November 2022

Books and Chapters

Thomas Oldham & Bruce Smyth, Child Support in the 21st-Century: The Importance of Flexibility in Changing Times, in Family Matters: Essays in Honour of John Eekelaar (Jens M. Scherpe & Stephen Gilmore eds., 2022).
Thomas Oldham, The Surprising Lack of Consensus Under US Law for the Award of Spousal Support After Divorce, in International Survey of Family Law 2022 (Robin Fretwell Wilson & June Carbone eds., 2022).


David Crump, Adjudication by Deadline, 55 Seaton Hall L. Rev. 475 (2022).
Peter Salib, Big Data Affirmative Action, 117 Nw. U. L. Rev. 821 (2022).

Short Form and Online

Sandra Guerra Thompson, The Texas Firearm Carry Act of 2021, Hous. Law., Sep./Oct., 2022, at 28.

Renee Knake Jefferson, Supreme Court Shortlists and the Women of Texas, J. Tex. Sup. Ct. Hist. Soc’y, Fall 2022, at 12.

David Kwok, A Sharp Business Deal or a Federal Crime? Justices Will Review What Counts as Fraud in Government Contracting, SCOTUSblog (Nov. 25, 2022, 3:21 PM).

David Kwok, In New York Bid-Rigging Case, Justices Are Dubious of the ‘Right to Control’ Theory of Fraud, SCOTUSblog (Nov. 28, 2022, 5:05 PM).

Darren Bush, What NeoLiberal Economists Should Have Learned When They Badly Plagiarized Physics, Sling (Oct. 23, 2022).

Darren Bush & Peter Carstensen, Condo and Coop: Two Solutions to Monopoly Bottlenecks and Self-Preferencing in Big Tech, Sling (Nov. 11, 2022).

Darren Bush & Mark Glick, The FTC’s Policy Statement on Section 5 and Christine Wilson’s Defense of Neoliberalism, Sling (Nov. 14, 2022).

Darren Bush & Mark Glick et al., Seven Reactions To the FTC's Policy Statement on Unfair Methods of Competition, Yale LPE Project Blog (Nov. 29, 2022).


Our colleagues shared the following offers for publication:

Darren Bush, Law and Economics Fallacies, Hous. Bus. & Tax L.J. (forthcoming 2023).

Alissa Gomez, The Feminist-Neutrality Paradox, Dick. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2023).

Elizabeth Trujillo, Enforcing Sustainability Obligations: The USMCA and the Environment, in The Sustainability Revolution in International Trade Agreements (Geraldo Vidigal & Kathleen Claussen eds., forthcoming 2023) (Oxford University Press).

Albertus Accolades

On November 3, Dean Leonard M. Baynes welcomed UT Law Dean Bobby Chesney and the UT Law Foundation Board to the John M. O’Quinn Law building before their guided tour of the new building by Brena Baumann-Gonzalez ’90, Senior Director of Development. On November 10, Dean Baynes along with Brena Baumann-Gonzalez ’90 and Chandria Jackson, Director, CDO, met with members of Phillips 66, Michael Voutsinas, Manager, Legal Business Services and Kristina McQuaid, Sr. Counsel, Lubricants ‘08, to give them an overview of the Pre-Law Pipeline Program, share with them our need for scholarships, and thank them for their interest in providing internships to our law students, which focus on diversity. Dean Baynes attended the 2022 Barristers’ Ball, “A Night with the Stars: 65 Years of Scholarships & Service” hosted by the Spouses of Houston Barristers on November 12 at the Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria. Honorees included Alaina King Benford who was one of the first African American women partners at Norton Rose Fulbright as well as UH Law alumna and South Texas College of Law Executive Vice President Emerita and Professor Helen Jenkins ‘83. Dean Baynes provided video commentary for Attorney Benford’s recognition. Dean Baynes, Professor David Kwok, and Career Development Office staff Chandria Jackson, and Stewart Louie, Associate Director, CDO, attended a luncheon meet-n-greet with members of the Asian Law Students Association, and Anil Patel, Managing Partner at K&L Gates on November 15. During lunch, Dean Baynes facilitated a discussion with Mr. Patel and the Asian Law Students. After the luncheon, Dean Baynes and three of the students provided Mr. Patel with a tour of the building. On November 16, Dean Baynes welcomed UH Law alumnus Alejandro Celorio Alcántara (LL.M. ’09), Legal Advisor for Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Alicia Kerber Palmer, Consulate General, to the Law Center. With commentary by Professor Jessica Bregant, Legal Advisor Celorio led a CLE discussing the Mexican government’s civil lawsuit against the gun industry. On November 14, Dean Baynes celebrated national and international recognition of UH faculty in scholarly and creative pursuits during 2021 at Wortham House. Professor Victor Flatt was recognized for his work titled, “Disclosing the Danger: State Attorney Ethics Rules Meet Climate Change.”

Darren Bush presented “The NOPEC Legislation,” with Harry First at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s Competition Law and Policy Seminar Series on November 16.

Aman Gebru presented a work-in-progress titled "Scaling Authorship" at the 6th Annual Texas A&M Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable.

Nikolas Guggenberger presented on "Regulierung von Big Tech – eine Betrachtung aus US-amerikanischer und europäischer Sicht" at the EBS Law School's Legal Innovation Lab.

Tracy Hester represented the American Bar Association as a delegate to the UN Climate Conference in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt, on Nov. 7 through 13, where he spoke at Cambridge University’s Climate Law & Governance Day event about international bar activities on climate change. He also participated in the ABA’s Blue Zone event at the conference floor on Nov. 12. On Nov. 3, he presented his draft paper on climate bankruptcies and carbon spinoffs at an online works-in-progress session for environmental law professors. On Nov. 17, Hester co-moderated a webinar for the American College of Environmental Lawyers on growing conflicts over water rights to the Colorado River during the ongoing "megadrought". 

Valerie Gutmann Koch presented “Reimagining Informed Consent” for the Hall Center Virtual Grand Rounds at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law on November 3. She also presented “Reimagining Informed Consent: From Disclosure to Comprehension” at the annual MacLean Center Conference on November 12.

Renee Knake Jefferson was invited by Norton Rose Fulbright to speak about her book “Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court” on November 16.

Zachary D. Kaufman participated in a panel about “Transitional Justice” at the University of Texas on November 18.

Teresa Messer received a certification that she has completed the Human Trafficking training program through Polaris, one of the nation’s leading anti-trafficking organizations.

Andrew Michaels presented “Trademarks, NFTs, and the First Amendment” at the Texas A&M Intellectual Property Roundtable in Ft. Worth, TX.

Douglas Moll's scholarship has recently (in 2022) been cited by the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Nebraska.  He also submitted the manuscript for the second edition of his West Academic casebook on "The Law of Business Torts and Unfair Competition."

Elizabeth Trujillo was an invited speaker at the Author’s Workshop on The Sustainability Revolution in International Trade Agreements at the University of Amsterdam on November 19.  She presented a draft of her chapter on “Enforcing Sustainability Obligations: The USMCA and the Environment.”

Gina Warren was named Vermont Law School's Distinguished Energy Law Scholar of 2023. Each year, Vermont Law School invites leaders in the fields of environmental, energy, agriculture, and climate law to serve as Distinguished Summer Scholars in residency during the Summer Session. Professor Warren will deliver a public lecture, participate in informal social events on campus, and be available to meet with students and faculty individually.

Bret Wells presented on “Foreign Investment in Real Property Act” and on “Foreign Tax Credit Regulations” at the State Bar of Texas Tax Section’s International Taxation Symposium on November 4.

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