Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Law Report: Insights

This is the second in a four part series spotlighting Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Law Report.

On the the home page, you can click on the Insights tab. You can explore various practitioner’s insights on hot topics within corporate law.

Below is a view of the home page. The green box indicates where the insights tab can be located.

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After clicking on the Insights tab, the website will direct you to a page with all of the posted insights. You can then filter those posts by topics including corporate counsel, legislation, and more. The topic filter is highlighted in green.

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Below is a view of the topic list.

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Access to the Corporate Law Report database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

 

April 2019 New Books

2019 April New Books

In April 2019, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

ENERGY AND UTILITIES LAW

  1. Jordi Jaria i Manzano, Nathalie Chalifour, and Louis J. Kotze, eds., Energy, Governance and Sustainability (2017).

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

  1. William deBuys, A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest (2011).

JUDGES

  1. G. Alan Tarr, Without Fear or Favor: Judicial Independence and Judicial Accountability in the States (2012).

LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING

  1. Scott Berinato, Good Charts: The HBR Guide to Making Smarter, More Persuasive Data Visualizations (2016).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Heidi K. Brown, Untangling Fear in Lawyering: A Four-Step Journey Toward Powerful Advocacy (2019).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

  1. Richard A. Leiter, ed., National Survey of State Laws (2019).
  2. Glen E. Holt and Leslie Edmonds Holt, Crash Course in Library Budgeting and Finance (2016).
  3. Ashley Krenelka Chase, ed., Millennial Leadership in Libraries (2018).
  4. Steven W. Sowards and Juneal Chenoweth, eds., The Reference Librarian’s Bible: Print and Digital Reference Resources Every Library Should Own (2018).

MOTOR VEHICLES

  1. Samuel I. Schwartz with Karen Kelly, No One at the Wheel: Driverless Cars and the Road of the Future (2018).

PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

  1. Mark Osiel, The Right to do Wrong: Morality and the Limits of Law (2019).

SOCIAL MEDIA LAW

  1. Ursula Furi-Perry, Social Media Law: A Handbook of Cases & Use (2019).

WATER LAW

  1. Idaho State Bar Water Law Section and Randy Stapilus, eds., Through the Waters: An Oral History of the Snake River Basin Adjudication (2014).

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.

April 2019 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout the month of April, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is a compilation of those daily alerts for April 1st to April 30th, 2019.

Books & Treatises

1. GERRY W.BEYER, 13-15 WEST’S TEXAS FORMS – REAL PROPERTY (2019 Supps.).

Articles

1. Brie Sherwin, After the Storm: The Importance of Acknowledging Environmental Justice in Sustainable Development and Disaster Preparedness, 29-2 DUKE ENV. L. & POL’Y F. 273 (2019).

Op-Ed

1. Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s debatable: How should Supreme Court rule on large cross in public traffic circle?, LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-J. (April 14, 2019 at 1:01 a.m.), https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20190414/its-debatable-how-should-supreme-court-rule-on-large-cross-in-public-traffic-circle.

Quotes

1. Prof. Camp is quoted in the following article: Vidya Kauri, Row Over Trump’s Tax Returns May Hinge On Dems’ Intent, 2019 LAW360 115-174 (2019).

Citations

1. Prof. Beyer’s work on WEST’S TEXAS FORMS, REAL PROPERTY § 16.17 is cited in the following article: Luke Meier, Drafting A Texas Oil and Gas Lease to Ensure Enforceability of A Consent-to-Assign Clause: How to Make an Oil and Gas “Lease” A Lease, 51 TEX. TECH L. REV. 169 (2019).

2. Prof. Shannon’s article The Time is Right to Revise the Texas Insanity Defense: An Essay is cited in the following article: Federica Coppola, Motus Animi in Mente Insana: An Emotion-Oriented Paradigm of Legal Insanity Informed by the Neuroscience of Moral Judgments and Decision-Making, 109 J. CRIM. L. & CRIMINOLOGY 1 (2019).

3. Prof. Gonzalez’s article The New Batson: Opening the Door of the Jury Deliberation Room After Peña-Rodriguez v. Colorado is cited in the following article: Kyle B. Grigel, Credibility Interrogatories in Criminal Trials, 71 STAN. L. REV. 461 (2019).

4. Prof. Murphy’s article Enhancing the Role of Public Interest Organizations in Rulemaking Via Pre-Notice Transparency is cited in the following article: Daniel E. Walters, Capturing the Regulatory Agenda: An Empirical Study of Agency Responsiveness to Rulemaking Petitions, 43 HARV. ENVTL. L. REV. 175 (2019).

5. Prof. Humphrey’s article ‘‘But I’m Brain-Dead and Pregnant”: Advance Directive Pregnancy Exclusions and End-of-Life Wishes is cited in the following article: Elizabeth Villarreal, Pregnancy and Living Wills: A Behavioral Economic Analysis, 128 YALE L.J. FORUM 1052 (2019).

6. Prof. Baker’s article Beyond the Information Age: The Duty of Technology Competence in the Algorithmic Society is cited in the following article: Stuart Teicher, Tech Tock, Tech Tock: The Countdown to Your Ethical Demise, 31 J. AM. ACAD. MATRIM. LAW. 481 (2019).

7. Prof. Tracy Pearl’s article Fast and Furious: The Misregulation of Driverless Cars is cited in the following article: Bryan H. Choi, Crashworthy Code, 94 WASH. L. REV. 39 (2019).

8. Prof. Baker’s article Teaching Legal Research in the Books: Necessary or Not? is cited in the following article: Genevieve B. Tung, Collaboration Between Legal Writing Faculty and Law Librarians: Two Surveys, 23 LEGAL WRITING: J. LEGAL WRITING INST. 215 (2019).

9. Prof. Chiappinelli’s article The Moral Basis of State Corporate Law Disclosure is cited in the following article: Reza Dibadj, Disclosure as Delaware’s New Frontier, 70 HASTINGS L.J. 690 (2019).

10. Prof. Beyer’s article Ante-Mortem Probate: A Viable Alternative is cited in the following article: Charles E. Cantú, An Oral History of St. Mary’s University School of Law (1961–2018), 50 ST. MARY’S L.J. 309 (2019).

11. Prof. Rob Sherwin’s article #Have We Really Thought This Through?: Why Granting Trademark Protection to Hashtags is Unnecessary, Duplicative, and Downright Dangerous is cited in the following article: Dr. Vicki T. Huang, Empirical Analysis of Australian Trademark Infringement Decisions: Implications for the U.S. Trademark Use Debate, 35 SANTA CLARA HIGH TECH. L.J. 1 (2019).

12. Prof. Murphy’s article Abandon Chevron and Modernize Stare Decisis for the Administrative State is cited in the following article: Kit Johnson, Pereira v. Sessions: A Jurisdictional Surprise for Immigration Courts, 50 COLUM. HUM. RTS. L. REV. 1 (2019).

13. Prof. Metze’s article Death and Texas: The Unevolved Model of Decency is cited in the following article: Andrew Ingram, Pinkerton Short-Circuits the Model Penal Code, 64 VILL. L. REV. 71 (2019).

14. Prof. Christopher’s article Whack-A-Mole: Why Prosecuting Digital Currency Exchanges Won’t Stop Online Money Laundering is cited in the following article: Jason Clark & Margaret Ryznar, Improving Bitcoin Tax Compliance, 2019 U. ILL. L. REV. ONLINE 70 (2019).

15. Prof. Beyer’s unpublished manuscript entitled Controlling Body Disposition: The Law and the Macabre is cited in the following article: Meredith M. Havekost, The Waiting Game: How States Can Solve the Organ-Donation Crisis, 72 VAND. L. REV. 691 (2019).

16. Prof. Chiappinelli’s article The Moral Basis of State Corporate Law Disclosure is cited in the following article: Reza Dibadj, Disclosure as Delaware’s New Frontier, 70 HASTINGS L.J. 689 (2019).

17. Prof. Murphy’s article Abandon Chevron and Modernize Stare Decisis for the Administrative State is cited in the following article: Heather Elliott, Gorsuch v. the Administrative State, 70 ALA. L. REV. 703 (2019).

18. Prof. Murphy’s article Abandon Chevron and Modernize Stare Decisis for the Administrative State is cited in the following article: Kristin E. Hickman, To Repudiate or Merely Curtail? Justice Gorsuch and Chevron Deference, 70 ALA. L. REV. 733 (2019).

19. Prof. Rosen’s article Targeting Enemy Forces in the War on Terror: Preserving Civilian Immunity is cited in the following article; Raphael Bitton, Rethinking The Law and Ethics of Undercover Warfare, 2 CARDOZO J. INT’L & COMP. L. 593 (2019).

News

1. On April 1st, at the request of state Rep. Dustin Burrows (Tech Law Class of ’04), Professor Rob Sherwin testified before the Texas House Judiciary Committee about changes to the controversial Texas Citizens Participation Act—Texas’s “anti-SLAPP” law.

2. On April 12th, Professor Gerry W. Beyer traveled to McKinney, Texas and the Collin County Courthouse where he was invited to speak for the Estate Planning/Probate Section of the Collin County Bar Association. His presentation and accompanying article were entitled Morals from the Courthouse: A Study of Recent Texas Cases Impacting the Wills, Probate, and Trust Practice.

3. Professor Brie Sherwin was named “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. In addition to teaching Legal Practice at Tech Law, Prof. Sherwin is an Adjunct Professor of Public Health teaching Environmental Health Sciences every spring at the medical school.

4. On April 15th, Professor Tracy Pearl was the featured guest on the podcast Robotics Through Science Fiction, hosted by Professor Robin Murphy. Listen here.

5. On April 17th, Professor Alex Pearl presented his paper Redsk*ns: The Property Right to Racism to the 2019 meeting of the Pop Culture Association in Washington, DC.

6. On April 17th, Professor Eric Chiappinelli was honored for his outstanding achievements and contributions with a President’s Excellence in Teaching Award at the Texas Tech University Faculty Honors Convocation.

7. On April 17th, Professor Brie Sherwin was presented with TTU’s Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Award for professors who exemplify teaching or research excellence throughout the year.

8. On April 17th, Professor Brian Shannon was honored for excellence in research and scholarship with the Texas Tech Parents Association’s Barnie E. Rushing, Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award at the Texas Tech University Faculty Honors Convocation.

9. On April 19th, Professor Tracy Pearl presented her paper Hands on the Wheel: A Call for Greater Regulation of Semi-Autonomous Cars to the 2019 meeting of the Pop Culture Association in Washington, DC.

10. Professor Tracy Pearl was awarded a 2019 President’s Excellence in Research Professorship. This professorship lasts for a term of three years.

11. Professor Tracy Pearl was also elected to Texas Tech’s Faculty Grievance Panel. Her inaugural term begins in September.

12. Professor Brie Sherwin was asked to serve as a co-PI for an EPA funded-project titled: Addressing Environmental Concerns in Vieques, Puerto Rico through Community Participatory Research. The project will examine contaminant exposure for the Vieques community in Puerto Rico. Vieques is an island used by the US Navy for target practice for decades and is being returned to the original owners.

13. On April 23rd, Professor Gerry W. Beyer was the guest speaker at the April meeting of the Probate, Trusts, and Estates Section of the Dallas Bar Association. He discussed recent judicial developments relating to the Texas law of intestacy, wills, estate administration, trusts, and other estate planning matters. Prof. Beyer’s article, Morals from the Courthouse: A Study of Recent Texas Cases Impacting the Wills, Probate, and Trusts Practice, accompanied his presentation.

14. On April 26th, Professor Gerry W. Beyer was an invited speaker at the 38th Annual Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium. To a gathering of over 500 attorneys, CPAs, and other estate planning professionals, Prof. Beyer presented his paper entitled State Law Pitfalls: Don’t Step in It When Your Clients Step Across State Lines.

15. On April 26th, Dean Victoria Sutton gave a presentation entitled Asynchronous and Hybrid E-learning in Legal Education: A Comparative Study to the Online Learning Conference at the Syracuse University College of Law.

16. On April 26th, Professor Wendy Ross addressed Texas Tech’s 35th Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women in Academia

March 2019 New Books

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In March 2019, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

CONTRACTS

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

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Paul H. Robinson and Tyler Scot Williams, Mapping American Criminal Law: Variations Across the 50 States (2018).

CYBER LAW

  1. Jack Caravelli and Nigel Jones, Cyber Security: Threats and Responses for Government and Business (2019).

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

  1. Celine Tan and Julio Faundez, eds., Natural Resources and Sustainable Development: International Economic Law Perspectives (2017).

INDIAN AND ABORIGINAL LAW

  1. Leilani Sabzalian, Indigenous Children’s Survivance in Public Schools (2019).

INFORMATION PRIVACY

  1. Radim Polcak and Dan Jerker B. Svantesson, Information Sovereignty: Data Privacy, Sovereign Powers and the Rule of Law (2017).

INSURANCE LAW

  1. Michael Menapace, et. al., eds., The Handbook on Additional Insureds (2018).

INTERNATIONAL LAW

  1. Young Sok Kim, The Law of the International Criminal Court (2019).

LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING

  1. Marta Mestrovic Deyrup, Librarian’s Guide to Writing for Professional Publication (2019).
  2. Joel P. Trachtman, The Tools of Argument: How the Best Lawyers Think, Argue, and Win (2013).

LEGAL HISTORY

  1. Richard H. Underwood, Gaslight Lawyers: Criminal Trials & Exploits in Gilded Age New York (2017).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

  1. William H. Manz, ed., Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015: A Legislative History of Public Law No. 114-125 (2017).

LIBRARIES

  1. Jessica Zellers, Tina M. Adams, and Katherine Hill, The ABCs of ERM: Demystifying Electronic Resource Management for Public and Academic Librarians (2018).
  2. Frances C. Wilkinson, Linda K. Lewis, and Rebecca L. Lubas, The Complete Guide to Acquisitions Management (2015).
  3. Carmen Cowick, Crash Course in Disaster Preparedness (2018).
  4. Emy Nelson Decker and Seth M. Porter, Engaging Design: Creating Libraries for Modern Users (2018).

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

  1. Bruce R. Hopkins, The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations (2019).

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.

March 2019 Law Faculty Publications & News

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

Articles

1. Arnold H. Loewy, Why Capital Punishment Should Be Abolished, 51 TEX. TECH L. REV. 31 (2018).

2. Gerry W. Beyer, The Consequences of Cashing-In on Death, JOTWELL (March 27, 2019) (reviewing David Horton, Borrowing in the Shadow of Death: Another Look at Probate Lending, 59 WM. & MARY L. REV. 2447 (2018)), https://trustest.jotwell.com/the-consequences-of-cashing-in-on-death/.

3. Brie D. Sherwin, The Upside Down: A New Reality for Science at the EPA and Its Impact on Environmental Justice, 27 N.Y.U. ENVTL. L.J. 57 (2019).

4. Gerry W. Beyer & Brooke Dacus, Estate Planning for Mary Jane and Other Marijuana Users, PROB. & PROP., Mar./Apr. 2019, at 17.

5. Dustin B. Benham, E-Discovery: Direct Access of Electronic Devices After in Re Marion Shipman, 82 TEX. B.J. 168 (2019).

6. Gerry W. Beyer, Keeping Current—Probate, PROB. & PROP., Mar./Apr. 2019, at 22.

7. Alyson M. Drake, On Embracing the Research Conference, 111 LAW LAW LIBR. J. 7 (2019).

8. Bryan T. Camp, Lesson From The Tax Court: No Human Review Needed For Automated Penalties?, TAXPROF BLOG (March 4, 2019), https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2019/03/lesson-from-the-tax-court-no-human-review-needed-for-automated-penalties.html.

Op-Ed

1. Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s debatable: Can the president ignore an order from the U.S. Supreme Court?, LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-J. (March 3, 2019 at 1:01 a.m.), https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20190303/its-debatable-can-president-ignore-order-from-us-supreme-court.

2. Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s debatable: Does president’s conduct rise to impeachable level of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors?’, LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-J. (March 22, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.), https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20190322/its-debatable-does-presidents-conduct-rise-to-impeachable-level-of-high-crimes-and-misdemeanors.

Citations

1. Prof. Alex Pearl’s article How to be an Authentic Indian is cited in the following article: Jason Zenor, Tribal (De)termination? Commercial Speech, Native American Imagery and Cultural Sovereignty, 48 SW. L. REV. 81 (2019).

2. Prof. Casto’s book THE SUPREME COURT IN THE EARLY REPUBLIC: THE CHIEF JUSTICESHIPS OF JOHN JAY AND OLIVER ELLSWORTH is cited in the following article: Jud Campbell, The Invention of First Amendment Federalism, 97 TEX. L. REV. 517 (2019).

3. Prof. Robert Sherwin’s article Evidence? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Evidence!: How Ambiguity in Some States’ Anti-SLAPP Laws Threatens to De-Fang a Popular and Powerful Weapon Against Frivolous Litigation is cited in the following article: Clay Calvert et al., Defamation Per Se and Transgender Status: When Macro-Level Value Judgments About Equality Trump Micro-Level Reputational Injury, 85 TENN. L. REV. 1029 (2018).

4. Prof. Robert Sherwin’s article Ambiguity in Anti-SLAPP Law and Frivolous Litigation is cited in the following article: George Wyeth et al., The Impact of Citizen Environmental Science in the United States, 49 ELR 10237 (2019).

5. Prof. Soonpaa’s article Stress in Law Students: A Comparative Study of First-Year, Second-Year, and Third-Year Students is cited in the following article: Rebecca Flanagan, Better by Design: Implementing Meaningful Change for the Next Generation of Law Students, 71 ME. L. REV. 103 (2018).

6. Prof. Camp’s article Theory and Practice in Tax Administration is cited in the following article: Michael Hatfield, Cybersecurity and Tax Reform, 93 IND. L.J. 1161 (2018).

7. Prof. Christopher’s article Whack-A-Mole: Why Prosecuting Digital Currency Exchanges Won’t Stop Online Money Laundering is cited in the following article: Margaret Ryznar, The Future of Bitcoin Futures, 56 HOUS. L. REV. 539 (2019).

8. 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: Margaret Ryznar, The Future of Bitcoin Futures, 56 HOUS. L. REV. 539 (2019).

9. Prof. Ramirez’s article Iraq War: Anticipatory Self-Defense or Unlawful Unilateralism is cited in the following article: Nancy Amoury Combs, Unequal Enforcement of the Law: Targeting Aggressors for Mass Atrocity Prosecutions, 61 ARIZ. L. REV. 155 (2019).

10. Prof. Tracy Pearl’s article Crowd Crush: How the Law Leaves American Crowds Unprotected is cited in the following article: Joseph Mendoza, Controlled Chaos: A Proposal for an International Code of Conduct in the Live Concert Context, 25 SW. J. INT’L L. 180 (2019).

11. Prof. Beyer’s TEACHING MATERIALS ON ESTATE PLANNING is cited in the following article: William A. Drennan, Contracts of the Dead: When Should They Haunt the Living?, 49 N.M.L. REV. 1 (2019).

12. Prof. Rosen’s article Funding “Non-Traditional” Military Operations: The Alluring Myth of a Presidential Power of the Purse is cited in the following article: Zachary J. Broughton, Constitutional Law-I Beg Your Pardon: Ex Parte Garland Overruled; the Presidential Pardon Is No Longer Unlimited, 41 W. NEW ENG. L. REV. 183 (2019).

13. Prof. Casto’s article There Were Great Men Before Agamemnon is cited in the following article: Khagesh Gautam, The Use of International Law in Constitutional Interpretation in the Supreme Court of India, 55 STAN. J. INT’L L. 27 (2019).

14. Prof. Casto’s article “Dear Sister Antillico …”: The Story of Kirksey v. Kirksey is cited in the following article: Charles Calleros & Val Ricks, Kirksey v. Kirksey, 45 FLA. ST. U.L. REV. 965 (2018).

Quotes

1. Prof. Cochran is quoted throughout the following article: Matt Schmitto, Texas Bet ‘Em: Students, Locals Active in the Black Market as Legislature Folds Hand, ROTOGRINDERS (March 5, 2019), https://rotogrinders.com/sports-betting/texas-illegal-sports-betting-black-market-lubbock.

2. Prof. Metze is quoted in the following article: Caitlin Randle, Law professors discuss what to expect if officer’s shooting case goes to trial, MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM, (March 7, 2019), https://www.mrt.com/news/article/Law-professors-discuss-what-to-expect-if-13669344.php.

3. Prof. Camp is quoted in the following article: Laura Saunders, An Answer to a SALT-y Tax Problem You Didn’t Know You Had, WALL ST. J. (March 22, 2019), https://www.wsj.com/articles/an-answer-to-a-salt-y-tax-problem-you-didnt-know-you-had-11553247005.

News

1. On March 1st, Professor Gerry W. Beyer was the leadoff speaker at the 11th Annual Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal CLE & Expo held at the Texas Tech University School of Law. His presentation included a discussion of judicial developments relating to the Texas law of intestacy, wills, estate administration, trusts, and other estate planning matters.

2. On March 16th, Professor Victoria Sutton gave a presentation entitled Indigenous Science –Why We Need It at the AISES Leadership Conference in Cherokee, North Carolina. The American Indian Science and Engineering Society is a non-profit professional association with the goal of substantially increasing American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, First Nation, and other indigenous peoples of North America representation in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math, and related disciplines.

3. Professor Alyson Drake is featured this month on the American Association of Law Libraries’ Member Profile. Interview available here: https://www.aallnet.org/member-profile/alyson-drake/.

4. Professor Rishi Batra was selected as an Integrated Scholar for 2019, one of only six faculty members from across Texas Tech University to be so recognized. The Integrated Scholars program identifies faculty who dedicate themselves to a course of lifelong learning and advance Texas Tech’s role in educating, serving, and inspiring others to do the same.

5. On March 22nd, Professor Baker was the featured speaker at the Northern California Association of Law Libraries’ Spring Institute in San Francisco, California. She spoke about the ethical use of artificial intelligence in legal information structures.

6. On March 22nd, Professor Victoria Sutton presented at the Southeastern Indian Studies Conference at UNC-Pembroke. Her talk was entitled Paper Genocide of Indians in North Carolina.

7. On March 26th, Professor Jamie Baker was a panelist representing academic law libraries in a national webinar sponsored by the American Association of Law Libraries. She discussed artificial intelligence and machine learning in legal research.

8. On March 28th, Professor Gerry W. Beyer was an invited speaker at the Spring Judicial Education Session sponsored by the Texas Association of Counties in Lubbock. To an audience of over 100 county court judges, Prof. Beyer presented his paper entitled Alternatives to Regular Probate.

9. On March 29th, Professor Tracy Pearl presented at the Texas Tech Law Review’s 13th Annual Criminal Law Symposium. Topics covered included police interrogation practices, coerced confessions, and the 5th Amendment.

10. On March 30th, Professor Victoria Sutton gave a presentation entitled Designer Babies and National Security at Stanford Law’s annual “Biolawlapalooza” Conference.

SCOTUS Online Tools: CQ Supreme Court Collection

This is the fourth in a four part series highlighting Supreme Court online tools.  Each segment of this series will introduce a different online tool relating to the Supreme Court.

The fourth tool that will be highlighted is CQ Supreme Court Collection.  This tool is a website that monitors, records, and keeps track of recent Supreme Court cases, the Supreme Court Justices, and current news regarding the Supreme Court. This tool can be conveniently accessed here.

Below is what the homepage looks like.

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The “Cases” feature allows you to browse cases by Justice, case name, date range, or even by key words within a case.

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The “Justices” tab allows you to search Justices based on their name, term, or opinions they authored.

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The “Analyze Data” tool allows users to compare and analyze Justice Roles, Opinion Alignment, Opinion Writing, and Voting Bloc Analysis.

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Finally, “The Court Explained” breaks down key aspects of the Supreme Court’s role and the Constitution.

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Check out CQ Supreme Court Collection to explore some fun features that will assist in learning more and staying up-to-date about current Supreme Court cases.

February 2019 New Resources

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In February 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

GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions – A new database available from HeinOnline.  Contains reports on audits, surveys, investigations, and evaluations of federal programs conducted by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO). All published reports, testimonies, correspondence, and special publications are included (documents that are restricted or classified are not). GAO Comptroller General Decisions contain decisions and opinions issued by the Comptroller General in areas of federal law such as appropriations, bid protests, and federal agency rulemaking.

New Books

COMPARATIVE AND FOREIGN LAW

  1. Gary Slapper and David Kelly, The English Legal System (2014).
  2. P.S.R.F. Mathijsen, A Guide to European Union Law: As Amended by the Treaty of Lisbon (2010).
  3. Lorna Woods and Philippa Watson, Steiner & Woods EU Law (2012).

CYBER LAW

  1. Catherine D. Marcum, Cyber Crime (2019).

DOMESTIC RELATIONS

  1. Brett R. Turner, Equitable Distribution of Property (2019).
  2. Diane L. Redleaf, They Took the Kids Last Night: How the Child Protection System Puts Families at Risk (2018).

EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE

  1. Meera E. Deo, Unequal Profession: Race and Gender in Legal Academia (2019).
  2. Wendi S. Lazar, executive ed. ; Terese M. Connolly and Gregory S. Chiarello eds., Zero Tolerance: Best Practices for Combating Sex-Based Harassment in the Legal Profession (2018).

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

  1. Mark A. Ryan, ed., The Clean Water Act Handbook (2018).
  2. Harry Verhoeven, ed., Environmental Politics in the Middle East: Local Struggles, Global Connections (2018).
  3. Shelley Ross Saxer and Jonathan Rosenbloom, Social-Ecological Resilience and Sustainability (2018).

IMMIGRATION LAW

  1. ILRC Staff Attorneys, Essentials of Asylum Law (2018).

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

  1. Irene Calboli and Martin Senftleben, eds., The Protection of Non-Traditional Trademarks: Critical Perspectives (2018).

LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING

  1. Jill Barton and Rachel H. Smith, The Handbook for the New Legal Writer (2019).

LEGAL EDUCATION

  1. Helen Sword, Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write (2017).
  2. Gary R. Morrison, Designing Effective Instruction (2013).
  3. Christine Harrington and Todd Zakrajsek, Dynamic Lecturing: Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Lecture Effectiveness (2017).
  4. Robert F. Mager, Preparing Instructional Objectives: A Critical Tool in the Development of Effective Instruction (2012).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Faith Pincus, Being Heard: Presentation Skills for Attorneys (2018).
  2. Jeremy W. Richter, Building a Better Law Practice: Become a Better Lawyer in Five Minutes a Day (2018).
  3. Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell, The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together (2018).
  4. Ida O. Abbott, The Lawyer’s Guide to Mentoring (2018).
  5. Andy Clark, Lawyer Wellness is Not an Oxymoron: Why Tomorrow’s Top Lawyers Must Embrace Wellness Today and What You Need to do to be One of Them (2013).
  6. Larry Port and Dave Maxfield, The Lean Law Firm: Run Your Firm Like the World’s Most Efficient and Profitable Businesses (2018).
  7. Lee Holcomb, Lifestyle Lawyer: The Female Attorney’s Guide to Designing a Law Career You Love (2018).

PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

  1. Katerina P. Lewinbuk, Connecting Ethics and Practice: A Lawyer’s Guide to Professional Responsibility (2019).

SMALL BUSINESS LAW

  1. Jean L. Batman, Advising the Small Business: Forms and Advice for the Legal Practitioner (2018).

TRIAL PRACTICE

  1. David Berg, The Trial Lawyer: What it Takes to Win (2018).

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.