August 2021 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout the month of August, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is a compilation of those daily alerts for August 1st to August 31st, 2021.

Articles, Essays, and Reviews

1. Richard W. Murphy, Due Process and Judicial review of Government Kill Lists, 67 Loy. L. Rev. 473 (2021).

2. Gerry W. Beyer, Beyer’s Texas Property Code Annotated With Related Texas Law (2021 ed.).

3. Gerry W. Beyer, Texas Estate Planning Statutes With Commentary (2021-2023 ed.).

4. Alyson Outenreath, Battle Against Liquor: Will Wal-Mart Soon Be at the U.S. Supreme Court?, 90 Miss. L.J. 347 (2021).


1. Prof. Beyer, Non-Fungible Tokens: What Every Estate Planner Needs to Know, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (August 24, 2021), available at:


1. Prof. Rosen’s article Drones and the U.S. Courts is cited in the following article: Richard W. Murphy, Due Process and Judicial review of Government Kill Lists, 67 Loy. L. Rev. 473 (2021).

2. Prof. Rosen’s book Military Law: Criminal Justice & Administrative Process is cited in the following article: Max Jesse Goldberg, Congressional Influence on Military Justice, 130 Yale L.J. 2110 (2021).

3. Prof. Murphy’s article Punitive Damages, Explanatory Verdict, and the Hard Look is cited in §8:8 the following practice series: Kevin F. O’Malley, Jay E. Grenig, & Hon. William C. Lee, Federal Jury Practice and Instructions (August 2021 Update).

4. Prof. Spain’s article Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Poor: Is It an Alternative? is cited in the following article: Matthew A. Shapiro, Distributing Civil Justice, 109 Geo. L.J. 1473 (2021).

5. Prof. Watts’ article Fairness and Utility in Products Liability: Balancing Individual Rights and Social Welfare is cited in the following article: Anat Lior, The AI Accidnet Network: Artificial Intelligence Liability Meets Network Theory, 95 Tul. L. Rev. 1103 (2021).

6. Prof. Gossett’s article Take Off the [Color] Blinders: How Ignoring the Hague Convention’s Subsidiarity Principle Furthers Structural Racism against Black American Children is cited in the following article: Leslie Patrice Culver, (Un)wicked Analytical Frameworks and the Cry for Identity, 21 Nev. L.J. 655 (2021).

7. Prof. Sutton’s article Wind and Wisdom is cited in the following article: Sarah A. Husk, Scattered to the Winds?: Strengthening the National Historic Preservation Act’s Tribal Consultation Mandate to Protect Native American Sacred Sites in the Renewable Energy Development Era, 34 Tul. Envtl. L.J. 273 (2021).

8. Prof. Casto’s article Advising Presidents: Robert Jackson and the Destroyers-for-Bases Deal and his book Foreign Affairs and the Constitution in the Age of Fighting Sail are cited in the following article: Christian R. Burset, Advisory Opinions and the Problem of Legal Authority, 74 Vand. L. Rev. 621 (2021).

9. Prof. Beyer’s article Trusts and Planning Issues for the Family Pet or Other Valuable Animal is cited in the following article: Christine Wakeman & Natalie Webb, Attachment – Trust Alphabet Soup, 2021 Advanced Fam. L. 31 Attachment (2021).

10. Prof. Christopher’s article Eye of the Beholder: How Perception Management Can Counter Stereotype Threat among Struggling Law Students is cited in the following article: Victor D. Quintanilla & Sam Erman, Mindsets in Legal Education, 69 J. Lefal Educ. 412 (2021).

11. Prof. Camp’s article Lesson from the Tax Court: The Perils of Stipulations is cited in the following article: Eman Cuyler, The Top Five Procedural Surprises in U.S. Tax Court Litigation, 35 No. 4 Prac. Tax Law. 32 (2021).


1. Prof. Chiappinelli is quoted in the following article: Allen Matkins, Court Finds No Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Director of California Corporation, JD Supra (Blog), (August 3, 2021), available at:,-Keith%20Bishop&text=The%20Court%20of%20Appeal%20affirmed,on%20Rodo%27s%20board%20of%20directors.


1. Prof. Beyer was an invited speaker at the 2021 Annual E-planners estate planning conference in Kansas City, Missouri. On August 20, 2021, Prof. Beyer made two presentations: Don’t Get Lost in Cyberspace: How to Plan for and Administer Digital Assets and State Law Pitfalls: Don’t Step In It When Your Client Steps Across State Lines. He prepared comprehensives articles to accompany each of his presentations.

2. Prof. Beyer was an invited speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Texas College of Probate Judges in San Antonio, Texas. On August 26, 2021 to an audience of over 125 Texas judges, Prof. Beyer analyzed judicial developments relating to the Texas law of intestacy, wills, estate administration, trusts, and other estate planning issues. The discussion of each case concluded with an important lesson to be learned from the case to help judges make correct decisions for their litigants and increase the chances of having their decisions upheld on appeal. Attendees also received a copy of his article entitled Recent Cases: Intestacy, Wills, Probate, and Trusts.

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