April 2020 Law Faculty Publications & News

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

Articles & Reviews 

1. Gerry W. Beyer, Keeping Current — Probate, 34-Apr Prob. & Prop. 30 (2020). 

2. Gerry W. Beyer, A Cold Head is Not Just for Beer Anymore, Jotwell (March 31, 2020) (reviewing Thomas E. Simmons, A Trust for Ted’s Head, 88 Miss. L. J. 20 (2019).

3. Bryan T. Camp, Taxation of Electronic Gaming, 877 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 661 (2020).

Op-Ed

1. Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s debatable: Who should bear primary responsibility in coronavirus battel?, Lubbock-Avalanche J. (Apr. 20, 2020 at 2:08 p.m.); available at: https://www.lubbockonline.com/opinion/20200419/its-debatable-who-should-bear-primary-responsibility-in-coronavirus-battle

Citations

1.  Prof. Camp’s article The Play’s the Thing: A Theory of Taxing Virtual Worlds is cited in the following article: Blake E. Reid, Internet Architecture and Disability,  95 Ind. L.J. 591 (2020).

2. Prof. Camp’s article A History of Tax Regulation Prior to the Administrative Procedure Act is cited in the following article: Stephanie Hunter McMahon, Classifying Tax Guidance According to End Users, 73 Tax Law. 245 (2020).

3. Prof. Black’s article Do You Want Innovation and Jobs? Repeal § 511 is cited in the following article: David Kim,  XIII. Unrelated Business Income Tax: Key Changes, 38 Rev. Banking & Fin. L. 623 (2019).

4. Prof. Tracy Pearl’s article Hands on the Wheel: A Call for Greater Regulation of Semi-Autonomous Cars is cited in the following article: Gary Marchant & Rida Bazzi, Autonomous Vehicles and Liability: What Will Juries Do? 26 B.U. J. Sci. & Tech. L. 67 (2020).

5. Prof. Chiappinelli’s book Cases and Materials on Business Entities is cited in the following article: Michael Held & Thomas M. Noone, Bank Culture and the Official Sector: A Spectrum of Options,  43 Seattle U. L. Rev. 683 (2020).

6. Prof. Loewy’s article The Fourth Amendment as a Device for Protecting the Innocent is cited in the following article: William Hopchak, Carpenter v. United States: CSLI, Third-Party Doctrine, and Privacy in the Twenty-first Century 14 Liberty U. L. Rev. 185 (2019).

7. 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: Lawrence J. Trautman & Mason J. Molesky, A Primer for Blockchain 88 UMKC L. Rev. 239 (2020).

8. Prof. Loewy’s article Police-Obtained Evidence and the Constitution: Distinguishing Unconstitutionally Obtained Evidence from Unconstitutionally Used Evidence is cited in the following article: Louis Fisher, Criminal Justice User Fees and the  Procedural Aspect of Equal Justice, 133 Harv. L. Rev. F. 112 (2020).

9. Prof. Beyer’s article Puff, the Magic Dragon, and the Estate Planner is cited in the following article: Brandy M. Parry, Puff, Puff, Pass: How State Marijuana Laws May Impact Probate Courts and Lead to Liability, 33 Quinnipiac Prob. L.J. 178 (2020).

10. Prof. Beyer’s work in Sign on the [Electronic] Dotted Line: The Rise of the Electronic Will is cited in the following article: Adam J. Hirsch, Technology Adrift: In Search of a Role for Electronic Wills 61 B.C. L. Rev. 827(2020).

11. Prof. Rob Sherwin’s work in The Changing Landscape of the Texas Citizens Participation Act is cited in the following article: Laura Lee Prather, Striking a Balance, 83 Tex. B.J. 238 (2020).

12. Prof. A. Pearl’s article The Tragedy of the Vital Commons is cited in the following article: Michael C. Blumm, Environmental Law at 50: A Cutting -Edge Journal Examining the Central Issues of Our Time,  50 Envtl. L. 1 (2020).

13. Prof. Benham’s article Tangled Incentives: Proportionality and the Market for Reputation Harm is cited in the following article: Abigail Stephens, Contracting Away the First Amendment?: When Courts Should Intervene in Nondisclosure Agreement, 28 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 541(2019).

14. Prof. Benham’s article Proportionality, Pretrial Confidentiality, and Discovery Sharing is cited in the following article: Matthew A. Shapiro, The Indignities of Civil Litigation, 100 B.U. L. Rev. 501(2020).

15. Prof. Loewy’s supplement Criminal Law in a Nutshell is cited in the following article: Katryna Santa Cruz, The Distraction That Is Stand Your Ground, 14 FIU L. Rev. 149 (2020). 

16. Prof. Tracy Pearl’s article Fast & Furious: The Misregulation of Driverless Cars is cited in the following article: Callie A. Kanthack, Autonomous Vehicles and Driving Under the Influence: Examining the Ambiguity Surrounding Modern Laws Applied to Future Technology, 53 Creighton L. Rev. 397 (2020).

17. Prof. Rosen’s article Funding “Non-Traditional” Military Operations: The Alluring Myth of a Presidential Power of the Purse is cited in the following article: Michael Conklin, Please Allow Myself to Pardon. Myself: The Constitutionality of a Presidential Self-Pardon, 97 U. Det. Mercy L. Rev. (2020).

18. Prof. James’ article The African-American Church, Political Activity, and Tax Exemption is cited in the following article: Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer, When Soft Law Meets Hard Politics: Taming the Wild West of Nonprofit Political Involvement, 45 J. Legis. 194(2019).

News

1.  Professor Beyer was recently the guest on an Elder Law Issues podcast entitled Pet Trusts. Along with host Robert Fleming, one of the nation’s leading estate planning and elder law attorneys, Professor Beyer explained how pet owners may make arrangements to make sure their animal friends receive proper care upon the owners’ disability or death. The podcast can be listened to here

2. On April 13, 2020, Professor Beyer served as the Collin County Bar Association’s Estate Planning & Probate Section’s first virtual CLE presenter. Over 75 attorneys attended his live on-line presentation entitled Morals From the Courthouse: A Study of Recent Texas Cases Impacting the Wills, Probate, and Trusts Practice

3. On April 24, 2020, Professor Beyer was an invited speaker at the Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium which because of COVID-19 was shifted to a webinar format. To an audience of approximately 300 attorneys and other estate planning professionals, he present two papers: Electronic Wills and Related Issues: The Changing Future of the Trust and Estate Practice and Your Pleasure or Business Cannabis Client: It’s High Time Estate Planners Know What to Do

4. On April 28, 2020, Professor Beyer was the speaker for the first virtual meeting of the Probate, Trusts, and Estates Section of the Dallas Bar Association. Professor Beyer spoke to approximately 250 members about his presentation on analyzing and critiquing recent decisions of the Texas Courts impacting the Estate Planning practice. 

5. Professor Beyer was recently the guest on an Elder Law Issues podcast entitled Electronic Wills in the Era of Coronavirus. Along with host Robert Fleming, one of the nation’s leading estate planning and elder law attorneys, Professor Beyer explains some of the limitations to the use of electronic wills in the era of coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic. The podcast can be listened to here

6. Dean Humphrey has been the first professor from Texas Tech Law to be elected to the national board of directors of the Legal Writing Institute (LWI). The dean is currently the Chair of the LWI Biennial conference, and a member of the LWI One-Day Workshops committee and the LWI New Members Outreach committee. 

March 2020 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout the month of March, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is a compilation of those daily alerts for March 1st to March 31st, 2020.

Articles

1. Gerry W. Beyer, ed., Keeping Current— Probate, Prob. & Prop. At 30 (2020).

Quote

1. Professor Camp was quoted in the following article: Joshua Rosenberg, Dems’ Attempt to Get Trump’s Tax Returns Likely to Time Out, Law360 Tax Authority (March 4, 2020), available at: https://www.law360.com/tax-authority/articles/1250092/dems-attempt-to-get-trump-s-tax-returns-likely-to-time-out.

Citations

1. Prof. Murphy’s work in Eight Things American Can’t Figure Out About Controlling Administrative Power is cited in the following article: Jeffrey M. Surprenant, Pulling the Reins On Chevron, 65 Loy. L. Rev. 399 (2019).

2. Prof. Chiappinelli’s book Cases and Materials on Business Entities is cited in the following article: Michael Held and Thomas M. Noone, Bank Culture and the Official Sector: A Spectrum of Options, 43 Seattle U. L. Rev. 683 (2020).

3. Prof. Ross’s article Protecting the Unsophisticated Tenant: A Call for Cap on Late Fees in the Housing Choice Voucher Program is cited in the Ericka Petersen, Building A House for Gideon: The Right to Counsel in Evictions, 16 Stan. J. Civ. Rts. & Civ. Liberties 63 (2020).

4. Prof. Loewy’s article Religious Neutrality and the Death Penalty is cited in the following article: April J. Anderson, Peremptory Challenges at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century: Development of Modern Jury Selection Strategies as Seen in Practitioners’ Trial Manuals, 16 Stan. J. Civ. Rts. & Civ. Liberties 1 (2020).

5. 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: D.A. Jeremy Telman, All That is Liquidated Melts Into Air: Five Meta-Interpretive Issues, 24 Barry L. Rev. 1 (2019).

6. Prof. Metze’s article Dissecting the ABA Texas Capital Punishment Assessment Report of 2013: Death and Texas, A Surprising Improvement is cited in the following article: Valena E. Beety, Changed Science Writs and State Habeas Relief, 57 Hous. L. Rev. 483 (2020).

7. Prof. Robert Sherwin’s work in The Changing Landscape of the Texas Citizens Participation Act is cited in the following article: Joseph F. Cleveland Jr., J. Heath Coffman, & Kevin C. Smith, TUTSA and the Texas Citizens Participation Act, 20202A Advanced Intell. Prop. L. 3-11 (2020).

8. Prof. Loewy’s article Culpability, Dangerousness, and Harm: Balancing the Factors on Which Our Criminal Law is Predicated is cited in the following article: Jordan Blair Woods, U. Rich. L. Rev. 833 (2020).

9. Prof. Camp’s article The Play’s the Thing: A Theory of Taxing Virtual Worlds is cited in the following article: Blake E. Reid, Internet Architecture and Disability, 95 Ind. L.J. 591 (2020).

News

1. On March 3, 2020, Professor Beyer presented a webinar for the American Law Institute entitled Anticipating Will Contests and How to Avoid Them.

2. On March 7, 2020, Professor Beyer presented a seminar at the 2020 Annual Professional Program held during the Annual Meeting of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel in Boca Raton, Florida. The presented was entitled Just Because You Are Still Alive Doesn’t Mean You Cannot Probate Your Will: Ante-Mortem Probate as the Ultimate Will Contest Prevention Technique.

3. Professor Baker has been invited by Atomium – European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy to participate in “The AI4People’s Ethical Framework for a Good AI Society” as the only United States member of the “Legal Services Committee.” Professor Baker will lend her expertise in creating a practical, industry-specific framework for the use of ethical artificial intelligence in law.

4. Professor Beyer served as a panelist on a webinar addressing COVID-19 issues as they arise in the estate planning contest. The webinar was sponsored by InterActive Legal entitled “Practical Options for Estate Planners in Unexpected Times.” The webinar can be viewed at: https://go.interactivelegal.com/l/334851/2020-03-25/21xwc6g.

 

February 2020 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 29th, 2020.

Books & Treaties

1. Gerry W. Beyer, James M. Kosakow, & Myron Kove, Revocable Trusts (5th ed. Supp. Dec. 2019).

Articles

1. Bryan T. Camp, New Thinking About Jurisdictional Time Periods in the Tax Code, 73 Tax Law. 1 (2019).

2. Stephen T. Black, Cyberdamages, 36 Santa Clara High Tech. L.J. 1 (2020).

3. Jarod S. Gonzalez, On the Edge: The ADA’s Direct Threat Defense and The Objective Reasonableness Standard, 103 Marq. L. Rev. 513 (2019).

Op-Ed

1. Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s debatable: Would corporal punishment have an impact on crime stats?, Lubbock Avalanche-J. (Feb. 2, 2020 at 6:01 am); https://www.statesman.com/news/20200202/its-debatable-would-corporal-punishment-have-impact-on-crime-stats.

2. Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s debatable: Does President Trump deserve a second term?, Lubbock Avalanche-J. (Feb. 23, 2020 at 12:01 am); https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20200223/its-debatable-does-president-trump-deserve-second-term.

Citations

1. Prof. Black’s article Psst! Wanna Buy a Bridge? IP Transfers of Non-Existent Property is cited in the following article: Usha R. Rodrigues, Financial Contracting with the Crowd, 69 Emory L.J. 397 (2019).

2. Prof. Beyer’s article Technology’s Impact on the Changing Future of the Trusts and Estate Practice was cited in the following article: Janet Colliton, PLANNING AHEAD: Could your future will be in the cloud?, The Mercury (Feb. 5, 2020).

3. Prof. Beyer’s article Reactions to Discretionary Trusts: An Update by Richard C. Ausness is cited in the following article: Jacob L. Geiermann, Discretionary Dilemma, 34-FEB Prob. & Prop. 40 (2020).

4. Prof. Metze’s article Speaking Truth to Power: The Obligation of the Courts to Enforce the Right to Counsel at Trial is cited in the following article: Constraining Strickland, 7 Tex. A&M L. Rev. 351 (2020).

5. Prof. Beyer’s work in Digital Wills: Has the Time Come for Wills to Join the Digital Revolution? is cited in the following article: Natalie M. Banta, Electronic Wills and Digital Assets: Reassessing Formality in the Digital Age, 71 Baylor L. Rev. 547 (2019).

6. Prof. Robert T. Sherwin’s work in The Changing Landscape of the Texas Citizens Participation Act is cited in the following article: Joseph F. Cleveland, Jr.,, J. Heath Coffman & Kevin C. Smith, A Practitioner’s Guide to the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act, 48-FALL Tex. J. Bus. L. 30 (2019).

7. Prof. Camp’s article The Failure of Adversarial Process in the Administrative State is cited in the following treaties: Charles H. Koch, Jr. & Richard Murphy, 1 Admin. L. & Prac. § 2:13 (3rd ed. 2020).

8. Prof. Chiappinelli’s book Case and Materials on Business Entities is cited in the following article: Ann M. Scarlett, The Benefits of Integrating Entrepreneurship Into Business Associations, 59 St. Louis U. L.J. 711 (2015).

9. Prof. Casto’s article The First Congress’s Understanding of Its Authority over the Federal Courts’ Jurisdiction is cited in the following article: Executive Adjudication of State Law, 133 Harv. L. Rev. 1404 (2020).

10. Prof. Gossett’s article If Charity Begins at Home, Why Do We Go Searching Abroad? Why The Federal Adoption Tax Credit Should Not Subsidize International Adoptions is cited in the following treaties: Thomas A. Jacobs, 5 Ariz. Prac., Juv. Law & Practice § 7:16 (2019).

11. Prof. Humphrey’s article “But I’m Brain-Dead and Pregnant”: Advance Directive Pregnancy Exclusions and End-of-Life Wishes is cited in the following article: Shea Flanagan, Decisions in the Dark: Why “Pregnancy Exclusion” Statutes are Unconstitutional and Unethical, 114 Nw. U. L. Rev. 969 (2020).

12. Prof. Beyer’s work in Estate Planning for Digital Assets is cited in the following article: Major Jonathan C. Siegler, Assisting Legal Assistance Clients with Digital Estates, 2019-4 Army Law. 33 (2019).

13. Prof. Loewy’s article The Fourth Amendment as a Device for Protecting the Innocent is cited in the following article: Michael Gentithes, App Permissions and the Third-party Doctrine, 59 Washburn L.J. 35 (2020).

14. Prof. Casto’s book Oliver Ellsworth and the Creation of the Federal Republic is cited in the following article: Jamison E. Colburn, Don’t go in the Water: On Pathological Jurisdiction Splitting, 39 Stan. Envtl. L.J. 3 (2019).

15. Prof. Casto’s article The First Congress’s Understanding of its Authority over the federal Courts’ Jurisdiction is cited in the following article: Executive Adjudication of State Law, 133 Harv. L. Rev. 1404 (2020).

16. Prof. Benham’s article Proportionality, Pretrial Confidentiality, and Discovery Sharing is cited in the following article: Zakary A. Drabczyk, Share with Caution: The Dangers Behind Sharing Orders, 65 Wayne L. Rev. 401 (2020).

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

19. Prof. Beyer’s work in Digital Wills: Has the Time Come for Wills to Join the Digital Revolution? is cited in the following article: Paige Hall, Welcoming E-Wills into the Mainstream: The Digital Communication of Testamentary Intent, 20 Nev. L.J. 339 (2019).

20. Prof. Beyer’s work in Sign on the [Electronic] Dotted Line: The Rise of the Electronic Will is cited in the following article: Paige Hall, Welcoming E-Wills into the Mainstream: The Digital Communication of Testamentary Intent, 20 Nev. L.J. 339 (2019).

21. Prof. Beyer’s article Videotaping the Will Execution Ceremony-Preventing Frustration of the Testator’s Final Wishes is cited in the following article: Paige Hall, Welcoming E-Wills into the Mainstream: The Digital Communication of Testamentary Intent, 20 Nev. L.J. 339 (2019).

22. Prof. Benham’s article Proportionality, Pretrial Confidentiality, and Discovery Sharing is cited in the following article: Zakary A. Drabczyk, Share with Caution: The Dangers Behind Sharing Orders, 65 Wayne L. Rev. 401 (2020).

23. Prof. Murphy’s article A “New” Counter-Marbury: Reconciling Skidmore Deference and Agency Interpretive Freedom is cited in the following article: Aaron P.B. White, Using Skidmore to Dance Around the Chevron Two-Step: “Sinclair Wyoming Ref. Co. v. U.S. EPA, 46 Mitchell Hamline L. Rev. 201 (2019).

24. Prof. Loewy’s article Rethinking Search and Seizure in a Post-9/11 World is cited in the following article: Emily Berman, Individualized Suspicion in the Age of Big Data, 105 Iowa L. Rev. 463 (2020).

25. Prof. Benham’s article Proportionality, Pretrial Confidentiality, and Discovery Sharing is cited in the following article: Seth Katsuya Endo, Contracting for Confidential Discovery, 53 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1249 (2020).

26. Prof. Gonzalez’s article The New Batson: Opening the Door of the Jury Deliberation Room After Peña-Rodriguez v. Colorado is cited in the following article: Ryan D. Brown, Winning the Waiting Game: How Oklahoma Can Rectify the Discrepancy Between Its No-Impeachment Rule and Peña-Rodriguez v. Colorado, 72 Okla. L. Rev. 403 (2020).

27. Prof. James’ article The African-American Church, Political Activity, and Tax Exemption is cited in the following article: Jonathan C. Augustine, And When Does the Black Church Get Political?: Responding in the Era of Trump and Making the Black Church Great Again?, 17 Hastings Race & Poverty L.J. 88 (2020).

28. Prof. Loewy’s article Rethinking Search and Seizure in a Post-9/11 World is cited in the following article: Emily Berman, Individualized Suspicion in the Age of Big Data, 105 Iowa L. Rev. 463 (2020).

29. Prof. Loewy’s article The Fourth Amendment as a Device for Protecting the Innocent is cited in the following article: Michael Gentithes, Articles and Essay on the Fourth Amendment: App Permissions and the Third-Party Doctrine, 59 Washburn L.J. 35 (2020).

30. Prof. Murphy’s work in Eight Things Americans Can’t Figure Out About Controlling Administrative Power is cited in the following article: Ryan Mitchell, Non-Legislative Rules Need Scrutiny Too: The Curious Case of the Appropriate Care Standard, 26 Hastings W. N.W. J. Env. L. & Pol’y 47 (2020).

31. Prof. Camp’s article Lesson for Tax Day: When Tax Prep Software Gets It Wrong is cited in the following article: Susan C. Morse, When Do Tax Compliance Robots Follow the Law?, 1 Ohio State Technology L.J. (2020).

32. Prof. Camp’s article Tax Administration as Inquisitorial Process and the Partial Paradigm Shift in the IRS Resct4ructing and Reform Act of 1998 is cited in the following article: Susan C. Morse, When Do Tax Compliance Robots Follow the Law?, 1 Ohio State Technology L.J. (2020).

News

1. On February 4, 2020, Professor Sutton, a member of the Texas Task Force for Infectious Diseases, participated in the first meeting of the year and a closed session update on the coronavirus.

2. On February 7, 2020, Professor Beyer was an invited speaker for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Abilene, Texas. His presentation was entitled Estate Planning 101, and another other things, covered the essential documents everyone should execute to have an effective estate plan.

3. Professor Benham has been awarded by the Texas Tech University 2020 Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching Award.

4. On February 14, 2020, Professor Beyer was invited speak at the Docket Call in Probate Court seminar in San Antonio, Texas sponsored by the San Antonio Estate Planners Council. Professor Beyer presented his paper entitled Morals from the Courthouse: A Study of Recent Texas Cases Impacting the Wills, Probate, and Trust Practice.

5. Professor Tracy Pearl was a featured guest on Wealthy Woman Lawyer Podcast. You can listen to the episode below: https://www.wealthywomanlawyer.com/2020/02/11/tracy-pearl-alternative-career-law-professor-and-researcher/.  

6. On March 12th, Associate Dean Humphrey will be recognized as one of the 2020 Women of Excellence by the YWCA.

7. On February 24, 2020, Professor Beyer’s blog The Wills, Trust, and Estates Prof Blog, received its 10,000,000th page view. The blog is the 18th most popular legal blog in the nation and the number one ranked Estate Planning blog. In 2015 the American Bar Association induced the blog into the Blawg 100 Hall of Fame.

8. On February 20, 2020, Professor Beyer was the speaker for the monthly meeting of the South Plains Trust and Estate Council in Lubbock. He presented his paper entitled Aiming High and Getting High: Estate Planning for Guns and Marijuana.

9. On February 28, 2020, Professor Beyer was a speaker at the 12th Annual Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal CLE & Expo held at the Texas Tech University School of Law. Professor Beyer presented his paper entitled Morals from the Courthouse: A Study of Recent Texas Cases Impacting the Wills, Probate, and Trusts Practice.

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.

December 2019 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout the month of December, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is a compilation of those daily alerts for December 1st to December 31st, 2019.

Articles

1.  Gerry W. Beyer, Transfer on Death Deeds Survey, State Surveys, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (Dec. 15, 2019).

2. Alyson Drake, Franklin L. Runge, & Austin Martin Williams, A Smarter Way to Make Early and Mid-Career Decisions¸ AALL Spectrum (Jan./Feb. 2020).

3. Jamie Baker, Shelf Life Leadership Recs, AALL Spectrum (Jan./Feb. 2020).

4. Arnold H. Loewy, Prologue to Discussion of my Articles, 52 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 1 (2019).

5. Tracy Hresko Pearl, Constitutional Confessions: In Favor of A “Loewy Plus” Approach, 52 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 47 (2019).

6. Alyson M. Drake, On Embracing the Research Conference (2019-2), 111 Law. Libr. J. 7 (2019).    

Op-Ed

1. Arnold Loewy and Charles Moster, It’s debatable: Is a 1 percent wealth tax on billionaires a good idea?, Lubbock Avalanche-J (Dec. 23, 2019 at 3:01 am), https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20191222/its-debatable-is-1-percent-wealth-tax-on-billionaires-good-idea.

Citations

1.  Prof. Shannon’s article Prescribing a Balance: The Texas Legislative Responses to Sell v. United States is cited in the following article: Nick Katz, How the States can Fix Sell: Forced Medication of Mentally Ill Criminal Defendants in State Courts, 69 Duke L.J. 735 (2019).

2. Prof. Gonzalez’s article At the Intersection of Religious Organization Missions and Employment Laws: The Case of Minister Employment Suits is cited in the following article Of Priests, Pupils, and Procedure: The Ministerial Exception as a Cause of Action For On-Campus Ministries, 133 Harv. L. Rev. 599 (2019).

3. Prof. Baker’s article Beyond the Information Age: The Duty of Technology Competence in the Algorithmic Society is cited in the following article: Hannah Silverman, The Role of “Coordinating Discovery Attorneys” in Multidefendant Federal Criminal Cases, 88 Fordham L. Rev. 1173 (2019).

4. Prof. Beyer’s article The Fine Art of Intimidating Disgruntled Beneficiaries with in Terrorem Clauses is cited in the following article: David Horton & Reid Kress Weisbord, Boilerplate No Contest Clauses, 82 Law & Contemp. Probs. 69 (2019).

5. Prof. Casto’s article The Federal Court’s Protective Jurisdiction over Torts Committed in Violation of the Law of Nations is cited in the following article: Jeffrey James Grosholz, The Shadow of Kiobel and Jesner: An Examination of the Alien Tort Statute and Bringing it Back Into the Light, 46 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 1009 (2019).

6. Prof. Baker’s article Beyond the Information Age: The Duty of Technology Competence in the Algorithmic Society is cited in the following article: Michael Hatfield, Professionally Responsible Artificial Intelligence, 51 Ariz. St. L.J. 1057 (2019).

7. Prof. Camp’s article Lesson for Tax Day: When Tax Prep Software Gets it Wrong is cited in the following article: Michael Hatfield, Professionally Responsible Artificial Intelligence, 51 Ariz. St. L.J. 1057 (2019).

8. Prof. Murphy’s work in Eight Things Americans Can’t Figure Out About Controlling Administrative Power is cited in the following article: Ryan Mitchell, Non-legislative Rules Need Scrutiny Too: The Curious Case of The Appropriate Care Standard, 26 Hastings Envtl. L.J. 47 (2019).

9. Prof. Murphy’s work in 3 Admin. L. & Prac. § 8:50 is cited in the following article: Frank Griffin, Fighting Overcharged Bills From Predatory Hospitals, 51 Ariz. St. L.J. 1003 (2019).

10. Prof. Murphy’s work in Administrative Law and Practice § 4:22 is cited in the following article: Robert T. Anderson, The Katie John Litigation: A continuing Search For Alaska Native Fishing Rights After ANCSA, 51 Ariz. St. L.J. 845 (2019).

11. Prof. Chiappinelli’s article Red October: Its Origins, Consequences, and the Need to Revive the National Market System is cited in the following treaties: Thomas Lee Hazen, 4 Law Sec. Reg. § 14:18.

12. Prof. Chiappinelli’s article Red October: Its Origins, Consequences, and the Need to Revive the National Market System is cited in the following treaties: Thomas Lee Hazen, 4 Law Sec. Reg. § 1:76.

13.  Prof. Murphy’s work in 3 Admin. L. & Prac. § 14:24 is cited in the following article: Brooke Bohlen, Make America Transparent Again: Reevaluating the Official Acknowledgment Doctrine of the Freedom of Information Act For The Modern Presidency, 55 Gonz. L. Rev. 17 (2019).

News

1.  On December 17, 2019, Professor Beyer was the invited speaker for the December meeting of the San Antonio Estate Planners Council. Professor Beyer presented his paper entitled State Law Pitfalls: Don’t Step In It When Your Clients Steps Across State Lines.

2. The latest volume of the Texas Tech Law Review is about the Criminal Law Symposium about Professor Loewy’s articles. Some of the articles published are: Joshua Dressler, Arnold Loewy: Scholar, Civil Libertarian, and Mensch: Some Personal Reflections, 52 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 83 (2019); Tracy Hresko Pearl, Constitutional Confessions: In Favor of a “Loewy Plus” Approach, 52 Tex. Tech L. Rev 47 (2019); and David Crump, A Tale of Two Systems: Professor Loewy and Hate Speech, 52 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 5 (2019).

November 2019 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout the month of November, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is a compilation of those daily alerts for November 1st to November 30th, 2019.

Articles & Book Chapters

1.  Gerry W. Beyer, ed., Keeping Current—Probate, Prob. & Prop., Nov./Dec., at 24.

2. Bryan Camp, Lesson From The Tax Court: No Jurisdiction Over Ambiguous NOD, TaxProf Blog (Nov. 4, 2019).

3. Jamie J. Baker, Ask a Director, 24 AALL Spectrum 30 (2019).

4. Bryan Camp, Lesson From The Tax Court: One Year At A Time, TaxProf Blog (Nov. 11, 2019).

5. Jamie Baker, AI and Legal Research in Law Librarianship in the Age of AI (ALA Edition 2019).

Op-Ed

1. Arnold Loewy and Charles Moster, It’s debatable: Should companies be held liable for actions generations later?, Lubbock Avalanche-J (Nov. 17, 2019, 1:01 AM), https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20191117/its-debatable-should-companies-be-held-liable-for-actions-generations-later.

Quotes

1. Professor Camp was quoted in the following article: Steven Chung, Tax Court Decides Whether a Tax on Marijuana Sales is an Unconstitutionally Excessive Fine, Above the Law (Nov. 13, 2019, 11:50 am), available at: https://abovethelaw.com/2019/11/tax-court-decides-whether-a-tax-on-marijuana-sales-is-an-unconstitutionally-excessive-fine/.

2. Professor Beyer was quoted in the following article: Samuel Smith, Coptic Christian woman wins court case against Egypt’s Islamic inheritance law, The Christian Post (Nov. 27, 2019), available at: https://www.christianpost.com/news/coptic-christian-woman-wins-court-case-against-egypts-islamic-inheritance-law.html.

3. Prof. Tracy Pearl was quoted in the following article: Ian Duncan, A more than decade-long delay in a seat belt warning system shows how car-safety rules get bogged down in bureaucracy, The Washington Post (Nov. 24, 2019 at 6:10 pm), available at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/a-more-than-decade-long-delay-in-a-seat-belt-warning-system-shows-how-car-safety-rules-get-bogged-down-in-bureaucracy/2019/11/24/0547c21e-07e4-11ea-8ac0-0810ed197c7e_story.html.

Citations

1.  Prof. Christopher’s article Whack-A-Mole: Why Prosecuting Digital Currency Exchanges Won’t Stop Online Money Laundering is cited in the following article: Margaret Ryznar, A Coffee Break for Bitcoin, 95 Ind. L.J. Supplement 1 (2019).

2. 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: Margaret Ryznar, A Coffee Break for Bitcoin, 95 Ind. L.J. Supplement 1 (2019).

3. 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: Dirk A. Zetzsche et. al., The Ico Gold Rush: It’s A Scam, It’s A Bubble, It’s A Super Challenge for Regulators, 60 Harv. Int’l L.J. 267, 268 (2019).

4. Prof. Christopher’s work in Will I Pass the Bar Exam? is cited in the following article: Marsha Griggs, Building a Better Bar Exam, 7 Tex. A&M L. Rev. 1 (2019).

5. Prof. Gonzalez’s article The New Batson: Opening the Door of the Jury Deliberation Room After Peña-Rodriguez v. Colorado is cited in the following article: Ryan D. Brown, Winning the Waiting Game: How Oklahoma Can Rectify the Discrepancy Between Its No-Impeachment Rule and Peña-Rodriguez v. Colorado, 72 Okla. L. Rev. 403 (2020).

6. Prof. Beyer’s work in Digital Wills: Has the Time Come for Wills to Join the Digital Revolution is cited in the following article: Twenty-First Century Wills, 33-DEC Prob. & Prop. 52 (2019).

7. Prof. Beyer’s work in Sign on the [Electronic] Dotted Line: The Rise of the Electronic Will is cited in the following article: Twenty-First Century Wills, 33-DEC Prob. & Prop. 52 (2019).

8. Prof. Murphy’s work in Arbitrariness Review Made Reasonable: Structural and Conceptual Reform of the “Hard Look” is cited in the following article: Frédéric Gilles Sourgens, The Paris Paradigm, 2019 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1637 (2019).

9. Prof. Casto’s article Foreign Affairs Crises and the Constitution’s Case or controversy Limitation: Notes from the Founding Era is cited in the following article: Frédéric Gilles Sourgens, The Paris Paradigm, 2019 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1637 (2019).

10. Prof. Loewy’s article A Proposal for the Universal Collection of DNA is cited in the following article: Ellen Wright Clayton, Barbara J. Evans, James W. Hazel, and Mark A. Rothstein, The Law of Genetic Privacy: Applications, Implications, and Limitations, 6 J.L. & Biosciences 1 (2019).

News

1.  On November 12, Professor Beyer was the Distinguished Speaker for the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Professor Beyer presented Cyber Estate Planning and Administration.

2. On November 12, 2019, Professor Beyer presented Avoiding the Estate Planning “Blue Screen of Death” with Competent and Ethical Practices for the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council.

3. Associate Dean Humphrey was selected as one of only forty esteemed female alumni, “40 Years, 40 Women” to be recognized in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of women attending her undergraduate institution, Westminster College.

4. Associate Dean Humphrey is serving as the Chair of the Association of American Law School (AALS) Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research (LWRR). Under her leadership, the LWRR Section has been selected as the AALS Section of the Year.

5. Professor Sutton’s short documentary, Cyborgs—Should we be better than we are? was one of ten films selected for the first SIGMA Xi STEM Film Festival at the annual meeting in Madison, Wisconsin.

6. Professor Sutton’s documentary The Court Martial of Apache Kid which was written, directed, and produced by Professor Sutton received the Best Documentary Made in Texas at the Austin Indie Film Festival.

7. On November 20-21, Professor Beyer presented a half-day CLE program for the Red River Valley Estate Planning Council in Fargo, North Dakota. His lectures and accompanying articles were entitled: Anticipating Will Contests and How to Avoid Them, State Law Pitfalls: Don’t Step in It When Your Clients Step Across State Lines, and What Estate Planners in Common Law Marital Property States Need to Know About Community Property.

8. The following articles authored by Prof. Gerry W. Beyer appear in the most recent issue of the Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law (REPTL) Reporter: Potpourri; Intestacy, Wills, Estate Administration, and Trusts Update; and Estate Planning Highlights of the 2019 Texas Legislature.  REPTL Reporter is the official publication of the Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, the largest section of the Texas Bar with over 9,000 members.

October 2019 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout the month of October, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is a compilation of those daily alerts for October 1st to October 31st, 2019.

Books & Treatises

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

Articles

1. Gerry W. Beyer, Estate Planning Highlights of the 2019 Texas Legislature, Est. Plan. Dev. for Tex. Prof., (Sept. 2019), at 1.

2. Gerry W. Beyer, ed., Keeping Current—Probate, Prob. & Prop., (Sept./Oct. 2019), at 32.

3. Bryan Camp, Locating ‘Tax Abode’ for US Workers Abroad, 2019 Law360 295-45 (Oct. 22, 2019).

4. Gerry W. Beyer, Electronic Wills – What Estate Planners Need to Know, Est. Plan. Studies, (Oct. 2019), at 1.

5. Gerry W. Beyer, Estate Planning Highlights of the 2019 Texas Legislature, Lubbock L. Notes at 25 (Oct. 2019).

Op-Ed

1. Arnold Loewy and Charles Moster, It’s debatable: Is the impeachment inquiry of President Trump legitimate?, Lubbock Avalanche-J (Oct. 26, 2019, 11:02 pm), https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20191026/its-debatable-is-impeachment-inquiry-of-president-trump-legitimate.

Quotes

1. Prof. Metze’s is quoted in the following article: Chase Seabolt, 2 years later: Daniels still awaiting trial, Daily Toreador (Oct. 9, 2019), available at: http://www.dailytoreador.com/news/years-later-daniels-still-awaiting-trial/article_d973efb4-eb14-11e9-a9be-1f8a4b0b70f2.html 

2. Prof. Chiappinelli is quoted in the following article: Jeff Montgomery, Delaware Mourns the Chancellor Who ‘Saved Corporate Law’, Law 360 (Oct. 16, 2019 at 9:52 P.M.), available at: https://www.law360.com/articles/1209272.

3. Prof. Beyer is quoted in the following article: Yang Xue, Digital heritage rights protection faces difficulties, Chinese Social Sciences Today (Oct. 28, 2019), available at: http://gn.cssn.cn/hqxx/bwych/201910/t20191028_5021729.shtml.

4. Prof. Beyer is quoted in the following article: Jane Bryant Quinn, The Pros and Cons of Living Trusts, AARP (Oct. 22, 2019), available at: https://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-2019/living-trust-uses.html.

5. Prof. Beyer is quoted in the following article: Emily Belz, Digital life after death, World Magazine, (Oct. 23, 2019), available at: https://world.wng.org/2019/10/digital_life_after_death.

Citations

1. Prof. Tracy Pearl’s article Hands on the Wheel: A Call for Greater Regulation of Semi-Autonomous Cars is cited in the following article: Jordan Blair Woods, Autonomous Vehicles and Police De-Escalation, 114 Nw. U. L. Rev. Online 74 (Sept. 9, 2019).

2. Prof. Beyer’s work in Digital Wills: Has the Time Come for Wills to Join the Digital Revolution? is cited in the following article: David Horton, Wills Without Signatures, 99 B.U.L. Rev. 1623 (Sept. 2019).

3. Prof. Benham’s article Dirty Secrets: The First Amendment in Protective-Order Litigation is cited in the following article: Doug Rendleman, The Defamation Injunction Meets the Prior Restraint Doctrine, 56 San Diego L. Rev. 615 (2019).

4. Prof. Shannon’s article Competency, Ethics, and Morality is cited in the following article: Alexandra Douglas, Caging the Incompetent: Why Jail-Based Competency Restoration Programs Violate the Americans with Disabilities Act under Olmstead v. L.C., 32 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 525 (2019).

5. Prof. Loewy’s article United States v. Jones: Return to Trespass—Good News or Bad is cited in the following article: Tanner M. Russo, Garbage Pulls Under the Physical Trespass Test, 105 Va. L. Rev. 1217 (Oct. 2019).

9. Prof. Tracy Pearl’s speech at the Texas Tech Law Review Annual Criminal Law Symposium is cited in the following article: David Crump, Why Do We Admit Criminal Confessions into Evidence?, 43 Seattle U. L. Rev. 71 (2019).

10. Prof. Alex Pearl’s article The Tragedy of the Vital Commons is cited in the following article: The Public Trust Doctrine, Outer Space, and the Global Commons: Time to Call Home ET, 69 Syracuse L. Rev. 191 (2019).

11. 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: Andrew W. Balthazor, The Challenges of Cryptocurrency Asset Recovery, 13 FIU L. Rev. 1207 (2019).

12. Prof. Casto’s article The Origins of federal Admiralty Jurisdiction in an Age of Privateers, Smugglers, and Pirates is cited in the following article: Dylan Woods, Admiralty Law—Another Way In, Second Circuit Grans Admiralty Jurisdiction to Forward Freight Agreements—D’Amico Dry, LTD. V. Primera Mar. (Hellas), LTD., 886 F.3d 216 (2d Cir. 2018), 42 Suffolk Transnat’l L. Rev. 269 (2019).

13. Prof. Loewy’s article The Use, Nonuse, and Misuse of Law Value Speech is cited in the following article: Dan T. Coenen, Quiet-Revolution Rulings in Constitutional Law, 99 B.U.L. Rev. 2061 (2019).

14. Prof. Murphy’s work in 4 Administrative Law and Practice § 11:13 is cited in the following article: Andrea Nishi, Privatizing Sentencing: A Delegation Framework for Recidivism Risk Assessment, 119 Colum. L. Rev. 1671 (2019).

News

1.  Associate Dean Wendy-Adele Humphrey was appointed to a three-year term on the AALS Sections Committee and also appointed to a third term on the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) Scholarship Grants Committee. In addition, she continues to serve on the Executive Committee of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors and is a Co-Chair of the Legal Writing Institute’s 2020 Biennial Conference.

2. Professor Shannon has been asked by the Supreme Court of Texas to serve in a workgroup related to Senate Bill 362, a bill related to mental health.

3. Professor Shannon has been appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to be part of the Legislative Research Committee for the Judicial Commission on Mental Health.

4. Professor Black was invited to speak on the topic: Cyberlaw Year in Review: The Human Element Becomes Critical.  

5. On October 11, 2039, Professor Beyer presented two papers which he was invited to give at the 39th Annual Tax & Estate Planning Forum held in San Diego, California. His first paper is entitled Technology’s Impact on the Changing Future of the Trusts and Estates Practice, and his second article is entitled Preparing a Will [Trust and Other Estate Planning Documents] for a Client with Communication Challenges.

6. Professor Baker was highlighted in the latest edition of the AALL Spectrum Magazine on page 31 discussing how to prepare information professionals to incorporate data analytics into their research, available at: https://www.aallnet.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/AALL-Spectrum-NovDec-2019_FINAL-WEB-10.21.19-1.pdf.

7. On October 28, 2019 Professor Beyer was in Austin, Texas at the Texas Law Center to record Texas Distinctive lecture for Intestacy, Wills, Trusts, and Estate Administration for the Texas Law Component of the Texas Bar Exam now that Texas has adopted the Uniform Bar Exam. All Texas bar exam candidates will view this lecture to learn how the Texas law of intestacy, wills, trusts, and estate administration differs from the generic law in these areas as tested on the UBE.

8. Professor Baker’s research on artificial intelligence and technology competency were recommended in the article, “Let’s Teach Our Students Legal Technology… But What Should We Include?” in the AALL Spectrum Magazine.

9. Professor Baker was invited to be a member of AALL’s State of the Profession Advisory Committee in 2018. After working with a group for over a year on the inaugural State of the Profession Survey, Professor Baker organized and co-presented on the findings of the Survey on Thursday, October 31, 2019, in the a national webinar called “Inside the AALL State of the Profession.”