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Professor Gerry W. Beyer, The Consequences of Cashing-In on Death, Jotwell (March 27, 2019) (reviewing David Horton, Borrowing in the Shadow of Death: Another Look at Probate Lending, 59 WM. & Mary L. Rev. 2447 (2018)),

Professor Gerry W. Beyer’s article, Estate Planning for Mary Jane and Other Marijuana Users, was the lead article in March/April Issue of the ABA’s Probate & Property magazine.


On March 29-31, Professor Vickie Sutton gave a presentation, “Designer Babies and National Security,” at Stanford Law School’s Biolawlapaloosa Conference.

On March 28, 2019, Professor Gerry W. Beyer was an invited speaker at the Spring Judicial Education Session sponsored by the Texas Association of Counties in Lubbock. To an audience of over 100 county court judges, Prof. Beyer presented his paper entitled Alternatives to Regular Probate.

On March 22, 2019, Professor Jamie Baker was the featured speaker at the NOCALL Spring Institute in San Francisco, California. She spoke about the ethical use of artificial intelligence in legal information structures.

On March 21-22, Professor Vickie Sutton gave a presentation entitled, “Paper Genocide” at the Southeastern Indian Studies Conference at UNC-Pembroke.

On March 14-16, Professor Vickie Sutton gave a presentation entitled, “Indigenous Science –Why We Need It” at the AISES Leadership Conference, Cherokee, N.C.

On March 7, 2019, Professor William Keffer was the leadoff speaker at the 1st Annual Energy Fundamentals Education Course held in Midland, Texas by the Permian Basin Chapter of Women’s Energy Network.

On March 1, 2019, Professor Gerry W. Beyer was the leadoff speaker at the 11th Annual Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal CLE & Expo held at the Texas Tech University School of Law. His presentation included a discussion of judicial developments relating to the Texas law of intestacy, wills, estate administration, trusts, and other estate planning matters.


Professor Bryan Camp was quoted in the following article: Laura Saunders, An Answer to a SALT-y Tax Problem You Didn’t Know You Had, The Wall Street Journal (March 22, 2019),

Professor Wes Cochran was quoted in the following article: Matt Schmitto, Texas Bet ‘Em: Students, Locals Active In The Black Market As Legislature Folds Hand, RotoGrinders (March 5, 2019),

Professor Arnold Loewy debated Charles Moster on whether President Trump has committed an impeachable offense in the Avalanche Journal Online It’s Debatable column: Does president’s conduct rise to impeachable level of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors?


Professor Rishi Batra was selected as an Integrated Scholar for 2019, one of six faculty members from across Texas Tech University. “Integrated Scholars are not only outstanding in teaching, research and service, but they are also able to generate synergy among the three functions. Faculty members who are Integrated Scholars consistently promote active learning and infuse the results of their research and scholarship in courses and other learning experiences. Integrated Scholars publish results of their teaching innovations in peer-reviewed journals. Finally, Integrated Scholar faculty members plan and execute service commitments to complement their teaching and research goals.”

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

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