January 2019 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout the month of January, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is a compilation of those daily alerts for January 1 to January 31, 2019.

Books & Treatises


2. GERRY W. BEYER, TEXAS LAW OF WILLS (9 & 10 Tex. Prac.) (5th ed. 2019).


Book Chapters

1. Eric A. Chiappinelli, Jurisdiction over directors and officers in Delaware, IN RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON REPRESENTATIVE SHAREHOLDER LITIGATION (Sean Griffith ed., 2018).


1. Arnold H. Loewy, Religious Liberty Versus Rights of Others, 106 KY. L.J. 651 (2018).

2. Catherine Martin Christopher, Nevertheless She Persisted: Comparing Roe v. Wade‘s Two Oral Arguments, 49 SETON HALL L. REV. 307 (2019).

3. M. Alexander Pearl, Originalism and Indians, 93 TUL. L. REV. 269 (2018).

3. Gerry W. Beyer & Katherine V. Peters, Sign on the [Electronic] Dotted Line: The Rise of the Electronic Will, EST. PLAN. DEV. FOR TEX. PROF., Dec. 2018, at 1.

4. Jamie J. Baker, Keeping Up with New Legal Titles, 110:4 LAW LIBR. J. 550 (2018) (reviewing Safiya Umoja Noble, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism (2018)).

5. Gerry W. Beyer, Estate Planning and Probate Law, 82 TEX. B.J. 34 (2019).

6. Gerry W. Beyer (ed.), Keeping Current—Probate, PROB. & PROP., Jan./Feb. 2018, at 28-31.

7. Gerry W. Beyer, Potpourri, 57-1 REPTL Reporter 3 (2019).

8. Gerry W. Beyer, Intestacy, Wills, Estate Administration, and Trusts Update, 57-1 REPTL Reporter 4 (2019).


1. Prof. Baker’s article Beyond the Information Age: The Duty of Technology Competence in the Algorithmic Society is cited extensively throughout the following article: Drew Simshaw, Ethical Issues in Robo-Lawyering: The Need for Guidance on Developing and Using Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law, 70 HASTINGS L.J. 173 (2018).

2. Prof. Shannon’s article The Revised NCAA Division I Governance Structure After Three Years: A Scorecard is cited in the following article: Marsha Durr, The Tipping Point: Mayhem in College Sports Requires Congress to Finally Intervene in NCAA Governance, 8 ARIZ. ST. SPORTS & ENT. L.J. 26, 62 (2018).

3. Prof. Loewy’s article The Fourth Amendment as a Device for Protecting the Innocent is cited in the following article: Craig Ettinger, Does the History Behind the Adoption of the Fourth Amendment Demand Abolishing the Third-Party Doctrine?, 29 GEO. MASON U. CIV. RTS. L.J. 1 (2018).

4. Prof. James’s book THE ALZHEIMER’S ADVISOR: A CAREGIVER’S GUIDE TO DEALING WITH THE TOUGH LEGAL AND PRACTICAL ISSUES is cited as a resource in the following article: David Breakfield, Speaking Volumes: Here’s how you can learn more about Alzheimer’s, a disease without boundaries, BRADENTON HERALD (Jan. 11, 2019 at 10:18 a.m.), available at https://www.bradenton.com/living/article224220940.html.

5. Prof. Loewy’s article The Fourth Amendment: History, Purpose, and Remedies is cited in the following article: Lawrence Rosenthal, An Empirical Inquiry into the Use of Originalism: Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence During the Career of Justice Scalia, 70 HASTINGS L.J. 75 (2018).

6. Prof. Loewy’s article Rethinking Government Neutrality Towards Religion Under the Establishment Clause: The Untapped Potential of Justice O’Connor’s Insight is cited in the following article: Gary J. Simson, Permissible Accommodation or Impermissible Endorsement? A Proposed Approach to Religious Exemptions and the Establishment Clause, 106 KY. L.J. 535 (2018).

7. Prof. Camp’s article The Play’s the Thing: A Theory of Taxing Virtual Worlds is cited in the following article: Eli Cole, Cryptocurrency and the S 1031 Like Kind Exchange, 10 HASTINGS SCI. & TECH. L.J. 75 (2019).

8. Prof. Beyer’s blogpost entitled 10 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Will is cited extensively throughout the following article: Janet Colliton, PLANNING AHEAD: 10 mistakes in drafting your will, THE REPORTER (Jan. 8, 2019), available at https://www.thereporteronline.com/business/planning-ahead-mistakes-in-drafting-your-will/article_af4f1d43-5a64-5b61-a47b-fa46b04aeca7.html.

9. Prof. Beyer’s article Sign On The [Electronic] Dotted Line is cited in the following article: Ashlea Ebeling, Electronic Wills Are Coming Whether Lawyers Like It Or Not, FORBES (Jan. 17, 2019 at 9:49 a.m.), available at https://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleaebeling/2019/01/17/electronic-wills-are-coming-whether-lawyers-like-it-or-not/#2674077071df.

10. Prof. Beyer’s article Digital Assets: The Basics of Cyberspace Estate Planning is cited in the following article: Mary F. Radford, Wills, Trusts, Guardianships, and Fiduciary Administration, 70 MERCER L. REV. 275 (2018).

11. 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: Neil Hamilton, Leadership of Self: Each Student Taking Ownership over Continuous Professional Development/self-Directed Learning, 58 SANTA CLARA L. REV. 567 (2018).

12. Prof. Alex Pearl’s article Of “Texans” and “Custers”: Maximizing Welfare and Efficiency Through Informal Norms is cited in the following article: Jocelyn Simonson, The Place of “The People” in Criminal Procedure, 119 COLUM. L. REV. 249 (2019).

13. Prof. Murphy’s article Arbitrariness Review Made Reasonable: Structural and Conceptual Reform of the “Hard Look” is cited in the following article: Daniel E. Walters, The Self-Delegation False Alarm: Analyzing Auer Deference’s Effects on Agency Rules, 119 COLUM. L. REV. 85 (2019).

14. Prof. Loewy’s article The Cowboy and the Cop: The Saga of Dudley Hiibel, 9/11, and the Vanishing Fourth Amendment is cited in the following article: Wayne A. Logan, Policing Police Access to Criminal Justice Data, 104 IOWA L. REV. 619 (2019).

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: Viviana I. Vasiu, Law and Poetry: A Fresh Perspective on Training Today’s Law Students, Tomorrow’s Advocates, 54 GONZ. L. REV. 1 (2019).


1. Prof. Camp is quoted extensively throughout the following article: Vidya Kauri, IRS Faces Automated Penalties Dilemma as Tax Season Starts, 2019 LAW360 28-198.

2. Prof. Beyer is quoted in the following article: Correy Stephenson, N.C. tax dispute heads to U.S. Supreme Court, N.C. LAWYERS WEEKLY (Jan. 29, 2019), available at https://nclawyersweekly.com/2019/01/29/n-c-tax-dispute-heads-to-u-s-supreme-court/.

3. Prof. Camp is quoted in the following article: Vidya Kauri, Worries Persist About IRS Penalties Issued During Shutdown, 2019 LAW360 30-156.


1. On January 4, Professor Jamie Baker spoke to the AALS Law Libraries and Legal Information Section Luncheon on the topic of Artificial Intelligence and Legal Research.

2. On January 7th, Professor Tracy Pearl was the featured guest on the LAWsome podcast. The episode is entitled “The Torts of Tomorrow.” Listen here.

3. In 2018, Professor Bryan Camp boasted eight of the top ten most-viewed tax posts on TaxProf Blog. Complete list here.

4. On January 25th, Professor Jamie Baker spoke on The Duty of Technology Competence in the Algorithmic Society at the West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Luncheon.

5. Professors Tracy Pearl and Brie Sherwin each received a Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Award for 2019. The thirteen recipients of the award, designed to recognize faculty members for teaching excellence, each receive a medallion and a $5,000 stipend.

5. On January 26th, Professor Gerry Beyer was unanimously reelected to the coveted position as the Editor-in-Chief of the REPTL Reporter, the official publication of the Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. REPTL is the largest section of the Texas Bar with over 9,200 members.

6. On January 27th, Professor Tracy Pearl presented her paper Compensation at the Crossroads: Autonomous Vehicles and Alternative Victim Compensation Schemes at the multidisciplinary Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and Society 2019 Conference in Honolulu, Hawai’i.

7. On January 28th, Professor Bryan Camp was a featured speaker in a webinar held by the American Bar Association entitled How to advise taxpayers during the government shutdown. The panel discussed the impact of the government shutdown on the 2019 filing season and offered best practices for working with taxpayers during the lapse in appropriations.

8. On January 29th, Professor Gerry Beyer was an invited speaker at the Judicial Orientation for New County Judges sponsored by the Texas Association of Counties in Lubbock. His presentation was entitled Probate Overview and was attended by approximately 100 new and current county court judges.

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