February 2022


Peter N. Salib, Artificially Intelligent Class Actions, 100 Tex. L. Rev. 519 (2022). 

Short Form and Online

Geoffrey A. Hoffman, Foreground and Background Issues, Immigr. Prof. Blog (Feb. 10, 2022).  


Our colleagues shared the following offers for publication:

Leah Fowler, Health App Lemons, Ala. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2022).

Leah Fowler, COVID-19 & The Myth of Health Data Privacy, Kansas J. L. & Pub. Pol’y (forthcoming 2022). 

Zachary D. Kaufman, Police Policing Police, Geo. Wash. L. Rev. (forthcoming).

Valerie Gutmann Koch, Medical Harm Without Negligence, 91 Fordham L. Rev. (forthcoming 2022/2023). 

James Nelson & Elizabeth Sepper, Government's Religious Hospitals, 109 Va. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2023). 

Gina Warren, Overtourism: The Rise of Traveling Clean, in Sustainable Tourism: Frameworks, Practices, and Innovative Solutions (Palgrave Macmillion forthcoming).

Bret Wells, Revisiting the Interaction of the Interest Expense Deduction and the Foreign Tax Credit, 25 Fla. Tax Rev. (forthcoming 2022). 

Albertus Accolades

On February 8, Dean Leonard M. Baynes was the keynote speaker at the United States Attorney’s Office 35th Annual Black History Month Webex event. Dean Baynes introduced guest speaker Judge Marcia Crone ’78 at the Justice Ruby Kless Sondock Jurist-In-Resident event on February 11. On February 15, Dean Baynes attended the HBA Annual luncheon as the guest of Tim Strickland ’91 and the Kean Miller Law Firm. On February 16, Dean Baynes welcomed Dr. Lisa Cook, Dean’s Distinguished Black History Month lecturer and Bracewell LLP Distinguished Lecturer in Racial and Social Justice. Dr. Cook is a tenured economics professor at Michigan State University and a nominee for the Federal Reserve Board. Dean Baynes served as the moderator of a distinguished group of UH faculty in different academic disciplines that included Professor Derek Avery, C.T. Bauer Chair of Inclusive Leadership, Bauer College of Business, Assistant Professor Renita Horton, Cullen College of Engineering, Assistant Professor Johanna Luttrell, Hobby School of Public Affairs, and Professor David McNally, Cullen Distinguished Professor of History and Business. Dean Baynes was the alumni honoree and keynote speaker for Columbia Law School’s Black Law Student Association’s 2022 Paul Robeson Gala on February 17. He was presented with the Paul Robeson award which honors the life of Paul Robeson ’23, the influential lawyer, actor, singer, and civil rights advocate. On February 25 and 26, Dean Baynes and the UH Law Center along with Georgetown Law and FreePress Media co-convened a virtual conference titled: “Race, Racism, and American Media.” The two-day conference had 900 registrants and included some of the nation’s leading legal and corporate experts, former FCC executives, and a representative from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s office. The Harris County Judiciary welcomed Dean Baynes as a panelist on February 28 for its Second Annual Black History Month program titled: “The Intersection between Voting Rights, Black History, and the Judiciary.”   

Victor Flatt spoke about “Legal Aspects of Carbon Capture and Utilization,” for the Economides Petroleum Engineering course in Houston via Zoom on February 1. He presented “Disclosing the Danger: Attorney Ethics Meet Climate Change,” via Zoom for the Northwestern University Law School Climate Change Colloquium on February 2 and for the GWU Law School Environmental and Energy Law Group Program on February 9. On February 11, Flatt presented “Decarbonizing Smart Cities: Takeaways from the Clean Air Act: Using the SIP Process,” via Zoom as part of “Environmental Law at Fifty,” at the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s 28th Annual Public Interest Law Conference. He was also a panelist regarding “The Growing Storm: The Ethics of Representing Clients in Matters Impacting Climate Change,” for the American Bar Association Continuing Legal Education national webinar on February 28.   

Leah Fowler presented her paper, Health App Lemons, during the 2022 Regional Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat at Seton Hall University School of Law on February 4, 2022.  She also presented her paper, COVID-19 & The Myth of Health Data Privacy, at the University of Kansas School of Law, Journal of Law & Public Policy Privacy Praxis Conference on February 11 as part of their “Symposium on Post-Pandemic Privacy: Health, Data, and Dignity.”  

Tracy Hester hosted a webinar on February 25 for the American College of Environmental Lawyers.  The webinar explored the environmental legal implications of the growing use of hydrogen for energy production.

Zachary D. Kaufman presented “Police Policing Police.” at the American Constitution Society Constitutional Law Scholars Forum on February 25, 2022. His publication (which is both an article and updated book chapter), Transitional Justice Delayed Is Not Transitional Justice Denied: Contemporary Confrontation of Japanese Human Experimentation During World War II Through a People’s Tribunal, has been translated into Chinese by a Chinese scholar and added to the permanent archive of a museum in China. When Russia attacked Ukraine in February, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee requested that Professor Kaufman provide ongoing advice about President Vladimir Putin’s atrocity crimes (aggression, war crimes, and crimes against humanity). 

Valerie Gutmann Koch’s article, Medical Harm Without Negligence, was selected for and presented at the Sixth Annual Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat at Seton Hall Law University School of Law, February 11, 2022.  She also presented Medical Harm Without Negligence at the AALS Virtual Health Law Workshop on February 25, 2022. 

David Kwok presented his paper, Historic Federal Criminal Enforcement Strategies of State Public Corruption, at the 2022 Business Law Symposium held at Stetson Law School on February 25, 2022. 

Jessica Mantel was a presenter at Belmont Law School's virtual conference on “Sustainability in Community Public Health Systems,” where she spoke about how community-integrated health teams can support local response efforts during a public health crisis. 

Thomas Oldham organized a symposium issue of the Family Law Quarterly to be devoted to the issue of homeschooling. The issue will be published in 2023. 

Gina Warren received the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Faculty Fellowship. 

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