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.

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.

September 2019 Law Faculty Publications & News

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

Books & Treatises

1. Gerry W. Beyer & John K. Hanft, Wills, Trust, and Estates for Legal Assistants (6th ed. 2019).

Articles

1. Gerry W. Beyer, Estate Planning and Millennials, Law Professor Blogs Network (Sept. 9, 2019).

2. Laura Lee Prather & Robert T. Sherwin, The Changing Landscape of the Texas Citizens Participation Act, 52 Tex. Tech L. Rev. Online Ed. 1 (2019).

Op-Ed

1. Arnold Loewy and Charles Moster, It’s debatable: Should U.S. adopt constitutional amendment allowing cruel, unusual punishment for some killers?. Lubbock Avalanche-J. (Sept. 8, 2019 at 1:54 P.M.), https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20190908/its-debatable-should-us-adopt-constitutional-amendment-allowing-cruel-unusual-punishment-for-some-killers.

2. Arnold Loewy and Charles Moster, It’s debatable: Should President Trump have encouraged Israel to deny congresswomen entry?, Lubbock Avalanche-J. (Sept. 29, 2019 at 1:01 A.M.), https://www.statesman.com/news/20190929/its-debatable-should-president-trump-have-encouraged-israel-to-deny-congresswomen-entry.

Citations

1. Prof. Robert T. Sherwin’s article Shoot First, Litigate Later: Declaratory Judgment Actions, Procedural Fencing, and Itchy Trigger Fingers is cited in the following article: Jorge L. Contreras, The New Extraterritoriality: Frand Royalties, Anti-Suit Injunctions and the Global Race to the Bottom in Disputes over Standards-Essential Patents, 25 B.U. J. Sci. & Tech. L. 251 (2019).

2. Prof. Murphy’s work in Administrative Law & Practice § 7:11 (3d ed.) is cited in the following article: Jolina C. Cuaresma, Commissioning the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 31 Loy. Consumer L. Rev. 426 (2019).

3. Prof. Robert T. Sherwin’s article Shoot First, Litigate Later: Declaratory Judgment Actions, Procedural Fencing, and Itchy Trigger Fingers is cited in the following article: Frederick Yarger, What to Consider Before Filing for a Rule 57 Speedy Hearing, Law 360 Expert Analysis (Sept. 12, 2019).

4. Prof. Chiappinelli’s article Just Like Pulling Teeth: How Dental Education’s Crisis Shows the Way Forward for Law Schools is cited in the following article: W. Edward Afield, Social Justice and the Low-Income Taxpayer, 64 Vill. L. Rev. 347 (2019).

5. Prof. Drake’s article The Need for Experiential Legal Research Education is cited in the following article: Nicole Downing, The Five-minute Exercise: A Method for Using Modified Lectures in the Legal Research Classroom, 38 Legal Reference Serv. Quarterly 1-2. (Jul. 3, 2019).

6. Prof. Camp’s article Theory and Practice in Tax Administration is cited in the following article: Samuel D. Brunson, Mormon Profit: Brigham Young, Tithing, and the Bureau of Internal Revenue, 2019 B.Y.U. L. Rev. 41 (2019).

7. Prof. Gerry’s article When You Pass on, Don’t Leave the Password Behind: Planning for Digital Asset is cited in the following article: Thomas R. Moore, The Upgraded Lawyer: Modern Technology and Its Impact on the Legal Profession, 21 U.D.C. L. Rev. 27 (2019).

8. Prof. Sutton’s article Asynchronous, E-Learning in Legal Education: A Comparative Study is cited in the following article: Pearl Goldman, Legal Education and Technology III: An Annotated Bibliography, 111 Law Libr. J. 325 (2019).

9. Prof. Loewy’s book Criminal Law: Cases and Materials, is cited in the following article: Carissa Byrne Hessick, The Myth of Common Law Crimes, 105 Va. L. Rev. 965 (2019).

10. Prof. Metze’s article Plugging the School-to-Prison Pipeline by Improving Behavior and Protecting Core Judicial Functions: A Constitutional Crisis Looms is cited in the following article: Kristen M. Blankley & Alisha Caldwell Jimenez, Restorative Justice and Youth Offenders in Nebraska, 98 Neb. L. Rev. 1 (2019).

11. Prof. Murphy’s work in Eight Things Americans Can’t Figure Out About Controlling Administrative Power is cited in the following article: Sidney A. Shapiro, Law, Expertise and Rulemaking Legitimacy: Revisiting the Reformation, 49 Envtl. L. 661 (2019).

12. Prof. Camp’s work in Disclosing President Trump’s Tax Returns-An Unconventional Idea is citied in the following article: Confidentiality of Tax Returns, Congressional Authority and the President; TAX LIGIATION ISSUES, New York Law Journal (Sept. 19, 2019).

13. Prof. Robert Sherwin’s article #HaveWeReallyThoughtThisThrough?: Why Granting Trademark Protection to Hashtags is Unnecessary, Duplicative, and Downright Dangerous is cited in the following treaties: 2 Gilson on Trademarks § 7A.17 (2019).

News

1.  As of September 7, 2019, Professor Beyer’s recent papers occupied the top three positions on the Recent Top Papers list for the Wills, Trusts, and Estates eJournal: 2019 Texas Estates & Trust Codes with Commentary, Estate Planning Highlights of the 2019 Texas Legislature, and Recent Cases: Intestacy, Wills, Probate, and Trusts.

2. On September 14, 2019, Professor Shannon provided a Legislative Update on recent mediation and arbitration statutes at a continuing legal education seminar sponsored by the Lubbock County Dispute Resolution Center.

3. On September 20, 2019, Professor Shannon provided a Legislative Update on 2019 legislation affecting persons with mental health issues in the criminal justice system at the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program seminar.

4. On September 23, 2019, Professor Shannon moderated a panel discussion entitled, Research Myth-Busters IV, along with NCAA Research staff at the 1A FAR 2019 Annual Meeting.

5. Professor Baker was recently appointed to a three-year term on the Editorial Board for the AALS Journal of Legal Education.

6. Professor Shannon is to speak at the “Fara Annual Meeting Division I” in November.

7. On September 26th, Professor Sutton was a panelist at PennLaw’s conference on the ethics of new weaponry, on the biological weapons panel and a panelist on the biological enhancements and genetics panel.

8. On September 27th – 29th, Professor Sutton spoke at the Online Learning Conference at the University Of Denver Strum College Of Law on scientific methods of evaluating online learning in legal education.

9. Professor Beyer recently accepted an invitation from the Texas Board of Law Examiners to prepare the Texas distinctive of Wills and Trusts for the Texas Law Component of the Texas has adopted the Uniform Bar Exam. All Texas bar exam candidates will view Professor Beyer’s lecture and read his materials to learn how the Texas law of intestacy, wills, or trusts differ from the generic law in these areas as tested on the UBE.

August 2019 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, 2019.

Books & Treatises

1. Gerry W. Beyer, Beyer’s Texas Property Code Annotated With Related Texas Law (2019 ed).

2. Gerry W. Beyer, Texas Estate Planning Statutes With Commentary (2019-2021 ed.).

Articles

1. Catherine Martin Christopher, Nevertheless She Persisted: Comparing Roe v. Wade’s Two Oral Arguments, 49 Seton Hall L. Rev. 307 (2019).

Op-Ed

1. Arnold Loewy and Charles Moster, It’s debatable: Should House pass resolution condemning member for ‘concentration camps’ remark?, Lubbock Avalanche-J. (Aug. 10, 2019 at 8:05 P.M.), https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20190810/its-debatable-should-house-pass-resolution-condemning-member-for-concentration-camps-remark.

Quotes

1.  Prof. Metze is quoted in the following article: Neena Satija, How judicial conflicts of interest are denying poor Texans their right to an effective lawyer, Texas Tribune and Texas Monthly, (Aug. 19, 2019 at 12 A.M.), available at https://www.texastribune.org/2019/08/19/unchecked-power-texas-judges-indigent-defense/.

2. Prof. Beyer is quoted in the following article: David Voreacos & Neil Weinberg, Jeffrey Epstein Asset Forfeitures Wouldn’t Guarantee Payout for Accusers, Bloomberg Business (Aug. 13, 2019 at 1:36 P.M.), available at https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-13/epstein-asset-forfeitures-wouldn-t-guarantee-payday-for-accusers.

3. Prof. Beyer is quoted in the following article: Katie Reilly, What Jeffrey Epstein’s Last-Minute Will Means for Accusers Trying to Recover Money From His Estate, TIME (Aug. 20, 2019), available at https://time.com/5656776/jeffrey-epstein-will-estate/.

Citations

1. Prof. Beyer’s article Target Best Practices for Guns Included in an Estate is cited in the following article: William Tyler Gilbert, Calling a Spade, A Spade: Infirmities Facing Bump Stock Regulation under the National Firearms Act, 107 Ky. L.J. 705 (2019).

2. Prof. Humphrey’s article “Let’s Talk About Sex”: Legislating and Educating on the Affirmative Consent Standard is cited in the following article: C. Ashley Saferight, Clear as Mud: Constitutional Concerns with Clear Affirmative Consent¸67 Clev. St. L. Rev. 431 (2019).

3. 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, Originalism and Second-Order IPSE Dixit Reasoning in Chisholm v. Georgia, 67 Clev. St. L. Rev. 559 (2019).

4. Prof. Baker’s article Beyond the Information Age: The Duty of Technology Competence in the Algorithmic Society is cited in the following article: Dyane L. O’Leary, Articles: License to Hack, 94 N.Y.U.L. Rev. Online 234 (2019).

5. Prof. Beyer’s article The Basics of Texas Intestate Succession Law is cited in the following article: John R. Berry, Financial Focus: Estate planning mistakes many make, Weatherford Democrat (Aug. 17, 2019).

6. Prof. Camp’s article Theory and Practice in Tax Administration is cited in the following article: Michelle Lyon Drumbl, Essay: Tax Attorneys as Defenders of Taxpayer Rights, 91 Temp. L. Rev. 813 (2019).

7. Prof. Camp’s article A History of Tax Regulation Prior to the Administrative Procedure Act is cited in the following article: Leslie Book, Essay: Giving Taxpayer Rights a Seat at the Table, 91 Temp. L. Rev. 759 (2019).

8. Prof. Camp’s article Franklin Roosevelt and the Forgotten History of the EITC is cited in the following book: Michelle Lyon Drubl, Tax Credits for the Working Poor: A Call for Reform (2019).

9. Prof. Benham’s article Proportionality, Pretrial Confidentiality, and Discovery Sharing is cited in the following article: William LaRosa, New Legal Problems, Old Legal Solutions: Bailment Theory as the Baseline Data Security Standard of Care Owed to an Opponent’s Data in E-Discovery, 167 U. Pa. L. Rev. 775 (2019).

10. Prof. Baker’s article 2018: A Legal Research Odyssey: Artificial Intelligence as Disruptor is cited in the following article: Anita Bernstein, Minding the Gaps in Lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct, 721 Okla. L. Rev. 125 (2019).

11. Prof. Baker’s article 2018: A Legal Research Odyssey: Artificial Intelligence as Disruptor is cited in the following article: Emily S. Taylor Poppe, The Future is Bright Complicated: AI, Apps & Access to Justice, 72 Okla. L. Rev. 185 (2019).

12. Prof. Beyer’s article Statutory Will Methodolgies—Incorporated Forms vs. Fill-in Forms: Rivalry or Peaceful Coexistence? is cited in the following article: Emily S. Taylor Poppe, The Future is Bright Complicated: AI, Apps & Access to Justice, 72 Okla. L. Rev. 185 (2019).

13. Prof. Beyer’s book Examples & Explanations: Wills, Trusts, and Estates is cited in the following article: Cheyenne VanKirk, Notes: Domestic Asset Protection Trusts: Ushering in the Klabacka Era, 42 Seattle U. L. Rev. 1559 (2019).

14. Prof. Camp’s article Lesson from the Tax Court: The Misunderstood Trust Fund Recovery Penalty is cited in the following article: T. Keith Fogg, Can the Taxpayer Bill of Rights Assist Your Clients?, 91 Temp. L. Rev. 705 (2019).

15. Prof. Murphy’s work on Arbitrariness Review Made Reasonable: Structural and Conceptual Reform of the “Hard Look” is cited in the following article: Leslie Book, Giving Taxpayer Rights a Seat at the Table, 91 Temp. Rev. 759 (2019).

16. Prof. Henry’s article Chapter 11 Zombies is cited in the following article: Amir Shachmurove, Escape from Pandemonium: Reconciling §363(F) and §365(H) in Qualitech’s Shadow and Spanish Peaks’ Wake, 27 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 181 (2019).

17. Prof. Camp’s work on Disclosing President Trump’s Tax Returns—An Unconventional Idea is cited in the following article: Arthur Delaney, Democrats Just Got a Break in Their Trump Tax Return Case, The Huffington Post (Aug. 22, 2019 at 8:04 P.M.).

18. Prof. Humphrey’s article Let’s Talk About Sex’: Legislating and Educating on the Affirmative Consent Standard is cited in the following article: Anupriya Dhonchak, Standard of Consent in Rape Law in India: Towards an Affirmative Standard, 34 Berkeley J. Gender L. & Just. 29 (2019).

19. Prof. Camp’s article The Misguided Drive To Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’ is cited in the following article: Hilary G. Escajeda, Legal Education: A New Growth Vision Part II—The Groundwork: Building a Customer Satisfying Innovation Ecosystem, 97 Neb. L. Rev. 935 (2019).

News

1. On July 26, 2019, Horn Professor Brian Shannon spoke at the 36th Congress of the International Academy of Law & Mental Health in Rome, Italy, at the Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma. Shannon’s presentation was entitled, “Pursuing Outpatient & Jail-Based Competency Restoration as Alternatives to Overcrowded State Hospitals: A Texas Experience.”

2. On August 14th, Dr. Brie Sherwin was an invited panelist at the National Science Foundation Workshop: Networking for Environmental Sustainability in Arid Region Urban Communities at Texas Tech University. Her presentation titled, Community Environmental Health: A Novel Approach, discussed environmental health as a social justice issue and provided participants with methods for persuading decision-makers to enact change in their respective communities.

3. Professor Beyer’s new book Texas Estate Planning Statutes with Commentary, was the “#1 New Release” on Amazon.com in the Estates & Trust Law category.

4. On August 16, 2019 Horn Professor Shannon moderated a discussion of rulemaking authority that the legislature recently delegated to the Texas Supreme Court, at a meeting of the Texas Judicial Mental Health Commission in Austin, Shannon is an appointed Commissioner.

5. On August 21, 2019, Horn Professor Shannon addressed all of the Texas Tech coaches and athletics staff regarding NCAA rules compliance.

6. On August 21, 2019, Horn Professor Shannon addressed the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities on the subject of recent legislation relating to mental health and criminal justice.

7. On August 22, 2019, Horn Professor Shannon addressed over 100 new Texas Tech faculty members on responsibilities for faculty relating to NCAA rules compliance regarding student-athletes in their classes.

8. On August 22, 2019, Professor Beyer was an invited speaker at an Annual Meeting of the Texas College of Probate Judges held in San Antonio, Texas. Professor Beyer presented his paper entitled Recent Cases: Intestacy, Wills, Probate, and Trusts.

9. Assistant Dean for Career & Professional Development, Paula Smith, was named a 2019 Top Techsan honoree.

10. On August 28, 2019, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer was an invited participant for a live webcast roundtable entitled Wills in the Cloud – The Pros, Cons, and Inevitability of Electronic Wills sponsored by InterActive Legal. Approximately 400 attorneys from around the nation registered to watch this event. Prof. Beyer’s discussion included the following topics: A discussion of the background of electronic wills and existing jurisprudence (that is, how we got here!); A debate over what the panelists see as the pros (yes, there are some!) and cons of electronic wills; Technical questions about how to authenticate electronic signatures and prove identity, and how electronic will statutes address these challenges; and Going paperless – electronic storage of the electronic will, and what that means for estate plan updates and the eventual probate. You can learn more about it here

May 2018 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 1 to May 31, 2018.

Articles:

  1. Gerry W. Beyer, Potpourri, 56-2 Real Est., Prob., & Tr. L. Rep. 3 (2018).
  1. Gerry W. Beyer, Intestacy, Wills, Estate Administration, and Trusts Update, 56-2 Real Est., Prob., & Tr. L. Rep. 4 (2018).
  1. Wendy Tolson Ross, It Takes a Village: Empowering the Dead Broke Parent, 17 Whittier J. Child & Fam. Advoc. 42 (2018).
  1. Gerry W. Beyer, Digital Assets: The Basics of Cyberspace Estate Planning, 81 Tex. B.J. 342 (2018).
  1. Robert T. Sherwin, Shoot First, Litigate Later: Declaratory Judgment Actions, Procedural Fencing, and Itchy Trigger Fingers, 70 Okla. L. Rev. 793 (2018).

Books:

  1. Gerry W. Beyer, Texas Law of Wills (9 & 10 Tex. Prac.) (4th ed. 2018).

Op-Ed:

  1. Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s Debatable: Do states have the right to secede from the Union?, Lubbock Avalanche-J. (May 20, 2018 09:18 am), www.lubbockonline.com/opinion/20180520/its-debatable-do-states-have-right-to-secede-from-union.

Cited:

  1. Prof. Metze’s article entitled The Attorney-Client Working Relationship: A Comparison of In-Person Versus Videoconferencing Modalities is cited in the following article: Josh Sherman, Double Secret Protection: Bridging Federal and State Law to Protect Privacy Rights for Telemental and Mobile Health Users, 67 Duke L.J. 1115 (2018).
  1. Prof. Batra’s article Improving the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act is cited in the following article: Keeping Current-Probate, 32 Prob. & Prop. 46 (2018).
  1. Prof. Alex Pearl’s article How to Be an Authentic Indian is cited in the following article: Carl Tobias, President Donald Trump and Federal Bench Diversity, 74 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 400 (2018).
  1. Prof. Beyer’s article The Texas Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act: A Primer for Estate Planners is cited in the following article: Sandra Reed, Dealing with digital assets in a decedent’s estate, Glen Rose Reporter (April 30, 2018, 8:50 am) http://www.yourglenrosetx.com/news/20180430/dealing-with-digital-assets-in-decedents-estate.
  1. Prof. Camp’s article Lesson from the Tax Court: The Turbo-Tax Defense is cited in th following article: Tax Program Glitches; Tax Court Leniency on Penalties, Interest?, 128 J. Tax’n 45 (2018).
  1. Prof. Casto’s book The Supreme Court in the Early Republic: The Chief Justice-ships of John Jay and Oliver Ellsworth is exhaustively cited in the following article: Scott Douglas Gerber, The Supreme Court Before John Marshall, 14 U. St. Thomas L.J. 27 (2018). There Were Great Men Before Agamemnon and James Iredell and the American Origins of Judicial Review, two articles by Prof. Casto, are also cited in Mr. Gerber’s piece.
  1. Prof. Murphy & Afsheen John Radsan’s article Due Process and Targeted Killing of Terrorists is cited in the following article: Alexander K.A. Greenawalt, Targeted Capture, 59 Harv. Int’l L.J. 1 (2018).
  1. Prof. Gonzalez’s article A Matter of Life and Death – Why the ADA Permits Mandatory Periodic Medical Examinations of “Remote-Location” Employees is cited in the following article: Ilene N. Moore, Screening Older Physicians for Cognitive Impairment: Justifiable or Discriminatory?, 28 Health Matrix 95 (2018).
  1. Prof. Rob Sherwin’s comment ‘‘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: Alan Wehbé, The Free Press and National Security: Renewing the Case for A Federal Shield Law, 16 First Amend. L. Rev. 512 (2018).
  1. Prof. Rob Sherwin’s article #havewereallythoughtthisthrough?: Why Granting Trademark Protection to Hashtags is Unnecessary, Duplicative, and Downright Dangerous is cited in the following article: Kendall Salter, The Trouble with Tags: Seeking Mark Protection for Corporate Branded Hashtags-More Trouble Than It’s Worth?, 43 J. Corp. L. 699 (2018).
  1. Prof. Sutton’s book Nanotechnology, Law and Policy: Cases and Materials is cited in the following article: Dario Picecchi, Tiny Things with a Huge Impact: The International Regulation of Nanomaterials, 7 Mich.J. Envtl. & Admin.L. 447 (2018).
  1. Prof. Loewy’s article Obscenity, Pornography, and First Amendment Theory is cited in the following article: Edward B. Foley, The Gerrymander and the Constitution: Two Avenues of Analysis and the Quest for A Durable Precedent, 59 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1729 (2018).
  1. 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: Russell A. McClain, Bottled at the Source: Recapturing the Essence of Academic Support as a Primary Tool of Education Equity for Minority Law Students, 18 U. Md. L.J. Race Relig. Gender & Class 139 (2018).
  1. Prof. Loewy’s article The Fourth Amendment as a Device for Protecting the Innocent is cited in the following article: Bernard Chao, Catherine Durso, Ian Farrell, & Christopher Robertson, Why Courts Fail to Protect Privacy: Race, Age, Bias, and Technology, 106 Cal. L. Rev. 263 (2018).
  1. Prof. Beyer & Kerri G. Nipp’s article Practical Planning for Digital Assets and Administration of Digital Assets by Fiduciaries is cited in the following article: Estate Planning-Digital Inheritance-Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Holds That Personal Representatives May Provide Lawful Consent for Release of a Decedent’s Emails., 131 Harv. L. Rev. 2081 (2018).
  1. Prof. Beyer’s article Pet Animals: What Happens When Their Humans Die? Is cited extensively in the following article: Andrew B. F. Carnabuci, Avoiding the Fate of Argos: The Duty of Pet Trust Protectors in Connecticut, 31 Quinnipiac Prob. L.J. 281 (2018).
  1. 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: Steve Young, Changing Governance Models by Applying Blockchain Computing, 26 Cath. U. J. L. & Tech (2018).
  1. Prof. Camp’s article A History of Tax Regulation Prior to the Administrative Procedure Act is cited in the following article: David Berke, Reworking the Revolution: Treasury Rulemaking & Administrative Law, 7 Mich. J. Envtl. & Admin. L. 353 (2018).
  1. Prof. Murphy’s article Pragmatic Administrative Law and Tax Exceptionalism is cited in the following article: David Berke, Reworking the Revolution: Treasury Rulemaking & Administrative Law, 7 Mich. J. Envtl. & Admin. L. 353 (2018).

Quoted:

  1. Prof. Velte is quoted in the following article: John Austin, Texas case puts kids, discrimination claims and gay rights in the spotlight, Huntsville Item (May 17, 2018), http://www.itemonline.com/news/local_news/texas-case-puts-kids-discrimination-claims-and-gay-rights-in/article_f0344559-95ef-5cee-b6fc-18f8beba7cc4.html.

News:

  1. On May 2, Professor Brian Shannon made a presentation about Athletics Compliance Issues at the annual Big 12 Internal Audit Conference.
  1. On May 3, Professor Gerry W. Beyer presented his paper entitled Cyber Estate Planning and Administration at the Estate Planning 2018 Seminar sponsored by the Midland College Foundation and the Midland Memorial Hospital Foundation in Midland, Texas.
  1. On May 10, Professor Gerry W. Beyer was the lead-off speaker at the 32nd Annual Estate Planning & Probate Section All-Day CLE sponsored by the Austin Bar Association. Prof. Beyer presented his paper entitled Practical Planning for Digital Assets and Administration of Digital Assets.
  1. On May 10, Professor Brian Shannon was the luncheon speaker at the Tom Green County Bar Association in San Angelo on the topic of Recent NCAA Litigation.
  1. On May 11, Professor Gerry W. Beyer presented a half-day program in Galveston, Texas at the Probate Academy sponsored by the Texas Association of Counties. To an audience of over 270 Constitutional County Court judges and their clerks, Prof. Beyer spoke on the following topics:
  • Appellate Case Law Update,
  • The Basics of Texas Intestate Succession Law,
  • Heirship Proceedings, and
  • Estate Planning Highlights of the 2017 Texas Legislature
  1. On May 15, Professor Wesley Cochran offered on-air analysis for KTTZ-FM radio relative to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Murphy v. NCAA, which held that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is unconstitutional.
  1. On May 15, Professor Brian Shannon attended the inaugural meeting of the Texas Judicial Commission on Mental Health in Austin.
  1. On May 16-18, Professors Jamie J. Baker, Tracy Pearl, and Victoria Sutton each gave presentations at the sixth annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy, and Ethics at the Beaus Center for Law and Society in Phoenix, Arizona. Professor Baker previewed her forthcoming article, 2018: A Legal Research Odyssey. Professor Pearl presented her paper Compensation at the Crossroads: Autonomous Vehicles and Alternative Victim Compensation Schemes. Professor Sutton’s talk was entitled Cyborgs — Should we be better than we are?.
  1. Professor Gerry W. Beyer’s article, which he co-authored with attorney Lora Davis, entitled How the 2017 Texas Legislature Modernized Durable Powers of Attorney debuted at the top of the SSRN Elder Law Studies eJournal Top Recent Papers list. This article is also ranked #2 on the SSRN Wills, Trusts, & Estates Law eJournal Top Recent Papers list.
  1. On May 29, Professor Gerry W. Beyer was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Probate, Trusts, and Estates Section of the Houston Bar Association. The topic of his presentation and accompanying article was Cyber Estate Planning and Administration.
  1. In May 2018, Horn Professor Brian Shannon was appointed by NCAA President Mark Emmert to one of eight working groups to address recommendations from the independent Commission on College Basketball, which was chaired by Condoleezza Rice. Shannon’s working group will focus on issues regarding agents and advisors.