Focus is a monthly publication documenting the activities, accomplishments,
and honors of the
a volunteer position with the Serbian CRDA Project to develop and define the
Serbian "Organization of
Consumers" long term plans and activities. He will be in
Johnny Rex Buckles presented " Subchapter J: The Very Basics" to the Midland Business and Estate Council on March 9th. He also agreed to author two chapters in the most recent edition of Estate Planning Law and Taxation by Professor David Westfall and George Mair.
other antitrust law & economics professors in filing an amicus brief with
the Supreme Court of the
Professor Bush's article with John Flynn titled, The Misuse and Abuse of the Tunney Act was nominated for the Jerry Cohen Award for Best Antitrust Scholarship for the year 2003. Unfortunately, since Professor Bush's coauthor is a member of the awards committee, the article was removed from consideration. Finally Professor Bush attended the ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting at the end of March.
accepted an invitation to be an advisory member to the
David R. Dow's recent and forthcoming presentations include, "Post-Conviction Use of DNA Testing" at the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Houston, Texas on January 16th, "The Death Penalty in Texas", at the American Constitution Society, Houston, Texas on February 12th, "The Ten Most Important Words in the United States Constitution" at the Great Conversation, University of Houston Honors College on March 31st, "Post-Conviction Challenges to Chemical Components in Lethal Injection" at Rice University on April 1st, " Post-Conviction Death Penalty Litigation at University of Mississippi College of Law on April 16th, and on July 27th he will talk to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in San Antonio, Texas. Professor Dow has completed and is presently circulating the manuscript to The Extraordinary Execution of Billy Vickers, the Banality of Death and the Demise of Post-Conviction Review (with Jim Marcus, Morris Moon, Jared Tyler, and Greg Wiercioch).
Professor Dow's editorial, Sutton's Limbo: DA Refuses to Admit Mistake (with Senator Rodney Ellis) appeared in The Houston Chronicle, on March 12th. Also his column Executions and the Rule-of-Four appeared in the National Law Journal.
Meredith Duncan was interviewed for an article that appeared in the March 2004 issue of Texas Magazine discussing personal injury attorneys and various types of fee arrangements.
Victor B. Flatt will be representing Senators Clinton, Boxer, Kerry, Jeffords, and Chaffee in an amicus brief challenging the New Routine Repair and Maintenance Rrules put forward by the Bush EPA under the Clean Air Act. The case entitled, New York v. EPA is on an expedited briefing schedule in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Sandy Gaines's article, Reflexive Law as a Legal Paradigm for Sustainable Development, 10 Buff. Envtl. L.J. 1-24 (2002-2003) has been selected as one of the finalists for the annual compendium of the 10 best environmental law articles sponsored by Land Use and Environment Law Review.
Leslie Griffin was a panelist at the Science Café, held March 31st on the subject of "Cloning and Ethics". She also submitted an encyclopedia entry on "euthanasia" to the Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity.
completed three entries for the Yale
Biographical Dictionary of American Law (forthcoming 2005) and was
selected to write the chapter on theoretical underpinning of US intellectual
property law for a book with co-authors from
elected in a mid-year leadership change, Chair of the AALS Section on Aging
& the Law and was on the Planning Committee for the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention/Texas Department of Health "Community Public Health Legal
Preparedness Workshop," held at the
piece, A Policy of System
Safety: Changing Law and Medicine to Reduce Medical Errors was
accepted for publication in the Harvard
Health Policy Review. He gave three presentations: "Medical Error and
Law: Issues Facing Pharmacists in Participating in Patient Safety Work" to the
American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting and Exposition in Seattle on
March 27th, "Interdisciplinary Activities in Health Law & Policy:
Opportunity for Creating Social Good," at California Western School of Law Board
of Trustees Annual Meeting in San Diego on March 26th, (with Thomas McAfee), and
"Putting the Patient into Patient Safety," Second Annual San Diego Patient
Safety Conference, at San Diego Center for Patient Safety, University of
California San Diego School of Medicine, in San Diego on March 19th. Professor
Liang was also invited to speak at the Reno Conference on Dyslipidemia on
"Patient Safety Issues and Legal Reform: Practice Implications" in
Douglas Moll's article, Shareholder Oppression & "Fair Value": Of Discounts, Dates, and Dastardly Deeds in the Close Corporation was accepted for publication by the Duke Law Journal. Professor Moll also appeared on Channel 2 (NBC) in an interview about the Martha Stewart verdict. The interview aired on March 5 & 6.
delivered a speech at
been invited to present a paper to the World Congress on "Families, Youth and
the Rights of the Child" in
published IRRIRA, the Dream, and
Paust was a
panel member during the 25th Anniversary of the Michigan Journal of
International Law meeting in
Nancy Rapoport chaired the site inspection of the University of Washington School of Law, Seattle.
writing a chapter on Physician Conflicts of
Interest in Health Care Allocation Decisions for
a new health policy book, tentatively titled The Frontiers of Fairness to be
published by the
the morning of St. Patrick's Day speaking on "Recent Developments in Federal
Income Taxation" at the
interviewed on KPFT radio regarding a Fifth Circuit search and seizure case, by
the Houston Press on law enforcement excessive force issues, and by the Houston
Chronicle regarding the release of parolees in
Joseph Vail has given (or will be giving in the next month) the following training presentations for attorneys: Training on the" Violence Against Women Act for Pro Bono Attorneys" on February 28th in Houston, South Texas College of Law, "Grounds or Inadmissibility and Deportability" on March 25th in Houston, University of Texas Conference Law School, "Fundamentals of Immigration Removal Proceeding" on April 1st and 2nd, Hilton Hotel in Houston, UHLC, "Asylum Training for Pro Bono Attorneys" at the Houston Asylum Pro Bono Program on April 24th, American Immigration Lawyers Association, "Immigration Litigation Training" on May 21st-23rd in Denver, and Texas Southern University Law School, "Removal Proceedings in Immigration Court" on May 24th-27th in Houston.
presented on Open Source Software issues at the Texas State Bar's
17th Annual Intellectual Property Law Course held in
Jacqueline Weaver was invited to speak on "Fertile Soil for Litigation: Some Thoughts on Deregulated Energy Markets" as a panel member at a program addressing Energy Litigation Trends 2004, sponsored by Fulbright Jaworski at the St. Regis in Houston on April 20.