January 2023

Books and Chapters


Valerie Gutmann Koch et al., The Trauma of Illegal Abortions and Forced Pregnancy: Urgent Implications for Acute Care Surgeons, Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open, Jan. 30, 2023.

Short Form and Online

Emily Berman, Without Warrant, Boston Rev., Jan. 25, 2023 (reviewing Christopher Slobogin, Virtual Searches: Regulating the Covert World of Technological Policing (2022) & Sarah Brayne, Predict and Surveil: Data, Discretion, and the Future of Policing (2022)).
Victor B. Flatt, SEC Climate Change Rules Will Have Most Impact on Energy Markets, Bloomberg Insight, Jan. 5, 2023.

Nikolas Guggenberger & Peter N. Salib, From Fake News to Fake Views: New Challenges Posed by ChatGPT-Like AI, Lawfare, Jan. 20, 2023.


Our colleague shared the following offer for publication:

Jessica L. Roberts, Practical Considerations for Reinterpretation of Individual Genetic Variants, Genetic Med. (forthcoming 2023) (with Paul S. Appelbaum, Sara M. Berger, Elly Brokamp, Henry S. Brown, Ellen Wright Clayton, Barbara J. Evans, Rizwan Hamid, Gary E. Marchant, Donna M. Martin, Bridget C. O’Connor, Jose A. Pagán, Erik Parens, John W. Rowe, John Schneider, Karolynn Siegel, David L. Veenstra, & Wendy K. Chung).

Albertus Accolades

Dean Leonard M. Baynes and Law Center faculty and staff attended the 2023 AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, January 3-7. On January 4, a reception for San Diego alums and friends was held at the Marriott Marquis. Approximately 100 alumni, faculty, and friends gathered to network and hear a presentation by Dean Baynes about recent and upcoming events at the Law Center. Later that evening, Dean Baynes attended a dinner and delivered a speech honoring the career of the late Professor Emeritus Michael A. Olivas at California Western. His widow, Professor Augustina Reyes, was in attendance. While in California, Dean Baynes headed to Los Angeles and met with several UH Law alumni. On January 13, Dean Baynes served for the seventh consecutive year as a judge for the Foley & Lardner’s 27th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Competition Finals. The competition is held annually at the historic Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Dean Baynes attended a General Counsel roundtable dinner on January 18 aimed to encourage conversations about various legal and industry issues surrounding diversity and inclusion. The event, hosted by K&L Gates, was held at Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse. On January 27, Dean Baynes, who serves as co-chair of the HBA President’s Speaker Series, attended the latest panel discussion, “Examining the Second Amendment’s Past, Present, and Future,” at Thurgood Marshall School of Law. On January 28, Dean Baynes attended the Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court Competition Banquet and gave a welcoming speech to the competing students and their coaches and judges.

Johnny Rex Buckles presented "Constitutional Law and Tax Expenditures" on January 6 at the 24th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference (works-in-progress panel), held in conjunction with the 2023 AALS Annual Meeting.

Victor B. Flatt presented on the SEC's proposed climate disclosure rule to the Houston Bar Association's Environment and Energy Law Section on January 12.  He has been asked to present at Ohio State University Law School's symposium on environmental law and business in March, and also asked to speak at Columbia Law School's Environmental Law Symposium in April.  He will be presenting on ethical rules for attorney representation of greenhouse gas emitters at the ABA's SEER annual meeting and will be the keynote ethics presenter at the ABA's ABA midyear meeting. Professor Flatt was interviewed on ESG and Ohio Law in the Cleveland Plain Dealer and was also featured in an article on environmental investing in the Motley Fool in January.

Aman Gebru organized and presented on a panel on "Intellectual Property Law, Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Cultural Expressions, and Genetic Resources" for the Africa Section of the Association of American Law Schools at the Annual Conference on January 4.
Valerie Gutmann Koch presented "Reimagining Informed Consent" to Professor Daniel Brudney's "Topics in Medical Ethics" course at the University of Chicago on January 12.

Renee Knake Jefferson spoke at the Constitutional Law teaching panel hosted by West Academic at the AALS Annual Meeting.
Zachary D. Kaufman served as a panelist on the panel, “How Can Law Faculty and Students Make a Difference in Times of International Crisis,” on January 6 at the Association of American Law School’s 2023 Annual Meeting in San Diego. At the same event, he was elected Chair and Executive Committee member of the International Human Rights Section and Executive Committee member of both the Criminal Law Section and National Security Law Section. Professor Kaufman is also the William & Patricia Kleh Visiting Professor in International Law at Boston University School of Law during the Spring 2023 semester. At BU Law, he is teaching two courses: National Security Law and Transitional Justice.

Sapna Kumar served as a commentator at the AALS IP Section Emerging Voices panel.

Elizabeth Trujillo presented her work-in-progress, The USMCA and the Environment: Setting Trends for Global and Regional Trade (provisional title) at the Latina Law Scholars Virtual Workshop on January 30.  Among the presenters were professors from Duke University School of Law, Cornell Law School, and George Washington University Law School.

Gina Warren's article "Hotboxing the Polar Bear: The Energy and Climate Impacts of Indoor Marijuana Cultivation" published in the Boston University Law Review in 2021, was cited heavily and used as an exhibit by the Environmental Democracy Project in a suit in the Superior Court of California. You can read the brief here: CA Superior Court Brief.

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