October 2013 Faculty Highlights
Cynthia Alkon, associate professor of law, accepted an offer to publish her article, “Can the U.S. Supreme Court Fix Plea Bargaining? The Impact of Lafler and Frye,” in the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly.
Sahar Aziz, associate professor of law, published her article, “Egypt’s Impeachment Alternative,” in the Carnegie Endowment of Democracy, Oct. 31, 2013.
- Professor Aziz presented “The Role of Law in Post-Revolutionary Egypt” at the University of Guelph Middle East Scholars Society, Guelph, Canada, Oct. 17, 2013.
- Professor Aziz was host and presenter to Egyptian journalists through the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Exchange Program, Washington, D.C., Oct. 16, 2013.
- Professor Aziz published her article, “Rural America Would Benefit From More Muslim Families,” in the Huffington Post, Oct. 15, 2013.
- Professor Aziz organized and presented “Law and Politics in Post-Revolutionary Egypt,” Texas A&M School of Law, Fort Worth, Oct. 8, 2013.
- Professor Aziz presented “Policing Terrorists in the Community; Performance Identity and Muslim Women” at the LatCrit Annual Conference, Chicago, Ill., Oct. 4 - 6, 2013.
- Professor Aziz was the scholar in residence for The Role of Law in Revolutionary Egypt at the Institute for Immigration and International Law, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas, Oct. 2 - 4, 2013.
Megan Carpenter, professor of law, presented her paper, “Fixing Fixation: Copyright and Contemporary Art” at the Texas A&M Law Review inaugural IP Symposium in Fort Worth, Oct. 25, 2013. Professor Carpenter’s paper, which she co-authored with Steven Hetcher, is forthcoming in the Fordham Law Review.
Wayne Barnes, professor of law, has been invited to present his article, “Render Unto Rawls: Law, Gospel and the Evangelical Fallacy,” at the Love and Law Conference of the Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion and Ethics at Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, Calif., Feb. 7 - 8, 2014.
Professor Barnes’ paper, “Social Media and the Rise in Consumer Bargaining Power,” was recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for: LSN: Contracts (Topic).
Gabriel Eckstein, professor of law, presented “Endangered species challenges to oil and gas development activities” to the Tarrant County Bar Association Section on Environmental Law, Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. 30, 2013.
Professor Eckstein presented “Contextualizing ‘Water Availability’: The Challenge for Energy Production” at the University of Richmond Law Review Allen Chair Symposium: The Energy – Water Nexus, Richmond, Va., Oct. 18, 2013.
Michael Z. Green, professor of law, is coordinating proposals for programs to be held as part of an overall workshop on labor and employment law at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools annual meeting to be held in Amelia Island, Fla., Aug. 1 - 7, 2014.
Professor Green has been invited to serve on the panel, Lawyers Without Borders: The Ethical Implications of the Multijurisdictional Practice of Law, sponsored by the American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Subcommittee to be held at its midwinter meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico, March 22, 2014.
Professor Green has also been asked to join the panel, Ethics of Social Media for Lawyers: It is not Just Clients Who Need to Worry, at the American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law’s Seventh Annual Conference Program in New Orleans, La., Nov. 7, 2013. At the ABA conference, Professor Green will also participate in the panel, Determining When the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine Apply to Internal Communications, Nov. 8, 2013.
Charlotte Hughart, director of the Texas A&M Law Clinic, and Karon Rowden ’01, Law Clinic supervising attorney, accepted the 2013 Outstanding Law Firm Award on behalf of the Law Clinic during the Celebrate Pro Bono reception sponsored by Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas. The event was held at the downtown Fort Worth YMCA as part of Pro Bono Week to honor volunteers and to recognize those who have distinguished themselves through their unselfish contributions to the promotion of equal justice, Oct. 24, 2013.
Milan Markovic, associate professor of law, presented his paper, “Subprime Scriveners” to the faculty of Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Wash., Oct. 31, 2013.
Timothy M. Mulvaney, associate professor of law, presented his paper, “Exactions and Perceptions,” at the Annual Local Government Law Conference at the Dale E. Fowler Law School at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., Oct. 25 - 26, 2013.
Mary Penrose, professor of law, has been selected to present her work in progress, “Shut Up and Play: Social Media and the First Amendment Rights of College Athletes,” at the Pace Social Media Symposium, Pace Law School, White Plains, N.Y., March 28, 2014. The article will appear in the Pace Law Review’s summer volume (2014).
Lynne Rambo, professor of law, presented “The Practical and Philosophical Ramifications of Windsor v. United States,” to the Women’s Section of the Tarrant County Bar Association, Fort Worth City Club, Oct. 2, 2013.
Professor Rambo presented “What Really Goes on at the Supreme Court” at the John V. Roach Honors College, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 19, 2013.
Peter Reilly, associate professor of law, presented a draft of his article, “Negotiating Bribery: Toward Increased Transparency, Consistency, and Fairness in Pre-Trial Bargaining Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” at Stetson School of Law, Gulfport, Fla., Oct. 4, 2013.
Joan Stringfellow, associate professor and law librarian, published a photograph in the Views From You department of AALL Spectrum, v.18, no.1 (September/October 2013). The magazine is an official publication of the American Association of Law Libraries.
Gina S. Warren, associate professor of law, presented “Oil & Gas Pooling” for the State Bar of Texas, Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law 101 conference in Houston, Texas, Oct. 2, 2013.
Frederic White, professor of law, was a moderator and panelist for “Institutional Priorities and the Budget and Where is the Money: Securing and Enhancing Revenue Generation Streams” at the Fourth Biennial Workshop, Promoting Diversity in Law School Leadership, sponsored by the University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Wash., Oct. 11 - 12, 2013.
Professor White was a presenter and panelist at the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Site Evaluation Workshop for Law School Representatives and New Site Evaluators, Chicago, Ill., Oct. 5, 2013.