Faculty Highlights

Spring 2018

Spring 2018 Featured Highlights:

Professor Lisa T. Alexander, Director of the Program in Real Estate and Community Development Law:

  • Presented, “Tiny Homes: Bringing Home the Right to Housing,” and moderated the panel “Housing and Homelessness: Fresh Approaches to a Lasting Problem, at the 9th Annual Meeting of the Association for Law, Property, and Society at Maastricht University in Maastricht, Netherlands (June 1-2, 2018).

  • Moderator/Commentator/Participant, University of Pennsylvania Perspectives on Fair Housing Symposium, 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, sponsored by the Provost’s Office at the University of Pennsylvania and the Penn Institute for Urban Research, Philadelphia, Pa. (April 11, 2018).

  • Organized the Texas A&M University School of Law Program in Real Estate and Community Development Law’s Second Annual 2018 Real Property Law Schmooze, titled Bridging the Urban Versus Rural Divide, from February 1-3, 2018. The program, directed by Professor Alexander, invited 17 prominent legal scholars with expertise in either urban or rural property law to present unpublished works-in-progress or early-stage ideas relevant to the theme of how law can bridge the urban versus rural divide. Six Texas A&M University School of Law faculty members affiliated with the program also participated. Professor Joseph William Singer, the Bussey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, served as the Program’s Distinguished Real Property Law Keynote Speaker. The Schmooze received positive publicity on the Property Profs Blog.

  • Published “Bringing Home the Right to Housing to Advance Urban Sustainability, 4 Texas A&M J. of Property Law 67 (keynote address) (2017).

  • Published “Tiny Homes for the Homeless: A Return to Politically Engaged Community Economic Development Law?” in “Community Development Law and Economic Justice--Why Law Matters,” 26 J. of Affordable Hous. & Comm. Dev. L. 31, 39 (2017), co-authored with 11 other professors from law schools such as Michigan, Northeastern, UC Davis, UC Hastings, and UCLA

Professor Wayne Barnes:

  • His article "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Online Reviews: The Trouble with Trolls and a Role for Contract Law after the Consumer Review Fairness Act” has been accepted for publication in Volume 52 of the Georgia Law Review.

  • Published, along with co-authors David Epstein (Richmond), Paula Franzese (Seton Hall), and Kevin Tu (Maryland) the new classroom text Learning Core Commercial Law Concepts (West Academic Publishing). The new text is a condensed survey of key concepts from the Uniform Commercial Code, including Article 2 (Sales), Articles 3 and 4 (Payment Systems), and Article 9 (Secured Transactions).

  • Invited to participate in an upcoming online roundtable symposium to be published in the Washington and Lee Law Review Online. The online roundtable is a follow-up to a live symposium held at Washington and Lee on March 16-17, 2018, titled “Religious Values and Public Policy: Does the Separation of Church and State Also Require Separating Religion from Politics?” The live symposium featured a keynote address by Professor Sam Calhoun at Washington and Lee on whether arguments from a faith-based perspective (and, specifically Christian) are appropriate in a pluralistic society.

  • Presented “Negative Online Reviews, the Consumer Review Freedom Act, and the Potential Role of Contract Doctrine,” at the Thirteenth Annual International Conference on Contracts, Barry University School of Law, Orlando, Fla. (February 24, 2018).

Associate Professor Amber Baylor, Director of the Criminal Defense Clinic:

  • Presented “Committing To Change: Building Intentional Uncertainty and Fluidity Into Clinic Design” at AALS Annual Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Chicago, Ill. (April 30, 2018).

  • Presented “A Trifold View of the Cost of Misdemeanor Charges,” at American University Washington College of Law, Economic Justice Program, Poverty Law Conference, Washington, D.C. (March 24, 2018).

Senior Lecturer Cecily Becker, Externship Program Director:

  • Co-presented “Professional Identity Formation: It’s No Accident” at the Externships 9 Conference: Coming of Age, at the University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Ga. (March 9, 2018).

Professor Mark Burge:

  • Presented “Contract Law Bargains for a New Audience,” at the Thirteenth Annual International Conference on Contracts, Barry University School of Law, Orlando, Fla. (February 2​3, 2018).

Professor William Byrnes, Associate Dean for Special Projects:

Professor Irene Calboli:

  • Published "Chocolate, Fashion, Toys, and Cabs: The Misunderstood Distinctiveness of Non-Traditional Trademarks" 49 International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 1 (2018) (pp. 1-4).

  • Presented “3D Printing and Disruptive Technologies,” Faculty Seminar, Faculty of Law and Social Science, University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain (February 16, 2018).

  • Presented “Geographical Indications at the Crossroads of Trade and Marketing,” public lecture, Centre of International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg, France (February 13, 2018).

  • Served as commentator and participated at the Workshop of the Harmonization of Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva, Switzerland (February 9, 2018).

  • Presented “How to Tie IP, Cultural Heritage, and Economic Development in Southeast Asia” at the Cultural Industries and Intellectual Property in Southeast Asia Conference, Faculty of Law and Wee Kim Wee Centre, Singapore Management University (February 1-2, 2018).

  • Presented the keynote address, “Intellectual Property and Patents for Medicines,” at the Conference on Harmonization on Law, Economics and Health towards Social Justice, Universitas 17 Augustus 1945, Semarang, Indonesia (January 29-30, 2018).

  • Presented “The ASEAN Approach to Under-Water Cultural Heritage, Admiralty and Maritime Law Panel,” co-sponsored by Art Law and International Law Sections, “Sunken Treasure: Recovery of Cultural Property from Historic Shipwrecks,” 112th AALS Annual Meeting Access to Justice, San Diego, Calif. (January 3-7, 2018).

  • Presented “Is the RCEP so Different than the TTP? The Indirect Influence of the US in International IP Negotiations in Asia,” Intellectual Property Section Panel on “International IP Law in a Post-TPP/TTIP, Post-Brexit World,” at the 112th AALS Annual Meeting Access to Justice (January 3-7, 2018).

  • Gave the keynote, “Intellectual Property (IP): Its Role in the Global Economy and Development,” at the Intellectual Property is Big News: Regional Seminar for Journalists Seminar, World Intellectual Property Organization, Singapore Office (December 11-12, 2017).

  • Served as commentator at The Future of Asian Trade Deal and IP Conference, School of Law, Singapore Management University, Singapore (December 8, 2017).

  • Presented “Intellectual Property and Free Movement of Goods in ASEAN” at the ASEAN Law Conference, School of Law, Singapore Management University, Singapore (December 7-8, 2017).

  • Presented “3D Printing Technology and Digital Trade” at the Digital Trade in the Asia-Pacific: Identifying Challenges, Seeking Solutions Conference, School of Law, Singapore Management University (organized by Faculty of Law, University of Melbourne), Singapore (December 6, 2017).

  • Visiting Professor, Faculty of Law and Social Science, University Carlos III of Madrid, Master in Intellectual Property Rights teaching classes on “Non-Traditional Trademarks” and “Geographical Indications” (February 2018).

  • Visiting professor at the Centre of International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg [France], Graduate Program in Intellectual Property. Lecturing on “The International Protection of Trademarks” and “Geographical Indications” (February 2018).

  • Visiting professor, Royal University of Law and Economics, Cambodia, Master in International Business Law, teaching “Intellectual Property” and “International Trade” (December 2017).

Professor Gabriel Eckstein, Director of the Program in Natural Resources Systems:

  • Published the essay “The wicked problem of pharmaceuticals in our waters,” in “Wicked problems facing integrated water quality management: what IWRA experts tell us,” (James E. Nickum, Henning Bjornlund & Raya Marina Stephan, Eds.), Water International, Vol. 43:3, pp. 336-348 (2018).

  • Presented “Basics of Texas Water Law” to the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association, Fort Worth, Texas (January 16, 2018).

  • Interviewed on the KUHF/NPR radio show Houston Matters  (at 1:05) about the U.S. Supreme Court case in which Texas sued New Mexico over water rights and allocations in the Rio Grande (January 8, 2018). 

  • Interviewed on the Texas Standard (at 16:33) radio show about the U.S. Supreme Court case in which Texas sued New Mexico over water rights and allocations in the Rio Grande (January 2, 2018).

  • Presented “Sharing What You Can’t See: Policy and Governance Challenges for Managing Transboundary Groundwater Resources on the Mexico-U.S. Border” to the Dallas Bar Association Environment Law Section (December 7, 2017).

Professor Susan Fortney, Director of the Program for the Advancement of Legal Ethics:

  • Co-moderated the 3rd ABA Workshop on Developments in Proactive Regulation of Lawyers. In 2014, Professor Fortney spearheaded these workshops to bring together interested regulators and others to explore proactive regulation of lawyers. Since that time two U.S. states and one Canadian province have implemented proactive self-assessment programs (June 2, 2018).

  • In June 2018, West Academic Press released the newest addition to its hornbook series: Legal Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and the Legal Profession. Professor Susan Fortney with Professor Vincent Johnson co-authored the legal malpractice part of the book, consisting of over 232 pages of the 1000+ page book. It is the first legal ethics hornbook published since 1986.

  • Presented the evaluation component of the Lubbock County Private Defender Training Program to program participants in connection with her consultation of a National Association of Legal Aid and Defender Attorneys grant from the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice. The program trains and empowers lawyers appointed to represent indigent defendants (April 13, 2018).

  • The Texas Bar Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant to the Texas Apprenticeship Network, an apprentice program that places recent graduates with respected attorneys who work in the communities and practice areas of interest to the recent graduates. The program is designed for recent graduates who are committed to solo law practice that focuses on representation of persons with limited means to pay market rates for legal services. Professor Fortney launched the program in 2016 with a grant from the Texas Bar Foundation and grant match from Texas A&M University (April 2018).

  • Served as a co-organizer of the Third Annual Bovay Workshop Ethical Risk Management:  Theory and Practice sponsored by The Bovay Chair and the Texas A&M Program for the Advancement of Legal Ethics. The workshop included experts who shared their European and Canadian experiences and perspectives (April 9, 2018).

  • Published “A Portrait of Uninsured Lawyers; Using Empirical Data to Enhance Public Protection” in JOTWELL. Professor Fortney serves as a contributing editor for the Legal Profession Section of JOTWELL (March 30, 2018).

  • Convened and moderated an Ethics Scholar Roundtable on public health ethics at Texas A&M University. The roundtable provides opportunities for ethics professors from across the Texas A&M University community to come together to discuss their research and teaching, while exploring collaborative endeavors (March 2, 2018).

  • Presented “Lawyers Making Mistakes: Understanding Your Legal Malpractice Insurance and Duties to Clients” at the St. Mary’s Law Journal’s 17th Annual Symposium of Legal Malpractice and Ethics (January 26, 2018).​

Professor Paul George:

  • Presented a CLE program titled Forum Clauses—Law, Tactics and Ethics at Gray Reed McGraw, LLC, in its Dallas office (February 28, 2018).

  • Met with Uniform Law Commission members in Philadelphia as Reporter on the ULC project Joint Drafting Committee on Registration of Foreign Judgments to Harmonize the Law of Canada and the United States (February 15, 2018).

  • Organized a meeting with Oklahoma Secretary of State Deby Snodgrass, Secretary of Agriculture Jim Reese, Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce President Fred Morgan, and OSU Vice President Gary Clark concerning Oklahoma’s interacting with the North Texas Commission on trade corridor development, specifically the trade function of intermodal transportation (December 4, 2017).

Professor Michael Z. Green, Director of the Program in Workplace Law:

  • Media commentator discussing presentation at Arkansas law school and matters on race and negotiations, KUAF National Public Radio 91.3 HD (University of Arkansas, Fayetteville), interview by Kyle Kellam on “Race, Gender and Negotiations” (April 23, 2018).

  • Presenter and discussant, “Rewriting Clark County School District v. Breeden,” Feminist Judgments Workshop: Rewritten Employment Discrimination Opinions, University of Nevada Las Vegas Law School (April 20, 2018).

  • Presenter, “Retaliating Against Black Lives Matter in the Workplace,” University of Arkansas School of Law Speaker Series, Fayetteville, Ark. (April 17, 2018).

  • Presenter, “Employment ADR and Race,” Prejudice in ADR: Still a Problem in These Complex Times program, ​ABA Dispute Resolution Section Spring Conference, Washington, D.C. (April 6, 2018).

  • Posted his commentary, “Employer Catering to Discriminatory Harassment and Preferences by Influential Outsiders,” discussing Professor Dallan F. Flake’s article, “Employer Liability for Non-Employee Discrimination,” in Worklaw JOTWELL (March 20, 2018).

  • Delivered the invited keynote speech “Protecting Speech in Black Work Matters,” at the University of San Francisco Law School’s 14th Annual Jack Pemberton Lecture on Workplace Justice held at the United State Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, San Francisco, Calif. (March 22, 2018).

  • Presented “Black Worker Protests and the Employment Discrimination Implications” at the Fort Worth Human Resources Management Association Monthly Legal Hour and Luncheon (March 15, 2018).

  • Selected to write the revised opinion, from a feminist perspective, in Clark County School District v. Breeden, 532 U.S. 268 (2001) for the book, Feminist Judgments: Employment Discrimination Opinions Rewritten (Editors Ann C. McGinley & Nicole Porter Cambridge University Press forthcoming 2018) (February 28, 2018).

  • Presented “Speech Protections and Black Lives Matter in the Workplace” at The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers 5th and 11th Circuit Regional Annual Program, New Orleans, La. (February 17, 2018).

  • Presented “Assuming the Existence of Implicit Bias, Then What Do We Do About It?” as part of a program for Black History Month sponsored by the Texas A&M University School of Law Black Law Students Association on “Implicit Bias: What’s Next?” and joined a panel discussion on the topic of on “Implicit Bias” with Associate Director of Academic Support DeShun Harris, Associate Dean for Experiential Education and Professor Luz Herrera, and Professor Lynne Rambo (February 12, 2018).

  • Presented “Collective Voice in Dispute Resolution” on a panel at the AALS Annual Meeting Program of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Access to Justice in San Diego, Calif. (January 4, 2018).

  • Published “Developing Workplace Law Programming: A Labor of Love,” 86 University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review 521 (2018) (March 2018).

  • Published three papers in December 2017:

Executive Professor William H. Henning:

  • Principal drafter for several comments that were adopted by the Texas Bar Association’s Uniform Commercial Code Committee. As a committee member, he participated in monthly committee telephone conferences.

  • Appointed by the president of the Uniform Law Commission to chair a working group charged with drafting policies on transparency and conflicts of interest. Served as principal drafter to develop a set of proposals that will be presented to the membership of the ULC at its 2018 annual meeting in July.

  • Serves on a drafting committee that is revising several articles of the UCC to accommodate electronic promissory notes backed by residential real estate mortgages and attended a meeting of the committee in Washington, D.C. The UCC provisions are being developed in coordination with the New York Federal Reserve Bank, which is developing federal legislation that will create a national electronic note and mortgage registry. (March 2-3, 2018)

  • Inducted into the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers at the spring meeting of the ABA’s Business Law Section in Orlando, Fla. (April 12-14, 2018).

  • As a member of the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law, he helped the committee develop a proposal for an international model law on warehouse receipts, which are playing an increasingly important role in the economies of developing countries. He participated in a committee conference call on April 26 during which the proposal was approved.

  • As a member of the U.S. State Department's delegation to Working Group VI of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, Henning attended a week-long meeting of the working group at UN Headquarters in New York City. Working Group VI has developed a model law on secured transactions for developing nations and is currently working on a practice guide to accompany the model law. Additionally, the proposal for a model law on warehouse receipts was presented and approved (April 29 – May 4, 2018). 

Professor Luz Herrera, Associate Dean for Experiential Education:

  • Published “The Network for Justice: Pursuing a Latinx Civil Rights Agenda” (with Pilar Margarita Hernández Escontrías), Harvard Latino Law Review (Spring 2018).

  • Received $30,000 T3 grant for “Needs Assessment in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas” (along with Amber Baylor and Felipe Hinojosa - History).

  • Received $80,000 Global Engagement Grant to study Mexican reintegration of immigrants deported from the United States (with Huyen Pham, Angela Morrison, Sonia Hernandez, and Nancy Plankey-Videla).

  • Received $800,000 grant from USAID as part of an interdisciplinary research team organized by The Center on Conflict and Development at Texas A&M University to assess crime prevention efforts in Mexico.

  • Featured speaker at Clinic Community Town Hall: Gathering Momentum for Racial Justice, AALS Annual Clinical Conference, Chicago, Ill. (May 1, 2018).

  • Spoke on panel “The Politics of Law School Engagement in Post-Disaster Relief Efforts,” AALS Annual Clinical Conference, Chicago, Ill. (April 30, 2018).

  • Spoke on “The Future of Latinos in the United States,” Dallas Hispanic Bar Association (March 27, 2018).

  • Presented work in progress, “The Network for Justice: Latinos in Rural Communities,” Second Annual Real Property Law Schmooze, Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas (February 3, 2018).

  • Spoke on the panel, “Empirical Research Methods and the Experiential Curriculum: ‘New’ Tools for Securing Justice in a Post-Fact Era,” at the 112th AALS Annual Meeting, San Diego, Calif. (January 7, 2018).

  • Spoke on the panel, “On the Front Line: The Role and Position of Clinical Faculty of Color in Challenging Times,” at the 112th AALS Annual Meeting (January 5, 2018).​

Professor Charlotte Ku, Associate Dean for Global Programs and Graduate Studies and Co-Convener of the Global and Comparative Law Program:

  • Published Climate Change and the UN Security Council, co-edited with Shirley V. Scott. Co-authored book’s introduction, conclusion, and the chapter “The creation of a climate change court or tribunal.” Authored the chapter “Security Council responsibility to respond to climate change.”

  • Published “The evolution of international law,” in International Organizations and Global Governance, Thomas G. Weiss and Rorden Wilkenson, ​Eds., 2nd edition (Routledge, 2018).

  • Chaired and co-authored the organizing paper for the roundtable “Visualizing International Law: What’s Occurring: Can/Should We Adjust?” at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, Calif. (April 4, 2018).

  • Gave the plenary address, “Teaching International Law: The State of the Art, Problems and Prospects” at the Teaching International Law International Conference, University of Innsbruck, Austria (January 24, 2018).

  • Spoke on the panel, “A Global Guide to International Legal Exchange: Practical Secrets of Success (and What to Do if Things Go Horribly Wrong)” at the 112th AALS Annual Meeting Access to Justice, San Diego, Calif. (January 3, 2018).

Associate Professor Brian Larson:

Professor James McGrath, Associate Dean of Academic Support and Bar Services:

  • Published “Assessments All the Way Down”, The Green Bag (with Andrew Morriss), (forthcoming 2018).

  • Published “Planning Your Class to Maximize Your Students’ Use of Highly Effective Learning Techniques,” 95 Detroit Mercy Law Review (forthcoming 2018).

  • Presented “Harnessing the Synergies of Non-Obvious Partners in Creating a Sense of Belonging in Law School,” Conference for the Association of Academic Support Educators, St. Louis, Mo. (May 23, 2018).

  • Presented “Taking Advantage of the Science of Highly Effective Learning Techniques,” Teaching Seminar, Charleston School of Law, Charleston, SC (April 20, 2018).

  • Presented “Applying Positive Psychology and Strengths-Oriented Approaches to Teaching,” AALS Midyear Meeting, San Diego, Calif. (January 6, 2018).

Professor Thomas W. Mitchell, Interim Dean:

  • Dean Mitchell’s scholarship and successful legal reform work on partition law with respect to heirs’ property is featured in Gabriel Kuris’ article, "'A Huge Problem in Plain Sight': Untangling Heirs' Property Rights in the American South, 2001-2017" published by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The case study is part of a Woodrow Wilson School Innovations for Successful Societies program, which highlights how certain selected policy initiatives or reforms (most in the international context but some domestic) were achieved even though they had long been deemed unachievable. The case studies are designed to be studied within universities and drawn upon by those pursuing very challenging reform efforts.

  • Served on a jury in a criminal misdemeanor case in Dallas (February 21- 22, 2018).

  • On April 11, 2018, Governor Reynolds of Iowa signed SF 2175 into law, making Iowa the eleventh state to enact the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act (UPHPA) into law. Dean Mitchell served as the Reporter (principal drafter) for the UPHPA.

Associate Professor Felix Mormann:

  • Interviewed by Knowledge@Wharton to discuss renewable energy deployment in Costa Rica and beyond. SiriusXM Business Radio’s Knowledge@Wharton is a daily, call-in business interview program, broadcasting live from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School (May 15, 2018).

  • Presented “Equity Challenges in the Transition to a Low-Carbon Electricity Sector: A Comparative Perspective” at the 2nd Annual North American Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Conference at Houston Law Center (May 4, 2018).

  • Presented “Constitutional Challenges and Regulatory Opportunities for State Climate Policy Innovation" to the Dallas Bar Association Environmental Law Section (April 26, 2018).

  • Presented “Combating Climate Change Without the U.S. – The German Perspective” at the Paris, Policy, and the Grid: The Future of Transnational Energy Policy symposium at the University of Connecticut School of Law (April 20, 2018).

  • Presented “Market Segmentation vs. Subsidization: Clean Energy Credits and the Commerce Clause’s Economic Wisdom” at the Environmental Law Colloquium, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, Ill. (February 8, 2018).

  • Presented “Constitutional Challenges and Regulatory Opportunities for State Climate Policy Innovation" to the panel of the Natural Resources Section of the 112th AALS Annual Meeting Access to Justice, San Diego, Calif. (January 3, 2018).

Professor Timothy Mulvaney, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development:

  • Published his article, “Non-Enforcement Takings,” 59 Boston College Law Review 145 (2018).

  • Presented “Property-as-Society” (forthcoming in the Wisconsin Law Review) at the Progressive Property Conference at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass., on May 4, 2018; the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England at the invitation of the Cambridge Centre for Property Law on May 26, 2018; and at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Law, Property, and Society at Maastricht University in Maastricht, Netherlands on June 2, 2018.

  • Presented a working paper, “The Property Crime of Trespass,” at the Property Roundtable at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland on May 30, 2018, and at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Law, Property, and Society at Maastricht University in the Netherlands on June 3, 2018.

  • Appointed as a Faculty Fellow with the Center for Health Systems & Design, Texas A&M University College of Architecture.

  • Appointed as a Faculty Affiliate with the Texas A&M University Community Resilience Collaborative, Texas Sea Grant, Texas A&M University College of Geosciences.

Professor Tanya Pierce:

Senior Lecturer Bob Probasco, Director of the Low Income Tax Clinic:

  • Named chair of the planning committee for the 66th Annual Taxation Conference, to be held in November 2018 at the University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas (January 23, 2018).

Professor Srividhya Ragavan:

Associate Professor Peter Reilly:

  • Presented “Business People Must Be Great Negotiators,” at the Texas A&M School of Law Business Speaker Series held in San Antonio, Texas (April 17, 2018).

  • Served as a moderator for one of four panels and helped Nancy Welsh in organizing the Texas A&M Law’s ADR conference Natural Disasters, Stakeholder Engagement and Dispute Resolution (April 13, 2018).

  • Served as moderator and panelist for the panel “Toward Integrating ADR Teaching, Writing, Theory and Practice” at the ABA Dispute Resolution Spring Conference, Washington, D.C. (April 7, 2018).

  • Organized (along with Associate Professor Angela Morrison) and served as a panelist at the Texas A&M School of Law “1L Judicial Clerkship Workshop” to provide advice to 1Ls on how to obtain a judicial clerkship (March 26, 2018).

  • Presented negotiation training as adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership, Washington, D.C. (March 3, 2018).

  • Co-taught the workshop “Department Heads as Negotiators: Working to Improve Your Skills” (with Cynthia Alkon and Nancy Welsh), Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas (February 8, 2018).

  • Taught a “Negotiations” class for the Texas A&M University School of Law Masters of Jurisprudence Program in San Antonio (January 30, 2018).

  • Published “Corporate Deferred Prosecution as Discretionary Injustice,” 2017 Utah Law Review 5 (December 2017). 

Professor Lisa A. Rich, Director of the Residency Externship Program in Public Policy:

Lynn Rodriguez, Family Law & Benefits Clinic supervising attorney:

  • Received the “Eagle Service” award from the Tarrant County Bar Foundation for her volunteer efforts while working with the Tarrant County Division of Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans (January 24, 2018).

Professor Neil L. Sobol, Director of the Legal Analysis, Research and Writing Program:

Professor Elizabeth Trujillo, Co-Convener of the Global and Comparative Law Program:

Associate Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat:

  • Published “The Porous Court-Agency Border in Patent Law,” 51 Akron Law Review 915 (2018).

  • Published “When Can the Patent Office Intervene in its Own Cases?” 73 New York University Annual Survey of American Law 201 (2018).

  • Published a post on the PatentlyO blog, “Mapping the Patent Office Intervenor Power” (February 5, 2018).

  • Published a post on the Antitrust Attorney blog, “Antitrust-Style Analysis in Patent Law” (January 30, 2018).

  • Published a post on the PatentlyO blog, “Shenanigans, Time Bars, and Federal Circuit Oversight” (January 10, 2018).

  • Co-presented the “Last Party Standing: Who Has Standing to Appeal Administrative Decisions to the Federal Circuit?” webinar of the Federal Circuit Bar Association PTAB/TTAB Committee (May 22, 2018).

  • Presented “Patent Powers in India” at the 10th Conference on Innovation & Communications Law at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy (May 3–4, 2018).

  • Presented on the “Developments at the PTAB and the Federal Circuit” panel at the Stanford IP Law and the Biosciences Conference (April 26, 2018).

  • Presented on the “Agency IP Invalidation Procedures” panel at the 22nd Annual Berkeley Center for Law & Technology/ Berkeley Technology Law Journal symposium: The Administrative Law of Intellectual Property (April 12–13, 2018).

  • Delivered an Edward D. Manzo Lecture at the DePaul University College of Law, “The Porous Court-Agency Border in Patent Law” (April 11, 2018).

  • Presented “Patent Powers in India” at the 3rd IP Scholars Asia Conference at the Singapore Management University School of Law (March 1–2, 2018).

  • Presented “Rethinking Patent Law’s Validity Power” at the Opening Plenary Session of the 14th Works in Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium at Case Western Reserve University School of Law (February 16–17, 2018).

  • Presented “Rethinking Patent Law’s Validity Power” at the AALS 2018 Annual Meeting Program on New Voices in Administrative Law (January 4, 2018).

  • Presented “Rethinking Patent Law’s Validity Power” at the Federalist Society 2018 Annual Faculty Conference Panel on Works in Progress (January 4, 2018).

  • Served as panel chair and moderator for the panel “DMCA and 1201 Rulemaking” at the Texas A&M symposium Digital Millennium Copyright Act at 20 (March 23–24, 2018).

  • Served as panel chair and moderator for the "Second Parallel Session on Patents" at the 3rd Works-in-Progress IP Scholars Asia Conference at the Singapore Management University School of Law (March 1–2, 2018).

Professor Nancy A. Welsh, Director of the Aggie Dispute Resolution Program:

Professor Peter Yu, Director of the Center for Law and Intellectual Property (CLIP):