Faces of the Library: Sidney Wiltshire

Staff Spotlight sidney

Meet Sidney. She is one of the busiest 3L’s at Texas Tech School of Law Library. She is on the BLSA Board, she is the Chair of Outreach and Recruitment at TTU Law, she is a graduate assistant for the Gender and Equity Council at Texas Tech University, and she is also in the Criminal Defense Clinic. Although she is from Michigan, Sidney got to Texas as fast as she could. Read her profile here:

What tasks do you do for the TTU Law Library?

Part of my job as a student assistant requires me toassist students and patrons at the circulation desk.

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

My favorite things about working at the TTU Law Library is being able to interact with students and staff that I typically wouldn’t interact with.

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

One thing you all should know is that the law library is responsible for so much more than your typical library. If you have a question, ask the library staff and chances are, they’ll be able to help you or point you in the right direction!

What is your favorite place in Lubbock?

My favorite restaurant in Lubbock is Italian Garden.

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

In my spare time I enjoy participating in almost any fitness related activity and listening to music.

Faces of the Library: Allyson Pettus

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Meet Allyson the Wise. She is full of great advice and makes really good mochi! Please read her profile to learn more about what she does at the library:

What tasks do you do for the TTU Law Library?

Front desk, give 1Ls advice and moral support, keep the library organized and in tip-top shape.

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

I love the people, the staff and faculty, flexible work hours.

What is one thing about the law library that

current and prospective students should know?

Ask us stuff!! We know stuff. Call us! You can also reserve rooms and use online study guides at the library website.

What is your favorite place in Lubbock?

Cycle bar.

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

Watch Netflix and spend time with friends and family.

 

October 2019 New Resources

2019 October new books

In October 2019, 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

State Constitutions Illustrated (HeinOnline) – A new HeinOnline collection containing a vast collection of state constitutions and related documents for all 50 states.  Includes many versions of each state’s constitution, including a wide-variety of pre-statehood primary material. In total, there are nearly 9,000 current and historical constitutions for all 50 states.

New Books

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

  1. Lisa Miller, The Art of Advocacy in Administrative Law and Practice (2019).

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 27th Annual Prairie Dog Lawyers Advanced Criminal Law Seminar (2007).
  2. Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 20th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course (2007).

INSURANCE LAW

  1. Tom Baker, Restatement of the law, liability insurance, as adopted and promulgated by the American Law Institute at Washington D.C., May 22, 2018 (2019).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Andrew J. McClurg and Nancy Levit, Law Jobs: The Complete Guide (2019).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

  1. Eric P. Voigt, Legal Research Demystified: A Step-by-Step Approach (2019).
  2. Ron Sturgeon, Green Weenies and Due Diligence: Insider Business Jargon–Raw, Serious and Sometimes Funny; Business and Deal Terms from an Entrepreneur’s Diary that you won’t get from School or a Dictionary (2005).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

  1. Cecil C. Kuhne III, A Litigator’s Guide to Building Your Best Argument (2019).

PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY

  1. Emma Jones, Emotions in the Law School: Transforming Legal Education through the Passions (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.

October 2019 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout the month of October, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is a compilation of those daily alerts for October 1st to October 31st, 2019.

Books & Treatises

1. Brian D. Shannon & Daniel H. Benson, Texas Criminal Procedure & the Offender with Mental Illness: An Analysis & Guide (6th ed. 2019).

Articles

1. Gerry W. Beyer, Estate Planning Highlights of the 2019 Texas Legislature, Est. Plan. Dev. for Tex. Prof., (Sept. 2019), at 1.

2. Gerry W. Beyer, ed., Keeping Current—Probate, Prob. & Prop., (Sept./Oct. 2019), at 32.

3. Bryan Camp, Locating ‘Tax Abode’ for US Workers Abroad, 2019 Law360 295-45 (Oct. 22, 2019).

4. Gerry W. Beyer, Electronic Wills – What Estate Planners Need to Know, Est. Plan. Studies, (Oct. 2019), at 1.

5. Gerry W. Beyer, Estate Planning Highlights of the 2019 Texas Legislature, Lubbock L. Notes at 25 (Oct. 2019).

Op-Ed

1. Arnold Loewy and Charles Moster, It’s debatable: Is the impeachment inquiry of President Trump legitimate?, Lubbock Avalanche-J (Oct. 26, 2019, 11:02 pm), https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20191026/its-debatable-is-impeachment-inquiry-of-president-trump-legitimate.

Quotes

1. Prof. Metze’s is quoted in the following article: Chase Seabolt, 2 years later: Daniels still awaiting trial, Daily Toreador (Oct. 9, 2019), available at: http://www.dailytoreador.com/news/years-later-daniels-still-awaiting-trial/article_d973efb4-eb14-11e9-a9be-1f8a4b0b70f2.html 

2. Prof. Chiappinelli is quoted in the following article: Jeff Montgomery, Delaware Mourns the Chancellor Who ‘Saved Corporate Law’, Law 360 (Oct. 16, 2019 at 9:52 P.M.), available at: https://www.law360.com/articles/1209272.

3. Prof. Beyer is quoted in the following article: Yang Xue, Digital heritage rights protection faces difficulties, Chinese Social Sciences Today (Oct. 28, 2019), available at: http://gn.cssn.cn/hqxx/bwych/201910/t20191028_5021729.shtml.

4. Prof. Beyer is quoted in the following article: Jane Bryant Quinn, The Pros and Cons of Living Trusts, AARP (Oct. 22, 2019), available at: https://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-2019/living-trust-uses.html.

5. Prof. Beyer is quoted in the following article: Emily Belz, Digital life after death, World Magazine, (Oct. 23, 2019), available at: https://world.wng.org/2019/10/digital_life_after_death.

Citations

1. Prof. Tracy Pearl’s article Hands on the Wheel: A Call for Greater Regulation of Semi-Autonomous Cars is cited in the following article: Jordan Blair Woods, Autonomous Vehicles and Police De-Escalation, 114 Nw. U. L. Rev. Online 74 (Sept. 9, 2019).

2. Prof. Beyer’s work in Digital Wills: Has the Time Come for Wills to Join the Digital Revolution? is cited in the following article: David Horton, Wills Without Signatures, 99 B.U.L. Rev. 1623 (Sept. 2019).

3. Prof. Benham’s article Dirty Secrets: The First Amendment in Protective-Order Litigation is cited in the following article: Doug Rendleman, The Defamation Injunction Meets the Prior Restraint Doctrine, 56 San Diego L. Rev. 615 (2019).

4. Prof. Shannon’s article Competency, Ethics, and Morality is cited in the following article: Alexandra Douglas, Caging the Incompetent: Why Jail-Based Competency Restoration Programs Violate the Americans with Disabilities Act under Olmstead v. L.C., 32 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 525 (2019).

5. Prof. Loewy’s article United States v. Jones: Return to Trespass—Good News or Bad is cited in the following article: Tanner M. Russo, Garbage Pulls Under the Physical Trespass Test, 105 Va. L. Rev. 1217 (Oct. 2019).

9. Prof. Tracy Pearl’s speech at the Texas Tech Law Review Annual Criminal Law Symposium is cited in the following article: David Crump, Why Do We Admit Criminal Confessions into Evidence?, 43 Seattle U. L. Rev. 71 (2019).

10. Prof. Alex Pearl’s article The Tragedy of the Vital Commons is cited in the following article: The Public Trust Doctrine, Outer Space, and the Global Commons: Time to Call Home ET, 69 Syracuse L. Rev. 191 (2019).

11. Prof. Christopher’s article The Bridging Model: Exploring the Roles of Trust and Enforcement in Banking, Bitcoin, and the Blockchain is cited in the following article: Andrew W. Balthazor, The Challenges of Cryptocurrency Asset Recovery, 13 FIU L. Rev. 1207 (2019).

12. Prof. Casto’s article The Origins of federal Admiralty Jurisdiction in an Age of Privateers, Smugglers, and Pirates is cited in the following article: Dylan Woods, Admiralty Law—Another Way In, Second Circuit Grans Admiralty Jurisdiction to Forward Freight Agreements—D’Amico Dry, LTD. V. Primera Mar. (Hellas), LTD., 886 F.3d 216 (2d Cir. 2018), 42 Suffolk Transnat’l L. Rev. 269 (2019).

13. Prof. Loewy’s article The Use, Nonuse, and Misuse of Law Value Speech is cited in the following article: Dan T. Coenen, Quiet-Revolution Rulings in Constitutional Law, 99 B.U.L. Rev. 2061 (2019).

14. Prof. Murphy’s work in 4 Administrative Law and Practice § 11:13 is cited in the following article: Andrea Nishi, Privatizing Sentencing: A Delegation Framework for Recidivism Risk Assessment, 119 Colum. L. Rev. 1671 (2019).

News

1.  Associate Dean Wendy-Adele Humphrey was appointed to a three-year term on the AALS Sections Committee and also appointed to a third term on the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) Scholarship Grants Committee. In addition, she continues to serve on the Executive Committee of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors and is a Co-Chair of the Legal Writing Institute’s 2020 Biennial Conference.

2. Professor Shannon has been asked by the Supreme Court of Texas to serve in a workgroup related to Senate Bill 362, a bill related to mental health.

3. Professor Shannon has been appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to be part of the Legislative Research Committee for the Judicial Commission on Mental Health.

4. Professor Black was invited to speak on the topic: Cyberlaw Year in Review: The Human Element Becomes Critical.  

5. On October 11, 2039, Professor Beyer presented two papers which he was invited to give at the 39th Annual Tax & Estate Planning Forum held in San Diego, California. His first paper is entitled Technology’s Impact on the Changing Future of the Trusts and Estates Practice, and his second article is entitled Preparing a Will [Trust and Other Estate Planning Documents] for a Client with Communication Challenges.

6. Professor Baker was highlighted in the latest edition of the AALL Spectrum Magazine on page 31 discussing how to prepare information professionals to incorporate data analytics into their research, available at: https://www.aallnet.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/AALL-Spectrum-NovDec-2019_FINAL-WEB-10.21.19-1.pdf.

7. On October 28, 2019 Professor Beyer was in Austin, Texas at the Texas Law Center to record Texas Distinctive lecture for Intestacy, Wills, Trusts, and Estate Administration for the Texas Law Component of the Texas Bar Exam now that Texas has adopted the Uniform Bar Exam. All Texas bar exam candidates will view this lecture to learn how the Texas law of intestacy, wills, trusts, and estate administration differs from the generic law in these areas as tested on the UBE.

8. Professor Baker’s research on artificial intelligence and technology competency were recommended in the article, “Let’s Teach Our Students Legal Technology… But What Should We Include?” in the AALL Spectrum Magazine.

9. Professor Baker was invited to be a member of AALL’s State of the Profession Advisory Committee in 2018. After working with a group for over a year on the inaugural State of the Profession Survey, Professor Baker organized and co-presented on the findings of the Survey on Thursday, October 31, 2019, in the a national webinar called “Inside the AALL State of the Profession.”

 

Faces of the Library: Jakob Reynolds

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Meet Jakob. We are very thankful for this talented 2L. Jakob is a fiddle player, a gardener, and a research rockstar! Enjoy reading his profile here:

What tasks do you do for the TTU Law Library?

I work as a research assistant. I research legal and historical issues for faculty members. I also help out at the front desk and assist Professor Drake with ELR.

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

I love the staff and faculty. They are great mentors with wonderful personalities. I love helping and feeling like I contribute to the law school.

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

The library isn’t just books, it’s a valuable resource of knowledge, information, and services.

What is your favorite restaurant in Lubbock?

Bangkok Thai!!!

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

I play the fiddle, love folk music and enjoy gardening. I play board games when I am not working out with my section buddies.

 

Faces of the Library: Sal Becerra

Staff Spotlight sal

Meet Sal. No project is too tough for him. Sal knows everything about maintenance and can make a really good brisket. Please enjoy his profile here:

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

Project management and maintenance of the building, along with general administrative duties.

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

The breakroom.

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

The library is designated a “quiet” area except on the 1st floor commons.

What is your favorite restaurant in Lubbock?

Guadalajaras.

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

Barbecuing, grilling, and landscaping.

 

Faces of the Library: David Kelly

Staff Spotlight David

David is a tough guy with a big heart. He opens the library every morning and has the coffee ready for the staff. Read his profile here:

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

I manage most of the operations staff.

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

My favorite thing about working for the law library is the students and the people I work with.

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

If you have a questions, please stop by and ask us.  If we don’t know the answer we can find it for you or find someone that has the answer.

What is your favorite restaurant in Lubbock?

Right now I am a big fan of the Farmhouse.  I love breakfast!

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

Hobbies include gardening, camping and hiking, kayaking etc.