Throughout August 2017, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is the compilation of daily alerts for August 1 to August 31, 2017.

Published:
1. Gerry W. Beyer, TEXAS ESTATE PLANNING STATUTES WITH COMMENTARY (2017-2019 ed.).

Articles:
1. Rishi Batra, Using the Terms Integrative and Distributive Bargaining in the Classroom: Time for Change?, 2017 J. DISP. RESOL. 29 (2017).

2. Gerry W. Beyer, Keeping Current-Probate, PROB. & PROP. 14 (2017).

3. Gerry W. Beyer, Estate Planning Highlights of the 2017 Texas Legislature, EST. PLAN. DEV. FOR TEX. PROF., July 2017, at 1.

4. Vaughn E. James, Planning for Incapacity: Helping Clients Prepare for Potential Future Health Crises, 9 EST. PLAN. & COMMUNITY PROP. L.J. 227 (2017).

Op-Ed:
1. Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s Debatable: Can a President pardon himself?, LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-J. (Aug. 18, 2017 08:56 pm), http://lubbockonline.com/opinion/opinion-columnists/2017-08-18/it-s-debatable-can-president-pardon-himself/.

Cited:
1. Prof. Murphy’s work on ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS was cited in the following article: Kourtney Lanea Kech, Supply and Demand, One and the Same Since When?: The EPA’s Failed Attempt to Find a Loophole in the Renewable Fuel Standard, 5 LSU J. ENERGY L. & RESOURCES 397 (2017).

2. Prof. Beyer’s article Anticipating Will Contests and How to Avoid Them was cited in ESTATE PLANNING FOR UNMARRIED COUPLES Course Materials, June 25 – 30, 2017, CY020 ALI-CLE 1461.

3. Prof. Loewy’s article Police Obtained Evidence and the Constitution: Distinguishing Unconstitutionally Obtained Evidence from Unconstitutionally Used Evidence was cited in the following article: Christopher Slobogin, Manipulation of Suspects and Unrecorded Questioning: After Fifty Years of Miranda Jurisprudence, Still Two (or Maybe Three) Burning Issues, 97 B.U.L. REV. 1157 (2017).

4. Prof. Batra’s article Using the Terms Integrative and Distributive Bargaining in the Classroom: Time for Change? was cited in the following article: John Lande, Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding, 2017 J. DISP. RESOL. 1 (2017).

5. Prof. Sutton’s article Is There a Doctor (And a Lawyer) In The House? Why Our Good Samaritan Laws Are Doing More Harm Than Good for a National Public Health Strategy: A Fifty-State Survey was cited extensively in the following article: Vincent C. Thomas, Good Samaritan Law: Impact on Physician Rescuers, 17 WYO. L. REV. 149 (2017).

6. Prof. Velte’s article All Fall Down: A Comprehensive Approach to Defeating the Religious Right’s Challenges to Antidiscrimination Statutes was cited in the following article: Terri R. Day and Danielle Weatherby, Contemplating Masterpiece Cakeshop, 74 WASH. & LEE REV. 86 (2017).

7. Prof. Cochran’s article It Takes Two to Tango!: Problems with Community Property Ownership of Copyrights and Patents in Texas was cited in the following article: Loren E. Mulraine, Collision Course: State Community Property Laws and Termination Rights Under the Federal Copryight Act-Who Should Have the Right of Way?, 100 MARQ. L. REV. 1193 (2017).

8. Prof. Cochran’s article It Takes Two to Tango!: Problems with Community Property Ownership of Copyrights and Patents in Texas was cited in Professional accounts receivables, 4 ARIZ. PRAC., Community Property Law § 6.8 (3d ed.).

9. Prof. Murphy’s article Punitive Damages, Explanatory Verdict, and the Hard Look was cited in General verdict with written interrogatories, 1 FED. JURY PRAC. & INSTR. § 8:8 (6th ed.).

10. Prof. Krahmer’s article Wire Transfers, Good Faith, and Phishing was cited in Vernon’s Okla. Forms 2d, COM. & CONSUMER FORMS § 4A.1 and § 4.16 (August 2017 Update).

11. Prof. Beyer’s work was cited extensively throughout 10-88 THOMPSON ON REAL PROPERTY, Thomas Editions § 88.04 (2017).

12. Several of Prof. Beyer’s articles relative to pet trusts are cited in §§ 5:1.50 & 5.55 of 1 EST. PLAN. FOR FARMERS AND RANCHERS (3d ed.).

13. Prof. Beyer’s articles Target Best Practices for Guns Included in an Estate and New Changes Coming This Summer for Gun Trusts are cited in the following article: Taylor Smith, Rule 41f: Targeting A Gun Trust Loophole, 9 EST. PLAN. & COMMUNITY PROP. L.J. 327 (2017).

14. Prof. Beyer’s forthcoming article Estate Planning Ramifications of Obergefell v. Hodges was cited in the following article: Kaitlin E.L. Gates, Catching the Gold at the End of the Rainbow: The Impacts of Retroactive Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage on Community Property Division, 9 EST. PLAN. & COMMUNITY PROP. L.J. 263 (2017).

15. Prof. Weninger’s article Electronic Discovery and Sanctions for Spoliation: Perspectives from the Classroom was cited in Law review articles and other commentary on discovery, 14 WASH. PRAC., Civil Procedure § 21:38 (2d ed.).

Quoted:
1. Prof. Shannon is quoted in the following news article: 952 With Undergraduate Degrees Receive Bonus Football Season, TARGETED NEWS SERV., Aug. 2, 2017, available at http://www.footballfoundation.org/News/Photos/PhotoDetails/tabid/646/Article/55889/958-with-undergraduate-degrees-receive-bonus-football-season.aspx.

2. Prof. Beyer was interviewed for and quoted extensively in the following article: Lisa Blanck, Pet Trusts: Planning for Your Pet’s Future, SHELTERME.TV (Aug. 21, 2017), available at https://shelterme.tv/news/pet-trusts-planning-for-your-pets-future/.

3. Prof. Tracy Pearl and Prof. Bubany were interviewed for and quoted extensively in the following article: Law prohibiting texting while driving affects students’ daily lives, DAILYTORREADOR.COM (Aug. 31, 2017), available at http://www.dailytoreador.com/news/law-prohibiting-texting-while-driving-affects-students-daily-lives/article_f35d0004-8e01-11e7-82c0-bf43ed873c25.html.

4. Prof. Humphrey was interviewed and quoted in the following article: Women’s & Gender Studies department discusses gender equity at Texas Tech, DAILYTORREADOR.COM (Aug. 31, 2017), available at http://www.dailytoreador.com/lavida/women-s-gender-studies-department-discusses-gender-equity-at-texas/article_e77a5456-8e03-11e7-8547-fb8bad0694e0.html.

News:
1. Associate Dean Humphrey was a panelist on the topic of “Character in the Classroom” during the 2017 Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) conference.

2. Prof. Beyer’s TEXAS ESTATE PLANNING STATUTES WITH COMMENTARY (2017-2019 ED.) is a compilation of Texas statutes that are significant to law school and paralegal courses related to estate planning, such as wills and estates, trusts, estate administration, probate, elder law, and guardianship. It is currently the “#1 New Release” on Amazon.com in the Estates & Trusts Law category. See https://www.amazon.com/Texas-Estate-Planning-Statutes-Commentary/dp/1546203265/.

3. Prof. Beyer will be the speaker for the University of Hawaii’s Foundation’s 2017 Professional Advisor Continuing Education Series on October 5, 2017. Topics of his presentations will include “Cyber Estate Planning: Obtaining Optimum Outcomes for Digital Assets and Ethical Practices: Discussing How to Avoid Negligent Estate Planning.” See http://uhflegacygift.org/?pageID=1008.

4. Prof. Beyer was both acknowledged and cited in Taylor Phillip Willingham & Carla Ann Alston, WHY SHOULD I CARE? I’LL BE DEAD 5, 73 (2017) (e.g., “Gerry Beyer for having a passion of estate planning that was contagious”; “My law professor, Gerry Beyer, who inspired me to become an estate planning attorney, said, ‘Being an executor is like doing drugs, just say no!’”). Taylor is a May 2009 graduate of Tech Law.

5. Prof. Tracy Pearl was in the top 10% of authors on SSRN in the month of August by total new downloads in the past 12 months.

6. Prof. Baker was a New Scholar presenter during the 2017 Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) conference.

7. On August 25, 2017, Prof. Beyer was in San Antonio to speak for the Texas College of Probate Judges at its 2017 Annual Meeting. His presentation and accompanying article were entitled “Recent Cases: Intestacy, Wills, Probate, and Trusts.”

8. Prof. Ross presented at the International Society of Family Law in Amsterdam in July. Her presentation was entitled “Empowering the Dead-Broke Parent: An International Perspective.”