The Law Library has been an integral part of the Law School since 1967. This particular picture from before the Law Library is opened, is of law librarian U.V. Jones showing Dean Richard B. Amandes some of the new books that are going to be added to the collection.
Even today, the Law Library continues to be a valuable resource helping our faculty, students, practitioners and public patrons with the help of our vast collection of legal resources and of course, our librarians!
(original post from Texas Tech tumblr page http://longlivethematadors.tumblr.com/post/131950176873/new-law-library)
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)
In May 2014, the NYTimes wrote about the Supreme Court continuing to edit opinions after release. Earlier this month, an NYTimes article noted that SCOTUS is now disclosing after-the-fact changes to its opinions.
The move on editing is a major development. Though changes in the court’s opinions after they are issued are common, the court has only very seldom acknowledged them. Many of the changes fix spelling or factual errors. Others are more substantial, amending or withdrawing legal conclusions.
Starting this term, a court statement said, “post-release edits to slip opinions on the court’s website will be highlighted and the date they occur will be noted.” The court’s website includes sample opinions to show how all of this will work. “The location of a revision will be highlighted in the opinion,” the statement said. “When a cursor is placed over a highlighted section, a dialogue box will open to show both old and new text.”
And in other wonderful news, SCOTUS is also addressing the problem of link rot in opinions.
The Court said it would also address what it called “the problem of ‘link rot,’ where Internet material cited in court opinions may change or cease to exist.” The Court will now collect and post the materials it links to on a dedicated page on its site.
Starting Thursday, October 15th from 11am to 2pm come by the Creative Commons on the 1st floor east side of the Law Library and fix yourself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
There will be peanut butter, sunflower seed butter, Fluff, Nutella, jelly and other fixings for sandwiches. Fix a sandwich on your way to class or take some time to learn about Law Library products, services, and programs.
This will be an ongoing series during the fall semester. The dates for the programs are:
If you have any questions please let me know.