January 2020 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 1st to January 31st, 2020.

Books & Treaties

1. 9 & 10, Gerry W. Beyer, Texas Practice Series: Texas Law of Wills (2019-2020 ed. Sup.).

2. 38 & 39, Gerry W. Beyer, the Texas Practice Series: Marital Property and Homesteads (Supp. 2019-2020 ed.).

3. Brian Shannon & Daniel Benson, Texas Criminal Procedure & the Offender with Mental Illness: Analysis & Guide (6th ed. 2019).

4. 12, 12A, & 12B, Gerry W. Beyer, West’s Texas Forms—Administration of Decedent’s Estates and Guardianships (Supp. 2019-2020 ed.).

Articles

1. Gerry W. Beyer, ed., Keeping Current–Probate, Prob. & Prop. at 30, (Jan./Feb.2020).

2. Gerry W. Beyer, 2019 Year in Review: Estate Planning and Probate Law, 83 Tex. B. J. 38 (2020).

3.  Gerry W. Beyer, Technology’s Impact on the Changing Future of the Trusts and Estates Practice, Est. Plan. Dev. for Tex. Prof. at 1, (2020).

4. Gerry W. Beyer, Intestacy, Wills, Estate Administration, and Trusts Update, 58-1 Real Est., Prob., & Tr. L. Rep., at 6 (2020).

5. Gerry W. Beyer, Potpourri, 58-1 Real Est., Prob., & Tr. L. Rep,. at 5 (2020).                     

6.Gerry W. Beyer, 2019 Year in Review: Estate Planning and Probate Law, 83 Tex. B.J. 38 (2020).

Op-Ed

1. Arnold Loewy and Charles Moster, It’s debatable: How serious should we get about Robocall punishment?, Lubbock Avalanche-J. (Jan. 12, 2020 at 6:01 am); https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20200112/its-debatable-how-serious-should-we-get-about-robocall-punishment.

Citations

1. Prof. Loewy’s article The Fourth Amendment as a Device for Protecting the Innocent is cited in the following article: David Gray, A Right To Go Dark (?), 72 SMU L. Rev. 621 (2019).

2. Prof. Camp’s article Play’s the Thing: A Theory of Taxing Virtual Worlds is cited in the following article: Cody Wilson, Taxing Trades: Proposals to Keep Moneyball Out of Tax Law, 72 SMU L. Rev. 953 (2019).

3. Prof. Loewy’s article The Fourth Amendment as a Device for Protecting the Innocent is cited in the following article: Hillary L. Kody, Standing to Challenge Familial Searches of Commercial DNA Databases, 61 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 287 (2019).

4. Prof. Murphy’s article Arbitrariness Review Made Reasonable: Structural and Conceptual Reform of the “Hard Look” is cited in the following article: Ganesh Sitaraman & Ariel Dobkin, The Choice Between Single Director Agencies and Multimember Commissions, 71 Admin. L. Rev. 719 (2019).

5. Prof. Tracy Pearl’s article Hands on the Wheel: A Call for Greater Regulation of Semi-Autonomous Cars is cited in the following article: Rachel E. Sachs, Regulating Intermediate Technologies, 37 Yale J. on Reg. 219 (2020).

6. Prof. Beyer’s article Texas and the Uniform Trust Code is cited in the following article: Robert Barton, Just Say No: Reasons States Have Not Adopted the UTC, 45 ACTEC L.J. 5 (2019).

7. Prof. Tracy Pearl’s article Fast & Furious: The Misregulation of Driverless Cars is cited in the following article: Sean Bollman, Autonomous Vehicles: A Future Fast Approaching With No One Behind the Wheel, 20 U. Pitt. J. Tech. L. & Pol’y 1 (2019-2020).

8. Prof. Murphy’s article The Brand X Constitution is cited in the following article: Mark H. Gallant, Medicaid Expansion Developments in the Wake of the NFIB Decision, 20130320 AHLA Seminar Papers 48 (Mar. 20, 2013).

9. Prof. Tracy Pearl’s article Fast & Furious: The Misregulation of Driver less Cars is cited in the following article: Rachel E. Sachs, Regulating Intermediate Technologies, 37 Yale J. on Reg. 219 (2020).

10. Prof. Tracy Pearl’s article Hands on the Wheel: A Call for Greater Regulation of Semi-Autonomous Cars is cited in the following article: Rachel E. Sachs, Regulating Intermediate Technologies, 37 Yale J. on Reg. 219 (2020).

11. Prof. Chiappinelli’s article Just Like Pulling Teeth: How Dental Education Crisis Shows the Way Forward for Law Schools is cited in the following article: Mark Edwin Burge, Access to Law or Access to Lawyers? Master’s Programs in The Public Educational Mission of Law Schools, 74 U. Miami L. Rev. 143 (2019).

12. Prof. Murphy’s article Pragmatic Administrative Law and Tax Exceptionalism is cited in the following article: Emily S. Bremer, The Exceptionalism Norm in Administrative Adjudication, 2019 Wis. L. Rev. 1351 (2019).

13. Prof. Henry’s article Remarks at the 36th Annual Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference: Looking the Chapter 11 Gift Horse in the Mouth After Jevic is cited in the following article: David S. Stevenson, Grab the Fire Extinguisher: Comparing UK Schemes of Arrangement to U.S. Corporate Bankruptcy After Jevic, 68 Clev. St. L. Rev. 73 (2019).

14. Prof. Casto’s article The New Federal Common Law of Tort Remedies for Violations of International Law is cited in the following article: Hidden Renvoi: The Search for Corporate Liability in Alien Tort Statute Litigation, 107 Calif. L. Rev. 2071 (2019).

15. Prof. Sutton’s article Is There a Doctor (and a Lawyer) in the House? Why Our Good Samaritans Laws are Doing More Harm than Good for a National Public Health Security Strategy: A Fifty-State Survey is cited in the following article: Kristen Underbill, Price and Prejudice: An Empirical Test of Financial Incentives, Altruism, and Racial Bias, 48 J. Legal Stud. 245 (2019).

16. Prof. Beyer’s work in Digital Wills: Has the Time Come for Wills to Join the Digital Revolution? is cited in the following article: Reid Kress Weisbord & David Horton, Inheritance Forgery, 69 Duke L.J. 855 (2020).

17. Prof. Chiappinelli’s work Jurisdiction over Directors and Officers in Delaware is cited in the following article: Megan Wischmeier Shaner, The Corporate Chameleon, 54 U. Rich. L. Rev. 527 (2020).

18. Prof. Chiappinelli’s article The Underappreciated Importance of Personal Jurisdiction in Delaware’s Success is cited in the following article: Megan Wischmeier Shaner, The Corporate Chameleon, 54 U. Rich. L. Rev. 527 (2020).

19. Prof. Casto’s article The New Federal Common Law of Tort Remedies for Violations of International Law is cited in the following article: Isaac Ramsey, Hidden Renvoi: The Search for Corporate Liability in Alien Tort Statute Litigation, 107 Calif. L. Rev. 2071 (2019).

News

1. Professor Beyer has been reappointed by the REPTL Council to be the Editor-In-Chief of the REPTL Reporter.

2. Professor Beyer was interviewed by BottomLine which used the interview to create a story entitled Pros and Cons of Electronic Wills which appears in the February 1, 2020 issue at page 9.

3. Professor Camp had seven of the ten articles that were listed recently as the ten most popular posts of the decade on TaxProf Blog.

4. On January 16, 2020, Professor Beyer was an invited speaker at the Heckerling Estate Planning Institute in Orlando, Florida which is “the nation’s premier conference for estate planning professionals, offering unparalleled educational and professional development opportunities for all members of the estate planning team” with an attendance of approximately 3,5000 professionals. Professor Beyer presentation and accompanying article were entitled Don’t Get Lost in Cyberspace: How to Plan for and Administer Digital Assets.

5. Prof. Beyer has been appointed by the American College of Trust and Estate Council to the following committees and task forces: Academic Membership Committee, Artificial Intelligence Task Force, Digital Property Committee, Legal Education Committee, Program Committee, and State Laws Committee.

6. On January 15, 2020, Professor Sutton was the featured in an article about her documentary The Court Martial of Apache Kid. Professor Dick Baker, Dean Jamie Baker, and Professor Rosen are also mentioned in the article. The article is Mckenzi Morris, Law Professor Creates Documentary as a Learning Tool for Students, TTU Today (Jan. 15, 2020).

7. Associate Dean Humphrey was selected to receive the 2020 YWCA Women of Excellence Award. She nominated by the School of Law and will receive the award at the YWCA awards banquet on March 12th.

8. Associate Dean Humphrey is the recipient of the 2019-2020 Faculty Distinguished Leadership Award. This prestigious award is given by the Texas Tech Parents Association, and she will receive the award during the Association’s annual awards breakfast on February 1st.

9. Associate Dean Humphrey was the guest speaker at the Lubbock County Women Lawyers Association luncheon on January 16th. Her topic was “#MeToo and Barriers to Gender Equity in the Legal Profession.”

10. On January 24, 2020, Professor Beyer was the primary speaker at Estates Planners Day 2020 in Tuscon, Arizona sponsored by the Southern Arizona Estate Planning Council. The titles of his presentations and papers are: Anticipating Will Contests and How to Avoid Them; Technology’s Impact on the Changing Future of the Trusts and Estates Practice; State Law Pitfalls: Don’t Step in it When Your Client Steps Across State Lines; and Your Pleasure or Business Cannabis Client: It’s High Time Estate Planners Know What to Do.

11. Professor Shannon was a panelist on the NCAA Division I Issues Panel at the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representatives Association (FARA) national conference in Seattle on November 7, 2019.

12. Professor Shannon was a panelist as part of a program focusing on Student-Athlete Well-Being at the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representatives Association (FARA) national conference in Seattle on November 9, 2019.

13. Professor Shannon provided a Legislative Update to over 500 participants at the 2nd Annual Texas Judicial Mental Health Summit in San Marcos, Texas, on November 18, 2019.

14. Professor Shannon participated as part of a Model Civil Mental Health Code Working Group sponsored by the Equitas Project in Denver on November 21, 2019.

15. Professor Shannon was the luncheon speaker for the South Plains Trusts & Estate Council on the topic of special needs trusts on January 16, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas.

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