David Dow together with Bridget McNeese (J.D., 2004), published Invisible Executions: A Preliminary Analysis of Publication Rates in Death Penalty Cases in Selected Jurisdictions, 8 Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights 149 (2003).
addition his editorial, "On Gay Marriage," appeared in the Houston Chronicle on November 23rd. He
spoke on November 4th at the
Lonny Hoffman published his article, The Trilogy of 2003: Venue, Forum Non Conveniens, and Multidistrict Litigation in The Advocate, the quarterly journal of the Litigation Section of the Texas State Bar. As editor he reviewed and published the Fall 2003 symposium issue, which is devoted to the civil action reforms of the 78th state legislature session. He was quoted in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times about the new proposed Rule 8a of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure concerning limits on attorney referral fees. Professor Hoffman also spoke at the invitation of the Sisterhood of Temple Beth Israel on "The Challenge of Being the Husband of the Rabbi." He also met several times with his 1L mentees to discuss law school, exam preparation, and other subjects. He also mediated two cases, pro bono, for the Dispute Resolution Center of Harris County. Professor Hoffman also met with the other members of the Faculty Appointments Committee and assisted in the selection of faculty candidates for fall interviews. He sheparded Professors Michael Murray and Yariv Brauner, two of the candidates for faculty positions. He met with other members of the Committee on Project Magellen and with members of the UHLC Teaching Committee. Further Professor Hoffman assisted in organizing Steven Brill's visit to UHLC.
the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Legal History in
Joan Krause was interviewed by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on December 2&3rd about recent Medicare reform legislation.
Douglas Moll and Robert Ragazzo have received a contract from West Publishing to write a casebook on The Law of Closely-Held Businesses: Agency, Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, and Close Corporations.
Nimmer completed and submitted the 1,000
page manuscript of his new treatise, Licensing Law to be published in January
by West. This is the third book that he has completed this year. He also chaired
and spoke at the 18th Annual Information and Computer Law Institute in
Oldham completed our second NACLE Comparative
Family Law Module in November with colleagues and students from
A. Olivas spoke to financial aid administrators
of law schools and other professional schools at the recent Access Group annual
Paust was a panel member during the "Symposium:
Do We Need a New Legal Regime After September 11th?" at the University of
Notre Dame Law School on December 5th. His paper Post 9/11 Overreaction
and Fallacies Regarding War and Defense, Guantanamo, the Status of
Persons, Treatment, Judicial
Review of Detention, and Due Process in Military Commissions, will
be published in 79 Notre Dame Law Review (2004). He will
also be a member of two panels on Contemporary Trends in International Human
Rights and Implementation of Human Rights Domestically during a Conference
on Human Rights to be held in
Rapoport is the Court's fee expert in In re Mirant,
a case involving large, jointly administered series of energy company bankruptcies.
The case is being tried in
Richard Saver will be a peer reviewer for a new Bioethics text to be distributed by Aspen Publishers in 2004.
Weaver's article Can Energy Markets Be
Trustee? The Effect of the Rise and Fall of Enron on Energy Markets
is now available in PDF form to download at the