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Aaron Bruhl’s article “The Supreme Court’s Controversial GVR’s – and an Alternative” was accepted for publication in the Michigan Law Review.
Seth Chandler has established a blog on Life and Health Insurance Law available at:
“Title I of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008: Impending
Issues” has been published on Lexis and the Lexis Insurance Law Center and is
best found by using “get document” and inputting “2008 Emerging Issues 471”.
His paper, “Two Dimensional Interactive Timelines: Application to Law” has been
accepted for presentation at the International Mathematica User’s Conference to
be held in October in
Richard Dole’s article “The Effect of UCP 600 Upon U.C.C. Article 5 With Respect to Negotiation Credits and the Immunity of Negotiating Banks from Letter-of-Credit Fraud” will be published in 54 Wayne Law Review.
Meredith Duncan participated as part of a Houston Bar Association panel on August 11, 2008, regarding current ethical issues in labor and employment law. The panel was part of the Houston Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section’s Continuing Legal Education series.
Victor Flatt will be honored at a reception of
the Southern Environmental Law Center in
Joan Krause submitted a solicited entry on “Health Care Fraud” to the Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention. Professor Krause and Prof. Saver submitted the final manuscript of their co-edited book, Cases in Context: Health Law and Bioethics, to Aspen Publishing.
Douglas Moll’s article “Shareholder Oppression in Texas Close Corporations: Majority Rule (Still) Isn’t What it Used to Be” has been accepted for Publication by the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal and the Texas Journal of Business Law. In addition, Thomson/West published “A Student’s Guide to Article 9”, a book co-authored by Professor Moll.
Gerry Moohr wrote and West published the Teacher’s Manual for her book, The Criminal Law of Intellectual Property and Information. She coauthored, with Roger Sherman, a review of Monica Miller’s book, Religion in Criminal Justice, which will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Law and Religion. Two of her articles on honest services mail fraud were cited by two federal district courts, albeit in unpublished decisions.
Tom Oldham’s article on conflicts of law and
divorcing mobile spouses was published this month by the Family Law Quarterly.
His article about the ways in which divorce results have changed in the past
half century is in the editorial process at the Family Law Quarterly. His
article, “Divorce and Dissipation in Non-Community Property States” (better
known as “Romance Without Finance Ain’t Got No Chance”) is in the editorial
process at the Journal of the
Michael A. Olivas was awarded $84,000 from the TG Foundation (the philanthropic arm of the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation) for prelaw activities, including the 6-hour prelaw course that will be offered in June 2009. The support will be used to pay teacher stipends and scholarships for the 30+ college sophomores who complete the course, and to underwrite LSAT preparation for these students. Several law firms have also donated financial support for the programs. In addition, the project will sponsor Saturday Academies consisting of prelaw activities for students to introduce them to the law school application process.
Sandra Guerra Thompson has been invited to participate in
a program on wrongful convictions at a symposium called, “Criminal Law
Greg Vetter gave a presentation to the
Postdoctoral Association at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
titled, “Career Trajectories: Intellectual Property Law and Practice” on August
26, 2008. In late July, he presented “The Law and Economics of Intellectual
Property” for the Master of Business Law Program at
Jacqueline Weaver submitted a chapter on “Sustainable
Development: Indigenous Title, Human Rights and the Environment” to be included
in the third edition of the widely used casebook on International Petroleum
Transactions to the editor. The chapter includes sections on aboriginal rights