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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  • Organochlorine Pesticide Residues in Caudal Scutes of Belize Morelet’s Crocodiles (Crocodylus moreletii) 

    Sherwin, Brie D.; Mudge, Joseph F.; Canas-Carrell, Jaclyn E.; Lanza, Heather A.; Rainwater, Thomas R.; Platt, Steven G.; McMurry, Scott T.; Anderson, Todd A. (Journal of Herpetology, 2016)
    Historically, Belize has used large quantities of organochlorine (OC) pesticides for agriculture and disease-vector control, yet few tools exist for noninvasive assessment of OC contaminant loads in Belize wildlife. Crocodile ...
  • Equitable Principles and Jurisdictional Time Periods, Part 1 

    Camp, Bryan T. (Tax Notes, 2017)
    This two-part report explores that phenomenon and suggests how practitioners can help the Tax Court properly apply equitable principles to the time limitations found in sections 6213, 6320, 6330, and 6015. I submit that ...
  • A Short Comparison of Military Leadership with Law School Leadership -- More Similarities than Differences? 

    Huffman, Walter B. (University of Toledo Law Review, 2010)
    Walter B. Huffman was a Judge Advocate General in the Army before becoming Dean of Texas Tech University School of Law. In this essay, Huffman points out the similarities between military leadership and law school leadership. ...
  • The Law Pertaining to Estuarine Lands in South Carolina 

    Clineburg, William A.; Krahmer, John E. (South Carolina Law Review, 1971)
    Provides a basic overview of what estuarine lands are, why they are valuable, and the law that govern their use and ownership. Discusses in detail cases of law concerning state ownership of the land and the state’s ability ...
  • Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice 2004 - 2005 

    Murphy, Richard; Schultz, Lisa; Rizzardi, Keith (American Bar Association, 2005)
    During the last term, the Supreme Court issued opinions of note on third-party standing, preclusion of review, displacement of § 1983 actions, and sovereign immunity. In addition to discussing these Supreme Court opinions, ...
  • Standby Letters of Credit: Review and Update 

    Pawlowic, Dean (Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal, 1991)
    This article serves as a review and an update for those who are not engaged in international trade but who find standby credits of increasing significance in various transactions. The author discusses the sources of law ...
  • Athletics Compliance at Texas Tech 

    Shannon, Brian (Techsan, 2012)
    This article discusses the ways that Texas Tech is working to comply with the rules and regulations of the NCAA and Big 12 Conference rules. Brian Shannon, the Faculty Athletic Representative for Texas Tech University, ...
  • Retreats for Improved Library Management: The Basics 

    Torres, Arturo L. (Trends in Law Library Management and Technology, 1990)
    This article discusses the importance of library staff taking the time to attend a retreat in order to tackle the problems they currently face. Mr. Torres explains the purpose behind a retreat and the various types of ...
  • Chapter 13 Bioengineering and Biocrime 

    Sutton, Victoria (Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2016)
    Technology has become increasingly important to both the function and our understanding of the justice process. Many forms of criminal behaviour are highly dependent upon technology, and crime control has become a predominantly ...
  • The 1.5 Billion General Motors Recalls at the Dangerous Intersection of Chapter 11, Article 9, and TARP 

    Henry, Sally McDonald (University of Cincinnati Law Review, 2017)
    This article, then, joins other articles' that have examined the power of secured creditors in mega-chapter 11 cases and proposes reforming long-standing practices. Rather than take a theoretical, big-picture approach to ...
  • Fueling the Terrorist Fires with the First Amendment Religious Freedom, the Anti-LGBT Right, and Interest Convergence Theory 

    Velte, Kyle C. (Brooklyn Law Review, 2017)
    In the context of the racial civil rights movement, white, powerful men in the Johnson, Truman, and Eisenhower administrations, concluded that the end of legal segregation in schools and the passage of the Civil Rights Act ...
  • Reviving and Refining a Pragmatic Approach to Finality 

    Murphy, Richard (Jotwell The Journal of the Things We Like (Lots), 2017)
    Reviewing William Funk, Final Agency Action After Hawkes, 11 N.Y.U.J.L. & Liberty (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN. Finds that Professor Funk makes an able argument that courts should apply finality doctrine in a ...
  • Arbitrariness Review Made Reasonable: Structural and Conceptual Reform of the Hard Look 

    Shapiro, Sidney A.; Murphy, Richard W. (Notre Dame Law Review, 2016)
    Designing procedures for legislative rulemaking, a dominant feature of modern governance, has spawned one of the most contentious debates in all of administrative law. Compounding the stakes, over the last fifty years, the ...
  • Commercial Transactions 

    Krahmer, John (SMU Annual Texas Survey, 2016)
    This Survey discusses cases decided through the end of 2015. During the last two years, cases dealing with the sale of goods and negotiable instruments under Chapters 2 and 3 predominated, while only a relative few cases ...
  • Shoot First, Litigate Later: Declaratory Judgement Actions, Procedural Fencing, and Itchy Trigger Fingers 

    Sherwin, Robert T. (Oklahoma Law Review, 2018)
    Judges have always been suspect of declaratory judgment actions and, more particularly, the "mirror-image" case where the alleged wrongdoer takes on the role of the plaintiff. Federal courts typically point out that nothing ...
  • It Takes a Village: Empowering the Dead Broke Parent 

    Ross, Wendy Tolson (Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy, 2018)
    Society should empower low-income noncustodial parents (“NCPs’) by providing them a hand-up--not a handout-that will enable them to satisfy their child support obligations. These "hand-up" programs will ensure that the ...
  • Uncaging the Donee’s Freedom 

    Beyer, Gerry W. (Jotwell: Journal of Things We Like, 2018)
    Reviews Mark Glover’s article, Freedom of Inheritance, 2017 Utah L. Rev. 283 (2017), available at SSRN, https://trustest.jotwell.com/uncaging-the-donees-freedom/. Overall, the article is recommended as a clear explanation ...
  • Regulating Coal Ash Waste In the Trump Era 

    Sherwin, Brie D. (Stanford Environmental Law Journal, 2017)
    On February 16, 2017, President Trump signed legislation repealing the Stream Protection Rule and touted the move as clearing the way for job growth. By utilizing a rarely-used federal statute, called the Congressional ...
  • Dissecting the ABA Texas Capital Punishment Assessment Report of 2013: Death and Texas, a Surprising Improvement 

    Metze, Patrick S. (Akron Law Review, 2017)
    Professor Metze dissects the American Bar Association report, September 2013, entitled Evaluating Fairness and Accuracy in State Death Penalty Systems: The Texas Capital Punishment Assessment Report—An Analysis of Texas’s ...
  • Digital Assets – A Guide to Planning and Administration 

    Beyer, Gerry W. (Estate Planning Studies, 2018)
    Prudent estate professionals must address digital assets from two perspectives. First, they must provide for the disposition of digital assets. Second, they must provide instructions to fiduciaries regarding access to ...

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