December 2022

Books and Chapters

Tracy Hester, Carbon Capture and Sequestration and Carbon Dioxide Removal, in Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, (Michael Gerrard, Jody Freeman & Michael Harlan Berger eds., 3d ed. 2022).
Kellen Zale, Stadiums and State Environmental Policy Acts, in Sports Stadiums and Environmental Justice (Timothy Kellison ed., 2022).


Valerie Gutmann Koch, Medical Harm Without Negligence, 91 Fordham L. Rev. 795 (2022).
J. Thomas Oldham, Introduction to Cohabitation Issue, 44 Hous. J. Int'l L. XI (2022).

Short Form and Online

Darren Bush & Mark Glick, The Consumer Welfare Standard and the Goals of Antitrust Policy, The Sling (Dec. 2, 2022). 

Albertus Accolades

Dean Leonard M. Baynes welcomed alumni, faculty, and staff to the Holiday Coffee on December 3. The reception was held in the new John M. O’Quinn Law Building and showcased the Swenson Lobby, Foundation Room, and Sheena Courtroom. On December 9, Dean Baynes helped spread holiday cheer at the Faculty and Staff Holiday Celebration. The event was held in the Faculty Suite Living Room. Dean Baynes and Professor James Nelson attended a lunch meeting at Vinson & Elkins (V&E), and met with hiring partner Nick Shum, law alums at the firm (Pat Mizell, Partner, Yong Eoh, Senior Associate, and Maddison Riddick, Associate), along with Chandria Jackson and Brena Baumann-Gonzalez to thank V&E for their professorship endowment and discuss future engagement with students and the Law Center. On December 16, Dean Baynes conducted a private tour of the John M. O’Quinn Law Building with State Representative Armando Walle (D-140). The tour was coordinated by the UH Office of Governmental Relations. On December 20, Dean Andrew Davis, Founding Dean of the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts and Associate Dean Megan Topham visited the John M. O’Quinn Law Building and was given a private tour by Dean Baynes.

Darren Bush was a panelist on the inaugural episode of The Slingshot.  On this show, Hal Singer, Marshall Steinbaum, Asher Schecter, and Darren Bush discuss the Kroger/Albertson’s merger, the railroad legislation, and the Taylor Swift/Ticketmaster fiasco.

Megan Davis presented “The Professor Down the Hall” with Irene Ten Cate at the Legal Writing Institute One Day Conference at the Charleston School of Law on December 9.

Alyson Drake presented "Cognitive Load and Non-Traditional Law Students" on December 10 at the University of Florida's 2023 Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshop titled "Know Your Audience: Identifying Law Students’ Educational Needs and Developing Inclusive and Effective Teaching Strategies to Meet Them."

Victor Flatt was interviewed on ABC Channel 13 regarding proposed regulatory changes to the Texas Grid.  He was cited in an article in GRIT about potential climate actions that might be upcoming in 2023.

Whitney Werich Heard presented "A Positive Approach to Professionalism" on December 10 at the Legal Writing Institute's One-Day Workshop hosted by the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Tracy Hester moderated Professor Michael Gerrard's presentation on December 8 about the urgent need to reform environmental permit processes for renewable energy projects.  Professor Gerrard spoke as part of the EENR Center's ongoing Marie Sklodowska-Curie series on environmental and energy law issues.

Renee Knake Jefferson was appointed to the Texas Access to Justice Commission’s Working Group on Access to Legal Services for Low-Income Texans.

Sapna Kumar remotely presented "Access to Medicine During Pandemics: Is Compulsory Licensing of Patents the Answer" at the University of Tokyo.

Ryan Marquez presented at the 1st Texas Access to Justice Summit (Houston) on "Evictions in Houston: Cooperation, Evolution, Condition, and Projection."  

Tiffany Tucker was a guest on the Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division of the ABA’s podcast “GBSolo” in an episode titled “Holiday Networking! Help Santa Improve Your Career!”

Gina Warren moderated the panel “Electric Grid” at the UH Energy and the UH Center for Carbon Management in Energy’s symposium titled “NetZero Texas by 2050,” on December 1.

Amanda Watson was elected vice-chair/incoming chair of the Law Library and Legal Information section of AALS.

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