Updates for February 11, 2014



  1. Professor Beyer wrote the following articles on his wills, trusts, and estates blog:
    1. Four Long-Term Care Companies Accused of Sex Discrimination, Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog (Feb. 7, 2014), http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2014/02/four-long-term-care-companies-accused-of-sex-discrimination.html.
    2. The South Carolina Probate Code Patched and Refurbished: Version 2013, Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog (Feb. 5, 2014), http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2014/02/the-south-carolina-probate-code-patched-and-refurbished-version-2013.html.
    3. Coping With Death Using Memorial Online, Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog (Feb. 7, 2014), http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2014/02/coping-with-death-using-memorials-online.html.
    4. Recent Trust Ruling by California Supreme Court, Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog (Feb. 5, 2014), http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2014/02/recent-trust-ruling-by-california-supreme-court.html.
    5. Harold Simmons’ Will Partially Unsealed, Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog (Feb. 3, 2014), http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2014/02/harold-simmons-will-partially-unsealed.html.
    6. Estate Planning Mistakes Made by NFL Players, Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog (Feb. 2, 2014), http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2014/02/estate-planning-mistakes-made-by-nfl-players.html.
    7. States Decreasing or Eliminating State Estate Taxes, Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog (Feb. 3, 2014), http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2014/02/states-decreasing-or-eliminating-state-estate-taxes.html.
    8. CLE on Planning for Same-Sex Marriages, Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog (Feb. 7, 2014), http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2014/02/cle-on-planning-for-same-sex-marriages.html.


  1. Professor Hatfield’s article “Ignore the Rumors – Campaigning From the Pulpit is Okay: Thinking Past the Symbolism of Section 501(c)(3)” was cited in the following law journal:

John J. Coughlin, Foreward, 20 Notre Dame J.L. Ethics & Pub. Pol’y 5 (2012).

  1. Professor Owsley’s article “Suvivorship Claims under Employment Discrimination Statutes” was cited in the following judicial decision:

Lopez v. Regents of Univ. of California, No. C–13–2811 EMC, 2013 WL 6492395, at *6 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 10, 2013).


  1. Professor Bard’s blog post from HealthLawProfBlog was cross-posted in its entirety in the following blog:

Are We Misusing the “Brain Death” Diagnosis to Hurry Along Families?, Bill of Health (Feb. 10, 2014), http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/billofhealth/2014/02/10/are-we-misusing-the-brain-death-diagnosis-to-hurry-along-families/.

  1. Professor Loewy was interviewed regarding what he believed Amanda Knox should do now that she has been found guilty in the following article:

Tech Law Professor weighs in on Amanda Knox case, Fox 34 News (Feb. 3, 2014), http://www.myfoxlubbock.com/news/local/story/Tech-Law-Professor-weighs-in-on-Amanda-Knox-case/P1A2COgVLEWwsBZDwW5okA.cspx.


  1. On February 8, 2014, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer was a featured presenter at the 59th Annual Estate Planning Institute sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia held in Athens, Georgia on the campus of the University of Georgia.  His presentation and accompanying article were entitled Cyber Estate Planning and Administration.
  2. On February 6, 2014, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer was the luncheon speaker for the Tarrant County Probate Bar Association in Fort Worth, Texas.  His presentation was entitled Estate Planning for Digital Assets.

Professor Beyer’s paper “Digital Planning: The Future of Elder Law” was recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for IRPN: Innovation & Social Differences. As of February 8, 2014, it has been downloaded 176 times.

Updates for February 10, 2014


  1. Professor Casto’s “Supplemental Brief of Amici Curiae Professors of Legal History William Casto et al. in Support of the Petitioners” in the case of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. (133 S.Ct. 1659) was cited in the following law review article:

Paul L. Hoffman, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.: First Impressions, 52 Colum. J. Transnat’l L. 28 (2013).