Summer 2023


Emily Berman et al., National Security Law, Seventh Edition, and Counterterrorism Law, Fourth Edition (2023-24 supp.). 
Renee Knake Jefferson et al., Teacher's Manual for Professional Responsibility: A Contemporary Approach (5th ed. 2023).
Douglas K. Moll & Robert A. Ragazzo, 19-20A Texas Practice Series: Business Organizations (2022-23 supp.) (with Elizabeth S. Miller).  
J. Thomas Oldham, Family Law: Cases, Comments, and Questions (9th ed. 2023) (with Linda D. Elrod & Jamie R. Abrams).
Robert A. Ragazzo, Closely Held Business Organizations: Cases, Materials, and Problems (3d ed. 2023 update). 
Robert A. Ragazzo, Statutory Supplement to Closely Held Business Organizations: Cases, Materials, and Problems (3d ed. 2023 update).
Robert A. Ragazzo, Teacher's Manual to Closely Held Business Organizations: Cases, Materials, and Problems (3d. ed. 2023 update).
Bret Wells, Federal Income Taxation (2023 update) (with Daniel L. Simmons, Martin J. McMahon & Bradley Borden). 
Bret Wells, Federal Income Taxation of Business Organizations (2023 update) (with Martin J. McMahon, Daniel L. Simmons & Charlene D. Luke). 
Bret Wells, Federal Income Taxation of Corporations (2023 update) (with Martin J. McMahon, Daniel L. Simmons & Charlene D. Luke).
Bret Wells, Federal Income Taxation of Partnerships and S Corporations (2023 update) (with Martin J. McMahon, Daniel L. Simmons & Charlene D. Luke). 
Bret Wells, Teacher's Manual to U.S. International Taxation: Cases and Materials (Foundation Press 5th ed. 2022) (with Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, Diane M. Ring & Yariv Brauner)


Emily Berman, The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the Court, in ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security, 60th Anniversary, An Anthology (Jill Rhodes ed., 2023).
Nikolas Guggenberger, U.S. Data Strategy, in Global Data Strategies (Moritz Hennemann ed., 2023).
Zachary D. Kaufman, The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, in The Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice (Lavinia Stan & Nadya Nedelsky eds., 2d ed. 2023).
Renee Knake Jefferson, Not the End of Lawyers, But a Beginning—The Place of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Legal Ethics, in Leading Works in Legal Ethics (Julian Webb ed., 2023) (with Russell G. Pearce).  


Emily Berman, Reimagining Surveillance Law, 2023 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1235.
Darren Bush, Why Economists Should Support Populist Antitrust Goals, 2023 Utah L. Rev. 769 (2023) (with Mark Glick & Gabriel A. Lozada). 
Darren Bush, Breaking up Consumer Welfare’s Antitrust Policy Monopoly, 56 Suffolk U. L. Rev. 203 (2023) (with Mark Glick).  

Seth J. Chandler, Who Really Wrote Martin v. Hunter's Lessee? Applying a Machine Learning Ensemble to Uncover a Chief Justice's Unethical Behavior, ICAIL '23: Proc. 19th Conf. on A.I. & L. (2023) (with Emily A. Muenster & Daniel Lichtblau).  

David Crump, How Should Rape Laws Be Written in the Twenty-First Century?, 56 Creighton L. Rev. 249 (2023).
Dave Fagundes, The Coming Copyright Judge Crisis, 98 N.Y.U. L. Rev. Online 1 (2023) (with Saurabh Vishnubhakat). 
Dave Fagundes, The Life Story Rights Puzzle, 14 Harv. J. Sports & Ent. L. 153 (2023) (with Jorge Contreras). 
Leah R. Fowler, Femtechnodystopia, 75 Stan. L. Rev. 1233 (2023) (with Michael R. Ulrich).  
Leah R. Fowler, Health App Lemons, 74 Ala. L. Rev. 1 (2022).
Leah R. Fowler & Jessica L. Roberts, Mind the App, 31 Annals Health L. 143 (2022).
Leah R. Fowler & Jessica L. Roberts, Unlimited Medical Liability?, 72 Emory L.J. Online 1 (2022) (with Paul S. Appelbaum).  
Alissa Rubin Gomez, The Feminist-Neutrality Paradox, 127 Dick. L. Rev. 673 (2023).
Tracy Hester, Ecoworship and Federal Environmental Law, 48 Colum. J. Env't L. 311 (2023).

Zachary D. Kaufman, Police Policing Police, 91 Geo. Wash. L. Rev 353 (2023).

Zachary D. Kaufman, Transitional Justice Delayed Is Not Transitional Justice Denied: Contemporary Confrontation of Japanese Human Experimentation During World War II Through a People's Tribunal, 2 J. War Crimes & Trials 251 (Yan-jun Yang & Tong-zhu Wang trans., 2023).

Jessica Mantel, Why a Sustainable Public Health System Needs Community-Based Integrated Health Teams, 6 Belmont Health L.J. 75 (2022) (with Jasmine Singh).  
Jessica Mantel et al., The Legal Role in Building Sustainable Public Health Systems, 6 Belmont Health L.J. 44 (2022).

Jessica Mantel, An Overlooked Argument for a Single-Payer Healthcare System: Eliminating Misalignment Among Payment Models, 32 Annals Health L. & Life Scis. 101 (2023).

Douglas K. Moll, Case Law Update: A Survey of Recent Texas Partnership and LLC Cases, 2023 LLCs, LPs, & P'ships Conf. (2023) (with Elizabeth S. Miller).

James Nelson, Religion Law and Political Economy, 108 Iowa L. Rev. 2341 (2023) (with Elizabeth Sepper).
James Nelson, The Separation of Ownership and Conscience, 48 J. Corp. L. 577 (2023).

J. Thomas Oldham, Changing Norms in the United States for Resolving Custody Disputes Between a Parent and a Non-Parent, 35 Am. Acad. Matrim. Law. J. 299 (2022). 

Jessica L. Roberts et al., Practical Considerations for Reinterpretation of Individual Genetic Variants, 25 Genetic Med. 100801 (2023).

Jessica L. Roberts et al., Cases in Precision Medicine: Is There an Obligation to Return Reinterpreted Genetic Results to Former Patients?, 176 Annals Inter. Med. 563 (2023).

Bret Wells, The Foreign Tax Credit Redux, 26 Chapman L. Rev. 159 (2022).

Bret Wells, Reform of Section 367(a) and Section 367(b) in a Post-TCJA Era, 23 Hous. Bus. & Tax L.J. 195 (2023).

Kellen Zale, The Anti-Tenancy Doctrine, 171 U. Pa. L. Rev. 267 (2023) (with Sarah Schindler).

Short Form and Online

Richard Alderman et al., Umbrella Insurance: What It Is and How It Works 2023, Wallethub (July 14, 2023).
Emily Berman, The Espionage Act Isn’t the Right Statute to Criminalize Trump, Bloomberg L. (June 12, 2023).
Jessica Bregant, “We Acknowledge the Court’s Rulings” and Other Terrible Apologies, Justia: Verdict (May 18, 2023) (with Jennifer Robbennolt & Verity Winship).
Jessica Bregant, What’s So Special About the Fox/Dominion Settlement? Less than You’d Think, Justia: Verdict (May 15, 2023) (with Jennifer Robbennolt & Verity Winship).
Darren Bush, Although the New Merger Guidelines Should Be Applauded, There Is Still Room for Improvement, Sling, (Aug. 9, 2023) (with Mark Glick, Pavitra Govindan & Gabriel Lozada).
Darren Bush, Creating a Modern Antitrust Welfare Standard That Integrates Post-Chicago and Neo-Brandeisian Goals, Promarket (May 26, 2023) (with Mark Glick & Gabriel Lozada).
Darren Bush, Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Antitrust Arguments “Chicago Style,” Inst. for New Econ. Thinking (Aug. 17, 2023) (with Mark Glick & Gabriel Lozada).

Darren Bush, The Mythology of Horizontal Merger Efficiencies, Inst. for New Econ. Thinking (Aug. 31, 2023) (with Mark Glick, Pavitra Govindan & Gabriel Lozada).
Darren Bush, The Northeast Alliance Decision: What’s It Mean for JetBlue/Spirit?, Sling (May 29, 2023).
Darren Bush, The Uninteresting and Retracted Piece from That Other Competition Site, Sling (Aug. 15, 2023) (with Mark Glick & Gabriel Lozada).

David R. Dow, Opinion: E. Jean Carroll v. Donald Trump, N.Y. Times, May 3, 2023, at A22.

Dave Fagundes, Michael Oher, Mike Tyson and the Question of Whether You Own Your Life Story, Conversation (Aug. 31, 2023) (with Jorge Contreras).

Nikolas Guggenberger, Opinion: Angry About the Supreme Court? Blame Congress, L.A. Times (July 5, 2023) (with Francesca Procaccini).
Tracy Hester, Bounty Laws and Citizen Suits, Blog Am. Coll. of Envt'l Law. (May 24, 2023).
Lonny Hoffman, Editor's Comments, 103 Advocate (Tex.) 3 (2023).
Renee Knake Jefferson, Legal Ethics Roundup No. 1 - Welcome, Why, What to Expect, Legal Ethics (Aug. 6, 2023).
Renee Knake Jefferson, Legal Ethics Roundup No. 2 - Lawyer Co-Conspirators in a Presidential Indictment, SCOTUS v. Congress on Ethics, ABA Stifles Ethics Innovation Op-Ed & More, Legal Ethics (Aug. 7, 2023).
Renee Knake Jefferson, Legal Ethics Roundup No. 3 - SCOTUS v Congress (Again), NJ Expands Ethics Office, ChatGPT Applies to Law School, #MeToo Reckoning for Law Prof Hiring & More, Legal Ethics (Aug. 14, 2023).
Renee Knake Jefferson, Legal Ethics Roundup No. 4 - Lawyers Indicted, Rasa Lands $1M, Judging TikTok, Legal Academia #MeToo Continues, Religious Training as Sanction & More, Legal Ethics (Aug. 21, 2023).
Renee Knake Jefferson, Legal Ethics Roundup No. 5 - Lawyer Mug Shots, Duty of Competence Includes Well-Being, Paxton May Testify, Diversity in U.S. and Australia, Eastman Discipline Trial Resumes & More, Legal Ethics (Aug. 28, 2023).
David Kwok, Court Narrows Scope of Federal Wire Fraud Statutes, SCOTUSblog (May 12, 2023).
Andrew Michaels, Judge Newman's Recent Dissents Show She Is Fit for Service, Law360 (June 6, 2023).
James Nelson, Keeping the Faith, Bos. Rev. (May 24, 2023) (with Elizabeth Sepper).

James Nelson, The Supreme Court Just Dealt a Major Blow to Corporate Mandates, Slate (June 30, 2023) (with Micah Schwartzman & Elizabeth Sepper).

J. Thomas Oldham, Is the Texas Standard the Same for Challenging a Pre-marital Agreement and Postnuptial Agreement, State Bar Tex. Fam. L. Section Rep. (Spring 2023).


Our colleagues shared the following offers for publication:

Dave Fagundes, Who Is the Bad Art Judge? Aesthetic Nondiscrimination in Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith, N.Y.U. L. Rev. F. (forthcoming 2023).
Andrew Michaels, Confusion in Trademarked NFTs, 6 Stan. J. Blockchain L. & Pol'y (forthcoming).

Gina S. Warren, Where We Live Matters: Achieving Energy Justice Through Affordable Housing, 45 Fordham Env't L. Rev. (forthcoming 2023) (with Isabel Huntsman).

Albertus Accolades

Dean Leonard M. Baynes delivered welcoming remarks to students attending the Full-Time Orientation event on August 14, the Part-Time Orientation on August 12, and the Transfer Orientation on August 16. On August 15, Dean Baynes provided opening remarks and moderated a virtual Supreme Court Update CLE event where legal academic experts discussed key cases from the latest term. Panelists included UH Law professors Emily Berman, Seth Chandler, Ryan Marquez, and Daniel Morales. Teddy Rave, Professor of Law at UT Austin School of Law, was also a panelist. On August 16, Dean Baynes attended, and gave welcoming remarks at, the annual Professionalism Dinner at the UH Hilton for the entering class of 2023. The guest speakers included UH Law alumnus Jacob Karam and Houston Bar Association President and Chamberlain Hrdlicka. U.S. Federal Judge George Hanks swore the students into the profession. On August 18, Dean Baynes attended the Annual Community Service Day event at the Houston Lawyers Volunteer Veteran Clinic, where he joined law faculty, staff, and students and gave encouraging remarks. Continuing the annual Community Service Day events, Dean Baynes welcomed the students to the Houston Food Bank on August 19. He also stopped by the Law Center to join Professor Lauren Simpson and law faculty, staff, and students in sorting, packaging, and labeling native-plant seeds donated from her home wildlife-habitat gardens. On August 23, Dean Baynes welcomed alumni members from Blank Rome law firm to thank them for their support during the 100% giving challenge and give a tour of the new building. Later that evening, he attended a cocktail reception at Mastro’s Steakhouse to welcome new Regent and UH Law alumnus Gregory King and new Student Regent Mielad Ziaee. Dean Baynes shared his gratitude and admiration for Derrick Gabriel at a reception to celebrate his retirement after 38 years of service at the Law Center on August 25. That same evening, he also delivered welcoming remarks at the LL.M. reception and dinner. On August 29, Dean Baynes met alumna Regina Rogers (’70), and provided a guided tour of the new ultramodern John M. O’Quinn Law Building. Dean Baynes joined members of the Career Development Office, and gave welcoming remarks to students who participated in the Summer Public Interest Fellowship Lunch on August 30. On August 31, Dean Baynes joined President Khator, Provost Chase, and other UH executives and deans for a meet and greet with Senior State Department official, Laura Lochman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the State Department’s Bureau of Energy Resources. The state department is interested in learning what UH is doing to prepare students for the energy industry. Dean Baynes provided Secretary Lochman with an overview of the Law Center’s highly regarded energy and environmental law programs.

Kate Brem was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and began her three-year term this July. Along with Professors Megan Davis (Houston) and Sylvia Lett (Arizona), Brem presented at the Global Legal Skills Conference in Nottingham, England in August about a series of workshops they have designed to aid law schools in implementing ABA Standard 303 related to cross-cultural competency and professional identity development using international J.D. and LL.M. students. Based on this presentation, Brem, Davis, and Lett have been invited to discuss these proposed workshops at the AALS annual meeting on behalf of the AALS Section on International Law.
Megan Davis presented “I Like the Way You Work(shop) It: The ABA’s Cultural Competency Standard and the Foreign-Trained Lawyer,” with Sylvia Lett and Kate Brem at the Global Legal Skills Conference at the Nottingham Law School in Nottingham, UK, in August. Professor Davis also presented “Building Strong Legal Writing Skills: Bridging the Gap,” with Tony Zamora at the Association of Academic Success Educators (AASE) Conference at the Santa Clara University School of Law in May. She also presented “You Are Not Alone: Building Community, Mentoring, and Sharing with the Newest Academic Success Professionals,” with Erin Baldwin, at the AASE Conference.
Alyson Drake chaired and presented "Cognition, Part I: Memory" and "Cognition, Part II: The Roadmap to Retention" at the 2023 Teaching the Teachers Conference for Law Librarians Beginners' Bootcamp, held at the University of Houston on May 17-19. She also co-presented, with Rob Brownell, two iterations of "Simplifying the Implementation of Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies with Generative AI," first as part of the AALS Tech Section 2023 Summer Webinar Series on July 12, and again for the William & Mary Conference on Incorporating ChatGPT in the Legal Research & Writing Classroom on August 4. Finally, she also co-presented, with Rob Brownell, a poster on "The Road to Retention," at the 2023 Annual Conference of the American Association of Law Librarians in Boston, MA on July 18th, 2023.

Dave Fagundes presented "Automating Trusts" at the annual meeting of the Association of Law, Property & Society (ALPS), University of Southampton (UK) School of Law on May 11, 2023 and at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Boca Raton, FL on July 27, 2023. He also moderated a copyright workshop at the annual UHLC/IPIL National Conference, Santa Fe, NM on  June 3, 2023.
Aman Gebru presented “Disclosure of Origin as a Bridge Between Two Worlds,” at the University of British Columbia in June. He then presented “Cultural Passing-Off,” at the SEALS Annual Conference in July. Finally, Professor Gebru presented “Communal Authorship,” for the Intellectual Property Scholars Conference at Cardozo Law School in August.
Alissa Rubin Gomez started an empirical research study with the Access to Justice Lab at Harvard Law School and Connective - a Houston nonprofit that connects low-income Houstonians with much needed social resources. The pilot study, funded by a $50,000 grant from the Poverty Action Lab at MIT, is a randomized control trial that will test whether getting periodic information about tenants' rights via text messages over a six-week period will lesson formal and informal eviction rates in the test group. After the pilot study concludes in 2024, the group hopes to conduct a full two-year study to test the impact of know-your-rights information on eviction prevention.
Renee Knake Jefferson launched a newsletter in August—Legal Ethics, a weekly roundup of all things related to lawyer and judicial ethics. In the first four weeks, she had more than 350 subscribers and 5,000 views. (Check it out at ) She was invited by the Seventh Circuit Federal Judicial Conference to speak at their annual meeting in a conversation with Judge Diane Wood about her book Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court, on August 29, in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Professor Jefferson delivered a keynote address at Seneca Falls on July 22 to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Declaration of Sentiments, invited by the US National Parks Service. She presented at the SEALS annual meeting in August on two panels—one on legal ethics and one on her book Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court. She also completed her manuscripts for Law Democratized: A Blueprint for Solving the Justice Crisis, which will be published by NYU Press in January 2024, and the second edition of her casebook Leadership, Law, and Power, which will be published by West Academic in March 2024.
Valerie Gutmann Koch presented “Informed Consent in Treatment and Research – What’s the Difference?,” at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago, on July 21. Also at the University of Chicago, she presented “Judges and Lawyers as Medical Decision-Makers,” for the MacLean Center Summer Intensive on July 13. For the American Society for Law, Medicine and Ethics, Health Law Professors Conference at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, she presented “Reimagining Informed Consent, American Society for Law, Medicine and Ethics,” on June 8. Finally, Professor Koch was invited and has begun to serve as Panel Member to Develop Guidelines for Adult ICU Triage for the Society of Critical Care Medicine (2023-2025).
Andrew Michaels presented “Confusion in Trademarked NFTs,” for the Intellectual Property Scholars Conference at the Cardozo School of Law, and for the Junior Intellectual Property Scholars Association at Fordham School of Law, in August.
Gina S. Warren received the 2023 Vermont Law School Distinguished Energy Law Scholar award and was in residence at the Vermont Law & Graduate School for two weeks this summer giving talks and meeting with students and faculty (July 24 – August 4, 2023). She also moderated “Climate Justice: Understanding the Link Between Land Use, Climate Risk, and Social Vulnerability,” by Sheila Foster, for the UHLC Marie Sklodowska-Curie speaker series on June 8.

Amanda Watson appeared on a panel about law library collections at the 2023 Annual Conference of the American Association of Law Librarians in Boston, MA on July 17th, 2023.

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