April 2017 – New Books List

In April 2017, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

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  1. Zoltan Balazsan, The Principle of the Separation of Powers: a Defense (2016).
  2. Gary Lawson, “A Great Power of Attorney”: Understanding the Fiduciary Constitution (2017).


  1. James Forman, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America (2017).


  1. Kevin F. Steinmetz, Hacked: A Radical Approach to Hacker Culture and Crime (2016).
  2. Daniel B. Garrie, Law Firm Cybersecurity (2017).


  1. Albert I. Telsey, The ABCs of Environmental Regulation (2016).


  1. Randy Bobbitt, Free Speech on America’s K-12 and College Campuses: Legal Cases from Barnette to Blaine, (2017).


  1. Daniel Sledge, Health Divided: Public Health and Individual Medicine in the Making of the Modern American State (2017).


  1. Stephen A. Simon, The U.S. Supreme Court and the Domestic Force of International Human Rights Law (2016).


  1. David E. Wilkins, Dismembered: Native Disenrollment and the Battle for Human Rights (2017).


  1. Thomas Alan Lund, The Creation of the Common Law: The Medieval “Year Books” Deciphered (2015).
  2. John Eaton, Finding English Law: Quick Access to Key Titles (2017).


  1. Elizabeth Fajans, Scholarly Writing for Law Students: Seminar Papers, Law Review Notes and Law Review Competition Papers (2017).


  1. Brian Tierney, Liberty and Law: The Idea of Permissive Natural Law, 1100-1800 (2014).


  1. Heidi K. Gardner, Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos (2016).
  2. Stephen R. Covey, First Things First: To Live, to Love, to Learn, to Leave a Legacy (1994)(2003 ed.).
  3. Jonathan McDowell, From Law School to Lawyer: Tools, Procedures, and Steps to Grow Your Practice (2015).


  1. Jessie Daniels, Being a Scholar in the Digital Era: Transforming Scholarly Practice for the Public Good (2016).
  2. Andy Tattersall, Altmetrics: a practical guide for librarians, researchers and academics (2016).


  1. Michael N. Schmitt (ed.), Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations (2017).


  1. Bob Ward, The Most Interesting Mock Trial Case Files in the World (2016).
  2. Glenn C. Altschuler, Ten Great American Trials: Lessons in Advocacy (2016).


  1. William H.F. Altman, The Guardians on Trial: The Reading Order of Plato’s Dialogues from Euthyphro to Phaedo (2016).
  2. Frank Anechiarico, Legal but Corrupt: A New Perspective on Public Ethics (2017).
  3. Amos N. Guiora, The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust (2017).

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.

Who is the “Notorious RBG”?

Who is the “Notorious RBG”???  While cataloging books for the Law Library’s collection, I noticed several books on Ruth Bader Ginsburg coming through.  Most were serious but one caught my eye as being a humorous homage and I wondered why this fascination with RBG?  I started looking and found a profusion of books, websites, and merchandise on Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Here is a quick look at some of what I found.

notorious-rbgThe book that I noticed, Notorious RBG the life and times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by Irin Carmon, and Shana Knizhnik.  Carmon, a reporter with MSNBC and Knizhnik, a lawyer and blogger have created a homage to feminist hero, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It provides a look her life and work as well as providing a glimpse of her personality.

Other recent biographies, include; In My Own Worlds, a collection of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s speeches and writings.  This book provides a serious look at how she sees the world through her own words.  Writings include items from when she was 8 years old and throughout her life. my-own-words-9781501145261_lg

51xeakvhol-_sy445_ql70_Another recent book, The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, edited by Scott Dodson, offers a diverse perspective on Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her influence on the world by prominent court watchers and leading scholars.

Some of the more humorous surprises I found about Ruth Bader Ginsburg online were the blogs, coloring books, and merchandise featuring her. 51w0zsvtt6l

There are at least two coloring books, one by Tom O’Leary, The Ruth Bader Ginsburg Coloring Book, which is for sale online and at various bookstores.

A free Ruth Bader Ginsburg coloring book can be found at the She-Knows blog. These coloring pages can be printed and colored by RBG fans.

Shana Knizhnik created a Tumblr tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “Notorious R.B.G.” which allows people to post their tributes to RBG including pictures of people dressed up as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, wearing RBG merchandise, as well as books and comments about her.

rbg-bobble-headGreenbag has produced a bobblehead figure of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which is very difficult to find if not impossible.  The bobblehead is given away by Greenbag to their subscribers. According to Greenbag, “If you want to buy one, your best bets are those charity auctions and eBay.”

Surprisingly enough, I also found an article online from ABC News, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Birthday:  10 Gifts to Get the ‘Notorious’ Supreme Court Justice.  The article lists ten items that Justice Ginsburg might want for her birthday.  The list contained items like opera tickets, jabots, and the Lego set of the Women Supreme Court Justices (if only it existed)!

I have really enjoyed looking at and reading about Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  In the process I have learned that RBG is an impressive woman who is passionate about her beliefs, works hard and plays hard, and is a true feminist icon!!! lego-supreme-court-women

New Book – Lawyer, Activist, Judge: Fighting for Civil and Voting Rights in Mississippi and Illinois

lawyer activist judge Lawyer, Activist, Judge: Fighting for Civil and Voting Rights in Mississippi and Illinois by The Hon. Martha A. Mills (Ret.) is the autobiography of Martha Mills, an attorney in the turbulent 1960’s era who spent time working to further justice in Mississippi and Illinois for those that were not treated equally under the law.

In the forward to this new book, Justice Michael B. Hyman notes, “In 1967, Martha Mills left the sedate offices of a Wall Street law firm, where she made history as its first woman attorney, and joined the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.  She was sent to Mississippi and made history again by confronting the injustices of racism in hundreds of cases involving civil and voting rights, social and economic rights, and constitutional rights.  In these pages, she shares her compelling and fascinating story of those years and the years that followed in Cairo, Illinois.”

Check this new book out at the Texas Tech Law Library’s Collaborative Commons’ “New Book Display” (KF373 .M5318 A3 2015)