Professor Linzer was quoted in an article available on ReformAustin.org. He comments on the constitutionality of whether gun shops can be forced to close as a result of the stay-at-home orders and responds to Attorney General Ken Paxton’s opinion that stipulated that municipalities do not have authority to regulate or restrict the sale of firearms.
Professor Kumar signed a letter to WIPO Director General Francis Gurry on Covid-19 and Intellectual Property. She was among researchers, educators, and students who signed the letter to encourage WIPO to take a clear stand in favor of ensuring that intellectual property regimes are a support, and not a hindrance, to efforts to tackle both the Coronavirus outbreak and its consequences.
Professor Emeritus Alderman was quoted in an SFGate article discussing renters struggling to pay their landlords.
Professor Knake's book, Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court, was reviewed by the Texas State Bar.
Professor Linzer was quoted in the Houston Chronicle where he discussed the constitutionality of Harris County's stay-at-home order.
The Texas Bar Blog reported that Professor Chase will serve as co-chair on the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund.
Professor Emeritus Alderman was quoted in a Texas Tribune article about a Texas company selling N95 face masks at inflated prices.
The Houston Chronicle Coronavirus live updates page mentioned that Professor Chase has accepted the role as co-chairman of the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund.
Professor Tracy Hester was interviewed by Houston Public Media for a story about the accessibility of Tier II reports on the storage of hazardous chemicals. Audio is available here.
Vice published an article by Professor Fagundes and Aaron Perzanowski about copyright abandonment.
Professor Chandler was quoted in a Yahoo Finance article commenting on whether Americans are prepared for measures similar to those that China and other countries have taken to combat the Coronavirus.
Professor Michaels was quoted in an IP Watchdog article discussing Facebook v. Windy City Innovations, wherein the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled yesterday that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board erred both in allowing Facebook to join itself to a proceeding in which it was already a party, and in allowing Facebook to add new claims to the inter partes reviews at issue through that joinder.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was quoted in an article reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer commenting on the impact of the coronavirus on detainees in immigration detention centers.
Per a Texas A&M Today article, Professor Thompson will serve as deputy monitor on a team selected to track Harris County’s historic bail reform agreement governing persons arrested on misdemeanor offenses.
Professor Hudson was quoted in a Bloomberg | Quint article on fighting climate change in Houston.
Chief U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal approved Professor Thompson as deputy monitor for the implementation of the Harris County's historic bail reform agreement that governs what happens to thousands of people arrested on low-level offenses settlement, according to a Houston Chronicle article.
Adjunct Professor Ryan McConnell was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article. He comments on criminals using concerns about the coronavirus epidemic to forge emails mentioning the outbreak that appear to be from business partners or public institutions in an effort to get users to open the messages, unleashing malware.
Professor Chandler was quoted in a USA Today article commenting on the potential impact of the coronavirus outbreak spreading in Europe.
Professor Morales was quoted in an article reported by Courthouse News Service. The article reports on an asylum seeker from Nepal, being held by federal immigration authorities in El Paso, Texas, and on a hunger strike while in ICE custody since November 2019. He was rushed to a local hospital after his breathing rate plummeted while he was having his blood drawn. Professor Morales comments on his case, which has become the latest in a string of similar hunger strikes across the country that have prompted concern, including from the courts, about whether ICE is properly handling such medically delicate situations.
Professor Knake was quoted in a Law360 article, commenting on the decision by the federal judiciary's top disciplinary body to close an investigation of harassment and other misconduct by Kansas federal judge U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia, after he announced his resignation. The report released by the Judicial Conference's conduct committee detailed the long history of the misconduct inquiry, which lasted almost four years.
Professor Michaels authored a Law360 article regarding possible limits on the Supreme Court’s 2005 agency deference decision in National Cable & Telecommunications Association v. Brand X Internet Services.
Professor Hester was quoted in a Law360 article regarding a recent Fourth Circuit decision allowing a climate-change tort litigation lawsuit to remain in federal court.
Professor Olivas was among a group of immigration law professors who submitted an amici curiae brief in the case of Al Otro Lado v. Wolf, which is currently before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Voyage Houston published an interview with Pegah Rahgozar, an immigration attorney and UHLC alumna. In the interview, Rahgozar discusses her experience working at the UHLC Immigration Clinic, and cites Professor Geoffrey Hoffman as a mentor.
Professors Geoffrey Hoffman and Michael Olivas were among a group of immigration law professors who submitted an amici curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Pereida v. Barr.
A Washington Post story quoted an article by Professors Fagundes and Roberts on smoking bans in public housing. The Reason website featured a summary of the Post article and also quoted Fagundes and Roberts.
Comments made to the New York Times by Professor Wells was included in a U.S. House Committee on the Budget report regarding a series of obscure regulations promulgated by the Treasury which have carved out exceptions to the to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to the benefit of wealthy corporations and industries.
Professor Flatt was quoted in a ClimateWire article. According to the article, dozens of law students from Yale and Harvard Universities say they won't work for one of the nation's top legal firms unless Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP drops its fossil fuel clients. Professor Flatt comments on the movement’s potential to grow and its impact.
Professor Sanders was quoted in an Undark magazine article about the Daubert family and continued use of Daubert hearings in mass tort cases.
Professor Kwok was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article regarding Lucky Ward, who after almost a decade in the Harris County Jail, is scheduled to finally sit before a jury this week for his death penalty trial.
Professor Kwok was quoted in a Washington Post article regarding the upcoming Arkema chemical plant trial. The company is being sued due to an explosion during Hurricane Harvey that sent noxious black smoke into the air.
Professor Knake was discussed in a Lansing State Journal article regarding the 2020 Michigan State University trustee election.
Professor Berman was interviewed for a Fox News story regarding Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s decision to file suit asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn California’s travel ban, which prevents state-funded travel to other states that are deemed discriminatory against the LGBTQ community. Texas is among eleven states included in the travel ban.
Dean Baynes and Dr. Stephen Spann, founding dean of the UH College of Medicine, appeared on Houston Public Media’s Briefcase to discuss genetic nondiscrimination laws. Audio is available at: here.
The Houston Chronicle endorsed adjunct faculty member Megan Daic for the 165th Harris County District Court and UHLC alumna Colleen Gaido for the 337th Harris County District Court.
Professor Hester appeared on Houston Public Media to discuss the criminal trial set to begin for Arkema over Crosby plant fires during Harvey. Audio is available here.
Professors Hawkins and Roberts were interviewed by STAT, where they argue that health apps collecting sensitive data need more transparent terms of service. The article was available through the STAT Plus premium subscription service.
The Verge published an interview with Professor Hawkins and Professor Roberts regarding health apps and their terms of service.
Dean Baynes appeared on Houston Public Media’s Briefcase to discuss the Sherman Antitrust Act and the case of Apple Inc. v. Pepper. Audio is available here.
Professor Thompson was quoted in a Gizmodo article discussing forensic evidence in criminal trials.
Professor Knake's book, Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court, was reviewed in the Library Journal.
Professor Knake was quoted in an article published in the National Law Journal discussing legal scholars reactions to tweets by President Trump.
Professor Chandler was quoted in a Yahoo! Finance article on the coronavirus response.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman appeared on KCBS Radio commenting on the Ninth Circuit’s decision to block President Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, which has sent nearly 60,000 people to Mexico who were trying to seek asylum in the U.S. Audio is available at: here.
The Cougar reported that Professor Geoffrey Hoffman has been named the attorney adviser on matters of immigration to the Mexican consulate in Houston.
Adjunct Professor Ryan McConnell co-authored a Corporate Counsel op-ed discussing potential coronavirus fraudulent schemes that in-house counsel should be prepared for.
Professor Chandler was quoted in an article reported by The Hill commenting on the potential impact that panic about the coronavirus would have on the economy.
Professor Chandler appeared on Houston Public Media’s Red, White & Blue to discuss the impeachment of President Trump. Video is available here..
UHLC alumnus Scott Downing was quoted in Houston Chronicle article regarding separation of property at divorce.
TaxProf Blog noted that Saturday, January 18, was Darren Bush Day in Houston.
Dean Leonard Baynes and Professor Richard Dole appeared on Houston Public Media’s Briefcase to discuss the law of trade secrets. Audio is available here.
India Legal reported that Professor Emerita Weaver will teach a certificate course at the National Law University, Jodhpur, from February 14-16. The title of the course is “The Role of Transnational Codes of Conduct in the Energy Sector and Beyond: Do They Promote Socially Sustainable Globalization?”
Professor Olivas’ book, Perchance to DREAM: A Legal and Political History of the DREAM Act and DACA, was featured by the NYU Press Blog’s From the Square.
Adjunct Professor Larry Campagna has been named as managing shareholder by Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Board of Directors according to a press release available from PR Newswire.
Professor Thompson was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article on the Bellaire High School shooting and the resulting manslaughter charge.
Professor Flatt appeared on Houston Matters to discuss the recent extension of tax credits for biodiesel and wind energy. Audio is available at: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/houston-matters/2020/01/15/357313/wednesdays-show-refugee-decision-and-tax-credits-for-renewable-energy-jan-15-2020/ (Professor Flatt’s segment begins at 36:30).
The Daily Cougar reported on the Law Center’s plan to offer a joint MD/JD program with the new medical school. Assistant Dean for Admissions Pilar Mensah was quoted extensively in the article.
The University of New Mexico Libraries’ Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections (CSWR) announced that Professor Olivas will deliver a lecture entitled “Undocumented Lawyers in New Mexico and the United States: DACA and Occupational Licensing” on January 29 as part of the CSWR’s People and Places lecture series.
Professor Kaufman was quoted in a Psychology Today article regarding sexual predators and those who enable them.
Professor Morath authored an article on The Conversation website regarding why buyers should be cautious about organic labels on nonfood products. The article was reprinted on the Snopes website.
Professor Chandler’s earlier comments to ABC13 were quoted in an article regarding the failed negotiations between Houston Methodist and UnitedHealthcare. The article appeared on the ABC13 website.
Comments made to the New York Times by Professor Wells were quoted in a Salon.com article, regarding a series of obscure regulations promulgated by the Treasury which have carved out exceptions to the to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to the benefit of wealthy corporations and industries. Professor Wells’ comments were also quoted in an article on the Fiscal Times website.
Professor Hester was mentioned in a press release from Chandigarh University (Gharuan, Mohali district, Punjab, India) highlighting its Global Law Conference covering environmental issues.
Professor Knake was mentioned in a Lansing State Journal article discussing Michigan State University's handling of the Nassar case.
Professor Knake’s appointment to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees was mentioned in an article available on StateNews.com discussing the Michigan attorney general’s investigation of Michigan State University’s handling of the Nassar Case.
Professor Olivas was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article discussing longtime University of Houston professor and pianist Abbey Simon, who recently passed away at his home in Geneva.
Professor Olivas will speak on “Undocumented Lawyers in New Mexico and the United States: DACA and Occupational Licensing,” on Wednesday, January 29, 2020
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (MT), at the University of New Mexico, Zimmerman Library Frank Waters Room 105, according to a press release available from the University of New Mexico and available on PressReleasePoint.com.
Professor Wells was quoted in a New York Times article regarding a series of obscure regulations promulgated by the Treasury, which have carved out exceptions to the to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, that mean many leading American and foreign companies will owe little or nothing in new taxes on offshore profits, according to a review of the Treasury’s rules, government lobbying records, and interviews with federal policymakers and tax experts. This article appeared on multiple news sites including the the Chicago Tribune. Professor Wells comments were included in articles by Law & Crime and LawZ and was selected as the New York Times “quotation of the day.”