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U.S. Gulf Of Mexico Safety Is Best Protected Through Performance-Based Rules

Professor Cardenas Garcia was quoted in a Forbes op-ed by UH Energy Scholar, Emily Pickrell, regarding the use of performance-based rules to prevent accidents in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Advocates Say Continued Use Of Title 42 To Exclude Most Asylum-Seekers From The US Discriminates Against Them

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was interviewed by Texas Standard, commenting that the use of Title 42 of the United States Code to exclude most asylum-seekers from the U.S discriminates against them. Audio is available at: https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/advocates-say-continued-use-of-title-42-to-exclude-most-asylum-seekers-from-the-us-discriminates-against-them/. An ImmigrationCourtside.com post includes quotes from Professor Hoffman’s interview with Texas Standard.

Ask the Experts

Professor Hawkins was featured in WalletHub's Ask the Experts segment about secured credit cards.

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The Honorable Merrick B. Garland Attorney General of the United States

Professor Emeritus Olivas and Professor Geoffrey Hoffman were signatories on a letter to Attorney General Garland. The letter discusses the DOJ and EOIR's legal authority to move non-priority cases off the immigration courts' overburdened active dockets.

Fact-check: Did Republicans 'try to rig the game' during 2016 SCOTUS nomination?

Professor Berman was quoted in an Austin American-Statesman article examining Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s claim that the GOP didn’t rig SCOTUS confirmations.

Civil lawsuits against Deshaun Watson addressed by NFL commissioner

Professor Duncan appeared on KTRK (ABC-13, Houston) commenting on the civil lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct and sexual assault by Texans Quarterback Deshaun Watson during message therapy sessions. Video is available.

Niz-Chavez and Jurisdiction?

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman authored an article discussing the Supreme Court’s decision earlier this week in Niz-Chavez v. Garland on ImmigrationProf Blog.

With time running out on the Texas legislative session, health experts urge lawmakers to prepare for the next pandemic

Professor Koch was quoted in a Texas Tribune article discussing how Texas lawmakers should prepare for the next pandemic.

Ted Cruz’s dubious claim that GOP didn’t “rig” SCOTUS confirmations

Professor Berman was quoted in a PolitiFact article regarding Senator Ted Cruz’s claim that the GOP didn’t “rig” SCOTUS confirmations.

Most of these vaccination mandates ... will be upheld' | Expert says private companies can require employees to get vaccinations

Professor Koch was interviewed by KHOU regarding whether private companies can mandate vaccinations of their employees. Video is available at.

Human Rights First: Letter to Attorney General and DHS Secretary on Asylum System Reforms

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was among the signatories of a letter from Human Rights First sent to the U.S. Attorney General and DHS Secretary on asylum system reforms.

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Hurley and Sias to Texas Southern University Board of Regents

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed former Adjunct Professor Caroline Baker Hurley to the Texas Southern University Board of Regents for a term set to expire on February 1, 2027, according to a press release.

DREAMers and Their Dreams Deferred: DACA and the DREAM Act

Professor Emeritus Olivas spoke on "DREAMers and Their Dreams Deferred: DACA and the DREAM Act," as a part of Penn State College of Education's Justice Education week. The event was held virtually on Friday, April 23 at 1:30 p.m. and the recording is available

CSI Houston: How a Texas lab has remade the science of forensics

Professor Thompson was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor article that reported on how the Houston Forensic Science Center, an independent lab, is restoring public trust in forensics and becoming an international model.

Expert Advice: Understanding Liability-Only Car Insurance

Professor Alderman was interviewed by MoneyGeek regarding liability-only car insurance.

Expert Advice: Understanding Full Coverage Car Insurance

Professor Alderman was also interviewed by MoneyGeek regarding full coverage car insurance.

Floyd family, Houstonians react to closing arguments in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin

Professor Duncan was interviewed by Fox 26 regarding the Derek Chauvin trial. Video is available.

Chauvin verdict: George Floyd's childhood neighborhood want justice

Professor Duncan was quoted in an Austin American-Statesman article regarding the historic significance of the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial.

‘More work to be done’: Derek Chauvin murder conviction brings relief, resolve to keep fighting for justice in George Floyd's name

Professor Duncan was also quoted in a USA Today article regarding the historic significance of the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial.

Cold Cases, Misogyny and Race in America: Q&A with Jillian Lauren, Host of Docuseries ‘Confronting a Serial Killer’ on STARZ

Professor Knake Jefferson interviewed New York Times bestselling author, Jillian Lauren discussing misogyny, race, and injustice, among other topics. The full text of the interview is available on Ms. Magazine’s website.

Court Ruling Alters Informed Consent Process

Professor Koch was quoted in a General Surgery News article discussing a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling that alters the informed consent process.

Harvard FedSoc chapter to host debate on court packing

SCOTUSblog reports that Professor Rave will be moderating a debate for the Harvard Law School chapter of the Federalist Society on Tuesday, April 20 entitled “Breaking the Court or Saving Democracy? A Debate on Court Packing."

VERIFY: Governor Abbott's ban on vaccination passports could face legal challenges, legal experts say

Professor Chandler appeared on KHOU’s VERIFY segment to discuss whether Governor Abbott can really declare vaccine passports illegal in the State of Texas. Video is available.

Deshaun Watson Sexual Misconduct Cases: Where They Might Go Next

Professor Duncan was quoted in a Complex article regarding the possibility of criminal prosecution in the Deshaun Watson sexual misconduct cases.

Judges order women suing Deshaun Watson to disclose names

Professor Duncan was interviewed by KTRK commenting on an emergency motion by attorneys for Deshaun Watson to identify one of the 22 accusers that have filed civil lawsuits against the Houston Texans quarterback. The judge granted the emergency request. Video is available.

Column: There’s a racial gap in marketing by banks and payday lenders, study finds

A Los Angeles Times article discusses a paper co-authored by Professor Hawkins and UHLC law student Tiffany Penner. The forthcoming article investigates why Black and Latino people make up a disproportionately high percentage of customers for payday and auto title lenders.

DREAMers & Their Dreams Deferred: DACA and The DREAM Act: Michael A. Olivas

Professor Olivas will speak on "DREAMers and Their Dreams Deferred: DACA and the DREAM Act," as a part of Penn State College of Education's Justice Education week. The event will be held virtually on Friday, April 23 at 1:30 p.m. and advance registration is available.

Texas governor issues order to prohibit government-mandated vaccine passports

Professor Chandler was interviewed by Fox 26 regarding Governor Abbott's executive order prohibiting government-mandated vaccine passports in Texas. Video is available.

State lawmakers to consider Damon Allen Act again this session

Professor Thompson was interviewed by KWTX regarding a bail reform bill under consideration by the Texas legislature. Video is available.

Houston Police Department investigating complaint against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson

Professor Duncan was quoted in a USA Today article regarding the sexual assault allegations against Deshaun Watson. The article, which reports that the Houston Police Department announced last Friday that a police report was filed, mentions and quotes UHLC alumnus Tony Buzbee.

2021 Skelton Lecture Series

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman’s 2021 Skelton (Houston Journal of International Law) Lecture, “What Should Immigration Law Become?,” was featured on ImmigrationCourtside.com. The lecture is available.

LyondellBasell Nominates Anthony Chase and Robert Dudley to Serve as Directors

LyondellBasell announced that Professor Chase has been nominated to stand for election to its board of directors at the company's annual general meeting of shareholders on May 28, 2021, according to a press release.

2nd Circ. Climate Ruling May Not Sway Case At High Court

Professor Hester was quoted in a Law360 article commenting on the Second Circuit’s decision on Thursday to dismiss a climate tort lawsuit brought by New York City, which could potentially weigh on the Supreme Court as it decides a different climate tort case.

Texas Files Amicus Brief Supporting SFFA in Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

Professor Emeritus Olivas was quoted in a Harvard Crimson article commenting on Texas filing an amicus brief Tuesday in favor of the anti-affirmative action group suing Harvard over its race-conscious admissions policies.

U.S. News Ranking Metrics Stifle Law Libraries, Tie Hands of Law Schools

Professor Watson co-authored a post on the TaxProf Blog regarding the new law library metrics in the U.S. News and World Report 2022 Best Law Schools rankings.

Editorial: Cracking down on polluters is good for Texans' health - and for business

Professor Flatt was quoted in a Houston Chronicle editorial on the benefits of cracking down on polluters.

New details on Houston-area residents arrested in connection with U.S. Capitol riots

Professor Thompson was quoted in a KHOU article regarding updates to the trial of two Houston area men facing charges as a result of their participation in the Capitol Riots.

Making sense of Deshaun Watson lawsuits and what comes next for Texans QB

Professor Duncan was quoted in a USA Today article (available on GreenvilleOnline.com) regarding the sexual assault allegations against Deshaun Watson and UHLC alumnus Tony Buzbee's decision to file the civil lawsuits.  

'We just want justice' | George Floyd's friends, family in Houston prepare for start of Derek Chauvin trial

Professor Thompson appeared on KHOU to discuss the trial against Derek Chauvin, the former officer who is charged in the death of George Floyd last spring. Video is available at: https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/george-floyd/george-floyd-derek-chauvin-trial/285-40bb1fa7-6e01-4219-afd2-94fcb451de0f.

Can’t Have It Both Ways: Sidney Powell's Defamation Defense Could Put Her in Ethical Bind, Experts Say

Professor Knake Jefferson was quoted in a Law.com article regarding why Sidney Powell's defamation lawsuit defense undermines her defense in the disciplinary proceeding she is also facing in the Eastern District of Michigan.

Deshaun Watson now facing 13 lawsuits from women accusing him of sexual misconduct

Professor Duncan was quoted in a KHOU-11 article discussing the sexual misconduct lawsuits against Deshaun Watson. UHLC alum Tony Buzbee, the attorney representing the women in the cases, is also mentioned.

The women shortlisted for the Supreme Court before Sandra Day O'Connor

Professor Knake Jefferson co-wrote an article (with Hannah Brenner Johnson) published by The Hill, discussing the women who were shortlisted for the Supreme Court before Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

Lawyer for Deshaun Watson’s Accusers Addresses Skeptics

UHLC alumnus Tony Buzbee is discussed in a New York Times article noting that he spoke publicly on Friday for the first time since the sexual assault allegations against Deshaun Watson emerged. Professor Emeritus Mixon is quoted in the article.

Dream Derailed Leads to Lawsuit Against Berkeley

Professor Emeritus Olivas was quoted in an Inside Higher Ed article noting that a former international student at the University of California, Berkeley has filed suit claiming the university’s international student advising office misinformed him of a deadline to apply for authorization to work in the U.S.

BU In The Morning

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman appeared on WTBU Radio (Boston University) to discuss the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border. Audio is available at: http://headphones.bu.edu/LoadArchive.php?mp3file=WTBU-2021-03-17_1000_to_1200_BU_in_the_Morning.mp3&realname=BU+in+the+Morning (The segment begins around 1:54:50).

Texas AG threatens to sue city of Austin for defying governor on mask mandate

Professor Berman was quoted in an NBC News article noting that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has threatened to sue the city of Austin for defying Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s decision to lift the mask mandate and loosen other COVID-19 restrictions.

No 'constitutional right' to refuse a business mask policy

Professor Berman was interviewed by KHOU regarding the legality of store and restaurant mask policies now that the Texas statewide mask mandate has been lifted. Video is available.  

Texas mask mandate ends, some restaurants still require masks

Professor Berman was interviewed by KHOU regarding the legality of store and restaurant mask policies now that the Texas statewide mask mandate has been lifted. Video is available.  

Women in leadership pave the way for future generations

Professor Knake Jefferson was quoted in The State News for an article on women in leadership. In the article, Professor Knake Jefferson discusses her role as a trustee on MSU's majority-female Board of Trustees, and the challenges women face obtaining leadership positions in the legal profession. 

Liability Elusive for Air Pollution Released During Texas Storms

Professor Flatt was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article regarding the difficulty of holding petrochemical plants and industrial facilities legally accountable for the extra air pollution that they release into Texas skies in the wake of natural disasters like the recent winter storms.

What the first female lawyers can teach us about legal innovation today with Professor Renee Knake Jefferson

Professor Knake Jefferson appeared on the Imagining Justice Podcast, “What the First Female Lawyers Can Teach us about Legal Innovation Today.” Audio is available.

Struggling consumers report impacts to credit scores despite forbearance programs

Professor Marquez was interviewed by KTRK (ABC-13, Houston) discussing actions consumers who received a forbearance on their mortgage payments can take to protect their credit. Video of the interview is available.

After Deadly Winter Storm, Families File Wrongful Death Lawsuits Against Utilities

Professor Flatt was interviewed for a news story by the Texas Standard commenting that the state’s wrongful death statute specifically allows suits against utility companies. Audio is available.

Elon Musk looking to create a city in the RGV

Professor Zale was interviewed by KVEO (NBC-32, Brownsville) discussing Elon Musk (the creator of the Mars exploration project SpaceX)’s announcement that he wants to take his project a step further by incorporating Boca Chica Village into a city called “Starbase.”  Video is available.

Making Sense of a Mask Non-Mandate

Professor Emeritus Olivas was quoted in an Inside Higher Ed article discussing Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order ending Texas’ statewide mask mandate and allowing businesses and facilities to open at full capacity.

New Report Praises Harris County Misdemeanor Bail Reforms, Says Spiking Violent Crime Not Related

Professor Thompson was mentioned in an article from The Texan discussing a new report that praises Harris County misdemeanor bail reform and says spikes in violent crime are unrelated.

Who’s Going to Take Responsibility for Air Pollution in Texas?

Professor Flatt was quoted a Texas Observer article regarding why environmental laws must be more strongly enforced by the government to protect the health and safety of Texans.

Elon Musk seeks to create the city of Starbase in South Texas

Professor Zale was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article regarding Elon Musk's plan to create the city of Starbase in South Texas.

Griddy vowed to be a market 'disrupter.' Mission accomplished to electric customers' chagrin

Professor Emeritus Alderman was quoted in a Corpus-Christi Caller Times article on the electric company, Gritty Energy, which recently billed customers thousands of dollars during February's freeze.

Will Lawsuits Against ERCOT Succeed?

Professor Flatt appeared on Houston Matters discussing whether lawsuits filed against ERCOT will succeed. Video is available (Professor Flatt begins at 13:56).

The FinTech Industry Wants to Give Desperate Workers an Advance on Their Next Paycheck. It’s a Trap.

Professor Hawkins was quoted in an article reported by The New Republic. He comments on the advisability of employer-based installment loans, which have been advertised as an alternative to predatory payday loans.

Six Steps Law Students of Color Can Take to be Successful in Law School

Dean Baynes’ article, entitled “Six Steps Law Students of Color Can Take to be Successful in Law School,” was published in the National Jurist on February 24.

Nessel will close Nassar inquiry unless MSU releases 6,000 documents

Professor Knake Jefferson, a member of Michigan State University’s Board of Trustees, was referenced in multiple articles, including one reported on DetriotNews.com. The article discussed the possible closing of the Larry Nassar case.

Nessel to close MSU-Nassar investigation if trustees refuse to release documents again

Professor Knake Jefferson, a member of Michigan State University’s Board of Trustees, was referenced in multiple articles, including one reported on the Lansing State Journal’s website. The article discussed the possible closing of the Larry Nassar case.

Texas customer sues over $9,000 power bill during blackout

Professor Emeritus Alderman was quoted in a CBS news article regarding consumer lawsuits against Texas electricity providers over extremely large bills after the recent winter storm.

Texas AG Paxton wins again in lawsuit over Biden's 100-day 'pause' on deportations

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article regarding a federal court ruling this week granting a preliminary injunction blocking the Biden administration's order halting certain deportations for 100 days.

Can Texans protect themselves from their sky-high energy bills?

Professor Emeritus Alderman was quoted in a MarketPlace article. He discussed the high energy bills, which spiked into the thousands of dollars, that many Texas residents are facing in the wake of the recent catastrophic winter storm.

Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. Welcomes Tony Chase to its Board of Directors

Professor Chase has been appointed to Heritage-Crystal Clean’s Board of Directors, according to a press release available on BusinessWire.com.

How Did The Economist Get It This Wrong?

Professor Kaufman was among international attorneys and genocide scholars who sent a letter to The Economist challenging its piece, “Genocide” is the wrong word for the horrors of Xinjiang, that was published on February 13, 2021. The letter was available on GenocideResponse.org.

ANALYSIS: What a new DOJ could mean for Yale admissions

Professor Emeritus Olivas was quoted in a Yale Daily News article, commenting on the impact of a new Justice Department on Yale admissions.  

199 legal experts say Senate must not acquit Trump over constitutionality issue

Professor Emeritus Olivas was among 199 legal scholars, who signed a letter arguing that GOP senators now have a duty to evaluate the actual evidence in deciding whether to convict former President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial.

Houston law students and professors watch history in the making during second impeachment trial of Donald Trump

Professor Berman and UHLC student Mykal Peterson were quoted by ABC 13 regarding former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial.

The Filibuster Really Isn’t Much Help for Democracy

The Wall Street Journal published Professor Dow’s opinion piece on the efficacy of the filibuster as a tool to achieve a bipartisan consensus in Congress. 

Ask the Experts

Professor Emeritus Alderman was interviewed by WalletHub discussing how to build credit, reduce the chances of HELOC (Home Equity Line of Credit) fraud, and commented on the impact of creditors lowering credit limits in response to COVID-19, among other consumer related topics.

Affirmative Action Suit Against Yale Is Dropped

Professor Emeritus Olivas was quoted in an Inside Higher Ed article, commenting on the Justice Department’s decision to withdraw a lawsuit it filed in October charging that Yale University discriminates against Asian and white applicants.

Could Genocide Recognition Stop Oppression of Uyghurs?

Professor Kaufman was quoted in the Dutch news source de Kanttekening commenting on the decision by the U.S. to classify the crimes against the Uyghurs in China as genocide.

More Americans Support Mandatory COVID Vaccine for Work And Leisure

Professor Koch appeared on KTRH NewsRadio (740 AM) discussing the likelihood of a mandatory COVID vaccine policy in the near future.

Law and Politics Book Review

Professor Knake Jefferson’s book, Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court, co-authored with Hannah Brenner Johnson, was reviewed by Tammy A. Sarver, Department of Political Science, Benedictine University. The review was posted on the American Political Science Association’s Law and Politics Review’s website.

Reimagining the Latinx Experience in America: Michael Olivas, Perchance to DREAM: A Legal and Political History of the DREAM Act and DAC

We reported last Friday that Professor Emeritus Olivas spoke at a UC-Irvine School of Law virtual event, held January 28, according to an announcement available on the law school’s website. Professor Olivas discussed his book, Perchance to DREAM: A Legal and Political History of the DREAM Act and DACA.

Reimagining the Latinx Experience in America: Michael Olivas, Perchance to DREAM: A Legal and Political History of the DREAM Act and DACA

Professor Emeritus Olivas spoke at a UC-Irvine School of Law virtual event, held January 28, according to an announcement available on the law school’s website. Professor Olivas discussed his book, Perchance to DREAM: A Legal and Political History of the DREAM Act and DACA.

Pandemic drug shortages: Is compulsory licensing the answer?

Professor Kumar authored a guest post on the Patently-O blog, discussing whether compulsory licensing should be used to address drug shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sotomayor Rebuffs Justices For OK'ing Haitian's Removal

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was referenced in a Law360 article discussing Justice Sotomayor's dissent in the case of Francois v. Wilkinson. Professor Hoffman represented Alex Francois in his immigration case before the U.S. Supreme Court. (This article was published on Law360 on January 25, 2021.)

Editorial: Trustees, it's time to release the documents

An editorial from The State News’ mentions Professor Knake Jefferson in her position as a member of the Michigan State University Board of Trustees. The editorial requests the release of documents relating to an internal investigation of the extent of the institution's knowledge of Larry Nassar's actions during his time at the university. (This editorial was published by The State News on January 26, 2021.)

Harris County judge dismisses vaccine theft charge against doctor, blasts DA for bringing the case

Professor Koch was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article discussing Dr. Hasan Gokal, who was recently charged with theft after using an open vial of the Moderna vaccine to inoculate several patients off-site. The charge was later dismissed.  (This article was published in the Houston Chronicle on January 25, 2021.)

Companies ‘Doing Backflips’ at Top Patent Court Seek SCOTUS Help

Professor Kumar was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article discussing the challenges faced by companies in meeting federal circuit standing requirements for patent appeals. (This article was published on Bloomberg Law on January 25, 2021.)

Privacy Problems in the Genetic Testing Industry

An article available on The Regulatory Reviews website discusses Professor Koch’s article, “Research Revolution or Status Quo?: The New Common Rule and Research Arising From Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing,” 56(1) Hous. L. Rev. 81 (2018) (co-authored with Kelly Todd, Duke University School of Law).

Biden Proposes New Immigration Legislation That Would Impact Undocumented Students

Professor Morales was quoted in an article available on Diverse Education’s website discussing President Joe Biden’s immigration proposal that would impact undocumented students.

Rest in Power: Justice Joan Dempsey Klein, Who Devoted “Every Day” to Eliminating Gender Discrimination

Ms. Magazine published an obituary co-authored by Professor Knake Jefferson (with Hannah Brenner Johnson), honoring Justice Joan Dempsey Klein, a California appellate court judge who recently passed away.

Legal experts weigh-in on President Biden's immigration proposal

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was interviewed for a news story by KTRK (ABC 13) commenting on President Joe Biden’s immigration proposal.

“The Holdout,” by Graham Moore

Professor Dow’s Confessions of an Innocent Man was recommended in the Southeast Missourian newspaper.

A Parting Shot At Women

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman's recent article regarding the Matter of A-B- was discussed in a post on the Jeffrey S. Chase Blog.

2nd stimulus checks attract scammers once again

Professor Marquez wa s interviewed by ABC-13 regarding how people can protect themselves from scams targeting the second stimulus payments. Video is available.

Who Benefits From 10% Plans?

Professor Emeritus Olivas was quoted in an Inside Higher Ed article on whether the automatic admission of top 10% high school graduates into any public university in Texas truly produces equity in university admissions.

Digital Samaritans: Do Witnesses of Online Crimes Have a Duty to Intervene?

Professor Kaufman was quoted in an article available on The Crime Report’s website about bystanders and upstanders in the digital age.

The “Complete Helplessness” of Matter of A-B- And One More Last Ditch Effort to Torpedo Asylum, by Geoffrey A. Hoffman

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman’s article discussing the latest decision from Acting Attorney General Rosen in Matter of A-B- was published in the Yale Journal on Regulation and on ImmigrationProf Blog.

The Fire Last Time

Professor Dow was quoted in a New York Times op-ed discussing how the Oklahoma City Bombing changed the laws impacting death row inmates, and whether the January 6th capital siege will have a similar effect.

Special topics course at UH Law Center to debut spring 2021

Dean Baynes was quoted in a Daily Cougar article about the new class introduced this spring, “George Floyd and the Aftermath: Equal Justice and the Law.” Professor Duncan will be teaching this special topics course during the spring semester.

Conservatives exempt Trump from their principles

Professor Emeritus Alderman was quoted in a Las Vegas Sun article discussing the rights of businesses, which have been called into question by Trump supporters in the wake of recent changes to Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon policy.

Best Mentors: Scott Ellis, Foley & Lardner

Adjunct Professor Scott Ellis, Foley & Lardner, vice chair of the national energy litigation practice and hiring partner for the Houston office, was featured in a Texas Lawyer article.

Conservatives are all for businesses calling the shots — except for Trump

Professor Emeritus Alderman was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article regarding President Trump's Twitter ban and the general rule that a business can determine the customers it will serve.

‘Lion in her field,’ legal ethics pioneer and professor Deborah Rhode dies at 68

Professor Knake Jefferson was quoted in a Stanford Daily article honoring legal ethics pioneer and professor Deborah Rhode, who recently passed away.

Locke Lord's Ann Ryan Robertson Begins Term as President of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Adjunct Professor and UHLC alumna Ann Ryan Robertson, International Partner in Locke Lord’s Houston office, has begun her term as the global President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), effective Jan. 1, 2021, according to a press release issued by the firm. Professor Robertson is the first American woman, second American and fourth woman to hold the post in CIArb’s 106-year history.

Certification of Electoral College votes face objections by Republicans

Professor Berman was quoted in an article on the KXXV news website (ABC/Brazos Valley), commenting on the process for congressional certification of Electoral College votes.

Tax Law LL.M.s get ready for Digitization

Professor Buckles was quoted in an article on the LLM Guide website regarding the core training that tax law students need.

3 accused in killings no longer face death

Professor Dow was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article. The article reports that three capital murder defendants in Harris County, including two suspected MS-13 gang members and a former security guard, will no longer face death penalty prosecutions, according to records from the District Attorney’s Office. Professor Dow comments on why district attorneys’ offices are pursuing the death penalty less.

The Human Cost Of TxDOT’s I-45 Expansion Plan

Adjunct Professor Justin Hodge was quoted extensively in a Houston Press article. According to the article, which discusses the Human Cost Of TxDOT’s I-45 Expansion Plan, Professor Hodge is representing clients whose land the government is entitled to buy up for public use projects due to eminent domain law.

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