UHLC in the News

KANW Presents an Evening of Entertainment Law with Dr.Michael Olivas, host of The Law of Rock and Roll

KANW Albuquerque Public Schools Radio announced that Professor Olivas will be hosting ‘an Evening of Entertainment Law’ tonight starting at 6:30pm.

‘Justice Nightmare’: 32 Years in Texas Prisons After Conviction Voided

The New York Times quoted Professor Dow discussing the criminal justice problems involved in the case of Texas inmate Jerry Hartfield.

2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture: “This Land is Whose Land?” by Marcilynn Burke

The Lewis and Clark Law School announced that Associate Dean Burke will deliver its 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture on January 23.

Conference: Critical Studies of Citizen Science in Biomedical Research: King’s College London (Strand Campus), 2 March 2017

The Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King's College London has announced that Professor Evans will deliver the keynote address at a conference on Citizen Science it is hosting on March 2.

Briefcase: Wells Fargo Whistleblowers

Dean Baynes interviewed Professor Kwok for a segment on Houston Public Media’s Briefcase regarding the role of whistleblowers and what protections they have. 

Kellen Zale, When Everything is Small: The Regulatory Challenge of Scale in the Sharing Economy, San Diego L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.

Jotwell reviewed When Everything is Small: The Regulatory Challenge of Scale in the Sharing Economy, a forthcoming article by Professor Zale.

‘Uncharted Waters’ for Higher Education in Trump Era

Professor Olivas was quoted in a Chronicle of Higher Education article regarding President-elect Trump’s policies on issues surrounding higher-education. Professor Olivas comments on steps Mr. Trump could take to weaken the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

High Court To Weigh Murky Crime-Of-Violence Definition

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was quoted in a Law360 article regarding whether or not part of the definition for a "crime of violence" is unconstitutionally vague when applied in immigration deportation cases. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on the issue in Lynch v. Dimaya this week.

New federal law offers consumer protection for negative online reviews

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram quoted Professor Emeritus Alderman discussing the effects and limits of the Consumer Review Fairness Act.

Austin crime lab bucked DNA standard for years, yet got passing grades

The Austin-American Statesman quoted Professor Thompson discussing difficulties faced by forensic laboratories.

With Trump in Power, Rep. Lamar Smith Is Pushing Bill to Cripple EPA

Professor Warren was quoted in an article available on HoustonPress.com commenting on Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX)’s bill, which would prohibit the EPA from “proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based on science that is not transparent or reproducible.”

Briefcase: Access to Justice

Dean Baynes interviewed Professor Knake for a segment on Houston Public Media’s Briefcase regarding the access to justice crisis.

The Trump Nominees and Affirmative Action

Professor Olivas was quoted in an Inside Higher Ed article regarding comments made by Senator Jeff Sessions about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Teaching Deliberately

Above the Law published a blog post on Professor Duncan’s article “Teaching Deliberately.”

Trump, Tillerson, NAFTA, Mexico And Oil Companies

Forbes published an article by Professor Julián Cárdenas García on U.S. oil investments in Mexico under the North American Free Trade Agreement. 


The Houston Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel announced that Dean Baynes and the UHLC Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center will host an event celebrating the career of Professor Weaver on January 31

Briefcase: Social Determinants to Health

Dean Baynes interviewed Professor Mantel for a segment on Houston Public Media's Briefcase regarding social determinants of health.  

Briefcase: Corporate Wellness Programs

Dean Baynes interviewed Professor Roberts for a segment on Houston Public Media's Briefcase regarding corporate wellness programs.

What Exactly is a Texas Common-Law Marriage?

Texas Standard interviewed Professor Oldham for a segment on common-law marriage in Texas.

KANW New Mexico Public Radio

The New Mexico State Bar's Bar Bulletin announced that Professor Olivas will present an evening of entertainment in conjunction with his radio program, The Law of Rock and Roll, and KANW New Mexico Public Radio on January 20. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at  Robertson & Sons Violin Shop Recital Hall in Albuquerque.

Justice Breyer and the Death Penalty

A letter to the editor by Professor Dow in response to ''Breyer Continues His Push Against the Death Penalty'' (New York Times news article, Dec. 13, 2016), about Justice Stephen G. Breyer's dissenting opinion in the case of Ronald B. Smith, was available on the New York Times' website.

National Biotechnology Panel Faces New Conflict of Interest Questions

A New York Times article listed Professor Evans among 13 men and women named to a panel of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine that will make recommendations to the White House on regulating the biotech industry.

Law Professor: Politics Play A Role In Harris County District Attorney's Office

Visiting Scholar Melissa Hamilton was interviewed by Houston Public Media regarding incoming Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg's plans to investigate at least three Harris County prosecutors for misuse of official information.

UHV offers community events during spring semester

Professor Olivas will be a speaker as a part of the UHV Provost's Lecture Series on April 4, 2017, according to an announcement on the Victoria Advocate's website. His presentation is titled "Colored Men and Hombres Aqui: Hernandez v. Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court and Edna, Texas."

AALS Law and Film Selections At This Year's Meeting @TheAALS @MacheteCine

Professor Olivas will moderate the discussion for "La Jaula de Oro," a film about Central American undocumented immigrants and their dangerous journey to the United States at this year's AALS meeting, according to an announcement reported by Concurring Opinions and available from Westlaw.

LNG's swirling sea: Export hopefuls face new year of global demand shifts

Visiting Professor Susan Sakmar was quoted extensively in a SNL Daily Gas Report article, commenting on the potential impact of the Trump Administration and anticipated legislation on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exports. She also discusses potential sources for LNG exports.

A Look Back at Harris County's Big Year in Criminal Justice — and Lawsuits

An article available on HoustonPress.com included comments by Professor Thompson that originally appeared in a Houston Press article last year. She discusses a proposed pilot program that would provide criminal defendants detained in Harris County with representation at their initial bail hearings.

12/28/16 Med. Futility Blog

Professor Zale will be moderating a panel on "Marijuana Law 2017: Federalism, Criminal Justice, and Health Care" at this year's AALS meeting according to an announcement on the Medical Futility blog and available from Westlaw.




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