2021 February New Resources

In February 2021, 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

VerdictSearch– Provides verdict and settlement research. Each report includes a full narrative of the facts, allegations, injuries, damages and result. Other key data points include, when available and relevant, expert witnesses, attorneys and law firms, insurers and coverage limits, settlement offers and demands, and docket information, such as the caption, index number, court and judge.

New Books

BANKING AND FINANCE

1. Pierre-Hugues Verdier, Global Banks on Trial:  U.S. Prosecutions and the Remaking of International Finance (2020).

2. Philipp Hacker, et.al. eds., Regulating Blockchain:  Techno-Social and Legal Challenges (2019).

COURTS

3. Richard Susskind, Online Courts and the Future of Justice (2019).

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

4. Seth W. Stoughton, Jeffrey J. Noble, and Geoffrey P. Alpert, Evaluating Police Uses of Force (2021).

GAMING

5. Robert M. Jarvis, J. Wesley Cochran, and Ronald J. Rychlak, Gaming Law and Gambling Law:  Cases, Materials, and Problems (2021).

IMMIGRATION LAW

6. Julia Rose Kraut, Threat of Dissent:  A History of Ideological Exclusion and Deportation in the United States (2020).

INFORMATION PRIVACY

7. Mark Burdon, Digital Data Collection and Information Privacy Law (2020).

JUDGES

8. Charles Gardner Geyh, James J. Alfini, and James Sample, Judicial Conduct and Ethics (2020).

9. Renee Knake Jefferson and Hannah Brenner Johnson, Shortlisted:  Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court (2020).

10. Herbert M. Kritzer, Judicial Selection in the States:  Politics and the Struggle for Reform (2020).

LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING

11. Mary Beth Beazley and Monte Smith, Briefs and Beyond:  Persuasive Legal Writing (2021).

LEGAL EDUCATION

12. Primary Research Group, Inc., Survey of Law Libraries:  Best Practices in Docket Searching (2019).

POLITICS

13. Mark Tushnet, Taking Back the Constitution:  Activist Judges and the Next Age of American Law (2020).

PRESIDENT/EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

14. Laura Notton, ed., Federal Regulatory Guide (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.

January 2021 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, 2021.

Articles, Essays, & Books

1. Gerry W. Beyer, Estate Planning & Probate Law, Tex. B.J., Jan. 2021, at 33.

2. Gerry W. Beyer, Marital Property and Homesteads (2020-2021 Supplements to Volumes & 39 of the Texas Practice Series).

3. Brian D. Shannon, Texas Mental Health Legislative Reform: Significant Achievements With More To Come, 53 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 99 (2020).

4. Arnold H. Loewy, The Strange Case of Timothy Hennis: How Should It Be Resolved, 53 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 1 (2020).

5. Gerry W. Beyer, A Safe Harbor in the Medicaid Adventure: Lady Bird and Transfer on Death Deeds, 46 ACTEC L.J. 3 (2020).

6. Gerry W. Beyer, Cyber Estate Planning and Administration, Est. Plan., Jan. 2021, at 28.

7. Gerry W. Beyer, ed., Keeping Current—Probate, Prob. & Prop., Jan./Feb. 2021, at 30.

8. Jamie J. Baker, The Intersectionality of Law Librarianship & Gender, 65 Vill. L. Rev. 1011 (2020).

9. Gerry W. Beyer, 2020 Year In Review: Estate Planning and Probate Law, 83 Tex. B. J. 33 (2021).

Op-Eds

1. Prof Loewy, It’s Debatable: Should Lame Duck Period Be Reduced to Smooth Transitions?, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (January 10, 2021; 3:53a) https://www.lubbockonline.com/story/opinion/columns/2021/01/10/its-debatable-should-lame-duck-period-reduced-smooth-transitions/6603931002/

2. Prof. Loewy, It’s Debatable: Should Sen. Cruz Be Expelled From Senate for Reemarks? Lubbock Avalanvhe-Journal (January 24, 2021; 4:59a) https://www.lubbockonline.com/story/opinion/2021/01/24/its-debatable-should-senator-ted-cruz-expelled-senate/4231895001/

Citations

1. Prof. Beyer’s book Real Estate Transactions 3d, is cited in the following article: Lawrence A. Frolik, Appropriate Housing for Older Clients, 46 ACTEC L.J. 53 (2020).

2. Prof. Beyer’s article Electronic Wills- What Estate Planners Need To Know is cited in the following article: Naman Anand & Dikshi Arora, Where There is a Will, There Is No Way: Covid 19 and A Case For The Recognition of E-Wills in India and Other Common Law Jurisdictions, 27 ILSA J. Int’l & Comp. L. 77 (2021).

3. Prof. Casto’s article The Origins of Federal Admiralty Juridsiction in an Age of Privateers, Smugglers, and Pirates is cited in the following article: Thomas J. Snyder, My Car Is My Castle: The Failed Historical Roots of the Vehicle Exception to the Fourth Amendment, 93 S. Cal. L. Rev. 987 (2020).

4. Prof. Casto’s article The Supreme Court in the Early Republic is cited in the following article: Jackson Bowker, The Issue of Condemning State Owned Property Pursuant to the Natural Gas Act: In Re Penneast, 41 Energy L.J. 403 (2020).

5. Prof. Gonzalez’ article At The Intersection of Religious Organization Missions and Employment Laws: The Case of Minister Employment Suits is cited in the following article: Jeremy Weese, The (Un)Holy Shield: Rethinking the Ministerial Exception, 67 UCLA L. Rev. 1320 (2020).

6. Prof. Murphy’s book Administrative Law and Practice is cited in the following article: Joshua Knobe & Scott Shapiro, Proximate Cause Explained: An Essay In Experimental Jurisprudence, 88 U. Chi. L. Rev. 165 (2021).

7. Prof. Benham’s article Tangled Incentives: Proportionality and the Market for Reputational Harm is cited in the following article: Garth A. Molander, Do Elder Law Practitioners and the American Legal Profession Need an Ethical Confidentiality Rule or Can Both Do Without an ABA Model Rule 1.6?, 2020-201602 National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Journal (2021).

8. Prof. Chiappinelli’s article The Underappreciated Importance of Personal Jurisdiction in Delaware’s Success is cited in the following article: Joel E. Friedlander, Performing Equity: Why Court of Chancery Transcript Rulings Are Law, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 20-58 (2021).

9. Prof. Murphy’s article Separation of Powers and the Horizontal Force of Precedent is cited in the following article: Cody Ray Milner, Into The Multiverse: Replacing The Intelligible Principle Standard With A Modern Multi-Theory of Nondelegation, 28 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 395 (2020).

10.  Prof. Chiappinelli’s article The Myth of Director Consent: After Shaffer, Beyond Nicastro is cited in the following article: Megan Wischmeier Shaner, Privately Ordered Fiduciaries, 28 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 354 (2020).

11. Prof. Chiappinelli’s article The Underappreciated Importance of Personal Jurisdiction in Delaware’s Success is cited in the following article: Megan Wischmeier Shaner, Privately Ordered Fiduciaries, 28 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 354 (2020).

12. Prof Murphy’s article Evidence? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Evidence!: How Ambiguity in Some States’ Anti-SLAPP Laws Threatens to De-Fang a Popular and Powerful Weapon Against Frivolous Litigation is cited in the following article: Chase Holt & Daniel Simons, Rico As A Case Study In Weaponizing Defamation and the International Response to Corporate Censorship, 9 J. Int’l Media & Ent. L. 1 (2020-2021).

13. Prof. Gossett’s article “[Take Us from Our] Wretched Refuse”: The Deportation of America’s Adoptees, is cited in the following article: Lisa A. Tucker, From Contract Rights To Contact Rights: Rethinking The Paradigm for Post-Adoption Contact Agreements, 100 B.U. L. Rev. 2317 (2020).

14. Prof. Christopher’s article Putting Legal Writing on the Tenure Track: One School’s Experience is cited in the following article: Jamie J. Baker, The Intersectionality of Law Librarianship & Gender, 65 Vill. L. Rev. 1011 (2020).

15. Prof. Baker’s article A Legal Research Odyssey: Artificial Intelligence as a Disruptor is cited in the following article: Nicholas Mignanelli, Citing Legal Research: Who Needs It?, 112 Law Library Journal 327 (2020).

16. A multitude of Prof. Beyer’s works, including Slayer Statutes from State to State and Texas Wills and Estates: Cases and Materials are cited in the following article: Macie Alcoser, Spousal Abuse Disqualification Statute: It’s Time To Protect Other Victims, 13 Est. Plan. & Community Prop. L.J. 269 (2020).

17. A multitude of Prof. Beyer’s works including Estate Planning Highlights of the 2017 Legislature and An Estate Planner’s Guide to the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act are cited in the following article: R. Shaun Rainey, Uniform Partition of Heirs’ Property Act: Partition With an Acetate Overlay, 13 Est. Plan. & Community Prop. L.J. 233 (2020).

18. A multitude of Prof. Beyer’s works including Estate Plans: The Durable Power of Attorney for Property Management and Texas Law of Wills is cited in the following article: Lauren Davis Hunt, Christopher T. Hodge, & Brian T. Thompson, Alternatives to Tortious Interference with Inheritance, 13 Est. Plan. & Community Prop. L.J. 59 (2020).

Quotes

1. Prof. Metze is quoted in the following article: Caitlin Randle, Lawyers Discuss Charges Against Jenny Cudd and Eliel Rosa in Capitol Mob, Midland Reporter-Telegram (January 15, 2021; 6:36p)

News

1. Prof. Sutton is mentioned in the article President Schovanec Discusses COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout in The Daily Toreador, discussing the formation of a committee to organize the process of vaccine distribution at Texas Tech.

2. Associate Dean Humphrey was elected as the Chair-Elect of the Associate Deans for Academic Affairs & Research section of AALS.

3. On January 20, 2021, Prof. Brian Shannon was reappointed to a second term on the Texas Judicial Commission on Mental Health.

December 2020 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 1 to December 31, 2020.

Articles, Essays, and Reviews

1. Gerry W. Beyer, An Estate Planner’s Guide to Specific Testamentary Gifts, Est. Plan. Dev. Tex. Prof., Nov. 2020, at 1.

2. Richard Murphy, §§ 8337 & 8393 of Federal Practice & Procedure (Wright & Miller) (December 2020 Update).

Op-Eds

1. Prof. Loewy, It’s Debatable: Are City Officials Liable for Rising Virus Cases, Deaths?, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (December 1, 2020; 2:42a) https://www.lubbockonline.com/story/opinion/2020/11/29/its-debatable-lubbock-officials-liable-coronavirus-cases-deaths/6425930002/

2. Prof. Loewy, It’s Debatable: Should Care Be Deferred For People Who Get The Virus On Purpose?, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (December 13, 2020; 5:05a) https://www.lubbockonline.com/story/opinion/2020/12/13/its-debatable-defer-care-those-who-get-coronavirus-purpose/3879670001/

3. Prof. Loewy, It’s Debatable: Should High Court Have Heard Texas Election Suit?, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (December 27, 2020; 5:47a) https://www.lubbockonline.com/story/opinion/2020/12/27/its-debatable-supreme-court-hearing-lawsuit-texas-election/3997680001/

Citations

1. Prof. Murphy’s article Punitive Damages, Explanatory Verdicts, and the Hard Look is cited in the following book: Lawrence G. Cetrulo, Toxic Torts Litigation Guide (December 2020 Update).

2. Prof. Spain’s article Collaborative Law: A Critical Reflection on Whether a Collaborative Orientation Can Be Ethically Incorporated into the Practice of Law, is cited in the following book: Ann M. Haralambie, Handling Child Custody, Abuse and Adoption Cases 3d (December 2020 Update).

3. Prof. Murphy’s article Can They Do That? The Due Process and Article III Problems of Proposed Findings of Criminal Contempt in Bankruptcy Court is cited in the following manual: Hon. Joan N. Feeney, Hon. Michael G. Williamson, and Michael J. Stepan, Esq., Bankruptcy Law Manual (December 2020 Update).

4. Prof. Beyer’s article Pet Animals: What Happens When Their Humans Die? is cited in the following book: Mary F. Radford, Georgia Trusts and Trustees (December 2020 Update).

5. Prof. Beyer’s article Annual Survey of Texas Law: Wills & Trusts is cited in the following book: Mary F. Radford, Georgia Trusts and Trustees (December 2020 Update).

6. Prof. Beyer’s article Estate Planning in the Digital Age is cited in the following book: Mary F. Radford, Georgia Trusts and Trustees (December 2020 Update).

7. Prof. Murphy’s article The DIY Unitary Executive is cited in the following article: Kathryn E. Kovacs, The Supersecretary in Chief, 94 S. Cal. L. Rev. Postscript 61 (2020).

8. Prof. Chiappinelli’s article Jurisdiction over Directors and Officers in Delaware is cited in the following article: Jessie M. Fried & Ehud Kamar, China, and the Rise of Law-Proof Insiders, European Corporate Governance Institute – Law Working Paper 557/2020 (2020).

9. Prof. Casto’s article Foreign Affairs and the Constitution in the Age of Fighting Sail is cited in the following article: Michael D. Ramsey, Courts and Foreign Affairs: “Their Historic Role”: Restoring the Global Judiciary: Why the Supreme Court Should Rule in U.S. Foreign Affairs, 35 Const. Comment. 173 (2020).

10. Prof. Benham’s article Tangled Incentives: Proportionality and the Market for Reputation Harm is cited in the following article: Garth A. Molander, Do Elder Law Practitioners And The American Legal Profession Need An Ethical Confidentiality Rule Or Can Both Do Without Aba Model Rule 1.6?, 16 NAELA J. 59 (2020).

11. Prof. Nowlin’s article The Warren Court’s House Built on Sand: From Security in Persons, Houses, Papers, and Effects to Mere Reasonableness in Fourth Amendment Doctrine is cited in the following article: Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, Structural Sensor Surveillance , 106 Iowa L. Rev. 47 (2020).

12. Prof. Huffman’s & Prof. Rosen’s book Military Law: Criminal Justice and Administrative Process is cited in the following article: Eugene R. Fidell, Covid-19 and Military Law, 11 J. Nat’l Security L. & Pol’y 181 (2020).

13. Prof. Camp’s blog post Lesson from the Tax Court: The Turbo-Tax Defense is cited in the following article: Kenneth C. Weil, Recourse and Nonrecourse Debt: What Are the Federal Income Consequences When the Character of Debt Changes, 74 Tax Law. 141 (2020).

14. Prof. James’ article The African-American Church, Political Activity, and Tax Exemption is cited in the following article: Benjamin M. Leff, Fixing the Johnson Amendment Without Totally Destroying It, 6 U. Pa. J. L. & Pub. Aff. 115 (2020).

15. Prof. Benham’s article Dirty Secrets: The First Amendment in Protective-Order Litigation, is cited in the following article: Clay Calvert, Escaping Doctrinal Lockboxes in First Amendment Jurisprudence: Workarounds for Strict Scrutiny for Low-Value Speech in the Face of Stevens and Reed, 73 SMU L. Rev. 727 (2020).

16. Prof. Rosen’s article Katcoff V. Marsh At Twenty-Two: The Military Chaplaincy And The Separation Of Church And State is cited in §§ 36:3, 36:10, 36:13, & 36:14 of Religious Organizations and the Law (December 2020 Update).

17. Prof. James’ article The African-American Church, Political Activity, and Tax Exemption is cited in §32:14 of Religious Organizations and the Law (December 2020 Update).

18. 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, Forensic Evidence in Arizona: Reforms for Victims and Defendants, 52 Ariz. St. L.J. 709 (2020).

19. Prof. Beyer’s article with Claire G. Hargrove, Digital Wills: Has the Time Come for Wills to Join the Digital Revolution? is cited in the following article: Peter Wendel, Testamentary Transfers and the Intent Versus Formalities Debate: The Cose for a ‘Charitable’ Common Ground, 69 U. Kan. L. Rev. 249 (2020).

20. Prof. Chiappinelli’s article The Myth of Director Consent: After Shaffer, Beyond Nicastro is cited in §116:21 of Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts 4th Edition (December 2020 Update).

21. Prof. Chiappinelli’s article ­­­­The Myth of Director Consent: After Shaffer, Beyond Nicastro is cited in §3:7 of Treatise on the Law of Corporations 3d (December 2020 Update).

22. Prof. Shannon’s article The 1995 Revisions to the DTPA: Altering the Landscape is cited in §6:19 of McDonald &Carlson Texas Civil Practice (December 2020 Update).

Quotes

1. Prof. Shannon is quoted in the following article: Trinady Joslin, Disabled Texans Worry Loss of Affordable Care Act Could Cost Them Programs That Help Them Live Independently, Texas Tribune, (December 30, 2020; 5:00am), available at https://www.texastribune.org/2020/12/30/disability-texas-affordable-care-act/

November 2020 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, 2020.

Articles, Essays, and Reviews

1. Richard W. Murphy, Unfoxing Judicial Review Of Agency Policy Reversals Or “We Were Told To Like The New Policy Better” Is Not A Good Reason To Change, 54 U. Rich. L. Rev. 1045 (2020).

2. Gerry W. Beyer & James M. Kosakow, 1 & 2 Irrevocable Trusts (4th ed. 2020-2021).

3. Gerry W. Beyer & James Kosakow, 1-4, Revocable Trusts (5th ed. Oct. 2020 Supp.).

4. Gerry W. Beyer, 19 & 19A, West’s Legal Forms – Residential Real Estate (5th ed. 2020-21 Supp.).

Op-Eds

1. Prof Loewy, It’s Debatable: Why There’s Really No Debating What to Do On Tuesday, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (November 1, 2020; 5:41a) https://www.lubbockonline.com/story/opinion/2020/11/01/its-debatable-choice-voters-election-day-should-easy/3751862001/

2. Prof Loewy, It’s Debatable: With Election Fate Virtually Certain, Should Trump’s Powers Be Limited?, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (November 15, 2020; 6:19a) https://www.lubbockonline.com/story/opinion/2020/11/15/its-debatable-should-congress-move-limit-trumps-power/6256564002/

Citations

1. Prof. James’s article No Help for the Helpless: How the Law Has Failed to Serve and Protect Persons Suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease is cited in the following article: Gabrielle Lindquist, Science or Status Quo? Disregard for a Defendant’s Mental Illness in Tort Suits, 95 Wash. L. Rev. Online 115 (2020).

2. Prof. Casto’s article The Federal Courts’ Protective Jurisdiction over Torts Committed in Violation of the Law of Nations is cited in the following article: Patrick J. Borchers, Kiobel’s “Touch and Concern” Test In The Eleventh Circuit (And Elsewhere) And A New Paradigm For The Extraterritorial Application Of U.S. Law, 50 Cumb. L. Rev. 259 (2020).

3. Prof. Huffman & Prof. Rosen’s book Military Law: Criminal Justice & Administrative Process is cited in the following article: Maybell Romero, Prosecutors and Police: An Unholy Union, 54 U. Rich. L. Rev. 1097 (2020).

4. Prof. Sutton’s article Environment and Public Health in a Time of Plague is cited in the following article: Jennifer R. Black, Matthew Penn, and Laurel Berman, Evolution of Federalism in Environmental Health: Federal, State, and Local Government Control, Jrnl Legal Medicine, 40: 195-228 (2020).

5. Prof. Loewy’s article Culpability, Dangerousness, And Harm: Balancing the Factors on Which Our Criminal Law Is Predicated is cited in the following article: Alice Ristroph, The Curriculum of the Carceral State, 120 Colum. L. Rev. 1631 (2020).

6. Prof. Humphrey’s work titled From The Chair is cited in the following article: Kevin Bennardo, Legal Writing’s Harmful Psyche, 105 Minn. L. Rev. Headnotes 111 (2020).

7. Prof. Beyer’s article Sign on the [Electronic] Dotted Line: The Rise of the Electronic Will is cited in the following article: Ronald J. Scalise, Jr.,Will Formalities in Louisiana: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, 80 La. L. Rev. 1331 (2020).

8. Prof. Beyer’s article Digital Wills: Has the Time Come for Wills to Join the Digital Revolution is cited in the following article: Ronald J. Scalise, Jr.,Will Formalities in Louisiana: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, 80 La. L. Rev. 1331 (2020).

9. Prof. Casto’s article The Origins of Federal Admiralty Jurisdiction in an Age of Privateers, Smugglers, And Pirates is cited in the following article: Ryan C. Williams, “Judicial Role” and Judicial Duty in Foreign Affairs, 43 Fordham Int’l L.J. 1235 (2020).

10. Prof. Brie Sherwin’s article The Upside Down: A New Reality for Science at the EPA and Its Impact on Environmental Justice is cited in the following book: William H. Rodgers, Jr., & Elizabeth Burleson, Rodgers Environmental Law, 2d. (November 2020 Update).

11. Prof. Brie Sherwin’s article Chocolate, Coca-Cola, and Fracturing Fluid is cited in the following book: William H. Rodgers, Jr., & Elizabeth Burleson, Rodgers Environmental Law, 2d. (November 2020 Update).

12. Prof. Christopher’s article with Darby Dickerson, Will I Pass the Bar Exam: Predicting Student Success Using LSAT Scores and Law School Performance is cited in the following article: Gillian Dutton, International Experiences: A Path to Critical Legal Skills, Values, And Innovation for American Law Students, 27 Clinical L. Rev. 1 (2020).

13. Prof. Murphy’s article Prudential Standing – Especially Third Party Standing is cited in the following article: Brandon L. Winchel, The Double Standard For Third-Party Standing: June Medical and the Continuation of Disparate Standing Doctrine,  96 Notre Dame L. Rev. 421 (2020).

14. Prof. Chiappinelli’s article The Myth of Director Consent: After Shaffer, Beyond Nicastro is cited in the following article: Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes & Cassandra Burke Robertson, A New State Registration Act: Legislating a Longer Arm for Personal Jurisdiction, 57 Harv. J. on Legis. 337 (2020).

Quotes

1. Prof. Beyer is quoted in the following article: Mary Jacobs, Bequeathing digital assets: Here’s what you need to know for peace of mind, Dallas Morning News (Nov. 18, 2020) (to appear in print version on Dec. 8, 2020).

News

1. Prof. Sutton is mentioned in an article published by the Buffalo Chronicle titled Biden promised to appoint “at least one” Native American to the Cabinet considering the possibility of appointment to the position of Secretary of Transportation.

2. Prof. Shannon is mentioned in an article published by the University Wire titled Tech announces members of Committed to Change Committee considering the creation of the Black Student-Athlete Alliance at Texas Tech.

3. On November 12, 2020, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer was an invited speaker at the 2020 Annual Estate Planning Institute sponsored by the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico. The topic of his presentation and accompanying article was Electronic Wills & Related Issues: The Changing Future of the Trusts and Estate Practice.

4. On Nov. 20, Prof. Shannon spoke on the topic of “Recent and Proposed Texas Mental Health Legislation” at the Third Texas Tech Mental Health Law Symposium to over eight hundred people.

5. At the At the Third Annual Texas Judicial Mental Health Summit Prof. Shannon spoke on the topic “Mental Health Law: What You Need to Know” to an audience of over 1500 attendees.

6. In October, Prof. Shannon addressed the Sports & Entertainment Law Society on the topic of Collegiate Athletics & the Law.

7. Prof. Beyer made two asynchronous presentations for The Tax & Estate Planning Forum, normally held in San Diego. His presentations and accompanying articles were entitled: Avoiding the Estate Planning “Blue Screen of Death” with Competent and Ethical Practices, and State Law Pitfalls: Don’t Step in It When Your Client Steps across State Lines.

8. On November 16, 2020, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer was the guest speaker for a virtual meeting of the Estate Planning Council of Rhode Island. His topic and accompanying article were entitled Cyber Estate Planning and Administration.

9. On November 17, 2020, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer was the guest speaker for a virtual meeting of San Antonio Estate Planners Council. His topic and accompanying article were entitled Cyber Estate Planning and Administration.

10. On November 18, 2020, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer was the guest speaker for a virtual meeting of Knoxville Estate Planning Council. His topic and accompanying article were entitled Anticipating Will Contests and How to Avoid Them.

re:SearchTX – The Contents Coverage

This is the second in a two part series blog post spotlighting re:SearchTX.

Texas Tech University School of Law Library has the Pro-Level subscription to re:SearchTX. When Texas Appeals Management and eFiling System (TAMES) offers users free online access to many of Texas’ courts of last resort and appellate courts’ decisions and related documents, re:SearchTX contains e-filed cases and documents from all 254 counties in Texas.

The details of re:searchTX’s contents are listed below:

  • All of the case information and document accessible to the registered user role on re:SearchTX is public record and made available from the state and/or county in which the case information originated. 
  • Criminal cases and justice of the peace cases are currently not in re:SearchTX. A detailed set of the case types and documents that are available to non-attorneys can be found on the JCIT Standards.
  • The data in each court will vary court-by-court.  See the list of completed and upcoming court integrations.
  • Filings, final orders, and judgments that were done over-the-counter at the individual clerk’s office may not be in re:SearchTX if the court hasn’t integrated the case management system with re:SearchTX.
  • Data and documents that were e-filed are in re:SearchTX from 1/1/2016. However, TTU School of Law users can only see data e-filed after 11/1/2018, as long as the cases and documents are not secured per the JCIT security matrix, secured by the clerk, or filed as “contains sensitive information”.

If you fail to find resources on re:SearchTX, you may have to contact the individual clerk’s office to request a copy of the document you need.

If you have any questions, please contact Electronic & Digital Services Librarian Dajiang Nie.