February 2022 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout the month of February, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is a compilation of those daily alerts for February 1st to February 28th, 2022.

Articles, Essays, and Reviews

1. Gerry W. Beyer, Modern Dictionary for the Legal Profession (5th ed. 2021).


1. Prof. Hardberger is quoted in the following article: Justin Horne, How Does the Edwards Aquifer Work & Why Is It So Heavily Regulated? KSAT Explains, KSAT.COM, (February 8, 2022; 7:24pm), available at: https://www.ksat.com/ksat-explains/2022/02/09/how-does-the-edwards-aquifer-work-why-is-it-so-heavily-regulated-ksat-explains/


1. Dean Nowlin’s article The Judicial Restraint Amendment: Populist Constitutional Reform in the Spirit of the Bill of Rights is cited in the following article: Brian L. Owsley, George Floyd, General Warrants, and Cell-Site Simulators, 59 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 149 (2022).

2. Prof. Camp’s article The Failure of Adversarial Process in the Administrative State is cited in §2:13 of the following practice series: Charles H. Koch Jr & Richard Murphy, Administrative Law and Practice (February 2022 Update).

3. Prof. Metze’s work Sixth Annual Criminal Law Symposium; The Sixth Amendment: Panel Two: The Right to Counsel at Trial: Speaking Truth to Power: The Obligation of the Courts to Enforce the Right to Counsel at Trial is cited in the following article: Mary Vukovich, Deprivation of the Right to Counsel for Federal Pretrial Detainees During the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic, 54 UIC L. Rev. 695 (2021).

4. Prof. Baker’s article 2018: A Legal Research Odyssey: Artificial Intelligence as a Disruptor is cited in §8.10 the following book: Julius J. Marke, Legal Research and Law Library Management (February 2022 Update).

5. Prof. Casto’s article Serving a Lawless President is cited in the following article: Patrick E. Longan, Symposium on Ethics, Professionalism, and the Role of the Attorney General of the United States: Lessons from History, 72 Mercer L. Rev. 727 (2021).

6. Prof. Beyer’s article Pay to the Order of Whom?- The Case of the Ambiguous Multiple Payee Designation is cited in §5/3-110 of the following practice series: Uniform Commercial Code with Illinois Code Comments (Illinois Practice Series) (February 2022 Update).

7. Prof. Beyer’s article Videotaping the Will Execution Ceremony – Preventing Frustration of the Testator’s Final Wishes is cited in the following article: Jessie Daniel Rankin, Socially Distant Signing: Why Georgia Should Adopt Remote Will Execution in the Post-Covid World, 56 Ga. L. Rev. 391 (2021).

8. Prof. Rob Sherwin’s article “Source” of Protection: The Status of the Reporter’s Privilege in Texas and a Call to Arms for the State’s Legislators and Journalists is cited in the following article: Frank D. LoMonte & Philip J. Sliger, Smartphone Security for the Mobile Journalist: Should Reporters Give Police the Finger?, 23 N.C. J. L. & Tech. 214 (2021).

9. 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).

10. Prof. Murphy’s article Due Process and Judicial Review of Government Kill Lists is cited in the following article: Nicholas Romanoff, The “Bedrock Principle” That Wasn’t: Alliance for Open Society II and the Future of the Noncitizens’ Extraterritorial Constitution, 53 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 345 (2021).

11. Prof. Murphy’s article Arbitrariness Review Made Reasonable: Structural and Conceptual Reform of the “Hard Look” is cited in the following article: Kristin E. Hickman, Nondelegation as Constitutional Symbolism, 89 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1079 (2021).

12. Prof. Casto’s article The Early Supreme Court Justices’ Most Significant Opinion is cited in the following article: Joshua J. Shroeder, Leviathan Goes to Washington: How to Assert the Separation of Powers in Defense of Future Generations, 15 Fla. A&M U. L. Rev. 1 (2021).

13. Prof. Chiappinelli’s article The Underappreciated Importance of Personal Jurisdiction in Delaware’s Success is cited in the following article: Joel Edan Friedlander, Performances of Equity: Why Court of Chancery Transcript Rulings are Law, 77 Bus. Law. 51 (2022).

14. Prof. Beyer’s article Cyber Estate Planning and Administration is cited in the following article: Symphony Munoz, Sucking Success Out of Minor Social Media Influencers: A Call for Testamentary Capacity Rights in Texas, 14 Est. Plan. & Community Prop. L.J. 337 (2021).

15. Prof. Beyer’s article Estate Planning Ramifications of Obergefell v. Hodges is cited in the following article: Ana Mitchell Córdova, First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage: Cohabitation as a Framework for Conflicts Between Community Property and Common Law Marriage, 14 Est. Plan. & Community Prop. L.J. 293 (2021).

16. Prof. Beyer’s article Texas Estate Planning Forms is cited in the following article: Katelyn Barker, Mitigating the Lack of Wills One Brochure at a Time, 14 Est. Plan. & Community Prop. L.J. 257 (2021).

17. Prof. Beyer’s book Texas Estate Planning Statutes with Commentary (2019-2021 Edition) is cited in the following article: Joyce W. Moore & Cristian S. Kelso, Unanswered Questions in Wills and Trusts (And How to Try and Answer Them), 14 Est. Plan. & Community Prop. L.J. 1 (2021).

18. Prof. Beyer’s book Texas Practice: Texas Law of Wills (4th ed.) is cited in the following article: Arielle M. Prangner, Just A Will Won’t Cut It: Planning for the Transfer of Non-Probate Assets at Death, 14 Est. Plan. & Community Prop. L.J. 55 (2021).


1. On February 4, 2022, Prof. Beyer was a featured speaker at the 2022 Docket Call in Probate Court seminar. Originally, Prof. Beyer was to travel to San Antonio for an in-person appearance but inclement weather cancelled his flights so he presented virtually via Zoom. The topic of his presentation and accompanying article was Morals From the Courthouse: A Study of Recent Texas Cases Impacting the Wills, Probate, and Trust Practice.

2. On February 10, 2022, Prof. Beyer was the virtual guest speaker for The Associated Jewish Federation of Baltimore. His presentation was entitled Cyber Philanthropy: Non-Fungible Tokens and Cryptocurrency.

3. On February 17, 2022, Prof. Beyer was the speaker at the February meeting of the South Plains Trust and Estate Council in Lubbock. His presentation was entitled Rule Against Perpetuities – The Impact of the 2021 Texas Legislative Changes.

4. On February 25, 2022, Prof. Beyer was a speaker at the 14th Annual Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal CLE & Expo held at the Texas Tech University School of Law. His presentation and accompany article were entitled Case Law Update: Intestacy, Wills, Probate, and Trusts.

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