education Teaching, Rsch. Instruction & Patron Servs. Special Int. Section L. Libr. Blog (Apr. 22, 2021).

Renee Knake Jefferson, Cold Cases, Misogyny, and Race in America: Q&A with Jillian Lauren, Host of Docuseries ‘Confronting a Serial Killer’ on STARZ, Ms. Mag. (April 19, 2021).

Daniel I. Morales & Fabianna Del Canto, Opinion, Talented Black and Latinx Students Like Us Are Now Being Shut Out of Thomas Jefferson High School, Wash. Post (April 23, 2021).  


Our colleagues shared the following offers for publication:

Leah Fowler & Jessica Mantel, Patient Referral Failures, Health Matrix (forthcoming 2022).

James Nelson & Elizabeth Sepper, Disestablishing Religious Hospitals, J.L. Med. & Ethics (forthcoming 2021).

James Nelson & Elizabeth Sepper, Adolf Berle’s Corporate Conscience, U. Seattle L. Rev. (forthcoming 2021). 

Albertus Accolades

Dean Leonard M. Baynes was an invited guest lecturer at Professor Laurel Simmons’s bar prep class on April 6. Later that evening he delivered welcoming remarks at the Admitted Students Welcome Reception. On April 7, Dean Baynes welcomed participants and gave opening remarks at the virtual Bilingual Dispute Resolution Competition (BDRC). On April 8, the Law Center and the UH Graduate School of Social Work cosponsored the Provost Distinguished Speaker Series which featured Nadia Murad, Human Rights Activist and co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. Dean Baynes participated in a facilitated dialogue with Ms. Murad. Later that evening he attended and gave welcoming remarks at the Houston Law Review Annual Banquet.  On April 9, Dean Baynes delivered opening and introductory remarks at the “Combating Anti-Asian Violence” virtual event, which featured prominent immigration attorney, former City Council member, and former Mayor Pro Tem Gordon J. Quan. The webinar was hosted by the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Asian American Law Students Association. Later that evening, he was a guest at the Hispanic Law Student Association's Spring Gala. On April 12, Dean Baynes shared inspirational remarks with entrepreneurs and student consultants registered in the Bauer College of Business SURE™ Program. On April 13, Dean Baynes met with presidents of the Law Center’s student organizations during a roundtable discussion to network, provide updates, and discuss issues and concerns among the student body. On April 15, Dean Baynes along with the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, hosted the Law Center’s first Hispanic alumnus Tony Bonilla (’60) during a Hispanic Law Alumni/LatinX virtual event for alumni and students. On April 20, Dean Baynes and Associate Dean Sondra Tennessee hosted the annual Dean’s Award Ceremony. On April 26, Dean Baynes and Development Officer, Rachel Wardinski, hosted a virtual luncheon with alumni and others at Winstead P.C. to network, provide Law Center updates, including progress on the new building, share information about the 100% Challenge, and answer questions pertaining to the Law Center. On April 27, Dean Baynes hosted a virtual Dean's Society Town Hall with alumni to share Law Center and new building updates and answer questions from alumni.
Victor Flatt presented “Looking Under the Administrative Hood: Effective Legal Review of Administrative Actions Requires Reviewing Underlying Economic & Scientific Data” at the South Texas College of Law Faculty Workshop held virtually on April 23.
Jim Hawkins was chosen a winner of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers’ Annual Writing Competition in the Professional Article category for his article “Earned Wage Access and the End of Payday Lending.”
Geoffrey A. Hoffman presented “What Should Immigration Law Become?” at the 2021 Skelton Lecture Series hosted by the Houston Journal of International Law on April 1.  On April 9, Hoffman organized and served as co-moderator and speaker for University of Houston Law Center’s virtual event, "Combating Anti-Asian Violence.” His presentation concerned Anti-Asian Legislation and Judicial Opinions.
Zachary D. Kaufman presented “Bystanders amid Atrocity Crimes” at the International Law in a Local Context panel during the 2021 International Studies Association Annual Meeting on April 9. On April 21, Kaufman presented “Legislating Atrocity Prevention” for the Yale University Department of Political Science. On April 23, he presented “Digital Age Samaritans” at the Boston College Law School. On April 27, Kaufman presented as the Faculty Spotlight Professor during the 2021 University of Houston Law Center Dean’s Society Town Hall. On April 29, he presented “Policing Police” at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law Junior Faculty Forum.
Renee Knake Jefferson delivered the keynote address at Southern Methodist University Law School’s Annual Women in Law Brunch on April 6. On April 14, she spoke about her book Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court for King & Spaulding. Knake received a Faculty Fellow Award from the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Leadership and Ethics at the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs for her research and writing related to her project “Mentored: The Ethical Obligations of Leaders.” Knake was also interviewed for the Texas Young Lawyers Association’s Iconic Women in History Project which is available here
Sapna Kumar was a panelist in the Intellectual Property Law & Its Challenges: 2021 Digital Conference panel entitled “IP in the Time of Covid,” which was hosted by Golden Gate University on April 9. Kumar also participated in a Q&A, “Should IP Rights Be Suspended for COVID Vaccines?” published by the National Law Journal. The Q&A can be found here.
Douglas Moll presented “Oppression in the Age of LLCs” at the 18th Biennial Business Associations Law Institute, hosted by the University of Kentucky College of Law on April 7. Moll was invited to present at the University of Tennessee College of Law’s “Business Transactions: Connecting the Threads V” business law conference. At the conference he will present on the empirical analysis of shareholder oppression decisions that he is working on with Professor Ben Means from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

D. Theodore Rave moderated a debate at Harvard Law School between Michael Klarman (Harvard) and Dan McLaughlin (National Review) on “Court Packing and Judicial Reform” on April 20.
Katy Stein presented “Dats A Lot of Data: Designing and Implementing Large-Scale Data Projects” at the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries (SWALL) annual meeting, held April 22-23. At the meeting she completed her term as President of SWALL and is now serving on the executive board as Immediate Past President.
Sandra Guerra Thompson was awarded the UHLC Law Alumni Association’s Faculty Distinction Award. On April 28, Thompson presented a speech on Pretrial Justice in Harris County as part of The Houston Seminar’s “The Many Names of Slavery” speaker series.
Gina Warren presented “The Energy and Climate Impacts of Marijuana” at the Institute for Energy Law Professor Webinar Series held on April 14. On April 29, Warren moderated Uma Outka’s presentation entitled “Energy Law, COVID, and Energy Burden” as part of the UHLC Marie Sklodowska-Curie Energy Transition in Governance and Law speaker series.

Amanda Watson presented her paper "The Unintended Consequences of Unintentional Datasets" at the Yale Law Library Symposium on Citation and the Law on April 23.

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