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The Tyler Court of Appeals cites my article

Ever so often, you get a little validation. In the case of Lee v. Loftin, the Texas Twelfth Court of Appeals released an opinion which cited my article on the inherent risk doctrine (Tackling the Competitive Sports Doctrine, 9 TEX. REV. ENT. & SPORTS L. 85 (2007)). This was my first article and the one I used for my presentation during my job hunt. The citation for the case is Lee v. Loftin, 277 S.W.3d 519 (Tex.App.–Tyler 2009).

Don’t worry, I will spare you from actually having to read it. The case concerned the Texas Equine Activity Act. Since the publication of my original article, the Texas legislature statutorily adopted the inherent risk standard for injuries arising out of equine activities. (In my article, I proposed the adoption of the standard for all sports injuries). This case was the first that I have seen to confront the application of the inherent risk standard in Texas. The court cited my article fairly heavily (five times, but who’s counting? lol) to explain the correct application of the standard. (Link)

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July 18th, 2009 at 12:51 pm

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Go Cowboys

I have accepted a full-time, tenure track position at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. I will be in the Department of Economics and Legal Studies in Business at the Spears School of Business. I will be starting in the fall semester of 2009.

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July 18th, 2009 at 12:04 pm

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The remaining classes

Remember that the rest of the semester will consist of our study of Negotiable Instruments. We should be able to get through chapter 27 in the textbook. Our next test is next week on April 20, 2009. The test will cover chapters 23 and 24.

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April 13th, 2009 at 7:56 am

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Splitting lecture 15

I decided to split lecture 15 into two parts. The first half of the class we will cover Warranties and the second half we will go over Product Liability. The presentations are posted. (Link)

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April 6th, 2009 at 9:22 am

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GBA362 Presentation 6 is online

Presentation 6 (Genuineness of Assent) is online. It appears that Google Docs may have changed the appearance when you click on the link, however, it works the same. Once you click on the link, you will reach the page asking for a log-in. You do not have to log in though. Instead, simply click on the link that says “View published presentation in a new window.” You can then view the presentation normally. 

Sorry for the confusion. 

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February 3rd, 2009 at 9:39 am

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First five GBA362 presentations are posted.

The first five presentations for GBA362 are all now available for review and download. (Link) There were some issues with the presentations page initially; please email if you have any further trouble.

We will cover through presentation 4 in the class set for Monday, January 26.

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January 25th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

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HIST1301 Final Exam Study Guide

HIST1301 Students:

I have prepared the following study guide for your use in preparing for the final exam. Please contact me if you have any questions or need additional information.

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Written by griffin

December 5th, 2008 at 12:31 pm

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HIST1301 revised lecture schedule

HIST1301: Assuming that we resume classes on Wednesday, September 17, 2008, our revised lecture and exam schedule will look as follows.

10am TTH class (Link)

1pm F class (Link)

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September 14th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

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GBA281 revised lecture schedule

GBA281: The hurricane has disrupted our schedule. Assuming that we resume classes on Wednesday, September 17, 2008, the revised lecture and exam schedule will change. (Link)

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September 14th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

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GBA281: first exam date moved.

This post relates to my GBA281 Sections.

Our first exam is currently scheduled for Wednesday, September 17. After giving it some thought, I have decided to MOVE the test to Friday, September 19. I do not like to change the syllabus, but I am concerned that otherwise we would not have time for a full review before the test.

I hope this won’t cause any inconvenience.

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September 9th, 2008 at 1:15 pm

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