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November 2018


Professor Gerry W. Beyer (ed.), Keeping Current—Probate, Prob. & Prop., Nov./Dec. 2018, at 25-28.

Professor Gerry W. Beyer, Wills & Trusts, 4 SMU Ann. Surv. 451-478 (2018).

Professor Gerry W. Beyer & Barry Seltzer, Don’t Forget About Pets When Planning for Disability and Death: A Legal Guide to Caregiving for pets After an Owner’s Death, Generations: J Am. Soc. Aging, Fall 2018 at 109.


On November 27, 2018, Professor Gerry W. Beyer was the speaker at the Probate, Trust, and Estates Section meeting of the Houston Bar Association. His presentation and accompanying paper were entitled State Law Pitfalls: Don’t Step In It When Your Client Steps Across State Lines.

On November 16, 2018, Professor DeLeith Duke Gossett moderated the “The Opioid Crisis: What Can Be Done for the Children” Panel at the Duke Law 2018 Silent Victims: Foster Care and Foster Care Adoption in America Conference.

On November 14, 2018, Professor Gerry W. Beyer was a speaker at the 39th Annual Inland Empire Estate Planning Seminar at the University of Redlands in Redlands, California. To a multi-disciplinary audience of over 110 attorneys, CPAs, trust officers, financial planners, and life insurance specialists, Prof. Beyer spoke about the interface between estate planning and weapon ownership and marijuana legalization in his presentation entitled Aiming High and Getting High: Estate Planning for Guns and Marijuana.

On November 6, 2018, Professor Jorge Ramírez moderated a panel on Corporate Social Responsibility at the Mexico City conference of the ABA Section of International Law with practitioners from Mexico, the U.S. and Brazil.

On November 2, 2018, Professor Brie Sherwin participated as an invited panelist at the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum Symposium on sustainable urban development.

On November 2, 2018, Professor Vickie Sutton participated as an invited panelist at the University of Houston Law Center Health Law and Policy in Space Symposium on biocontamination, human health, and planetary protection policy.

In the Media

Professor Arnold Loewy debated on President Donald Trump’s performance so far as chief executive in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal Online It’s Debatable column: How has Trump done so far as president?

The ABA Journal recently reaffirmed Professor Gerry W. Beyer’s blawg, The Wills, Trusts, & Estates Prof Blog, as a member of its Blawg 100 Hall of Fame. After being on the Journal’s Web 100 list for many years, his blog was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015. The blog is also ranked #18 in all-time popularity surpassing for the first time the SCOTUSblog. The ranking is out of the 4,479 blawgs monitored by Justia. It remains the #1 estate planning blog out of 245.


The State Bar of Texas recently informed Professor Gerry W. Beyer that for the thirty-second consecutive year, his continuing legal education activities qualified him for membership in the State Bar College. The Texas Bar College, the only organization in the United States formed for this purpose, is an honorary society of lawyers, chartered by the Supreme Court of Texas in 1981, to recognize and encourage lawyers who maintain and enhance their professional skills and the quality of their service to the public by completing at least double the required hours of continuing legal education each year.

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

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