The Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal

Welcome to the Texas Tech University School of Law Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal!

Established in 2007, the Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal is the newest law journal at Texas Tech University School of Law. The only student-led publication of its kind in the nation, the Journal publishes scholarly articles written by national and international experts in the fields of estate planning, community property, and related legal topics. The Journal also publishes outstanding student comments. The Journal’s faculty advisor is premier legal scholar, Governor Preston E. Smith Regents Professor of Law Gerry W. Beyer.

This publication is the only legal journal of its kind committed to community property law, and only the second in the nation devoted to estate planning. The goal of the Journal is to advance legal scholarship by publishing the finest articles written nationally and internationally in these exciting areas of the law. The Journal also seeks to provide thought-provoking commentary and guidance to practitioners in the field to supplement their existing expertise. The Journal’s audience includes practicing attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, and others. With the aforementioned goals in mind, the Journal actively seeks and selects articles, essays, symposium pieces, and comments that are at the forefront of critical legal thinking in these important areas of the law.

The Journal is available in print and is also be accessible on Westlaw. Another exciting focal point of the Journal is its online companion, The Codicil, which will augment printed issues with up-to-date legal information.

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