January 2017 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout January 2017, the Law Library’s Faculty Services & Scholarly Communications Department received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is the compilation of daily alerts for January 1, 2017 to January 31, 2017.


  1. Gerry W. Beyer, Estate Planning and Probate Law, B.J., (2017).
  2. 9 & 10 Gerry W. Beyer, Texas Practice: Texas Law of Wills (4th 2016-2017).
  3. Gerry W. Beyer, Transfer of Death Deeds: A Texas Primer, Lubbock Law Notes, Dec. 2016, at 1.
  4. Gerry W. Beyer & Brooke Dacus, Estate Planning for Mary Jane and Other Marijuana Users, Plan. Dev. for Tex. Prof., Jan. 2017, at 1.
  5. Gerry W. Beyer, Texas Trust Law – Cases and Materials (3rd 2017).
  6. Tracy Hresko Pearl, Far from The Madding Crowd: A Statutory Solution to Crowd Crush, Hastings Law Journal, 68 Hastings L.J. 159 (2016).
  7. Brie D. Sherwin, Organochlorine Pesticide Residues in Caudal Scutes of Belize Morelet’s Crocodiles (Crocodylus moreletii), Journal of Herpetology 50(4):552-558 (2016).
  8. Brie D. Sherwin, Chocolate, Coca-Cola, and Fracturing Fluid: A Story of Unfettered Secrecy, Toxicology, and the Resulting Public Health Implications of Natural Gas Development, 77 Ohio St. L.J. 593 (2016).
  9. Gerry W. Beyer, Feature: 2016 The Year in Review: Estate Planning and Probate Law, 80 B. J. 28 (2017).
  10. Eric A. Chiappinelli, Jurisdiction Over Directors and Officers in Delaware, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, Dec. 2017.


  1. Professor Murphy’s article Abandoning Standing: Trading a Rule of Access for a Rule of Deference was cited in the following article: Alexander Tom, Standing in a Federal Agency’s Shoes: Should Third-Party Action Affect Redressability under the National Environmental Policy Act?, 43 Ecology L.Q. 337 (2016).
  1. Professor Metze’s article, Plugging the School to Prison Pipeline by Addressing Cultural Racism in Public Education Discipline, was cited in: Sarah E. Redfield and Jason P. Nance, American Bar Association: Joint Task Force on Reversing the School-to-Prison Pipeline, 47 Mem. L. Rev. 1 (2016).
  1. Professor Loewy’s article Statutory Rape in a Post Lawrence v. Texas World was cited in: Dr. Anna High, Good, Bad and Wrongful Juvenile Sex: Rethinking the Use of Statutory Rape Laws Against the Protected Class, 69 L. Rev. 787 (2017).
  1. Professor Batra’s article Judicial Participation in Plea Bargaining: A Dispute Resolution Perspective was cited in: Nancy J. King & Ronald F. Wright, The Invisible Revolution in Plea Bargaining: Managerial Judging and Judicial Participation in Negotiations, 95 L. Rev. 325 (2016).
  1. Professor Velte’s article Egging on Lesbian Maternity: The Legal Implications of Tri-Gametic in Vitro Fertilization was cited in: Deborah Zalesne, The Intersection of Contract Law, Reproductive Technology, and the Market: Families in the Age of Art, 51 Rich. L. Rev. 419 (2017).
  1. Professor Casto’s articleThe Federal Courts’ Protective Jurisdiction Over Torts Committed in Violation of the Law of Nations was cited in: Dustin Cooper, Aliens Among Us: Factors to Determine Whether Corporations Should Face Prosecution in U.S. Courts for Their Actions Overseas, 77 L. Rev. 513 (2016).
  1. Dean Torres’,Is Link Rot Destroying Stare DecisisaAs We Know It? The Internet-Citation Practice of the Texas Appellate Courts was cited in: Lee F. Peoples, Is the Internet Rotting Oklahoma Law?, 52 Tulsa L. Rev. 1 (2016).
  1. Professor Casto’s article, Advising Presidents: Robert Jackson and the Destroyers for Bases Deal was cited in: Harold Hongju Koh, Triptych’s End: A Better Framework To Evaluate 21st Century International Lawmaking 126 Yale L.J. F. 337 (2017).
  1. Professor Casto’s article, The Federal Courts’ Protective Jurisdiction over Torts Committed in Violation of the Law of Nation was cited in: Lyle D. Kossis, The Define and Punish Clause and the Political Question Doctrine, 68 Hastings L.J. 45 (2016).
  1. Professor Murphy’s & Sidney A. Shapiro, Eight Things Americans Can’t Figure out About Controlling Administrative Power, was cited in: Jud Mathews, Minimally Democratic Administrative Law, 68 L. Rev. 605 (2016).
  1. Professor Metze’s article Death and Texas: The Unevolved Model of Decency, was cited in: Amy L. Greenbaum, The Death Penalty: Mentally Ill Men Are Executed; Mentally Ill Women Are Committed, 42 Marshall L. Rev. Online 1 (2016).
  1. On January 18, 2017 Professor Baker’s blog post AI as Premature Law Librarian Disruptor was cited in a Canadian online legal magazine, Slaw, in a column titled The Magic Ingredient.


  1. Professor Murphy’s & Sidney A. Shapiro, Eight Things Americans Can’t Figure out About Controlling Administrative Power, was quoted in: Aram A. Gavoor & Daniel Miktus, Public Participation in Nonlegislative Rulemaking, 61 L. Rev. 759 (2016).
  1. Professor’s Murphy’s article Measure Twice, Shoot Once, Higher Care for CIA-Targeted Killing, was quoted in: An Thien Tran, A Trifold Regulatory Convergence: Medical-Device Drones Under the Faa, Fda, and State Regimes, 68 Admin. L. Rev. 701 (2016).
  1. On January 21, 2017 Dean Rosen was quoted in a Huffington Post article by Matt Fuller titled, President Trump Just Told The CIA The U.S. Should Have Stolen Iraq’s Oil.
  1. On January 22, 2017 Professor Shannon was quoted in a Victoria Advocate article by Jessica Priest titled, Local Judge Shaped Mental Health law.
  1. Professor Beyer was quoted in a January 30, 2017 article titled Fake Will Scheme Puts Camden Real Estate Agent in Hot Water by Mark Friedman published in the Arkansas Business Weekly Journal.


  1. On December 15, 2016, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer was notified that he was reappointed as Chair of the State Laws Committee of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a nonprofit association of lawyers and law professors skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts; estate planning; and probate procedure and administration of trusts and estates of decedents, minors and incompetents. Its more than 2,700 members practice throughout the United States, Canada and other foreign countries.
  1. Professor Soonpa and Professor Beyer were part of the Blogger Panel during the AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco on, the program was titled “Building and Sustaining Academic Communities Through Blogging and Other Tools.”
  1. Professor Chiappinelli was invited back as a Guest Blogger on PrawfsBlawg for the month of January, he contributed 6 blog posts.
  1. On January 10, 2017, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer was the speaker at the January meeting of the Siouxland Estate Planning Council in Sioux City, Iowa. Prof. Beyer’s presentation was titled “Planning for Digital Assets” was attended by estate planning professionals from the tri-state area of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota.
  1. The fifth edition of Prof. Beyer’s 10.5-hour discussion of Wills and Trusts was recently released by West Academic Publishing as parts of its Sum +Substance CD Series.
  1. Professor Beyer’s Feature: 2016 The Year in Review: Estate Planning and Probate Law was listed highlighted article by the Texas Bar Journal Board of Editors.
  1. On January 5, 2017, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer was a panelist at the AALS Annual Meeting for an “AALS Arc of Career Program” titled Building and Sustaining Academic Communities Through Blogging and Other Tools. Beyer shared his experiences as being the editor of the Wills, Trusts, & Estates Prof Blog since he started it in 2005. His blog was five times named as part of the ABA’s Blawg 100 and was inducted into the ABA’s Blawg 100 Hall of Fame in 2015.  His blog is the most popular estate planning blog in the nation and is the 22nd most popular blawg overall.
  1. Professor Beyer’s presentation to the Tarrant County Bar Association—Fort Worth Business & Estate Section on Nov. 17, 2016 Cyber Estate Planning and Administration was cited in: Marvin Blum, Filling in the Gaps, Wealth Management, January 26, 2017.

Author: Jamie Baker

Jamie Baker is the Associate Dean & Director of the Law Library at Texas Tech University School of Law. She teaches Intro to the Study of Law, Civil Trial Research, & Academic Legal Writing, as well as sessions in the Legal Practice program and Excellence in Legal Research program. She blogs at www.gingerlawlibrarian.com.

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