Iraq's Legal Research Library to Feature Books of Texas Tech Law Professor

Written by Michael Castellon

Date: Feb. 1, 2006
CONTACT: Michael Castellon,

LUBBOCK – Mosul University in Iraq is adding the books of Texas Tech University School of Law Professor Gerry W. Beyer to its rebuilding effort.

Beyer, the Governor Preston Smith Regents Professor of Law at Texas Tech, was recently contacted by Ali Adnan Al-Feel, a law researcher at Mosul University in northern Iraq. Al-Feel said Beyer’s books would both enable them to increase their knowledge and allow them to develop Arabic legal publications.

Mosul University, the country's second-largest college, emerged from decades of war and embargo with an almost barren library and an academic staff isolated from advances in their fields.

“I was pleased to help, even in this small way, to assist Iraqi legal education in its effort to rebuild,” Beyer said.

Professor Beyer is one of the leading authorities in the United States on wills, trusts, probate, and estate planning, and his texts on those subjects are used in law schools throughout the nation.

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CONTACT: Casey Carson, director of alumni relations, Texas Tech School of Law, (806) 742-3990 or