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September Faculty Media & Scholarship

October 2018


Professor Dustin B. Benham & Alex Wilson Albright, Texas Courts: A Survey (2018).

Professor Gerry W. Beyer, An Estate Planner’s Guide to the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act, EST. PLAN. DEV. FOR TEX. PROF., Aug. 2018, at 1.

Professor Stephen T. Black, Do You Want Innovation and Jobs?: Repeal § 511, 57 Washburn L. J. 431 (2018).

Professor DeLeith Duke Gossett, The Client: How States Are Profiting from the Child’s Right to Protection, 48 U. Mem. L. Rev. 753 (2018).


On September 28, 2018, Professor Tracy Hresko Pearl presented her paper, Compensation at the Crossroads: Autonomous Vehicles and Alternative Victim Compensation Schemes, at the Second Annual Junior Faculty Forum for Law & STEM at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Deborah Hensler of Stanford Law School and Shawn Bayern of Florida State were selected as the formal discussants of her paper and offered prepared remarks after her presentation.

On September 19, 2018, Professor Gerry W. Beyer spoke in Anchorage, Alaska at the Estate & Tax Planning CLE sponsored by the Alaska Chapter of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Prof. Beyer’s innovative presentation and accompany article were entitled Planning to Avoid Will/Trust Contests, Including Alaska’s Pre-Mortem Probate Statute.

In the Media

Professor Stephen Black’s article, Do You Want Innovation and Jobs? Repeal § 511, 57 Washburn L.J. 431 (2018), was reviewed as part of TaxPro Blog’s Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review.

Professor Eric A. Chiappinelli was highlighted by Wolters Kluwer in its Author Spotlight.

Professor Bill Keffer was quoted in the following article: Emily Harrison, Texas Tech alumnus, billionaire Cody Campbell visits students, Lubbock Avalanche-J.,

Horn Professor Brian Shannon was quoted in The National Football Foundation article on student-athletes who have earned their undergraduate degrees and will be playing college football this fall while pursuing second diplomas.

Horn Professor Vickie Sutton’s short introductory video-lecture for her course, Nanotechnology Law, was selected for the Best Shorts Film Competition in the Educational category.


Adjunct Professor Allison Clayton (’07) was selected by the National Legal Aid Defender Association (NLADA) as the 2018 recipient of the Arthur Von Briesen Award. She will be honored at the 2018 NLADA Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 2.

Visit The Reporter for a compilation of faculty publications, citations, and news accomplishments for the month of September.

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