March 2017 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout March 2017, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is the compilation of daily alerts for March 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017.


1. GERRY W. BEYER, 13, 15 WEST’S TEX. FORMS, REAL PROPERTY (2d ed. 2017).

2. Richard Murphy, Administrative Law and Practice, 2 ADMIN. L. & PRAC. § 5:18 (3d ed.). (Feb. 2017 Update).


  1. Sally McDonald Henry, Chapter 11 Zombies, 50 Ind. L. Rev. 579 (2017).


  1. Prof. Beyer’s article, When You Pass On, Don’t Leave the Passwords Behind: Planning for Digital Assets, was cited in the following article: Natalie M. Banta, Property Interests in Digital Assets: The Rise of Digital Feudalism, 38 Cardozo L. Rev. 1099 (2017).
  1. Prof. Beyer’s blog, Murderer’s Family Faces Court Battle Over Inheritance, was cited in the following article: Kelsey I. Cox, The Need for Reform: A Comprehensive Legislative Analysis of the Illinois “Slayer Statute”, 11 Charleston L. Rev. 119 (2017).
  1. Prof. Christopher’s article, Whack-A-Mole: Why Prosecuting Digital Currency Exchanges Won’t Stop Online Money Laundering, was cited in the following article: Lawrence J. Trautman and Alvin C. Harrell, Bitcoin Versus Regulated Payment Systems: What Gives?, 38 Cardozo L. Rev. 1041 (2017).
  1. Prof. Camp’s article, The Mysteries of Erroneous Refunds, was cited in the following article: Allen D. Madison, The Legal Consequences of Noncompliance with Federal Tax Laws, 70 Tax Law. 367 (2016).
  1. Prof. Camp’s article, The Play’s the Thing: A Theory of Taxing Virtual Worlds, was cited in the following article: Adam B. Thimmesch, Transacting in Data: Tax, Privacy, and the New Economy, 94 Denv. L. Rev. 145 (2017).
  1. Prof. Camp’s article, Form over Substance in the Fifth Circuit was cited in the following article: Bret Wells, The Foreign Tax Credit War, 2016 B.Y.U. L. Rev. 1895 (2016).
  1. Prof. Murphy’s article, The Limits of Legislative Control Over the “Hard-Look”, was cited in the following article: D.A. Candeub, Tyranny and Administrative Law, 59 Ariz. L. Rev. 49 (2017).
  1. Prof. Murphy’s update on the Administrative Law & Practice treatise was cited in the following article: Sally Brown Richardson, Privacy and Community Property, 95 N.C. L. Rev. 729 (2017).
  1. Prof. Benham’s essay, Emerging Issues in Texas Dismissal Practice: Pleading Standards and Important Miscellany, was cited in the following comment: George Hayek, TRCP 91a: Resolving the Confusion, 54 Hous. L. Rev. 775 (2017).


  1. Prof. Camp’s article, ‘Loving’ Return Preparer Regulation, was quoted in: Jay A. Soled & Kathleen DeLaney Thomas, Regulating Tax Return Preparation, 58 B.C.L. Rev. 151, 204 (2017).
  1. Prof. Murphy’s & Charles H. Koch Jr. 2016 treatise update of 4 Admin. L. & Prac. § 13:14 (3d ed.), was quoted in: John Kendrick, (Un)limiting Administrative Review: Wind River, Section 2401(a), and the Right to Challenge Federal Agencies, 103 Va. L. Rev. 157, 210 (2017).
  1. Prof. Murphy’s article, Judicial Deference, Agency Commitment, and Force of Law, was quoted in: Aditya Bamzai, The Origins of Judicial Deference to Executive Interpretation, 126 Yale L.J. 908 (2017).
  1. Prof. Humphrey’s article, ‘‘Let’s Talk About Sex”: Legislating and Educating on the Affirmative Consent Standard, was quoted in the following: Eleanor Christie Gourley, Getting to Yes-Means-Yes: Re-Thinking Responses to Rape and Rape Culture on College Campuses, 52 Wash. U.J.L. & Pol’y 195, 207 (2016).
  1. Prof. Camp’s articles, Tax Administration as Inquisitorial Process and the Partial Paradigm Shift in the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 and The Failure of Adversarial Process in the Administrative State, were quoted in the following article: Pippa Browde, A Reflection on Tax Collecting: Opening A Can of Worms to Clean Up A Collection Due Process Jurisdictional Mess, 65 Drake L. Rev. 51 (2017).
  1. Prof. Beyer’s article, Digital Wills: Has the Time Come for Wills to Join the Digital Revolution?, was quoted in the following article: Alberto B. Lopez, Posthumous Privacy, Decedent Intent, and Post-Mortem Access to Digital Assets, 24 GEO. MASON L. REV. 183 (2016).


  1. On March 3, 2017 Prof. Beyer was a speaker at the 2017 Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal Seminar held at the Texas Tech University School of Law. His topic and accompanying article were entitled Case Law Update.
  1. As an editor, Prof. Beyer published a new edition of Keeping Current—Probate in the Probate and Property Journal- it offers a look at selected recent cases, rulings and regulations, literature, and legislation.
  1. On March 8, 2017, Prof. Beyer was a speaker at the 2017 County Court Assistants Training Conference sponsored by the Texas Association of Counties in Lubbock. Prof. Beyer’s presentation was an overview of probate and estate administration under Texas law.
  1. On March 12, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal published an article about Prof. Sutton who is producing her first documentary “The Court Martial of the Apache Kid.”
  1. On March 20, 2017, Prof. Loewy was interviewed by FOX34 News concerning Judge Gorsuch confirmation hearing. The article can be found here.
  1. On March 22, 2017, Prof. Beyer presented a continuing education program for the Red River Valley Estate Planning Council in Fargo, North Dakota. His presentations and accompanying articles were entitled Cyber Estate Planning and Administration and Avoiding the Estate Planning “Blue Screen of Death” With Competent and Ethical Practices.
  1. On March 25, 2017, Prof. Beyer was a speaker at the 2017 Spring Management Workshop conducted by the Equipment Marketing and Distribution Association in Savannah, Georgia. Prof. Beyer’s presentation was entitled Estate Planning Basics: Don’t Be Afraid to Ask!
  1. On March 31, 2017, Prof. Beyer was a guest speaker for approximately 300 attendees at a symposium sponsored by the Southwest Parkinson Society entitled After the Diagnosis, Now What? His presentation was entitled After the Diagnosis: Getting Your House in Order.
  1. On March 31, 2017, Prof. Tracy Pearl presented her paper Fast & Furious: The Misregulation of Driverless Cars, which was specially selected for discussion at the 2017 We Robot Conference at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut.
  1. On March 31, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal published a debate between Prof. Loewy and Charles Moster on whether employer contributions to Social Security should be abolished. The article can be found here.
  1. The Office of the Vice President for Research at Texas Tech recently announced that Prof. Beyer was named the 2017 Outstanding Researcher from the School of Law.

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

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