2023 April New Resources

In April 2023, the Law Library added the following new resources to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

New Resources

1. Law Library of Congress Reports (HeinOnline) The Law Library produces reports on foreign, comparative, and international law in response to requests from Members of Congress, Congressional staff and committees, the federal courts, executive branch agencies, and others. Selected reports are provided for the public for reference purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. The information provided reflects research undertaken as of the date of writing, which has not been updated unless specifically noted. Current and historical reports are released periodically. The reports as hosted by the Law Library of Congress can be accessed at its website.

2. Military Legal Resources (U.S. JAG School) (HeinOnline) HeinOnline has developed the Military Legal Resources (U.S. Army JAG School) in conjunction with the William Winthrop Memorial Library of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School to replace the Winthrop Library’s Military Legal Resources collection previously hosted by the Library of Congress. The goal of the collection is exhaustiveness. It aims to collect every current and historical military legal document and resource needed by judge advocates, law school professors, and members of the general public interested in military law. New materials will be added to the collection on a regular basis.

New Books


1.  Thomas W. Merrill, The Chevron Doctrine:  Its Rise and Fall, and the Future of the Administrative State (2022).


2. Felicity Deane, Evan Hamman and Anna Huggins and Zoe Nay, Natural Capital, Agriculture and the Law (2022).


3. Dorcas R. Gilmore, Lisa Green Hall, and Susan R. Jones, eds., Investing for Social Impact, Economic Justice, and Racial Equity (2023).


4. Joanne Hutcheson Seale Wilson, Think Like a Lawyer:  A Texas Family Story in the Letters of Captain J.C. Hutcheson (2022).


5. American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, Antitrust Grand Jury Investigations Handbook (2023).


6. Roberto Gargarella, The Law as a Conversation Among Equals (2022).

7. Wayne A. Logan, The Ex Post Facto Clause:  Its History and Role in a Punitive Society (2023).

8. Steven D. Smith, Larry Alexander, James Allan, and Maimon Schwarzchild, A Principled Constitution?:  Four Skeptical Views (2022).


9. Kenneth A. Adams, A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting (2023).


10. Robert Schehr, Convictions Without Truth:  The Incompatibility of Science and Law (2022).


11. Jacqueline A. Rodriguez and Wendy W. Murawski, Special Education Law and Policy:  From Foundation to Application (2022).


12. Nancy Berlinger, Kate de Medeiros, and Mildred Z. Solomon, eds., What Makes a Good Life in Late Life?:  Citizenship and Justice in Aging Societies (2018).


13. Paul Golden, Litigating Constructive Trusts:  The Last Resort in Fighting Iniquity and Inequity (2022).


14. Lee C. Bollinger and Geoffrey R. Stone, eds., Social Media, Freedom of Speech, and the Future of Our Democracy (2022).


15. Alvah L. Stinson, Woman Under the Law (1914).


16. Lawrence A. Dwyer, Standing Bear’s Quest for Freedom:  The First Civil Rights Victory for Native Americans (2022).


17. Christopher S. Reed, Digital Media Law:  A Practical Guide for the Media and Entertainment Industries (2023).

18. Kenneth L. Dorsney, ed., Pre-ANDA Litigation:  Strategies and Tactics for Developing a Drug Product and Patent Portfolio (2022).

19. Jessica Silbey, Against Progress:  Intellectual Property and Fundamental Values in the Internet Age (2022).

20. Joe Cleveland, Fritz Garland Lanham:  Father of American Trademark Protection (2021).


21. Will Soper, “Greytown is no more!”:  The 1854 Razing of a Central American Port, the U.S. Businesses Behind Its Demise, and the Lasting Foreign Policy Legacy (2023).


22. Nancy Gertner, ed., Representative Opinions of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2022).


23. David Goddard, Making Laws That Work:  How Laws Fail and How We Can Do Better (2022).


24. Robin Slocum and Gina Nerger, Legal Reasoning, Writing, and Other Lawyering Skills (2022).


25. Omar Madhloom and Hugh McFaul, eds., Thinking about Clinical Legal Education:  Philosophical and Theoretical Perspectives (2022).

26. Chad Noreuil, The Zen of Passing the Bar Exam (2022).

27. Tanya J. Monestier, Sh*t No One Tells You About Law School (2022).

28. Scott L. Rogers, The Mindful Law Student:  A Mindfulness in Law Practice Guide (2022).


29. Faith E. Fletcher, Keisha S. Ray, Virginia A. Brown, and Patrick T. Smith, eds., A Critical Moment in Bioethics:  Reckoning with Anti-Black Racism Through Intergenerational Dialogue (2022).

30. Tryon P. Woods, Pandemic Police Power, Public Health and the Abolition Question (2022).

31. Denise F. Polit and Cheryl Tatano Beck, Essentials of Nursing Research:  Appraising Evidence for Nursing Practice (2022).

32. Jessica L. Bailey-Wheaton, ed., Health Law Essentials (2023).

33. American Psychiatric Association, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders:  DSM-5-TR (2022).


34. Wayne Batchis, Throwing the Party:  How the Supreme Court puts Political Party Organizations Ahead of Voters (2022).


35. Lawrence S. Pascoe, Innovative Legal Service Applications:  A Guide to Improved Client Services (2022).

36. Helgi Maki, Marjorie Florestal, Myrna McCallum, and J. Kim Wright, eds., Trauma-Informed Law:  A Primer for Lawyer Resilience and Healing (2023).

37. Chris Fortier, The Lawyer’s Guide to Office Automation:  Tools and Strategies to Improve Your Firm and Your Life (2023).


38. Jan L Jacobowitz and John G Browning, Legal Ethics and Social Media:  A Practitioner’s Handbook (2022).


39. Bennett Capers, Devon Carbado , Robin A. Lenhardt , and Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Critical Race Judgments:  Rewritten U.S. Court Opinions on Race and the Law (2022).


40. David P. Fidler, Advanced Introduction to Cybersecurity Law (2022).

All resources 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

All electronic databases are available through the Library’s webpage, http://www.depts.ttu.edu/law/lawlibrary/index.php.   

Library staff will be able to assist in locating and checking out any of these items or helping you contact the Librarian on call for questions about electronic resources.

2023 Summer and Post-Graduation Database Access

TTU Law Library is committed to providing resources to support our summer associates and graduates as you take the next step in your legal career.


Continuing students will automatically have access to Westlaw over the summer for unpaid, non-commercial research, and no special registration is required. Permissible uses include:

  • Summer coursework
  • Research assistant assignments
  • Law Review or Journal research
  • Moot Court research
  • Non-Profit work
  • Clinical work
  • Internship/Externship sponsored by the school

If continuing students are working for a firm or a for-profit organization, you should use the Westlaw account provided by your employer.

Graduating students can register for Westlaw’s Westlaw Grad Elite program. Your “Grad Elite” access gives you 60-hours of usage per month, with no restrictions against using them for professional purposes. Your post-graduation access will conclude at the end of the 18th month after your graduation date.

These tools include:

  • Westlaw Precision
  • Practical Law
  • Practical Law Connect
  • Drafting Assistant Essential
  • Doc and Form Builder
  • ProView
  • West LegalEdCenter -one-year, no CLE
  • Knowledge Center eLearnings and Tutorials

YOU MUST OPT IN TO GRAD ELITE Access (and can do so in one of two ways):
1) Go to www.lawschool.tr.com, and, after logging on, use the drop-down menu by your name to go to Grad Elite Status

2) Or Click on this link: https://lawschool.thomsonreuters.com/grad-elite-status/

Lexis +

Continuing students will have unlimited Lexis +access this summer for any purpose at school or at work, including any paid or unpaid legal work, though employers may prefer summer associates use a firm-provided ID for client work.

Graduating 3Ls will automatically have continued access to Lexis upon graduation. The Graduate Program gives extended access to Lexis+ to spring graduates via our law school IDs through December 31, 2023.

The ASPIRE program provides 12 months of free access to federal and state cases, codes, regulations, law reviews, Shepard’s® Citation Service and Matthew Bender® treatises to graduates who are engaged in verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work. Graduates who apply to this program must work directly for a non-profit or charitable organization, and be able to provide documentation (e.g. email) from a superior of the same.

Bloomberg Law

Continuing students will have full access to Bloomberg Law over the summer. May 2023 graduating law students will have 6 months post-graduation unlimited and unrestricted access to Bloomberg Law.

If you have access issues to those databases, please contact the Electronic & Digital Services Librarian, Dajiang Nie, at dajiang.nie@ttu.edu.

Law Library Upgraded Its EZproxy Service

The Law Library recently updated the method for accessing databases to comply with new University protocols.

What does it mean to us?

  • The Law Library’s databases that currently require eRaider login will have new URLs, including HeinOnline, CheckPoint IRA, Texas Lawyer, Aspen Learning Library, and West Academic Study Aids, etc. You can find a complete list of affected services below.
  • If you have  previously bookmarked links to any of those databases in your browser, you will need to update those bookmarks with the links in our Electronic Resources List.
  • You will now use your TTU email address and password to access databases instead of eRaider login.

If you have any questions, please contact Dajiang Nie at dajiang.nie@ttu.edu.

Affected Services

  • Aspen Learning Library (formerly WK Online Study Aids)
  • Checkpoint by RIA
  • Fastcase
  • Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law Digital
  • Hein Online Library
  • Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety, and Biodefense
  • Law.com
  • Law Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Legal Reference Services Quarterly
  • Legislative Insight
  • Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises
  • Making of Modern Law: US Supreme Court Records & Briefs 1832-1978
  • ProQuest-Congressional Publications
  • ProView (e-books)
  • Regulatory Insight
  • Texas Lawbook
  • Texas Lawyer
  • Verdict Search
  • West Academic Study Aids

March 2023 Law Faculty Publications & News


  • Prof. Dajiang Nie, Advancing Student Learning Experience: Peer Assessment in Advanced Legal Research Classes, 114 Law Libr. J. 369 (2023).
  • Prof. Brandon Beck, Judge Higginson and the Role of the Solicitor General in United States v. Quiroz, Duke Ctr. for Firearms Law: Second Thoughts Blog (Feb. 22, 2023).
  • Brandon E. Beck, The Federal War on Guns: A Story in Four-and-a-Half Acts, 26 U. Pa. J. Const. L. ___ (forthcoming 2023).


  • Prof. Brie D. Sherwin’s article Chocolate, Coca-Cola, and Fracturing Fluid: A Story of Unfettered Secrecy, Toxicology, and the Resulting Public Health Implications of Natural Gas Development was cited in the following article: Trevor Gruwell, Promoting Industry Transparency in the Field of Hydraulic Fracturing to Facilitate Equitable Balancing of Economic Interests and Public Health, 10 LSU J. Energy L. Resources 119 (2022).
  • Prof. Victoria Sutton’s article The Electoral College—Now, More Than Ever was cited in the following article: Paul Boudreaux, No More January Sixths: A Constitutional Proposal to Take Politics Out of Presidential Election Mechanics, 24 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 1029 (2022).
  • Prof. Wendy Ross’ article The Terrible Toll of Covid-19 on People with Intellectual Disabilities was cited in the following article: Arlene S. Kanter, Remote Work and the Future of Disability Accommodation, 107 Cornell L. Rev. 1927 (2022).
  • Prof. Richard W. Murphy’s article The DIY Executive was cited in the following article: Tristan Radtke, Disclosure Requirements for Influencer Marketing in the U.S. and Germany, 12 NYU J. Intell. Prop. & Ent. L. 141 (2022).
  • Prof. Gerry W. Beyer’s memorandum was cited in the following article: Vincent R. Johnson, The First Woman Dean of a Texas Law School: Barbara Bader Aldave at St. Mary’s University, 54 St. Mary’s L.J. 153 (2022).
  • Prof. Dustin B. Benham’s article Foundational and Contemporary Court Confidentiality was cited in the following article: Gustavo Ribeiro, [Marked Confidential]: Negative Externalities of Discovery Secrecy, 100 Denv. L. Rev. 171 (2022).
  • Prof. Richard W. Murphy’s article Eight Things Americans Can’t Figure Out About Controlling Administrative Power was cited in the following article: Emily S. Bremer, The Undemocratic Roots of Agency Rulemaking, 108 Cornell L. Rev. 69 (2022).
  • Prof. Richard W. Murphy’s article Abandon Chevron and Modernize Stare Decisis for the Administrative State was cited in the following article: Emily S. Bremer, Blame (or Thank) the Administrative Procedure Act for Florida East Coast Railway, 97 Chi. Kent L. Rev. 79 (2022).
  • Prof. Bryan T. Camp’s article The Failure of the Adversarial Process in the Administrative State was cited in the following article: Leslie Book, Collection Due Process at Twenty-Five: A Still Important and Needed Check on IRS Collection Power, 20 Pitt. Tax Rev. 145 (2022).


  • Prof. Gerry W. Beyer’s interview with the co-hosts of Digital Planning Podcast was reproduced in the March/April 2023 issue of Probate & Property, an official publication of the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Section.
  • The Uniform Electronic Estate Planning Documents Act: An Interview with Suzanne Brown Walsh and Professor Gerry W. Beyer, PROB. & PROP., Mar./Apr. 2023, at 56.
  • What is the Goal of Legal Writing?, 21st Annual Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, Las Vegas, Nevada, Feb. 25, 2023 (25 min.)
  • Prof. Amy Hardberger was accepted into a summer fellowship program at the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC), which is a research institute dedicated to achieving positive environmental and water outcomes through markets.

2023 March New Books

In March 2023, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.


1.  William D. Araiza, Rebuilding Expertise:  Creating Effective and Trustworthy Regulation in an Age of Doubt (2022).


2. Karen S. Lovitch, Samantha P. Kingsbury, and Rachel E. Yount, What is…the anti-kickback statute? (2022).


3. Kimberly A. Houser, Legal Guide to Social Media:  Rights and Risks for Businesses and Entrepreneurs (2013).

4. ABA Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, International Mergers and Acquisitions Due Diligence (2022).


5. Brooke Coleman, Suzette Malveaux, Portia Pedro, and Elizabeth Porter, eds., A Guide to Civil Procedure:  Integrating Critical Legal Perspectives (2022).


6. April F. Condon and Rodney J. Dillman, The Lease Manual:  A Practical Guide to Negotiating Office, Retail, and Industrial Leases (2022).


7. H. Jefferson Powell, The Practice of American Constitutional Law (2022).


8. Aaron Perzanowski, The Right to Repair:  Reclaiming the Things We Own (2022).

9. Cecil C. Kuhne III, Lemon Law:  Cars in the Courtroom (2022).


10. M.H. Hoeflich and Stephen Sheppard, Lucy and the Judge:  Wood v. Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon (2022).

11. Dahlia Lithwick, Lady Justice:  Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America (2022).


12. Ralph Engelman and Carey Shenkman, A Century of Repression:  The Espionage Act and Freedom of the Press (2022).

13. P.H.P.H.M.C. van Kempen and M.J.M. Krabbe, eds., Mental Health and Criminal Justice:  International and Domestic Perspectives on Defendants and Detainees with Mental Illness (2021).

14. Tim Bakken, The Plea of Innocence:  Restoring Truth to the American Justice System (2022).

15. Deanna M. Adams, Advancing Equity at the Intersection of Race, Mental Illness, and Criminal Justice Involvement (2023).

16. Alexandra Natapoff, Snitching:  Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice (2022).

17. Andrew R. Klein and Jessica L. Klein, Death Before Sentencing:  Ending Rampant Suicide, Overdoses, Brutality, and Malpractice in America’s Jails (2022).

18. Michael L. Perlin and Kelly Frailing, eds., Justice Outsourced:  The Therapeutic Jurisprudence Implications of Judicial Decision-Making by Nonjudicial Officers (2022).


19. Mustafa Oguz Tuna, Alternative Dispute Resolution in Energy Industries (2022).


20. Forrest S. Mosten, Elizabeth Potter Scully, and Lara Traum, Effectively Representing Clients in Family Mediation (2023).


21. Jim Walsh and Sarah Orman, The Educator’s Guide to Texas School Law (2022).

22. Sherry Boschert, 37 words:  Title IX and Fifty Years of Fighting Sex Discrimination (2022).


23. Moon Duchin and Olivia Walch, eds., Political Geometry:  Rethinking Redistricting in the US with Math, Law, and Everything in Between (2022).


24. Catherine Banet, et. al., eds., Resilience in Energy, Infrastructure, and Natural Resources Law:  Examining Legal Pathways for Sustainability in Times of Disruption (2022).


25. Thomas W. Mitchell and Erica Levine Powers, eds., Heirs’ Property and the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act:  Challenges, Solutions, and Historic Reform (2022).


26. Ed Yellin and Jean Fagan Yellin, In Contempt:  Defending Free Speech, Defeating HUAC (2022).

27. Sonja Grover, The Democratic Rule of Law on Trial:  First Amendment Cases of the Trump Era (2022).

28. Len Niehoff and E. Thomas Sullivan, Free Speech:  From Core Values to Current Debates (2022).


29. Stuti S. Kokkalera, In Defense of Juveniles Sentenced to Life:  Legal Representation and Juvenile Criminal Justice (2022).


30. Andrzej Malec, Introduction to the Semantics of Law (2022).

31. Jan Cigliano Hartman, compiler & ed., The Lawyer Says:  Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom (2021).


32. William Powers Jr., ed. John Deigh, Sharpening the Legal Mind:  How to Think Like a Lawyer (2023).

33. Victoria Heyworth-Dunne, ed., Banned Books (2022).


34. Jason Mendelson and Alex Paul, How to be a Lawyer:  The Path from Law School to Success (2022).


35. Cindy L. Otis, True or False:  A CIA Analyst’s Guide to Spotting Fake News (2020).

36. Joel Fishman, United States Post Office:  A Legal Research Guide (2022).

37. Didi Herman and Connal Parsley, eds., Interdisciplinarities:  Research Process, Method, and the Body of Law (2022).


38. Mary Ziegler, Reproduction and the Constitution in the United States (2022).

39. Barbara A. Reich, Intimations of Mortality:  Medical Decision-Making at the End of Life (2022).

40. Marilyn E. Phelan, Kimberly P. Mayfield and Ryan P. Phelan, Hospital and Physician Law (2022).

41. Dayna Bowen Matthew, Just Health:  Treating Structural Racism to Heal America (2022).


42. Jessica Bednarz, Catherine Sanders Reach and Juda Strawczynski, eds., Design Your Law Practice:  Using Design Thinking to Get Next Level Results (2023).

43. Suzana Sawyer, The Small Matter of Suing Chevron (2022).

44. Jona Goldschmidt, Self-Representation:  Law, Ethics, and Policy (2022).

45. Nicole Hallett, Becoming a Public Interest Lawyer (2022).

46. William S. Duffey, Jr., The Significant Lawyer:  The Pursuit of Purpose and Professionalism (2022).


47. Jennifer G. Rodgers and Evan A. Davis, eds., Ethical Standards in the Public Sector:  A Guide for Government Lawyers, Clients, and Public Officials (2022).


48. Eloisa C. Rodriguez-Dod and Elena Maria Marty-Nelson, eds., Feminist Judgments:  Rewritten Property Opinions (2022).

49. Lawrence Uchill, Anatomy of Mortgage Loan Documents:  Understanding and Negotiating Key Commercial Real Estate Loan Documents (2022).


50. John Witte, Jr., Joel A. Nichols and Richard W. Garnett, Religion and the American Constitutional Experiment (2022).


51. Damian M. Bielicki, ed., Regulating Artificial Intelligence in Industry (2022).

52. Maurice E. Stucke, Breaking Away:  How to Regain Control Over Our Data, Privacy, and Autonomy (2022).

53. Amy Gajda, Seek and Hide:  The Tangled History of the Right to Privacy (2022).

54. Mark Findlay, et.al., eds., Regulatory Insights on Artificial Intelligence:  Research for Policy (2022).

55. Charles Kerrigan, ed., Artificial Intelligence:  Law and Regulation (2022).

56. Rosario Girasa and Gino J. Scalabrini, Regulation of Innovative Technologies:  Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing (2022).

57. Scott J. Shackelford, Frederick Douzet, and Christopher Ankersen, eds., Cyber Peace:  Charting a Path Toward a Sustainable, Stable, and Secure Cyberspace (2022).

58. Daniel J. Solove and Woodrow Hartzog, Breached!:  Why Data Security Law Fails and How to Improve It (2022).


59. Daniel Kiel, The Transition:  Interpreting Justice from Thurgood Marshall to Clarence Thomas (2023).


60. Sarah Lora, Robert G. Nassau, and Sam Rock, Tax Issues for Immigrants:  A Practical Guide to Understanding Tax Law for Immigrant Taxpayers (2022).


61. Michael Shahnasarian, The Valuation of Monetary Damages in Injury Cases:  A Damages Expert’s Perspective (2022).


62. Leo Heller, The Human Rights to Water and Sanitation (2022).

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.