Faces of the Library: Faith Garrett

Meet Faith Garrett. She is the newest member of the Law Library staff. You will find Faith helping at the Circulation desk or helping to answer reference questions. Read her profile here:

What are some of the tasks you do for the TTU Law

Library?

Circulation, Checking in & withdrawing books, and Reference Assistance

What is your favorite things about working at the TTU Law Library?

Working with all the people, the environment, and learning how libraries work!

What is one thing about the law library that current and prospective students should know?

We want to interact with students and patrons as they come into the library, so feel free to talk with us!

What is your favorite restaurant in Lubbock?

Firehouse Subs and Raising Cain’s

What hobbies or activities do you like to do outside the law library?

Reading, painting, and decorating

August 2020 New Resources

2020 Aug new books

In August 2020, 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

COVID-19 in American:  Response, Issues, and Law  – A new HeinOnline database that compiles federal government reports and publications on the various ways COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of life, this database is organized into the following areas of impact: Economics, Global, Health, and Society.

Executive Privilege – A new HeinOnline database that provides primary and secondary source material such as government documents from the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, as well as law review articles and books, this database explores executive privilege from the country’s founding to the present day.

 

New Books

CONTRACTS

  1. Edward Yorio and Steve Thel, Contract Enforcement: Specific Performance and Injunctions (2011).

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Ken Wallentine, Street Legal: A Guide to Pre-Trial Criminal Procedure for Police, Prosecutors, and Defenders (2020).

ESTATES AND TRUSTS

  1. Louis A. Mezzullo, An Estate Planner’s Guide to Family Business Entities: Family Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, and More (2020).

HOUSING LAW

  1. Rebecca A. Taylor, Foreclosure Defense: A Practical Litigation Guide (2020).

JUDGES

  1. Richard E. Flamm, Recusal and Disqualification of Judges: For Cause Motions, Peremptory Challenges and Appeals (2018).

LAND USE

  1. Robin Paul Malloy, Disability Law for Property, Land Use, and Zoning Lawyers (2020).

LEGAL HISTORY

  1. Douglas W. Lind and Stacia Stein, The Leaven of Sympathy: A Bio-Bibliography of Frederick C. Hicks (2020).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

  1. Stacy Ann Wittmann and Julianne T. Stam, Redesign Your Library Website (2016).
  2. Judy K. Davis and Carole A. Levitt, Internet Legal Research on a Budget: Free and Low-Cost Resources for Lawyers (2020).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

  1. Rena Cook and Laurie Koller, Her Voice in Law: Vocal Power and Situational Command for the Female Attorney (2020).
  2. Barry Zalma, Getting the Whole Truth: Interviewing Techniques for the Lawyer (2020).
  3. John Taladay and Erik Koons, ed. co-chairs, Obtaining Discovery Abroad (2020).

TORTS

  1. Elizabeth Chamblee Burch, Mass Tort Deals: Backroom Bargaining in Multidistrict Litigation (2019).

TRADE SECRETS

  1. Joanna H. Kim-Brunetti, et. al., Guide to Protecting and Litigating Trade Secrets (2020).

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.

July 2020 New Books

2020 July new books

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

BANKING AND FINANCE

  1. Naomi R. Lamoreaux and William J. Novak, eds., Corporations and American Democracy (2017).
  2. Morgan Ricks, The Money Problem: Rethinking Financial Regulation (2016).
  3. Ester Herlin-Karnell and Nicholas Ryder, Market Manipulation and Insider Trading: Regulatory Challenges in the United States of America, the European Union and the United Kingdom (2019).

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, GENERALLY

  1. Mary E. Adkins, Making Modern Florida: How the Spirit of Reform Shaped a New State Constitution (2016).
  2. Richard Albert, Menaka Guruswamy and Nishchal Basnyat, eds., Founding Moments in Constitutionalism (2019).

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Mark J. Phillips and Aryn Z. Phillips, Trials of the Century: A Decade-by-Decade Look at Ten of America’s Most Sensational Crimes (2016).
  2. Andrew Porwancher, The Devil Himself: A Tale of Honor, Insanity, and the Birth of Modern America (2017).
  3. Francine Banner, Crowdsourcing the Law: Trying Sexual Assault on Social Media (2019).

ELECTIONS AND VOTING

  1. Richard L. Hasen, Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections (2016).

IMMIGRATION LAW

  1. James C. Hathaway, ed., The Michigan Guidelines on the International Protection of Refugees (2019).
  2. Dree K. Collopy, AILA’s Asylum Primer: A Practical Guide to U.S. Asylum Law and Procedure (2019).

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

  1. Catherine L. Fisk, Writing for Hire: Unions, Hollywood, and Madison Avenue (2016).
  2. Christopher Heath and Anselm Kamperman Sanders, eds., Intellectual Property and International Dispute Resolution (2019).

JUDGES

  1. Owen Fiss, Pillars of Justice: Lawyers and the Liberal Tradition (2017).

LAW AND SOCIETY

  1. Victoria Nourse, Misreading Law, Misreading Democracy (2016).

LEGAL EDUCATION

  1. Xan Arch and Isaac Gilman, Academic Library Services for First-Generation Students (2020).

LEGAL HISTORY

  1. Paul M. Pruitt, Jr., David I. Durham and Michael H. Hoeflich, Law and Miscellaneous Works: The Lives and Careers of Joel White and Amand Pfister, Booksellers and Publishers (2019).
  2. Charles E. Wright, Law at Little Big Horn: Due Process Denied (2016).
  3. Kurt X. Metzmeier, Writing the Legal Record: Law Reporters in Nineteenth-Century Kentucky (2017).
  4. Andrew Porwancher, John Henry Wigmore and the Rules of Evidence: The Hidden Origins of Modern Law (2016).
  5. Maria Isabel Medina, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law: A History (2016).
  6. Philip R Wood, The Fall of the Priests and the Rise of the Lawyers (2016).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Julie Todaro, Emergency Preparedness for Libraries (2020).

MILITARY, WAR, AND PEACE

  1. Karen Engle, The Grip of Sexual Violence in Conflict: Feminist Interventions in International Law (2020).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

  1. Cecil C. Kuhne, A Litigator’s Guide to Convincing the Judge (2019).

RACE AND ETHNICITY

  1. James W. Endersby and William T. Horner, Lloyd Gaines and the Fight to End Segregation (2016).

SENTENCING AND PUNISHMENT

  1. Justice Stephen Breyer, John Bessler, ed., Against the Death Penalty (2016).
  2. Keramet Reiter, 23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement (2016).

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.

 

June 2020 New Resources

2020 June new books

In June 2020, 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

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AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE (AEI) – Our newest HeinOnline resource is the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). The AEI was founded in 1938 for the purpose of “bringing about a greater public knowledge and understanding of the social and economic advantages accruing to the American people through the maintenance of the system of free, competitive enterprise.” A public policy think tank based in Washington, D.C., AEI scholars conduct original research that advocates for free enterprise and focuses on the world economy, U.S. foreign policy and international security, and domestic political and social issues. The American Enterprise Institute database brings AEI’s collection of scholarship to HeinOnline, providing access to works published by the Institute in HeinOnline’s fully-searchable image-based format. Unique to this collection is the ability to search by Policy Area.

New Books

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Melba Pearson, ed., Can They Do That? (2020).

IMMIGRATION LAW

  1. Michael A. Olivas, Perchance to DREAM: A Legal and Political History of the DREAM Act and DACA (2020).

MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE

  1. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Guidance on Preparing for Workplaces for COVID-19 (2020).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

  1. Eduardo Salas, Ramon Rico and Jonathan Passmore, eds., The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Team Working and Collaborative Processes (2020).

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.

Offering Support to the Black Lives Matter Movement

protest booklist
Illustration by Jane Mount

These are times of tremendous change and stress for Americans. We are experiencing a pandemic that has crippled our economy as well as being in the midst of social unrest.

The Texas Tech University School of Law Library echos recent statements from the American Library Association:

Diversity is one of ALA’s key commitments and guiding principles. For this reason, the Executive Board calls on library and information services leaders, staff, and advocates of all races and backgrounds to abolish racism against Black people and against all People of Color and to see to it that it has no place in our institutions, our policies, our practices, or our behaviors.

There are many places to contribute, provide help to protesters, and support the Black Lives Matter movement. Here are a few blogs that point to some places where you can help both locally and nationally.

One way to help support is by donating to bail funds. Here are some sites that suggest organizations that accept donations:

ACLU Texas – Protests and Police: Community Resources in Texas

List of Bail Funds for Protestors across the Country

Bail Relief Resources for Protestors

Here are some blogs with additional suggestions on how to support protesters and to help protesters to know and understand their rights.

How to Support the Struggle Against Police Brutality

How to Find a Pro Bono Lawyer If You’re Arrested During a Protest

Here’s Where You Can Donate to Help Protests Against Police Brutality

ACLU – Know Your Rights – Protester’s Rights 

Legal Observer Program on the national NLG’s website (a legal observer is someone who is observing and noting what is happening to document violence they see and if possible prevent violence by their presence)

Law for Black Lives (provides opportunities for legal professionals to volunteer their services)

How to Reduce Police Violence with 6 Proven Methods

Even if you are unable to donate time or money, you can still be an advocate by learning more about the Black Lives Matter movement, racism, and about the African-American experience. These lists provide a variety of ways to explore, learn, and educate yourself.

These sites offer a variety of books and multimedia to help you understand what is happening and why.

An Essential Anti-Racist Reading List

Black Lives Matter: Recommended Reading

Black Lives Matter A Book List  

Listopia: Black Lives Matter Book Lists

Racial Justice Resources

A Timeline of Events that Led to the 2020 “Fed Up”-rising

Trevor Noah video about the protests

Hasan Minhaj, host of The Patriot Act, put out this video about George Floyd

Some of the books in these lists may be available through our Law Library, the main university library, or through our InterLibrary Loan services.

If you would like assistance finding any of these titles, please contact the circulation desk at either 806-742-3957 or circulation.law@ttu.edu.