May 2019 Law Faculty Publications & News

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


1. Gerry W. Beyer, Potpourri, 57-2 Real Est., Prob., & Tr. L. Rep., at 3 (2019).

2. Gerry W. Beyer, Intestacy, Wills, Estate Administration, and Trusts Update, 57 -2 Real Est., Prob., & Tr. L. Rep., at 4 (2019).

3. Gerry W. Beyer, Cryptocurrency—What Estate Planners Need to Know, 2 Real Est., Prob., & Tr. L. Rep., at 68 (2019).

4. Tracy Hresko Pearl, Compensation at the Crossroads: Autonomous Vehicles & Alternative Victim Compensation Schemes, 60 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1827 (2019).


1. Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s debatable: Was Supreme Court correct in lifting Muslim man’s stay of execution?, Lubbock Avalanche-J. (May 5, 2019, 12:01 A.M.),


1. Prof. Humphrey is quoted in the following article: Adán Rubio, Gender pay gap warrants in workforce, Daily Toreador, (May 5, 2019).

2. Prof. Tracy Pearl is quoted in the following article: Matt Drange, Studies Don’t Support Elon Musk’s Autopilot Safety Claims, The Information, (May 29, 2019, 7:01 A.M.),


1.  Prof. Casto’s article The Erie Doctrine and the Structure of Constitutional Revolutions is cited in the following article: Stephen E. Sachs, Finding Law, 1017 Calif. L. Rev. 529 (2019).

2. Prof. Murphy’s work on Admin. L. & Prac. § 11:32 (3d ed. 2018) is cited in the following article: Dina Ljekperic, Fox Television Stations, Inc. v. Aereokiller, LLC: How the Narrow Framework of the 1976 Copyright Act Cut the Cord on Internet Television Retransmissions, 33 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 1037 (2018).

3. Prof. Casto’s book The Supreme Court in the Early Republic: The Chief Justiceships of John Jay and Oliver Ellsworth is cited in the following article: Scott Ingram, George Washington’s Attorneys: The Political Selection of United States Attorneys at the Founding, 39 Pace L. Rev. 163 (2018).

4. Prof. Benham’s article Proportionality, Pretrial Confidentiality, and Discovering Sharing is cited in the following article: April Strahan, Karen Kennedy & Jacob Cukjati, Break Through Protective Orders, 54-OCT JTLATRIAL 20 (2018).

5. Prof. Beyer’s work on Lady Bird Deeds: A Primer for the Texas Practitioner is cited in the following article: Denise Cheney, Lady Bird Deeds- Revocable Life Estate Deed, 2019 Advanced Real Est. Drafting 16-II, 2019 WL 2075537.

6. Prof. Loewy’s article Morals Legislation and the Establishment Clause is cited in the following article: Jordan Blair Woods, Religious Exemptions and LGBTQ Child Welfare, 103 Minn. L. Rev. 2343 (2019).

7. Prof. Batra’s work on Standards of Legitimacy in Criminal Negotiations is cited in the following article: Jeffrey Bellin, The Power of Prosecutors, 84 N.Y.U. L. Rev 171 (2019).

8. Prof. Beyer’s articles Cyber Estate Planning and Administration and Web Meets the Will: Estate Planning for Digital Assets are cited in the following article: Michael T. Yu, Towards a New California Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, 39 Loy. L.A. Ent. L. Rev. 115 (2018-2019).

9. Prof. Loewy’s article A Proposal for the Universal Collection of DNA is cited in the following article: Andrea Roth, “Spit and Acquit”: Prosecutors as Surveillance Entrepreneurs, 107 Calif. L. Rev. 405 (2019).

10. Prof. Robert Sherwin’s article Evidence? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Evidence!: How Ambiguity in Some States’ Anti-SLAPP Laws Threatens to De-Fang a Popular and Powerful Weapon Against Frivolous Litigation is cited in the following article: Matthew D. Bunker & Emily Erickson, #AintturningtheOtherCheek: Using Anti-SLAPP Law as a Defense in Social Media, 87 UMKC L. Rev. 801 (2019).

11. Prof. Tracy Pearl’s article Fast and Furious: The Misregulation of Driverless Cars is cited in the following article: Bryan H. Choi, Crashworthy Code, 94 Wash. L. Rev. 39 (2019).

12. Prof. James’ article The African-American Church, Political Activity, and Tax Exemption is cited in the following article: Holcomb, Baptists and the Johnson Amendment, 3/22/19 Baptist Hist. and Heritage 25, 2019 WLNR 14080710 (2019).

13. Prof. Murphy’s work on Arbitrariness Review Made Reasonable: Structural and Conceptual Reform of the “Hard Look” is cited in the following article, Robert L. Glicksman & Emily Hammond, The Administrative Law of Regulatory Slop and Strategy, 68 Duke L.J. 1651 (2019).

14. Prof. Batra’s article Resolving Civil Forfeiture Disputes is cited in the following article: Derek Fincham, The Blood Antiquities Convention As A Paradigm For Cultural Property Crime Reduction, 37 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 299 (2019).

15. Prof. Chiappinelli’s article Just Like Pulling Teeth: How Dental Education’s Crisis Shows the Way Forward for Law School is cited in the following article: Hilary G. Escajeda, Legal Education: A New Growth Vision Part I- The Issue: Sustainable Growth or Dead Cat Bounce? A Strategic Inflection Point Analysis, 97 Neb. L. Rev. 628 (2019).

16. Prof. Chiappinelli’s article Stories from Camp Automotive: Communicating the Importance of Family Dynamics to Corporate Law Students is cited in the following article: Jacob Lebovics, The Role of Transformative Mediation in Family Business Disputes, 20 Cardozo J. Conflict Resol. 471 (2019).

17. Prof. Tracy Pearl’s article Fifty Years Later: Miranda & the Police is cited in the following article: Brian Gallini, The Interrogations of Brenda Dassey, 102 Marq. L. Rev. 777 (2019).

18. Prof. Murphy’s article Can They Do That? The Due Process and Article III Problems of Proposed Findings of Criminal Contempt in Bankruptcy Courts is cited in the following manual: Hon. Joan N. Feeney, Hn. Michael G. Williams & Hon. Michael G. Williamson, § 2:23 Equitable jurisdiction—Contempt powers, 1 Bankruptcy Law Manual § 2:23 (5th ed.) (2019).

19. Prof. Shannon’s article Prescribing a Balance: The Texas Legislative Responses to Sell v. United States is cited in the following article: Anna Roberts, Arrests as Guilt, 70 Ala. L. Rev. 987 (2019).

20. Prof. Casto’s article The Erie Doctrine and the Structure of Constiutional Revolutions is cited in the following article: Ryan M. Folio, Constitutional Avoidance, Severability, and a New Erie Moment, 42 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 649 (2019).

21. Prof. Casto’s article The Erie Doctrine and the Structure of Constitutional Revolutions is cited in the following article: J. Lyn Entrikin, The Death of Common Law, 42 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 351 (2019).

22. Prof. Loewy’s article Cops, Cars, and Citizens: Fixing the Broken Balance is cited in the following article: Anthony J. Ghiotto, Traffic Stop Federalism: Protecting North Carolina Black Drivers From the United States Supreme Court, 48 U. Balt. L. Rev. 323 (2019).

23. Prof. Watt’s article Tyranny by Proxy: State Action and the Private Use of Deadly Force is cited in the following article: Michael Patty, Social Media and Censorship: Rethinking State Action Once Again, 40 Mitchell Hamline L.J. Pub. Pol’y & Prac. 83 (2019).

24. Prof. Murphy’s work in Administrative Law & Practice § 5:87 is cited in the following article: Nathaniel F. Rubin, Missing the (Certification) Mark: How The Lanham Act Unnecessarily Restricts State and Local Governments as Certifiers, 71 Stan. L. Rev. 1023 (2019).

25. Prof. Loewy’s article Cops Cars, and Citizens: Fixing the Broken Balance is cited in the following article: Paige Davidson, Retaliatory Arrests: Seeking Compromise in a Constitutional Tug of War, 50 U. Pac. L. Rev. 685 (2019).

26. Prof. Gossett’s article “(Take from Us Our) Wretched Refuse”: The Deportation of America’s Adoptees is cited in the following article: Zachary Ford, Reefer Madness: The Constitutional Consequence of the Federal Government’s Inconsistent Marijuana Policy, 6 Tex. A&M L. Rev 671 (2019).  


1. On May 2, Professor Jamie Baker spoke at the Texas Tech Law School Roswell CLE on The Duty of Technology Competence in the Algorithmic Society.

2. On May 3, Professor Gerry W. Beyer travelled to Amarillo, Texas where he made three presentations at the Twenty-Eighth Annual Institute on Estate Planning sponsored by the Amarillo Area Estate Planning Council.

3. On May 4, Professor Gerry W. Beyer was a speaker at the Annual Educational Conference of the Texas Association of Legal Professionals held in Lubbock. His presentation and companion article were entitled Intestate Succession: What Every Texas Legal Professional Needs to Know.

4. On May 8 and May 10, Professor Gerry W. Beyer was the anchoring speaker for the 2019 Probate Academy sponsored by the Texas Association of Counties’ Judicial Academy. His presentations included: Probate Overview, Alternatives to Regular Probate, Basics of a Texas Will, Unusual Will Provisions and Enforcement Issues, Intestate Succession, Probate Case Law Update, and Probate Legislative Update.

5. On May 9, Professor Gerry W. Beyer traveled to Odessa, Texas to speak for the Midland Odessa Business and Estate Council. His presentation and accompanying article were entitled Fundamentals of Texas Multiple-Part Accounts.

6. On May 15, Professor Beyer was an invited speaker at the 2019 Spring Conference of the National College of Probate Judges held in New Orleans, Louisiana. The topic of his presentation to judges from across the nation was Cyber Estate Planning and Administration. He also co-authored a comprehensive article to accompany his lecture.

7. On May 16, Professor Gerry W. Beyer addressed an audience of approximately 225 estate planning professionals at a program sponsored by the Chicago Estate Planning Council. His presentation and accompany article were entitled State Law Pitfalls: Don’t Step In It When Your Client Steps Across State Lines.

8. On May 18, Horn Professor Victoria Sutton, with her co-author, Summer Sutton (PhD student Architecture, Yale Univ), gave a presentation entitled Using Multidisciplinary Methods of Design and Law for Better Relationships Between Tribes and Museums at the Association for Law, Property & Society 10th Annual Meeting at Syracuse Univ. College of Law. Read here.

9. Professor Gerry W. Beyer was recently notified by the President of the American College of Trust and Estate Council, Jack Terrill, that he was appointed to the College’s Artificial Intelligence Task Force to study the interface of AI on the estate planning practice and how to influence its development.

10. Professor Beyer’s co-authored article Estate Planning for Mary Jane and Other Marijuana Users, has been republished in the American Bar Association’s General Practice Sole e-Report’s in the May 2019 issue. Read here.

11. Professor Camp presented the fourth presentation, Taxation of Electronic Gaming, at the Fifth Annual Texas Tax Faculty Workshop hosted by the University of Houston Law Center.

12. On May 22nd, Professor Tracy Pearl presented her paper, Hands Off the Wheel: The Role of Law in the Coming Extinction of Human-Driven Cars, at the 7th Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies at ASU’s Beus Center for Law and Society.

13. On May 23rd, Professor Tracy Pearl was invited to tour Exponent’s private autonomous vehicle testing track in Phoenix, Arizona and learn more about their ongoing efforts to establish safety design best practices for these vehicles.

14. Professor Tracy Pearl was in the top 10% of authors on SSRN as measured by downloads.

15. On May 30th, Professor Humphrey presented on wellness for law faculty and law students at the ALWD Conference.

16. On May 30th, Professor Drake presented on cognitive theory and legal instruction at the first annual Teaching the Teachers Conference.

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