November 2019 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 1st to November 30th, 2019.

Articles & Book Chapters

1.  Gerry W. Beyer, ed., Keeping Current—Probate, Prob. & Prop., Nov./Dec., at 24.

2. Bryan Camp, Lesson From The Tax Court: No Jurisdiction Over Ambiguous NOD, TaxProf Blog (Nov. 4, 2019).

3. Jamie J. Baker, Ask a Director, 24 AALL Spectrum 30 (2019).

4. Bryan Camp, Lesson From The Tax Court: One Year At A Time, TaxProf Blog (Nov. 11, 2019).

5. Jamie Baker, AI and Legal Research in Law Librarianship in the Age of AI (ALA Edition 2019).

Op-Ed

1. Arnold Loewy and Charles Moster, It’s debatable: Should companies be held liable for actions generations later?, Lubbock Avalanche-J (Nov. 17, 2019, 1:01 AM), https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20191117/its-debatable-should-companies-be-held-liable-for-actions-generations-later.

Quotes

1. Professor Camp was quoted in the following article: Steven Chung, Tax Court Decides Whether a Tax on Marijuana Sales is an Unconstitutionally Excessive Fine, Above the Law (Nov. 13, 2019, 11:50 am), available at: https://abovethelaw.com/2019/11/tax-court-decides-whether-a-tax-on-marijuana-sales-is-an-unconstitutionally-excessive-fine/.

2. Professor Beyer was quoted in the following article: Samuel Smith, Coptic Christian woman wins court case against Egypt’s Islamic inheritance law, The Christian Post (Nov. 27, 2019), available at: https://www.christianpost.com/news/coptic-christian-woman-wins-court-case-against-egypts-islamic-inheritance-law.html.

3. Prof. Tracy Pearl was quoted in the following article: Ian Duncan, A more than decade-long delay in a seat belt warning system shows how car-safety rules get bogged down in bureaucracy, The Washington Post (Nov. 24, 2019 at 6:10 pm), available at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/a-more-than-decade-long-delay-in-a-seat-belt-warning-system-shows-how-car-safety-rules-get-bogged-down-in-bureaucracy/2019/11/24/0547c21e-07e4-11ea-8ac0-0810ed197c7e_story.html.

Citations

1.  Prof. Christopher’s article Whack-A-Mole: Why Prosecuting Digital Currency Exchanges Won’t Stop Online Money Laundering is cited in the following article: Margaret Ryznar, A Coffee Break for Bitcoin, 95 Ind. L.J. Supplement 1 (2019).

2. Prof. Christopher’s article The Bridging Model: Exploring the Roles of Trust and Enforcement in Banking, Bitcoin, and the Blockchain is cited in the following article: Margaret Ryznar, A Coffee Break for Bitcoin, 95 Ind. L.J. Supplement 1 (2019).

3. Prof. Christopher’s article The Bridging Model: Exploring the Roles of Trust and Enforcement in Banking, Bitcoin, and the Blockchain is cited in the following article: Dirk A. Zetzsche et. al., The Ico Gold Rush: It’s A Scam, It’s A Bubble, It’s A Super Challenge for Regulators, 60 Harv. Int’l L.J. 267, 268 (2019).

4. Prof. Christopher’s work in Will I Pass the Bar Exam? is cited in the following article: Marsha Griggs, Building a Better Bar Exam, 7 Tex. A&M L. Rev. 1 (2019).

5. 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: Ryan D. Brown, Winning the Waiting Game: How Oklahoma Can Rectify the Discrepancy Between Its No-Impeachment Rule and Peña-Rodriguez v. Colorado, 72 Okla. L. Rev. 403 (2020).

6. Prof. Beyer’s work in Digital Wills: Has the Time Come for Wills to Join the Digital Revolution is cited in the following article: Twenty-First Century Wills, 33-DEC Prob. & Prop. 52 (2019).

7. Prof. Beyer’s work in Sign on the [Electronic] Dotted Line: The Rise of the Electronic Will is cited in the following article: Twenty-First Century Wills, 33-DEC Prob. & Prop. 52 (2019).

8. Prof. Murphy’s work in Arbitrariness Review Made Reasonable: Structural and Conceptual Reform of the “Hard Look” is cited in the following article: Frédéric Gilles Sourgens, The Paris Paradigm, 2019 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1637 (2019).

9. Prof. Casto’s article Foreign Affairs Crises and the Constitution’s Case or controversy Limitation: Notes from the Founding Era is cited in the following article: Frédéric Gilles Sourgens, The Paris Paradigm, 2019 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1637 (2019).

10. Prof. Loewy’s article A Proposal for the Universal Collection of DNA is cited in the following article: Ellen Wright Clayton, Barbara J. Evans, James W. Hazel, and Mark A. Rothstein, The Law of Genetic Privacy: Applications, Implications, and Limitations, 6 J.L. & Biosciences 1 (2019).

News

1.  On November 12, Professor Beyer was the Distinguished Speaker for the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Professor Beyer presented Cyber Estate Planning and Administration.

2. On November 12, 2019, Professor Beyer presented Avoiding the Estate Planning “Blue Screen of Death” with Competent and Ethical Practices for the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council.

3. Associate Dean Humphrey was selected as one of only forty esteemed female alumni, “40 Years, 40 Women” to be recognized in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of women attending her undergraduate institution, Westminster College.

4. Associate Dean Humphrey is serving as the Chair of the Association of American Law School (AALS) Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research (LWRR). Under her leadership, the LWRR Section has been selected as the AALS Section of the Year.

5. Professor Sutton’s short documentary, Cyborgs—Should we be better than we are? was one of ten films selected for the first SIGMA Xi STEM Film Festival at the annual meeting in Madison, Wisconsin.

6. Professor Sutton’s documentary The Court Martial of Apache Kid which was written, directed, and produced by Professor Sutton received the Best Documentary Made in Texas at the Austin Indie Film Festival.

7. On November 20-21, Professor Beyer presented a half-day CLE program for the Red River Valley Estate Planning Council in Fargo, North Dakota. His lectures and accompanying articles were entitled: Anticipating Will Contests and How to Avoid Them, State Law Pitfalls: Don’t Step in It When Your Clients Step Across State Lines, and What Estate Planners in Common Law Marital Property States Need to Know About Community Property.

8. The following articles authored by Prof. Gerry W. Beyer appear in the most recent issue of the Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law (REPTL) Reporter: Potpourri; Intestacy, Wills, Estate Administration, and Trusts Update; and Estate Planning Highlights of the 2019 Texas Legislature.  REPTL Reporter is the official publication of the Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, the largest section of the Texas Bar with over 9,000 members.

November 2019 New Books

2019 November new books

In November 2019, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

BANKING AND FINANCE

  1. Kevin Werbach, The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust (2018).
  2. Jelena Madir, ed., Fintech: Law and Regulation (2019).

CYBER LAW

  1. Jacob Turner, Robot Rules: Regulating Artificial Intelligence (2019).

EVIDENCE

  1. Elizabeth F. Loftus, et. al., Eyewitness Testimony: Civil and Criminal (2019).

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

  1. Kevin L. Smith and Erin L. Ellis, eds., Coaching Copyright (2020).

LAW AND SOCIETY

  1. Paul Gowder, The Rule of Law in the Real World (2016).

LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING

  1. Robin Boyle-Laisure, Christine Coughlin, and Sandy Patrick, Becoming a Legal Writer: A Workbook with Explanations to Develop Objective Legal Analysis and Writing Skills (2019).

LEGAL PHILOSOPHY

  1. Joel Cohen, with Dale J. Degenshein, I Swear: The Meaning of an Oath (2019).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

  1. Ellyssa Kroski, ed., Law Librarianship in the Age of AI (2020).

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.

Faces of the Library: Reid Rendon and Felicia de León

Staff Spotlight reid and felicia

We would like to send a special congratulations to our newly engaged student staff members Reid and Felicia! Check out this adorable couple’s profile here:

What tasks do you do for the TTU Law Library?

We check books in and out, organize and clean the desk area, ensure books are in their proper place, and generally help out students and visitors with anything they may need.

What is your favorite thing about working at the TTU Law Library?

Our favorite part of working in the library is interacting with students and local attorneys.  The library staff are also very helpful and are really great people!

What is one thing about the law library that current and prospective students should know?

There are a lot of resources to help you research any legal issue you may need for class, clinic, or even work. Most of the are also available online!

What is your favorite place in Lubbock?

The Plaza Mexican Restaurant and Jalisco’s.

What hobbies or activities do you like to do outside the law library?

Playing with our dogs, watching Netflix. Reid also likes to play video games.

 

Faces of the Library: Sydni Emery

Staff Spotlight Sydni

Sydni is one of the sweetest and friendliest students at Texas Tech University School of Law Library. We are happy she is a part of the library team! Please, read her profile here:

What tasks do you do for the TTU Law Library?

I am Professor Baker’s RA. I help with the Monthly Faculty Publication Reports, Prisoner Letters, and I help Professor Black with his cybersecurity news stories.

What is your favorite thing about working at the TTU Law Library?

Everyone is so FRIENDLY! It is a nice place to escape after having cold calls and class.

What is one thing about the law library that current and prospective students should know?

The library staff is constantly trying to find new ways to help students achieve during school and after in their careers. One example is the ELR program.

What is your favorite place in Lubbock?

This is a tough one, because I love food. I would have to say La Sirena takes the win, every time!

What hobbies or activities do you like to do outside the law library?

I love reading, so a good cup of tea (or wine) with a good book. I also have a very interesting cat, Poppy, she keeps me busy cleaning up the many messes she makes. I enjoy going to Two Docs brewery and hanging out with friends.

 

Faces of the Library: Sidney Wiltshire

Staff Spotlight sidney

Meet Sidney. She is one of the busiest 3L’s at Texas Tech School of Law Library. She is on the BLSA Board, she is the Chair of Outreach and Recruitment at TTU Law, she is a graduate assistant for the Gender and Equity Council at Texas Tech University, and she is also in the Criminal Defense Clinic. Although she is from Michigan, Sidney got to Texas as fast as she could. Read her profile here:

What tasks do you do for the TTU Law Library?

Part of my job as a student assistant requires me toassist students and patrons at the circulation desk.

What is your favorite thing about working at the TTU Law Library?

My favorite things about working at the TTU Law Library is being able to interact with students and staff that I typically wouldn’t interact with.

What is one thing about the law library that current and prospective students should know?

One thing you all should know is that the law library is responsible for so much more than your typical library. If you have a question, ask the library staff and chances are, they’ll be able to help you or point you in the right direction!

What is your favorite place in Lubbock?

My favorite restaurant in Lubbock is Italian Garden.

What hobbies or activities do you like to do outside the law library?

In my spare time I enjoy participating in almost any fitness related activity and listening to music.

Faces of the Library: Allyson Pettus

Staff Spotlight allyson

Meet Allyson the Wise. She is full of great advice and makes really good mochi! Please read her profile to learn more about what she does at the library:

What tasks do you do for the TTU Law Library?

Front desk, give 1Ls advice and moral support, keep the library organized and in tip-top shape.

What is your favorite thing about working at the TTU Law Library?

I love the people, the staff and faculty, flexible work hours.

What is one thing about the law library that

current and prospective students should know?

Ask us stuff!! We know stuff. Call us! You can also reserve rooms and use online study guides at the library website.

What is your favorite place in Lubbock?

Cycle bar.

What hobbies or activities do you like to do outside the law library?

Watch Netflix and spend time with friends and family.

 

October 2019 New Resources

2019 October new books

In October 2019, 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

State Constitutions Illustrated (HeinOnline) – A new HeinOnline collection containing a vast collection of state constitutions and related documents for all 50 states.  Includes many versions of each state’s constitution, including a wide-variety of pre-statehood primary material. In total, there are nearly 9,000 current and historical constitutions for all 50 states.

New Books

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

  1. Lisa Miller, The Art of Advocacy in Administrative Law and Practice (2019).

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 27th Annual Prairie Dog Lawyers Advanced Criminal Law Seminar (2007).
  2. Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 20th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course (2007).

INSURANCE LAW

  1. Tom Baker, Restatement of the law, liability insurance, as adopted and promulgated by the American Law Institute at Washington D.C., May 22, 2018 (2019).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Andrew J. McClurg and Nancy Levit, Law Jobs: The Complete Guide (2019).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

  1. Eric P. Voigt, Legal Research Demystified: A Step-by-Step Approach (2019).
  2. Ron Sturgeon, Green Weenies and Due Diligence: Insider Business Jargon–Raw, Serious and Sometimes Funny; Business and Deal Terms from an Entrepreneur’s Diary that you won’t get from School or a Dictionary (2005).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

  1. Cecil C. Kuhne III, A Litigator’s Guide to Building Your Best Argument (2019).

PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY

  1. Emma Jones, Emotions in the Law School: Transforming Legal Education through the Passions (2020).

All resources 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.

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

Library staff will be able to assist in locating and checking out any of these items or helping you contact the Librarian on call for questions about electronic resources.