November 2018 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout the month of November, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is a compilation of those daily alerts for November 1 to November 30, 2018.

Book Chapters

1. Alyson M. Drake, Foreign Law in SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITIES, AND THE LAW: A RESEARCH BIBLIOGRAPHY 2006-2016 (AALL 2018).

2. Alyson M. Drake, Comparative Law in SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITIES, AND THE LAW: A RESEARCH BIBLIOGRAPHY 2006-2016 (AALL 2018).

3. Alyson M. Drake, International Law in in SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITIES, AND THE LAW: A RESEARCH BIBLIOGRAPHY 2006-2016 (AALL 2018).

Articles

1. Gerry W. Beyer, Wills & Trusts, 4 SMU ANN. SURV. 451 (2018).

2. Gerry W. Beyer, Keeping Current—Probate, 32 PROB. & PROP. 25 (2018).

3. Gerry W. Beyer, The Will Execution Ceremony: Should it be in Pictures?, 45 EST. PLAN. 25 (2018).

4. Gerry W. Beyer & Katherine Peters, Sign on the [Electronic] Dotted Line: The Rise of the Electronic Will, WILLS, TRUSTS, & EST. L. EJOURNAL (2018).

Op-Ed

1. Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s Debatable: Did misguided allegiance to president spur attempted bomber to act?, LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-J. (Nov. 4, 2018 12:19 a.m.), http://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20181104/its-debatable-did-misguided-allegiance-to-president-spur-attempted-bomber-to-act.

2. Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s Debatable: Did misguided allegiance to president spur attempted bomber to act?, LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-J. (Nov. 17, 2018 10:08 p.m.), https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20181117/its-debatable-how-has-trump-done-so-far-as-president.

Citations

1. Prof. Murphy’s article Chenery Unmasked: Reasonable Limits on the Duty to Give Reasons is cited in the following article: Kathryn E. Kovacs, Rules About Rulemaking and the Rise of the Unitary Executive, 70 ADMIN. L. REV. 515 (2018).

2. Prof. Murphy’s article Arbitrariness Review Made Reasonable: Structural and Conceptual Reform of the “Hard Look” is cited in the following article: Kathryn E. Kovacs, Rules About Rulemaking and the Rise of the Unitary Executive, 70 ADMIN. L. REV. 515 (2018).

3. Prof. Murphy’s article Enhancing the Role of Public Interest Organizations in Rulemaking via Pre-Notice Transparency is cited in the following article: Kathryn E. Kovacs, Rules About Rulemaking and the Rise of the Unitary Executive, 70 ADMIN. L. REV. 515 (2018).

4. Prof. Casto’s book FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND THE CONSTITUTION IN THE AGE OF FIGHTING SAIL is cited in the following article: David Golove, The American Founding and Global Justice: Hamiltonian and Jeffersonian Approaches, 57 VA. J. INT’L L. 621, 623 (2018).

5. Prof. Metze’s article Speaking Truth to Power: The Obligation of the Courts to Enforce the Right to Counsel at Trial is cited in the following article: Chad G. Marzen, Inclusivity with Reciprocity: Permitting Law Teachers Outside of ABA-Accredited Law Schools Bar Admission Through Admission on Motion Rules, 43 U. DAYTON L. REV. 347 (2018).

6. Prof. Casto’s article Advising Presidents: Robert Jackson and the Destroyers-for-Bases Deal is cited in the following article: Harold Hongju Koh, Presidential Power to Terminate International Agreements, 128 YALE L.J. F. 432 (2018).

7. Professor Robert Sherwin’s article Clones, Thugs, ‘n (Eventual?) Harmony: Using the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to Simulate a Statutory Defamation Defense and Make the World Safe from Copyright Bullies is cited in the following article: Lauren Gorab, A Fair Use to Remember: Restoring Application of the Fair Use Doctrine to Strengthen Copyright Law and Disarm Abusive Copyright Litigation, 87 FORDHAM L. REV. 703 (2018).

8. Prof. Beyer’s book FAT CATS & LUCKY DOGS: HOW TO LEAVE (SOME OF) YOUR ESTATE TO YOUR PET is cited in the following article: Thomas E. Simmons, A Will for Willa Cather, 83 MO. L. REV. 641, 642 (2018).

9. Prof. Loewy’s article Why Roe v. Wade Should Be Overruled is cited in the following article: Clarke D. Forsythe & Bradley N. Kehr, A Road Map Through the Supreme Court’s Back Alley, 33 ISSUES L. & MED. 175 (2018).

10. Prof. Rosen’s article The “Especially Heinous” Aggravating Circumstance in Capital Cases–The Standardless Standard is cited in the following article: Emily V. Shaw et. al., Intellectual Disability, the Death Penalty, and Jurors, 58 JURIMETRICS J. 437 (2018).

11. Prof. Chiappinelli’s article How Delaware’s Corporate Law Monopoly Was Nearly Destroyed is cited in the following article: Brandon Mordue, The Revlon Divergence: Evolution of Judicial Review of Merger Litigation, 12 VA. L. & BUS. REV. 531 (2018).

12. Prof. Casto’s book FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND THE CONSTITUTION IN THE AGE OF THE FIGHTING SAIL is cited in the following article: John Harrison, The Constitution and the Law of Nations, 106 GEO. L.J. 1659 (2018).

Quotes

1. Prof. Camp is quoted in the following article: Alan K. Ota, Democrats ponder IRS whistleblowers on Trump tax returns, 18 MLEX US TAX WATCH 5 (2018).

News

1. Dean Victoria Sutton’s short documentary Apache Kid, U.S. Army Scout, was selected for the First Nations Film and Video Festival that has a focus on Native American women directors. The festival ran from November 1st to November 9th in Chicago, IL. A complete list of the film’s many festival selections and awards is located here.

2. Professor Tracy Pearl is the recipient of the 2019 Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Research Award for Texas Tech University. Established in 2001, the Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards are presented to individuals who exemplify teaching or research excellence throughout the year. These are the highest honors given by the Texas Tech University System to faculty members at its component institutions. Winners of these awards have significantly advanced teaching or research efforts and are noted as leaders among colleagues and in their respective fields.

3. On November 2nd, Professor Gerry W. Beyer’s blog posting, Prince’s Estate Wants to Trademark the Color Purple, made Texas Bar Today’s list of top 10 blog posts for the week.

4. On November 2nd, Dean Victoria Sutton spoke at the first Health Law & Policy in Space Symposium at the University of Houston Law Center. Her talk centered upon biocontamination, human health, and planetary protection policy.

5. Also on November 2nd, Professor Brie Sherwin participated in a panel at Duke Law Environmental Law & Policy Forum’s Fall 2018 Symposium. The panel discussed the interactions between human health and climate change, policy tools needed to promote sustainable communities, and human resilience to pollution and climate change.

6. Professor Gerry W. Beyer’s blog, the Wills, Trusts, and Estates Prof Blog, is ranked #18 in all-time popularity, surpassing the SCOTUSblog for the first time ever. The ranking is out of the 4,479 blawgs monitored by Justia. His blog remains the #1 estate planning blog out of 245.

7. On November 14th, Professor Gerry W. Beyer was a speaker at the 39th Annual Inland Empire Estate Planning Seminar at the University of Redlands in Redlands, California. To a multi-disciplinary audience of over 110 attorneys, CPAs, trust officers, financial planners, and life insurance specialists, Prof. Beyer spoke about the interface between estate planning and weapon ownership and marijuana legalization in his presentation entitled Aiming High and Getting High: Estate Planning for Guns and Marijuana.

8. On November 16th, Professor DeLeith Gossett moderated a panel entitled “The Opioid Crisis: What Can Be Done for the Children” at the 2018 Silent Victims Conference at Duke University. The panel discussed the explosion in the number of children needing foster care due to the opioid crisis, as well as what the 1980’s drug epidemic can teach us about how best to help these children and their families.

9. Also on November 16th, Professor Brian Shannon moderated a panel entitled S.B. 1326, Competency Restoration Alternatives, Local Implementation, & a Look Ahead at the 2018 Texas Tech Mental Health Law Symposium.

9. The ABA Journal recently reaffirmed Professor Gerry W. Beyer’s blawg, The Wills, Trusts, & Estates Prof Blog, as a member of its Blawg 100 Hall of Fame.

10. Professor Gerry W. Beyer was the speaker at the November 27, 2018, meeting of the Probate, Trust, and Estates Section of the Houston Bar Association. His presentation and accompanying paper were entitled State Law Pitfalls: Don’t Step In It When Your Client Steps Across State Lines.

11. The State Bar of Texas recently informed Professor Gerry W. Beyer that his continuing legal education activities qualified him (for the thirty-second consecutive year) for membership in the State Bar College. The Texas Bar College is an honorary society of lawyers, chartered by the Supreme Court of Texas in 1981, to recognize and encourage lawyers who maintain and enhance their professional skills and the quality of their service to the public by completing at least double the required hours of continuing legal education each year.

Bloomberg BNA’s Energy and Climate Report: Insights

This is the third in a four part series blog post spotlighting Bloomberg BNA’s Energy and Climate Report.

At the top of the page and on the right hand side, you will find “insights”, which allows you to take a look at practitioners’ practical knowledge and proposals on a subject.

Below is a view of the home page. The green box indicates where Insights may be located.

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Clicking on Insights will allow you to explore practitioners’ takes on hot topics concerning energy and climate.

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Access to the Energy and Climate Report’s database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

November 2018 New Books

2018 Nov new books

In November 2018, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  1. Warren Berger, A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas (2016).

PHYSICAL FITNESS

  1. Bryant Johnson, The RBG Workout (2017).

POLITICS

  1. Joel Cohen with Dale J. Degenshein ; foreword by Honorable Nancy Gertner (Ret.), Broken Scales: Reflections on Injustice (2017).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

  1. Carl Bettinger, Twelve Heroes, One Voice: Guiding Jurors to Courageous Verdicts (2011).
  2. Greg Munro and Ned Good, The Lawsuit Guide (2018).
  3. Iain Morley, The Devil’s Advocate: A Spry Polemic on How to be Seriously Good in Court (2016).
  4. Joane Garcia-Colson, Fredilyn Sison, and Mary Peckham, Trial in Action: The Persuasive Power of Psychodrama (2010).
  5. Mark Mandell, Case Framing (2015).
  6. Michael Leizerman with Jay Rinsen Weik, The Zen Lawyer: Winning with Mindfulness (2018).
  7. Patrick Malone, The Fearless Cross-Examiner: Win the Witness, Win the Case (2016).
  8. Philip H. Corboy, Final Arguments (2012).
  9. Ralph C. Losey, E-Discovery for Everyone (2016).
  10. William A. Barton, with assistance from Darien S. Fenn, Recovering for Psychological Injuries (2010).
  11. William S. Bailey and Robert W. Bailey, Show the Story: The Power of Visual Advocacy (2011).

PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY

  1. Holly B. Rogers, MD, The Mindful Twenty-Something: Life Skills to Handle Stress … and Everything Else (2016).
  2. Haris Dimitriadis, Epicurus and the Pleasant Life: A Philosophy of Nature (2017).
  3. Heidi K. Brown, The Introverted Lawyer: A Seven-Step Journey Toward Authentically Empowered Advocacy (2017).
  4. Mark H. Anshel, In Praise of Failure: The Value of Overcoming Mistakes in Sports and in Life (2016).
  5. Martin E.P. Seligman, Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life (2006).
  6. Nathalie Martin, with Joshua Alt, Kendall Kerew, and Jennifer Laws, Lawyering from the Inside Out: Learning Professional Development through Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence (2018).
  7. Philip C. Watkins, Ph. D., Positive Psychology 101 (2016).
  8. Robert Christiansen, The Bug in our Brain: How Raising Your Self-Worth Clears the Path to Success (2017).

RELIGION

  1. Thich Nhat Hanh, Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices (2009).
  2. Thich Nhat Hanh, How to Relax (2015).
  3. Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace is Every Breath: A Practice for Our Busy Lives (2011).
  4. Thich Nhat Hanh, translated by Mobi Ho, The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation (1987).

SEXUAL ORIENTATION

  1. Dana Neacsu and David Brian Holt, eds. in chief, Margaret (Meg) Butler, cont. ed., contributors: Iain Barksdale [and 26 others], Sexual Orientation, Gender Identities, and the Law: A Research Bibliography, 2006-2016 (2018).

All of these books are available from the Law Library.  If you would like to check out any of these titles, please contact the circulation desk at either 806-742-3957 or circulation.law@ttu.edu.  Library staff will be able to assist in locating and checking out any of these items.

Bloomberg BNA’s Energy and Climate Report: Exploring an Article

This is the second in a four part series blog post spotlighting Bloomberg BNA’s Energy and Climate Report.

Today, we will explore an article from the homepage of the Energy and Climate Report.

Scrolling down the home page, the most recent news articles are shown, an article shown below, allows a reader to utilize many different features.

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At the top of the article, you can direct between the article immediately preceding the article being viewed or the one just after.

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You can also view related documents or articles to the one currently being viewed.

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Access to the Energy and Climate Report’s database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

October 2018 New Resources

2018 Oct new books

In October 2018, the Law Library added the following new resources to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

New Resources

U.S. Congressional Serial Set – The United States Congressional Serial Set, commonly referred to as the Serial Set, is considered the most essential publication for unveiling American history.  This ongoing project in HeinOnline will be released in phases and will soon contain complete coverage of the Serial Set.

New Books

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. William R. Kelly with Robert Pitman, Confronting Underground Justice: Reinventing Plea Bargaining for Effective Criminal Justice Reform (2018).
  2. Paul Marcus, Melanie D. Wilson, and Jack B. Zimmermann, Criminal Procedure in Practice (2018).
  3. Michael D. Cicchini, Anatomy of a False Confession: The Interrogation and Conviction of Brendan Dassey (2018).

EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE

  1. Amy S. Wilson, ed., The Practitioner’s Guide to Defense of EPL Claims (2018).

IMMIGRATION LAW

  1. Charles M. Miller, Marcine A. Seid, and Daniel Brown, Immigration Compliance and Best Practices (2018).

JUDGES

  1. Richard E. Flamm, Judicial Disqualification: Recusal and Disqualification of Judges (2017).

JUVENILES

7. ABA Center on Children and the Law, Child Welfare Legal Representation: ABA Attorney Standards (2018).

LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING

  1. Laurel Currie Oates and Anne Enquist, Just Memos: Preparing for Practice (2018).
  2. Richard K. Neumann, Jr., and J. Lyn Entrikin, Legal Drafting by Design: A Unified Approach (2018).

LEGAL EDUCATION

  1. Ira L. Shafiroff, First-Year Law School Success: The Ultimate and Essential Guide for Every 1L (2018).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Kerry M. Lavelle, The Early-Career Guide for Attorneys: Starting and Building a Successful Career in Law (2018).
  2. Stewart Levine, The Best Lawyer You Can Be: A Guide to Physical, Mental, Emotional, and spiritual Wellness (2018).
  3. Terri Morrison, Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: Courtrooms to Corporate Counsels (2018).
  4. Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool, Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise (2017).
  5. Robert N. Sayler and Molly Bishop Shadel, Tongue-Tied America: Reviving the Art of Verbal Persuasion (2019).
  6. Susan Smith Blakely, What Millennial Lawyers Want: A Bridge from the Past to the Future of Law Practice (2019).

RELIGION

  1. Mark Douglas McGarvie, Law and Religion in American History: Public Values and Private Conscience (2016).

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  1. Siddhivinayak Kulkarni, ed., Machine Learning Algorithms for Problem Solving in Computational Applications: Intelligent Techniques (2012).

TORTS

  1. Mike Farris and Jennifer Pedroza, Fifty Shades of Black and White: Anatomy of the Lawsuit Behind a Publishing Phenomenon (2018).
  2. Robert L. Dunn, Recovery of Damages for Lost Profits (2005).

All resources are available from the Law Library.  If you would like to check out any of these titles, please visit the circulation desk.

All electronic databases are available through the Library’s webpage, http://www.depts.ttu.edu/law/lawlibrary/index.php.

 

Bloomberg BNA’s Energy and Climate Report: What is it?

This is the first in a four part series blog post spotlighting Bloomberg BNA’s Energy and Climate Report.

The Energy and Climate Report is dedicated to providing real-time coverage of climate change and emissions trading developments, in-depth analysis, interviews with policy makers, background reports, and legislation, litigation coverage and court opinions, and videos.

The Energy and Climate Report home page provides a comprehensive update beginning with the latest news.

Below is a view of the home page.

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To stay updated on a specific topic of interest, check out the news on the homepage that can be filtered by topic.

Below is the view of topics that you can filter the most recent news through.

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For quick searches of the entire database, locate the search icon at the top right corner of the page. For advanced searches, select the search icon and then select “advanced search” to the right of the search box. The advanced search tool allows you to search by term, topic, tribunal and date.

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Access to the Energy and Climate Report’s database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

October 2018 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout the month of October, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is a compilation of those daily alerts for October 1 to October 31, 2018.

Articles

1. Nancy J. Soonpaa, The Ins and Outcomes of Writing an Effective Syllabus, 67 J. LEGAL EDUC. 833 (2018).

2. Bryan T. Camp, The Substantial Substantiation Rules For Code Section 170, 2018 LAW360 274-45.

3. Gerry W. Beyer, Potpourri, REPTL REP., 56-4, at 3 (2018).

4. Gerry W. Beyer, Intestacy, Wills, Estate Administration, and Trusts Update, REPTL REP., 56-4, at 4-7 (2018).

5. Gerry W. Beyer, An Estate Planner’s Guide to the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act, REPTL REP., 56-4, at 38-43 (2018).

6. Gerry W. Beyer & Barry Seltzer, Don’t Forget About Pets When Planning for Disability and Death: A Legal Guide to Caregiving for Pets After an Owner’s Death, GENERATIONS: J AM. SOC. AGING, Fall 2018 at 109.

Op-Ed

1. Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s Debatable: Does Kavanaugh have the right temperament to be a Supreme Court justice?, LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-J. (Oct. 24, 2018 5:06 p.m.), http://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20181024/its-debatable-does-kavanaugh-have-right-temperament-to-be-supreme-court-justice.

Citations

1. Prof. Loewy’s article Why Roe v. Wade Should Be Overruled is cited in the following article: Clarke D. Forsythe, A Draft Opinion Overruling Roe v. Wade, 16 GEO. J.L. & PUB. POL’Y 445 (2018).

2. Prof. Murphy’s article Arbitrariness Review Made Reasonable: Structural and Conceptual Reform of the “Hard Look” is cited in the following article: David M. Driesen, Judicial Review of Executive Orders’ Rationality, 98 B.U.L. REV. 1013 (2018).

3. Prof. Gossett’s article If Charity Begins at Home, Why Do We Go Searching Abroad? Why the Federal Adoption Tax Credit Should Not Subsidize International Adoptions is cited in Adoption tax credit, 5 ARIZ. PRAC., JUV. LAW & PRACTICE § 7:16 (October 2018 Update).

4. Prof. Casto’s article The Tort Liability of Insane Persons for Negligence: A Critique is cited multiple times in the October 2018 update to RESTATEMENT (THIRD) OF TORTS: Phys. & Emot. Harm § 11 (2010).

5. Prof. Murphy’s article Arbitrariness Review Made Reasonable: Structural and Conceptual Reform of the “Hard Look” is cited in the following article: Aaron L. Nielson, Optimal Ossification, 86 GEO. WASH. L. REV. 1209 (2018).

6. Prof. Chiappinelli’s article The Moral Basis of State Corporate Law Disclosure is cited in The traditional legal framework—An overview, D&O LIAB. HDBK. § I:2.

7. Prof. Casto’s book THE SUPREME COURT IN THE EARLY REPUBLIC: THE CHIEF JUSTICESHIPS OF JOHN JAY AND OLIVER ELLSWORTH is cited in the following article: Matt Steilen, The Security Court, 78 MD. L. REV. ONLINE 1 (2018).

8. Prof. Murphy’s article Arbitrariness Review Made Reasonable: Structural and Conceptual Reform of the “Hard Look” is cited in the following article: David A. Dana & Michael Barsa, Judicial Review in an Age of Hyper-Polarization and Alternative Facts, 9 SAN DIEGO J. CLIMATE & ENERGY L. 231 (2018).

9. Prof. Christopher’s article The Bridging Model: Exploring the Roles of Trust and Enforcement in Banking, Bitcoin, and the Blockchain is extensively cited in the following article: Dirk A. Zetzsche et. al., The Distributed Liability of Distributed Ledgers: Legal Risks of Blockchain, 2018 U. ILL. L. REV. 1361 (2018).

10. Prof. Beyer’s article The Fine Art of Intimidating Disgruntled Beneficiaries with In Terrorem Clauses is cited in the following article: Reid Kress Weisbord, The Governmental Stake in Private Wealth Transfer, 98 B.U.L. REV. 1229 (2018).

11. Prof. Camp’s TaxProf Blog article Lesson from the Tax Court: The Turbo-Tax Defense is cited in the following article: Tax Program Glitches; Tax Court Leniency on Penalties, Interest?, 129 J. TAX’N 46 (2018).

12. Prof. Loewy’s article Rethinking Search and Seizure in a Post-9/11 World is cited in the following article: Emily Berman, A Government of Laws and Not of Machines, 98 B.U.L. REV. 1277 (2018).

13. Prof. Gonzalez’s article The New Batson: Opening the Door of the Jury Deliberation Room After Peña-Rodriguez v. Colorado is cited in the following article: Jason Koffler, Laboratories of Equal Justice: What State Experience Portends for Expansion of the Pena-Rodriguez Exception Beyond Race, 118 COLUM. L. REV. 1801 (2018).

Quotes

1. Prof. Camp is quoted in the following article: ProPublica seeks IRS tipsters, 15 MLEX US TAX WATCH 20 (October 9, 2018).

News

1. On October 2nd, Professor Gerry W. Beyer spoke in South Sioux City, Nebraska at a meeting of the Siouxland Estate Planning Council, an interdisciplinary organization composed of attorneys, certified public accounts, trust officers, life insurance specialists, and financial planners. The topic of his presentation and accompanying article was entitled Effects of Legalized Marijuana on Estate Planning. Prof. Beyer first examined these effects in 2016 with his seminal article Puff, the Magic Dragon, and the Estate Planner.

2. On October 5th, Professor Tracy Pearl presented her paper, Compensation at the Crossroads: Autonomous Vehicles & Alternative Victim Compensation Schemes, at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law as part of its “Progression 2018: Using Law to Facilitate an Efficacious Innovation Economy” symposium.

3. On October 10th, Professor Gerry W. Beyer spoke at the El Paso Estate Planning Council October meeting. His topic and accompanying paper were entitled Cyber Estate Planning and Administration and included coverage of the Texas Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act and the special steps necessary for planning for individuals who own cryptocurrency.

4. Professor Catherine Christopher presented her paper Normalizing Struggle (on the productive nature of struggling in law school) at the Central States Law Schools Association (CSLSA) 2018 Annual Scholarship Conference in Fort Worth.

5. On October 18th, Professor Jamie Baker presented on the rapidly-evolving ethical duty of technology competence for lawyers to the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries (ORALL) annual conference. Read her article Beyond the Information Age: The Duty of Technology Competence in the Algorithmic Society here.

6. On October 18th, Professor Catherine Christopher presented on blockchain technology and bitcoin to the Lubbock County Women Lawyers monthly luncheon. Her seminal article on the subject, The Bridging Model: Exploring the Roles of Trust and Enforcement in Banking, Bitcoin, and the Blockchain, is available to read here.

7. On October 19th, Professor Gerry W. Beyer was a featured speaker at The 38th Tax & Estate Planning Forum in San Diego, California. The Forum is a nationally recognized provider of legal education seminars and is an approved Legal Education Provider by the California State Bar and other State Bars across the nation. To an audience of over 300 attorneys and other estate professionals, Prof. Beyer presented his paper entitled Cyber Estate Planning and Administration.

8. Professor Victoria Sutton’s documentary The Court Martial of Apache Kid won an “Exceptional Merit” award for docu-drama and the “Excellence” award for the subcategory of “Research” at the Fall 2018 Docs Without Borders Film Festival. The film was also selected for screening at the Show Low International Film Festival in Pinetop, Arizona.

9. At a screening of the documentary Brother Outsider in the Tech Law Library on October 25th, Professor Dwight McDonald shared his thoughts on civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, his personal experience as one of only 5 African Americans in a class of 240, creating the Black Law Student Association chapter at Tech, and today’s civil rights battles for the LGBT community.

10. Professor Jamie Baker was the keynote speaker at the 13th Annual Texas Tech Law Practice Technology CLE on October 25th & 26th. She headed an all-star line-up of Tech Law faculty presentations, including insightful talks by Professors Sally Henry, Nancy Soonpaa, J. Wesley Cochran, Dustin Benham, Alyson Drake, Allison Clayton, Jarod Gonzalez, Charles Bubany, Dwight McDonald, Donnie Yandell, and Larry Spain. A full list of the CLE’s programs and presenters can be found here.