Faculty Publications

February 2018 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout February, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is a compilation of those daily alerts for February 1 to February 28, 2018.

Books:

  1. Catherine Martin Christopher, Tackling the Texas Essays: Efficient Preparation for the Texas Bar Exam (2018).

Articles:

  1. Kyle C. Velte, Why the Religious Right Can’t Have Its (Straight Wedding) Cake and Eat It Too: Breaking the Preservation-Through-Transformation Dynamic in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 36 Law & Ineq. 67 (2018).
  1. Arnold H. Loewy, Distinguishing Confessions Obtained in Violation of the Fifth Amendment from Those Obtained in Violation of the Sixth Amendment, 50 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 145 (2017).
  1. Tracy Hresko Pearl, Fifty Years Later: Miranda & the Police, 50 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 63 (2017).
  1. Gerry W. Beyer, Digital Assets – A Guide to Planning and Administration, Est. Plan. Studies, Jan. 2018, at 1.
  1. Gerry W. Beyer, Estate Planning and Probate Law, 81 Tex. B.J. 32 (2018).
  1. Bryan T. Camp, A New In Camera Review Requirement for Summons Proceedings?, 2018 TXN Magazine 9-7 (2018).

Op-Ed:

  1. Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s Debatable: Should U.S. replace its current Constitution?, Lubbock Avalanche-J. (Feb. 9,, 2018 08:44 pm), http://lubbockonline.com/opinion/opinion-columnists/2018-02-09/it-s-debatable-should-us-replace-its-current-constitution.

Cited:

  1. Prof. Casto’s article A Post of Great Legal Power and Even Greater Moral Influence is cited in the following article: James H. Johnston, Segregation in the Federal Courthouse in Washington D.C. Before and After Brown v. Topeka Board, 61 How. L.J. 35 (2017).
  1. Prof. Soonpaa’s article Stress in Law Students: A Comparative Study of First-Year, Second-Year, and Third-Year Students is cited in the following article: Ian Ayres, Joseph Bankman, Barbara Fried, & Kristine Luce, Anxiety Psychoeducation for Law Students: A Pilot Program, 67 J. Legal Educ. 118 (2017).
  1. 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. of Transnat’l L. 1223 (2017).
  1. Prof. Batra’s article Judicial Participation in Plea Bargaining: A Dispute Resolution Perspective is cited in the following article: Darryl Brown, The Judicial Role in Criminal Charging and Plea Bargaining, 46 Hofstra L. Rev. 63 (2017).
  1. Prof. Loewy’s article Statutory Rape in a Post Lawrence v. Texas World is cited in the following article: Catherine L. Carpenter, A Sign of Hope: Shifting Attitudes on Sex Offense Registration Laws, 47 Sw. L. Rev. 1 (2017).
  1. Prof. Camp’s article Form Over Substance in Fifth Circuit Tax Cases is cited in the following article: Lauren O’Malley, Delineating Permissible Tax Planning and Abusive Tax Avoidance: Tax Shelters, Pre-Tax Profit, and the Foreign Tax Credit, 36 B.U. Int’l L.J. 143 (2018).
  1. Prof. Loewy’s article Cops, Cars, and Citizens: Fixing the Broken Balance is cited in the following article: Bennett Capers, Policing, Technology, and Doctrinal Assists, 69 Fla. L. Rev. 723 (2017).
  1. Prof. Murphy’s article Separation of Powers and the Horizontal Force of Precedent is cited in the following article: Randy J. Kozel, Precedent and Constitutional Structure, 112 Nw. U.L. Rev. 789 (2018).
  1. Prof. Humphrey’s article Two-Stepping Around a Minor’s Constitutional Right to Abortion is cited in the following article: Mary Ziegler, Facing Facts: The New Era of Abortion Conflict After Whole Woman’s Health, 52 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1231 (2017).
  1. Prof. Henry’s article Paying-To-Play in Chapter 11 is cited in the following article: Josef S. Athanas, Matthew L. Warren, and Emil P. Khatchatourian, Bankruptcy Needs to Get Its Priorities Straight: A Proposal for Limiting the Leverage of Unsecured Creditors’ Committees When Unsecured Creditors Are “Out-of-the-Money”, 26 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 93 (2018).
  1. Prof. Camp’s article Theory and Practice in Tax Administration is cited in the following article: Eric A. San Juan, From Tax Collector to Fiscal Panopticon: A Social History of A Century of Federal Income Taxation, 15 Rutgers J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 128 (2018).

Quoted:

  1. Prof. Tracy Pearl is quoted and cited extensively in the following article: Jane Komsky, Addressing the Dangers of Partially Driverless Cars, The Reg. Rev. (Feb 6, 2018), https://www.theregreview.org/2018/02/06/komsky-addressing-partially-driverless-cars/.
  1. Prof. Murphy’s article Separation of Powers and the Horizontal Force of Precedent is quoted in the following article: Randy J. Kozel, Precedent and Constitutional Structure, 12 Nw. U. L. Rev. 789 (2018).

News:

  1. Professor Gerry W. Beyer’s post on his Wills, Trusts, and Estates Blog entitled Assets on Ice, Cryogenic Estate Planning made the weekly list of top 10 blog posts on Texas Bar Today.
  1. On February 1, Professor Gerry W. Beyer traveled to Fort Worth, Texas to serve as the featured speaker at February meeting of the Tarrant County Probate Bar Association.  To an audience of approximately 150 attorneys and judges, Prof. Beyer presented his paper entitled Avoiding the Estate Planning “Blue Screen of Death” with Competent and Ethical Practices.
  1. On February 2, Professor Brian Shannon spoke on the topic, “Mental Health 101,” at the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Mental Health Law conference at South Padre Island.
  1. On February 8-9, Professor Brian Shannon presided over a meeting at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis of the national board for 1A FAR, the NCAA faculty athletics representatives from the members in the 10 Football Bowl Subdivision universities.
  1. On February 9, Professor Jamie Baker participated as an invited panelist at the South Carolina Law Review Symposium on artificial intelligence. Later this spring, the Law Review will publish an article she wrote for their symposium edition found here in draft form: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3097250.
  1. On February 15-16, Professor Brian Shannon presided over a meeting at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis of the NCAA Division I Legislative Committee.
  1. On February 16, Professor Gerry W. Beyer was the keynote speaker for the two-day program, 2018 Docket Call in Probate Court, sponsored by the San Antonio Estate Planners Council in San Antonio. His presentation to an audience of approximately 200 estate attorneys, CPAs, financial planners, and other professionals was entitled Morals from the Courthouse: A Study of Recent Texas Cases Impacting the Wills, Probate, and Trusts Practice. His paper with the same title was also distributed to the attendees.
  1. On February 20, Professor Gerry W. Beyer was the luncheon speaker for the Heritage Study Club, one of the oldest community organizations in Lubbock having been formed in the 1940s. His presentation was geared to motivate attendees to get their estate plans in order and was entitled Everyone Should Prepare Estate Planning Documents – Yes, That Means You!
  1. On February 22, Professor Tracy Pearl was invited to give a talk at the Washburn University School of Law about the regulation of semi-autonomous vehicles.
  1. On February 23, 2018, Professor Gerry W. Beyer was the lead-off speaker for the CFP® Continuing Education program hosted by the Texas Tech University Department of Personal Financial Planning during its Opportunity Days program. His presentations and accompanying articles were entitled Intestate Succession: What Every Texas Estate Planning Needs to Know and Morals from the Courthouse: A Study of Recent Texas Cases Impacting the Wills, Probate, and Trusts Practice.
  1. On February 23, Professor Tracy Pearl was invited by the LSU Law Center to present a paper about autonomous vehicles and the law.
  1. The Financial Planning Association of West Texas recently announced that it has named its Certified Financial Planning Examination Scholarship in honor of Professor Gerry W. Beyer. This year’s scholarship winners will be announced at the Opportunity Days Banquet on February 23.
  1. On February 27, Professor Brian Shannon addressed the Texas Center for the Judiciary’s Mental Health Conference in Austin with a Mental Health Legislative Update.

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