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).

December 2019 New Books

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In December 2019, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, GENERALLY

  1. Steven M. Salky, The Privilege of Silence: Fifth Amendment Protections Against Self-Incrimination (2019).

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Gerald S. Reamey and Charles P. Bubany, Texas Criminal Procedure (2018).
  2. Martha Minow, When Should Law Forgive? (2019).

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

  1. Brendan Ishikawa, Crafting Effective Settlement Agreements: A Guidebook for Attorneys and Mediators (2018).

INSURANCE LAW

  1. Lawrence Brody and Donald O. Jansen, The Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust: Forms with Drafting Notes (2020).

LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING

  1. Paul Marx, The Modern Rules of Style: Write Like a Professional (2019).

LEGAL EDUCATION

  1. Meera E Deo, Mindie Lazarus-Black, and Elizabeth Mertz, Power, Legal Education, and Law School Cultures (2020).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Hugh Logue, Automating Legal Services: Justice Through Technology (2019).
  2. Donald A. Tortorice, The Modern Rules of Order (2019).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

  1. Leo M. Gordon and Daniel B. Garrie, Cybersecurity & the Courthouse: Safeguarding the Judicial Process (2020).

STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAW

  1. Joel A. Mintz and Ronald H. Rosenberg, Fundamentals of Municipal Finance (2019).

TAXATION—FEDERAL

  1. Jennifer Kowal and Greg White, Top Federal Tax Issues for 2020: CPE Course (2019).

All of these books are available from the Law Library.  If you would like to check out any of these titles, please contact the circulation desk at either 806-742-3957 or circulation.law@ttu.edu.  Library staff will be able to assist in locating and checking out any of these items.

Faces of the Library: Reid Rendon and Felicia de León

Staff Spotlight reid and felicia

We would like to send a special congratulations to our newly engaged student staff members Reid and Felicia! Check out this adorable couple’s profile here:

What tasks do you do for the TTU Law Library?

We check books in and out, organize and clean the desk area, ensure books are in their proper place, and generally help out students and visitors with anything they may need.

What is your favorite thing about working at the TTU Law Library?

Our favorite part of working in the library is interacting with students and local attorneys.  The library staff are also very helpful and are really great people!

What is one thing about the law library that current and prospective students should know?

There are a lot of resources to help you research any legal issue you may need for class, clinic, or even work. Most of the are also available online!

What is your favorite place in Lubbock?

The Plaza Mexican Restaurant and Jalisco’s.

What hobbies or activities do you like to do outside the law library?

Playing with our dogs, watching Netflix. Reid also likes to play video games.

 

Faces of the Library: Sydni Emery

Staff Spotlight Sydni

Sydni is one of the sweetest and friendliest students at Texas Tech University School of Law Library. We are happy she is a part of the library team! Please, read her profile here:

What tasks do you do for the TTU Law Library?

I am Professor Baker’s RA. I help with the Monthly Faculty Publication Reports, Prisoner Letters, and I help Professor Black with his cybersecurity news stories.

What is your favorite thing about working at the TTU Law Library?

Everyone is so FRIENDLY! It is a nice place to escape after having cold calls and class.

What is one thing about the law library that current and prospective students should know?

The library staff is constantly trying to find new ways to help students achieve during school and after in their careers. One example is the ELR program.

What is your favorite place in Lubbock?

This is a tough one, because I love food. I would have to say La Sirena takes the win, every time!

What hobbies or activities do you like to do outside the law library?

I love reading, so a good cup of tea (or wine) with a good book. I also have a very interesting cat, Poppy, she keeps me busy cleaning up the many messes she makes. I enjoy going to Two Docs brewery and hanging out with friends.

 

Faces of the Library: Sidney Wiltshire

Staff Spotlight sidney

Meet Sidney. She is one of the busiest 3L’s at Texas Tech School of Law Library. She is on the BLSA Board, she is the Chair of Outreach and Recruitment at TTU Law, she is a graduate assistant for the Gender and Equity Council at Texas Tech University, and she is also in the Criminal Defense Clinic. Although she is from Michigan, Sidney got to Texas as fast as she could. Read her profile here:

What tasks do you do for the TTU Law Library?

Part of my job as a student assistant requires me toassist students and patrons at the circulation desk.

What is your favorite thing about working at the TTU Law Library?

My favorite things about working at the TTU Law Library is being able to interact with students and staff that I typically wouldn’t interact with.

What is one thing about the law library that current and prospective students should know?

One thing you all should know is that the law library is responsible for so much more than your typical library. If you have a question, ask the library staff and chances are, they’ll be able to help you or point you in the right direction!

What is your favorite place in Lubbock?

My favorite restaurant in Lubbock is Italian Garden.

What hobbies or activities do you like to do outside the law library?

In my spare time I enjoy participating in almost any fitness related activity and listening to music.

Faces of the Library: Allyson Pettus

Staff Spotlight allyson

Meet Allyson the Wise. She is full of great advice and makes really good mochi! Please read her profile to learn more about what she does at the library:

What tasks do you do for the TTU Law Library?

Front desk, give 1Ls advice and moral support, keep the library organized and in tip-top shape.

What is your favorite thing about working at the TTU Law Library?

I love the people, the staff and faculty, flexible work hours.

What is one thing about the law library that

current and prospective students should know?

Ask us stuff!! We know stuff. Call us! You can also reserve rooms and use online study guides at the library website.

What is your favorite place in Lubbock?

Cycle bar.

What hobbies or activities do you like to do outside the law library?

Watch Netflix and spend time with friends and family.

 

October 2019 New Resources

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In October 2019, the Law Library added the following new resources to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

New Resources

State Constitutions Illustrated (HeinOnline) – A new HeinOnline collection containing a vast collection of state constitutions and related documents for all 50 states.  Includes many versions of each state’s constitution, including a wide-variety of pre-statehood primary material. In total, there are nearly 9,000 current and historical constitutions for all 50 states.

New Books

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

  1. Lisa Miller, The Art of Advocacy in Administrative Law and Practice (2019).

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 27th Annual Prairie Dog Lawyers Advanced Criminal Law Seminar (2007).
  2. Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 20th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course (2007).

INSURANCE LAW

  1. Tom Baker, Restatement of the law, liability insurance, as adopted and promulgated by the American Law Institute at Washington D.C., May 22, 2018 (2019).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Andrew J. McClurg and Nancy Levit, Law Jobs: The Complete Guide (2019).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

  1. Eric P. Voigt, Legal Research Demystified: A Step-by-Step Approach (2019).
  2. Ron Sturgeon, Green Weenies and Due Diligence: Insider Business Jargon–Raw, Serious and Sometimes Funny; Business and Deal Terms from an Entrepreneur’s Diary that you won’t get from School or a Dictionary (2005).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

  1. Cecil C. Kuhne III, A Litigator’s Guide to Building Your Best Argument (2019).

PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY

  1. Emma Jones, Emotions in the Law School: Transforming Legal Education through the Passions (2020).

All resources are available from the Law Library.  If you would like to check out any of these titles, please contact the circulation desk at either 806-742-3957 or circulation.law@ttu.edu.

All electronic databases are available through the Library’s webpage, http://www.depts.ttu.edu/law/lawlibrary/index.php.

Library staff will be able to assist in locating and checking out any of these items or helping you contact the Librarian on call for questions about electronic resources.