Have you ever needed to see how a statute read on a particular date in time? You also probably know how difficult it can be to locate this information! While the Law Library and fee databases have this information sometimes its useful to be able to go to the internet and check a free source, like Texas Statutes by Date.
The Texas Constitution and Statutes site now has a feature, Statutes by Date, that allows users to see how a statute looks on a particular date; anytime from today back through 2004.
To do this go to their webpage, enter the date you’re interested in viewing in the calendar, select the code you need (code, article/chapter, and article/section) and click the “reset” button.
This is a great free resource that can be used by anyone to find those sometimes difficult to locate older statutes!
Federal Register Sources
The Library of Congress (LC) reports that its Federal Register online collection provides access to 14,586 issues of the Federal Register, covering the years 1936-1993. The LC is not the only site to host free access to the Federal Register. FDSys (or the GPO’s Federal DFigital System) picks up the coverage of the Federal Register starting with 1994 to current. The Office of the Federal Register (OFR) is another excellent source for current or more recent issues visit their federalregister.gov site.
The Law Library has multiple sources and formats for accessing the Federal Register including:
Law Library Holdings of the Federal Register
Summer is here and so are long hot lazy days… unless you are enrolled in summer school!
If you are here for the summer taking classes, studying for the bar exam, or working locally then you need to know some of the services that are available to you from the Law Library.
If you are here you can still check out a study carrel. Please contact David Kelly at the Circulation desk, 806-742-3957, and he can help you get a carrel for the summer.
The Law Library is open during the summer (with reduced hours) and we still provide the same services we had during the regular semester; friendly staff, medicine, study aids, etc. When you need a break from studying please come by and chat for a little bit. Click here to see when we are open.
You also have access to various databases over the summer even if you are working! Alyson Drake has written a post outlining what database services are available.
We hope that you have a great summer no matter what you are doing! If you are here in Lubbock, remember, we are here for you and want to be of service!
As you are studying for finals and your stomach starts to rumble remember, the Law Library will be setting out peanut butter and jelly fixin’s for you to make FREE sandwiches!
The peanut butter & jelly bar will be set up and available during the following days from 11a.m.-1:15p.m. (or until supplies run out):
Wednesday, May 11th
Thursday, May 12th
Tuesday, May 17th
Wednesday, May 18th
Good luck on your finals and have a wonderful summer!!!!
The spring semester is almost over; there are only a couple of weeks left of school and then finals! This is always a busy and stressful time, however the Law Library is here to help you finish the semester on a positive note. Here are some items the library has available to you to help you through the end of the semester.
The Law Library has study guides to check out! We have all different types of study aides that can be checked out or used online (WestAcademic Study Aids). There are books, cds, and flash cards available for you to use.
The Law Library also has a supply of items to help you cope better during your studies. The library has ear plugs, aspirin, ibuprofen, antacids, and bandaids. The library also has other items to help you like phone chargers located throughout the library, disposable earbuds, laptop chargers, and various projector chargers.
One of our most helpful resources is our study rooms. We have 5 rooms available and they can be reserved online here. If you have problems reserving your study room, contact the Circulation Desk (806-742-3957) and staff can help you reserve your space.
Don’t forget to reserve a laptop if you need one for a final exam. If your final has the option for laptops you will receive an email notifying you with instructions on how to reserve a laptop. Please, don’t forget the laptops are first come-first reserved, so make sure you reserve your laptop early!
Our last resource is our best, and that is our staff!! If you have any questions or need help, please come by and talk to one of our circulation desk staff members and they will be glad to help you get the information you need.
Good luck on your finals and enjoy the summer break!!!