Professor Chandler was quoted in a Law360 article about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death and its impact on the future of the Affordable Care Act.
Professor Knake Jefferson wrote a post for the NYU Press blog about the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her impact on the Supreme Court.
Professor Chandler was quoted in a Fox News article on the possible impact that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death may have on the Affordable Care Act.
Professor Knake Jefferson appeared as a guest on WOSU radio for a program entitled Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Adjunct Professor Scott Ellis, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP, was named Best Mentor by Texas Lawyer in its annual Texas Legal Awards according to a press release. The press release was reported by News Bites and was available on Lexis+ on Thursday, September 17, 2020.
Professor Hester was interviewed by Houston Public Media commenting on the trial against French multinational company Arkema and two of its executives over a fire that burned for days at its Crosby plant during Hurricane Harvey. Audio of the interview is available at: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/energy-environment/2020/09/21/382238/after-6-month-pause-arkema-criminal-trial-set-to-restart-at-nrg/ (scroll down to the middle of the article).
Professor Hester was quoted in a Law360 article. He comments on the growing wave of climate tort litigation engulfing fossil fuel companies, with four new lawsuits filed this month as state and local governments are emboldened by green lights from federal appellate courts to pursue the cases in state courts.
Professor Olivas appeared on The Trial Brief with David Oddo to discuss the DREAM Act and DACA. Audio is available at: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3tSigtwKzbNz29ZnqNRIaE?si=zIeuzf_TQqqAGBzP_kVZbQ; https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-trial-brief/id1516941807?i=1000491942153.
Professor Dow was quoted in a Community Impact news article commenting on the Houston Police Department’s plan to implement a cite-and-release program for some minor offenses.
Professor Dow’s book, Confessions of an Innocent Man, is an on the shortlist for the annual Crook's Corner Book Prize, according to an article available on WRAL (NBC-5, Raleigh, NC)’s website. The $5,000 prize, inspired by the prestigious book awards given by famous Parisian literary cafés, is awarded by the Crook's Corner Book Prize Foundation and is co-sponsored by the Crook’s Corner restaurant, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Professor Hawkins was interviewed for a CreditDonkey article commenting on what consumers should look for in a payday advance app.
Professor Flatt co-authored an In These Times article discussing how the EPA responded to COVID-19 by relaxing pollution controls.
Professor Thompson was interviewed by Houston Public Media regarding police shooting accountability.
Professor Flatt co-authored an op-ed on The Revelator website discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a wave of worrisome and needless regulatory relaxations that have increased pollution across the United States.
Professor Flatt authored a Bloomberg INSIGHT article regarding potential ethical liabilities for attorneys who represent greenhouse gas emitters.
Professor Knake Jefferson was interviewed on the Strict Scrutiny podcast, episode 48, "I Want More" about her book Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court.
Professor Hester was quoted in a Houston Public Media article discussing the Harris County District Attorney's Office's motion to dismiss two of the criminal charges in the trial against French multinational company Arkema and several of its executives over a fire that burned for days at its Crosby plant during Hurricane Harvey.
Professor Emeritus Alderman was interviewed by Money Geek regarding how to find the top auto insurance companies and discounts.
Professor Flatt was quoted in an E&E News article regarding litigation over liquefied natural gas pipelines.
A 2013 article authored by Professor Olivas regarding whether all DACA recipients would be eligible for in-state tuition was mentioned in an article on the College Fix website.
Professor Thompson was quoted in a Texas Tribune article. She comments on a new report examining the impact of recent changes to bail practices in Harris County, which found that releasing more misdemeanor defendants from jail without requiring cash bail did not lead to an increase in arrests for reoffending.
Professor Berman was quoted in a Houston Press article discussing privacy concerns related to police partnerships with Amazon Ring.
Professor Marquez was quoted in a Next City article discussing how legal aid lawyers have been preparing for more evictions.
Professor Olivas is mentioned in an Inside Higher Ed article that reports that some colleges are publishing benchmarks used to determine when a surge in COVID-19 cases might trigger a closure. He comments on the impact of publishing such criteria on a college’s liability.
Professor Olivas will be among the honorees in a Virtual Celebration co-hosted by the University of New Mexico School of Law and the School of Medicine and ReGeneracíon Columbia, honoring Latin@ Trailblazers via Zoom on Thursday, September 17, from 4-5:30 p.m. MST. The ceremony, to be held in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, can be accessed via live stream at the UNM Law YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/UniversityofNewMexicoSchoolofLaw.
Dean Baynes was listed as a member of ADL (Anti-Defamation League)’s Coalition for Mutual Respect in an article available on the Jewish Herald-Voice’s website.
Professor Thompson was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article commenting on how the “defund the police” movement relates to a broader push for criminal justice reform that has been happening across Texas for years.
Professor Knake Jefferson appeared on WGVU (95.3 / 88.5 FM Grand Rapids, Michigan and 95.3 FM Muskegon, Michigan) to discuss her book: Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court. Audio is available.
Professor Flatt was quoted in an Associated Press article. He comments on the impact of the waivers that were granted to thousands of oil and gas operations, government facilities and other sites to stop monitoring for hazardous emissions or otherwise bypass rules intended to protect health and the environment because of the coronavirus outbreak. This news article was reported by multiple sources.
Professor Olivas made a guest appearance in Episode 7 of the podcast “Entry Denied: Immigration Policy in the Time of Trump” discussing the recent Supreme Court opinion regarding DACA
Parker Sheffy, Clinical Supervising Attorney for the Immigration Clinic, was quoted in a Politifact.com. The article assessed the veracity of Joe Biden’s claim that asylum seekers have to seek asylum in a third country for the first time under President Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy. Under the policy, asylum seekers are sent to Mexico to wait for a decision on their U.S. case.
Professor Olivas and Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia (Penn State Law) wrote an article for the Jurist website, commenting on a recent memo by Acting DHS Secretary Wolf regarding the future of the DACA program in the aftermath of the recent Supreme Court decision in Dep’t of Homeland Security v. Regents of the Univ. of California.
Professor Chandler was quoted in a Community Impact Newspaper article discussing the response from Woodlands area hospitals following the COVID-19 case surge in Montgomery County during July.
Professor Knake Jefferson's book Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court was spotlighted in a Texas Lawyer article entitled Finding Women on Shortlists for the Supreme Court and Beyond.
Professor Wells was quoted in a Bloomberg Money Stuff article discussing corporate tax planning among other business and financial news stories.
Professor Olivas discusses his book, Perchance to DREAM: A Legal and Political History of the DREAM Act and DACA (NYU Press, 2020), in a New Books in Politics podcast.
Professor Roberts was quoted in in a KVIA (ABC-7, El Paso) article, discussing whether the ADA provides an exemption to face mask requirements. Her comments originally appeared in a USA Today “Fact Check” article. The quote was mentioned in a news story that aired on KVIA
Professor Zale was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article, which reported that Tres Davis, a Black resident in Fort Bend County, attempted to assert ownership of a controversial monument in Richmond, Texas honoring white supremacists in order to have it removed. Professor Zale comments regarding whether the city of Richmond retains ownership of the monument after Fort Bend County released its easement in 2013.
Professor Roberts was quoted in in a CNBC article, discussing whether the ADA provides an exemption to face mask requirements. Her comments originally appeared in a USA Today “Fact Check” article.
Adjunct Professor Ted Borrego was quoted in a Reuters article discussing the possible shutdown of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Professor Emeritus Mixon was quoted in a New York Times article featuring former UHLC Professor Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Professor Olivas was quoted in an Inside Higher Ed article. He comments on an open letter, published in the Charlotte Observer, by 30 professors from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill imploring undergraduates to stay home.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman co-authored an ImmigrationProf blog post disputing the claim that the Supreme Court’s recent DACA decision provided the president the authority to essentially to rule as an authoritarian and make law on health care, tax policy, criminal justice and inner-city policy.
Professor Olivas was quoted in an Inside Higher Ed article regarding the Trump administration's announcement that it will not process new applications for the DACA program and it will limit the renewal term for current recipients to one year instead of the usual two.
Professor Koch was quoted in a Forbes article discussing emergency medical plans which advocacy groups allege allow doctors to discriminate against people with disabilities when allocating medical resources during a crisis, such as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Professor Zale was quoted in an inman.com article discussing where renters can get more bang for their buck in the US.
Professor Zale was quoted in a newsobserver.com article discussing Mississippi cities being among the worst in the US for renters.
Dean Baynes appeared on the Jackson Walker Fast Takes podcast to discuss how the UHLC Pre-Law Pipeline Program is diversifying the legal profession, one student at a time. He was joined by UHLC alumnus Luke Gilman and student participant Jordyn Simmons. Audio is available at here.
UHLC Juvenile and Children’s Advocacy Project Staff Attorney Christina Beeler was quoted by multiple news publications including NPR, Courthouse News Service, Houston Public Media, Baytown Sun, and KDFM news regarding the recent Barbers Hill ISD school board meeting to hear the grievance appeals of De’Andre Arnold and Kaden Bradford, who were both suspended and then effectively expelled for refusing to cut their dreadlocks. At the meeting, JCAP urged the school board to change its discriminatory policies, but they voted unanimously to keep the policy in place. She also appeared on Houston Matters (audio here at 8:03) and ABC 13 (video here) regarding the case.
A Shreveport Times article featured Professor Dow’s book, Confessions of an Innocent Man: A Novel, among new titles available at the Shreve Memorial Library.
Professor Koch was interviewed for a news story by WTSP (CBS-10, Tampa Bay). The story reports on a family that says that their father died after testing positive in a Bay Area facility and believed his life could've been saved if he was sent to the hospital. Professor Koch comments on the rules of the patient’s DNR or a "Do Not Resuscitate" order, a medical order written by a doctor that instructs health care providers not to do CPR if a patient's heart stops beating.
Professor Michaels wrote a guest post featured on the Patently-O blog. In the post, he discusses the judicial retroactivity question and Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., 941 F.3d 1320, 1338-39 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 31 2019), where the court ruled that the relevant Administrative Patent Judges were “not constitutionally appointed at the time” they had previously issued final appealable decisions, despite the fact that the court at least purportedly cured the unconstitutionality with its as-applied severance of removal restrictions.
Visiting Professor Michael Ewer was quoted in an article reported by The Courier (Conroe, TX) commenting on Montgomery County's response to Governor’s Abbott's mask order. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office on July 3 said it would not enforce the governor's order, which penalizes offenders with a $250 fine after an initial warning but no jailing and County Judge Mark Keough has also said Governor Abbott's mask order is unenforceable.
Professor Roberts was quoted in a USA Today "Fact Check" article discussing whether the ADA provides an exemption to face mask requirements.
Professor Knake Jefferson’s new book, Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court (with Hannah Brenner Johnson), was reviewed in the New York Law Journal on Law.com by Jeffrey M. Winn.
Professor Knake Jefferson’s new book, Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court (with Hannah Brenner Johnson), was also reviewed in the New York Law Journal on Law.com by Melissa Nathanson.
Professor Flatt was quoted in a Houston Public Media article discussing requests from petrochemical companies to suspend routine monitoring for chemical leaks due to COVID-19. Audio story is available here.
Professor Knake's Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court and Gender, Power, Law & Leadership was included on the AALS list of faculty books published in 2019-20. Additionally, Professor Olivas' Perchance to DREAM: A Legal and Political History of the DREAM Act and DACA was included.
Texas Lawyer’s Newsmakers mentioned that Houston Volunteer Lawyers (HVL) has named Adjunct Professor Anne Chandler as the new executive director, effective June 22.
Professor López de la Osa Escribano was quoted in a Texas Tribune article discussing the impact of President Donald Trump’s executive order on June 22 that suspends the issuance of several visas designated for foreign workers until the end of the year. These visas include H-1B visas for high-skilled laborers and J-1 cultural and educational exchange visas, among others.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman authored a post on the Yale Journal on Regulation Notice and Comment Blog regarding how Chief Justice Roberts gave a roadmap for a way forward on DACA in the recent Supreme Court decision about the program.
Professor Olivas was quoted in a Texas Tribune article regarding a recent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announcement that certain nonimmigrant visa holders in the United States under the Student Exchange Visitor Program will not be allowed to enter or stay in the country if they are attending American schools that will offer only online classes this fall.
Professor Olivas appeared on the Americas Democrats podcast to discuss the legal and political history of the DREAM Act and DACA. (segment begins at 24:40).
Dean Baynes was quoted in an article from The Appeal discussing how a 2020 bar exam perpetuates systemic inequities in the legal system.
Professor Olivas was quoted in an Inside Higher Ed article commenting on the future of DACA in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling that blocked Trump from ending the program.
Dean Baynes wrote a Legal Trends column discussing Texas’ transition to the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was quoted in a New York Times article, which reported that the Trump Administration has not reopened the DACA program to new applicants, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling that it was improperly terminated.
Adjunct Professor Ted Borrego was quoted in a WKZO article discussing U.S. pipeline company Energy Transfer's invocation of force majeure to prevent oil firms from walking away from a proposed expansion of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline.
Professor Trujillo was quoted in an article on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation website regarding implementation of the new North American Free Trade Agreement.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was quoted in an article on the Community Impact Newspaper website regarding the Trump administration's suspension of H-1B, H-2B, H-4, J and L visas through the end of 2020.
A StatNews article cites Professor Evans’ article, “A Faustian Bargain that Undermines Research Participants’ Privacy Rights and Return of Results” (co-authored with Susan M. Wolf), 71 Fla. L. Rev. 1281 (2019), regarding an unlawful guidance document issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS).
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was quoted in an article on the Community Impact Newspaper website regarding the Trump administration's suspension of H-1B, H-2B, H-4, J and L visas through the end of 2020.
Professor Knake and Professor Fagundes co-authored an article on the Law360 website regarding why Texas should cancel the July 2020 bar exam.
Professor Trujillo was quoted in an article on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation website regarding implementation of the new North American Free Trade Agreement.
Professor Flatt was quoted in an E&E News article regarding a series of lawsuits against oil and gas companies for misleading the public about the link between oil and gas use and greenhouse gas emissions.
Professor Emeritus Alderman contributed to a Finder article on limiting credit card use during a pandemic.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was quoted in a Reform Austin article regarding Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit challenging the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
The Houston Chronicle published an op-ed by Professor Marrus about children in juvenile detention centers and their vulnerability to COVID-19.
Professor Thompson was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article regarding the formation of a task force to review Houston Police Department policies.
Professors Ewer and Mantel were quoted in an LLM Guide article discussing the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on studying and practicing health law.
Professor Olivas appeared on BYU Radio's Top of Mind with Julie Rose to discuss the Supreme Court's recent DACA ruling. Audio is available
Newsweek published Professor Geoffrey Hoffman’s op-ed, co-authored with Ediberto Roman, professor of law and the director of immigration and citizenship initiatives at Florida International University, and Carrie Rosenbaum, lecturer and visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley. The authors urged legislative action on DACA.
Dean Baynes co-authored an op-ed with Jennifer Collins, the Judge James Noel Dean and professor of law at the SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas, which was published in today’s Houston Chronicle. The op-ed discusses ways to remedy the underrepresentation of African Americans in the legal profession, in law schools, in big law firms, in the judiciary and in government.
An Above the Law article reporting that a number of very accomplished women were on the shortlist during various presidential administrations before Reagan, discussed Professor Knake’s book, Shortlisted, Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court.
Professors Geoffrey Hoffman and Michael Olivas were quoted in an Education Dive article discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Thursday in a 5-4 decision that the Trump administration cannot end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an Obama-era initiative that allows individuals who came to the U.S. as children to receive two-year temporary protection from deportation, subject to renewal, and to become eligible for a work permit.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman and Michael Olivas were interviewed for a news segment on Fox26 (Houston), discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that the Trump administration cannot end the DACA program. Video is available..
Professor Olivas was interviewed for a Courthouse News Service article the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that the Trump administration cannot end the DACA program.
Professor Olivas was quoted in an Inside Higher Ed article commenting on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that the Trump administration cannot end the DACA program.
A Q&A with Professor Olivas on his new book, Perchance to DREAM: A Legal and Political History of the DREAM Act and DACA, was published on Inside Higher Ed.
Adjunct Professor Allison Winnike was quoted in a Texas Lawyer article regarding public health law and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Texas Lawyer published the joint statement by the law deans of Texas’ ten law schools pledging action to address racism and discrimination in the justice system in the wake of two weeks of nationwide protests against racism and police brutality against black Americans. A link to Dean Baynes' statement was included.
Adjunct Professor Peter Lowy, shareholder in the Houston office of national law firm, Chamberlain Hrdlicka , has joined the Board of Directors of the Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Inc., according to a press release.
Professor Roberts was quoted extensively in an article available on the Chicago Reader’s website commenting on Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s emergency order in April granting Illinois nursing homes and hospitals a broad swath of legal immunities for injuries or deaths from negligence.
Professor Berman appeared on KPRC-TV to discuss the doctrine of qualified immunity.
Professor Thompson was quoted in a Dallas Morning News article discussing the recent announcement of new policies aimed at reforming the Dallas Police Department after seven days of protests around the country over the death of George Floyd.
Professor Olivas co-authored an ImmigrationProf blog post discussing the meaning of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The Supreme Court will soon rule on the lawfulness of the Trump administration’s choice to end DACA. The SCOTUS blog featured Professor Olivas’ op-ed in its “Monday Roundup” post.
NYU Press featured Professor Olivas’s new book, Perchance to DREAM: A Legal and Political History of the DREAM Act and DACA and Professor Knake’s new book, Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court as part of its Law and Society virtual exhibit for 2020.
A “Saturday Seminar” published by The Regulatory Review featured a discussion of Professor Mantel’s article “A Defense of Physicians’ Gatekeeping Role: Balancing Patients’ Needs with Society’s Interests,” as well as a link to the article.
Professor Roberts coauthored an article for The Hill about legislation protecting nursing homes from civil liability for negligence.
Professor Roberts was cited in a Jacobin article for her work about legislation protecting nursing homes from civil liability for negligence.
Professor Emeritus Alderman was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article discussing the actions that should be taken by those who are victims of identity theft.
Professor López de la Osa Escribano was interviewed by Univision 45 (Houston)’s Raúl Peimbert, discussing the consequences of COVID-19 in our daily lives. Video is available.
Professor Knake discussed her new book, Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court, on both the ABA Journal’s Modern Law Library podcast (available here) and New York Public Radio’s “Keep It 100” (available here).
Professor Roberts was quoted in a Market Watch article regarding a man who is suing Enterprise Rent-A-Car because he was fired for gross insubordination for refusing to reveal his mother’s COVID-19 diagnosis.
Professor Hawkins was quoted in a Bisnow article about a complaint filed with the SEC accusing lenders and CMBS servicers of inflating property values on real estate collateralizing CMBS loans.
Observer published a review of Professor Knake’s new book, Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court.
Professor Hester was quoted in an article reported by Mother Jones regarding municipalities and businesses that claim the coronavirus pandemic prevents them from complying with their settlement agreements with the Environmental Protection Agency. This article was originally appeared on Grist’s website.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman authored a post on the ImmigrationProf Blog discussing the trend of cases at the Board of Immigration Appeals validating unlawful Notices to Appear (NTA).
Professor Knake was interviewed by the National Law Journal discussing her new book, Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court.
The Regulatory Review posted Professor Morath’s op-ed regarding the impact of COVID-19 on single-use plastic bans.
Professor Hester was quoted in a Grist article about municipalities and businesses that claim the coronavirus pandemic prevents them from complying with their settlement agreements with the Environmental Protection Agency.
Professor Nelson received an Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity from the University of Houston.
Professor Morales was quoted in an Education Dive article, commenting on ways to help undocumented students in light of the challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic.
Professor Emeritus Alderman was interviewed for a WalletHub "Ask the Experts" Q&A on low interest credit cards.
Per the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Professor Geoffrey Hoffman will present via web seminar this afternoon on Recent BIA and Attorney General Decisions: What You Need to Know.
Professor Marquez appeared on Houston Matters: Special Edition to discuss consumer law issues related to COVID-19. The audio recording is available.
Professor Berman was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article. She comments on the opportunity that the legal challenges against the COVID-19 restrictions have provided for the courts to clarify the limitations of the emergency rule.
Professor Dow was quoted in a Latin Post article that reported on the lawsuit by death row inmates at a Livingston-area prison against the state's prison system after drastic health and safety conditions put them at great risk of contracting the new coronavirus. Professor Dow, one of the attorneys for the plaintiffs, commented on the conditions at the prison.
Professor Zale appeared on Houston Matters to discuss conflicts between state and local governments with regard to stay-at-home orders and other public health measures. Audio is available. (The interview with Professor Zale begins at 4:10.)
UHLC Juvenile and Children's Advocacy Project staff attorney Christina Beeler was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article regarding whether students who were ordered to spend a certain number of days at disciplinary alternative schools or juvenile justice alternative schools can get credit for distance learning days.
Per a Mercer News article, Carolina Academic Press announced publication of the fourth edition of Property: Cases, Documents, and Lawyering Strategies, co-authored by Professor Crump.
Professor Dow was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article on death row inmates suing the Texas prison system over health conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor Hester was quoted in a Courthouse News Service article. The article reported that an effort by environmental groups to get a rare species of West Texas lizard added to the endangered species list took a step forward last Thursday, when the federal government settled a lawsuit over its alleged political delay in even considering the idea. Professor Hester discusses the impact that declaring the lizard “threatened” or “endangered” would have on oilfield activity.
Professor Hudson was quoted in a Greenwire article regarding property rights and free-market proponents like the Pacific Legal Foundation and Competitive Enterprise Institute, which are suing EPA and other agencies for not going far enough to ease requirements for regulated entities under the Navigable Waters Protection Rule and Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule.
The Hill posted Professor Knake’s op-ed. She discussed the 2020 race marking the first time that the vice presidential contenders vetted for a major party ticket will be entirely female and that Biden’s shortlist establishes women as unquestionably qualified for positions of leadership and power.
Professor Michael Olivas' new book, Perchance to Dream: A Legal and Political History of the DREAM Act and DACA, was reviewed by KIRKUS.
Adjunct Professor Ted Borrego was quoted in a Reuters article about the cancellation of sales by the oil company Continental Resources.
Professor Olivas was quoted in a OneNewsNow article about students suing their universities for tuition refunds after the universities shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Professor Berman was interviewed for a news story by KPRC (NBC-2, Houston). She discusses the constitutionality of Harris County’s requirement that beginning Monday, everyone 10 years and older must wear a mask in public.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was interviewed for a news story by KTRK (ABC-13, Houston), discussing the President Donald Trump’s executive order to temporarily suspend all immigration into the country amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was interviewed by KCBS radio regarding President Trump’s decision to place a 60 day 'pause' on immigration, which applies to those seeking certain green cards.
Forbes published an article by Professor Cárdenas García about the state of international offshore regulation a decade after the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
The Cougar published an article about how the Law Center’s office of admissions is adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic. Assistant Dean for Admissions Pilar Mensah was quoted in the article.
Professor Chandler was quoted in a Texas Tribune article regarding an email he sent to Dr. David Persse, the head of Houston's Health Department, before the start of the Houston Rodeo urging him to shut down the event due to the risk of COVID-19 community
Professor Flatt was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article commenting on the Trump Administration’s decision to roll back rules that were implemented in response to the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig a decade ago.
Professor Hester was quoted in an article reported by Mother Jones commenting on the states’ role in environmental enforcement matters.
Professor Olivas was quoted in an Education Dive article on students suing colleges for coronavirus-related tuition refunds.
Professor Flatt was interviewed by Houston Public Media for a story on air quality in Houston and the recent suspension of reporting requirements by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Adjunct Professor Ryan McConnell co-wrote an article for Law.com regarding fraud schemes related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Professor Geoffrey Hoffman authored a post on the ImmigrationProf Blog providing an analysis of Inestroza-Antonelli v. Barr, a recent Fifth Circuit asylum decision.
Professor Roberts appeared on Apple’s “the CAP Impact Podcast Episode 62: Genetic Duties.” She discussed the emerging set of issues around genetic reclassification, and what it means from a legal perspective when the results of a genetic test you took change.
Professor Hawkins was interviewed for a WalletHub article discussing the best credit cards for students with bad credit.
Professor Morales was quoted in a Diverse Issues in Higher Education article discussing how the coronavirus has brought uncertainty for DACA students awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the future of the DACA program.
Professor Roberts was quoted in a VICE article discussing antibody tests and coronavirus immunity.
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.”