Since its establishment in 1967, the SMU Annual Texas Survey serves as a tool to legal practitioners by providing annual developments of Texas Jurisprudence. Each issue of the Annual Texas Survey contains articles from law professors, attorneys, and judges which provide a thorough, yet concise explanation of the present state of Texas law. Student members of the SMU Law Review Association edit and produce this exclusive publication of legal developments in Texas.
The SMU Annual Texas Survey began in 1967 as the Annual Survey of Texas Law, an annual project of the SMU Law Review. The journal then published as an independent online publication in 2014 and has since been published under the name SMU Annual Texas Survey. All editing is done by student members of the board of editors and the staff of the SMU Law Review Association.
Current Volume: Volume 8 (2022)
BankruptcyHonorable Harlin D. Hale and Grayson Williams1
Civil Procedure: Pre-Trial & TrialAmanda Sotak, Don Colleluori, and Andrew C. Whitaker17
Annual Review of Texas Law: Commercial LawSally McDonald Henry43
Criminal Procedure: Confessions, Searches, and SeizuresHonorable Barbara Parker Hervey, Carson Guy, and Alexander R. Comsudi59
Family LawJoanna L. Grossman and Christine P. Leatherberry89
Franchise LawDeborah S. Coldwell, Sally Dahlstrom, Taylor Rex Robertson, Wes Dutton, Alicia Pitts, Alexander Clark, and Wilson Miller137
Insurance LawJ. Price Collins and Aaron G. Stendell177
Survey of Recent Mandamus Decisions of the Texas Supreme CourtHonorable Douglas S. Lang201
Oil, Gas, and Mineral LawAustin W. Brister245
Partnership LawTroy Christensen, Jeff Dorrill, Matthew Schindel, Chelsea Abii, and Madeline Ballard279
Professional LiabilitySven Stricker, Jordan Brownlow, and Tania Sethi305
Real PropertyJ. Richard White and Amanda Grainger323
Wills & TrustsGerry W. Beyer381