December 2013 - January 2014 Faculty Highlights
Cynthia Alkon, associate professor of law, presented her paper, “Towards Defining Competence in Negotiating Plea Bargains: Beyond Lafler and Frye,” at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law Criminal Law Colloquium during the Works-in-Progress sessions, Jan. 23, 2014.
Sahar Aziz, associate professor of law, had her article, “Policing Terrorists in the Community,” published in the Harvard National Security Journal.
- Professor Aziz’s paper, “The Role of Law in Revolution,” has been accepted for presentation at The Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law for its third annual conference to be held at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Ore., April 4-5, 2014..
- Will be a featured speaker on the American Bar Association’s teleconference, “The Impact of the National Security Debate on Women and Youth,” Feb. 27, 2014..
- Professor Aziz’s paper, “The Blinding Color of Race: Elections and Democracy after Shelby,” was recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for: AARN: Race & Ethnicity (Sub-Topic), LSN: Employment Discrimination (Topic) and LSN: Theories of Discrimination (Disparate Treatment, Mixed Motives, Disparate Impact, etc.) (Sub-Topic); as well as on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for: Law & Society: Private Law - Discrimination Law eJournal..
- Professor Aziz’s paper, “The Muslim ‘Veil’ Post-9/11: Rethinking Women’s Rights and Leadership,” was recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for: LSN: Hate Crimes & Penalty Enhancement Legislation (Topic)..
- Served as a panelist on McCuistion TV on the topic “Government Surveillance of Its Own Citizens: Needed for Security or Ripe for Abuse?” at Richland College, Dallas, Texas, Jan. 28, 2014. The McCuistion TV program, now in its 21st year with KERA PBS, Dallas and NETA syndication, is produced by The Foundation for Responsible Television..
- Participated on a panel on Cultural Considerations in Mediation at the Texas Bar Association Section on Alternative Dispute Resolutions Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas, Jan. 17, 2014.
- Professor Aziz’s article, “The War on Terror’s authoritarian template,” was posted on Global Public Square, CNN.comBlogs, Jan. 14, 2014.
- Interviewed on the University of Texas’ 15 Minute History podcast on The Egyptian Revolution, Dec. 11, 2013. The podcast is a joint project of Hemispheres, the international outreach consortium at the University of Texas at Austin, and Not Even Past, a website with articles on a wide variety of historical issues.
- Interviewed about the recent developments in Egypt on Arab Voices Radio Talk Show, Dec. 4, 2013.
- Professor Aziz’s article, “Protest is a Last Resort in Egypt,” was published in the New York Times, Dec. 3, 2013.
Megan Carpenter, professor of law, was elected to the Executive Board for the Art Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools for 2014.
- Presented “Representation of Student Entrepreneurs” on the panel, “Legal Issues in Entrepreneurship: Understanding How the Law Affects Entrepreneurs, Universities, and Students,” at the annual program of the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. The program, “Cowboys, Culture, and Creativity,” was held in Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 9-12, 2014.
- Organized the panel, “A2A: Access to Art and IP Law,” as Section Chair of the Art Law Section for the American Association of Law Schools at the AALS Annual Meeting in New York, N.Y., Jan. 5, 2014.
Celestina Contreras, Law Clinic professor, was quoted in Eric Griffey’s article, “E-headache,” in the Fort Worth Weekly, Jan. 15, 2014.
Gabriel Eckstein, professor of law, has been invited to give two presentations, one on the human right to water and the second on international water law, at the 3rd Istanbul Water Forum, Istanbul, Turkey, April 27-29, 2014.
- Professor Eckstein will present on the potential impact of international trade on global water resources and water conservation on the panel, “Water – A Complex of Challenges for International Law and Policy,” that will be held at the 2014 Joint Meeting of the American Society of International Law and International Law Association, Washington, D.C., April 9-12, 2014.
- Will present on the law of the Rio Grande and the compact dispute between Texas and New Mexico, at Texas A&M University Water Program, March 6, 2014.
- Presented “Assessing Transboundary Aquifers Pacts Through the Lens of Climate Change: The Guarani Agreement and the UNILC’s Draft Articles” via Skype for the conference Climate Change and Groundwater: Comparative and International Law and Policy Dimensions – Lessons for India, held in London, England, Jan. 24, 2014.
- Presented “Endangered Species in the Oil Patch: Challenges and Opportunities for the Oil and Gas Industry” at the Dallas Bar Association’s Section on Environmental Law, Dallas, Texas, Dec. 12, 2013.
- Presented “Rethinking Transboundary Ground Water Resources Management: A Local Approach along the Mexico-U.S. Border” at the 2013 Texas Water Law Institute in Austin, Texas, Dec. 6, 2013.
Michael Z. Green, professor of law, published “The Challenge for Collective Bargaining: Proceedings of the New York University 65th Annual Conference on Labor,” a book with Matthew Bender Lexis Nexis, December 2013. Professor Green also published Chapter 12: The Post-Pyett Protocol to Mediate and Arbitrate Statutory Discrimination Claims: What is it Good For? – Could It Be Absolutely Nothing or Really Something?.
- Professor Green’s article, “Retaliatory Employment Arbitration,” will be published in Vol. 35 of the UC Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law.
- Professor Green’s article, “The NLRB’s Key Role in Antidiscrimination Law Fifty Years After Title VII,” will be published in Vol. 14 of the University of Nevada Law Review.
- Professor Green will be speaking at the annual Law and Society program in Minnesota in June 2014 as part of the panel, “Glitz, Creativity, and Alternatives to the All or Nothing Full Collective Bargaining Model: Reimagining North American Labor Law.”
- Invited to present “Negotiation of Collective Bargaining Agreements” for the Center for American and International Law’s 52nd Annual Course on Labor Law and Labor in Plano, Texas, May 7, 2014.
- Invited to to speak at the ABA Labor and Employment Section’s National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law as part of the panel, “Arbitration: A Universal Remedy?” to be held in Rancho Mirage, Calif., March 27, 2014.
Timothy M. Mulvaney, associate professor of law, has been elected to serve as Chair of the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Property.
Professor Mulvaney has been recognized by AALS as a “Teacher of the Year.”
John Murphy, associate professor of law, has been recognized by AALS as a “Teacher of the Year.”
Mary Penrose, professor of law, has been recognized by AALS as a “Teacher of the Year.”
Lynne Rambo, professor of law, has been recognized by AALS as a “Teacher of the Year.”
Peter Reilly, associate professor of law, posted his article, “Negotiating Bribery: Toward Increased Transparency, Consistency, and Fairness in Pre-Trial Bargaining Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” on Columbia Law School’s Blue Sky Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets, Jan. 13, 2014.
Neil L. Sobol, associate professor of law and director of legal analysis, research, and writing, had his article, “Protecting Consumers from Zombie-Debt Collectors,” New Mexico Law Review (forthcoming Spring 2014) recently listed on the SSRN’s Top Ten download list for Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Creditors eJournal, Consumer Law eJournal, Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal, Household Finance eJournal, LSN: Consumer Credit & Payment Issues (Topic), LSN: Consumer Credit Issues (Sub-Topic), and LSN: Debt Collection (Sub-Topic).
- Invited to present “Legal Research – Then and Now,” at the 32nd Annual Texas Forum to be held at the in Dallas, Texas, Feb. 28, 2014. The event, sponsored by the State Bar of Texas Standing Committee on Paralegals, is part of program, “Back to the Future: The Foundation of the Legal Profession.”
- Invited to present “Writing Persuasively for Paralegals” at the 2014 National Federation of Paralegal Association’s Annual Convention to be in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 9, 2014.
Gina S. Warren, associate professor of law, was elected Treasurer of the AALS Natural Resources Law Section.
- Will present “The New Look of Sustainable Energy” at the North Texas chapter of the Women’s Energy Network, Feb. 13, 2014
- Professor Warren’s article, “The Future of Energy: The European and American Approaches – The American Approach,” was published in the Texas A&M Journal of Real Property Law.
Frederic White, professor of law, published the 2013-2014 Edition (Thomson Reuters) of his book, “Ohio Landlord Tenant Law.” The book, which was first published in1984, has been updated and published annually since 1995.
Professor White’s newest book, “Law School Follies,” a humorous take on legal education, was published on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle versions. It has already received a number of “Five Star” book reviews.