Legal Responses to Coronavirus (COVID-19)


The UCLA School of Law Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library has compiled a timely guide (https://libguides.law.ucla.edu/coronavirus) to help locate legal responses to COVID-19.  According to the guide, “many units of government at all levels (federal, state, and local) have issued, and continue to issue, legal responses to the coronavirus epidemic, and some states have laws pre-dating the epidemic but that have become more relevant, such as quarantine statutes and requirements for paid sick leave.  This [sic] goal of this guide is to provide links to primary sources and high-quality summaries to these.”


The federal materials provided in the guide include links to items published by various federal agencies as well as Public Laws about COVID-19.  While the major focus of the guide is on federal and California resources, there are sections dedicated to other state and local jurisdictions.

There is also a useful section that provides links to “Other Resources” that users might find educational.


Among the Other Useful Resources is the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Kit from LexisAdvance and the COVID-19 Workforce Virtual Toolkit from the HHS.






For assistance with locating further information on COVID-19, please contact the Law Library Reference Desk between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday via email or phone.

Email:  reference.law@ttu.edu

Phone:  806-742-7155


Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety, and Biodefense Law

The Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety and Biodefense Law (JBBBL) offers both a legal and scientific perspective on current issues concerning bioterrorism, public health and safety, and national security. Edited by an international board of leading scholars from all the continents, our journal is aware that bioterrorism related issues are global problems. Our goal is to develop a unique international community of legal scholars, scientists and policy experts who will address current issues in these fields.

Texas Tech University Law School users can access this electronic journal on-campus and off-campus by using their e-raider username and password to login. Users can find this e-journal in Law Library Electronic Resources List.

  1. Users can find the latest issue and previous issues of this journal.
  1. Then users can select an issue. The unlock icon means a user has access to this issue.
  1. Users can either view an article online by click the article’s title, or download PDF and save it in a local drive. The unlock icon means a user has access to this article.
  1. Users can also search keywords within an issue or in the whole journal.

If you have access issue to this journal, please email dajiang.nie@ttu.edu.

November 2020 New Books

In November 2020, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.


1. Thomas J. Smedinghoff and Roland L. Trope, eds., Guide to Cybersecurity Due Diligence in M&A Transactions (2017).


2. George B. Huff, Jr., Edward A. Thomas, and Nancy McNabb, eds., The Community Resilience Handbook (2020).


3. William N. Eskridge Jr. and Christopher R. Riano, Marriage Equality:  From Outlaws to In-Laws (2020).

4. Lindsay H. Childs, Divorce in the Golden Years:  Estate Planning, Spousal Support, and Retirement Issues for Clients at Midlife and Beyond (2020).

5. Carolyn Moran Zack, Family Law Arbitration:  Practice, Procedure, and Forms (2020).


6. Charles L. Zelden, Bush v. Gore:  Exposing the Growing Crisis in American Democracy (2020).


7. David A. Schlueter and Edward J. Imwinkelried, Texas Evidentiary Foundations (2020).


8. David Callies, Regulatory Takings After Knick:  Total Takings, the Nuisance Exception, and Background Principles Exceptions:  Public Trust Doctrine, Custom, and Statutes (2020).


9. Russell A. McClain, The Guide to Belonging in Law School (2020).

10. James M. Lang, Distracted:  Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It (2020).


11. Michael A. Kirtland and Donna J. Jackson, Getting Started with Advance Directives (2020).


12. Jeffrey K. Gurney, Automated Vehicle Law:  Legal Liability, Regulation, and Data Security (2020).


13. G. Nicholas Herman and Zachary C. Bolitho, Plea Bargaining (2020).

14. Mikal C. Watts  and Sawnie A. McEntire, Trial:  A Guide from Start to Finish:  Perspectives from Opposing Counsel (2020).

All of these books are available from the Law Library.  If you would like to check out any of these titles, please contact the circulation desk at either 806-742-3957 or circulation.law@ttu.edu.  Library staff will be able to assist in locating and checking out any of these items.

FBI Records: The Vault : Search Functions

This is the second in a four part series featuring the FBI’s Records Vault. Each part will Highlight a different feature of the site.

The Vault contains a couple of different easy to use search functions including search by topic and a keyword search.

You can browse or search for specific topics or persons by using the alphabetical listing, the search tool in the upper right of the site, or by checking the different category lists that can be found in the menu on the right side of the Home page.


In the search results, click on the folder to see all of the files for that particular topic.


In some cases you can search for key words within a specific document by typing in terms in the search box in the upper right hand of the file after it has been opened and loaded.


The Vault can be reached through the FBI website under the Services Tab.