May 2020 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, 2020.

Articles, Essays, & Reviews 

1. Gerry W. Beyer, Potpourri, 58-2 Real Est., Prob., & Tr. L. Rep., at 5 (2020).

2. Gerry W. Beyer, Intestacy, Wills, Estate Administration, and Trusts Update, 58-2 Real Est., Prob., & Tr. L. Rep., at 5 (2020).

3. 13, 14, & 15, Gerry W. Beyer, West’s Texas Forms—Real Property (Supp. 2020 ed.).

4. Nancy Soonpaa, From a Gleam to Maturity: The Developmental Stages of a Legal Writing Program, 24 Legal Writing: J. Legal Writing Inst. 23 (2020).


1. Professor Camp is quoted in the following article: Sarah Skidmore Sell, Can survivors keep relief funds sent to dead taxpayers?, ABCNews (May 8, 2020 at 12:27 am); available at:


1. Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s debatable: Can a state restrict concealed carry rights of non-residents?, Lubbock-Avalanche J. (May 17, 2020 at 3:01 am); available at:


1.  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: Jonathan Gienapp, the Myth of the Constitutional Given: Enumeration and National Power at the Founding, 69 Am. U. L. Rev. F. 183 (2020).

2. Prof. Gonzalez’s book Employment Discrimination: A Context and Practice Casebook is cited in the following article: Kelly Kagan, Expansion of Joint Employer Liability Theory on the Horizon: The Ninth Circuit Adopts The Agency Test in EEOC v. Global Horizons, Inc., 57 San Diego L. Rev. 281 (2020).

3. Prof. Murphy’s article Pragmatic Administrative Law and Tax Exceptionalism is cited in the following article: Emily S. Bremer, Reckoning with Adjudication’s Exceptionalism Norm, 69 Duke L.J. 1749 (2020).

4. Prof. Loewy’s book Criminal Procedure: Cases, Materials, and Questions 1239is cited in the following article: Ion Meyn, Flipping the Script on Brady, 95 Ind. L.J. 883 (2020).

5. Prof. Murphy’s article Abandoning Standing: Trading Rule of Access for a Rule of Deference is cited in the following article: Heather Elliot, Associations and Cities as (Forbidden) Pure Private Attorneys General, 61 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1329 (2020).

6. Dean Myhra’s article The Hate Speech Conundrum and the Public School is cited in the following article: Christian Ketter, The NFL Player, The Schoolchild, and The Entertainer: When The Term “Free Speech” is Too Freely Spoken, Exactly “Who’s On First?”, 68 Clev. St. L. Rev. 421 (2020).

7. Prof. Spain’s article Alternate Dispute Resolution for the Poor: Is It an Alternative? is cited in the following article: Donald F. Fontaine, Fee Shifting: A Proposal to Solve Maine’s Intractable Access to Justice Problem, 72 Me. L. Rev. 47 (2020).

8. Prof. Beyer’s article Statutory Will Methodologies—Incorporated Forms vs. Fill-In Forms: Rivalry or Peaceful Coexistence? is cited in the following article: Bridget J. Crawford, Blockchain Wills, 95 Ind. L.J. 735 (2020).

9. Prof. Christopher’s article Whack-a-Mole: Why Prosecuting Digital Currency Exchanges Won’t Stop Online Laundering is cited in the following article: David D. Schein & Lawrence J. Trautman, The Dark Web and Employer Liability, 18 Colo. Tech. L.J. 49 (2020).

10. Prof. Chiappinelli’s article The Myth of Director Consent: After Shaffer is cited in the following article: Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes & Cassandra Burke Robertson, A New State Registration Act: Legislating a Longer Arm for Personal Jurisdiction, 57 Harv. J. on Legis. 2 (2020).


1. On May 12, 2020, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer “traveled” to Midland, Texas to present a virtual continuing legal education program entitled Technology’s Impact on the Changing Future of the Trusts and Estate Practice. His article by the same name was distributed to all attendees. Both the presentation and article gave special attention to using technology during the COVID-19 stay-at-home and social mandates.

2. On May 6, 2020, Prof. Dustin Benham was recognized in an article entitled Professor Leaves Lasting Impact on Legal System by Inspiring Students in Texas Tech Today by Mckenzi Morris for receiving the 2020 Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching Award. The full article is available here.

3. On April 26, 2020, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer was a guest speaker on the “Elder Law Issues” Podcast episode titled Gun Trusts: Do You Need One?, available here. On May 10, 2020, he was again featured in another episode of the Podcast called Marijuana and Your Estate Plan, available here.

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