Paul Whitfield Horn Professor Victoria Sutton served as the keynote speaker for the ABA Section on Public Utility, Communications and Transporation’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The section invited Professor Sutton to speak after hearing about an article she recently published on energy ethics that included research on the ethical obligation for a president to have an energy policy even when it is not politically popular.
Lubbock County judges nominated Wendy A. Humphrey, assistant professor of legal practice, for the 2012 Lubbock County Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer award. The recipient of this year’s award will be announced at the annual Law Day banquet on May 3.
Paul Whitfield Horn Professor William Casto presented a paper at Harvard Law School titled Advising Presidents: Robert H. Jackson and the Problem of Dirty Hands. He discussed whether a government attorney may properly render an advisory opinion the attorney believes is erroneous. Among other things, he concluded that on one occasion, Attorney General (later Supreme Court Justice) Robert Jackson properly did so. He also compared and contrasted Jackson’s opinion with the infamous Bush II Torture Memorandum.
AT&T Professor of Law Richard was invited to participate in a symposium on administrative law at Wake Forest University School of Law.
Paul Whitfield Horn Professor William Casto spoke on the Background and Purpose of the Alien Tort Statute panel at the Corporate Responsibility and the Alien Tort Statute Symposium held at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Georgetown Law Professor David Koplow moderated the five-person panel. The full symposium schedule can be viewed here.