July 2018 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout the month of July, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is a compilation of those daily alerts for July 1 to July 31, 2018.

Book Chapters:

Jamie J. Baker, Managing Career Success: The Philosophy of a Millennial Leader’s Role in Millennial Leadership in Libraries (Hein 2018).


1. Walter B. Huffman, In Memoriam: A Tribute to Professors Conboy, Eissinger, Hunt, Krahmer & Weninger—Pillars of Tech Law, 50 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 629 (2018).

2. Gerry W. Beyer (ed.), Keeping Current—Probate, Prob. & Prop., July/Aug. 2018, at 20-23.

3. Gerry W. Beyer, Recent Developments from the Texas Courts, Est. Plan. Dev. for Tex. Prof., June 2018, at 1.

4. Bryan Camp, Already Caught? The Truth Won’t Lower Your IRS Penalties, 2018 Law360 193-62 (2018).

5. Dustin B. Benham, Tangled Incentives: Proportionality and the Market for Reputation Harm, 90 Temp. L. Rev. 427 (2018).

6. Gerry W. Beyer, Reactions to Discretionary Trusts: An Update by Richard C. Ausness, 43 ACTEC L.J. 435 (2018).

7. Gerry W. Beyer, Living Trusts—Making a Wise Decision, Est. Plan. Stud., July 2018, at 1.


Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s Debatable: Should we expect an independent judiciary?, Lubbock Avalanche-J (July 22, 2018 6:37 a.m.), http://www.lubbockonline.com/opinion/20180722/its-debatable-should-we-expect-independent-judiciary.


1. Prof. Rosen’s article Targeting Enemy Forces in the War on Terror: Preserving Civilian Immunity is cited in the following article: Noam Neuman, Challenges in the Interpretation and Application of the Principle of Distinction During Ground Operations in Urban Areas, 51 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 807 (2018).

2. Prof. Beyer and Kerri M. Griffin’s article Estate Planning for Digital Assets is cited in the following article: Yael Mandel, Facilitating the Intent of Deceased Social Media Users, 39 Cardozo L. Rev. 1909 (2018).

3. Prof. Loewy’s article The Fourth Amendment as a Device for Protecting the Innocent is cited in the following article: Anna Lvovsky, Fourth Amendment Moralism, 166 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1189 (2018).

4. Prof. Rosen’s article If Men Were Angels is cited in the following article: Paul J. Larkin, Jr., The Folly of Requiring Complete Knowledge of the Criminal Law, 12 Liberty U.L. Rev. 335 (2018).

5. Prof. Rosen’s article Funding “Non-Traditional” Military Operations: The Alluring Myth of a Presidential Power of the Purse is cited in the following article: McKaye Neumeister, Reviving the Power of the Purse: Appropriations Clause Litigation and National Security Law, 127 Yale L.J. 2512 (2018).

6. Prof. Black’s article Psst! Wanna Buy a Bridge? IP Transfers of Non-Existent Property is cited in the following article: Jon M. Garon, Ownership of University Intellectual Property, 36 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 635 (2018).

7. Prof. Metze’s article Death and Texas: The Unevolved Model of Decency is cited in the following article: James R. Acker, Snake Oil with A Bite: The Lethal Veneer of Science and Texas’s Death Penalty, 81 Alb. L. Rev. 751 (2018).

8. Prof. Cochran’s article It Takes Two to Tango!: Problems with Community Property Ownership of Copyrights and Patents in Texas is cited in the following article: Grecia Díaz Sánchez, Los Derechos Morales De Autor En Sucn. Acevedo v. Morales, 87 Rev. Jur. U.P.R. 631 (2018).

9. Prof. Loewy’s article Statutory Rape in a Post Lawrence v. Texas World is cited in the following article: Kathleen Houck, “Mistake of Age” as a Defense? Looking to Legislative Evidence for the Answer, 55 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 813 (2018).

10. Prof. Ross’s article The Negro National Anthem Controversy is cited in the following article: Cedric Merlin Powell, The Rhetorical Allure of Post-Racial Process Discourse and the Democratic Myth, 2018 Utah L. Rev. 523 (2018).

11. Prof. Batra’s article Judicial Participation in Plea Bargaining: A Dispute Resolution Perspective is cited in the following article: Steven P. Grossman, Making the Evil Less Necessary and the Necessary Less Evil: Towards A More Honest and Robust System of Plea Bargaining, 18 Nev. L.J. 769 (2018).

12. Prof. Chiappinelli’s casebook Cases and Materials on Business Entities is cited in the following article: Carliss N. Chatman, The Corporate Personhood Two-Step, 18 Nev. L.J. 811 (2018).

13. Prof. Christopher’s article Will I Pass the Bar Exam?: Predicting Student Success Using LSAT Scores and Law School Performance is cited in the following article: Judith Welch Wegner, Law School Assessment in the Context of Accreditation: Critical Questions, What We Know and Don’t Know, and What We Should Do Next, 67 J. Legal Educ. 412 (2018).

14. Prof. Christopher’s article Will I Pass the Bar Exam?: Predicting Student Success Using LSAT Scores and Law School Performance is cited in the following article: Scott Johns, A Statistical Exploration: Analyzing the Relationship (If Any) Between Externship Participation and Bar Exam Scores, 42 Okla. City U.L. Rev. 281 (2018).

15. 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: Olympia Duhart, The “F’ Word: The Top Five Complaints (and Solutions) About Formative Assessment, 67 J. Legal Educ. 531 (2018).

16. Prof. Watts’s article Tyranny by Proxy: State Action and the Private Use of Deadly Force is cited in the following article: James Weinstein, Free Speech and Domain Allocation: A Suggested Framework for Analyzing the Constitutionality of Prohibitions of Lies in Political Campaigns, 71 Okla. L. Rev. 167 (2018).

17. Prof. Beyer’s article Avoiding the Estate Planning “Blue Screen of Death”: Common Non-Tax Errors and How to Prevent Them is cited in the following article: Victoria J. Haneman, Everybody Dies, or, A Consideration of Simultaneous Death Statutes and the Struggles of the Self-Represented, 32 Notre Dame J.L. Ethics & Pub. Pol’y 221 (2018).


Prof. Tracy Pearl is quoted in the following article: Jeff Plungis, U.S. Auto-Safety Agency’s Defect Investigations at Historic Low, Consumer Reports (June 29, 2018), https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/us-auto-safety-agency-defect-investigations-at-historic-low-nhtsa/.


1. Dean Sutton was a speaker at “Taking Legal Education Online: A Conference for Deans and Associate Deans,” at the Antonin Scalia School of Law, George Mason University, in Fairfax, Virginia. Dean Sutton was a presenter and panelist on the Online Courses: Best Practices and the Teaching Innovations panels. About 50 U.S. law schools were represented at the conference.

2. Dean Sutton was also presented with the Woman Filmmaker Award for the June 2018 competition of the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards. Her documentary, The Court Martial of Apache Kid, explores the actual court martial case through the authentic, never-before-published trial transcript from 1887. The film includes expert commentary from military lawyers, a military law historian, and perspectives from the descendants of the Apache Kid. A ceremony will be held for the award in Los Angeles, CA, in March 2019.

3. The American College of Trust and Estate Council Foundation has recently posted a Trust and Estate Talk featuring Professor Gerry W. Beyer and Virginia attorney Katherine Ramsey entitled State Law Pitfalls: Don’t Step in It When Your Client Steps Across State Lines. You may listen to this podcast by following this link: https://actecfoundation.org/podcasts/crossing-state-lines-with-estate-plan/.

4. At the State Bar of Texas annual meeting, Associate Dean Wendy-Adele Humphrey was sworn in as an at-large director on the SBOT Board of Directors. Among her appointments as a director, she will serve as a member of the overall Executive Committee for the State Bar of Texas and as the lead advisor to the Disability Issues Committee.

5. Associate Dean Wendy-Adele Humphrey has been appointed to a two-year term as a member of the New Member Outreach Committee and as a member of the One-Day Workshops Committee for the Legal Writing Institute (LWI). With nearly 3,000 members, LWI is the second largest organization of law professors in the nation.

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