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'Divorce Month' is here — and it can be bad for business

UHLC alumnus Scott Downing was quoted in Houston Chronicle article regarding separation of property at divorce.

Don't Mess With Law Profs

TaxProf Blog noted that Saturday, January 18, was Darren Bush Day in Houston.

Briefcase: Trade Secrets

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.

Law Campuses Updates

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?”

Understanding Immigration: A Reading List

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.

Chamberlain Hrdlicka Announces New Leadership With Larry Campagna As Managing Shareholder

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.

Why was the teen arrested in Bellaire High shooting charged with manslaughter?

Professor Thompson was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article on the Bellaire High School shooting and the resulting manslaughter charge.

Wednesday’s Show: Refugee Decision, And Tax Credits For Renewable Energy (Jan. 15, 2020)

Professor Flatt appeared on Houston Matters to discuss the recent extension of tax credits for biodiesel and wind energy. Audio is available at: (Professor Flatt’s segment begins at 36:30).

UH hopes to offer dual M.D./J.D. program with new College of Medicine

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.

University Libraries announces spring lecture lineup

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.

Why Would Anyone Aid and Abet a Predator?

Professor Kaufman was quoted in a Psychology Today article regarding sexual predators and those who enable them.

Buyers should beware of organic labels on nonfood products

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.

Houston Methodist, major insurance company strike out on deal

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.

Under Trump's tax bill, employees pay higher rates than biggest corporations in the world: Study

Comments made to the New York Times by Professor Wells were quoted in a 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.

Chandigarh University Tries to Draw World's Attention Towards Serious Environment Issues Through Global Law Conference

Professor Hester was mentioned in a press release from Chandigarh University (Gharuan, Mohali district, Punjab, India) highlighting its Global Law Conference covering environmental issues.

Here's where criminal cases against former MSU employees with ties to Nassar stand

Professor Knake was mentioned in a Lansing State Journal article discussing Michigan State University's handling of the Nassar case.

Attorney general clarifies MSU investigation

Professor Knake’s appointment to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees was mentioned in an article available on discussing the Michigan attorney general’s investigation of Michigan State University’s handling of the Nassar Case.

Longtime University of Houston professor and pianist Abbey Simon dies at 99

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.

Undocumented Lawyers in New Mexico and the United States: DACA and Occupational Licensing

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

How Big Companies Won New Tax Breaks From the Trump Administration

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.”

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