ALJ’s Volume 16 Publication Announcement!

Administrative Law Journal

Volume 16

Publication Announcement

On behalf of the Board of Editors for Volume 16 of the Administrative Law Journal, I am pleased to announce the selection of the following Comments for publication in our journal. Please join us in congratulating these Staff Editors for their outstanding accomplishment!


Selections for Print Publication

Money Talks While Democracy Walks: The Constitutionality of the Texas Ethics Commission Enforcing the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act in the Face of McCutcheon v. FEC

Trevor Brown

Electric Avenue: How Texas Should Reform the Way Cars Are Sold and Allow Tesla to Sell Directly to Consumers

Macy Cotton

The War is Over: The Resolution for Attorney Discipline in Texas

Jim Goff

Treating Adults Like Children: Texas Juvenile Parole Hearings and The Texas Board of Paroles and Pardons

Jamie Gonzales

Welcome to the Age of Voir-Google: Harmonizing Attorney Ethical Obligations, the Internet, and the Voir Dire Process in Texas

Stephanie Ibarra

Why Disabled Texas Veterans are Fighting for the Military Retirement They Deserve

Paul Jennings

A Declaration of Independence: The Necessity for Establishing an Independent Tax Dispute Process Within Texas

Brendan Reeder

Booms and Busts: Preserving Mother Nature While Staring Into the Abyss of Bankruptcy

Spencer Salmon

Selections for Online Publication

The Insurance Industry’s Captivating Hold On Texas: Recent Captive Insurance Legislation And The Industry’s Future In Texas

Melissa Arano

Tap Into Liability: How Does Proximate Cause, Under The Aransas Project v. Shaw, Affect Texas Agency Liability Under The Endangered Species Act?

Morgan McCorvey

2014 Publication Announcement!

Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal selected the following staff editors’ comments for publication in upcoming volumes of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal:

Competency Restoration in Texas Prisons: A Look At Why Jail-based Restoration is a Temporary Fix to a Growing Problem, by Amber Beard

Keeping Humans Caged: An Examination of Potential Administrative Segregation Reform in Texas County Jails, by Emily Quast

The Texas Conservation Paradox: An Analysis of Texas Conservation Strategies and Their Accessibility to the General Population, by Matthew Rindt

Commodities Prices Gone Wild—The Volcker Rule’s Impact on Electricity Rates, the Implications for Texas Rate Payers, and the Next Steps for Texas, by Shivani Rumalla

Texas, Are We There Yet?  A Roadmap for Implementing and Enforcing a Future Texting-While-Driving Ban, by Christi Schofield

Mutual Misunderstanding: How Better Communication Will Improve the Administration of the Indian Child Welfare Act in Texas, by Kate Shearer

Big Buck Down or the Lack Thereof: Hunting for a Solution to the Urban White-Tailed Deer Problem, by Chuck Stermer

Salinas v. Texas: Why Silence is No Longer Golden, and What That Means for Texas Citizens and Police Agencies, by Drew Thomas

Additionally, the Administrative Law Journal selected the following staff ediors’ comments for online publication on our website:

The Conflict Between Ridesharing Companies and Municipal Governments: Are the Companies an Innovative Business Model or a Threat to Public Safety?, by Hunter Harvison

The Sport of Kings?  More Like the Plight of Paupers: Why the Horse Racing Industry in Texas Needs the Legislature to Get With the Times and Legalize Casino Gambling on Racetrack Property, by Nick Munro


2012 Publication Announcement

The Executive Board, Volume 13, of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal has selected the following eight staff editors’ comment for publication in upcoming volumes of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal: 

  • “Here We Go Again: Should the Texas Legislature Change the Name and Governance of the Railroad Commission of Texas,” by Taylor Spalla
  • “Pharmaceuticals in Water: The Albatross Around Texas’s Neck,” by Joseph Behnke
  • “Invisible Wounds: What Texas Should be Doing for the Mental Health of its Veterans,” by Marta Hoes
  • “Dying in a Digital Dump: Why Texas Must Improve its Electronics Recycling Efforts,” by Velissa Chapa
  • “Rule 29 or: How the Railroad Commission Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Hydraulic Fracturing,” by Jonathan Groves
  • “Running out of Gas: Why Texas Must Distance Itself Completely from the Chevron Doctrine of Administrative Deference,” by Manuel H. Hernandez
  • “Railroading the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard: Why it is Important to the Oil and Gas Industry that Texas Agencies Handle Conservation Measures,” by Kalin Harvard
  • “They Call it the Hill Country, I Call it Home: Issues in Siting Wind Energy Transmission Lines is Texas,” by Kaitlyn Luck

The Executive Board, Volume 13, of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal has also selected the following three staff editors’ comment for publication on the journal’s website:

  • “Sunsetting Big Government: How Amendments To The Texas Sunset Act Can Reduce The Size Of Government And Serve As A Model For The Nation,” by Ry Ellison
  • “Where The “Frac” Did All The Water Go: The Need For Cooperative Administrative Regulation To Effectively Conserve Texas’ Groundwater Resources,” by Philip McLemore
  • “Texas Flexible Permits: Do they allow Texas Refineries an Unfair Advantage or an Economical Way to Meet Emission Requirements?,” by Jordan Surratt