February 2019 New Resources

2019 Feb new books

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.

January 2019 New Books

2019 Jan new books

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

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Victoria Sutton, The Court Martial of Apache Kid Based on the Original Transcript (2018).
  2. James Nesci, How to Beat a DUI (2008).

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

  1. Robert Henson, The Thinking Person’s Guide to Climate Change (2014).

HEALTH LAW AND POLICY

  1. David A. Schwartz, Julienne Ngoundoung Anoko, and Sharon A. Abramowitz, eds., Pregnant in the Time of Ebola: Women and Their Children in the 2013-2015 West African Epidemic (2019).

INTERNATIONAL LAW

  1. Mascha Fedorova and Willen-Jan van der Wolf, eds., The United Nations and the Protection of the Rights of Women (2005).

LEGAL EDUCATION

  1. Brandon K. West, Kimberly D. Hoffman, and Michelle Costello, eds., Creative Instructional Design: Practical Application for Librarians (2017).
  2. Sean Cordes, Instruction Design Essentials: A Practical Guide for Librarians (2018).
  3. Kevin Michael Klipfel and Dani Brecher Cook, Learner-Centered Pedagogy: Principles and Practice (2017).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Deborah Calloway, Becoming a Joyful Lawyer: Contemplative Training in Non-Distraction, Empathy, and Emotional Wisdom (2012).
  2. Martin E.P. Seligman, Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being (2013).
  3. Brene Brown, I Thought it was Just Me (but it isn’t): Making the Journey from “What will people think?” to “I am enough.” (2008).
  4. Melody Beattie, The New Codependency: Help and Guidance for Today’s Generation (2010).
  5. Brene Brown, Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, (2017).

TORTS

  1. Michael Neff, Premises Liability: A Guide to Success (2017).

TRIAL PRACTICE

  1. David R. Bossart, et.al., Winning Case Preparation: Understanding Jury Bias (2018).

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.

 

 

December 2018 New Resources

2018 dec new book

In December 2018, 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

Foreign  International Law Resources Database (Part VII:  International Human Rights Law Institute) – Contained within HeinOnline, the International Human Rights Law Institute is the newest section of this vast database focusing on foreign and international legal material.  Part VII contains publications from the International Human Rights Law Institute. Topics within this section include information on sex trafficking, Middle East legal issues, and international extradition among others.

New Books

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Joseph F. Hoelscher, Texas Drunk Driving Law (2017).

HEALTH AND MENTAL WELLBEING

  1. Christopher M. Norris, The Complete Guide to Stretching (2015).

LEGISLATION

  1. Shambie Singer, Statutes and Statutory Construction (2018).

TRIAL PRACTICE

  1. Judge Robert R. Barton, Fundamentals of Texas Trial Practice: Civil and Criminal (2018).

All these 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 stop by the Circulation Desk.

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

Law Library Room Reservation Instructions

To reserve a room in the Law Library, go to the Law Library’s Room Reservations page and click “Book Now.”

Select the room and time you wish to reserve:

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Note the system automatically defaults to today’s date and the current time. Areas in green are available and those in red are unavailable. Once a room and start time are selected, the system automatically selects a one-hour reservation:

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The reservation can be shortened or extended by using the drop down menu at the bottom of the page. The reservation may be deleted by selecting the trash icon. The maximum amount of time per reservation is 2 hours and the minimum is 30 minutes.

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Rooms may be reserved for up to 4 hours per day. If you wish to reserve a room for 4 hours, you must make two 2-hour reservations. These bookings may be consecutive, or they may be split up, for instance one reservation in the morning and one in the evening.

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Once the booking is correct, select the “Submit Times” button.

A recap screen will appear. Please review the booking for accuracy. If you wish to make changes, the “Change” link may be selected and the reservation may be edited.

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Please review the terms and conditions for the room selected, and select the “Continue” button.

To complete the booking, please fill in your full name, your TTU address, and a name for your study group. After you verify that you are a member of the Law School, select the “Submit my Booking” button.

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A final confirmation page will appear.  A confirmation email will also be sent to you.

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The confirmation email contains a link to cancel the booking, if needed.

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If you are done with the room before your reservation has expired, please stop by the Reference & Information Desk to inform a staff member.

 

Reserve a Study Room Online!

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The Law Library is happy to announce that the Law School Community may now book rooms online.  You no longer need to come to the Reference & Information Desk to check on room availability or to book a room!

To book a room online:

  • Go to the Law School’s homepage and select “Library” from the dropdown menu.
  • Click on “Law Library Home.”
  • On the Law Library’s homepage, you can find “Room Reservation” links in the following locations:
    • Under the “Patron Services” tab
    • In “Quick Links” near the bottom of the page
  • The “Room Reservation” link will open the “Law Library Room Reservations” page. On the page are instructions and guidelines for reserving a room.
  • To book a room, read the instructions and guidelines and click “Book Now” to proceed to the room reservation calendar.

Step-by-step instructions are located here.

When reserving a room, please keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • Rooms are only available to Law Students, Law Faculty and Law Staff.
  • Rooms are available for booking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Each study room booking defaults to a maximum 2-hour reservation.
  • Law Students may reserve two 2-hour blocks per day for a total of 4-hours maximum for study rooms per day.
  • The 2-hour reservations may be consecutive, or may be split.
  • The same study group should not book the same room for more than 4 hours a day.
  • You are expected to use the room while you have it reserved, please do not leave the room empty for an extended period of time.
  • If you are finished with a study room before your reservation has expired, please stop by the Reference & Information Desk and inform the staff so they can adjust the reservation.

Library Write-In: Saturday, October 27, 2018

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Every fall, Professors Baker and Drake host a write-in in the law library’s Collaborative Commons to help students with their scholarly research and writing endeavors.  This fall, the write-in is being held on Saturday, October 27th from 9:00am to 2:00pm, and Dean Nowlin is scheduled to attend.

At the write-in, we’ll provide breakfast and lunch.  Dean Nowlin, Professor Baker, and Professor Drake will be on hand to help with any part of the research and writing process from paper organization and research help to editing and Bluebooking.  We’re there all day to help with whatever you need, and the collective energy in the room will help you make progress on your papers and/or comments.  Previous years’ attendees have reported that having a day dedicated to writing really helped them focus on their paper and make major strides on their drafts.

To attend, RSVP to Professor Drake at alyson.drake@ttu.edu and tell her you’d like to attend.  (As an added bonus, this will help us know how much food to order!)  We hope to see you there.

Please note: you do not have to stay for the entire event.  Pop in and out as you need to, or stay for the whole time.