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Professor Michael J Malinowski has published his first children’s book, “Why Am I Me?” With children now living their lives entirely immersed in the technology of genetics and genetic medicine, “Why Am I Me?” introduces children to the concepts of genes and DNA, and to the complex reality of their influence on us. Popular San Diego, California artist Michelle Joy Montrose illustrated the book, which is available through the publisher, Ally-Gator Book Bites (Lake Charles), and on Amazon.

Professor Margaret Thomas was invited on Oct. 25 to be part of a panel discussing U.S. Supreme Court and Fifth Circuit Case Updates for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana Biennial Bench and Bar Conference in New Orleans.

Professor Madalyn Wasilczuk will present her paper, “The Racialized Violence of Police Canine Units” at the University of Baltimore Law Review Symposium on Nov. 16.

Professor Paul Baier was selected by his Harvard Law School classmates to chair the fiftieth reunion of his 1969 Harvard Law School alumni on Oct. 24-27, in Cambridge, MA. He was joined in the Reunion Class Symposium by Judge Kimba Wood and Judge Jed Rakoff, both of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Professor Keith Hall spoke on the topic “Crude Oil Marketing” at the Short Course on International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts, and Negotiations on Sept. 30 in Houston. He spoke on the topic “Surface Trespass Liability—Good Faith, Bad Faith,” on Oct. 16 at the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation’s annual fall conference in Lexington, Kentucky. In addition, he spoke on two topics—“Implied Covenants in Oil & Gas Leases” and “Common Interests Created in Oil & Gas”—on Oct. 21 at the Annual Oil & Gas Short Course in Westminster, Colorado.