September 2021

Books & Chapters

Katherine Brem, From Ground to Cloud and Back Again: Modern Tactics to Improve Your Teachingin Law Teaching Strategies for a New Era: Beyond the Physical Classroom 99 (Tessa Dysart & Tracy Norton eds., 2021).
James Nelson, Facts and Values in Corporate Legal Theoryin Research Handbook on Corporate Purpose and Personhood 240 (Elizabeth Pollman & Robert Thompson eds., 2021).


Peter Salib, The Pigouvian Constitution, 88 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1081 (2021). 

Short Form & Online

Ashley Arrington, The US Justice Needs Report: What is the State of Our Nation's A2J Crisis, and What Are the Policy Implications?, Rsch. Instruction & Patron Servs. Special Int. Section L. Libr. Blog (Sept. 28, 2021). 

Emily Berman & Aziz Huq, The Triumph of the Securocracy, ACS Expert F. (Sept. 9, 2021).  

Geoffrey Hoffman, How Federal Courts Are Waking Up to Constitutional Claims in Immigration Cases, Immigr. Prof Blog (Sept. 20, 2021). 

Geoffrey Hoffman, The Crisis of Our National Debate on Immigration,  Immigr. Prof. Blog (Sept. 10, 2021). 

Geoffrey Hoffman, CAT a “Dead Letter” in the Fifth Circuit? I Respectfully Dissent, Immigr. Prof Blog (Sept. 3, 2021). 

Valerie Gutmann Koch, Open Notes: Legal and Ethical Issues, New Gastroenterologist (Sept. 8, 2021). 


Our colleagues shared the following offers for publication:

Leah Fowler, COVID-19 & The Myth of Health Data Privacy, Kansas J. L. & Pub. Pol’y (forthcoming). 

Andrew C. Michaels, Benefits of the Invention and Social Value in Patent Law, 29 George Mason L. Rev. (forthcoming 2022).   

Peter Salib, Ban Them All: Let the Courts Sort Them Out, Tex. L. Rev. Online (forthcoming).  

Albertus Accolades

Richard Alderman spoke on Arbitration in the U.S. at the 7th Petar Šarčević Conference, at the University of Rijeka, Croatia on September 24. Alderman presented a paper and spoke on the DTPA and Arbitration at the State Bar Advanced Consumer and Commercial Law Conference. He also submitted the manuscript for the 2021 supplement for the “Lawyers Guide to the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act,” published by LexisNexis.
Dean Leonard M. Baynes was named in a Georgetown University Law Center press release as one of 44 law school deans who signed a statement in support of Attorney General Garland's call to the legal community to provide support for tenants, landlords, and courts in the looming housing and eviction crisis. On September 3, Dean Baynes was interviewed for the Law Center’s 75th Anniversary Magazine. The interview highlights the past, present, and future of the Law Center. On September 16, Dean Baynes was invited by the Ohio State University Education for Citizenship Initiative to serve on their Constitution Day panel. The panel discussion entitled: “Education for Citizenship: Truth, Lies, and Social Media - A Conversation on the First Amendment in the Modern Age” focused on the First Amendment with specific concentration on New York Times v. Sullivan. During the panel, Dean Baynes focused his remarks on media concentration and deregulation and its effect on media truthiness. On September 21, Dean Baynes was quoted in a CultureMap Houston article regarding the Law Center’s selection as a 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award winner by INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine for the sixth consecutive year. The Law Center was also the only law school recognized as a Diversity Champion. Also on September 21, he met with law student leaders during a Presidents Roundtable meeting that highlighted current Law Center events, faculty, enrollment and admissions, and an update about the new law building. On September 24, Dean Baynes and UHDowntown President Loren Blanchard met and were given a guided tour of the construction site of new John M. O’Quinn Law building by Ed Mader, UH senior construction project manager.
Victor Flatt was featured in a national webinar on training scientists to provide comments in APA Section 553 rulemaking proceedings, “Writing Public Comments: Getting Science on the Record,” sponsored by the Union of Concerned Scientists on September 23. On September 17, Professor Flatt served as a faculty member for Pace University Law School's environmental law mock faculty recruiting conference.
Leah Fowler was recognized as a 2021 American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics/Saint Louis University Health Law Scholar. Fowler was also awarded the 2021 Center Service Award from the Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy, part of the Baylor College of Medicine.
Tracy Hester spoke on the implications of offshore carbon sequestration for emerging research on removal of carbon dioxide from ocean waters at the American University Ocean CDR conference on September 22.  On September 25, he participated in the Vermont Law School Colloquium on Environmental Law on with Professor Gina Warren to present his draft article on “Fighting Fires, Not Climate:  Rescaling Climate Intervention Technologies for Local Emergency Responses.”  On September 29, Hester moderated the UH Law Center’s EENR Speaker Series presentation by Dr. Wil Burns on “Ocean-Based Carbon Dioxide Removal.”
Geoffrey A. Hoffman spoke on “Strategic Considerations in the Wake of Niz-Chavez” during the AILA National Roundtable on September 17. On September 29, Geoffrey A. Hoffman was a panelist in an AILA TX panel entitled, “Practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit: A Primer and Hot Topics.” Hoffman and clinicians met with Interfaith Ministries about refugee resettlement and the Joseph A. Vail Asylum Workshop. Hoffman and Professor Lucas Aisenberg spoke on immigration law and policy to the cast of Alley Theatre’s production of “72 Miles to Go…” Hoffman also participated in several interviews, including interviews with ABC 13, USA Today, and Law360.
Zachary D. Kaufman presented “Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship” to the Truman National Security Project on September 13. On September 20, he presented “Legislating Atrocity Prevention” at Notre Dame Law School.
Michael A. Olivas presented “A Brief History of Latina/o Lawyers and Judges” to the Latino Judicial Officers Association of LA County (LJOA) on September 22. 

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