April 2020 New Resources

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In April 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

As the semester comes to a close it is time to start preparing for finals. Remember that the law library has several publisher’s study aids available for you. The easiest way to access these study aids is to go to the law library’s Remote Services Guide and follow the instructions.

The law library has just added temporary access to study aids from Lexis Nexis Digial Library. This guide will provide all the information you need to access this new resource.

New Books

This month there are no new books to announce. We were not able to catalog or add new books since staff is working from home.

If you have any book or circulation questions, 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.

Fun Sites for Stress Relief

It has been an interesting experience working from home, with many advantages as well as challenges. One of the biggest challenge is both letting work go and staying focused. There are times when I get so involved in what I’m doing that I forget to “leave work.” My family has to remind me to “come home!” Other times it’s a challenge to stay focused.

One way to find balance is to build in structured breaks. Just like in the workplace you need to take a break from what you are doing to stay productive. The law library has provided a wide selection of ways to take fun breaks from your work and studies on the “De-stressing Activities” page of our Remote Access to Library Services LibGuide.

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Here are a few of my favorite activities.

I enjoy playing Mahjong and like the Mahjongg Solitaire game from USA Today games site. The USA Today site has a huge variety of games that are quick and fun. I highly recommend this site for online games to play. 247 games If you happen to like Mahjong, another good site is 247 Games. This site has a large variety of games to play including Mahjong and Solitaire. This site is a fun place to find de-stressing games.

The De-stressing Libguide also includes a variety of de-stressing tips and strategies including the Texas Tech University School of Law Mental Wellness Toolkit. There are also a variety of online workout routines! You can stay in shape and improve your mental well-being. If music helps you relax, there are a wide-variety of links to music, especially classical music. Another idea is looking for your favorite radio station online! Many radio stations have streaming music available online and it’s easy to click and listen to your favorite songs.

Something else to check out are the virtual cultural tours. The art museums are wonderful to visit. I also enjoyed the National Park Tours. This site provides 360⁰ views of various national parks. This helps you get outdoors in the wilderness virtually when you are stuck inside. monterey bay I enjoy watching various animal cams including the Monterey Bay Aquarium web cams and the webcams from the San Diego Zoo.

It is still possible to go outside for a walk in the real world and enjoy a great live break from studying or working. However, if you get tired of the view from your neighborhood you can always go outside with other people and take a walk with them and see their neighborhood. You can watch people who have posted videos of themselves walking around in other locations. The “Let’s Go for a Stroll Outside” site has collected some of these videos for easy viewing.

When you feel like you are going stir-crazy, watch other places with webcams. One fun site is the EarthCam site. EarthCam lets you watch webcams from all over the world. You can watch the beach at Fort Lauderdale, Florida or Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia and everywhere in between!

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There are all kinds of online fun things to do to take a quick break from studying and working at home, these are just a few suggestions. Please email me your favorite links to fun breaks and I’ll follow up this blog post with your favorite suggestions.

January 2020 New Resources

In January 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

reSearch TX

re:Search TX – A new database which allows users to search all 254 Texas counties for efiled cases and documents. Provides immediate access to every efiled case and document filed anywhere in Texas since 2016. Users can track cases and get case alerts.

 

New Books

2020 Jan new books

ADMIRALTY

  1. Irus Braverman and Elizabeth R. Johnson, eds., Blue Legalities: The Life and Laws of the Sea (2020).

COMMERCIAL LAW

  1. Brian M. Malsberger, Trade Secrets: A State-by-State Survey (2019).

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, GENERALLY

  1. Paul W. Kahn, Origins of Order: Project and System in the American Legal Imagination (2019).

EVIDENCE

  1. Texas Family Law Foundation, Predicates Manual 4.0 (2019).

HEALTH LAW AND POLICY

  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, When Misfortune Becomes Injustice: Evolving Human Rights Struggles for Health and Social Equality (2020).

LEGAL EDUCATION

  1. Harriet L. Schwartz, Connected Teaching: Relationship, Power, and Mattering in Higher Education (2019).

LEGAL PHILOSOPHY

  1. Richard K. Sherwin, Visualizing Law in the Age of the Digital Baroque: Arabesques and Entanglements (2011).
  2. Anne Wagner and Richard K. Sherman, eds., Law, Culture and Visual Studies (2014).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Will Baggett and Tai M. Brown, The Blueprint for a Successful Career: A Foundation for Developing Young Professionals (2017).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

  1. Jeffrey T. Frederick, Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection: Gain an Edge in Questioning and Selecting Your Jury (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.

August 2019 New Resources

2019 August

In August 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

This month several ProQuest databases received 2019 updates. These updates ensures that each database contains the most current information available. The following databases were updated:

-ProQuest Congressional Publications (updated Congressional Hearings & U.S. Serial

Set)

-Legislative Insight

-Regulatory Insight

Find legislative histories, committee hearings, prints, and reports, bill texts and tracking, and information about members of the House and Senate. Both Insight products provide full legislative or regulatory histories which includes the full text of the public law or regulation, all versions of related bills, law-specific Congressional Record excerpts, committee hearings, reports, and prints. Also included are presidential signing statements, CRS reports, and miscellaneous congressional publications that provide background material to aid in the understanding of issues related to the making of the law and regulations.

Use our Electronic Resources: Databases, Journals, and Sites page to locate links to each database.

New Books

CONTRACTS

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

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

  1. Andrea Kupfer Schneider and Chris Honeyman, eds., Negotiation Essentials for Lawyers (2019).

EVIDENCE

  1. Janet S. Kole, How to Train Your Expert: Making Your Client’s Case (2019).

INDIAN AND ABORIGINAL LAW

  1. Kim TallBear, Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science (2013).

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

  1. Simon Tam, Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court (2019).

LEGAL EDUCATION

  1. Michael Hunter Schwartz, Expert Learning for Law Students (2018).
  2. Jessamyn Neuhaus, Geeky Pedagogy: A Guide for Intellectuals, Introverts, and Nerds Who want to be Effective Teachers (2019).
  3. Tom Sherrington, Rosenshine’s Principles in Action (2019).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Will Baggett with Tai M. Brown, The Blueprint for a Successful Career: A Foundation for Developing Young Professionals (2017).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

  1. Shannon D. Jones and Beverly Murphy, eds., Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries: A Call to Action and Strategies for Success (2019).

MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE

  1. Kate Moore, The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women (2018).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

  1. Brendon Ishikawa and Dana Curtis, Appellate Mediation: A Guidebook for Attorneys and Mediators (2016).
  2. Vincent S. Walkowiak and Oscar Rey Rodriguez, eds., The Attorney-Client Privilege in Civil Litigation: Protecting and Defending Confidentiality (2019).

PROPERTY–PERSONAL AND REAL

  1. Christopher K. Odinet, Foreclosed: Mortgage Servicing and the Hidden Architecture of Homeownership in America (2019).

PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY

  1. Robert D. Morgan, ed., The Sage encyclopedia of criminal psychology (2019).

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.

March 2019 New Books

2017 March

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.

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.

 

 

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.