September 2022 New Books

In September 2022, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

1. Katherine B. Forrest, When Machines Can be Judge, Jury, and Executioner:  Justice in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (2021).

LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING

2. Michael Chiorazzi, ed., The Role of Citation in the Law:  A Yale Law School Symposium (2022).

3. Michael D. Murray and Christy H. DeSanctis, Advanced Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy:  Trials, Appeals, and Moot Court (2022).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

4. Art Hinshaw, et. al., Negotiation and Lawyers (2021).

PROPERTY–PERSONAL AND REAL

5. Gary S. DeWeese, Land Valuation:  Real Solutions to Complex Issues (2022).

RACE AND ETHNICITY

6. Clint Smith, How the Word is Passed:  A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America (2021).

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

7. Simon Chesterman, We, the Robots?:  Regulating Artificial Intelligence and the Limits of the Law (2021).

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.

August 2022 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout the month of May, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is a compilation of those daily alerts for Aug 1st to Aug 31st, 2022.

Articles, Essays, Reviews, and Publications

  1. Prof. Stephen T. Black, Who Owns Your Data, 48 Rutgers Comp. & Tech. L.J. 301 (2022).
  2. Gerry W. Beyer, Potpourri, 60-3 Real Est., Prob., & Tr. L. Rep., at 4 (2022).
  3. Gerry W. Beyer, Intestacy, Wills, Estate Administration, and Trusts Update, 60-3 Real Est., Prob., & Tr. L. Rep., at 5 (2022).
  4. Gerry W. Beyer, Critters in the Estate Plan, Est. Plan. Dev. for Tex. Prof., July 2022, at 1.
  5. Prof. Brian Shannon Co-authored the Texas AOT Practitioner’s Guide, which was published in May 2022.
  6. Prof. Brittany Morris, SUCCESSFULLY SHIFTING LIBRARY PROGRAMMING IN A REMOTE ENVIRONMENT: A look back at what worked and how to apply these insights in the future., AALL Spectrum, Jul/Aug 2022, at 22.
  7. Prof. Brian Shannon submitted an article, Ethical Challenges in Texas Criminal Proceedings Involving Defendants with Mental Illness, which will be published in Book 1, Volume 55, of the Texas Tech Law Review; the article is an expansion on his presentation at the April 2022 Texas Tech Law Review Mental Health Law Symposium.
  8. Gerry W. Beyer, Beyer’s Texas Property Code Annotated with Related Texas Law (2022 ed.).

Citations

  1. Prof. Dustin B. Benham’s article Dirty Secrets: The First Amendment in Protective-Order Litigation was cited in the following article: Kate M. Buerer, The Sex-Trafficked Plaintiff’s True Identity in Civil Suits: Pre-trial Protective Orders, 16 Liberty U. L. Rev. 451 (2022).
  2. Prof. Bryan T. Camp’s article Taxation of Electronic Gaming was cited in the following article: Adam B. Thimmesch, Tax, Incorporated: Dynamic Incorporation and the Modern Fiscal State, 54 Ariz. St. L.J. 179 (2022).
  3. Prof. Richard Murphy’s article Enhancing the Role if Public Interest Organizations in Rulemaking via Pre-Notice Transparency was cited in the following article: David A. Simon, Off-Label Innovation,56 Ga. L. Rev. 701 (2022).
  4. Prof. DeLeith D. Gossett’s article Take Off the [Color] Blinders: How Ignoring the Hague Convention’s Subsidiarity Principle Furthers Structural Racism Against Black American Children was cited in the following article: Leslie P. Culver, (Un)wicked Analytical Frameworks and the Cry for Identity, 21 Nev. L.J. 655 (2022).
  5. Prof. Gerry W. Beyer’s article Technology’s Impact on the Changing Future of the Trusts and Estate Practice was cited in the following article: Lincoln Davies, Karrugan Bork, Sarah Krakoff, et al., Roundtable Two: Environmental Law Education: New Techniques in the Classroom and Beyond, 46 Vt. L. Rev. 575 (2022).
  6. Prof. Jarod S. Gonzalez’s publication Employment Discrimination: A Context and Practice Casebook was cited in the following article: Schuyler Frashier, A Tale of Two Procedure: Federal and Illinois Pleading Requirements, 46 S. Ill. U. L.J. 589 (2022).
  7. Prof. Willian R. Casto’s article “Dear Sister Antillico…”: The Story of Kirksey v. Kirksey was cited in the following article: Chaumtoli Huq, Integrating a Racial Capitalism Framework into First-Year Contracts: A Pathway to Anti-Capitalist Lawyering, 35 J. Civ. Rts. & Econ. Dev. 181 (2022).
  8. Prof. Gerry W. Beyer’s publication Texas Probate Code with Commentary was cited in the following publication: Michael S. Browning, Dying with a LWT Under Texas Law, Oil, Gas and Min. Title Exam. Course (2022).
  9. Prof. Victoria Sutton’s article Planetary Protection and Regulating Human Health: A Risk that is Not Zero was cited in the following article: Chase Hamilton, Space and Existential Risk: The Need for Global Coordination and Caution in Space Development, Duke L. & Tech. Rev. (2022).
  10. Prof. Richard D. Rosen’s article Deterring Pre-Viability Abortions in Texas Through Private Lawsuits was cite din the following article: Michael T. Morley, Constitutional Tolling and Preenforcement Challenges to Private Rights of Action, 97 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1825 (2022).
  11. Prof. Brie D. Sherwin’s article The Upside Down: A New Reality for Science at the EPA and Its Impact on Environmental Justice was cited in the following article: Sara A. Colangelo, Forging Complete Justice: Equitable Relief in Environmental Enforcement, 46 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 315 (2022).
  12. Prof. Richard Murphy’s article Chenery Unmasked: Reasonable Limits on the Duty to Give Reasons was cited in the following article: Daniel Kim, Robert L. Glicksman, & Keziah Growth-Tuft, Judicial Review of Scientific Uncertainty in Climate Change Lawsuits: Deferential and Nondeferential Evaluation of Agency Factual and Policy Determinations, 46 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 367 (2022).
  13. Prof. Victoria Sutton’s article Harnessing Wind is Not (by Nature) Environmentally Friendly was cited in the following article: Erika Bosack, Incidental Take Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and How to Share the Skies, 46 Wm. & Mary Envtl. L. & Pol’y Rev. 833 (2022).
  14. Associate Dean Wendy Adele Humphrey’s article “Let’s Talk About Sex”: Legislating and Educating on the Affirmative Consent Standard was cited it the following article: Gillian R. Chadwick, Time’s Up for Attorney-Client Sexual Violence, 22 U. Md. L.J. Race, Religion, Gender & Class 76 (2022).
  15. Prof. Bryan T. Camp’s article A Brief Analysis of Governor Palin’s Tax Returns for 2006 and 2007 was cited in the following article: Joshua D. Blank, Presidential Tax Transparency, 40 Yale L. & Pol’y Rev. 1 (2021).
  16. Prof. Larry R. Spain’s article Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Poor: Is It an Alternative was cited in the following article: Diego A. Zambrano, Missing Discovery in Lawyerless Courts, 122 Colum. L. Rev. 1423 (2022).
  17. Dean Jack Nowlin’s article The Judicial Restraint Amendment: Populist Constitutional Reform in the Spirit of the Bill of Rights was cited in the following article: David S. Ardia, A PROGRESSIVE FIRST AMENDMENT: Beyond the Marketplace of Ideas: Bridging Theory and Doctrine to Promote Self-Governance, 16 Harv. L. Pol’y Rev 265 (2022).

Quotes

  1. Prof. Kimberley Harris was quoted in the following article: Colleges Navigate Confusing Legal Landscapes as New Abortion Laws Take Effect, N.P.R. (Jul. 19, 2022).
  2. Prof. Kimberley Harris was quoted in the following article: We Asked College Health Centers How They’ll Deal With Abortion Restrictions. They Aren’t Saying, The Chronicle of Higher Education (Aug. 9, 2022).

News

  1. Prof. Gerry Beyer’s publication REPTL Reporter was featured in Section Reports, 85 Tex. B. J. 526 (2022).
  2. Prof. Alyson Outenreath’s article Use of Disregarded LLCs by I.R.C. §501(c)(3) Organizations Is a Trap for the Unwary in Certain States was highlighted in the following publication: Nancy Shurtz, Estate Planning, 49 Est. Plan. 30 (2022).
  3. Prof. Gerry W. Beyer’s publication Rule Against Perpetuities was highlighted in the following publication: Nancy Shurtz, Estate Planning, 49 Est. Plan. 30 (2022).
  4. For the 30th consecutive year, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer was appointed as the Keeping Current—Probate editor for Probate & Property magazine, an official publication of the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law.
  5. Prof. Kimberly Harris was featured on Newsy “Morning Rush” segment, Aug. 22, 2022.
  6. Prof. Brian Shannon was elected by the Big 12 Faculty Athletics Representatives as the Big 12’s delegate to the national 1A FAR Board of Directors. (Shannon previously served as President of this organization of FARs from the major athletics conferences from 2012-18.).
  7. Prof. Brian Shannon presented on Mental Health Law at the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers annual conference in San Antonio in June 2022.
  8. Prof. Brian Shannon presented on Mental Health Law at the State Bar’s Advanced Criminal Law course in Dallas in July 2022.
  9. Prof. Brian Shannon continued participation as part of a national work group of law professors, judges, and psychiatrists on developing new model standards for mental health law. The group’s final report, Model Legal Processes to Support Clinical Intervention for Persons with Serious Mental Illness & Pathways to Care: A Roadmap for Coordinating Criminal Justice, Mental Health Care, and Civil Court Systems to Meet the Needs of Individuals and Society, was released in August 2022. See  Model Legal Processes to Support Clinical Intervention for Persons with Severe Mental Illness FINAL 8.2022.pdf
  10. Prof. Brian Shannon will present on Mental Health Issues in Mediation to the Dallas Bar Association’s ADR Section in September 2022.
  11. Prof. Brian Shannon will present on Assisted Outpatient Treatment as a Tool for Diversion of Offenders at the national AOT conference in San Antonio in October 2022.
  12. Prof. Brian Shannon will present on Assisted Outpatient Treatment at the November 2022 Texas Judicial Mental Health Summit in Grapevine.
  13. Prof. Brian Shannon will present on Mental Health and Student-Athletes at the national Faculty Athletics Representatives Ass’n annual conference in Indianapolis in November 2022; and
  14. Prof. Brian Shannon drafted several pieces of legislation on behalf of the Texas Judicial Mental Health Commission (JCMH) in his role as chair of the JCMH’s Legislative Committee for Criminal Law Issues; the bills will likely be filed in the January legislative session.
  15. Prof. Alyson Outenreath was reappointed to the following positions: State Bar of Texas Tax Section Past Chair Advisory Board; State Bar of Texas Tax Section Council, Law School Representative; State Bar of Texas Tax Section, Law School Outreach Co-Chair; and State Bar of Texas Tax Section, Continuing Legal Education Vice Chair.
  16. On September 1, 2022, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer was in San Antonio where he spoke at the Annual Meeting of the Texas College of Probate Judges. His presentation and accompanying article were entitled Recent Cases: Intestacy, Wills, Probate, & Trusts.

July 2022 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout the month of May, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is a compilation of those daily alerts for July 1st to July 31st, 2022.

Citations

  1. Prof. Catherine M. Christopher’s article Will I pass the Bar Exam: Predicting Student Success Using LSAT Scores and Law School Performance was cited in the following article: Milan Markovic, Protecting the Guild or Protecting the Public?, 35 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 163 (2022).
  2. Prof. Victoria Sutton’s article Asynchronous, E-Learning in Legal Education: A Comparative Study with the Traditional Classroom was cited in the following article: Margaret Ryznar, Lessons from Teaching Tax Online, 19 Pitt. Tax Rev. 295 (2022).
  3. Prof. Catherine M. Christopher’s article Normalizing Struggle was cited in the following article: How the Pandemic Flipped My Perspective on Flipping the Tax Law Classroom, 19 Pitt. Tax. Rev. 267 (2022).
  4. Prof. Richard W. Murphy’s article A “New” Counter-Marbury: Reconciling Skidmore Deference and Agency Interpretive Freedom was cited in the following publication: 7 West’s Fed. Admin. Prac. § 8119.
  5. Prof. Catherine M. Christopher’s article Normalizing Struggle was cited in the following article: Aric K. Short, Infusing Leadership Competencies into 1L Professional Identity Formation, 62 Santa Clara L. Rev. 113 (2022). 
  6. Prof. Richard W. Murphy’s article Abandon Chevron and Modernize Stare Decisis for the Administrative State was cited in the following: Heather Elliot, A Biden Executive Branch and its Supporters May Find the Federal Courts an Obstacle, 16 Harv. L. & Pol’y Rev. 1 (2021). 
  7. Prof. Richard Posen’s article Civilian Courts and the Military Justice System: Collateral Review of Courts-Marital was cited in the following article: Christian R. Burset, Advisory Opinions and the Problem of the Legal Authority, 74 Vand. L. Rev. 621 (2021).
  8. Prof. William R. Casto’s article Foreign Affairs and the Constitution in the Age of Fighting Sail was cited in the following article: Christian R. Burset, Advisory Opinions and the Problem of Legal Authority, 74 Vand. L. Rev. 621 (2022).
  9. Prof. Bryan Camp’s column Lessons from the Tax Court was cited in the following article: Mark J. Cowan & Joshua Cutler, Cross-Fertilizing the Tax Classroom, 19 Pitt. Tax Rev. 329 (2022).
  10. Dean Wendy Adele Humphrey’s article Let’s Talk about Sex: Legislating and Educating on the Affirmative Consent Standard was cited in the following article: Alexa Richardson, The Case for Affirmative Consent in Childbirth, 37 Berkeley J. Gender L. & Just. 1 (2022).
  11. Prof. Walter B. Huffman’s article Martgin of Error: Potential Pitfalls of the Ruling in The Prosecutor v. Ante Gotovino was cited in the following article: Patrick Leisure, The Martens Clause, Global Pandemics, and the Law od Armed Conflict, 62 Harv. Int’l L. J. 469 (2021). 

Quotations 

  1. Prof. Catherine M. Christopher’s article Normalizing Struggle was quoted in the following article: Sarah Schendel, Due Dates in the Real World: Extensions, Equity, and the Hidden Curriculum, 35 Geo. J. Legal Ethics (2022).
  2. Prof. Victoria Sutton was quoted in the following article: Debra Utacia Krol, Court denies bid to stop Oak Flat mine: Project would be built on a sacred Indigenous site Arizona Republic (2022).

News

  1. In Slosberg v. Giller, No. S21G1226, 2022 WL 2354926 (Ga. June 30, 2022), the Supreme Court of Georgia quoted and cited with approval Prof. Gerry W. Beyer’s co-authored article entitled The Fine Art of Intimidating Disgruntled Beneficiaries with in Terrorem Clauses, 51 SMU L. Rev. 225, 236-237 (1998).
  2. Prof. Bryan Camp was mentioned Top Federal Tax Cases of 2022: Midyear Report 182-83 (2022).

June 2022 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout the month of May, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is a compilation of those daily alerts for June 1st to June 30th, 2022.

Quotes

Citations

  1. Prof. Bryan T. Camp’s article The Play’s The Thing: A Theory of Taxing Virtual Worlds, was cited in the following article: Seldon A. Evans, Pandora’s Box, 90 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 376 (2022).
  2. Prof. Gerry W. Beyer’s article Leona Helmsley’s Will-A Detailed Analysis, was cited in the following article: William A. Drennan, Restricting Funeral Expense Deductions, 126 Dick. L. Rev. 429 (2022).
  3. Prof. Jarod S. Gonzalez’s review The New Batson: Opening the Door of the Jury Deliberation Room after Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado was cited in the following article: Daniel S. Harawa, The False Promise of Pena-Rodriguez, 109 Calif. L. Rev. 2121 (2021).
  4. Prof. Richard W. Murphy’s review Due Process and Judicial Review of Government Kill Lists was cited in the following article: The “Bedrock Principle” That Wasn’t: Alliance for Open Society II and the Future of the Noncitizens’ Extraterritorial Constitution, 53 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 345 (2021).
  5. Prof. Richard W. Murphy’s review Abandon Chevron and Modernize Stare Decisis for the Administrative State, was cited in the following article: Amy Semet, Statutory Interpretation and Chevron Deference in the Appellate Courts: An Empirical Analysis, 12 UC Irvine L. Rev. 621 (2022).
  6. Prof. Brie D. Sherwin’s article Chocolate, Coca-Cola, and Fracturing Fluid: A Story of Unfettered Secrecy, Toxicology, and the Resulting Public Health Implications of Natural Gas Development is cited in the following article: Trevor Gruwell, Promoting Industry Transparency in the Field of Hydraulic Fracturing to Facilitate Equitable Balancing of Economic Interests and Public Health, 10 LSU J. of Energy L. & Resources 119 (2022).
  7. Prof. Gerry W. Beyer’s article Rule Against Perpetuities, is cited in the following article: Nancy Shurtz, Estate Planning Articles of Interest, 49 Est. Plan. 30 (2022).
  8. Prof. Richard D. Rosen’s article Funding Non-Traditional Military Operations: The Alluring Myth of a Presidential Power of the Purse, is quoted in the following article: Edward A. Fitzgerald, Sierra Club v. Trump, California v. Trump: Border Wall Funding Knocked Down, 12 Ariz. J. Envtl. L. & Pol’y 179 (2022).
  9. Prof. Gerry W. Beyer’s review Avoid Being a Defendant: Estate Planning Malpractice and Ethical Concerns was cited in Robert P. Schuwerk & Lillian B. Hardwick’s section of 48 Tex. Prac., Tex. Lawyer & Jud. Ethics sec. 2:4 (2022 ed.).
  10. Prof. Eric W. Chiappinelli’s article The Myth of Director Consent: After Shaffer, Beyond Nicastro was cited in the following article: Megan M. La Belle, Personal Jurisdiction and the Fairness Factor(s), Emory L. J. 72 (2022).
  11. Prof. Eric. W. Chiappinelli’s article How Delaware’s Corporate Law Monopoly Was Nearly Destroyed, was cited in the following article: Kiran Nasir Gore, Delaware as a Next Generation Hub for International Arbitration Practice: Building the Case for the First State, Beaumontm Flouchard & Brodlija, International Commercial Arbitration: Quo Vadis? (Kluwer 2022).
  12. Prof. William R. Castro’s commentary An Orthodox View of the Two-Tier Analysis of Congressional Control over Federal Jurisdiction was cited in the following article: Charles M. Yablon, Inherent Judicial Authority: A Study in Creative Ambiguity, Cardozo L. Rev. 1035 (2022).
  13. Prof. Robert T. Sherwin’s article Evidence? We Don’t Need No Stickin’ Evidence!: How Ambiguity in Some States’ Anti-SLAPP Laws Threatens TO De-Fang a Popular Weapon Against Frivolous Litigation was cited in the following publication: Barker & Kent, New Appleman Insurance Bad Faith Litigation, Second Edition §  8.20 (Matthew Bender, Rev. Ed.)
  14. Prof. Richard Murphy’s publication Administrative Law and Practice sec. 12:21 was cited in the following publication: Medicare & Medicaid Guide P. (2022).
  15. Prof. Nancy J. Soonpaa’s article Stress in Law Students was cited in the following article: Christopher L Mathis, An Access and Equity Ranking of Public Law Schools, Rutgers U. L. Rev. 667 (2022).
  16. Prof. Dustin B. Benham’s article Proportionality, Pretrial Confidentiality, and Discovery Sharing was cited in the following article: David M. Wilson & Stephanie W. Schmidt, Keeping Secrets: The Practical, Legal, and Ethical Implications of Maintaining Confidentiality in Discovery, 16 No. 4 In-House Def. Q. 26 (2021).
  17. Prof. Richard W. Murphy’s article Abandon Chevron and Modernize Stare Decisis for the Administrative State was cited in the following article: Ronald M. Levin, The APA and the Assault on Deference, 106 Minn. L. Rev. 125 (2021).
  18. Prof. William R. Castro’s article The Tort Liability of Insane Persons for Negligence: A Critique was cited in the following publication: Restatement (3d) of Torts: Liability for Physical Harm sec. 11 (2022).
  19. Prof. Brian Shannon was cited in the Texas AOT Practitioner’s Guide (2022).
  20. Prof. Gerry W. Beyer & Claire G. Hargrove’s article Digital Wills: Has the Time Come for Wills to Join the Digital Revolution? Was cited in the following article: David Horton, Revoking Wills, Notre Dame L. Rev. 563 (2022).
  21. Prof. Catherine M. Christopher’s article The Bridging Model: Exploring the Roles of Trust and Enforcement in Banking Bitcoin, and the Blockchain was cited in the following article: Casey W. Baker, Thomas Norton, & Ralph E. McKinney, U.S. State Taxation of Cryptocurrency-Involved Transactions: Trends and Considerations for Policy Makers, 75 Tax Law. 601 (2022).
  22. Prof. Gerry W. Beyer’s articles Statutory Fill-in-the Blank Will Forms—the First Decade: Theoretical Constructs and Empirical Findings & Statutory Will Methodologies—Incorporated Forms vs. Fill-In Forms: Rivalry or Peaceful Coexisentence? Were cited in the following publication: Restatement (Third) of Property: Wills and Other Donative Transfers sec. 3.1 Attested Wills (2022).
  23. Prof. Victoria Sutton’s article Wind and Wisdom was cited in the following article: Angelique Eaglewoman, Wambdi A. Was’teWinyan, Trailblazing and Living a Purposeful Life in the Law: A Dakota Woman’s Reflections as a Law Professor, 51 Sw. L. Rev. 227 (2022).
  24. Prof. Bryan T. Camp’s article The Play’s the Thing: A Theory of Taxing Virtual Worlds was cited in the following article: David Elkins, A Scalar Conception of Tax Residence, 41 Va. Tax. Rev. 149 (2022).
  1. Prof. Richard W. Murphy’s 3 Admin. L. & Prac. § 9:24 (3d ed 2019). was quoted in the following article: Jayanth K. Krishnan, Overstepping: U.S. Immigration Judges and the Power to Develop the Record, Wis. L. Rev. 57 (2022).
  2. Prof. Richard W. Murphy’s 3 Admin. L. & Prac. § 9:24 (3d ed 2019) was quoted in the following article: Stephan E. Smith, Asking Too Much: The Ninth Circuit’s Erroneous Review of Social Security Disability Determinations, 26 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 229 (2022).
  3. Prof. Gerry W. Beyer’s article Leona Helmsley’s Will—A Detailed Analysis was quoted in the following article: William A. Drennan, Restricting Funeral Expense Deductions, 126 Dick. L. Rev. 429 (2022).

News

  1. Prof. Gerry W. Beyer’s review The Double-Edged Sword of Hunting Heirs, was posted on JOTWELL, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots), on June 14, 2022. In this review, he critiques David Horton & Reid Kress Weisbord, Heir Hunting, 169 U. Pa. L. Rev. 383 (2021).
  2. Sally M. Henry spoke at a Federal Bar Association webinar “Ripped From the Headlines: Hot Topics in Bankruptcy” on May 4, 2022.
  3. On May 4 and 5, 2022, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer was in Galveston, Texas to serve as the featured presenter at the Texas Association of Counties’ Probate Academy. To an audience of Constitutional County Court judges and their clerks, Prof. Beyer made the following presentations:
    • Judicial Update: Appellate Court Decisions
    • Will Interpretation & Construction Issues
    • Handling Requests for Digital Assets, Cryptocurrency, and NFTs
    • Requirements of a Valid Texas Will
    • Intestate Succession: Who Gets What and Why?
    • Alternatives to Traditional Probates
    • Q&A with Professor Beyer
  1. On May 10, 2022, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer was the guest speaker at two events in Las Vegas. First, at the breakfast meeting of the Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council, he presented his paper entitled Anticipating Will Contests and How to Avoid Them. At lunchtime, he presented his paper entitled Estate Planning in a Cyber World: Cryptocurrency, Non-Fungible Tokens, and E-mail as part of the Northern Trust Master Series.
  2. On April 29, 2022, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer was an invited speaker at the 41st Annual Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium held in Overland Park, Kansas. Prof. Beyer presented two of his papers, What Estate Planners in Common Law Marital Property States Need to Know About Community Property and Avoiding the Estate Planning Blue Screen of Death With Competent and Ethical Practices, to an audience of over 500 estate planning attorneys and other professionals with over 200 attending in-person and 300 virtually.
  3. On May 12, 2022, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer traveled to Odessa, Texas to serve as the luncheon speaker for the Midland-Odessa Business and Estate Council. His presentation and accompanying article were entitled Recent Developments from the Texas Courts.
  4. On May 13, 2022, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer traveled to Amarillo, Texas where he was a featured speaker at the 30th Annual Institute on Estate Planning sponsored by the Amarillo Area Estate Planning Council. His presentations and accompanying articles were entitled Estate Planning for Cyber Property and Recent Developments.
  5. Prof. Brian Shannon was acknowledged in Executive Board Notes, 54 Tex. Tech L. Rev. I (2022).
  6. Associate Dean Alyson Outenreath was acknowledged in Executive Board Notes, 54 Tex. Tech L. Rev. I (2022).
  7. On May 17, 2022, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer spoke virtually for the Eugene (Oregon) Estate Planning Council. His topic and accompanying article were entitled Estate Planning in a Cyber World: Cryptocurrency, Non-Fungible Tokens, and E-mail.
  8. Prof. William R. Castro was named as one of the Members Consultative Group of the Restatement (Third) of Unfair Competition Members (1993) updated in 2022.

August 2022 New Books

In August 2022, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

ADMIRALTY

1. Utpal Kumar Raha, Submarine Cables Protection and Regulations:  A Comparative Analysis and Model Framework (2021).

CONTRACTS

2. Werner Sabo, Legal Guide to AIA Documents (2022).

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

3. Kelly M. Feeley and Rebecca C. Morgan, Mastering Interviewing and Counseling (2020).

JUVENILES

4. Ginger C. Calloway and S. Margaret Lee, eds., Handbook of Children in the Legal System (2022).

LEGAL EDUCATION

5. Jill M. Fraley, Property:  Hypotheticals, Self-Assessment Rubrics, and Tools for Success (2021).

6. Lisa M. Blasser, Nine Steps to Law School Success:  A Scientifically Proven Study Process for Success in Law School (2020).

RELIGION

7. Anthony Walsh, Religious Liberty and Public Accommodation Laws:  Constitutional Rights Versus Statutory Obligations (2021).

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

8. Mariano J. Aznar, Maritime Claims and Underwater Archaeology:  When History Meets Politics (2021).

TAXATION—FEDERAL

9. Nancy E. Shurtz, Alexander B. Fitch, and Robert Tirrell, 529 Plans:  What Every Planner Needs to Know (2021).

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.