ALJ’s Volume 18 Board Announcement

Congratulations to ALJ’s Volume 18 Executive Board and Board of Editors.
Executive Board
Editor-in-Chief – Emily Copeland
Executive Managing Editor – Madison Murray
Executive Lead Articles Editor – Miriam Aguayo
Executive Student Writing Editor – Kathryn Jones
Organizational Development Chair – Lauren Arredondo
Executive Business Manager – Joseph Higgins
Executive Technology Editor – Meagan Ghormley
Comment Editors
Emile Blake
Triana Gonzalez
Brandon King
Tiffany Pham
Article Editors
Andrew Ashton
Sam Ballard
Alyssa Bolin
Breann Hunter
Kendra Naranjo
Annie Ullrich
Erin Van Pelt
Ashley Yi

ALJ’s Volume 17 Publication Announcement!

Administrative Law Journal

Volume 17

Publication Announcement

On behalf of the Board of Editors for Volume 17 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

Rainwater Harvesting: Why The Future Of Water In Texas Depends Upon Permits
By Emilie Blake

It’s Time To Get An ‘A’, Texas: A Proposal To Statutorily Empower The Texas Department Of Aging And Disability Services With Greater Enforcement Capability To Address The Substandard Nursing Home Problem In Texas
By Triana Gonzalez

Everything Is Bigger In Texas: The Growing Problem Of Childhood Obesity In Texas And How To Combat It.
By Joseph Higgins

Fitness Determinations For Texas Bar Applicants As The Texas Board Of Law Examiners Continue To Tip-Toe Around The Americans With Disabilities Act
By Kathryn Jones

Strangling Chenery: The Spectre Haunting Texas Agencies’ Ability To Exercise Informed Discretion In Choosing A Policymaking Forum
By Brandon King

The Never Ending Fight: Medicaid Fraud
By Annie Northcutt

Stepping Out Of The Closet: Creating More Inclusive Sexual Education Instruction For Texas Public Schools
By Tiffany Pham

E-Cigarettes, The Controversial Buzz Across States That Puff For Stricter Regulation
By Ashley Yi

Please Join ALJ for its Second State of the Legislature Event!

StateofLegThe Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal will host its second State of the Legislature event on Friday, October 24, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. in the Hunt Courtroom at the Texas Tech School of Law. The event will feature a discussion of important issues facing the Texas legislature in the upcoming session. The panel will include State Representative Charles Perry (District 83) and State Representative John Frullo (District 84). Don Richards, Texas Tech alum and professor of Texas Administrative Practice, will moderate the panel.

Please come join us for an educational and informative discussion on the state of our Texas legislature!

Visit these links to learn more about ALJ’s inaugural State of the Legislature event which took place in 2012 for an idea of what to expect:

The ALJ’s Inaugural State of the Legislature Update

State of the Legislature Update: Photos From the Event

We look forward to seeing you there!

The ALJ Is Pleased to Announce its Volume 15 Board of Editors

Volume 14 Board of Editors for the Administrative Law Journal Congratulates the Volume 15 Board:

Luke Reeves, Editor-in-Chief
Rhys Carson, Executive Managing Editor
Molly McCormick, Executive Lead Articles Editor
Aaron Tatyrek, Executive Student Writing Editor
Craig Ogelsby, Executive Business Manager
Cris Mulcahy, Organizational Development Chair
Mario Olivarez, Technology Editor
Megan Loder, Comment Editor
Sierra Fisher, Comment Editor
Reid Johnson, Comment Editor
Elizabeth Hatch, Comment Editor
Alexandra Fielder, Articles Editor
John Merculief, Articles Editor
Rachael Burrus, Articles Editor
Colleen Ferrall, Articles Editor
Martin Fergus, Articles Editor
Neha Casturi, Articles Editor
Eva Hung, Articles Editor
Holly Monaghan, Articles Editor
Taylor Tomanka, Articles Editor
Jessica Mullican, Articles Editor

2013 ALJ Publication Announcement!

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:

  • “‘Boared’ to Death: Rooting Out Texas’s Feral Hog Issue,” by Rhys Carson
  • “A Modern Day Apocalypse: The Pill Mill Epidemic, How It Took Texas by Storm, and How Texas Is Fighting Back,” by Neha Casturi
  • “To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate?: The Challenges and Benefits of the Implementation of the Jamie Schanbaum Act,” by Elizabeth Hatch
  • “Eradicating Elderly Exploitation: How Simple Solutions Can Protect Texas’s Elderly Population from Financial Abuse,” by Reid Johnson
  • “Compulsive Accountability Renders the No Child Left Behind Act Unconstitutional: The Texas Education Agency’s Ultimate Tool to Ensure Its Waiver from the Department of Education,” by Sierra Fisher
  • “A Raw Deal: Why Texas Should Relax and Let Dairies Bring Their Milk into Town,” by Megan Loder
  • “From Chance to Ka-Ching: A Model for Legalization and Agency Regulation of Internet Gambling in Texas,” by Luke Reeves
  • “The Little College Ball Player and the Big Bad Agent: How Texas Can Address Its Growing Problem of Athlete-Agent Violations,” by Jessica Mullican

The Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal has also selected the following comments for publication in ALJOnline:

  • “The Need for Speed? The Effects of Texas’s New 85mph Speed Limit on the Sh 130 Tollway,” by Colleen Ferrall
  • “Why Not Eradication?  A Band-Aid Solution to a Problem Requiring Surgery,” by Molly Socha

The ALJ’s Inaugural State of the Legislature Update

The Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal hosted its inaugural State of the Legislature Panel Discussion on November 13, 2012, at the law school in the Lanier Auditorium.  The panel featured State Representative Drew Darby (District 72) and State Representative John Frullo (District 84). Martha Brown, a Texas Tech Law alum who also serves as Associate Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations at Texas Tech University, moderated the panel discussion.

The discussion centered on important issues facing the Texas 83rd Legislative Session, including the budget, higher education, transportation, water, and redistricting.  Each representative was afforded time to outline what they perceived to be the most pressing issues facing the upcoming Legislature, and Martha Brown initiated further discussion on higher education, health care, and the construction and purchasing of law schools.  The discussion concluded with a question-and-answer session with the audience, which was comprised of students, faculty, and interested members of the public.