April 2022 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, 2022.

Articles, Essays, and Reviews

1. Gerry W. Beyer, West’s Texas Forms – Real Property (Vols. 13, 14, & 15) (2d ed. 2022 Supp.).

2. Gerry W. Beyer, Potpourri, 60-2 Real Est., Prob. & Tr. L. Rep., at  4 (2022).

3. Gerry W. Beyer, Intestacy, Wills, Estate Administration, and Trusts Update, 60-2 Real Est., Prob. & Tr. L. Rep., at  5 (2022).


1. Prof. Murphy’s article Abandon Chevron and Modernize Stare Decisis for the Administrative State is cited in the following article: Amy Semet, Statutory Interpretation and Chevron Deference in the Appellate Courts: An Empirical Analysis, 12 UC Irvine L. Rev. 621 (2022).

2. Prof. Humphrey’s article The Millennial Juror is cited in the following article: Harry Mitchell Caldwell, Closing the Deal: Principles of Closing Argument Grounded in Empirical Studies and Lessons of the Masters, 45 Am. J. Trial Advoc. 1 (2021).

3. 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: Janet Thompson Jackson, Wellness and Law: Reforming Legal Education to Support Student Wellness, 65 How. L.J. 45 (2021).

4. Prof. Beyer’s article Video Recording the Will Execution Ceremony is cited in the following article: Alexander James Anselment, New York Executive Order 202.14: A Temporary Fix to a Temporary Problem, Or a Framework to Change Estate Planning Document Execution?, 32 Alb. L.J. Sci. & Tech. 99 (2022).

5. Prof. Murphy’s book Administrative Law and Practice is cited in the following article: Joseph Avery, Fumble! Anti-Human Bias in the Wake of Socio-Technical System Failures, 53 Ariz. St. L.J. 1009 (2021).

6. Prof. Sutton’s article Native Americans and Discriminatory Administration with Facially Neutral Rules is cited in the following article: Christina Isabel Ceballos, David Freeman Engstrom, & Daniel E. Ho, Disparate Limbo: How Administrative Law Erased Antidiscrimination, 131 Yale L.J. 370 (2021).

7. Prof. Gossett’s article How States are Profiting from the Child’s Right to Protection is cited in the following article: Bernard James, Restorative Justice Liability: School Discipline Reform and the Right to Safe Schools, 51 U. Mem. L. Rev. 613 (2021).

8. Prof. Spain’s article The Unfinished Agenda for Law Schools in Nurturing a Commitment to Pro Bono Legal Services by Law Students is cited in the following article: David W Lannetti & Jennifer L. Eaton, Sparking a Movement: A Coordinated, Bottom-Up Approach to Increase Voluntary Pro Bono Service and Mend the Justice Gap, 25 Rich. Pub. Int. L. Rev. 1 (2022).

9. Prof. Gonzalez’ article A Tale of Two Waivers: Waiver of the Jury Waiver Defense Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is cited in §2321 of the following work: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (April 2022 Update).

10. Prof. Chiappinelli’s article The Myth of Director Consent: After Shaffer, Beyond Nicastro is cited in §136:25 of the following work: Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (5th Ed.) (December 2021 Update).

11. Prof. Christopher’s article Normalizing Struggle is cited in the following article: Beth A. Brennan, Explicit Instruction in Legal Education: Boon or Spoon?, 52 U. Mem. L. Rev. 1 (2021).

12. 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 article: Amanda K. Rudat, Amending the Federal Advisory Committee Act to Protect Independent Scientific Expertise, 48 Ecology L.Q. 597 (2021).

13. Prof. Brie Sherwin’s article Chocolate, Coca-Cola, and Fracturing Fluid: A Story of Unfettered Secrecy, Toxicology, and the Resulting Public Health Implications of Natural Gas Development is cited in the following article: Amy Kapczynski, The Public History of Trade Secrets, 55 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1367 (2022).

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

15. Prof. Christopher’s article Mobile Banking: The Answer for the Unbanked in America? is cited in the following article: Janine S. Hiller & Lindsay Sain Jones, Who’s Keeping Score?: Oversight of Changing Consumer Credit Infrastructure, 59 Am. Bus. L.J. 61 (2022).

16. Prof. Beyer’s article What if Your Parrot Outlives You? Preparing for Your Bird’s Future is cited in the following article: Kaity Y. Emerson & Kevin Bennardo, Unleashing Pets from Dead-Hand Control, 22 Nev. L.J. 349 (2021).

17. Prof. Rob Sherwin’s article The Changing Landscape of the Texas Citizens Participation Act is cited in the following article: Matthew D. Bunker, The Jurisprudence of Public Concern in Anti-Slapp Law: Shifting Boundaries in Statutory Protection of Free Expression, 44 Hastings Comm. & Ent L.J. 133 (2022).

18. Prof. Casto’s article The Early Supreme Court Justices’ Most Significant Opinion is cited in the following article: Joshua J. Schroeder, We Will All Be Free or None Will Be Free: Why Federal Power is Not Plenary, But Limited and Supreme, 27 Tex. Hisp. J. L. & Pol’y 1 (2021).


1. On April 4, 2022, Prof. Beyer was the virtual guest speaker for the New York City Bar’s Trusts, Estates, and Surrogate’s Court Committee. His presentation was entitled Introduction to Non-Fungible Tokens.

2. On April 7, 2022, Prof. Beyer made a virtual CLE presentation to a national audience entitled Anticipating Will Contests and How to Avoid Them for Celesq/Thomson Reuters/West LegalEdCenter.

3. On April 8, 2022, Prof. Beyer was the virtual guest speaker at the April meeting of the Collin County Bar Association’s Estate Planning & Probate Section. His presentation and accompanying article were entitled Case Law Update and discussed recent Texas judicial developments in intestate succession, wills, estate administration, and trusts.

4. The Texas Tech law librarians, Jamie Baker, Dajiang Nie, Brittany Morris, and Ashley Arrington presented together at the Southwestern Association of Law Library conference on testing legal research on NextGen Bar Exam that is currently under development by the NCBE. Dajiang, Morris, and Arrington all participated in additional sessions on electronic resources during COVID-19, law librarian title considerations, and library social media plans.

5. On April 29, 2022, Prof. Benham made a virtual appearance as a Faculty Discussion leader for Elon Law’s webinar for first-generation students discussing topics such as study tips, wellness and relationships, planning for the summer, and finding happiness during law school.

6. On April 26, 2022, Prof. Beyer traveled to Dallas where he was the featured luncheon speaker for the Probate, Trusts, and Estates Section of the Dallas Bar Association. His presentation and accompanying article were entitled Morals From the Courthouse: A Study of Recent Cases Impacting the Wills, Probate, and Trust Practice.

March 2022 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, 2022.

Articles, Essays, and Reviews

1. Catherine Christopher, How to Lead from Anyplace in the Faculty Ranks, The Chronicle of Higher Education (2022).

2. Gerry W. Beyer, ed., Keeping Current—Probate, Prob. & Prop., (March & April 2022).

3. Gerry W. Beyer, Recent Developments From the Texas Courts, Est. Plan. Dev. for Tex. Prof., (March 2022).

4. Gerry W. Beyer, Nonfungible Tokens: What Every Estate Planner Needs to Know, WealthCounsel Quarterly, (2022).

5. Stephen T. Black, Who Owns Your Data?, 54 Ind. L. Rev. 305 (2022).

6. Dajiang Nie, An Underestimated Showcase of Student Scholarship: Law School Institutional Repositories, 60 Duq. L. Rev. 34 (2022).

7. Victoria Sutton, What Have We Learned About Federalism and Public Health Emergencies Since 2001?, The Federal Lawyer (2022).


1. Prof. Camp is quoted in the following article: Ella Lee, Fact Check: Post About Taxes and Paycheck Protection Programs Loans is Missing Context, USA Today (March 10, 2022; 5:41pm), available at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2022/03/10/fact-check-ppp-loans-arent-reported-taxable-income-experts-say/6751238001/

2. Prof. Camp is quoted in the following article: Theresa Shliep, 6th Circ. Easement Ruling Instructive for Tax Reg Litigants, LAW 360 Tax Authority (March 23, 2022; 5:57pm), available at: https://www.law360.com/tax-authority/articles/1476294/6th-circ-easement-ruling-instructive-for-tax-reg-litigants

3. Prof. Hardberger is quoted in the following article: Eric Killelea, Innovation or rabbit hole? Experts weigh in on Musk-backed firm’s San Antonio tunnel plans, San Antonio Express-News (March 25, 2022; 2:00pm), available at: https://www.expressnews.com/sa-inc/article/boring-company-san-antonio-tunnel-17028470.php


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

2. Prof. Sutton’s article Law Student Attitudes about their Experience in the COVID-19 Transition to Online Learning is cited in the following article: Steven Foster et al., Closing the Law School Gap: A Collaborative Effort to Address Educational Inequities Through Free, Asynchronous Tools, 14 J. Marshall L.J. 116 (2021).

3. Prof. Murphy’s article Separation of Powers and the Horizontal Force of Precedent is cited in the following article: Kiel Brennan-Marquez, Aggregate Stare Decisis, 97 Ind. L.J. 571 (2022).

4. Prof. Beyer’s articles Digital Planning: The Future of Elder Law, and Web Meets the Will: Estate Planning for Digital Assets are cited in the following article: Isabelle N. Sehati, Beyond the Grave: A Fiduciary’s Access to a Decedent’s Digital Assets, 43 Cardozo L. Rev. 745 (2021).

5. Prof. Brie Sherwin’s article Pride and Prejudice and Administrative Zombies: How Economic Woes, Outdated Environmental Regulations, and State Exceptionalism Failed Flint, Michigan is cited in the following article: Marissa Jackson Sow, Whiteness as Contract, 78 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1803 (2022).

6. Prof. Casto’s article The Tort Liability of Insane Persons for Negligence: A Critique is cited in §11 of the following restatement: Restatement of the Law – Torts (March 2022 Update).

7. Prof. Murphy’s article Public Participation Without a Public: The Challenge for Administrative Policymaking is cited in the following article: Benjamin M. Barczewski, Politicizing Regulation: Administrative law, Technocratic Government, and Republican Political Theory, 100 Neb. L. Rev. 424 (2021).

8. 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: Daniel S Harawa, The False Promise of Peña-Rodriguez, 109 Calif. L. Rev. 2121 (2021).

9. Prof. Benham’s article Dirty Secrets: The First Amendment in Protective-Order Litigation is cited in the following article: Richard L. Heppner Jr., Appealing Compelled Disclosures in Discovery that Threaten First Amendment Rights, 70 Kan. L. Rev. 395 (2022).

10. Prof. Christopher’s article Will I Pass the Bar Exam? Predicting Student Success Using LSAT Scores and Law School Performance is cited in the following article: Rory Bahadur, Kevin Ruth, & Katie Tolliver Jones, Reexamining Relative Bar Performance as a Function of Non-Linearity, Heteroscedasticity, and a New Independent Variable, 52 N.M.L. Rev. 119 (2022).

11. Prof. Humphrey’s article Two-Stepping Around a Minor’s Constitutional Right to Abortion is cited in the following article: Sarah Steadman, “That Name is Dead To Me”: Reforming Name Change Laws to Protect Transgender and Nonbinary Youth, 55 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 1 (2021).

12. Prof. Camp’s article Supreme Court Reverses the Sixth Circuit in CIC Services is cited in the following article: Joshua D. Blank & Ari Glogower, The Trouble with Targeting Tax Shelters, 74 Admin. L. Rev. 69 (2022).

13. Prof. Shannon’s article Debarment and Suspension Revisited: Fewer Eggs in the Basket? is cited in the following article: Rinat Kitai-Sangero, The Israeli Case for the Applicability of the Presumption of Innocence to Indicted Public Officeholders, 52 Cal. W. Int’l L.J. 175 (2021).

14. Prof. Beyer’s articles Statutory Fill-In Will Forms – The First Decade: Theoretical Constructs and Empirical Findings and Statutory Fill-In-The-Blank Will Forms are cited in §3.1 of the following restatement: Restatement of the Law – Property (March 2022 Update).


1. At the Criminal Law Association’s Murder Mystery Dinner on March 4, 2022, the Criminal Law Association presented Prof. Beyer with its Professor of the Year award “in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the academic achievement of all students at the Texas Tech University School of Law.”

2. On March 10, 2022, Prof. Beyer made a presentation entitled The Basics of Non-Fungible Tokens for the Digital Property Committee of the American College of Trust and Estate Council at its Annual Meeting in San Diego.

3. On March 13, 2022, Prof. Beyer was in San Diego where he, along with Chang Chae, presented a seminar entitled The Twin “N’s” – NIL (name-image-likness) and NFTs (non-fungible tokens) – How to Manage Them In Your Estate Planning Practice at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

4. On March 22, 2022, Prof. Beyer presented a virtual seminar for Leimberg Webinar Services entitled What Estate Planners in Common Law Marital Property States Need to Know About Community Property.

5. On March 31, 2022, Prof. Beyer presented a program entitled Estate Planning in a Cyber World: Cryptocurrency, Non-Fungible Tokens, and E-mail for the American Law Institute’s Continuing Legal Education program. His comprehensive article accompanied the presentation.

6. On March 22, 2022, Prof. Hardberger participated as a moderator for a webinar titled Future Gazing: Groundwater Action as Climate Action hosted by the International Water Resources Association for World Water Day.

Summer 2022 ELR classes are open!

Now is the time to sign up for Excellence in Legal Research classes to ensure you have the practical skills necessary to succeed as a new attorney! Registration is open, and all summer sessions will be offered virtually.

To register for the ELR program, simply email us at excellenceinlegalresearch.law@ttu.edu and ask to be added to the program. From there, we will add you to the ELR Program’s Blackboard Page, at which point you can register for ELR sessions.

To register for a summer session, follow these registration instructions.

Our summer 2022 course list is below.

For more information on the Excellence in Legal Research Program, visit our program website. We hope to see you virtually this summer!

Summer and Post-Graduation Database Access

TTU Law Library is committed to providing resources to support our summer associates and graduates as you take the next step in your legal career.


Continuing students will automatically have access to Westlaw over the summer for unpaid, non-commercial research, and no special registration is required. Permissible uses include:

  • Summer coursework
  • Research assistant assignments
  • Law Review or Journal research
  • Moot Court research
  • Non-Profit work
  • Clinical work
  • Internship/Externship sponsored by the school

If continuing students are working for a firm or a for-profit organization, you should use the Westlaw account provided by your employer.

Graduating students can register for Westlaw’s Westlaw Grad Elite program. Westlaw’s Graduate Elite Program provides up to 60 hours of unpaid, non-commercial usage of Westlaw per month through November 30, 2023. In addition, you get access to job searching databases on Westlaw and TWEN for 18-months after graduation for 1 hour a month.

Lexis +

Continuing students will have unlimited Lexis +access this summer for any purpose at school or at work, including any paid or unpaid legal work, though employers may prefer summer associates use a firm-provided ID for client work.

Graduating 3Ls will automatically have continued access to Lexis upon graduation. The Graduate Program gives extended access to Lexis+ to spring graduates via our law school IDs through December 31, 2022. The transition from a regular law school ID to a graduate ID happens on July 10, 2022.

The ASPIRE program provides 12 months of free access to federal and state cases, codes, regulations, law reviews, Shepard’s® Citation Service and Matthew Bender® treatises to graduates who are engaged in verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work. Graduates who apply to this program must work directly for a non-profit or charitable organization, and be able to provide documentation (e.g. email) from a superior of the same.

Bloomberg Law

Continuing students will have full access to Bloomberg Law over the summer. May 2022 graduating law students will have 6 months post-graduation unlimited and unrestricted access to Bloomberg Law.

If you have access issues to those databases, please contact the Electronic & Digital Services Librarian, Dajiang Nie, at dajiang.nie@ttu.edu.

March 2022 New Books

In March 2022, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.


1. Christopher W. Schmidt, Civil Rights in America:  A History (2021).


2. Christopher Millard, ed., Cloud Computing Law (2021).


3. Csaba Varga, ed., Comparative Law and Multicultural Legal Classes:  Challenge or Opportunity? (2020).


4. Oreste Pollicino, Judicial Protection of Fundamental Rights on the Internet:  A Road Towards Digital Constitutionalism? (2021).


5. Jed S. Rakoff, Why the Innocent Plead Guilty and the Guilty Go Free:  And Other Paradoxes of Our Broken Legal System (2022).

6. Matthew Barry Johnson, Wrongful Conviction in Sexual Assault:  Stranger Rape, Acquaintance Rape, and Intra-Familial Child Sexual Assaults (2021).


7. Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merrill Umphrey, eds., Law and the Visible (2021).


8. Heather J. Sharkey and Jeffrey Edward Green, eds., The Changing Terrain of Religious Freedom (2021).


9. Annette Gordon-Reed, On Juneteenth (2021).


10. Shari Seidman Diamonds and Jerre B. Swann, eds., Trademark and Deceptive Advertising Survey:  Law, Science, and Design (2022).

11. Luke McDonagh, Performing Copyright:  Law, Theatre and Authorship (2021).

12. Martha Buskirk, Is It Ours?:  Art, Copyright, and Public Interest (2021).


13. Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Amanda L. Tyler, Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue:  A Life’s Work Fighting for a More Perfect Union (2021).


14. Christine Coughlin, Sandy Patrick, Matthew Houston, and Elizabeth McCurry Johnson, Modern Legal Scholarship:  A Guide to Producing and Publishing Scholarly and Professional Writing (2020).


15. Amanda Kennedy, Anel du Plessis, Rob Fowler, Evan Hamman, and Ceri Warnock, eds., Teaching and Learning in Environmental Law:  Pedagogy, Methodology and Best Practice (2021).

16. Matyas Bodig, Legal Doctrinal Scholarship:  Legal Theory and the Inner Workings of a Doctrinal Discipline (2021).

17. Susan Bartie and David Sandomierski, eds., American Legal Education Abroad:  Critical Histories (2021).


18. Melanie Bragg, Defining Moments:  Insights Into the Lawyer’s Soul (2019).


19. Scott Carlson, The Library of the Future:  How the Heart of the Campus is Transforming (2022).

20. Herbert M. Kritzer, Advanced Introduction to Empirical Legal Research (2021).


21. Joseph W. Dellapenna and Joyeeta Gupta, eds., Water Law (2021).

22. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Fresh Water in International Law (2021).

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.