December 2017 Law Faculty Publications & News

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


1. Gerry W. Beyer, PROBATE AND DECEDENT’S ESTATES (17 & 18 Tex. Prac. 2017-2018 Supp.).

2. Gerry W. Beyer, MARITAL PROPERTY AND HOMESTEADS (38 & 39 Tex. Prac. 2017-2018 Supp.).


1. Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s Debatable: Are college football coaches overpaid?, LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-J. (Dec. 1, 2017 08:15 pm),

2. Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s Debatable: Should death penalty be used more often?, LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-J. (Dec. 15, 2017 09:12 pm),

3. Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s Debatable: Should there be a law against sexual preference discrimination?, LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-J. (Dec. 29, 2017 07:55 pm),


1. Prof. Robert Sherwin’s article Ambiguity in Anti-SLAPP Law and Frivolous Litigation is cited in the following article: James M. Redwine, Does It Hurt to Get Slapped? A Study of the Perils of Citizen Involvement, 32 NAT. RESOURCES & ENV’T 15 (2017).

2. Prof. Brie Sherwin’s article Pride and Prejudice and Administrative Zombies: How Economic Woes, Outdated Environmental Regulations, and State Exceptionalism Failed Flint, Michigan is cited in the following article: Toni M. Massaro and Ellen Elizabeth Brooks, Flint of Outrage, 93 NOTRE DAME L. REV. 155 (2017).

3. Prof. Humphrey’s article “But I’m Brain-Dead and Pregnant”: Advance Directive Pregnancy Exclusions and End-of-Life Wishes is cited in the following article: Carol Sanger, The Lopsided Harms of Reproductive Negligence, 118 COLUM. L. REV. ONLINE 29 (2017).

4. Prof. Batra and Wesley MacNeil Oliver’s article Standards of Legitimacy in Criminal Negotiations is cited in the following article: Anna Roberts, Dismissals as Justice, 69 ALA. L. REV. 327 (2017).

5. Prof. Casto’s article The Federal Courts’ Protective Jurisdiction over Torts Committed in Violation of the Law of Nations is cited in the following article: Chris Thomale, Sovereign Wealth and Social Responsibility, 52 WAKE FOREST L. REV. 981 (2017).

6. Prof. Huffman’s article Margin of Error: Potential Pitfalls of the Ruling in The Prosecutor v. Ante Gotovina is cited in the following article: Stephen Townley, Indiscriminate Attacks and the Past, Present, and Future of the Rules/Standards and Objective/Subjective Debates in International Humanitarian Law, 50 VAND. J. TRANSNAT’L L. 1223 (2017).

7. Prof. Camp’s article Initial Take on the Kuretski Language in the PATH Law is quoted in the following article: Michael D. Kummer and James G. Steele III, What Other Courts Can Learn from Tax Court Exceptionalism, 2017 TXN 48-26.


1. Prof. Bryan Camp is quoted in the following article: Kate Davidson, Tax Overhaul Leaves Little Time for Adapting to the Changes; Many provisions in the rewrite of the tax code take effect in days, leaving scant time for government agencies, businesses and individuals to adjust, WALL ST. J. ONLINE (Dec. 20, 2017 04:54 pm),


1. Associate Dean Humphrey has been selected as a recipient of the 2017 Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching Award for Texas Tech University. This award is the highest honor given by the Texas Tech University System to faculty members.

2. Associate Dean Humphrey was appointed by President Schovanec to the search committee for the Texas Tech University Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

3. Associate Dean Humphrey presented “Uncovering the Mystery of the Texas Grievance System” at the November luncheon of the Amarillo Area Bar Association.

4. On Thursday December 14th, a point-counterpoint discussion was held at St. John’s United Methodist Church between Texas Tech Law Professor Arnold Loewy and attorney Charles Moster over the topic “Good or Bad Idea: Allowing Women to Determine to Carry a Pregnancy to Full Term or Abort Earlier?” as a part of the Lubbock Interfaith Dialogue meeting.

5. The President-Elect of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Skip Fox, appointed Professor Gerry W. Beyer to the following committees for the 2018-2019 academic year:
• State Laws Committee
• Academic Membership Committee
• Digital Property Committee
• Legal Education Committee
• Program Committee

The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel is a national organization of approximately 2,600 lawyers elected to membership by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence, and experience as trust and estate counselors.

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