February 2019 New Resources

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In February 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

GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions – A new database available from HeinOnline.  Contains reports on audits, surveys, investigations, and evaluations of federal programs conducted by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO). All published reports, testimonies, correspondence, and special publications are included (documents that are restricted or classified are not). GAO Comptroller General Decisions contain decisions and opinions issued by the Comptroller General in areas of federal law such as appropriations, bid protests, and federal agency rulemaking.

New Books

COMPARATIVE AND FOREIGN LAW

  1. Gary Slapper and David Kelly, The English Legal System (2014).
  2. P.S.R.F. Mathijsen, A Guide to European Union Law: As Amended by the Treaty of Lisbon (2010).
  3. Lorna Woods and Philippa Watson, Steiner & Woods EU Law (2012).

CYBER LAW

  1. Catherine D. Marcum, Cyber Crime (2019).

DOMESTIC RELATIONS

  1. Brett R. Turner, Equitable Distribution of Property (2019).
  2. Diane L. Redleaf, They Took the Kids Last Night: How the Child Protection System Puts Families at Risk (2018).

EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE

  1. Meera E. Deo, Unequal Profession: Race and Gender in Legal Academia (2019).
  2. Wendi S. Lazar, executive ed. ; Terese M. Connolly and Gregory S. Chiarello eds., Zero Tolerance: Best Practices for Combating Sex-Based Harassment in the Legal Profession (2018).

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

  1. Mark A. Ryan, ed., The Clean Water Act Handbook (2018).
  2. Harry Verhoeven, ed., Environmental Politics in the Middle East: Local Struggles, Global Connections (2018).
  3. Shelley Ross Saxer and Jonathan Rosenbloom, Social-Ecological Resilience and Sustainability (2018).

IMMIGRATION LAW

  1. ILRC Staff Attorneys, Essentials of Asylum Law (2018).

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

  1. Irene Calboli and Martin Senftleben, eds., The Protection of Non-Traditional Trademarks: Critical Perspectives (2018).

LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING

  1. Jill Barton and Rachel H. Smith, The Handbook for the New Legal Writer (2019).

LEGAL EDUCATION

  1. Helen Sword, Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write (2017).
  2. Gary R. Morrison, Designing Effective Instruction (2013).
  3. Christine Harrington and Todd Zakrajsek, Dynamic Lecturing: Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Lecture Effectiveness (2017).
  4. Robert F. Mager, Preparing Instructional Objectives: A Critical Tool in the Development of Effective Instruction (2012).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Faith Pincus, Being Heard: Presentation Skills for Attorneys (2018).
  2. Jeremy W. Richter, Building a Better Law Practice: Become a Better Lawyer in Five Minutes a Day (2018).
  3. Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell, The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together (2018).
  4. Ida O. Abbott, The Lawyer’s Guide to Mentoring (2018).
  5. Andy Clark, Lawyer Wellness is Not an Oxymoron: Why Tomorrow’s Top Lawyers Must Embrace Wellness Today and What You Need to do to be One of Them (2013).
  6. Larry Port and Dave Maxfield, The Lean Law Firm: Run Your Firm Like the World’s Most Efficient and Profitable Businesses (2018).
  7. Lee Holcomb, Lifestyle Lawyer: The Female Attorney’s Guide to Designing a Law Career You Love (2018).

PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

  1. Katerina P. Lewinbuk, Connecting Ethics and Practice: A Lawyer’s Guide to Professional Responsibility (2019).

SMALL BUSINESS LAW

  1. Jean L. Batman, Advising the Small Business: Forms and Advice for the Legal Practitioner (2018).

TRIAL PRACTICE

  1. David Berg, The Trial Lawyer: What it Takes to Win (2018).

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.

February 2019 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout the month of February, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is a compilation of those daily alerts for February 1st to February 28th, 2019.

Books & Treatises

1. 12, 12A, 12B GERRY W. BEYER, WEST’S TEXAS FORMS – DECEDENTS’ ESTATES AND GUARDIANSHIPS (4th ed. 2019).

2. WILLIAM R. CASTO, ADVISING THE PRESIDENT: ATTORNEY GENERAL ROBERT H. JACKSON AND FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (2018).

Articles

1. Richard W. Murphy, Chenery’s Contemporaneous Rationale Principle and Chenery Cheating, ADMIN. & REG. L. NEWS 20 (2018).

2. Gerry W. Beyer, Cryptocurrency—What Estate Planners Need to Know, EST. PLAN. DEV. FOR TEX. PROF., Feb. 2019, at 1.

Op-Eds

1. Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s Debatable: When is it OK to shut down the federal government?, LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-J (Feb. 3, 2019 at 1:01 a.m.), https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20190203/its-debatable-when-is-it-ok-to-shut-down-federal-government/1.

2. Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s Debatable: Does southern border issue rise to level of national emergency?, LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-J (Feb. 17, 2019 at 1:01 a.m.), https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20190217/its-debatable-does-southern-border-issue-rise-to-level-of-national-emergency.

Citations

1. Prof. Robert Sherwin’s article Evidence? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Evidence!: How Ambiguity in Some States’ Anti-SLAPP Laws Threatens to Defang a Popular and Powerful Weapon Against Frivolous Litigation is cited in the following article: Julio Sharp-Wasserman, Section 230(c)(1) of the Communications Decency Act and the Common Law of Defamation: A Convergence Thesis, 20 COLUM. SCI. & TECH. L. REV. 195 (2018).

2. Prof. Tracy Pearl’s article Fast & Furious: The Misregulation of Driverless Cars is cited in the following article: Lawrence J. Trautman, How Google Perceives Customer Privacy, Cyber, E-Commerce, Political and Regulatory Compliance Risks, 10 WM. & MARY BUS. L. REV. 1 (2018).

3. Prof. Casto’s article America’s First Independent Counsel: The Planned Criminal Prosecution of Chief Justice John Jay is cited in the following article: John C. Yoo, The Executive Power of Reversal, 42 HARV. J.L. & PUB. POL’Y 59 (2019).

4. Prof. Murphy’s article Politicized Judicial Review in Administrative Law: Three Improbable Responses is cited in the following article: Kate Andrias, An American Approach to Social Democracy: The Forgotten Promise of the Fair Labor Standards Act, 128 YALE L.J. 616 (2019).

5. 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: Charles A. Sullivan, Clergy Contracts, 22 EMP. RTS. & EMP. POL’Y J. 371 (2018).

6. Prof. Camp’s article Tax Administration as Inquisitorial Process and the Partial Paradigm Shift in the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 is cited in the following article: Alexandra D. Lahav & Peter Siegelman, The Curious Incident of the Falling Win Rate: Individual vs System-Level Justification and the Rule of Law, 52 U.C. DAVIS L. REV. 1373 (2019).

7. Prof. Benham’s article Proportionality, Pretrial Confidentiality, and Discovery Sharing is cited in the following article: Seth Katsuya Endo, Discovery Hydraulics, 52 U.C. DAVIS L. REV. 1319 (2019).

8. Prof. Beyer’s articles The Will Execution Ceremony and Avoiding the Estate Planning “Blue Screen of Death”: Common Non-Tax Errors and How to Prevent Them are cited in the following article: Megan McIntyre, I Knew Him As My Daughter: The Impact of Gender Changes on Sex-Based Benefits from Class Gifts, 11 EST. PLAN. & COMMUNITY PROP. L.J. 191 (2018).

9. Prof. Beyer’s article Avoid Being a Defendant: Estate Planning Malpractice and Ethical Concerns is cited in the following article: Raymond C. O’Brien, Equitable Relief for ERISA Benefit Plan Designation Mistakes, 67 CATH. U.L. REV. 433 (2018).

10. Prof. Camp’s article More on the Successful Challenge to the Anti-Inversion Regulations is cited in the following article: Stephanie Hunter McMahon, Tax As Part of A Broken Budget: Good Taxes Are Good Cause Enough, 2018 MICH. ST. L. REV. 513 (2018).

11. Prof. Christopher’s article Whack-a-Mole: Why Prosecuting Digital Currency Exchanges Won’t Stop Online Laundering is cited in the following article: Lawrence J. Trautman, Bitcoin, Virtual Currencies, and the Struggle of Law and Regulation to Keep Pace, 102 MARQ. L. REV. 447 (2018).

12. 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: Lauren Madison, Substantive Due Process As Recourse for Flint Water Crisis Plaintiffs, 64 WAYNE L. REV. 531 (2019).

13. Prof. Shannon’s article Incompetency to be Executed: Conditions Ethical Challenges & Time for A Change in Texas is cited in the following article: Chinyerum N. Okpara, Forced into Execution: Involuntarily Medicating Mentally Ill Inmates to Achieve Competency for Execution, 43 T. MARSHALL L. REV. ONLINE 2 (2019).

14. 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: Judd Campbell, The Invention of First Amendment Federalism, 97 TEX. L. REV. 518 (2019).

15. Prof. Spain’s article Public Interest Law: Improving Access to Justice: The Opportunities and Challenges of Providing Equal Access to Justice in Rural Communities is cited in the following article: Lisa R. Pruitt et. al., Legal Deserts: A Multi-State Perspective on Rural Access to Justice, 13 HARV. L. & POL’Y REV. 15 (2018).

16. Prof. Robert Sherwin’s article Ambiguity in Anti-SLAPP Law and Frivolous Litigation is cited in the following article: Lauren Bergelson, The Need for A Federal Anti-SLAPP Law in Today’s Digital Media Climate, 42 COLUM. J.L. & ARTS 213 (2019).

Quotes

1. Prof. Loewy is quoted in the following article: Emma Sipple, Shield law on federal level discussed by experts, DAILY TOREADOR (Feb. 24, 2019), http://www.dailytoreador.com/news/shield-law-on-federal-level-discussed-by-experts/article_31bd65b2-388a-11e9-b9af-77296678ad7a.html.

News

1. On February 6th, Professor Dwight McDonald kicked off this year’s Black History Month Lecture Series with a presentation entitled Why Black History is American History. The talk focused on the cultural, scientific, political, and economic contributions of African Americans, and how these contributions are simultaneously worthy of independent celebration and inextricably woven into a singular American story.

2. On February 8th, Professor Gerry Beyer was an invited speaker at the 2019 Mid-Year Meeting of the Arkansas Bar Association in Little Rock. Attendees were treated to presentations on Cyber Estate Planning and Administration and Anticipating Wills Contests and How to Avoid Them. Prof. Beyer also prepared extensive articles on both topics to accompany his presentations.

3. On February 13th, Professor Gerry Beyer gave a presentation for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Lubbock, Texas. His presentation was entitled What Do You Desire? Will Bequests: A Person’s Last Chance to be Creative!

4. On February 21st, Professor Gerry Beyer was a speaker for the South Plains Trust and Estate Council in Lubbock. To a multi-disciplinary audience of attorneys, CPAs, trust officers, financial planners, life insurance specialists, and Tech law students, Prof. Beyer presented his paper entitled Morals from the Courthouse: A Study of Recent Texas Cases Impacting the Wills, Probate, and Trust Practice.

5. On February 22nd, Professor Gerry W. Beyer travelled to Abilene to give a presentation for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. His presentation was entitled What Do You Desire? Will Bequests: A Person’s Last Chance to be Creative!

6. On February 23rd-24th, Professor Victoria Sutton conducted a “Biohacker Legal Clinic” at the BDYHX 2019 Conference in Austin. BDYHX is a conference covering the topics of human augmentation, transhumanism, and biohacking.

7. On February 26th, Professor Gerry Beyer was a speaker for a national webinar co-sponsored by the American Law Institute and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Speaking alongside Bruce Stone and Suzanne Brown Walsh, the panel was entitled Technology and Estate Planning: The Rise of the Electronic Will.

SCOTUS Online Tools: Oyez.org

This is the third in a four part series highlighting Supreme Court online tools.  Each segment of this series will introduce a different online tool relating to the Supreme Court.

The third tool that will be highlighted is Oyez.org.  This tool is a website that monitors, records, and keeps track of recent Supreme Court cases, the Supreme Court Justices, and current news regarding the Supreme Court. This tool can be conveniently accessed here.

Below is what the homepage looks like.

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There are four navigation options from the homepage.  The first, “Cases” will take you to current Supreme Court cases during the present and past terms.

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You can also view cases by issue instead of term, and the term can be changed.  Oyez, provides access for cases back to 1789.

Next, you can navigate to “Justices”. Here you can read about each Justice that has ever served on the Supreme Court.

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The “Tour” feature allows you to take a virtual tour of the Supreme Court.

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Finally, clicking “News” will navigate you to “ISCOTUS Now” a blog-news site managed and maintained by IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.

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Check out Oyez.org to read Supreme Court cases old and new, find out all the Supreme Court Justices since the court’s inception, take a tour of the Supreme Court without spending a dime and finally learn about what’s happening besides cases in the world of the Supreme Court!

January 2019 New Books

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

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Victoria Sutton, The Court Martial of Apache Kid Based on the Original Transcript (2018).
  2. James Nesci, How to Beat a DUI (2008).

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

  1. Robert Henson, The Thinking Person’s Guide to Climate Change (2014).

HEALTH LAW AND POLICY

  1. David A. Schwartz, Julienne Ngoundoung Anoko, and Sharon A. Abramowitz, eds., Pregnant in the Time of Ebola: Women and Their Children in the 2013-2015 West African Epidemic (2019).

INTERNATIONAL LAW

  1. Mascha Fedorova and Willen-Jan van der Wolf, eds., The United Nations and the Protection of the Rights of Women (2005).

LEGAL EDUCATION

  1. Brandon K. West, Kimberly D. Hoffman, and Michelle Costello, eds., Creative Instructional Design: Practical Application for Librarians (2017).
  2. Sean Cordes, Instruction Design Essentials: A Practical Guide for Librarians (2018).
  3. Kevin Michael Klipfel and Dani Brecher Cook, Learner-Centered Pedagogy: Principles and Practice (2017).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Deborah Calloway, Becoming a Joyful Lawyer: Contemplative Training in Non-Distraction, Empathy, and Emotional Wisdom (2012).
  2. Martin E.P. Seligman, Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being (2013).
  3. Brene Brown, I Thought it was Just Me (but it isn’t): Making the Journey from “What will people think?” to “I am enough.” (2008).
  4. Melody Beattie, The New Codependency: Help and Guidance for Today’s Generation (2010).
  5. Brene Brown, Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, (2017).

TORTS

  1. Michael Neff, Premises Liability: A Guide to Success (2017).

TRIAL PRACTICE

  1. David R. Bossart, et.al., Winning Case Preparation: Understanding Jury Bias (2018).

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.

 

 

January 2019 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 1 to January 31, 2019.

Books & Treatises

1. 19 & 19A GERRY W. BEYER, WEST’S LEGAL FORMS – REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS – RESIDENTIAL (5th ed. 2018).

2. GERRY W. BEYER, TEXAS LAW OF WILLS (9 & 10 Tex. Prac.) (5th ed. 2019).

3. WILLIAM R. CASTO, ADVISING THE PRESIDENT: ATTORNEY GENERAL ROBERT H. JACKSON AND FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (2018).

Book Chapters

1. Eric A. Chiappinelli, Jurisdiction over directors and officers in Delaware, IN RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON REPRESENTATIVE SHAREHOLDER LITIGATION (Sean Griffith ed., 2018).

Articles

1. Arnold H. Loewy, Religious Liberty Versus Rights of Others, 106 KY. L.J. 651 (2018).

2. Catherine Martin Christopher, Nevertheless She Persisted: Comparing Roe v. Wade‘s Two Oral Arguments, 49 SETON HALL L. REV. 307 (2019).

3. M. Alexander Pearl, Originalism and Indians, 93 TUL. L. REV. 269 (2018).

3. Gerry W. Beyer & Katherine V. Peters, Sign on the [Electronic] Dotted Line: The Rise of the Electronic Will, EST. PLAN. DEV. FOR TEX. PROF., Dec. 2018, at 1.

4. Jamie J. Baker, Keeping Up with New Legal Titles, 110:4 LAW LIBR. J. 550 (2018) (reviewing Safiya Umoja Noble, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism (2018)).

5. Gerry W. Beyer, Estate Planning and Probate Law, 82 TEX. B.J. 34 (2019).

6. Gerry W. Beyer (ed.), Keeping Current—Probate, PROB. & PROP., Jan./Feb. 2018, at 28-31.

7. Gerry W. Beyer, Potpourri, 57-1 REPTL Reporter 3 (2019).

8. Gerry W. Beyer, Intestacy, Wills, Estate Administration, and Trusts Update, 57-1 REPTL Reporter 4 (2019).

Citations

1. Prof. Baker’s article Beyond the Information Age: The Duty of Technology Competence in the Algorithmic Society is cited extensively throughout the following article: Drew Simshaw, Ethical Issues in Robo-Lawyering: The Need for Guidance on Developing and Using Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law, 70 HASTINGS L.J. 173 (2018).

2. Prof. Shannon’s article The Revised NCAA Division I Governance Structure After Three Years: A Scorecard is cited in the following article: Marsha Durr, The Tipping Point: Mayhem in College Sports Requires Congress to Finally Intervene in NCAA Governance, 8 ARIZ. ST. SPORTS & ENT. L.J. 26, 62 (2018).

3. Prof. Loewy’s article The Fourth Amendment as a Device for Protecting the Innocent is cited in the following article: Craig Ettinger, Does the History Behind the Adoption of the Fourth Amendment Demand Abolishing the Third-Party Doctrine?, 29 GEO. MASON U. CIV. RTS. L.J. 1 (2018).

4. Prof. James’s book THE ALZHEIMER’S ADVISOR: A CAREGIVER’S GUIDE TO DEALING WITH THE TOUGH LEGAL AND PRACTICAL ISSUES is cited as a resource in the following article: David Breakfield, Speaking Volumes: Here’s how you can learn more about Alzheimer’s, a disease without boundaries, BRADENTON HERALD (Jan. 11, 2019 at 10:18 a.m.), available at https://www.bradenton.com/living/article224220940.html.

5. Prof. Loewy’s article The Fourth Amendment: History, Purpose, and Remedies is cited in the following article: Lawrence Rosenthal, An Empirical Inquiry into the Use of Originalism: Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence During the Career of Justice Scalia, 70 HASTINGS L.J. 75 (2018).

6. Prof. Loewy’s article Rethinking Government Neutrality Towards Religion Under the Establishment Clause: The Untapped Potential of Justice O’Connor’s Insight is cited in the following article: Gary J. Simson, Permissible Accommodation or Impermissible Endorsement? A Proposed Approach to Religious Exemptions and the Establishment Clause, 106 KY. L.J. 535 (2018).

7. Prof. Camp’s article The Play’s the Thing: A Theory of Taxing Virtual Worlds is cited in the following article: Eli Cole, Cryptocurrency and the S 1031 Like Kind Exchange, 10 HASTINGS SCI. & TECH. L.J. 75 (2019).

8. Prof. Beyer’s blogpost entitled 10 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Will is cited extensively throughout the following article: Janet Colliton, PLANNING AHEAD: 10 mistakes in drafting your will, THE REPORTER (Jan. 8, 2019), available at https://www.thereporteronline.com/business/planning-ahead-mistakes-in-drafting-your-will/article_af4f1d43-5a64-5b61-a47b-fa46b04aeca7.html.

9. Prof. Beyer’s article Sign On The [Electronic] Dotted Line is cited in the following article: Ashlea Ebeling, Electronic Wills Are Coming Whether Lawyers Like It Or Not, FORBES (Jan. 17, 2019 at 9:49 a.m.), available at https://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleaebeling/2019/01/17/electronic-wills-are-coming-whether-lawyers-like-it-or-not/#2674077071df.

10. Prof. Beyer’s article Digital Assets: The Basics of Cyberspace Estate Planning is cited in the following article: Mary F. Radford, Wills, Trusts, Guardianships, and Fiduciary Administration, 70 MERCER L. REV. 275 (2018).

11. 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: Neil Hamilton, Leadership of Self: Each Student Taking Ownership over Continuous Professional Development/self-Directed Learning, 58 SANTA CLARA L. REV. 567 (2018).

12. Prof. Alex Pearl’s article Of “Texans” and “Custers”: Maximizing Welfare and Efficiency Through Informal Norms is cited in the following article: Jocelyn Simonson, The Place of “The People” in Criminal Procedure, 119 COLUM. L. REV. 249 (2019).

13. Prof. Murphy’s article Arbitrariness Review Made Reasonable: Structural and Conceptual Reform of the “Hard Look” is cited in the following article: Daniel E. Walters, The Self-Delegation False Alarm: Analyzing Auer Deference’s Effects on Agency Rules, 119 COLUM. L. REV. 85 (2019).

14. Prof. Loewy’s article The Cowboy and the Cop: The Saga of Dudley Hiibel, 9/11, and the Vanishing Fourth Amendment is cited in the following article: Wayne A. Logan, Policing Police Access to Criminal Justice Data, 104 IOWA L. REV. 619 (2019).

15. Prof. Soonpaa’s article Stress in Law Students: A Comparative Study of First-Year, Second-Year, and Third-Year Students is cited in the following article: Viviana I. Vasiu, Law and Poetry: A Fresh Perspective on Training Today’s Law Students, Tomorrow’s Advocates, 54 GONZ. L. REV. 1 (2019).

Quotes

1. Prof. Camp is quoted extensively throughout the following article: Vidya Kauri, IRS Faces Automated Penalties Dilemma as Tax Season Starts, 2019 LAW360 28-198.

2. Prof. Beyer is quoted in the following article: Correy Stephenson, N.C. tax dispute heads to U.S. Supreme Court, N.C. LAWYERS WEEKLY (Jan. 29, 2019), available at https://nclawyersweekly.com/2019/01/29/n-c-tax-dispute-heads-to-u-s-supreme-court/.

3. Prof. Camp is quoted in the following article: Vidya Kauri, Worries Persist About IRS Penalties Issued During Shutdown, 2019 LAW360 30-156.

News

1. On January 4, Professor Jamie Baker spoke to the AALS Law Libraries and Legal Information Section Luncheon on the topic of Artificial Intelligence and Legal Research.

2. On January 7th, Professor Tracy Pearl was the featured guest on the LAWsome podcast. The episode is entitled “The Torts of Tomorrow.” Listen here.

3. In 2018, Professor Bryan Camp boasted eight of the top ten most-viewed tax posts on TaxProf Blog. Complete list here.

4. On January 25th, Professor Jamie Baker spoke on The Duty of Technology Competence in the Algorithmic Society at the West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Luncheon.

5. Professors Tracy Pearl and Brie Sherwin each received a Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Award for 2019. The thirteen recipients of the award, designed to recognize faculty members for teaching excellence, each receive a medallion and a $5,000 stipend.

5. On January 26th, Professor Gerry Beyer was unanimously reelected to the coveted position as the Editor-in-Chief of the REPTL Reporter, the official publication of the Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. REPTL is the largest section of the Texas Bar with over 9,200 members.

6. On January 27th, Professor Tracy Pearl presented her paper Compensation at the Crossroads: Autonomous Vehicles and Alternative Victim Compensation Schemes at the multidisciplinary Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and Society 2019 Conference in Honolulu, Hawai’i.

7. On January 28th, Professor Bryan Camp was a featured speaker in a webinar held by the American Bar Association entitled How to advise taxpayers during the government shutdown. The panel discussed the impact of the government shutdown on the 2019 filing season and offered best practices for working with taxpayers during the lapse in appropriations.

8. On January 29th, Professor Gerry Beyer was an invited speaker at the Judicial Orientation for New County Judges sponsored by the Texas Association of Counties in Lubbock. His presentation was entitled Probate Overview and was attended by approximately 100 new and current county court judges.

SCOTUS Online Tools: The Supreme Court Mapping Project

This is the second in a four part series highlighting Supreme Court online tools.  Each segment of this series will introduce a different online tool relating to the Supreme Court.

The second tool that will be highlighted is the Supreme Court Mapping Project.  This tool is a project run by the University of Baltimore School of Law and  “is an ongoing and collaborative research venture that uses original software technology to enhance teaching, learning, and scholarship about Supreme Court doctrine.” This tool can be conveniently accessed here.

Below is what the homepage looks like.

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This tool includes many useful features. Of note is the “Online Mapping Tool”, shown below, this tool allows users to create their own “network” of Supreme Court jurisprudence to see the relation between different cases and doctrines on a convenient timeline.

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The next tool included from the homepage is the “4th Amendment Atlas”, this tool provides a compilation of maps that trace various doctrines relating to the fourth amendment.  With this tool, there is no need to create a network, as that work has already been done for you.  See below for more details.

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The 2015 and 2014 Term cases provide network resources for cases decided during this period. Finally, this site provides access to various other pre-made networks and is a handy tool when researching specific topics or Supreme Court cases as it gives a holistic view and literally a map of the progress and connections across various dates, topics, and cases.