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.
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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.
Professor Jarod Gonzalez presents paper on whistleblower protection for biosecurity laboratory employees
Professor Jarod Gonzalez participated in a symposium at South Texas College of Law in Houston March 9. The South Texas Law Review and State Bar of Texas Labor and Employment Law Section co-sponsored the symposium, which was titled Citizen Employees: Whistleblowers and Other Employees Acting in the Public Interest. Professor Gonzalez presented preliminary findings from a draft paper co-authored with Professor Victoria Sutton called Whistleblower Protection for Scientific Laboratory Employees, which examines whistleblower aspects of biosecurity laboratory regulations.
Paul Whitfield Horn Professor William Casto published his article Advising Presidents: Robert Jackson and the Destroyers-For-Bases Deal in the American Journal of Legal History. It can be found at the following citation: William Casto, Advising Presidents: Robert Jackson and the Destroyers-For-Bases Deal, 52 Am. J. Legal Hist. 1 (2012).
Center for Biodefense, Law and Public Policy Fellows James Garrett and Heather Carson with Paul Whitfield Horn Professor Vickie Sutton presented a poster at the American Society for Microbiology, Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting in Washington, D.C., Feb. 27–29. The poster abstract, accepted for presentation in Fall 2011, was titled New Select Agent Regulations: An Analysis and Comparison of Key Changes.
Adjunct Professor of Law Charles Bubany presented Mental Health Issues for Municipal Court Judges for a judges seminar sponsored by the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center and held in Galveston, Tex.
Paul Whitfield Horn Professor Victoria Sutton was invited to and participated in an FBI- and AALS-sponsored workshop in Washington, DC, titled Bridging Science and Security for Biological Research: A Dialogue Between Universities and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The purpose of the meeting, held Feb. 21–22, was to discuss regulatory issues, security threats and future developments in a collaborative context. She also presented preliminary findings in a draft paper co-authored with Professor Jarod Gonzalez on biosecurity laboratory regulations and employer-employee relations.