UHLC in the News

Sole finalist named to be UH-Downtown president

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article on the Houston Chronicle website regarding the announcement that Juan Sanchez Muñoz is the sole finalist to become the next president of the University of Houston-Downtown.

Iowa universities unite to safeguard immigrant students

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article published in The Gazette (Eastern Iowa) regarding the idea of “sanctuary campuses” for undocumented immigrants.

Trump meets Kafka: How will the president-elect’s bewildering immigration pledges play out?

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman wrote an article that appeared on Salon.com, regarding the uncertainties felt by undocumented immigrants, including refugees and the class of immigrants known as “DREAMers,” facing the incoming administration of Donald Trump.

Tom Price's Health Plan Doesn't Let Insurers Impose Pre-Existing Condition Exclusions - Sort Of

Professor Chandler wrote a post for Forbes’s The Apothecary blog discussing The Empowering Patients First Act of 2015. The legislation was proposed by Congressman Tom Price, who is now President-elect Donald Trump’s candidate for Secretary of Health and Human Services.

For Undocumented Students, Trump Adds New Risk to Study Abroad

Professor Olivas was quoted in a Chronicle of Higher Education article regarding why undocumented students should not study abroad until more is known about President-elect Trump’s plans for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  

Top Women in Energy Law

The Texas Lawyer ‘Top Women in Energy Law’ interview series includes an interview of lawyer Katy Pier Moore of San Antonio, who identifies Professor Jacqueline Weaver as an energy lawyer she admires.

What’s in a Name?

Inside Higher Ed quoted Professor Michael Olivas questioning the value of the term ‘sanctuary campus.’

On Sanctuary: What Is In A Name?

An article on the Huffington Post’s website included a quote from Professor Michael Olivas that originally appeared in an article reported by Inside Higher Ed. Professor Olivas commented on the meaning of the term “sanctuary.”

2017 Deinard Lecture - How Patients are Creating Medicine's Future

The University of Minnesota announced that Professor Evans will be a panelist at the university’s 2017 Deinard Lecture – “How Patients are Creating Medicine's Future.” The event will take place on December 6.

Briefcase: Climate Engineering

Dean Baynes interviewed Professor Hester on the Houston Public Media Program Briefcase about climate engineering and how the new technology may affect domestic and international law.  Audio of the interview is available at: http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/briefcase/2016/11/30/179075/briefcase-climate-engineering/

UH Moment: University of Houston Receives Top Honors for Diversity

Dean Baynes was interviewed for a segment on Houston Public Media’s “UH Moment,” discussing the importance of diversity in higher education and the Law Center’s recent Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.  Audio of the interview is available at: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/uh-moment/2016/11/30/179085/uh-moment-university-of-houston-receives-top-honors-for-diversity/

Contronym and Controversy

Inside Higher Ed published an article by Professor Olivas on proposals for “sanctuary campuses” for immigrant students. 

Justices Won't Rehear Denial Of Birth Citizenship Appeal

Law360 reported that the U.S. Supreme Court declined to rehear its decision denying certiorari in the citizenship case of David Sanchez, who is represented by Professor Geoffrey Hoffman.  

Bail reform in Harris County slowly moving forward

Professor Thompson was quoted in an article available on HoustonChronicle.com commenting on Harris County’s new "risk assessment system,"  which is a part of an effort to reform the bail bond system and is designed to help judges determine whether suspects are dangerous and if they will come back to court.

Khator signs name in statement aiding Dreamers

An article on the Daily Cougar’s website reported on a statement signed by more than 200 college and university presidents calling for the continuation and expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The article mentioned that Professor Michael Olivas is one of the signatories.

What universities are doing to protect their undocumented students

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article on the Christian Science Monitor’s website, commenting on how undocumented students would be impacted if President-elect Trump decides to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Taliban fighter case stirs question on law of armed conflict

Professor Paust was quoted in an Associated Press article regarding whether people captured overseas for acts of violence against the U.S. military should be regarded as ordinary criminals or lawful combatants entitled to immunity from the U.S. court system.  This story appeared on multiple news websites.

Class-Action Lawsuit Adds to ExxonMobil's Climate Change Woes

Adjunct Professor Ryan McConnell was quoted in an article on the Inside Climate News website regarding a class-action lawsuit against ExxonMobil.

New Data Shows 2015 Was A Financial Bloodbath For Obamacare Insurers

Professor Chandler wrote a post on the Forbes Apothecary blog regarding new financial data on insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. 

College students fear deportation or loss of rights

Professor Olivas was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article regarding the "sanctuary campus" protests last week that called on colleges to protect undocumented students.  

Young Immigrants Fear Deportation Under Donald Trump

Professor Olivas was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article regarding how undocumented students would be impacted if President-elect Trump decides to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

In Defense of DACA

Professor Olivas was quoted in an Inside Higher Ed article regarding a statement signed by more than 90 college and university presidents calling for the continuation and expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Is Austin a Sanctuary City? Good Question

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was interviewed for a piece that aired on Austin’s KUT 90.5. Professor Hoffman commented on whether or not Austin can be considered a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants. Audio of the interview is available at: http://kut.org/post/austin-sanctuary-city-good-question (Professor Hoffman appears at 1:49).

Briefcase: Shared Economy

Dean Baynes interviewed Professor Kellen Zale about how the sharing economy and services like Airbnb, Uber, and Lyft are changing the way we understand property. Audio of the interview is available at: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/briefcase/2016/11/16/177631/briefcase-shared-economy/

The impact of President-Elect Trump’s immigration plan

Professor Olivas was interviewed for a story that aired on KHOU (CBS 11-Houston), regarding the impact of President-Elect Trump’s immigration plan. The video clip is available at: http://www.khou.com/news/local/how-trump-s-immigration-plan-impacts-houston-/351910048

Students protesters see Trump's election, views as dangerous to nation

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article available on the Houston Chronicle’s website commenting on the impact of Donald Trump’s presidency on President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, known as DACA.

Will Trump Repeal, Replace or Amend ObamaCare?

Professor Chandler was mentioned in an article on the Patriot Post’s website commenting on the future of Obamacare should President-Elect Trump defund cost sharing reductions.

How Donald Trump Can Begin to Dismantle Obamacare on Day One

An article on Breitbart.com included Professor Chandler’s comments that originally appeared on the Forbes Apothecary blog regarding the future of Obamacare should President-Elect Trump defund cost sharing reductions. 

With Trump’s Rise, Undocumented Students Fear for Their Futures

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education, commenting on the impact of Donald Trump’s presidency on President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, known as DACA.

More insurers could flee exchanges before Trump takes office

Professor Chandler authored on article on the Forbes Apothecary blog regarding why more insurers could flee the exchanges before President-elect Trump takes office. 

District attorney-elect Kim Ogg to 'change the culture'

Professor Thompson was interviewed by Fox 26 (Houston) regarding Kim Ogg’s election as Harris County District Attorney.

What Does a New Sheriff Mean for Harris County?

Professor Thompson was quoted in an article on HoustonPress.com, commenting on the impact of the election of Ed Gonzalez as sheriff of Harris County.

Loss of International Students?

Professor Olivas was quoted extensively in an article available on Inside Higher Ed’s website, commenting on the impact of Donald Trump’s presidency on undocumented students and enrollment of international students.

Trump's Supreme Court Could Have Lasting Impact

Professor Linzer was quoted in an article on KTRH’s website, commenting on the impact of President-Elect Donald Trump on the balance of the Supreme Court.

UHLC as #17 in the top 20 of the “Best Moot Courts of the Decade”

Professor Lawrence was quoted in an article available in PreLaw discussing the value of moot court experience. The same article listed UHLC as #17 in the top 20 of the “Best Moot Courts of the Decade.” The full issue is available at: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cypress/prelaw_2016fall/#/42

Will President Trump Finally Rid Us of ObamaCare?

Professor Chandler was quoted in an article available on the New American’s website commenting on the future of the Affordable Care Act.

“Children Displaced Across Borders: Bridging Policy, Practice, and Disciplinary Approaches to Further Human Rights”

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman will moderate a discussion on children’s rights at a binational conference to be held at the University of Houston and Swansea University in Wales on November 18-19. The subject of the conference is “Children Displaced Across Borders: Bridging Policy, Practice, and Disciplinary Approaches to Further Human Rights.” Information is available at http://www.uh.edu/socialwork/news/events/2016-ChildrenDisplacedAcrossBorders/

How Republicans Can Start to Dismantle Obamacare With a Trump Presidency

Professor Chandler was quoted on the future of the Affordable Care Act in articles published by the Daily Signal website. 

With Donald Trump’s election, Obamacare faces greatest threat yet

Professor Chandler was quoted on the future of the Affordable Care Act in articles published by the Miami Herald.

Trump win leaves Texas health leaders wondering about Obamacare repeal

Professor Chandler was quoted on the future of the Affordable Care Act in articles published by the Dallas Morning News.

After Trump victory, AT&T-Time Warner deal may be in jeopardy

Professor Bush was quoted in a Dallas Morning News article on the merger of AT&T and Time Warner.

After 'fraudulent' deal, county judge says others might handle sheriff's grants

Professor Kwok was quoted in a Beaumont Enterprise article about the imposition of financial penalties on government purchasing entities who have engaged in fraudulent transactions.

President Trump Can Gut Obamacare On Day One

The Forbes Apothecary blog published an article by Professor Chandler regarding the future of Obamacare should President-Elect Trump defund cost sharing reductions.

Briefcase: Contract as Evil

Dean Baynes interviewed Professor Linzer on the Houston Public Media Program Briefcase about adhesion contracts in online commerce. Audio of the interview is available at: http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/briefcase/2016/11/09/176617/briefcase-contract-as-evil/

UHLC trademark infringement suit against South Texas College of Law Houston

Dean Baynes and UHLC alumnus Tony Buzbee were quoted in a press release issued by the University Houston. Dean Baynes and Mr. Buzbee commented on the resolution of some aspects of the University’s trademark infringement suit against South Texas College of Law Houston.

Is EPISD's binding bond resolution enforceable?

Professor Zale was quoted in an El Paso Times article regarding whether El Paso Independent School District’s bond resolution created a contract with voters and if it is enforceable.

Full Alert After ISIS Threat On Texas – Six Million In Danger

Professor Berman’s interview by KHOU on the ISIS November 8 threat on Texas was quoted by the Morning Ledger.

Federal, local officials on alert after warning of possible terror threat

Professor Berman was interviewed by KHOU regarding a recent warning from federal officials that terrorists could be planning attacks in New York, Virginia and Texas on Monday.  

South Texas College of Law Announces New Name to End Trademark Row

Texas Lawyer reported that the former South Texas College of Law has changed its name to South Texas College of Law Houston, following a temporary injunction in a trademark infringement suit brought by the University of Houston. Dean Baynes and UHLC alumnus Tony Buzbee were quoted in the article.

Best Writing Practices

Professor Fagundes wrote a post for the PrawfsBlawg on best writing practices.

Bipartisan Bill Planned to Make Hearing Aids More Accessible and Affordable

Professor Evans was a co-author of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine report that Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) cited yesterday when introducing bipartisan legislation--the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2016--to implement the report's recommendations.   

Hardin County agencies made purchases from Texas Code Blue

Professor Kwok was quoted in a Beaumont Enterprise article regarding why imposing financial penalties on companies in highly regulated industries can be more efficient than pursuing criminal charges.

Briefcase: Texas Lawyer Tony Buzbee

Dean Baynes interviewed UHLC alumnus Tony Buzbee on the Houston Public Media Program Briefcase regarding Mr. Buzbee’s career as a successful trial attorney.  Audio of the interview is available at: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/briefcase/2016/11/02/175787/briefcase-texas-lawyer-tony-buzbee/

Florida Hosts 12th Annual International Tax Symposium

Professor Wells was a speaker at the University of Florida Graduate Tax Program’s Twelfth International Taxation Symposium held on Friday, October 28.

Twelfth Annual International Tax Symposium

Professor Wells spoke on “International Tax Reform By Means of Corporate Integration.” The announcement was available on the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s website and reported by the TaxProfBlog.

Will Baker Hughes merger with GE unit end up like Halliburton deal?

Professor Bush was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article on the pending merger of Baker Hughes and GE Oil & Gas.

State Data Show Voter Fraud No Threat To Texas Elections

Houston Public Media quoted Professor Rave on the difficulty of successfully committing voter fraud. This quote appeared in several publications.

Who Put the Hit Out on a Florida Criminal Justice Professor?

VICE Media quoted Visiting Scholar Melissa Hamilton discussing the sufficiency of circumstantial evidence in the Dan Markel murder case.

Why Diversion Courts Are An Issue In The District Attorney’s Race

Professor Thompson was featured in a Houston Public Media story about candidates’ positions on diversion courts in the Harris County District Attorney race. Audio is available at: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2016/10/26/175068/why-diversion-courts-are-an-issue-in-the-district-attorneys-race/

Briefcase: Politicians as Fiduciaries

Dean Baynes interviewed Professor Rave on the Houston Public Media program Briefcase about the concept of politicians as fiduciaries. Audio is available at: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/briefcase/2016/10/26/175042/briefcase-politicians-as-fiduciaries/

University of Houston Embraces Diversity as an Inherent Aspect of its Identity

Dean Baynes was quoted extensively in an article in INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine regarding the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award received by the Law Center in recognition of its commitment to diversity.

Diverse Alliance Issues Joint Statement: The United States is Stronger, More Secure as Part of the Global Community

Professor Olivas was among thirty-two leaders in higher education, foreign policy, peace building, and national security, who signed a statement available on NAFSA’s website, urging America’s next president to pursue policies and practices that make the country more welcoming and globally engaged.

How Flawed Are National Policing Statistics?

Visiting Criminal Law Scholar Melissa Hamilton was quoted in an Epoch Time article on national policing statistics.

Report: AT&T seeking to clinch Time Warner Inc. deal by Monday to beat rivals

Professor Bush was quoted in multiple news sources commenting on AT&T Inc.'s  interest in acquiring Time Warner Inc.

AT&T bids for Time Warner, 21st Century Fox not interested: sources

Professor Bush was quoted in multiple news sources commenting on AT&T Inc.'s  interest in acquiring Time Warner Inc.

Kaine, Trump, US lawmakers raise concerns over AT&T-Time Warner deal

Professor Bush was quoted in multiple news sources commenting on AT&T Inc.'s  interest in acquiring Time Warner Inc.

Beware of gag clauses designed to thwart online complaints about businesses

Professor Alderman was quoted in a Star-Telegram report on the non-disparagement clause embedded in consumer contracts.

University of Houston Law Center announces jurists in residence program

The Southeast Texas Record reported on the Law Center’s Judge Ruby Kless Sondock Jurists in Residence Program. Professor Duncan was quoted in the article.

State Data Show Voter Fraud No Threat To Texas Elections

Houston Public Media interviewed Professor Rave for a story on voter fraud in Texas. Audio is available at https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2016/10/25/174796/state-data-show-voter-fraud-no-threat-to-texas-elections/

How have Texas lawmakers reacted to AT&T's megamerger? Mostly with silence

Professor Bush was quoted in a Dallas Morning News article regarding AT&T’s pending acquisition of Time Warner.

Judge Agrees to Block Law School Name Change in Win for University of Houston

Texas Lawyer reported on the temporary injunction preventing the South Texas College of Law from using the name Houston College of Law.  Dean Leonard Baynes and UHLC alumnus Tony Buzbee were quoted in the article.

University of Houston law professor receives Distinguished Service Award from national court organization

A press release from the National Center for State Courts announced that Professor Winnike is the recipient of their 2016 Distinguished Service Award. 

Mentoring the next generation of Immigration lawyers at the University of Houston Immigration Clinic

The Houston Lawyer in its September/October issue published an article written by Professor Geoffrey Hoffman about mentoring law students at the UHLC Immigration Clinic.

Can a President Trump Keep His Business Intact?

Professor Rave was quoted in an article available on TheAtlantic.com, commenting on whether a real-estate broker can be in a fiduciary relationship with a buyer or seller.

How Lawmakers Can Block Obamacare Bailouts

An Op-ed piece available on the Daily Signal’s website, which discusses the potential settlement of the Obamacare risk corridor program lawsuits, referenced comments made by Professor Chandler that originally appeared in a Daily Signal article posted on March 16, 2016.

Dildo in University of Texas class could lead to a ticket, but would it? Uncertain

Professor Linzer was quoted in an article available on Politifact.com commenting on a claim made by a University of Texas-Austin student group (which is protesting Texas’ campus carry law) that a citation would be issued for taking sex toys to class.  

How Texas' gun laws compare with other states

Visiting scholar Melissa Hamilton was quoted in an article on the Houston Chronicle’s website commenting on how Texas compares with other states with respect to the loosening of gun laws.

Writing a bad review could hurt your wallet

The Killeen Daily Herald quoted Professor Alderman discussing the increasing use of non-disparagement clauses in consumer contracts.

Texas cases put spotlight on death penalty

The Enid News & Eagle quoted Professor David Dow discussing legal and practical concerns over the death penalty. This item appeared in several publications.

A superhighway of cash to the abortion industry

The Life Issues Institute published an open letter calling for letter-writing activism that includes a reference to Professor Seth Chandler citing two examples of unauthorized Affordable Care Act payments.

Lawyer loses suit over FBISD truancy process

Professor Schuwerk was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article regarding the dismissal of a lawsuit regarding Fort Bend ISD and Fort Bend County’s truancy policies.

What It's Really Like To Be Undocumented & In College

Professor Olivas’s work was quoted in a Refinery29 article regarding the experiences of undocumented college students. 

Sharp Spike in Murder Rate Reflects Breakdown in Policing

Visiting Scholar Melissa Hamilton was quoted in an Epoch Times article regarding the recent rise in homicide rates and efforts to connect police with communities. 

Briefcase: First Amendment Rights of Businesses

Dean Baynes interviewed Professor Nelson on the Houston Public Media Program Briefcase. Professor Nelson discussed the First Amendment rights of for-profit and non-profit organizations.  The audio is available at: http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/briefcase/2016/10/05/172196/172196/

Is Flaring Just Bad For Business, Or Is It A Violation Of The Landowner's Contract?

Forbes published an article by Professor Wells about the use of litigation and regulatory changes to discourage flaring of natural gas. 

Nursing Home Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements to be Prohibited

Professor Alderman wrote a post on the Consumer Law & Policy Blog regarding a Department of Health and Human Services rule that prohibits pre-dispute arbitration agreements between nursing homes and residents. 

Harris County considers shipping jailed teens to Central Texas

The Houston Chronicle quoted Professor Thompson proposing bail reform as a solution to the lack of room for juvenile prisoners in Harris County.

End in sight: West U Zoning board grants AT&T request

Instant New Network reported that Professor Christopher Heard participated in a West U Zoning Board of Adjustment procedure that granted a special zoning exception to AT&T.

Busted: GAO Finds Payments To Insurers Under Affordable Care Act Are Illegal

The Forbes Apothecary blog published an article by Professor Chandler about the GAO’s recent finding that reinsurance payments made under the Affordable Care Act were illegal. As of this morning the article had received over 20,000 views. 

Briefcase: Medical Data

Dean Baynes interviewed Professor Evans on the Houston Public Media program Briefcase. Professor Evans discussed the future of privacy protections for personal health information.

How Patients Are Creating Medicine’s Future: From Citizen Science to Precision Medicine

The University of Minnesota announced that Professor Barbara Evans will participate in a panel discussion in Minneapolis on December 6. The event, “How Patients Are Creating Medicine’s Future: From Citizen Science to Precision Medicine,” is part of the Deinard Memorial Lecture on Law and Medicine series.

Plan de deportación de Trump puede encontrar obstáculos

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was quoted in an article on the La Gran Época website regarding the legality of Donald Trump’s proposed plan to immediately deport 11 million undocumented immigrants.  

Would Trump’s border wall even be legal? (Hint: No.) And how would he make Mexico pay for it?

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman authored an article on the Salon website regarding the legality of Donald Trump’s proposed plan to build a border wall and make Mexico pay for it.  

Baylor Law School People’s Law School

Baylor Law School announced that it gave copies of Professor Alderman’s book, Know Your Rights, to attendees of its 2015 People’s Law School event.

How Writing a Review Could End up Hurting Your Wallet

Professor Alderman was quoted in a press release from the Better Business Bureau regarding online reviews and non-disparagement clauses in contracts between consumers and businesses.

Pensions, Voter ID, and Frost Town: Thursday’s Show (September 22, 2016)

Houston Matters interviewed Professor Linzer on the litigation surrounding Texas voter ID laws. 

Spending money to defend our terrible bail practices: Charles Kuffner

Comments that Professor Schuwerk made to the Houston Chronicle regarding legal fees paid to outside attorneys to defend Harris County officials in a federal civil rights lawsuit appeared in a post on the Off The Kuff blog.

In-House Lawyer's DQ in Patent Case Offers Lessons for Legal Depts

Professor Knake was quoted in a Corporate Counsel article regarding conflict of interest rules that in-house attorneys should consider when they make a career move.  

The National Evaluation System for Health Technology: A NEST Planning Board Report

The Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, in a Tuesday press release, issued the third report of the FDA National Evaluation System for health Technology (NEST) Planning Board, on which Professor Evans serves.  The press release is available at https://healthpolicy.duke.edu/news/nest-planning-board-coordinating-center-prioritize-cooperative-projectss
Professor Evans is a co-author of the report.  

Video technology and terrorism have in many ways revolutionized American policing

Professor Hamilton was quoted in an article on the Yahoo News website regarding an increase in the use of video technology by police.

En Houston Procurador García presentó “una mirada crítica al arbitraje”

An article on the Confirmado.net website discusses the Third Annual Houston Conference on Oil and Gas Investment Arbitration held last week.  The article notes that Dean Baynes spoke at the conference and quotes Professor Julián Cárdenas García.  

County leaders have paid $170,000 in legal fees fighting bail reform

Professor Schuwerk was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article regarding $170,000 in legal fees paid to outside attorneys to defend Harris County officials in a federal civil rights lawsuit.

How to Succeed In-House: A Chat With HP CLO Kim

Adjunct professor Ryan McConnell published in Corporate Counsel his interview with Kim Rivera, the new Hewlett-Parkard chief legal officer and corporate secretary.

Legal Fictions at Savannah Law School

The Faculty Lounge reported that Professors Bush and Fagundes were presenters at the American Legal Fictions, a Colloquium held by the Savannah Law Review.

Harris County's Defense of Bail System in Court is Costing Taxpayers Thousands

Professor Schuwerk was quoted in a Houston Press article regarding a lawsuit filed against Harris County alleging that its bail system is unconstitutional and the expense to the county of defending it.

Cyber crimefighting went too far in federal case, attorneys argue

Adjunct Professor Ryan McConnell was mentioned in an article available on HoustonChronicle.com, that discussed whether federal agents have the right to seize computers and gigabytes of incriminating evidence that were used to access a dark web server based in Virginia in order to halt cybercrime that endangers young children.

Woman marks a first as Houston's Most Wanted Gang Fugitive

Visiting scholar Melissa Hamilton was quoted in an article available on HoustonChronicle.com, commenting on the announcement regarding Houston’s Most Wanted Gang Fugitive, Gracie Gamino.

It’s not just presidents — here are other jobs where you have to show medical records

Professor Roberts was quoted in a MarketWatch article, commenting on laws that restrict employers from asking prospective employees about their medical condition or history including the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.

Interim President Olivas, UHS Regent Mendoza Discuss State of UHD

The University of Houston-Downtown’s Skyline reported on the Fall Conversation on the state of the university lead by Law Center Professor and UH-D Interim President Michael A. Olivas on September 8. Professor Olivas hosted UH System Regent and alumna Paula Mendoza for a public discussion on the university, its recent successes and upcoming goals.

Elite information lawyer Raymond Nimmer is named nation's top lawyer yet again

Professor Nimmer was profiled in an article appearing in The Cougar. The article notes Professor Nimmer’s influence on the law and legal profession throughout his career and his years of service to the University, including his service as Dean of the Law Center from 2006-13.

Reviewing Clinton's Immigration Positions As Election Nears

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was quoted in a Law360 article regarding Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s positions on immigration issues. Professor Hoffman commented on Clinton’s plan to eliminate some existing bars on re-entry for certain immigrants.

ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERTS DISCUSS CLEAN POWER PLAN AT UH

A press release from the University of Houston announced that Professor Hester will moderate a panel discussion about the benefits and criticisms of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan on September 20 as the opening event of  UH’s 2016-17 Energy Symposium Series. 

Briefcase: National Security and Personal Privacy

Dean Baynes interviewed Professor Berman about the challenges of developing counterterrorism policies that balance national security interests with individual rights on the Houston Public Media program Briefcase.
Audio of the interview is available at http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/briefcase/2016/09/14/167914/briefcase-national-security-and-personal-privacy/

MDL Judges: Information-Forcing or Settlement Forcing?

An article on the Drug and Device Law blog mentioned and quoted from an article, “The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation,” co-authored by Professor Theodore Rave. The article, which discusses the proper role of the judge in the settlement of mass-tort multidistrict litigation, or MDL, is available on SSRN at:
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2828461

Netlist Inc. accuses South Korean company's products of patent infringement, seeks to stop products from entering US

Professor Janicke was quoted in an article available on the NorthernCaliforniaRecord’s website. Professor Janicke comments on legal action that Netlist Inc., a California-based manufacturer of memory subsystems used in global data centers and other high-performance communications systems, has taken against SK Hynix, Inc., the world’s second-largest memory chipmaker, for patent infringement. 

Paxton again sides with Exxon Mobil in climate change probe

Professor Hester was quoted in an article reported by the Houston Chronicle. He comments on the decision of Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton and attorneys general from 10 other states to file an amicus brief, arguing that Massachusetts' attorney general exceeded her constitutional authority in launching an investigation of Exxon Mobil’s marketing and sale of fossil fuel products to determine what the company knew of climate change and when it knew it.

Factors lead to slowdown in Texas executions

Visiting scholar Melissa Hamilton was quoted in an article reported by the Weatherford Democrat, commenting on the costs of death penalty cases in Texas.

Good and Bad News From the ABA Futures Report (Perspective)

An article in Bloomberg Law mentioned Professor Knake as a reporter for the ABA commission that produced the Report on the Future of Legal Studies.

2016 JUSTICE ROBERT D. RUCKER LECTURE

Valparaiso Law School announced that Professor Olivas will give the school’s 2016 Justice Robert D. Rucker Lecture on Thursday, October 13. Professor Olivas will discuss state eligibility statutes for professional licenses and address their impact on undocumented immigrants. 

Briefcase: Credit Cards and College Students

Dean Baynes interviewed Professor Hawkins on the Houston Public Media program Briefcase about the continued marketing of credit cards to college students. Audio of the interview is available at https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/briefcase/2016/09/07/167075/briefcase-credit-cards-and-college-students/

Payday loans a scourge, but still a need

Christian Science Monitor quoted Professor Hawkins discussing the potential disadvantages of a ban on payday loans.

Viewpoints: Democrats Face Voters Unhappy With Health Law; New ‘Pre-Existing Condition’

Kaiser Health News included a summary of Professor Chandler’s recent Forbes Apothecary blog post in a collection of summaries of recent health policy news items.

The Skin Bleaching Syndrome: "Color Discrimination," Self-Hate And Blackness

Op-Ed News quoted Dean Baynes as quoted in the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal discussing the socioeconomic effects of colorism.

Stephen Zamora has died

The International Law Prof Blog published an article in memory of Professor Emeritus Stephen Zamora.

Why Texas Doesn’t Allow Car Sales Every Day Of The Week

Ryan Marquez of the Center for Consumer Law was interviewed by Houston Public Media for a story on a Texas law that allows car dealerships to be open on Saturday or Sunday, but not both. Audio is available at https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2016/09/05/166569/why-texas-doesnt-allow-car-sales-every-day-of-the-week/

The Missing Piece of the Puzzle that is Donald Trump's “Deportation Force” Plan

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman wrote an article for the ImmigrationProf Blog regarding Donald Trump’s plan for the deportation of undocumented immigrants. 

Obama Sabotages ObamaCare

An article reported by Forbes mentioned Professor Seth Chandler among other health policy experts who have conducted research on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Texas Law Schools Battle in Court Over Name Change

A Texas Lawyer article reported on the University of Houston’s trademark infringement suit against Houston College of Law, formerly South Texas College of Law. The article mentioned Dean Leonard Baynes and quoted UHLC alumnus Tony Buzbee.

Paxton rejects fraud case settlement talks

ADR Director and Mediation Clinic Professor Tasha Willis was quoted in an article reported by the Houston Chronicle, commenting on Attorney General Ken Paxton’s refusal to engage in settlement talks with the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission.

Should MDL Judges Act More Like Class Action Judges?

An article on ClassActionCounterMeasures.com mentioned and quoted from an article, “The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation,” co-authored by Professor Theodore Rave. The article, which discusses the proper role of the judge in the settlement of mass-tort multidistrict litigation, or MDL, is available on SSRN at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2828461

Transgender Rights Challenges: Tuesday’s Show (August 30, 2016)

Professors Linzer and Winnike were interviewed for a story concerning the struggle over transgender rights. The story aired on Houston Matters:
http://www.houstonmatters.org/show/2016/08/30/transgender-rights-challenges-tuesdays-show-august-30-2016

MDL Judges Must Weigh In On Fairness Of Deals, Paper Says

Law360 published an article about a research paper co-written by Professor Rave. The title of the paper is “The Information-Forcing Role Of The Judge In Multidistrict Litigation.”  

School Official Criticizes “Dropout Factories” Report on Texas public colleges

Professor Olivas was interviewed by Houston Public Media for a story on graduation rates at Texas public colleges. 

Why can’t Tenet Healthcare, a repeat offender, stop the fraud scandals?

Professor Kwok was quoted in a story from the Dallas Morning News, commenting on Tenet Healthcare Corporation’s larger-than-expected proposed lawsuit settlement.

New aerial surveillance gives police an eye in the sky

Visiting Scholar Melissa Hamilton was interviewed for a story that aired on KHOU (Houston-CBS 11), regarding new aerial surveillance technology. 

Want To Put A Stake In Obama's Legacy? Try The Public Option

Professor Chandler wrote an article for Forbes The Apothecary regarding proposals for a “public option” for health insurance

Flaring in the Eagle Ford Shale and Rule 32

Professor Wells’ op-ed piece was available on Forbes.com supporting the reconsideration of rules for flaring natural gas in Texas.

There Is No Fix

A post from Professor Chandler's ACA Death Spiral blog was quoted in an article available on the Weekly Standard website, regarding the impact of Obamacare on private health insurance.

5 Conversations Lawyers Should Avoid At Work

Law360 quoted Professor Renee Knake discussing types of speech inappropriate for the workplace.

ABA Commission On The Future Of Legal Services Responds

Above the Law published an article by Professor Knake responding to an earlier article that had questioned the viewpoints represented on the ABA’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services.

Histories of TSU and UH marked by segregation

Professor Olivas was quoted extensively in a Houston Chronicle article regarding the histories of Texas Southern University and the University of Houston. The article’s quotes are drawn from Professor Olivas’s article, Brown and the Desegregative Ideal: Location, Race, and College Attendance Policies (90 Cornell L. Rev. 391 (2004-2005)).

With suit filed, effort to reform bail system seeks community input

Professor Thompson was quoted extensively in a Houston Chronicle article regarding bail reform in Harris County.

Gregory W. Gardner: Incompetent counsel in death penalty cases

A quote from Professor Dow originally featured in an Associated Press article regarding defense lawyer Jerry Guerinot was reprinted in a an opinion piece in the Boulder Daily Camera.

Inversions Lawsuit Could Change Tax Regulation Landscape

Professor Wells was quoted in a BNA Daily Tax Report article regarding the U.S Treasury Department’s anti-inversion regulations and whether or not the rules are subject to the Administrative Procedure Act’s notice and comment requirements.

Law profs issue takedown of decision striking fracking rule

Environment & Energy Publishing reported that Associate Dean Burke and Professor Sakmar were among the experts who jointly submitted an amicus brief criticizing the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming’s recent holding that the Bureau of Land Management did not have the authority to regulate fracking.  Professor Sakmar was also quoted, predicting the case’s reversal.

UA Law School to Host Conference on Bank Director, Officer Responsibilities

Professor Douglas K. Moll is a member of the banking ethics panel which will visit The University of Alabama School of Law Aug. 26 to discuss bank director and officer responsibilities.

#Unbreakable or #Undone

Professor Seth Candler was quoted in Josh Blackman's blog about his detailed post on whether the ACA is collapsing and how the Obamacare is a failure.

KHN Morning Briefing

Professor Seth Chandler's article in Forbes on the failure of Obamacare was available on (KHS) Kaiser Health News’ website on Wednesday.

Is It Time To Acknowledge That Obamacare Is Collapsing?

Professor Seth Chandler was quoted on the Forbes website discussing on the failure of Obamacare and answering to the question posed in the title of the article as “Yes.”

UH Law Center to host annual 'Works-in-Progress' conference on state and local government law

The University of Houston Law Center is providing an opportunity for scholars and practitioners in the field of state and local government law to present their writings and receive feedback during a two-day conference in October. The 5th Annual State & Local Government Law Works-in-Progress Conference will be held at the Law Center Oct. 7 – 8.

TAIWAN’S 2016 ITA TO KICK OFF IN MID-AUGUST

The Association of International Accountants announced that Professor Streng will speak at the 2016 International Taxation Academy, which is held by the Training Institute of Taiwan’s Ministry of Finance.

Judge orders thousands of TitleMax contracts be voided

Professor Hawkins was quoted in a Las Vegas Review-Journal article, commenting on an administrative law judge’s decision to void TitleMax loans that overcharged borrowers through grace period payment deferments.

'The worst lawyer in the US': Texas defense attorney, who has lost ALL his death penalty cases, calls it quits after four decades and dozens of trials

Professor Dow was quoted in an Associated Press article about defense lawyer Jerry Guerinot. The article appeared on the website of the Daily Mail.

2016’s Best & Worst Cities for Renters

WalletHub published an interview with Professor Zale as part of its story on the best and worst cities for renters in 2016.

Futures Commission issues final report: We must embrace change now

The American Bar Association reported that Professor Knake presented the findings and recommendations of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Fisher v. UT and the Insider Baseball of College Admissions

Academe Blog published an article by Professor Olivas discussing the Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v. UT.  An earlier version of this article appeared in Inside Higher Ed.

How Big Data Analytics is Changing Legal Ethics (Perspective)

Bloomberg Law published an article by Professor Knake on how big data analytics is changing legal ethics.

Obamacare's Advocates Mostly Agree On The Facts But Suggest More Corporate Welfare To Prop Up Law

The Apothecary, a Forbes blog, published an article coauthored by Professor Chandler analyzing recent studies of the viability of the Affordable Care Act.

Illinois College Defends Its ‘Blacks-Only’ Courses as Beneficial to Students’ Success

An article reported by Lee Bailey’s EurWeb.com, included a quote from Professor Olivas that originally appeared on InsideHigherEd.com, regarding a community college that is restricting some sections of a college success course to African-American students.

Medal of Honor winner wasn't always celebrated

An article available on the Houston Chronicle’s website reported on Medal of Honor recipient, then-Staff. Sgt. Macario Garcia, who commanded an artillery battery in World War I and was refused service upon his return because of his Mexican ancestry. Professor Olivas was quoted in the article.

The environmental downside of recreational marijuana

The Ellsworth American published an article on the marijuana industry’s impact of the environment that quoted Professor Warren from an article she wrote for The Conversation.

Understanding the Many Factors that Determine Prison Sentences

Houston Public Media interviewed Professor Thompson regarding the factors that determine prison sentences.  Audio is available at
http://www.houstonmatters.org/segments/segment-a/2016/08/02/understanding-the-many-factors-that-determine-prison-sentences
(Professor Thompson is introduced at 0:54).

Feds Claim Harris County Discriminating Against Voters With Disabilities

Houston Public Media quoted Professor Linzer predicting that the DOJ’s lawsuit against Harris County over possible discrimination against voters with disabilities will not be resolved before this November’s election.  Audio is available at http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2016/08/05/163123/feds-claim-harris-county-discriminating-against-voters-with-disabilities/
(Professor Linzer is introduced at 0:49).

Interior deportations down, at a 9-year low, border group says

Politifact cited an email exchange with Professor Geoffrey Hoffman as a research source in its evaluation of a clam that interior deportations are at a 9-year low.

Course Sections for Black Students Only

Professor Olivas was quoted in an Inside Higher Ed article, commenting on a community college that is restricting some sections of a college success course to African-American students.

No, Obamacare Has Not Lowered Premiums

A Weekly Standard article cited Professor Chandler as a coauthor of a Mercatus working paper on insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act.

First Day of Concealed Guns at Texas Public Law Schools

Associate Dean Burke was quoted in a Law.com article regarding implementation of the “campus carry” law in Texas. 

Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (8/5/2016)

The Chronicle of Higher Education noted the recent passing of Professor Emeritus Zamora.

Thousands of Kelsey-Seybold patients to lose in-network coverage from Blue Cross

Professor Allison Winnike was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article discussing health insurers narrowing provider networks.

Sherman: Superfund aid for San Jac River not a good fit

The Houston Chronicle published an opinion article by Adjunct Professor Scott Sherman on the EPA using Superfund authority to act in the San Jacinto River area.

Houston Press: “Why The Dropped Charges Against The Anti-Abortion Activists Is Not A ‘Vindication’” Of Their Claims

Visiting Scholar Melissa Hamilton’s comment in the Houston Press on the recent dismissal of charges against activists who infiltrated a Planned Parenthood facility was quoted by the Media Matters for America Blog.

Why the Dropped Charges against the Anti-Abortion Activists is not a "Vindication"

Visiting Scholar Melissa Hamilton was quoted in a HoustonPress.com article, commenting on the dismissal of charges against two anti-abortion activists who made covert videos of themselves attempting to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood.

Judge Drops Charge Against Antiabortion Activists in Planned Parenthood Case

Professor Linzer was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on the same dismissal of charges against the anti-abortion activists.

Last charges dropped in case over Planned Parenthood videos

Visiting scholar Melissa Hamilton was quoted in an Associate Press article on the dismissal of last charges against two anti-abortion activists who made covert videos of themselves attempting to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood. The article was picked up by the Washington Post and several other news outlets.

Voting Rights Ruling and Design Your Own Houston Theme Park: Thursday’s Show (July 21, 2016)

Professor Rave was interviewed by Houston Public Radio for a Houston Matters discussion of the 5th Circuit’s recent ruling on Texas’ voter ID law.  Audio is available at http://www.houstonmatters.org/show/2016/07/21/voting-rights-ruling-and-design-your-own-houston-theme-park-thursdays-show-july-21-2016.  Professor Rave is introduced at 1:27.

Federal agency celebrates five years of fighting for consumers

Professor Emeritus Alderman was quoted by the Fort Worth Star Telegram on the accomplishments of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and how the UHLC Center for Consumer Law work with the Bureau.

David Bender Has Joined GTC Law Group PC as Special Counsel

GTC Law Group announces that Visiting Professor David Bender has joined the firm as a Special Counsel in the area of data privacy.

Federal Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was quoted by the Houston Public Media on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals' July 20 decision against the Texas' Voter ID law.

Insurers, Private Hospitals in Houston Fighting over Patients' Rates

Insurance Journal quoted Professor Chandler on how a lawsuit between Aetna and North Cypress Medical Center illustrates how varying reimbursement rates can unbalance the medical insurance system.

Stanford FCPA Database Upstages Big Law Efforts

Corporate Counsel published an article coauthored by Adjunct Professors Ryan McConnell and Stephanie Bustamante reviewing the Stanford FCPA statistics database.

Curbing the marijuana industry's voracious energy appetite

An article by Professor Warren was published on the website The Conversation. The article addresses the marijuana industry's energy and climate impacts as more states consider legalization.

Debate over Allocation Wells Continues

A recent article authored by Professor Wells, Allocation Wells, Unauthorized Pooling, and the Lessor's Remedies (68 Baylor L. Rev. 1), was discussed in a post on The Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog.

In Memoriam: Stephen Zamora

A blog post remembering the life and work of Professor Emeritus Zamora appeared on American Law Institute website. Dean Baynes' statement about Professor Zamora's passing was quoted in the post.

Insurers, private hospitals fight over patients' rates

Professor Chandler was also quoted in an Fort Worth Star-Telegram article regarding Texas lawsuits filed by insurers who accuse private hospitals of wrongly offering patients lower rates that compete with "in-network" facilities by billing the insurance company more.

Zika Case, 'Little Saigon,' & Flood Insurance: Thursday's Show (July 14, 2016)

Professor McElvaney discussed flood insurance on the Houston Matters radio program. (Professor McElvaney's segment begins at 43:11).

In Memoriam: Professor Stephen Zamora

A blog post remembering the life and work of Professor Emeritus Zamora appeared on the International Law Prof Blog. Dean Baynes' statement about Professor Zamora's passing was quoted in the post.

NOW ONLINE! Oxford Union Debating Society DNA Manipulation Debate

Harvard's Bill of Health blog reported on the Oxford Union Debating Society's DNA manipulation debate, in which Professor Evans argued for the opposition. Professor Evans was quoted in the article.

How running from police led to suspect being charged with murder

Professor Thompson was interviewed by CW39 TV for a story on a shoplifting suspect who led a Bellaire police officer on a high-speed chase that resulted in the officer's death.

Tax Provisions for Oil and Gas Get Hard Looks

Professor Wells was quoted in an article in the Bloomberg Daily Environment Report regarding tax provisions that benefit the oil and gas industry. The article begins on page B-1 of the Report.

Stephen Thomas Zamora

An obituary for Professor Emeritus Zamora appeared on the legacy.com website. It is scheduled to appear in the Houston Chronicle on Sunday.

Houston Law Center Mourns Former Dean's Death

Professor Emeritus Zamora was featured in an article reported by the Texas Lawyer. Professors Linzer and Thompson were quoted extensively in the article.

ObamaCare Enrollees' Costly Claims Portend Higher Premiums

The New American discussed the findings of a Mercatus Center paper on the Affordable Care Act coauthored by Professor Chandler.

Dallas attack shakes law enforcers

The Muskogee Daily Phoenix quoted Visiting Scholar Hamilton on the nature of the Dallas protest that was attacked by a shooter.

R.I.P., Steve Zamora

The life and contributions of Professor Emeritus Steve Zamora were celebrated in a post from former UHLC Dean Nancy Rapoport on her blog.

Attack on Dallas Police and Police Shootings: Friday's Show (July 8, 2016)

KUHF Houston Matters interviewed Visiting Scholar Hamilton on the recent Dallas shooting. (Visiting Scholar Hamilton is introduced at 9:48).

Texas: UH Experts Available to Discuss Dallas Shootings

Visiting Scholar Melissa Hamilton was identified as an expert available to discuss the recent tragedies in Dallas, Louisiana and Minnesota in a news release from the University of Houston.

Experts discuss the impact of Supreme Court's landmark decision which ruled on abortions

ABC News interviewed Professor Linzer on the Supreme Court's recent ruling on abortion. (Professor Linzer first appears at 2:12).

Are Police Allowed to Robot-Bomb Suspects?

US News & World Report quoted Professor Paust discussing factors that are likely to be considerations when determining the legality of the use of force by police robots.

DNA Manipulation Debate

The Oxford Union Debating Society broadcast its May 26 DNA Manipulation Debate and Professor Barbara Evans' testimony can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4uyXpBAmXQ
Those wishing to view the entire debate in order can see the Oxford student debaters' opening statements at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AfiyzRLCow and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6EjctVfxpc
followed by Sir Ian Wilmut (for proposition) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG0dVd9ZKNU and Professor Evans (opposing) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4uyXpBAmXQ
with closing arguments by Professor Julian Savalescu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q9CMCTJdL0 and Dr. Norman Fost https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSbaHxYQHUE

RED WHITE AND BLUE: SUPREME COURT RULINGS

Houston Public Media aired a panel discussion on the impact of Justice Scalia's death on Supreme court rulings, with Professor Rave as one of the panelists. (Professor Reve is introduced at 1:33).

Law school: Weigh your options when seeking legal degree

Dean Baynes was quoted in an article available on the Houston Chronicle's website commenting on the strengths of the University of Houston Law Center and the impact of a legal education. The article mentions the programs available at UHLC.

Virgin Islands and Exxon Agree to Uneasy Truce Over Climate Probe

Professor Hester was quoted in an article on the Inside Climate News website. Professor Hester comments on U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker's decision to withdraw his subpoena for nearly 40 years of documents from Exxon (who in exchange, agreed to withdraw its lawsuit against the attorney general).

Texas, 12 Other States Sue To Block Obama's Transgender Bathroom Rule

Professor Linzer was interviewed by Houston Public Media regarding the decision of the Texas Attorney General's office to seek an injunction to block the Obama administration's rule on transgender access to bathrooms in public schools.

Campus carry law takes effect Aug. 1 at four-year public institutions

Community Impact Newspaper quoted Dean Burke discussing UH's campus carry policy.

The Obamacare Risk Adjustment Trap

An article in Forbes cited Professor Chandler's description of Affordable Care Act risk adjustment programs. The author of the article was Professor Chandler's co-author on a series of Mercatus Center papers on the ACA.

Does Sheriff Ron Hickman Have A Defensiveness Problem?

Houston Press quoted Professor Thompson on the Houston Sheriff's Office's responses to the indictment of deputies.

University of Houston Regents Sue Houston College of Law

The Board of Regents of the University of Houston System on June 27 followed through with its threat to sue the newly named Houston College of Law over its name and colors.

As U.S. Works to Curb Inversions, Talk of 'Pre-Inverting'

Professor Wells was quoted in an article reported by Bloomberg BNA's Transfer Pricing Report and available on BNA.com. Professor Wells comments on the possibility of companies incorporating as foreign entities at their inception in order to reap the current benefits of being outside the U.S. tax system and bypass recent Treasury regulations aimed at halting corporate expatriations.

Suing Their Way Out of Obamacare Failure

A National Review Online article referenced Professor Seth Chandler as a co-author of a Mercatus Center working paper on losses incurred by Qualified Health Plans under the Affordable Care Act.

Immigrants Faced Tough High Court Term, With Silver Linings

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was quoted in a Law360 article providing analysis of this term's Supreme Court decisions involving immigration issues. Professor Hoffman comments on the rulings in Torres v. Lynch and Mathis v. U.S. and their implications for immigration advocates.

Text Message About Johnny Football Benches Local Counsel

Professor Schuwerk was quoted in a Texas Lawyer article regarding whether or not an attorney who represented former-pro football player Johnny Manziel would face disciplinary action after accidentally sending a text message to The Associated Press expressing skepticism about Manziel's ability stay clean from alcohol and drugs.

Houston Attorney Accuses Fellow Lawyer of Faking Letter from Doctor

Professor Schuwerk was quoted in a Houston Press article regarding accusations that a Houston psychiatrist gave an expert opinion regarding the mental state of a criminal defendant at the request of the accused's attorney without personal knowledge of the case.

Juvenile Defense Expert Birchak Named to San Diego Judgeship

The Times of San Diego reports that UHLC alumnus and former adjunct professor Frank Birchak has been appointed by California's Governor Brown to a judgeship in the San Diego Superior Court.

New Study: ObamaCare Enrollees Twice As Expensive As Other Individual Market Enrollees

An article on the Forbes website cited Professor Chandler as co-author of a Mercatus Center working paper on Qualified Health Plans under the Affordable Care Act.

Justice Thomas' dissent in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt

Professor Linzer's article, The Carolene Products Footnote and the Preferred Position of Individual Rights: Louis Lusky and John Hart Ely vs. Harlan Fiske Stone, 12 Const. Commentary 277, 277–278, 288–300 (1995), was cited in Justice Thomas' dissent in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt.

The Supreme Court Strikes Down the Texas Abortion Law HB2

The Houston Press quoted Professor Linzer on the Supreme Court's decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt.

Texas conservatives slam Supreme Court abortion ruling

The Palestine Herald-Press quoted Professor Linzer on the Supreme Court's decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt.

Cardtronics could up U.K. presence on heels of Brexit

Professor Wells was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article on the possibility of Cardtronics moving its place of incorporation to the United Kingdom.

Supreme Court upholds consideration of race in admissions

Professor Olivas was quoted in an Inside Higher Ed article that provides an analysis of the Fisher v. University of Texas decision and the reactions of various groups.

Dreamers explain their dreams and next actions after SCOTUS decision

Professor Olivas was quoted in an Houston Chronicle article regarding the reaction of individuals and organizations to the Supreme Court's decision in U.S. v. Texas.

Houston Reacts To Supreme Court Fisher v. UT Affirmative Action Ruling

Houston Public Media interviewed Professor Olivas for a story on the Supreme Court's decision in Fisher v. University of Texas, upholding the University's admissions program.

Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt

Professor Linzer's article, The Carolene Products Footnote and the Preferred Position of Individual Rights: Louis Lusky and John Hart Ely vs. Harlan Fiske Stone, 12 Const. Commentary 277, 277–278, 288–300 (1995), was cited in the Justice Thomas' dissent in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt.

Texas: UH Experts Available to Discuss Hot Topics: Supreme Court Rulings and Brexit

A news release from the University of Houston noted that Professor Geoffrey Hoffman and Professor Peter Linzer are available to provide expert commentary on recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

U. Of Houston Threatens Action If Law School Changes Name

The statement from Dean Baynes regarding South Texas College of Law's announcement that it would change its name to "Houston College of Law" was included in an article on Law360.

LNG opponents hope for repeat performance as in Oregon permit denial

Professor Sakmar was quoted in an article appearing in the McAllen Monitor regarding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's rejection of an application to build a liquefied natural gas plant in Oregon and whether plans to build such a facility in Brownsville, Texas will succeed.

South Texas Law Changes Name To Houston College Of Law

A post on the Faculty Lounge Blog mentioned Dean Baynes and his statement on South Texas College of Law's name change in a post regarding the issue.

A Closer Look at the Texas Twist in Fight Between Exxon, Virgin Islands

Professor Tracy Hester was quoted in a Texas Tribune article regarding the intervention by the State of Texas in an action initiated by Exxon Mobil to halt a U.S. Virgin Islands investigation into what the company has known about how burning fossil fuels accelerate climate change.

Dr. Michael Olivas - Interim President, UH-Downtown - Houston Stands with Orlando

Professor Olivas expressed support for the victims of the recent Orlando shooting as part of the Houston Stands With Orlando project.

The Supreme Court's immigration decision is a tragedy that may be short-lived

The Los Angeles Times published an op-ed article written by Professor Olivas on the prospects for immigration law in light of the recent Supreme Court split on DACA litigation.

No More Bites of the Fisher Apple

Inside Higher Education published an article written by Professor Olivas about the significance of the end of Fisher v. UT Austin litigation.

Supreme Court Deals Blow to Obama's Immigration Plan — and to Hopes of 'Dreamers'

The Chronicle of Higher Education quoted Professor Olivas on the impact of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

U.S. Supreme Court upholds University of Texas' use of race in admissions, but affirmative action remains divisive

The Houston Chronicle quoted Professor Olivas generally discussing public reactions to affirmative action rulings.

Advocates speak on Supreme Court split decision over Obama immigration plan

Channel 2 aired an immigration advocacy event discussing the recent immigration ruling, and Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was one of the speakers. Video is available (Professor Hoffman is introduced at 3:50, speaks at 4:32).

Houston leaders decry Supreme Court immigration ruling

The Houston Chronicle quoted Professor Geoffrey Hoffman encouraging immigrants to continue to apply for legal assistance regardless of the recent Supreme Court immigration ruling.

Health co-op sues Feds over $72.8 million Obamacare payments

Insurance Business America quoted Professor Chandler discussing the strategy behind an Illinois lawsuit over Affordable Care Act risk corridor payments.

How The Obama Administration Both Stretched Obamacare And Shot Itself In The Foot

Forbes published a blog article by Professor Chandler reviewing the history of Affordable Care Act regulation.

The South Texas College of Law has changed its name to Houston College of Law.

The statement from Dean Baynes regarding South Texas College of Law's announcement that it would change its name to "Houston College of Law" was included in an article on the ABA Journal's website.

A new report claims that predatory practices by subprime lenders are unfairly targeting minority women. 

Professor Hawkins was quoted in an article on the Christian Science Monitor's website, commenting on his 2015 study that compared the advertising of payday and auto-title lenders in Texas with their customer base.

Zealous Advocacy Conference to emphasize ethics, impact of trauma in juvenile justice

Professor Marrus was quoted in a press release that was issued by the University of Houston Law Center (and available on PRNewswire.com), regarding the upcoming 15th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference, "Being a Strong Advocate for the Juvenile Client," to be held July 14-15. Professor Marrus is scheduled to speak at the conference, which is co-sponsored by the Center for Children, Law & Policy and the Southwest Juvenile Defender Center.

What Crisis? Government Drops Case Against Mozilo

A recent article available on DSNews.com included a quote from Professor Kwok that originally appeared in the November 2014 issue of DSNews. The article reports that federal prosecutors dropped their case against ex-Countrywide Financial CEO Angelo Mozilo and Professor Kwok comments on the challenge in bringing criminal fraud charges against high-level executives.

Undocumented students and the controversial path to affording college

CNN quoted Professor Olivas discussing the number of state colleges that offer in-state tuition to undocumented students, as well as the Mexican Legal Defense Fund's efforts to increase that number.

National Association of Professional Women Hosted Power Networking Event at University of Houston Law Center

A press release discussing the "Power Networking Event," hosted by UHLC in partnership with the National Association of Professional Women on June 14, was posted on PRWeb.com. UHLC alumna Star Jones conducted a one-on-one interview with Associate Dean Sondra Tennessee.

UH Experts Available to Discuss Orlando Tragedy

Visiting scholar Melissa Hamilton was listed in a press release from the University of Houston as an expert available to discuss legal issues related to the recent tragedy in Orlando.

Stop Repeating The Myth That Rising Premiums On The Exchanges Don't Matter

Professor Chandler wrote a blog post on the Forbes website regarding rising premiums on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges.

California University Apologizes After Denying Immigrant Enrollment

BuzzFeed News quoted Professor Olivas criticizing the conduct of a university that had refused admission to a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient.

Texas, 20 Other States Sue Delaware Over $150 Million In Uncashed MoneyGram Checks

Houston Public Media interviewed Professor Hawkins regarding the 21-state lawsuit against Delaware over MoneyGram checks.

Skepticism Voiced About Texas AG's Bid to Silence Ex-Agency Lawyer

Professor Emeritus Shuwerk was quoted in an article available on the Texas Lawyer's website. Professor Schuwerk comments on whether John W. Owens, a former lawyer for the Office of the Texas Attorney General, violated criminal and ethical rules and public employee guidelines when he shared with news organizations earlier this month allegations about the state's halted 2010 investigation of Trump University.

UH Law Center and National Association of Professional Women to host 'Power Networking Event' on June 14

Dean Baynes was quoted in a press release on the PR Newswire website regarding the upcoming “Power Networking Event” that the UHLC is hosting in partnership with the National Association of Professional Women.  The event will feature UHLC alumna Star Jones, who will conduct a one-on-one interview with Associate Dean Sondra Tennessee during the program.

Houston law professor: Mass tort system good at weeding out ‘dogs’

Professor Alderman was quoted extensively in an article published by the SE Texas Record regarding the mass tort system. 

Life after death-row case: Both sides search for justice as 22-year Cook saga ends

Professor Thompson was quoted in a Dallas Morning News article on the case of Kerry Max Cook.  The article was originally published in 1999 and republished by the newspaper on June 3, 2016 due to Cook’s filing an innocence claim.

Detective’s dismissal could affect murder cases

Visiting scholar Melissa Hamilton was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article regarding the impact of the firing of a Harris County Sheriff’s Office homicide investigator on pending murder prosecutions.

Academics challenge data used in CFPB auto title loan report

An article featured on JDSupra.com highlighted Professor Hawkins’s comments to American Banker regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s data and characterization of auto title loan borrowers and rates of repossession.

CFPB Data on Auto Title Loans Is Flawed, Academics Say

American Banker quoted Professor Hawkins discussing the statistics and legal treatment of automobile repossession. 

18 Insurance CIO Must-Reads: Man’s Search for Meaning

The Insurance Networking News’ website included Viktor E. Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning (Beacon Press, Boston, 2006), among its “18 Insurance CIO Must-reads.” Professor Winslade authored the afterword for this title.

UHD to buy downtown land to expand campus

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article in the Houston Business Journal, commenting on the University of Houston – Downtown’s plans to buy acreage adjacent to its existing campus, which will increase its footprint by 74 percent.

“Red, White and Blue” program

Professor Rave was a guest on Houston Public Media’s “Red, White and Blue” program.  He discussed cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this term and the impact of Justice Scalia’s death on the Court.

Texas, US Justice Department Clash In Appeals Court Over Voter ID Law

Professor Linzer was interviewed by Houston Public Media regarding the Texas voter ID law case that is currently before the Fifth Circuit.

Texan Asks High Court For 2nd Try To Prove US Birth

Law360 reported that Professor Geoffrey Hoffman is representing David Sanchez in his appeal of a Fifth Circuit ruling denying his U.S. citizenship. 

Walls Closing In On Obamacare Lawlessness

Professor Chandler was quoted in an article on the Forbes website regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ diversion of tax revenue to the Transitional Reinsurance Program, which a legal opinion letter by Boyden Gray argues is a violation of the Affordable Care Act.

2016 Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference - Day 1

Dean Baynes gave the keynote address at the 2016 Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, “Confronting the Violence of Our Times,” hosted by Touro Law Center and St. John's University School of Law's Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights. Dean Baynes spoke on the topic of “Inclusive Academic Leadership: A Journey from Queens to Houston.”

Patients File HIPAA Complaint Against Myriad Genetics for Withholding Variant Data

GenomeWeb quoted Professor Evans discussing patient privacy rights and health record access under current HIPAA rules and policies.

University of Houston: No Change To Campus Carry Policies That Start In August

Houston Public Media quoted Dean Burke writing about the efforts of the Campus Carry Work Group to draft a campus carry policy for the UH system.

FCC sees broadband improving patient access to behavioral care

Health Data Management quoted Dean Baynes discussing how telemedicine could benefit populations in need of increased access to mental health services. 

Hatch Pushes Corporate Integration Despite Revenue Concerns

An article reported by the Daily Tax Report and available on Bloomberg BNA’s website included Professor Wells’ comments from his testimony before the Senate Finance Committee on May 17.

FCC brings ‘Broadband for All’ message to UH

Dean Baynes was interviewed by CW39 (Houston)’s Newsfix and was quoted in an article available on the station’s website, commenting on the importance of connecting technology with healthcare. The news story reported on the FCC's Connect2Health Task Force conference on broadband-enabled health technologies that was held at the University of Houston Law Center.

Rob Curran: The sad corrido of Izzy Torres and the brutal deportation of Mexican immigrants

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was quoted in an article on the Dallas Morning News website regarding the broad definition of high-priority deportation cases and why deportation is punitive. 

Senate Mulls Allowing Corporations to Deduct Dividends

Professor Wells testified yesterday before the Senate Finance Committee at a hearing on “Integrating the Corporate and Individual Tax Systems: The Dividends Paid Deduction Considered.” (Professor Wells’ testimony begins at 59:25). 

Everything That’s Wrong With Legal Education — According To Law School Deans

Dean Baynes was quoted in an article on the Above the Law website regarding problems related to law school scholarships.  The article discusses a recent Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference panel discussion regarding the problems with legal education, which Dean Baynes participated in last week.

Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban: Unravelling Our American Immigration Jurisprudence

ILW.com published an article by Professor Geoffrey Hoffman about Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States.

Commentary: Limits on arbitration clauses are step in right direction

The Austin American-Statesman published an op-ed by Professor Hawkins and Professor Rave regarding limits on arbitration clauses.

Plaintiffs Argue Against Quest, Athena's Motion to Dismiss Negligence Case

Professor Evans was quoted in a GenomeWeb article regarding a wrongful death suit against Quest Diagnostics and its subsidiary Athena Diagnostics.

Dozens of bikers gather outside Waco courthouse a year after shootout that left nine dead to protest 'unfair' prosecutions

Professor Thompson was quoted in a Daily Mail article regarding a demonstration outside the McLennan County courthouse in Waco, Texas on the anniversary of the shootout that led to criminal charges against over 150 bikers.

Decisión de Suprema Corte en DAPA-DACA daría también más autoridad a un futuro presidente Trump

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was quoted extensively in a an article published in La Opinión (Los Angeles). Professor Hoffman comments on Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to “ban” Muslims from entering the United States.

The Impact of Judge Collyer's Ruling In House v. Burwell

Professor Chandler authored a blog on the Forbes website regarding U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer’s ruling in House v. Burwell, finding that Congress never appropriated the taxpayer money that the executive branch has delivered to insurers through the ACA’s cost sharing reduction program.

Help for female immigrants fleeing violence is this lawyer’s calling

The Christian Science Monitor profiled Adjunct Professor Anne Chandler’s work providing legal assistance to female immigrants.

El Chapo could use appeals process to negotiate terms of his extradition to U.S.

Adjunct Professor Ignacio Pinto-Leon was quoted in an article on the Fusion website regarding the possible extradition of Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to the United States.

Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban: Unravelling Our American Immigration Jurisprudence by Geoffrey A. Hoffman

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman authored a post that was published on the ImmigrationProf Blog, discussing Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to “ban” Muslims from entering the United States.

Here’s How New Regulations Deter Corporate Tax Inversions

Professor Wells was quoted in an article on the Association for Financial Professionals website regarding the Treasury’s new rules on tax inversions.  

Law Schools at UT-Austin and University of Houston Offer First Courses on Eminent Domain Law

A press release on the PR Newswire website indicates that Adjunct Professor Justin Hodge will be teaching a new course on eminent domain law at the UHLC this fall.  The press release indicates that it will be one of the state’s first courses on the topic.  

New Report Suggests Massive Insurer Losses In 2015 On Obamacare As Health Care Spending Explodes

An op-ed on the Forbes website discusses Professor Chandler’s ACA Death Spiral blog post regarding a decrease in the number of preferred provider organization plans offered under Obamacare

149 Deans Back Arizona Law School's Use of GRE Scores

The National Law Journal reported that 149 law school deans signed a letter in support of the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona, which the LSAC has threatened to expel for considering the GRE in addition to the LSAT for admissions decisions. Dean Baynes is a signer of the letter.

Bush: On flying while Muslim

The Austin-American Statesman published an op-ed written by Professor Bush on the profiling of Muslim airline passengers.

ObamaCare Insurers Sue for Taxpayer Bailouts

An article available on the New American’s website included an excerpt of Professor Chandler’s Forbes op-ed piece regarding a class action lawsuit brought by a failed health insurer in Oregon against the United States over the federal Risk Corridors program.

UHLC Health Law & Policy Institute teams up with Connect2HealthFCC task force at May 18 conference to discuss how broadband technology can help improve mental health care

The press release announcing the UHLC Health Law & Policy Institute’s conference, "Broadband Prescriptions for Mental Health," to be held May 18, was available on SYS-Con Media’s website. Dean Baynes is mentioned as one of the speakers and Professor Allison Winnike commented on the conference in the press release.

Oldest inmate on death row buried without family, friends

Professor Dow’s representation of Jack Harry Smith was mentioned in an article that appeared in the San Antonio Express-News. Mr. Smith was the oldest inmate alive on Texas’ death row before he died of natural causes in April.

Law School Deans Say Job Market Improving for Law Grads

Dean Baynes was quoted in a Texas Lawyer article regarding the current job market and employment prospects for new law school graduates.

House Encryption Working Group Releases Roadmap

The Lexology website reported that the Health Law and Policy Institute will host a conference on “Broadband Prescriptions for Mental Health” on May 18. Dean Baynes will be a featured speaker at the conference.

EXCLUSIVE: Oxford Union Trinity term-card

The Cherwell website reported that Professor Evans will participate in an Oxford Union debate regarding the manipulation of human DNA.

Overcrowded jail: New money will be spent on old ideas for reducing the jail population

Professor Thompson was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article on the overcrowded jail in Harris County and some ideas to reducing the jail population.

Nearly one-fourth of Texas law grads are unemployed or underemployed

In an article on the employment of recent graduates, Dallas Morning News reports that UHLC successfully placed 80 percent of our most recent alumni in full-time, long-term lawyer positions or other professional jobs 10 months after graduation. Assistant Dean Allison Regan was quoted.

Waterboarding Is Decidedly and Manifestly Torture

Professor Paust authored an op-ed on the JURIST website regarding how waterboarding is a form of torture.

Permanent ACA Risk Adjustment Is Permanently Messed Up

Professor Chandler authored an op-ed on the Forbes website regarding the flaws in the Affordable Care Act’s Risk Adjustment system.

Court backs railway for rejecting man for his weight

Professor Roberts was quoted in an article reported by the Weatherford Democrat, commenting on whether obesity qualifies as a disability.

Court backs railway for rejecting man because of his weight

Professor Roberts was quoted by Mineral Wells Index  in a news report on an Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals case concerning if obesity qualifies as a disability.

America's Largest Health Insurer Bails on Obamacare

A post from Professor Seth Chandler's ACA Death Spiral blog was quoted in an article on the Weekly Standard website regarding UnitedHealthcare's decision to pull out of almost all of the Obamacare exchanges. 

Mexican official to explain liberalization of his country's energy policies during UHLC lecture

Professors Wells and Zamora were quoted in a press release regarding an upcoming lecture co-sponsored by the Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Center and the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law on April 19. The lecture will feature Dr. César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa, undersecretary of electricity of the Mexican Ministry of Energy.

What CMS Administrator Andrew Slavitt Should Tell Congress This Friday

Professor Chandler authored an op-ed on the Forbes website regarding what CMS Acting Administrator Andrew Slavitt should say when he testifies before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations this week concerning allegations of lawless implementation of the Transitional Reinsurance program that is part of Obamacare.

As the Liquefied Natural Gas Market Heats Up, RedVector Releases a New LNG Training Series

RedVector LLC issued a press release about its new Liquefied Natural Gas Training Course Series that advertised the series as being developed by Professor Sakmar.

Do corporate wellness programs improve well-being?

The Washington Post reports that Professor Roberts will be one of the speakers at a CLE conference on corporate wellness programs at Case Western Reserve University School of Law on April 15.

Legal expert calls sup[p]ression of autism film by Houston mayor "censorship"

Fox Channel 26 interviewed Professor Linzer regarding the mayor of Houston’s censorship of the documentary "Vaxxed" at the Houston International Film Festival.

With $3.5B fee, a Halliburton-Baker Hughes breakup would be costly to do

Professor Bush was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article about the possibility that Halliburton Co. may pay some of the largest breakup fees in U.S. corporate history now that regulators have sued to block its deal to buy Baker Hughes.

Legal powerhouses and judges kick up their heels at University of Houston Law Center gala

CultureMap Houston reported on the Law Center’s 40th annual gala, “Texas Under the Stars.” The article reports on many of the event’s honorees and attendees, including Professor Joyce. The article notes that Dean Baynes presided over the event and he is featured in a photo with Jim Roach, the 2016 Dean’s Award Winner.

Beyond Foiling Pfizer, U.S Aims at Intra-Company Loans `Fiction'

Professor Wells was quoted in a Bloomberg News article regarding the U.S. Treasury’s new regulations and their impact on earning stripping transactions beyond inversions.

New Tax Rules on Inversion Deals Are Met With Protest

The National Association of Corporate Directors quoted Professor Wells as quoted by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer noting that corporations still have incentives to pursue tax inversions despite recent restrictions on inversion agreements.

Tax Inversion: How U.S. Companies Buy Tax Breaks

Professor Wells’ law review article, Cant and the Inconvenient Truth About Corporate Inversions, was listed as recommended reading in a Bloomberg View article regarding corporate inversions.

Pfizer-Allergan Deal Scrapped Due to New US Tax Inversion Rules

Professor Wells’ comments to the Associated Press regarding the new corporate inversion regulations were quoted in an article that appeared on the Jobs & Hire website.

Inversion Rules Won't Stop Some Kinds of Deals

Professor Wells was quoted extensively in an article published in the Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report. He comments on the new corporate inversion regulations and their potential effect on earnings stripping transactions.

Experts expect corporate tax inversions to survive new rules

Professor Wells was quoted in an Associated Press article regarding the U.S. Treasury's new corporate inversion regulations and whether the more limited tax benefits will discourage such mergers in the future. The article was published by numerous news outlets including the Houston Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, and Yahoo News.

Terrified bikers crawl to safety and flinch when shots ring out in new video of Waco biker gang shootout that left nine dead

The Daily Mail republished portions of an Associated Press article containing quotes from Professor Thompson. She commented on indictments related to the May 15 shooting at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco.

Would a City-County Merger Jeopardize Progress at Houston's New and Improved Crime Lab?

Professor Thompson was quoted extensively in a Houston Press article regarding the proposed merger of the Houston and Harris County crime labs and its potential impact on the independence of the Houston Forensic Science Center.

Scholars Academy to Host Annual Student Research Conference

The UHD news website reports that Professor Olivas, as interim President of the University of Houston-Downtown, will deliver opening remarks at the UHD Scholar’s Academy Annual Student Research Conference on Friday, April 8.

Community Engagement Breakfast Honors Mayor Sylvester Turner

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article on the UHD Skyline website regarding the recent Community Engagement Breakfast hosted by the University of Houston-Downtown to recognize Mayor Sylvester Turner. Professor Olivas, in his role as interim President of UHD, remarked on Mayor Turner’s contributions to the school.

Diversity in the General Counsel's Office: Interview with Dianne Ralston; Risky Business

Adjunct professor Ryan McConnell wrote an article published on the Corporate Counsel website regarding the role of General Counsel. Professor McConnell interviews UHLC alumna Dianne Ralston (Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary at FMC Technologies) for her perspective.

FDA Panel Outlines Hub For Medical Device Data

A Law360 article noted that a University of Houston Law Center faculty member (Professor Evans) serves a member of National Medical Device Evaluation System Planning Board. The news of the report from the board was also featured on the Legal Reader website.

Olivas Moderates Debate about Paying College Athletes

An article on the UHD Skyline website reported on the recent debate, Is College Sport Broken?, hosted by the Law Center. The article notes that Dean Baynes delivered welcoming remarks at the event and that the debate was moderated by Professor Olivas.

Oil-Rich University Aims to Unlock More Wealth From Shale Acres

Professor Wells was quoted in a Bloomberg article regarding an attempt by the University of Texas to renegotiate some of the terms in oil leases it signed decades ago. 

The 2016 Texas Legal Scholars Workshop

A post on the SMU Dedman School of Law website announced that the Law Center will co-sponsor the 2016 Texas Legal Scholars Workshop, which will be held at SMU. Professor Moll was listed as a contact for further information on the workshop. The announcement was also featured on the PrawfsBlawg website.

How reliable is eyewitness testimony?

Professor Thompson was interviewed by MPR News for a story on the reliability of eyewitness testimony.

Supreme Court Upholds Texas “1 Person, 1 Vote” Standard For Electoral Districts

Houston Public Media interviewed Professor Linzer for a story on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision regarding Texas’ law for creating electoral districts.

University of Houston Law Center workshop to explore preparations for control of Zika virus

A PRNewswire press release announced that the Health Law and Policy Institute will host a workshop at the Law Center regarding preparations for the Zika virus. Professors Roberts and Winnike were quoted in the press release.

How Much Is Enough When It Comes To Spending On Border Security In Texas?

Professor Zamora was interviewed by Houston Public Media, commenting on the focus on border security by Texas lawmakers.

Obama Commutes Sentences of 61 Federal Drug Offenders

Professor Thompson was interviewed by Houston Public Media regarding President Obama’s decision to commute the sentences of 61 federal drug offenders, which comes as part of an ongoing effort to reform the criminal justice system.

Judge Orders Revamp of Texas Foster Care System to Continue

Professor Marrus was interviewed by Houston Matters regarding the legal implications of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to deny an attempt by the State of Texas to pause a revamp of its foster care system.

NB residents among those named in Waco shooting indictments

The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung republished portions of an Associated Press article containing quotes from Professor Thompson. She commented on indictments related to the May 15 shooting at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco.

Obituary of Professor Ira B. Shepard

An obituary for Professor Shepard appeared in the Houston Chronicle

The Price of Admission

Professor Olivas was quoted in a Texas Tribune article regarding the Top Ten Percent Rule for college admissions in Texas

Death Of Ira Shepard

Professor Emeritus Ira Shepard was memorialized by his friend and co-author Marty McMahon (University of Florida) in a post on the TaxProfBlog.

Michael Olivas: Interim President

The American Law Institute’s news blog reported on Professor Michael A. Olivas’ appointment as interim president of the University of Houston-Downtown. 

Register now for the People’s Law School

The Texas Examiner published a notice written by Professor Alderman advertising the People’s Law School program that will be hosted at UHLC next week by the Center for Consumer Law.

Speaker Paul Ryan Should Intervene Right Now In Risk Corridor Class Action

Professor Chandler authored an op-ed on the Forbes website urging House Speaker Paul Ryan to intervene in a class action lawsuit brought by a failed health insurer in Oregon against the United States over the federal “Risk Corridors” program.  Professor Chandler discusses why the lawsuit has serious implications for the doctrine of separation of powers. 

Four dozen more bikers indicted in shootout inside Texas restaurant that left nine dead

Professor Thompson was quoted in an Associated Press article regarding the indictment of 48 additional bikers in connection with a May 2015 shootout outside a Waco restaurant. Professor Thompson comments on what proof prosecutors need to obtain convictions on the basis of criminal conspiracy. 

The March Madness Compliance Risk Assessment Bracket

Adjunct professors Ryan McConnell and Meagan Baker published an article regarding risk assessment on the Corporate Counsel website.

California puts treatment centers on notice

Visiting scholar Melissa Hamilton was quoted extensively in an article on the Behavioral Healthcare website regarding a murder case against an addiction treatment facility in California. 

Ohio: Legal Issues for Authors

A Cuyahoga County new release announced that Professor Lipton will be giving a guest lecture, “Legal Issues for Authors,” at the Cuyahoga County Public Library on March 23.

CRS: Obamacare Payments To Insurance Companies “would appear to be in conflict with a plain reading” of the law 

Josh Blackman’s Blog noted that in January Seth Chandler identified what seems to be an illegal practice of the federal government raiding the U.S. Treasury and redistributing funds to suffering insurance companies.

UH Gathers More Feedback On Campus Carry Plan 

A photograph of Dean Burke and other members of the UH campus carry work group (from a recent UH campus carry open forum) appeared in an article on Houston Public Media’s website. The article discussed the UH campus carry draft policy.

Haynes and Boone Partner Michael J. Mazzone Honored by Texas Bar Foundation

Former adjunct professor Michael J. Mazzone has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation, according to a PRNewswire press release.

Hillary Clinton revives the public option -- but as an experiment 

Forbes published an op-ed by Professor Chandler discussing the potential consequences of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s proposed plan to add a public option to the Affordable Care Act.

What happens to legal case now that McClendon is dead?

CNBC quoted Professor Bush on the end of a criminal bid-rigging case against a deceased defendant, as well as on the treatment of white-collar criminal defendants in general.

Think Before You Lease 

Cooglife quoted Professor Alderman giving advice to prospective renters interested in leasing apartments.

Feds move to dismiss McClendon indictment

A story on the Examiner Gazette website featured a quote from Professor Bush that was originally published in a CNBC story on March 3. Professor Bush commented on the indictment against former Chesapeake Energy chief executive Aubrey McClendon, who recently died. 

Immigration Judges, Mental Gymnastics, Cognitive Dissonance, and the Necessity for Appointed Counsel

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman authored a post that was published on the ImmigrationProf Blog. Professor Hoffman calls on the Executive Office of Immigration Review to reform adjudication of removal proceedings, particularly with respect to infants and young children who are deported without representation or due process.

Experts Weigh In On Judge Weil Deposition Controversy

LexisNexis Legal News Room: Immigration Law quoted from Professor Geoffrey Hoffman’s call for reform of removal proceedings that was originally published yesterday on the ImmigrationProf Blog.

Families struggle to get refunds from financial college assistance firm

Texas Consumer Complaint Center Director David Tiede was interviewed by KTRK-TV for a story about two families seeking refunds from a college financial assistance firm.

NAACP President Cornell Williams Brooks will address racial profiling as guest speaker of the Yale L. Rosenberg Lecture at UH Law Center 

PR Newswire reports that NAACP President and CEO Cornell Williams Brooks will be the featured speaker of the Yale L. Rosenberg Lecture at the University of Houston Law Center. In conjunction with the lecture, the Law Center electronically published Rosenberg's book, "Comparative American and Talmudic Criminal Law", co-authored by Yale and his wife Professor Irene Merker Rosenberg. Both Law Center Professor Emerita Laura Oren and Professor Ellen Marrus, co-compilers of the Rosenberg book, were quoted in the report. 

Thomas Takes Over Fifth Circuit Duties from Scalia

Professor Dow was quoted in a National Law Review article regarding the assignment of some of the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s supervisory duties over the Fifth Circuit to Justice Clarence Thomas. Professor Dow comments on Justice Scalia’s handling of emergency applications during his supervision of the Fifth Circuit.

2016 IFA USA Annual Conference Agenda

The International Fiscal Association published the agenda for its US branch’s annual conference, including a notice that Professor Wells spoke yesterday as part of a panel on foreign tax credit developments. 

Law Center, CLASS partner to host 2016 presidential campaign analysis conference

The Daily Cougar quoted Dean Baynes’ discussion of primary debate structure and viewership in its coverage of Tuesday’s presidential campaign analysis conference.

VIDEO: Susan Sakmar on CERAWeek and LNG Exports

Adjunct professor Susan Sakmar was interviewed by the Fuse regarding the implications of LNG exports for the U.S. and global gas markets. 

Bershidsky: In pro-gun Texas, a candidate needs firepower

Professor Rave was mentioned in an article available on the Chicago Tribune’s website, commenting on whether the Supreme Court will overturn the District of Columbia vs. Heller ruling that affirmed individual gun ownership.

Exonerated Texas Death Row Inmate Alfred Brown Asks State For Compensation

Visiting scholar Melissa Hamilton was interviewed by Houston Public Media regarding a request for compensation filed by Alfred Dewayne Brown, who was exonerated of killing a Houston police officer last year. 

Some Texas professors warn guns in classes threaten free speech

Dean Burke was interviewed for a news story that aired on CBS This Morning, regarding the implementation of the Texas campus carry law at the University of Houston. 

Obama sends plans to Congress to shut down Guantanamo

Professor Paust was quoted in an article on the Texas A&M Battalion website regarding President Obama’s recently announced plan to close Guantanamo Bay. 

Interim President to Host Meet-and-Greet Forums for Staff, Faculty

The University of Houston-Downtown has announced on its Skyline News website that Professor Olivas, interim president of UHD, will host meet-and-greet forums for staff and faculty on Monday, Feb. 29, in the UH-Downtown Welcome Center, Milam Room (GSB 307).

The Supreme Court Suspends Obama's Clean Power Plan: Changing The Law On Staying Put

Professor Hester authored a post available on Forbes.com, discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to stay implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan rules.

The Myth that Scalia Matters

Professor Dow authored an op-ed regarding Justice Scalia available on Beacon Broadside’s website. An excerpt from Professor Dow’s op-ed was included in an article available on SouthCoastToday.com.

Controversial law charges people with murder for death at others' hand

Professor Crump was quoted in an article available on the Chicago Tribune’s website, commenting on Illinois’ felony murder statute.

Obama is looting the Treasury to pay off insurers

Professor Chandler was quoted in a New York Post op-ed regarding the Affordable Care Act and the use of funds from reinsurance fees. 

Rule of Law Changes Needed to Ensure Mexico Energy Reform Success

An article on Rigszone.com included Professor Zamora’s comments from the  "The Rule of Law and Mexico’s Energy Reform" event at Rice University, held on February 11, 2016, where experts shared their findings from more than a year-long research project to examine the changes in the rule of law needed to allow energy reform to succeed.

UH Professors Will Analyze Issues Presented by the 2016 Presidential Election | UH Law Center, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences host 'Super Tuesday' symposium in advance of Republican candidates' debate on campus.

A press release announced that the University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) will host the conference "Super Tuesday: Analyzing the 2016 Presidential Election" on Feb. 23. The press release quotes Dean Baynes and announces that he will participate in a panel discussion on "Presidential Politics & Policy". Dean Burke will moderate all three panels, Professors Chandler and Rave will participate in the panel discussion on "Supreme Court & Economic Implications of Presidential Elections," and Adjunct Professor Ignacio Pinto-Leon will participate in the panel discussion on "Presidential Elections & Latino Politics in the U.S."

Obama Won't Appoint Scalia Replacement While Senate Is Out This Week Feb 17 2016 by Billy Solomon Greater Patchogue News

An article available on GreaterPatchoguenews.com included a quote from Professor Linzer’s interview with KPRC (NBC 2-Houston), regarding the impact that Justice Scalia’s death could have on two Texas cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Health warning: Your company’s obsession with “wellness” may not be good for your career 

Professor Roberts was quoted by Quartz on the privacy of medical data and the lack of legal barriers to employers using this data to make employment decisions.

Attorney In Term Limit Lawsuit: Houston’s Motion To Dismiss Is Based On Lies

Professor Rave was interviewed by Houston Public Media regarding an amendment to Houston’s city charter that changed the term limits for elected officials.

Cruz hits Trump over possible Supreme Court nominee

Professor Linzer was featured in a story on the Nano News website.

Justice Scalia's death may tip scale in 2 major Texas court cases

Professor Linzer was interviewed by KPRC-TV regarding the impact that Justice Scalia’s death could have on two Texas cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. 

UHLC 2015 Immigration Clinic Newsletter

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom posted a link to the UHLC Immigration Clinic’s 2015 newsletter.

Texas Will Allow Immigrant Detention Centers Apply For A License To Remain Open

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was quoted in a Houston Public Media Story regarding two Texas immigrant detention centers that are applying for licenses to remain open.

Texas AG's Gay Marriage Ethics Row Breaks New Ground

Professor Schuwerk was quoted extensively in a Law360 article regarding an ethics investigation into Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s public comments and advisory opinion on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.

Lawyers, Advocates and International Scholars Discuss Immigrant Worker Licensing

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article published in The Chronicle of Higher Education regarding the impact of Justice Scalia’s absence from the Supreme Court on both the outcome of Fisher v. United States and the future of affirmative action.

Antonin Scalia’s Death Probably Won’t Affect ‘Fisher,’ but It Could Change the Future of Affirmative Action

Professor Olivas was the featured speaker at a legal workshop on “State Occupational and Professional Licensing, Employment and Immigration Status”, hosted by Latino Justice.

University of Houston-Downtown names interim president, former leader gets new role

The Houston Business Journal reported on Professor Olivas being named interim president of the University of Houston-Downtown.

Texas Leaders: Supreme Court Stay On Obama’s Clean Power Plan Is A Victory

Houston Public Media quoted Professor Hester discussing how the Supreme Court’s stay of the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan has created uncertainty for utilities.

Immigration advocates to convert US green card holders to voters

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article commenting on the “New American Democracy Campaign’s” goal of persuading two million U.S. green card holders to become U.S. citizens who can vote in the November 8, 2016 general election.

Campus carry work group to release first draft early this month

Associate Dean Burke was quoted in an article on The Cougar website regarding the efforts of the Campus Carry Work Group to draft a campus-wide concealed handgun policy.  The article reports that the first draft of the policy will be released this month.

Cold cases could be solved thanks to grant for SHSU researchers

Offthekuff.com quoted Professor Thompson from an interview with the Houston Chronicle discussing Texas’ review of old cases that used outdated DNA tests.

More on DNA mixtures

Professor Thompson was interviewed for a KBTX Bryan/College Station news segment regarding a grant received by Sam Houston State University to develop massively parallel sequencing. Professor Thompson comments on how development of this technology could improve forensic DNA analysis.

Using the Talent Code to Unlock Effective Training

Corporate Counsel published an article coauthored by Adjunct Professors Ryan McConnell and Stephanie Bustamante about how principles from the book The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle can be applied to compliance training programs.

UT's plan to pick top leaders draws flak

Mineral Wells Index quoted Professor Turner opining that the University of Texas’ new “Rooney Rule” for employment interviews does not violate the Civil Rights Act.

Education Law Expert Tapped As University of Houston Interim President

The National Law Journal reported on Professor Olivas’ appointment as interim president of UH-Downtown.

Activist Behind Planned Parenthood Video Offered Probation

ABC News quoted visiting scholar Melissa Hamilton discussing the motivation for the makers of recent undercover Planned Parenthood videos to reject a plea bargain.

The Law of Rock n Roll: Hitting the Campaign Trail

An article available on NHPR (New Hampshire Public Radio)’s website referred to Professor Olivas’ “Law of Rock-n-Roll series” audio clip, “Class 17: Hitting the Campaign Trail,” available on PRX.org. This clip, which is available at https://beta.prx.org/stories/135612, discusses some of the most famous cease and desist cases that involve political candidates playing songs without permission. 

UHS CHANCELLOR KHATOR NAMES INTERIM PRESIDENT OF UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-DOWNTOWN

The press release announcing Professor Olivas’ appointment as the interim president of University of Houston-Downtown (UHD), was distributed by HT Syndication and available from Westlaw.

UT’s ‘trojan horse’ shouldn’t scare UH

An editorial on The Cougar website also discusses Professor Michael Olivas’ comments describing the UT System’s expansion in Houston as a Trojan horse.

Alumni Association’s petition gains momentum, requests call to action

Professor Olivas’ comments at the UH Board of Regents meeting last November regarding the University of Texas System’s expansion in Houston were quoted in an article on The Cougar website regarding the UH Alumni Association’s petition opposing the expansion.

Risk Management: Cultivating ‘Superforecasters’

An article on the Ethisphere website regarding the use of superforecasters in compliance departments quotes the recent Corporate Counsel article co-authored by Adjunct Professor Ryan McConnell on conducting effective risk assessments.

Thirteen Partners Join New Orrick Houston Office

UHLC Adjunct Professor Jeffrey Johnson has joined the new Houston office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, according to a press release on the IPWatchdog.com website.

Why Colleges Hide Behind This One Privacy Law All The Time

Professor Olivas was quoted in a Huffington Post article regarding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

Commentary: The Trojan horse of driver’s license politics

The Santa Fe New Mexican published an op-ed by Professor Olivas regarding efforts by GOP leaders in New Mexico to repeal the state driver’s license law.

Geoffrey Hoffman on a Victory for Cornell Law School Clinicals

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman wrote a post on the ImmigrationProf Blog regarding three interlocutory appeals of denials of law student appearances that were successfully granted by the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Leader behind Planned Parenthood videos indicted

An article reported by Sinema Blaze (available at CinemaBlaze.com) included comments from visiting scholar Melissa Hamilton in an interview with Voice of America, regarding the grand jury’s decision to indict two activists from the Center for Medical Progress.

Advocates fight the clock to convert green card holders into voters

Mineral Wells Index quoted Professor Olivas concerning the practicality of an initiative by pro-immigrant advocates hoping to turn two million green card-holders into voting citizens by Election Day.

Houston Grand Jury Indictments Renew Abortion Debate

Visiting Scholar Melissa Hamilton was also quoted in a Voice of America article regarding the grand jury’s decision to indict two activists from the Center for Medical Progress.

New ALI Members

A post on The Faculty Lounge blog noted Professor Barbara Evans election as a new member of the American Law Institute.  

How to Engage the Business to Forecast Compliance Risk

Adjunct Professor Ryan McConnell co-wrote an article on the Corporate Counsel website regarding the use of risk assessment in a company’s compliance program.

From the Bookshelves: The Law and Higher Education: Cases and Materials on Colleges in Court, Fourth Edition by Michael A. Olivas and Amy Gajda

An article on the ImmigrationProf Blog announced the publication of the fourth edition of The Law and Higher Education: Cases and Materials on Colleges in Court, authored by Professor Olivas with Amy Gajda. The article notes that The Law of Higher Education is most established and widely adopted casebook in the field.

Risky business: fantasy sports only hurt your wallet

Professor Linzer was quoted in a Daily Cougar opinion piece about the legality of daily fantasy sports websites like Draftkings.com and Fanduel.com.

Five things to look forward to this week

Professor Chase will appear as a panelist at a January 27 program, “Social Justice: Then and Now.” The program, announced in Daily Cougar article, will address the factors that have shaped the landscape of social justice in urban communities and discuss how social justice efforts were viewed 50 years ago compared to today. The discussion will take place at the Student Center South Ballroom at 6:00 p.m.

Viewpoint: 'UT invasion of Houston' should be delayed until next year

Professor Olivas was quoted in an oped by Welcome Wilson Sr. in the Austin Business Journal, commenting on the University of Texas’ recent purchase of more than 300 acres in southwest Houston.

VW's Crisis Management Playbook: Lost In Translation

Adjunct Professor Ryan McConnell co-authored a Corporate Counsel article regarding Volkswagen’s handling of the recent scandal.

University of Texas takes first major step in Houston expansion plan

An article on the Houston Business Journal website regarding the University of Texas’ recent purchase of more than 300 acres in southwest Houston mentions comments that Professor Michael Olivas made to the Houston Chronicle in November 2015 regarding the legality of UT’s plan.

The U.S. Supreme Court Will Review Texas’ Challenge to DACA And DAPA

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was also interviewed by Houston Public Media regarding the Supreme Court’s review of President Obama’s executive action on immigration.  Professor Hoffman explains that the oral argument will take place in April and the Court should reach a decision by the end of June.

Supreme Court sets election-year clash on immigration

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was interviewed by KPRC regarding the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will review President Obama’s executive action on immigration.  Professor Hoffman comments that many people are waiting to see what happens with the case before they seek legal advice or take action.

On the Ropes

The Weekly Standard quoted Professor Chandler noting that none of last year’s PPO or POS insurance plans remain available on the Affordable Care Act exchanges in Houston.

Kate del Castillo y su amigo Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán

Adjunct Professor Ignacio Pinto-Leon was quoted in an article reported by La Voz de Houston, commenting on whether Sean Penn’s interview with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman may result in criminal liability.

Sean Penn: The Legal and Ethical Repercussions He Faces After El Chapo Interview

Adjunct Professor Ignacio Pinto-Leon was quoted in an article available on Variety.com, commenting on whether Sean Penn’s interview with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman may result in criminal liability.

ProfNet Experts Available on 'El Chapo' Extradition, Child Abuse, Bill Cosby, More

A press release distributed by PRNewswire mentioned Professor Paust as an expert available to discuss the extradition process of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Would Banning Guns in Dorms Violate the New Campus Carry Law?

Dean Burke was interviewed by Houston Matters, commenting on how the state’s new campus carry law will be implemented at the University of Houston.

The ethics of Sean Penn’s interview with ‘El Chapo’ and the political will for extradition

Professor Paust and adjunct professor Ignacio Pinto-Leon appeared on KPCC radio’s AirTalk to discuss the legal and ethical implications of Sean Penn’s interview with Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Tainted Evidence: Mexico’s Surprising Answer to Crime-Lab Corruption

Professor Thompson was quoted extensively in a Houston Press article about a proposed pilot program that would provide criminal defendants detained in Harris County with representation at their initial bail hearings.

Bail Hearings: Where Prosecutors and Magistrates Ensure Defenseless People Stay in Jail

Professor Thompson was quoted in an Ozy Media online magazine article contrasting the traditionally law enforcement controlled forensic units in the United States with the independent forensic units found in Jalisco, Mexico.

Texas Universities Likely to Allow Guns in Classrooms

Dean Burke, chair of the UH campus carry work group, was quoted in a Texas Tribune article regarding the development of proposed rules for concealed handgun license holders to carry guns on campus.

Sophie Feal: Law School Clinics, Legal Services Organizations in Action

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was mentioned in a blog post on the ImmigrationProf blog, which reports that two of Cornell Law School’s clinics, the LGBT Advocacy Clinic and the Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic, filed motions with the immigration court in Buffalo, New York requesting that law student interns be permitted to represent three clients in removal proceedings. An immigration judge denied all three motions and three interlocutory appeals were filed in response. Professor Hoffman authored an amicus brief in support of all three interlocutory appeals.

TransCanada sues over Keystone XL denial

Professor Rave was quoted in an article available on HoustonChronicle.com, commenting on TransCanada Corporation’s lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Houston arguing that President Barack Obama overstepped his constitutional authority when he declined to issue a cross-border permit for the project in November.

Looking Ahead: Law School Deans Outline Goals for 2016

An article in Texas Lawyer includes the comments of Dean Baynes regarding his top institutional goals for 2016. Texas Lawyer asked Dean Baynes as well as the deans of the University of Texas School of Law and Texas A&M University School of Law to list their top institutional goals for 2016.

From the website of the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative.

The website of the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative lists Professor Geoffrey Hoffman as a member of the group’s executive committee.

Health Law Events at AALS 2016

A post on the Medical Futility Blog listing health law events at the 2016 AALS Annual Meeting included Professor Jessica Mantel’s Tackling the Social Determinants of Health: A Central Role for Providers at the Works-In-Progress for New Health Law School Teachers on January 7, and Next Generation Sequencing, Precision Medicine, and the Future of Health Care on January 8 with Professor Barbara Evans as a featured speaker.

Legal Resources in Immigration and Higher Education: Data and Materials on Undocumented and ``DACA-mented'' Students

Bender’s Immigration Bulletin published Professor Michael A. Olivas’ “Legal Resources in Immigration and Higher Education: Data and Materials on Undocumented and ‘DACA-mented’ Students”  (21-1 Bender's Immigr. Bull. 02 (2016)).

 

 

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