Associate Dean and Professor Stephen Alton's paper, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll's Will: A Tale of Testamentary Capacity,” was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: English & American Literature Research Network, English & Commonwealth Literature eJournal, LIT Subject Matter eJournals, LIT: Victorian Literature (Topic), LSN: Personal Property Rights (Topic), Law & Society: Private Law - Property eJournal, and Wills, Trusts, & Estates Law eJournal.
Professor Susan Ayres was invited to be a discussant for the panel, “Current Issues in Family and Juvenile Law,” at the the Southeast Association of Law Schools Annual Conference to be held in Boca Raton, Fla. in July 2017.
- Her article, “Pregnancy Denied, Pregnancy Rejected in ‘Stephanie Daley’,” (co-authored with Prema Manjunath) from Law, Culture and the Humanities was listed on the SSRN’s Top Ten Download Lists for Cognitive Social Science eJournal.
- Her article, “Paternity Un(certainty): How the Law Surrounding Paternity Challenges Negatively Impacts Family Relationships and Women’s Sexuality,” (forthcoming Journal of Gender, Race and Justice), was listed on SSRN’s Top Ten Download Lists for Health eJournal; Theory eJournal; Women, Law and Human Rights eJournal; and for the Top Ten download lists for: LSN Children, Adoption, & Parenting; LSN Family Law; LSN Paternity; PSN Gender Studies; PSN Population and Family Planning.
Professor Sahar Aziz presented “American Muslims at the Intersection of Religious Freedom and Racial Justice” on a plenary panel at the 23rd Annual International Law and Religion Symposium at Brigham Young University School of Law in Provo, Utah (Oct. 2-4, 2016).
- Invited speaker on “Surveillance, Privacy, and Internet Freedom” at the Mozilla Foundation Festival in London (Oct. 28-30, 2016).
- She was an invited participant in the expert roundtable addressing "Workable Solutions for Radicalization," Hollings Center, Amman, Jordan (Oct. 23-26, 2016).
- Interviewed on Fox 4 News on “Muslim Law Professor Reacts to Latest Presidential Debate” (Oct. 10, 2016).
- Published the commentary “The Expanding Jurisdiction of Egypt’s Military Court” in Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (SADA) (Oct. 12, 2016).
Professor Wayne Barnes and Professor Frank Snyder (along with their co-editor Dan Barnhizer at Michigan State) have recently contracted with West Academic to co-edit the long-standing commercial law treatise, White & Summers, Uniform Commercial Code (7th ed.), as well as the following standalone titles in West’s Concise Hornbook Series: Principles of Sales Law (2nd ed.), Principles of Secured Transactions (2nd ed.), and Principles of Payment Systems (2nd ed.).
Executive Professor William Byrnes published Taxation of Intellectual Property and Technology with Marvin Petry.
- Ranked #9 of 3,000 on SSRN’s top tax professor rankings for paper downloads for the previous year, October 2015-September 2016 (posted Oct. 18, 2016).
- Authored the following articles:
- “My Starbucks’ State Aid Transfer Pricing Analysis: Part II,” Kluwer Tax Law Blog (Oct. 31, 2016).
- “New CDD Rules Mandate Businesses Uncover ‘Ultimate’ Owners,” The Techno Lawyer (Oct. 27, 2016).
- “Dodging a Pro-Rata Tax Debacle on IRA Transactions,” co-authored with Robert Bloink, ThinkAdvisor (Oct. 25, 2016).
- “If At First You Can't Regulate, Try, Try And Try Again,” Law360 (Oct. 18, 2016).
- “DOL Fiduciary: Outsourcing Offers Small Firms a Lifeboat,” co-authored with Robert Bloink, ThinkAdvisor (Oct. 17, 2016).
- “New IRS QTIP Rules Increase Estate Tax Portability Benefits,” co-authored with Robert Bloink, ThinkAdvisor (Oct. 11, 2016).
- “Annuities in 401(k) plans could benefit from GAO report,” co-authored with Robert Bloink, LifeHealthPro (Oct. 11, 2016).
- Presenter for the “U.S. Cross-Border Withholding: Tax Obligations and Compliance” session at the Vertex Exchange Tax Congress in San Antonio (Oct. 31, 2016).
- Invited to the following symposia:
- National Tax Association 2016 Annual Conference on Taxation session 32: Information and Offshore Tax Evasion (Compliance and Enforcement) to present his draft paper, “Proposing efficiencies for the overlapping systems for collection, verification, and dissemination of taxpayer information for encouraging compliance with reporting of foreign income and assets,” on Nov. 11, 2016.
- Texas State Bar Association International Tax Update on IRC Section 482 “Transfer Pricing Update and Country-by-Country Reporting” in Dallas (Nov. 3, 2016) in Houston (Nov. 4, 2016).
- Law & Economics Conference of Latin American (sponsored by the World Bank) to present “A New Financial Data World Order. Business Analytics and Economic Indicators for Tax Risk Management for Tax Authorities. How May Latin America Manage the Resource Challenges?” in Bogota, Colombia (Nov. 17-18, 2016).
Professor Irene Calboli presented her work in progress "The Importance of Geographical Indications of Origin for Promoting Locality in International Trade and Safeguarding Cultural Heritage" at the UNESCO World Heritage Between Education and Economy: A Legal Analysis conference held at the University of Bologna (Ravenna Campus, Ravenna School of Law) in Ravenna, Italy (Oct. 27-28, 2016).
- Invited to deliver a presentation on "3D Printing: A Disruptive Technology to Embrace or Fear?" at The Digital Advantage: The Impact of Technology on IT Law and Policy Colloquium held at the College of Law, University of South Africa in Pretoria (Oct. 19-21, 2016).
- Invited to act as commentator at the Research Seminar for Masters and Doctoral Students at the College of Law, University of South Africa in Pretoria (Oct. 17-19, 2016).
- Delivered a public lecture on the topic "Trademark Exhaustion in ASEAN" at the School of Law, Singapore Management University (Oct. 6, 2016).
Professor Gabriel Eckstein was appointed as a Research Fellow with the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.
- Presented “The Draft Articles on the Law of Transboundary Aquifers,” at the program on Groundwater Resources and The Law of Transboundary Aquifers organized by the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and the European Union at the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, New York City (Oct. 17, 2016).
Associate Dean and Professor Susan Fortney presented “Legal Malpractice, a Tort in Search of a Remedy: Prying Open the Courthouse Doors for Legal Malpractice Victims” at the Fordham University School of Law Civil Litigation Ethics at a Time of Vanishing Trials symposium (Oct. 21, 2016).
- Appointed to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at Texas A&M University (Oct. 24, 2016). The committee is responsible for the oversight, evaluation, and assurance of compliance for the university’s animal care and use program.
Professor Michael Z. Green presented “What Employers and EAP’s Need to Know: Accommodating Bipolar Disorder and Other Psychiatric Disabilities” to the Lone Star Employee Assistance Professionals Association in Fort Worth, Texas. (Oct. 19, 2016).
- Invited to be the Scholar-in-Residence for the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment’s Midwinter Meeting of the Alternative Dispute Resolution in Labor & Employment Law Committee to be held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on Jan. 27-29, 2017. In the role of Scholar-in-Residence, he will give an opening session presentation of his paper, “ADR and Racial Prejudice in the Workplace,” which addresses subjects he will be discussing in more detail in February 2017 at a law review symposium on ADR and Prejudice. In his final role as Scholar-in-Residence, he will give a presentation discussing his paper, “Workplace Mediation of Psychiatric Disability Accommodation,” as the closing.
Professor Bill Henning made a presentation at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law Faculty Forum Workshop on the importance of secured-transactions reform in two related contexts: in developing nations and in tribal jurisdictions in the U.S. He has a unique perspective on the subject, having served as a U.S. Delegate to a working group of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law that is developing a model law for developing nations and having been intimately involved in the development of the Model Tribal Secured Transactions Act (Oct. 5, 2016).
Associate Professor William Magnuson moderated a panel on “Innovations in International Trade and Investment Agreements” at the International Law Weekend conference at Fordham University School of Law (Oct. 28, 2016).
Professor Srividhya Ragavan published a blogpost titled “Industry and Impartiality!” at SpicyIP, (Oct 4, 2016).
- Submitted an article titled “Drugs, Drugs everywhere but not just for the poor!” for the WIPO Journal (forthcoming).
- Delivered a presentation titled “Special 301 Process & Developing Countries” at Texas A&M University School of Law’s Second Annual IP Scholars Roundtable (Oct. 2016).
- Awarded the GIAN (Global Initiative of Academic Networks) grant, which is a Govt. of India approved program under the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The grant is attached with the National Law University, Jodhpur, India, on the subject of “Technology Transfer and Patent Licenses.”
- Organized and coordinated the visit of Dr. Krishna Deva Roa, Vice-Chancellor, National Law University, Odisha.
Associate Professor Peter Reilly presented a Continuing Legal Education program titled “Negotiating Better Deals in Every Area of Law Practice” at the Tarrant County Bar Association ADR Section Luncheon at City Club in Fort Worth. (Oct. 26, 2016).
Professor Frank Snyder and Professor Wayne Barnes (along with their co-editor Dan Barnhizer at Michigan State) have recently contracted with West Academic to co-edit the long-standing commercial law treatise, White & Summers, Uniform Commercial Code (7th ed.), as well as the following standalone titles in West’s Concise Hornbook Series: Principles of Sales Law (2nd ed.), Principles of Secured Transactions (2nd ed.), and Principles of Payment Systems (2nd ed.).
Professor Elizabeth Trujillo made a presentation on her book, Reframing the Trade and Environment Linkage for Sustainable Development: Challenges for Renewable Energy Strategies, at the World Trade Institute at the University of Bern in Switzerland (Oct. 25, 2016).
Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat delivered an invited lecture titled “Patent Data Beyond the Water’s Edge” at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law’s International IP Colloquium (Oct. 20, 2016).
Professor Peter Yu, Co-Director, Center for Law and Intellectual Property (CLIP), served as the co-chair of International Law Weekend 2016, the 95th annual meeting of the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) (Oct. 27-29, 2016).
- He was re-elected to the board of directors of ABILA. Since 2006, he has served on the board and its predecessor, the Executive Committee.
- Organized and chaired a panel on "The Investment-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights" (Oct. 28, 2016). The panel was cosponsored by the ABILA Committee on International Intellectual Property, which he has chaired since 2012.