June 2020 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout the month of June, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is a compilation of those daily alerts for June 1st to June 30th, 2020.

Articles

1. Gerry W. Beyer, COVID-19 and the Estate Planner, Est. Plan. Dev. for Tex. Prof. (2020).

2. Gerry W. Beyer, Avoiding the Estate Planning “Blue Screen of Death” With Competent and Ethical Practices, TSBB22 Ali-Cle 85, (2020).

Quotes
1. Prof. Christopher is quoted and cited in the following article: Peter Nemerovski, Help Wanted: An Empirical Study of LRW Hiring, Legal Writing: J. Legal Writing Inst. 315 (2020).

2. Prof. Robert Sherwin is quoted and cited in the following article: Sydney Buckley, Getting Slapp Happy: Why The U.S. District Court For The District Of Kansas Should Adopt The Ninth Circuit’s Approach When Applying The Kansas Anti-Slapp Law, 68 U. Kan. L. Rev. 791 (2020).

Op-Ed
1. Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s debatable: Should Voting By Mail be Expanded in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic?, Lubbock-Avalanche J. (June 28, 2020 at 12:01 am);
available at: https://www.lubbockonline.com/opinion/20200628/should-voting-by-mail-be-expanded-in-light-of-covid-19-pandemic

Citations

1. 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).

2. Prof. Murphy’s article Hunters for Administrative Common Law is cited in the following article: Hannah Cohen, When Will Asylum Law Protect Women?: The Abusive Relationship Between Agency Decision Making and Asylum Claims Involving Domestic Violence, 61 B.C. L. Rev. 1855 (2020).

3. Prof. Beyer’s article The Fine Art of Intimidating Disgruntled Beneficiaries With In Terrorem Clauses is cited in the following law review article: Evan J. Shaheen, In Terrorem Clauses: Broad, Narrow, or Both?, 95 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1763 (2020).

4. Prof. Murphy’s work Modern Arbitrariness Review–Start Farm Synthesis is cited in the following article: Cormac M. Bloomfield, The Endangered Species Act and Delisting Distinct Population Segments: Antithetical to the Statute or Permissible with Guidance?, 30 Duke Envtl. L. & Pol’y F.317 (2020).

5. 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: Eric J. Segall, Adam Feldman, The Elite Teaching The Elite: Who Gets Hired By The Top Law Schools?, 68 J. Legal Educ. 614 (2019).

6. Prof. Christopher’s article The Bridging Model: Exploring The Roles of Trust and Enforcement in Banking, Bitcoin, and the Blockchain is cited in the following article: Christopher Lloyd, The Privacy Revolution Begins: Did Carpenter Just Give Bitcoin Users a Chance to Strike Down the Bank Secrecy Act?, 88 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 204 (2020).

7. Prof. Loewy’s article Protecting Citizens from Cops and Crooks: An Assessment of the Supreme Court’s Interpretation of the Fourth Amendment During the 1982 Term is cited in the following article: Cynthia Lee, Probable Cause With Teeth, 88 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 269 (2020).

8. Prof. Chiappinelli’s article The Myth of Director Consent: After Shaffer, Beyond Nicastro is cited in the following article: Charles W. Rhodes & Cassandra Burke Robertson: A New State Registration Act: Legislating A Longer Arm for Personal Jurisdiction, 57 Harv. J. on Legis. 377 (2020).

9. Prof. Shannon’s article Debarment and Suspension Revisited: Fewer Eggs in the Basket? is cited in the following work: Robert F. Meunier, Trevor B. A. Nelson, Commentary And Proposed Unified Suspension And Debarment Rule For Procurement And Nonprocurement Activities, 49 Pub. Cont. L.J. 243 (2020).

10. Prof. Gossett’s article The Client: How States Are Profiting from the Child’s Right to Protection is cited in the following article: Maggie Wong Cockayne, Foster to Adopt: Pipeline to Failure and the Need for Concurrent Planning Reform, 60 Santa Clara L. Rev. 151 (2020).

11. Prof. Christopher’s article Putting Legal Writing on The Tenure Track: One School’s Experience is cited in the following article: Rachel Arnow-Richman, Integrated Learning, Integrated Faculty, 92 Temp. L. Rev. 745 (2020).

12. Prof. Christopher’s article Putting Legal Writing on The Tenure Track: One School’s Experience is cited in the following article: Cody J. Jacobs, The “Other” Market, 92 Temp. L. Rev. 765 (2020).

13. Prof. Beyer’s book Wills, Trusts, and Estates: Examples and Explanations is cited in the following article: Eva Saulnier, Disinheriting Your Children: A “Non” “Non” In France; An Accepted Use Of Testamentary Freedom In America, 52 Case W. Res. J. Int’l L. 669 (2020).

14. Prof. Casto’s article The Supreme Court in the Early Republic: The Chief Justiceships of John Jay and Oliver Ellsworth is cited in the following article: Todd B. Adams, Using Game Theory To Better Understand The Role Of The U.S. Supreme Court In The Catastrophe That Befell American Indians In Georgia, 46 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 331 (2020).

15. Prof. Loewy’s article Arnold Loewy, Ernesto Miranda, Earl Warren, And Donald Trump: Confessions and the Fifth Amendment is cited in the following article: Michael Vitiello The Warren Court’s Eyewitness Identification Case Law: What If?, 51 U. Pac. L. Rev. 867 (2020).

16. Prof. Loewy’s article Arnold Loewy, Ernesto Miranda, Earl Warren, And Donald Trump: Confessions and the Fifth Amendment is cited in the following article: Michael Vitiello, Introducing the Warren Court’s Criminal Procedure Revolution: A 50-Year Retrospective, 51 U. Pac. L. Rev. 621 (2020).

17. Prof. Gonzalez’s article A Tale of Two Waivers: Waiver of the Jury Waiver Defense under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is cited in the following article: Susan E. Provenzano, Brian N. Larson, Civil Procedure As A Critical Discussion, 20 Nev. L.J. 967 (2020).

18. Prof. Henry’s article The General Motors Recalls at the Dangerous Intersection of Chapter 11, Article 9 and TARP is cited in the following article: Timothy R. Zinnecker, Nine Questions For The Article 9 Professor, 64 St. Louis U. L.J. 311 (2020).

19. 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: David L. Hudson, Jr., Anti-Slapp Coverage And The First Amendment: Hurdles To Defamation Suits In Political Campaigns, 69 Am. U. L. Rev. 1541 (2020).

20. Prof. Beyer’s blog post titled Standby Guardianships on his Wills, Trusts, & Estates Prof Blog is cited in the following article: Joshua S. Rubenstein, Standby Guardianship Legislation Summer 2019, 12 Est. Plan. & Community Prop. L.J. 287 (2020).

21. Prof. Beyer’s supplement to Texas Practice: Marital Property and Homesteads is cited in the following article: Avery Rios, Divorce Destroys The Community: An Examination Of The “Texas Method” Community Property Principles Upon Divorce And Its Effects On Informal Marriage, 12 Est. Plan. & Community Prop. L.J. 437 (2020).

22. Prof. Beyer’s book Texas Practice Series: Law Of Wills (4th Ed. 2019) is cited in the following article: Katherine C. Akinc , Austin, Brink Bennett Flaherty Golden, Inside The Mind Of A Trustee: The Importance Of Understanding A Trustee’s Perspective, 12 Est. Plan. & Community Prop. L.J. 185 (2020).

News

1. On June 3, 2020, Prof. Beyer spoke at the 44th Annual Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course sponsored by the State Bar of Texas, delivering it entirely online to an audience of 400 Texas attorneys. He discussed recent judicial developments relating to the Texas law of intestacy, wills, estate administration, trusts, and other estate planning matters, and his article, Case Law Update, accompanied his presentation.

2. On June 3, 2020, Prof. Humphrey was featured in a Texas Tech news release that detailed her commitment to education and her students. The interview is titled Professor Combines Passions for Law, Education to Benefit Students.

3. Prof. Beyer’s posting on his Wills, Trusts, & Estates Prof Blog titled Dog ‘ate the will’ case headed to trial was named to Top 10 on Texas Bar Today for the week of June 8, 2020. Prof. Beyer gives recognition to his assistant, Trevor Shoels, for his assistance in drafting this posting.

4. On June 26, 2020, Prof. Beyer spoke at the American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education’s Estate Planning in Depth program. His hour-long live-streamed presentation was titled Avoiding the Estate Planning “Blue Screen of Death” with Competent and Ethical Practices. His paper with the same title was distributed to all attendees.

5. Prof. Beyer was recently mentioned in Hunter, Jr. v. Hunter, as Trustee of Third Amended and Restated Theresa E. Hunter Revocable Living Trust, 838 S.E.2d 721, 724 (Va. 2020) (citing Gerry W. Beyer et al., The Fine Art of Intimidating Disgruntled Beneficiaries with In Terrorem Clauses, 51 SMU L. Rev. 225, 231 (1998) for historical research of Mesopotamian wills using forerunner of in terrorem provisions and tenth-century and eleventh-century English wills warning the contester of the “torment of hell” and the “Day of Judgment”).

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