Professor Olivas recently spoke at Temple University School of Law regarding “The Undocumented and the DACA-mented: Immigration, Higher Education, and DREAMs Deferred.”
Professor Olivas was quoted in an article on Courthouse News Service, commenting on the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs.
An article in the Texas Lawyer quotes Professor Moll’s recent testimony before the Texas House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee regarding a bill that clarifies that plaintiffs in a breach of contract lawsuit can seek attorney fees from individuals and all types of business entities.
Professor Lonny Hoffman’s 2011 congressional testimony concerning the 1983 amendment of Rule 11 was discussed in a press release from Alliance for Justice regarding a letter several organizations recently sent to the House Judiciary Committee urging its members to oppose the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act. Professor Hoffman’s testimony was also quoted in the letter.
An article in the Houston Chronicle regarding increased regulation of payday lenders discusses Professor Hawkins’ research regarding the differences between large and small lenders and his concern that rules outlined by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau push consumers to larger, more expensive lenders in Texas.
An article from the Austin American-Statesman discusses Professor David Dow’s temporary suspension from appearing before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and how it has ignited a growing protest from Texas attorneys who have rallied to his defense.
Professor Michael Olivas’ recent comments to Above the Law regarding Title IX and the Drexel University law professor who sent her students a link to a pornographic video were mentioned in a new article from Above the Law discussing how the reaction to the incident would be different if the professor had been a man.
Professor Paust was quoted in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article regarding a group of people charged with providing material support to overseas terrorists.
Professor Thompson and Professor Mantel co-authored an op-ed n the Austin American-Statesman about how Medicaid expansion in Texas could reduce the number of mentally ill people in jail, while bring relief to local and state taxpayers.
Professor Olivas will be speaking on Monday, April 13 at the Rockwell Pavilion regarding “How to Diversify the Top?” as part of the UH “Conversations with the President” series.
Professor Dow was discussed in a Texas Lawyer article regarding cases in which the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has found defense counsel in contempt for untimely filings of emergency requests for stays of execution. The article noted that The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has relented slightly by allowing Professor Dow to represent Robert Lynn Pruett, a convicted murderer scheduled for execution on April 28.
The New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association announced that Professor Olivas will deliver a CLE presentation entitled “Hernandez v. Texas - A Landmark Case for Mexican American Civil Rights.” The presentation will take place in Albuquerque on May 29.
Professor Olivas was quoted at length in an article on the Above the Law website regarding the investigation of a law professor at Drexel University who inadvertently sent her students a link to a pornographic video.
Professor Mantel and Professor Thompson published an op-ed in the Austin American-Statesman, urging that implementation by Texas of Medicaid expansion would keep many mentally ill individuals out of jail and would lower the cost to local communities and the state of providing health care to inmates.
A news release from American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers quoted Professor Olivas’ comments to Inside Higher Ed regarding in-state tuition rates for undocumented students.
Professor Olivas was quoted in a Courthouse News article discussing amici curiae filed in Texas v. United States. The case involves challenges to President Obama's immigrant amnesty programs. Professor Olivas joined 109 professors who on Monday urged the 5th Circuit to reverse Judge Hanen’s injunction.
Inside Higher Ed cited Professor Olivas’ research identifying the number of states that offer in-state tuition rates to undocumented students.
The Chronicle-Independent quoted Professor Dow discussing opposition to the death penalty.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram quoted Professor Alderman discussing considerations for buying legal insurance.
Professor Thompson was interviewed by KHOU regarding Houston crime data for the first quarter of this year that showed that police were investigating 73 homicides (compared to 46 homicides for the first quarter last year, an increase of 59%).
Houston Matters interviewed Professor Hester on how climate change affects Texas.
PR Newswire published a press release featuring Professor Thompson’s new book, Cops in Lab Coats. This item was picked up and published by multiple sources.
PR Newswire published a press release covering Professor Hawkins’ analysis of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s upcoming changes to ‘payday loan’ rules. This item was picked up and published by multiple sources.
Professor Thompson was interviewed by Fox 26 News regarding a proposed Texas bill that would abolish the "pick a pal" method of selecting Grand Juries.
Dean Baynes was quoted in the press release announcing UHLC alumna Star Jones’ visit to the Law Center on Tuesday, March 31. The release is available on PRNewswire.com and was published on YourExaminerNews.com
Professor Dow was quoted in a Desert Morning News (Salt Lake City) article about current public attitudes concerning the death penalty and the prevalence of wrongful convictions in capital cases.
Professor Alderman was quoted in a Consumer Reports article that appeared on the website of El Diario La Prensa, a Spanish-language newspaper published in New York. The article provides advice for consumers seeking appliance repairs.
he State Bar of Texas reported on UHLC’s upcoming People’s Law School on its blog. The article quoted Professor Alderman on the purpose of the program.
Courthouse News quoted Professor Linzer on the illegality of tracking a vehicle without a warrant. The same article quoted Professor Crump on the likelihood of this event resulting in a civil deposition.
The ABA Journal reports on the petition by over 250 lawyers to the Texas Supreme Court to overturn Professor Dow’s suspension.
Professor Alderman’s announcement regarding the People’s Law School (to be held Saturday, April 4), appeared in the Houston Chronicle.
Professor Thompson was interviewed by Houston’s Fox 26 for a story about the “pick a pal” system for selecting grand juries in Texas.
Texas Lawyer published an article about members of the legal community supporting Professor Dow’s petition to the Texas Supreme Court to have his suspension from the Court of Criminal Appeals reversed.
Professor Olivas appeared in the Law and Humanities blog discussing recent cases where criminal defendants’ rap lyrics have been used as evidence of confessions to crimes and the effect of these practices on freedom of speech.
Professor Olivas was quoted in an opinion piece appearing in the Orange County Register. The piece concerns the current financial struggles and competition for students in both undergraduate programs and law schools.
An op-ed by Professor Olivas appeared in the Houston Chronicle. Professor Olivas discusses recent cases where criminal defendants’ rap lyrics have been used as evidence of confessions to crimes and the effect of these practices on freedom of speech.
Professor Alderman was quoted in an article appearing in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The article discusses the prevalence of arbitration clauses in consumer contracts and Professor Alderman comments on how these clauses affect consumers.
Professor Olivas was quoted in an article available on KTRH (Houston-AM 780) News Radio’s website, regarding the projected increase in unaccompanied minors and others seeking to enter the United States in the coming months. Professor Olivas comments on the continued need for comprehensive immigration reform.
Professor Linzer was quoted in an article on Fox 26 News website, discussing the free speech rights of the student members of the University of Oklahoma’s chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity that were filmed leading a racist chant. Professor Linzer also appeared on the Fox 26 News morning show discussing the matter. No video of the interview is available at this time.
An article on Slate.com discusses Professor Dow’s temporary suspension from appearing before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and questions the reasoning behind court’s sanctions.
The Houston Forward Times reported on Dean Baynes’ participation in a panel discussion moderated by Soledad O’Brien on the continuing issues surrounding race and racism in America.
An op-ed in the Houston Chronicle discusses Professor Dow’s temporary suspension from appearing before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and how it calls into serious question whether Texas is following high standards of fairness and justice.
Dean Baynes attended the 18th Annual Table Talk Luncheon presented by the University of Houston’s Friends of Women’s Studies, according to an article in the Houston Chronicle.
Professor Alderman was mentioned in an article available on CourtHouseNews.com. Professor Alderman comments on a court case involving Josef Hatzenbuehler, a Texan who bought an "ancient pre-Christian Celtic cauldron made of gold" for $1.1 million claiming that the man (Jens Essig ) who allegedly found it at the bottom of a German lake has no rights to it.
Professor Mantel discussed the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act on the Texas Standard radio show.
Professor Janicke was quoted in an article on the American Bar Association website regarding a new book about Polaroid founder Edward Land
The Houston Press quoted Professor Turner in an article that discusses the ongoing negotiations between the United Steelworkers and Royal Dutch Shell over a new national contract for the oil refinery workers currently on strike. Professor Turner comments on the requirements of the National Labor Relations Act regarding these negotiations.
The Daily Cougar reported on Dean Baynes’ participation in a panel discussion moderated by Soledad O’Brien on the continuing issues surrounding being black in America.
Professor Olivas was quoted in a Courthouse News Service article regarding a Congressional impasse over immigration that could lead to a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security.
Professor Marrus was quoted in a Dallas Morning News article regarding the practice of charging juveniles as adults in criminal cases.
An article on the VT Digger website reported on Professor Dow’s review of the book Storytelling for Lawyers, by Philip N. Meyer. The review was published in volume 39 of the Vermont Law Review (39 Vt. L. Rev. 13).
The Huffington Post quotes an interview on capital punishment Professor Dow gave to The Nation.
An article by Professor Crump about the felony murder rule was quoted in an article from the Providence Journal website regarding a man who has been indicted for murder over his alleged role in the overdose death of a Rhode Island woman.
Professor Rave’s comments during an interview with Houston Public Media regarding the jury verdict in a trial challenging Houston’s equal rights ordinance were quoted in a post on the Houston Chronicle’s Off-the-Kuff blog.
Courthouse News quoted Professor Olivas regarding the recent ruling enjoining executive action on immigration.
Quorum Report website quoted Professor Geoffrey Hoffman on public perception of the recent immigration injunction.
Houston Public Media interviewed Professor Bush on the Sysco takeover of US Foods.
The Houston Chronicle quoted Professor Bush on the FTC’s analysis of Sysco’s and US Foods’ market size.
Reuters quoted Professor Bush discussing the FTC response to Sysco’s takeover of US Foods.
The Houston Press quoted Professor Bruhl on the constitutionality of the Texas ban on same sex marriage.
Professor Olivas was quoted in an article on KTRH (Houston-AM 780) News Radio’s website, regarding the University of Massachusetts’ announcement last week that it would ban Iranian students from entering certain science or engineering programs.
Professor Olivas will be the speaker for the Magna Online Seminar, “Undocumented and DACA Students at College: 4 Legal Hot Spots,” which is scheduled for Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 1:00 p.m. (CST).
The Houston Chronicle announced that Professor Winslade will speak on legal, ethical, and psychological issues related to dementia at the Blaffer Art Museum on February 26.
Professor Rave was interviewed by Houston Public Media regarding the jury verdict in a trial challenging Houston’s equal rights ordinance.
Professor Olivas was interviewed by Southern California Public Radio regarding a federal judge’s decision temporarily blocking President Obama’s executive action on immigration.
Professor Kwok was quoted in an article in the Beaumont Enterprise regarding two former Beaumont ISD employees who have been accused of fraud and cheating on state-standardized exams
Professor Gray was interviewed by Houston Matters regarding collection of patient debt owed to non-profit hospitals.
A press release available on the VTDigger website discusses a book review written by Professor David Dow regarding “Storytelling for Lawyers,” which appears in the Vermont Law Review.
Dean Baynes was quoted in an article appearing in The Cougar, discussing his participation in the upcoming Black in America Tour, taking place at 7 pm on Tuesday, February 24 in Cullen Performance Hall. The event will be moderated by CNN anchor and executive producer Soledad O’Brien, and Dean Baynes will be joined by additional panelists Julianne Malveaux and Antonio French.
Professor Lawrence was quoted in an article on the International Chambers of Commerce website regarding the UHLC meditation team’s recent victory in the ICC 2015 Mediation Competition. The article remarks on the strong level of competition among the 67 teams, and additionally quotes UHLC team members Brandon Schrecengost and Rose Badruddin and team coach Kevin Hedges
Professor Hester was listed among the organizers of the upcoming symposium, "Reliability and Security across the Energy Value Chain." Hosted by the Bauer College of Business Global Energy Management Institute, the March 11 event will bring together experts from the fields of energy, finance, and law.
Professor Bush was quoted in an article reported by EnergyWire, commenting on the proposed merger between Halliburton Co. and its giant rival, Baker Hughes, Inc.
Professor Alderman’s treatise, Consumer Protection and the Law (2013-2014 ed.), was mentioned in an article available on JDSupra.com.
A PR Newswire press release announced that the Law Center will host a CLE on grand juries, policing, and civil rights. Dean Baynes, Professor Thompson, and legal clinic supervisor Cassandra Jeu will be among the speakers.
A post on the PrawfsBlawg website mentioned Professor Thompson’s work on the reliability of eyewitness testimony.
The ABA Journal reported that Professor Olivas participated in two panels on immigration issues at the ABA Midyear Meeting on Saturday.
Professor Thompson was also interviewed by Houston Public Media (News 88.7) concerning the criticism of the Houston grand jury system by District Attorney Devon Anderson.
Professor Kwok was interviewed by Houston Public Media (News 88.7) regarding a former Hess Corporation employee who was sentenced in Houston federal court Monday for defrauding her employer of more than $1 million
An article in the Texas Lawyer discusses Professor Dow’s response to U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis' show cause order asking Professor Dow to show why the district court should not impose "reciprocal discipline" against him as a result of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals sanction last month. It also discusses Professor Dow’s motion for a rehearing filed with the CCA.
Professor Dow was interviewed by the ABC (Australia) regarding his career and what it is like to defend someone on death row.
Professor Zale was quoted in an article available on CourtHouseNews.com. In the article, Professor Zale comments on a lawsuit filed by the 1885 St. James Place Partners LP, the developer of a 15-story Houston office building, to fend off litigation from Finger-FSC Yorktown, a neighbor who claims that any movement of a crane above its property "will be deemed a trespass."
The TaxProf Blog reported that Professor Wells spoke on tax treaties at last week’s ABA Tax Section Midyear Meeting.
Professor Olivas’ recent comments to the Nonprofit Quarterly regarding a dispute between Professor Steven Salaita and the University of Illinois were included in an article on the Daily Caller website
Professor Olivas was quoted in an article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel regarding the number of applicants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and why the number is smaller than some initial estimates.
Professor McElvaney was interviewed by ABC-13 regarding whether insurance companies or homeowners must pay for damage caused by falling trees.
Inside Higher Ed quoted Professor Olivas discussing a lawsuit resulting from the University of Illinois rescinding a faculty appointment
The Houston Chronicle quoted Professor Emeritus Mixon on the City of Houston’s response to the “tiny house” movement.
The New York Times cited a title loan study published by UHLC and Vanderbilt University professors. The paper in question, Dude, Where's My Car Title?: The Law, Behavior, and Economics of Title Lending Markets, coauthored by Professor Hawkins, is available on SSRN
An article on the American Bar Association website announced that Professor Olivas will speak on the recent executive action on immigration at the ABA’s midyear meeting, which will be held February 4-9 in Houston.
An article on the UHLC website announced that Professor Hamilton will participate in a symposium before the U.S. Sentencing Commission on February 5 in Washington, D.C.
Professor Bruhl is the most recent UHLC faculty member to be admitted to the American Law Institute. A biography has been posted on the ALI website
A post from the TaxProf Blog highlights the Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship, which was hosted by the UHLC last weekend.
A press release from the Houston Technology Center announces that it will honor Professor Chase at the 2015 "A Celebration of Entrepreneurs" event on May 14. The event honors local entrepreneurs and celebrates those who have made significant contributions to the Houston community.
PR Newswire reports on the speakers of the UHLC Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center’s Spring 2015 Speaker Series. Professor Hester was quoted. This news is also reported by several other news sources.
Professor Richard Alderman was quoted in a Class Action Reporter article regarding a federal antitrust lawsuit alleging that Visa and Mastercard abuse their market power to impose excessive interchange fees.
The LSU Law Center website reported that Professor Rave participated in a panel discussion on gerrymandering at the 2015 Louisiana Law Review Symposium
Professor Olivas will deliver the 2015 Honorable Clifford Scott Green Lecture at Temple University Beasley School of Law on March 30. The title of the lecture is “The Undocumented and the DACA-mented: Immigration, Higher Education, and DREAMs Deferred.” A brochure is attached.
Professor Olivas was quoted in an article on the Nonprofit Quarterly website regarding the case of the University of Illinois rescinding a faculty appointment.
Professor Bruhl was quoted in an article reported by the Texas Tribune. Professor Bruhl comments on the potential impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear four cases (with the potential to legalize gay marriage nationwide) on Texas' same-sex marriage case that is pending before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
An article from the Houston Chronicle discusses Professor Dow's temporary suspension from appearing before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals as sanction for an untimely filed motion to stay execution on behalf of Professor Dow’s client, Miguel Paredes. The Texas Tribune also posted an article about Professor Dow’s temporary suspension.
Professor Olivas was quoted in an AP news story regarding the death of Reies Lopez Tijerina, an activist who led a violent raid of a New Mexico courthouse nearly 50 years ago during which Professor Olivas' cousin was shot. The article appeared on multiple news websites such as the Houston Chronicle and ABC News. Professor Olivas was also quoted in an article from the Santa Fe New Mexican website regarding the death of Reies Lopez Tijerina.
An article in the Daily Cougar discusses the UHLC’s Juvenile and Capital Advocacy Project. Professor Dow is mentioned as the founder of the program and Erin Osborn, the director of JCAP’s mentorship program, is quoted.
Professor Olivas will be a panelist at the Fellows CLE Research Seminar during the 2015 ABA Midyear Meeting on February 7. The panel will discuss “Communities in Crisis: The Effects of Immigration Law and Politics on American Communities.”
Professor Bruhl’s comments quoted by New York Times on December 20, 2014 was again quoted by On Top Magazine in a piece discussing the US Supreme Court’s potential move and Florida’s gay marriage ban.
Professor Linzer was quoted by both the East Montgomery and Kingwood Observer in a news report on the recent perceived threats posted to Facebook by a Kingwood resident.
Professor Olivas was quoted by the Los Angeles Times in an article on dual citizenship.
Professor Olivas was interviewed by Voice of America in Chinese on teaching rape law in law school. The English translation and the original article is attached. The audio version of the article (in Mandarin) can be heard at http://www.voachinese.com/audio/2582356.html
with Professor Olivas’s voice being heard at 1:50 before the Chinese voice over.
The California Bar Daily Journal quoted Professor Olivas discussing the status of lawyers without immigration documentation.
TaxProf Blog reports that the new issue of the Houston Business & Tax Journal has been published, noting that Professors Wells and Turner have both written articles appearing in this issue.