November 2023


Daniel I. Morales, An Immigration Law for Abolitionists (and Reactionaries), 13 U.C. Irvine L. Rev. 1291 (2023). 

Short Form and Online

Brief for Reuven Avi-Yonah, Clinton G. Wallace & Bret Wells as Amici Curiae Supporting Petitioners, Moore v. U.S., No. 22-800 (U.S. Oct. 19, 2023). 

Renee Knake Jefferson, Bonus Content No. 6 - Celebrating the Zacharias Prize Winner, Legal Ethics Roundup, Nov. 30, 2023.

Renee Knake Jefferson, No. 18 - Sneak Peek of Law Democratized: A Blueprint for Solving the Justice Crisis, Legal Ethics Roundup, Nov. 27, 2023.

Renee Knake Jefferson, No. 17 - Gratitude, Robot Lawyer, ABA/NNABA on Native American Women, ChatGPT + MPRE, SCOTUS Ethics, Rec Reads on Judges, Jobs/Events & More, Legal Ethics Roundup, Nov. 20, 2023.

Renee Knake Jefferson, Bonus Content No. 5 - SCOTUS Adopts Ethics Code - My Top Three Concerns, Legal Ethics Roundup, Nov. 13, 2023.

Renee Knake Jefferson, No. 16 - PBS/Breyer on SCOTUS Ethics, MI Tech + AI Duty for Judges, Lawyers Sanctioned, Biden Record on Women but SC All Male Judges, Civility, Jobs/Events & More, Legal Ethics Roundup, Nov. 13, 2023.

Renee Knake Jefferson, No. 15 - 60 Minutes on Eastman, IN AG Abortion Critique Reprimand, TX Judge Censure on Same-Sex Marriage, Burger Prize Ethics, Clair Huxtable Legacy, Jobs/Events & More, Legal Ethics Roundup, Nov. 6, 2023.


Our colleague shared the following offer for publication:

Bret Wells, The Enigma of the United States, Base Erosion, and Global Tax Cooperation, 57 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2024).

Albertus Accolades

Dean Leonard M. Baynes provided a welcome as the Law Center hosted a lunchtime fireside chat with alumnus U.S. Attorney Alamdar Hamdani ‘99 of the Southern District of Texas, on November 2. Moderators for the event were alumnus Judge Ravi K. Sandill '01, 127th Civil District Court in Harris County and 2L student Chris Wong, Vice President for Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. The CLE event was co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and the Asian American Law Alumni Affinity Group. On November 3, Dean Baynes was interviewed by Michelle Weyenberg, Editorial Director at Crittenden Research for preLaw Magazine for an upcoming article in their publication about best law school buildings. The John M. O’Quinn Law Building received the preLaw Magazine 2024 Best Buildings Badge. On November 5, Dean Baynes attended Diwali with Dosas & Mimosas Brunch hosted by alumni Judge R.K. Sandill ‘01 and law firm partner Kelly Sandill ‘01 of Hunton Andrews Kurth. On November 7, Dean Baynes delivered welcoming remarks at the UH Law event, “Coming Out in the Workplace" with guest speaker alumnus Donovan Olliff ‘01, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at HOK. The event was held in the Foundation Room. On November 8, Dean Baynes and Brena Baumann-Gonzalez (J.D. '90), Senior Director of Development, provided a tour of the John M. O’Quinn Law Building to Ed Brooks (J.D. '74), retired founder of B+R Partners and former CEO and President of an asset-based institution and web-based technology service provider and George Williams (J.D. '72), founder and managing director of Precedent Wealth Partners. On November 10, Dean Baynes greeted law firm attorneys while attending the "Meet the OCI Employer" event hosted by CDO. On November 14, Dean Baynes networked with Meta attorneys and law students from the Houston-area law schools at a Happy Hour organized by Shook Hardy and Bacon for first generation and diverse law students. On November 17, Dean Baynes attended the 28th Frankel Lecture and provided introductory remarks prior to Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Rachel Moran’s talk, “The Perennial Eclipse: Race, Immigration, and How Latinx Count in American Politics.” That evening, Dean Baynes attended the 80th birthday dinner celebration for Professor David Crump (hosted by Troy Christin Chandler ‘98, Tommy ’74 & DeeDee Fibich, Tom ’98 & Eyvette Hetherington) at Nos Caves Vin. Dean Baynes visited the Women in Law fall steering committee meeting on November 29 to deliver greetings and thank attendees for their continued recruiting efforts and scholarship support. 

Emily Berman presented her work-in-progress "Congressional Oversight in the Post-Trump Era" at the 14th Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium at Loyola Chicago Law School on November 10. On November 28, she also spoke on a virtual panel as part of the AALS National Security Law Section's Workshop on Teaching National Security Law, which she helped organize. 

Alyson Drake was an invited speaker at a webinar for the Foreign, Comparative, and International Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries on "Evidence-Based Instruction in Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Research" on Thursday, November 30th. 

Leah R. Fowler was invited to present “Health Misinformation Online: Can Social Media Influencers be Liable for Physical Harm?” as part of the Berman Institute of Bioethics Seminar Series at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD on November 27. 

Aman Gebru presented "Trading on Traditions: Cultural Appropriation as Passing Off" at Texas A&M University School of Law as part of the 7th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable on November 4. 

Gina Warren was an invited speaker on Hothouse Earth Podcast’s episode “Environmental Justice and Energy Concerns of Indoor Cannabis Cultivation,” which aired on November 30.  

Amanda Watson was invited by the American Association of Law Librarians to present her forthcoming article "Rightsizing Academic Law Libraries" in a one-hour webinar on November 16.

Kellen Zale presented "Do You Airbnb? Property Law, Short-Term Rentals, and Affordable Housing" at the School for the Study of Canada as part of the Trent/Swansea Law Dual Degree Program at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario on November 28. Earlier the same day, Professor Zale was interviewed by the Trent Law and Arts Society on Trent Radio 92.7 CFFF FM. 

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