The dynamic faculty of Texas Tech University School of Law continually writes books, articles, and other scholarly materials on a wide range of law-related issues. This collection showcases the scholarly publications written by Tech Law faculty members.

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  • Federal Taxation 

    Phelan, Marilyn (Texas Tech Law Review, 1988)
    Examines the Fifth Circuit’s contemporary federal taxation cases, in which the court largely reaffirmed its own precedent and followed the majority of other circuits on these issues. One exception involves the case of ...
  • Federal Income Taxation 

    Phelan, Marilyn E. (Texas Tech Law Review, 1986)
    Survey of all the cases decided by the Fifth Circuit during the survey period involving federal taxation issues. Topics include the abandonment of property as a sale or exchange, limits on the lessor’s depreciation deduction, ...
  • Environmental Law 

    Skillern, Frank F. (Texas Tech Law Library, 1985)
    Analyzes environmental law cases decided by the Fifth Circuit during the survey period. The issues include the application and interpretation of several environmental law statutes, including the National Historic Preservation ...
  • Criminal Law and Procedure 

    Bubany, Charles P. (Texas Tech Law Review, 1985)
    Analyzes criminal cases decided by the Fifth Circuit during the survey period. Topics include the decision to charge, pretrial matters, guilty pleas, the right to counsel, trial rights, evidence, substantive law, and ...
  • On the Edge: The ADA's Direct Threat Defense and the Objective Reasonableness Standard 

    Gonzalez, Jarods S. (Marquette Law Review, 2019)
    One of the most important issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the appropriate standard for evaluating Title I employment disability discrimination cases where the employer argues that the employee has ...
  • Cyberdamages 

    Black, Stephen T. (Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal, 2020)
    Theft of personal property is easy to consider, but theft of information poses unique problems. Courts and legislatures dealing with victims of data breaches grapple with whether the victim has been harmed – in a manner ...
  • The Continuing Battle with the Performing Rights Societies: The Per Se Rule, the Rule of Reason Standard, and Copyright Misuse 

    Phelan, Marilyn E. (Texas Tech Law Review, 1984)
    Analyzes the case law relating to price fixing and other issues relating to the use of the blanket license. Specifically, tying arrangements and copyright misuse, in an attempt to demonstrate that use of the blanket license ...
  • Leadership Recs 

    Baker, Jamie J.; Sanborne, David; Nejdl, Clanitra Stewart; Young, Eric (AALL Spectrum, 2020)
    A collection of responses from four law library leaders answering the question, “What book would you recommend or wish you had read before taking on a leadership role?” Each author provides a brief recommendation of a book ...
  • A Smarter Way to Make Early and Mid-Career Decisions 

    Drake, Alyson M.; Runge, Franklin L.; Williams, Austin Martin (AALL Spectrum, 2020)
    Provides guidance on some of the factors early and mid-career law librarians should consider when exploring their professional options. This articles encourages law librarians to set priorities, talk to mentors and peers, ...
  • Constitutional Confessions: In Favor of a “Loewy Plus” Approach 

    Pearl, Tracy Hresko (Texas Tech Law Review, 2019)
    Commentators have asked me to reflect on Professor Loewy's writings about confessions in the American criminal justice system. While I am a fan of Professor Loewy's work and agree with virtually everything he has written ...
  • The Changing Landscape of the Texas Citizens Participation Act 

    Prather, Laura Lee; Sherwin, Robert T. (Texas Tech Law Review Online, 2019)
    Courts, scholars, and free speech advocates have dubbed meritless lawsuits targeting the legitimate exercise of the rights to engage in truthful speech, lawful petitioning, and legal association as “Strategic Lawsuits ...
  • Shaping Legal Data Analytics 

    Stouffer, Christine M.; Baker, Jamie J. (AALL Spectrum, 2019)
    Responses from two directors of law libraries (one university and one corporate) to the question, “How are you preparing legal information professionals to incorporate data analytics into their research work product? Are ...
  • The Thirty Years War With Denver Building 

    Eissinger, James R. (Texas Tech Law Review, 1982)
    Discusses important developments in boycott law. The author looks at the federal laws concerning boycotts starting with the Taft-Hartley Act and continues through to the present-day. Specifically, this article examines two ...
  • Excluding Criminal Evidence Texas-Style: Can Private Searches Poison the Fruit? 

    Bubany, Charles P.; Cockerell, Perry J. (Texas Tech Law Review, 1981)
    Examines the extent to which the Texas exclusionary rule applies to private persons as well as the government. Texas provides greater protections to criminal defendants than does the federal government, making evidence ...
  • Dedication 

    Krahmer, John E. (Texas Tech Law Review, 1981)
    This issue of the law review is dedicated to Professor Richard W. Hemingway, who served as Acting and Interim Dean. Professor Hemingway left to join the faculty at the University of Oklahoma Law School.
  • Problems of Knowledge in Legal Scholarship. By Philip Shuchman. West Hartford: The University of Connecticut School of Law Press, 1979. Pp. 106, app. 30. $8.95. 

    Weninger, Robert A. (Texas Tech Law Review, 1981)
    Reviews Philip Shuchman’s book, Problems of Knowledge in Legal Scholarship. In his book, Shuchman bemoans the legal scholar who relies upon appellate decisions as fact, regardless of the objective reality external to the ...
  • The Texas Confession Statute: Some New Wine in the Same Old Bottle 

    Bubany, Charles P. (Texas Tech Law Review, 1978)
    Examines the changes made by the Texas Legislature in amending the Texas confession statute. This article seeks to identify some of the problem areas by a general review and comment on the amended statute. For purposes of ...
  • The Orwell Court: How the Supreme Court Recast History and Minimized the Role of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines to Justify Limiting the Impact of Johnson v. United States 

    Beck, Brandon E. (Buffalo Law Review, 2018)
    In recent years, federal criminal defendants have enjoyed great success in challenging "residual clauses" within the United States Code as unconstitutional. This began in 2015 when the United States Supreme Court, in Johnson ...
  • The (Next) Big Short and the End of the Anthropocene 

    Pearl, M. Alexander (Utah Law Review, 2019)
    How do you prepare to avoid something which has never occurred in the history of human occupation? That is the challenge of climate change. The Subprime Mortgage Crisis and its aftermath parallel the Climate Crisis in ...
  • On Embracing the Research Conference 

    Drake, Alyson M. (Law Library Journal, 2019)
    One solution for curbing the frustrations many students feel during the research and writing process is for instructors to hold one-on-one research conferences with each student prior to writing. In these meetings, instructors ...

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